Old Republic Timeline


So I'm watching the Star Wars: The Old Republic's timeline videos. In the first one it has a WC Fleet Action esq theme.

Where the Sith Empire, made peace with the Republic, and then later launched a surprise attack on the capitol city/planet.

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
It's a pretty common story element.

As it goes, though, I think Fleet Action has a more interesting spin--with the peace being declared to give the Kilrathi room to recover rather than simply to set up for a surprise attack.

Compare that to the much goofier StarLancer story where the evil (Space Russians?) military plans revolve around pretending to have a treaty signing ceremony and then ambushing everyone who comes to it.


Vice Admiral
And Starlancer, in turn, stole that goofy plot idea from the original Battlestar Galactica, where in "Saga of a Star World" (pilot), the Cylons attack and annihilate most of the Colonials while the colonies are rejoicing over a new peace accord.


Well Pearl Harbor was different in a sense, since we were never at war with the Japanese before hand. Not they asking for a peace treaty and then proceeding to blast it into itty bitty pieces.


Vice Admiral
We actually were in a cold war with Japan, where we had specifically stopped selling them oil due to the atrocities they were doing in China - which would be the same thing as if the Saudi's stopped selling us oil. Plus Japan was in a state of imperial expansionism. It was very close to a state of conflict. Otherwise nobody would need to discuss peace or truces or treaties.