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United Federation of Planets
United Federation of Planets 002 by Scharfshutze

Founded:

2161

Status:

Active (31st century)

Government:

United Earth
Vulcan Confederacy
Andorian Empire
United Planets of Tellar
Klingon Empire
Romulan Republic
Cardassian Union

Military:

Starfleet

Homeworld:

Earth

Species:

Humans
Vulcans
Andorians
Tellarites
Betazoid
Trill
Voth
Alpha Centaurans
Crataxians
Klingons
Romulans
Cardassians
Bajorans
Talaxians
Ocampa
Orions
Xindi
Deltans
Androids
Photonics
Gorn
Remans
Mondasians
Caitians
Centurian
Ariolo

Central Leaders:

Federation President

Commanding Officers:

Aennik Okeg

Divisions:

Starfleet Command
Starfleet Medical
Starfleet Corps of Engineers
Starfleet Operations
MACO
Section 31
Vulcan Science Academy

Currency:

Federation credit
Gold Pressed Latinum

Emblem by MajorArcana
 
For mirror universe counterpart, see Terran Empire.
For additional meanings of "Federation", please see Federation (disambiguation).

The United Federation of Planets (more commonly known as the Federation, or abbreviated to UFP) is the largest interplanetary allied government settled in the Alpha Quadrant of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Political System

As the name suggests, the Federation was a Federal system, with the member planets retaining a lot of power over their own affairs. At the centre of its political system is the Federation Council, headed by the Federation President.

The United Federation of Planets has exclusive power to tax interplanetary commerce and the vast majority of its revenue comes from the value-added tax placed on goods and services moving between planets.

History

Foundation

The Federation officially came to being in 2161 in San Francisco on Earth. Prior to its establishment, a temporary alliance between four Alpha and Beta Quadrant species: Humans, Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites was formed in 2154 in the search for a Romulan drone ship. After the crisis, these four species remained together, founding the precursor to the Federation, called the Coalition of Planets, in 2155 at the start of the Earth-Romulan War. Other species soon joined over the next several years. The ties between the members of the Coalition subsequently strengthened and became more structured, until, finally, in 2161, the Coalition became the Federation, an interstellar federal republic composed of planetary governments that agreed to exist semi-autonomously under a single centralized government based on the principles of "universal liberty, rights, and equality, and to share their knowledge and resources in peaceful cooperation and space exploration."

As it expanded through the admittance of more and more worlds, it came into conflict with more belligerent powers around it, such as the Klingon Empire Romulan Star Empire, Cardassian Union, Ferengi Alliance, Breen Confederacy and many others.

24th Century

At the start of the 24th century, the Federation began an unprecedented period of peaceful exploration of the galaxy, free of major conflicts, as its main adversary of the previous century, the Klingon Empire, was now at peace with it. However, relations with the Romulans remained hostile, albeit at a low, 'cold war' level. There was also a series of local conflicts in the late 2340s, as the Federation came into contact with other militant races such as the Cardassians, the Talarians, the Tholians and the Tzenkethi.

The period of peaceful exploration came to an abrupt end. In 2365, the Federation encountered its single worst threat in the cybernetic pseudo-race known as the Borg. One of the most powerful and destructive forces in the entire galaxy, the Borg twice invaded the Federation (destroying a third of Starfleet during the Battle of Wolf 359 alone). They were unlike anything the Federation had ever encountered, and were only foiled by chance and resourcefulness. The Federation was thus schooled in the fact that, in the vast, unexplored reaches of the galaxy beyond what they knew, there were threats that they could not even imagine.

After the Borg, contact was made with the Dominion in 2370, the predominant ruling power over much of the Gamma Quadrant. After numerous skirmishes, misfortunes suffered by the Cardassian Union allowed for their eventual incorporation into the Dominion, and the subsequent Dominion invasion of the Alpha Quadrant. The Dominion/Cardassian forces were also joined by the reclusive but immensely powerful race known as the Breen. The ensuing war was the greatest crisis to be faced by the Federation, forming an alliance with the Klingons and Romulans to defeat the Dominion. Although the Alliance eventually emerged victorious, many of the Federation's important member worlds, such as Betazed, Coridan, and Benzar, had been temporarily occupied before the Dominion's offensive could be turned back. Thousands of Federation Starfleet vessels and millions of lives were lost, in what turned out be, as of the late 24th century, the bloodiest conflict in Federation history. The most devastating and demoralizing offensive occurred in 2375, when the Breen hit the Federation at its heart, with a surprise attack on Starfleet Headquarters on Earth.

