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I am watching SG-1 and just got to "Fair Game" which made me wonder, are there maps and or political information about the dominion of the Goa'ulds (and the other Civs) of Stargate that are canon?

A 10x speed that is quoted in the final episode of season 1; it doesn't seem like they could project their power far when you consider their civilization and the fact that Apophis who was considered a top Goa'uld was severely crippled by only having 2 ships destroyed.

It is constantly talked about how strong the Goa'uld are, but it seems like they are more like a 3rd world power with nuclear arms stomping on Hunter-Gatherer Tribes than a 1st world power to compare it to the real/modern world. So it makes me wonder how big and powerful they are, as well as the other civilizations the SGC run into territorilly.


The question is about the territory the that Goa'uld and other Civilizations, as in political border maps, or the scope/scale of the area they hold power in. The extra info is only important in that it is often these factors that determine how big a territory a nation can hold, for example, on Earth it is fairly standard that if you can't respond in 1 month's time, you cannot hold that territory.

When you look at their tech capabilities the Goa'uld should not be able to hold many worlds, but the Stargate changes this. So are there any known sources for how big the average goa'uld kingdom is, how many there are, and how much territory of the galaxy it covers?

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  • "Third World power with nuclear arms" - how many of those can you name right now. – HorusKol Jul 5 '16 at 14:49
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    @HorusKol - North Korea – Valorum Jul 5 '16 at 14:52
  • @HorusKol A few, depending on the definition of 3rd World. China for example is a 3rd world nation under some definitions and they have nuclear arms. I'm more using the term as what it brings to mind than any exact nation per se. – Durakken Jul 5 '16 at 14:56
  • @HorusKol - depending on the exact definition you use. If you recall, 3rd World was originally a term denoting alignment, not economic development level; so India and Pakistan are in the list. – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jul 5 '16 at 14:57
  • Interesting - I was only taught the economic version... And the gist of the OP seems to be directed at tech level rather than alignment. – HorusKol Jul 5 '16 at 15:04
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Combined, the Goa'uld are extremely powerful. Indeed, they are the dominant race in the Milky Way. However, they are extremely territorial, and uncooperative.

This means that they run an almost feudal system - and are continually jockeying for supremacy. Apophis' loss of not only two ships, but also the elite forces he'd embarked on them, made him easy prey for his neighbors to start encroaching on his territory.

We see this throughout SG-1 where newer Goa'uld fill the vacuum of vanquished Goa'uld.

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