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Re: [FT] Size of "Countries" in FT

From: Donald Hosford <hosford.donald@a...>
Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 16:33:44 -0500
Subject: Re: [FT] Size of "Countries" in FT

Colin Nash wrote:


> Major powers - NAC, ESU, NSL, FSE - around 25-35Secondary powers -
> PAU, LLAR, IslamFed - around 15-25Third rate powers - RH, OU, FCT
> IndCW - around 5-15Others - ScandivFed, independents (Netherlands,
> Japan, etc) - upto 5 If you take the mid range for the above that
> means that there are around (say) 250 inhabited/claimed systems out
> there.  Does that sound reasonable for only 120 years of FTL travel?
> To me it sounds a bit much.  Any other opinions out there? BTW, before
> anybody starts saying that any of the above powers should be in
> different categories, I am supremely indifferent.  That is how they
> will be ranked in my (albeit GZG derived) universe. Colin(Autocratic
> Supreme Being in his own tiny little mind)

>From one Emperor in his own mind to another...

Sound ok to me.  If each power is eagerly exploring, IMO, you would have
a few
"resource races"  This would then die off as the various poweres
absorbed their gains.

This gives us mappers some usefull info to consider...

Donald Hosford

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