>>16677076>How would the OYW have gone if Operation: British successfully dropped on Jaburo?
War would have been over even if Revil escaped and gave his speech because a successful Operation British would have meant the complete destruction of the Federation's GHQ. And not only that, the destruction of their main R&D facilities and factories. While Luna II had some production facilities of their own, there would be no way they could keep up with the demand necessary for the war effort. And even if the Federation decided to fight to the last man, the remaining Zeon fleets under Dozle and Kycillia would have gone for broke with an attack on Luna II, and since all Federation had was a conventional fleet, even if Zeon took heavy loses, they'd still capture Luna II.
Remember, the Federation was ready to end the war even though Operation British failed before Revil interfered, and this was with Jabruo intact. The destruction of it would have been so demoralizing, the Federation would have just signed an unconditional surrender.>>16677048
Because the Federation maintained strong enough support in the colonial governments and colonists, while second class citizens, were content enough that they didn't want to rock the boat to better the lives like Side 3. Side 3 attempted for almost 20 years to get the other Sides to see their side (no pun intended) of what was best for the Sides. So it's not like Zeon just decided to blow them all up on a random whim.
Also, if you go by the Origin timeline, there were Zeon sympathetic colonists in the all the Sides, but they all opted to migrate to Side 3, which would dilute any local movements within the other Sides.>>16677085
Side 6 was technically sympathetic to Zeon, but played both sides during the war because it was better for business and then switched their allegiance to the Federation when they gained the upper hand towards the end of the war.