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Old 01-20-2022, 12:30 AM   #31
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Default Re: [Plot] What would cause a newly FTL-capable Earth to seek out allies among the st

Aggressive territorial carnivores that are intelligent could still trade and sub contract especially if one of the sexes is less aggressive. They just won't take orders from each other so large military actions are very hard and industry and research takes a long time to negotiate deals at arms length.
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Old 01-20-2022, 04:27 AM   #32
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So how'd they get into space?
Perhaps they conquered - or ate - a more peaceful civilisation that made contact with them some time ago.

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"I don't want to kill you, and you don't want to be dead." Seems like that would sum up humanity's attitude in such a setting - they aren't looking for allies to protect themselves, they're looking for allies so they don't have to go xenocide a few civilizations.
"when it all comes down to dust,
I will kill you if I must,
I will help you if I can ...
Have mercy on our uniforms
For man of peace or man of war
The peacock spreads his fan"?
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Old 01-20-2022, 10:29 AM   #33
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Default Re: [Plot] What would cause a newly FTL-capable Earth to seek out allies among the st

I'm suddenly reminded of the Blorg, from a pre-release stream of Stellaris. The Blorg were utterly repulsive, even to each other, but they desperately wanted to make friends. By any means necessary.

Resistance is futile. You will be befriended.
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