Submitted as an entry for the June 2011 challenge on TrekBBS.
The first Puritan settlers of America sought religious freedom, but only for themselves. While they accepted non-Christian faiths, the Puritans considered persons belonging to other Christian sects to be false Christians. The earliest settlers of the American south believed in the freedom to discriminate on the basis of race. More recently, sectarian warfare in Iraq between the Sunni and Shi’a sects of Islam was kept in check by the secular dictator Saddam Hussein. Following his downfall in Operation Iraqi Freedom, religious extremists considered themselves free to continue the blood feuds of the last thousand years. And in the 24th century during the waning months of the Dominion War, the Cardassians sought freedom from their Dominion overlords. But what exactly does freedom mean to a race that values order and security over what Terrans would label as individual civil liberties? Told from the vantage points of three major factions that arose from the fall of the Dominion-allied government, this is the story of how the populace basks in its newfound freedom.
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Categories: Deep Space Nine
, Expanded Universes
Series: Star Trek: War Aftermath
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