Date: 12 Jun 2010 01:50 Title: Truth, Justice, and the Cardassian Way
An interesting look at the Cardassian justice system. So I guess in the universe where the Bajorans conquered the Cardassians, some middle ground between religious despotism and secular fascism.
If you're referring to what the Bajorans did when they took over, I would say Iran is a good model for the system the Bajorans imposed upon the Cardassians.
As to before the Bajorans took over in that universe, the system has secularized for the most part and bears a fair resemblance to the legal system of England. The Hebitian system was theocratic in nature, and while it didn't set out to commit injustices, there were still people who gamed the system to their benefit.
Date: 04 Jun 2010 12:36 Title: Truth, Justice, and the Cardassian Way
Very informative and well-written. I did the contrast between the canon system and your alternate universe system. The way you lead in to your alternate system is also pretty clear. This was a very good way of explaining a judicial system that was only seen in one episode.
Thanks for reading! Yeah, I didn't have a lot of material to go off of so there's a lot of guesswork--and the Cardassian system as seen in that episode did not make a whole lot of sense. I figured the only way something like that could've come about is if it had been based off of an old system--and one still different enough that the Conservator Kovat wouldn't have even had an old Hebitian precedent to draw from, to understand why O'Brien was so confused.
As for the alternate system, I'd laid the groundwork for it already in The Desolate Vigil, but I'm glad to know it makes sense! (Now I don't know how well humans would handle the continued closeness of church and state that the AU Cardassians have...but they've made it work.)