Posted by balios (220.127.116.11) on July 03, 2002 at 09:28:08:
In Reply to: imperial clones, Stormtroopers posted by a on July 02, 2002 at 21:55:05:
Simple, clones aren't needed.
The use of clones allowed a huge army to be assembled in secret, at a large cost. Once the republic was conquered, if the empire got only 10 recruits (or draftees) from each world, that's a standing army of 10+ million. With an entire galaxy at their disposal and a total population into the quadrillions, soldiers are really cheap and easy to replace.
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