Border Worlds Conflict

Primate

Spaceman
Not quite; he was an enormously successful General who had that support... but who chose *not* to march on Rome and take the Empire for himself. The conspiracy group is supposedly reminding themselves of his 'failure' with the name.

Maybe they were also choosing the name of a General who was hamstrung, and possibly prevented from obtaining a complete victory, by his own "government".
 

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
Yeah, right, but we *do* have to decide how to name WCpedia article about the event

Just use the date and location - "2669.267 - Kilrah System" is just as good as coming up with a name for a battle.

Maybe they were also choosing the name of a General who was hamstrung, and possibly prevented from obtaining a complete victory, by his own "government".

No need to wonder about it - False Colors says: "They'd named their group for the famous Roman general who had fought brilliantly for an emperor who had no military talent of his own, only to be betrayed by the suspicious ruler when it seemed likely the legions would offer him the Imperial purple. Belisarius had been a fool not to take his army and march on constantinople to seize the throne for himself. The Belisarius group was determined that they would not allow the same kind of betrayal by civilian authorities at home to ever take place. They would do what Belisarius should have done--strike first, take power. and ensure the future of human civilization."

Such a pity...

Yes, if only the Roman Empire had fallen apart in a slightly different manner then... we would all... hmm.
 

Primate

Spaceman
No need to wonder about it - False Colors says: "They'd named their group for the famous Roman general who had fought brilliantly for an emperor who had no military talent of his own, only to be betrayed by the suspicious ruler when it seemed likely the legions would offer him the Imperial purple. Belisarius had been a fool not to take his army and march on constantinople to seize the throne for himself. The Belisarius group was determined that they would not allow the same kind of betrayal by civilian authorities at home to ever take place. They would do what Belisarius should have done--strike first, take power. and ensure the future of human civilization."

Thanks, I didn't remember the book talking about it.
 

Bandit LOAF

Long Live the Confederation!
It's at an odd place -- in the inner monologue of one of the conspirators, long after the name is introduced by Tolwyn.
 
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