25th century

In the early part of the 24th century the Federation faced its greatest threat yet, the ruthless and remorseless Galactonians, from 2438 to 2445 the Federation tirelessly fought the Galactonians and their allies until the Federation achieved a phyrric victory and both sides had suffered heavy casualties. From 2445 onward the Federation resumed its era of peace and peaceful exploration, jumpstarting the creation of timeships and interest in time travel, et cetera.

Besides the war, the 25th century saw a radical increase of the Federation's technological abilities, with the introduction of experimental and prototypical technologies which were eventually perfected by the later half of the century.

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Views and Standards

The Federation upholds ideals of "universal liberty, rights, and equality, and to share their knowledge and resources in peaceful cooperation and space exploration."

Regardless, there have been many events where liberties and rights have been frowned upon by the Federation as being "socially repressive" and "detrimental to the common good".

Things Considered "Against the Common Good"

Members

A

planet/system state species admitted notes
Aaamazzara Aaamazzarite Technocracy Aaamazzarite 2221 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Star Charts.
aia'Hnnrihstei aia'Han States aia'Han 2205 Moon with Starfleet outpost in The Wounded Sky
Alaj Alajian Federation Alajian 2349 Confirmed member in Exiles
Aldebaran III Aldebaran Union Aldebaran 2216 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Star Charts
Algolia/Algol II Algolian Council Algolian 2336 Confirmed in Qpid
Template:Planet Alonis 2336 Confirmed in Articles of the Federation
Alpha III N/A N/A 2163 Confirmed in Star Trek: Star Charts
Alpha Centauri Alpha Centauri Concordium Alpha Centaurian 2161 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Alpha Proxima II Proximan Alliance Proximan 2198 Confirmed member in The First Artifact
Altair III Palkeo Est Empire Palkeo Est 2198 Confirmed member in Dreadnought!
Althos IV Bzzit Khaht Cooperative Bzzit Khaht 2279 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
Andoria/Andor Andorian Empire Andorian 2161 Confirmed in ENT: "These Are the Voyages..."
Andros III Androsian Colonies Androsian 2358 Confirmed in DS9: "In the Cards"
Antares Camborn Sector Alliance Antaran 2270 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Star Charts
Antede III Antedean Confederacy Antedean 2366 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Antos IV Antosian Unity Antosian 2257 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Star Charts
Arbaza Arbazan Republic Arbazan 2300 Confirmed member in DS9: "The Forsaken"
Arcadia Arcadian Free States Arcadian 2286 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
Arcturus IV Arcturian Systems Arcturian 2212 Confirmed member in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Ardana Plutocracy of Ardana Ardanan 2263 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Star Charts
Argelius II Argelian Star Union Argelian 2230 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Star Charts
Arken II Confederation of Arken Arkenite 2165
Aronnia Aronnian Tribes Aronnian 2253 Confirmed member in Where Sea Meets Sky.
Aulac Aulacri Empire Aulacri 2246 Confirmed member in Ex Machina.
Aurelia Aurelian Alliance Aurelian 2248 Confirmed member in TAS: "Yesteryear" and TNG: "Chains of Command"
Axanar Republic of Axanar Axanarri 2259 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Star Charts
Axiin Axiinite Imperium Axiinite 2410 Confirmed member in The Tale of Axiin

B

planet/system state species admitted notes
Bajor Third Republic of Bajor Bajoran 2384 Confirmed member in The Path to 2409.
Benzar Benzarian Commonwealth Benzite 2369 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation.
Berengaria VII N/A N/A 2165 Confirmed member in Worlds of the Federation
Beta Ophiuchi Ophiuchi Plutocracy Ophiuchi 2270 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Star Charts.
Betazed Betazoid Houses Betazoid 2273 Confirmed member in Triangle: Imzadi II.
Betelgeuse II Betelgeusian Empire Betelgeusian 2230 Confirmed member in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Bilana III Bilannan Republic Bilannan 2212 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Star Charts.
Binderia Binderian Democratic Union Binderian 2199 Confirmed member in Gauntlet.
Bolarus Bolian League Bolian 2223 Confirmed in Worlds of the Federation.
Bre'el IV Bre'ellan Alliance Bre'ella 2250 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation.
Buran United Nations of Buran Burani 2369 Confirmed in The Death of Princes.
Bynaus Bynar Domains Bynar 2335 Confirmed member in 10 is Better Than 01

