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You seem to be ignoring the fact that the Delta Quadrant is home to many species even more technologically advanced than the Federation. Such species had superior cloaking, ridiculously fast star travel, and even temporal manipulation technology, which slowed the Borg down considerably. As for the species they haven't subjugated yet, the Borg simply don't consider them worth assimilating. Remember, the Borg goal is not to assimilate the entire galaxy, but to strategically add superior races to their collective.
The Empire's large number of planets really wouldn't be an asset at all. If the Borg wanted a full scale invasion (thousands of Cubes dedicated to an assault), the Empire would fall pretty quickly as they don't have the technological defenses of the species that have successfully evaded the Borg in the Delta Quadrant. Its likely the Borg would go straight for Coruscant and work their way out from there. No technology thus far demonstrated in the canon SW universe suggests that the Empire could repel an invasion of that magnitude, especially when the capital planet appears to be unshielded (ref. Revenge of the Sith).
Right, because logistical and industrial capacity means nothing at all in a war.
The Borg couldn't even successfully invade the Federation. What makes you think they can successfully invade a Type III civilisation that has most of the galaxy's resources under its control?
The Empire's firepower is of far greater magnitude than the Federation, and even they could still damage Borg ships.
Yeah, like an armada isn't going to wait for them. They're just going to sit there and let them go to the Empire's homeworld, and not deploy things like Interdictor cruisers. That is assuming the Borg can actually get there in the first place.
Planetary shields exist in the SW universe. Read the Thrawn trilogy, or the NJO saga, or the X-wing books where the Rebel Alliance disable them. And before you say "they're not canon", EU books are regarded as canon per official policy unless contradicted by a higher source (the movies). But if you want a source from the movies, I would like to point to you moments before Alderraan is destroyed by the Death Star. You can clearly see a planetary shield absorbing a fraction of the blast before the planet is destroyed. Also, in TESB, Hoth had a planetary shield generator to prevent the Imperial fleet from bombarding the Rebel base.
Are you saying the most important planet in the galaxy, the homeworld of the Old Republic/Empire does not have one of these? Yet a core planet does? Even a backwater planet, where planetary shielding was set up at a pinch? And I can give you another canonical source for something similar - the DS II. It is the size of a small moon yet the Empire had the technology to create a shield around it that is impenetrable to fleet bombardment.
Right, so the Borg reach Coruscant - and get utterly wiped out by the thousands of defensive turrets, and the mass of military ships waiting for them. Considering how poor Borg tactics are time and time again (ie. fleet manoeuvres), they will be massacred. And even if the Borg somehow wipe out all these ships and defensive installations, how are they going to get through the planetary shielding?
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So the Borg is facing an enemy that controls the better part of a galaxy and two dwarf galaxies. The enemy has countless troops consisting primarily of indoctrinated volunteers and a virtually endless number of clones. The enemy lags behind in medical technology and shielding but is capable of using incredibly powerful exotic energy weapons and uses a method of propulsion that makes their ships many hundreds of thousands of times faster and more maneuverable than the Borg without the aid of a wormhole generating, cross-galactic network. Many of the ships also dwarf the largest cubes. Said enemy also exists within an area of space bound by a mystical energy field that its two cult-rulers can manipulate with ease, giving them the ability to physically manipulate star ships and create cosmic storms with a gesture....
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There's nothing fresh about any of your arguments. In DS9 the starfleet vessel USS defiant, which is a relatively weak ship in Trek terms, was stated to be able to turn a planet to a cinder in minutes. something it takes many Star Destroyers hours or even days to do when enacting a Base Delta Zero protocol. A small fleet of Romulan ships took but a few seconds to destroy half a planet in an attempt to kill the Dominion leaders.
The Borg are vastly more powerful. And even if all else fails they can just do what they did in First Contact and time travel to when the SW galaxy was weak as piss and assimilate them all.
The Borg are depicted in a much rawer state in Enterprise than the other shows. They start from, literally, dead bodies and become destruction machines by the end of the episode. They just have to inject their nano-bots into the circuitry and it immediately starts to assimilate the entire ship. The nanobots start creating, quickly, machines, circtuits, and so forth that the Borg will use to upgrade the ships it assimilates.
In the episode where the Borg are shown in Enterprise, they are found, dead, broken, and frozen. As they thaw out, the nanobots slowly begin to repair and revive the drones. They drones come alive and assimilate an old ship that is capable of a max warp speed of 1.5. By the end of the episode, the ship has been upgraded to sustain a warp faster than warp 5. It increased in mass, as well (3%). So, somewhere, they can collect matter and improve that ship. You get that advantage when you have energy to matter and matter to energy converters (transporters and replicators).
Transporting through shields can be done by the Borg, as well. One drone is all it takes to destroy a Death Star or any Empire ship.