The Let's Play Archive

Master of Orion 2

by nweismuller

Part 47: A history of conquest

Xenocides posted:

When did we become a nation of conquerors? The Klackons are suing for peace. The Klackons were once an implacable enemy but perhaps their contact with us and their defeat will be their impetus to cultural revolution. They are sentient and will adapt. Who knows where this could lead them? The Psilons are liberated. Our job is done.

As a historical note, the United Republic first became a nation of conquerers in 2342, defeating and occupying the Principality of Chicago. Wars of conquest and liberation continued up until 2697, with the final unification of Earth. The conquest of autocratic states and incorporation of their citizens into the Republic is a bone-deep precedent in Republican history.