I'm pretty sure it was Azron_Stoma who pointed out that it wasn't a thousand worlds.Baffalo wrote:So I was wrong to assume only a thousand worlds, as pointed out by Darth Tedious. The colonies they mention are probably so small that they don't really contribute to the empire except in terms of raw materials or are simply places where people are starting out. Either way, that's 1.5 million worlds trying to take up almost 700,000 people each. And even then, the smartest move would be to ship people to nearby Core worlds, so the majority of refugees will be sent to places like Corellia, Alderaan, Kuat, any world nearby, relatively speaking. Assuming the Federation doesn't use the Genesis device once it gets under the shield network. Then everyone's just plain fucked. What I want to know is would a shield generator protect from the effects of the Genesis probe if it were set off on another portion of the planet? Like say, would Coronet City be safe if it activated its shield generators and then the genesis device went off?
But I agree, most of the 'member worlds' would not be much use to evacuate to. Think of some of the places we're talking about- Mustafar, Geonosis, Taaris, hell- even Tatooine would probably be hard pressed to suddenly accomodate a million immigrants.
I was actually under the impression that (decent) planetary shields would protect the whole planet, and not just a specific area. Though, I think it the Genesis device would work just fine no matter where on the planet it was detonated. I'd still go with the theory that the Genesis Device would work on a whole planet even if what only detonated in the upper atmosphere.