Klingon Empire

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Family honor is important in 24th-century Klingon society, and children inherit both the honor of their parents' heroic deeds and the dishonor of their cowardly transgressions.  Given the value assigned to personal and family honor, it should be no surprise that dueling is still an accepted method of resolving disputes under Klingon law, particularly when one party's honor has been insulted.  Klingon duels are typically fought in an official arena with government officials present as witnesses.  All known duels have been fought with hand-to-hand weapons like [[bat'leth]]s, swords, and daggers.
 
Family honor is important in 24th-century Klingon society, and children inherit both the honor of their parents' heroic deeds and the dishonor of their cowardly transgressions.  Given the value assigned to personal and family honor, it should be no surprise that dueling is still an accepted method of resolving disputes under Klingon law, particularly when one party's honor has been insulted.  Klingon duels are typically fought in an official arena with government officials present as witnesses.  All known duels have been fought with hand-to-hand weapons like [[bat'leth]]s, swords, and daggers.
  
Klingon society is moderately misogynistic.  Property is typically controlled by Klingon males,<ref>DS9 "The House of Quark"</ref> and female Klingons are not allowed to serve on the Klingon High Council (in the 24th century, at least).<ref>TNG "Redemption"</ref>  Female Klingons, however, have considerable control over their marital status, being able to marry or divorce a male with just a ritual statement before witnesses.<ref>DS9 "The House of Quark"</ref>  Females can also serve in the military without prejudice, and in the absence of a male heir, they can gain control of a household's property and resources.
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Klingon society is moderately misogynistic.  Property is typically controlled by Klingon males,<ref>DS9 "The House of Quark"</ref> and female Klingons are not allowed to serve on the Klingon High Council (in the 24th century, at least).<ref>TNG "Redemption"</ref>  Female Klingons, however, have considerable control over their marital status, being able to marry or divorce a male with just a ritual statement before witnesses.<ref>DS9 "The House of Quark"</ref>  Females can also serve in the military without prejudice, and in the absence of a male heir, they can gain legitimate control of a household's property and resources.
  
 
A clone of the Empire's founder, [[Kahless]], was recently crowned Emperor, but his title is ceremonial and carries no real governmental authority.<ref>TNG "Rightful Heir"</ref>
 
A clone of the Empire's founder, [[Kahless]], was recently crowned Emperor, but his title is ceremonial and carries no real governmental authority.<ref>TNG "Rightful Heir"</ref>

Revision as of 22:19, 12 January 2009

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