[LMB] Ninth Satrapy, do I hear Ten?

Tony Zbaraschuk tonyz at eskimo.com
Sat Aug 23 01:26:02 BST 2014

On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 03:07:15PM -0700, Jeff Shultz wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 3:05 PM, Walter Bushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
> >
> > If it were ship they wanted they could be rented or bought, the problem is that there
> > weren't enough Komarrans who wanted to join the navy or the rules didn't want to build armed forces. Probably not enough people in general for a military culture.
> >
> > I do wonder about the population of Komarr, I suspect it was not large by planetary standards as it had to be supported by trade.
> All the people who might otherwise man a Navy joined the trade fleets instead.

Ironically, that makes things worse -- they have all these trained 
spacers, _and_ they can't get a fleet out of them?  Mahan would be
rolling over in his grave...

Tony Z 

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