C

planet/system state species admitted notes
Cairn Prime Cairn Khaganate Cairn 2286 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation and Star Charts.
Cait Caitian 2181Template:Minicite Confirmed in Template:N, Template:R and Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
Candelar IV Candelaran - Confirmed member in Template:N
Catulla Catullan 2185 Confirmed member in Template:R.
Cestus III Cestus III Colony Human 2271 Confirmed in Template:R.
Chal Klingon/Romulan Hybrid or Chalchaj'qmey Confirmed member in Template:N
- Clan Ru Confirmed member in Template:N
Coridan III People's Republic of Coridan Coridanite 2267 Confirmed in "TOS", Template:R
Cygnet XIV Cygnian 2251 Confirmed member in Template:R.

D

planet/system state species admitted notes
Damiano Damiani 2341 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Danter Danteri Empire Danteri Confirmed member in House of Cards
Daran V/Kachissat Shesshran Confirmed member in Star Trek Maps
Dar Klatus Pe'khdar Nation Pe'khdar 2397 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Online
Dedderai Dedderac Confirmed member in Darkness and Starfleet: Year One
Delb II Delbian Confirmed member in Template:R
Delta IV Deltan Union Deltan 2223 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update and Star Trek Maps, Details per Star Charts
Delta Sigma IV Bader, Dorset Confirmed member in A Time to Love and A Time to Hate
Deneb II Details per The Worlds of the Federation
Deneb IV Bandi Bandi 2364 Details per Star Charts
Deneb V Commonwealth of Denebia Denebian 2259 Details per Star Charts
Deneva Deneva Colony Human colony Confirmed member in Template:N.
Denobula Triaxa Denobulan Unity Denobulan 2180 Confirmed member in ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II"
Djana Djanai (including Inari) Confirmed member in The Lost Years
Dramia Dramian Confirmed member in Template:R.

E

planet/system state species admitted notes
Earth United Earth Human 2161 Founding member in Template:N.
Eeiauo Eeiauoan Confirmed member in Template:N.
Edos Edosian Confirmed member in Star Trek Maps
Efros/Efros Delta/Atreos IV Efrosian Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
Ekos Ekosian global federation Ekosian 2373 Confirmed in Template:Rpg
Elas Elasian Late 24th Century Confirmed member in Template:N.
Evora Evoran 2375 Confirmed in Template:N

F

planet/system state species admitted notes
Fillandia Ariolo Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update

G

planet/system state species admitted notes
- Galakhi Confirmed member in Template:N.
Gemworld Elaysian, Lipul Confirmed member in Template:N.
Template:Planet (Delta Dorado) Gideon Council Gideonite prior to 2378 Confirmed member in Template:R.
Gnala Gnalish Confirmed member in Template:N.
Grazer Grazerite 2305 Confirmed member in Template:N.
- Guidon Space Pontificate Guidon prior to 2363 Confirmed member in Template:Ss.
Gullrey Rey Confirmed member in Template:N.

H

planet/system state species admitted notes
Halii Haliian Confirmed member in "TNG".
Hamal IV Hamalki Confirmed member in Template:N.
Hekaras II Hekaran Confirmed member in "TNG".
- Hermat Confirmed member in Template:N.
Huan Huanni Confirmed member in Template:N.

I

planet/system state species admitted notes
Igre Igresh before 2364 Confirmed member in Template:Rpg.
Izar Izar Colony Human 2183 Confirmed member in Template:R.

J

planet/system state species admitted notes
Janus VI Horta Confirmed member in Template:N.
Jezero Jezero natives before 2269 Confirmed member in Template:N.
Jotunheim before 2270 Confirmed member in Template:N.

