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The Rebel Alliance would defeat the United Federation of Planets in space combat.
The Federation ships are designed to fight
while moving at warp speed
and engage stationary objects from warp. The Rebels ships are designed only to fight at slower-than-light speed.
Federation ships therefore could close in on Rebel ships at faster-than-light velocity, hit them, and retreat before rebels would even be able to see them (due to Federation ships traveling at warp speed, faster than light).