John Kwok (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 19 Nov 1999 00:06:19 -0500
Not comparable. The Rebel alliance in SW was made of dozens of planets and
civilizations, and with the corresponding funding and resources... Zeon had
a Side and its colonies, its citizens and resources (which is at least
comparable to a super power nation of today) What did AEUG have? PRIVATE
BACKERS. Unrealistic considering the size of their fleet and their
STATE-OF-THE-ART Mobile suits.
I'm not talking about recognition by governments here, but how realistic the
source of funding is... Of course, the economic system might be different in
the UC.. Maybe if we don't breakup Microsoft NOW in a hundred years it will
be rich enough to fund a Space Fleet.
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Sent: Thursday, November 18, 1999 11:12 PM
Subject: Re: [gundam] AEUG full strength was RE: Pseudo Gundams (Was Re:
Whatever happened to...)
> At 11:46 11/18/1999 -0500, you wrote:
> >That's what I never found believable about AEUG was that they were WAY
> >well-equipped for rebels. I know they were supposedly secretly funded
> >Anaheim electronics and others, but whole fleets and endless supplies of
> >I think it would have made more sense to portray them as a break-off
> >of the Federation with proper backing from countries than a bunch of
> >privateer guerillas.
> The AEUG was considerably less well equipped than Zeon, which was also a
> rebel faction, since the Principality was never recognized as a legitimate
> government until after the One Year War began. The Antarctic Treaty was
> the first time that the Federation dealt with Zeon as an autonomous
> government, a status it reconfirmed with the Granada Treaty at the end of
> the One Year War.
> Who was better equipped, the AEUG in Z Gundam or the Rebel Alliance in
> The problem with civil wars and revolutions is that the "rebel" faction
> to score a lot of points to achieve legitimacy. Americans were all rebels
> and traitors to the crown until Cornwallis surrendered to Washington. The
> Confederate States of America was recognized by several foreign
> governments, but wasn't recognized by the Union until the Lee surrendered
> to Grant at Appomattox, which recognition spared Jefferson Davis from
> for treason.
> As I recall, the AEUG *became* the Federation government after the EUG
> apart, at which point it was the *Titans* (and their offsping the New
> Decides) who became the rebels....
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