The United Federation of Planets, abreviated UFP and also known as simply the Federation, was a major interplanetary government in the Milky Way Galaxy with territory in both the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. Its capital was Earth and its head of state as of 2409 was Aennik Okeg.
It was an interstellar federal republic, comprised of many planetary governments unified under a central government, which was based on the principles of liberty, equality and self-betterment. The Federation's motto was to "seek out new life".
The Federation was founded in San Francisco on Earth in 2161. In 2154, a temporary alliance was made to search for a Romulan drone-ship that was attacking local vessels. It was this Babel Crisis that brought together the four species that would be the Federation's founders: Humans, Vulcans, Andorians and Tellarites. A year following the crisis, they created the precursor to the Federation, called the Coalition of Planets. Other species soon joined them: the Denobulans, the Rigelians, the Coridanites, and several others. Over the course of six years, the relations between the members of the Coalition became stronger, until, finally, the Coalition became the Federation in 2161.
Although the Federation's main interests were peace, surrounding it were other, more aggressive powers like the Romulan and Klingon Empires. As it grew through the admittance of more and more worlds, it eventually came into conflict with these powers. By the 23rd century, its main adversary had become the Klingon Empire, with war briefly erupting between them in 2267, with the war being halted by the Organians shortly after beginning. The Khitomer Conference of 2293, however, was a substantial turning point in the relations of the Klingons and Federation. This conference saw the signing of the Khitomer Accords, ending all hostility between them.
In 2365, however, everything changed when the Federation happened upon its single worst enemy, the Borg. They invaded the Federation's space twice in less than a decade, proving themselves to be one of the most powerful forces in the galaxy. Unlike anything the Federation had ever encountered, the Borg showed that in the vast reaches of the galaxy, there were threats beyond imagination.
On 28 January 2409 (83164.0), the IKS Chot attacked and disabled the USS Leviathan. One of the Klingon captain's demands was that the Leviathan hand over Federation fleet deployments on the Federation-Klingon border.
- Pakleds
- Rigelians
Background and trivia
- The United Federation of Planets is what Star Trek: Federation Legacy draws its name from.
Notes and references
- United Federation of Planets at Memory Alpha, the Star Trek wiki
- United Federation of Planets at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki
- United Federation of Planets at the Star Trek Online Wiki
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|Delta Quadrant||Borg Collective|