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Karagin
05/22/02 01:56 PM
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be facing a civil war or an internal coup or are they solid enough politically not to have to worry about this?

Based on the hints dropped in Storms of Fate about the real Thomas Marik...do you see him and or his followers making a grab for full power in both the WoB and the FWL prior to their "war to save the Inner Sphere"?

Where and how do you think they will do this?
Karagin

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Karagin
10/19/05 02:01 PM
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Bring it back around...
Karagin

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CrayModerator
10/20/05 06:34 AM
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be facing a civil war or an internal coup or are they solid enough politically not to have to worry about this?




Well...

WoB certainly isn't a monolithic organization. WoB is an amalgamation (sp) of 4 groups of ex-Comstar personnel. There were some bomb-tossing, toaster-worshipping radicals but the bulk were either non-mystics fed up with Comstar's political changes or the old toaster-hugging, peace-loving mystics who couldn't stand the secularization of Comstar.

However, the bomb tossing radicals tossed some bombs (like, collapsing a city dome on Venus) and killed off leadership of the other factions. That leaves WoB with a single radical leadership.

So, to answer your question:

WoB does have internal divisions, but it only has a single leadership to speak of. Therefore, it's not very vulnerable *as written* to internal conflict except between extremists in the leadership.

However, it'd be very, very easy to write alternate histories about a different WoB. The factions exist. Prior to late 3067, there's plenty of maneuvering room to turn WoB into something very different than the shrieking, bomb tossing psychos shown in Dawn of the Jihad.

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Based on the hints dropped in Storms of Fate about the real Thomas Marik...do you see him and or his followers making a grab for full power in both the WoB and the FWL prior to their "war to save the Inner Sphere"?




No. Up through Dawn of the Jihad, there's no grab for power in the FWL. Also, WoB seems to be gunning to preserve the Star League more than to "save the Inner Sphere."
Mike Miller, Materials Engineer

Disclaimer: Anything stated in this post is unofficial and non-canon unless directly quoted from a published book. Random internet musings of a BattleTech writer are not canon.
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