K

planet/system state species admitted notes
K-13 N/A Android 2410 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Online.
K'normia K'normian Confirmed member in The Motion Picture
Kaferia Kaferian 2378 Confirmed in Star Charts
Kashet Kasheeta Implied future member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
Template:Planet, Kazar system Kazarite Confirmed member in The Motion Picture
Kerovi Kerovian Confirmed member in Template:N. Left the Federation in 2378. (Template:N)
Klaestron IV Klaestron 2378 Confirmed in Star Charts
Koa Koas 2380 Admission into the Federation depicted in Template:N.
- K'Vin Hegemony K'Vin 2260s Confirmed member in Template:N.

L

planet/system state species admitted notes
- Lendrin 2370s Confirmed member in Template:N.
Lorillia Lorillian before 2381 Confirmed member in Template:N.
Lrru-Ir Irriol Whole Irriol before 2379 Confirmed member in Template:N.
Luna Lunar Colonies Human 2161 Charter member at formation of the Federation in Template:R.
Lembatta Prime by 2380 Confirmed member in Template:N.

M

planet/system state species admitted notes
Magna Roma Magna Roman Confirmed member in The Captains' Honor
Template:Planet Makkusian Confirmed member in Excalibur.
Mantilles Confirmed member in Star Trek Maps
Marcos XII Various, Federation colony Confirmed member in Star Trek Maps, details per The Worlds of the Federation
Mars Confederated Martian Colonies Human 2162 Confirmed in Template:N
Medusa Medusan - Confirmed member in Star Trek Maps and Is There in Truth No Beauty?
Megara Megarite Confirmed member in The Motion Picture
Melkot Melkot (Melkotian) Confirmed member in The Worlds of the Federation
Menk Commonwealth of Menk and Valakis Menk and Valakian 2236 Confirmed member in Template:R.
Merak II Merakan Confirmed member in Star Trek Maps, details per The Worlds of the Federation
Monchezke Monchezkin before 2233 Confirmed member in Template:Mn.

N

planet/system state species admitted notes
Nador Nadorian 2267 Confirmed in Template:N.
Napea Napean Confirmed member in Template:R.
Template:Planet Nasat before 2380 Confirmed member in Template:N.
New Paris Human before 2378 Confirmed member in Template:R.
New Romulus Romulan Republic Romulan before 2769 Confirmed member in Template:STO.
New Xannon Xanno 2229 Confirmed in Template:N.
New Xindus Xindi Council Xindi 2311 Confirmed member in Template:R.

O

planet/system state species admitted notes
Ontail (Ona) Ontailian 2374 Confirmed member in Template:N and TNG #68
Oriki Oriki Confirmed member in Vulcan's Heart
Orodanga Ithenite 2165 Confirmed member in Journey to Babel, date from the Template:N.
Osadj Osadjani Confirmed member in Starfleet: Year One

P

planet/system state species admitted notes
Pacifica Selkie before 2378 Confirmed member in Template:R.
Pahkwa Majoris Pahkwa-thanh 2360 Confirmed member in Template:N.
Pandril Pandrilite Confirmed member in Template:N.
Pangea Human (Pangean) Confirmed member in Template:N.
Peliar Zel II Peliar Confirmed member in The Host
Penzatti Penzatti Confirmed member in Vendetta
Phylos Phylosian Details per The Worlds of the Federation

R

planet/system state species admitted notes
Ramatis III Ramatian Confirmed member in Star Trek: Destiny: Gods of Night.
Regulus III Regulan Confirmed member in Template:R.
Regulus V Regulan Confirmed member in Template:R.
Rhaandarel (Rhaandaran) Rhaandarite Confirmed member in The Voyage Home.
(Beta) Rigel system United Rigel Worlds and Colonies Rigelian 2164 Joined in Template:N.
Risa Risian Hedony Risian 2249 Confirmed member in Captain's Holiday, Details per Star Charts

S

planet/system state species admitted notes
S'ti'ach'aas S'ti'ach Confirmed member in Template:N.
Sauria Saurian Confirmed member in The Motion Picture
Selene Selenean Confirmed member in Template:N.
Selelvia Selelvian Left the Federation in 2376. Confirmed former member in Template:N.
Sherman's Planet Sherman's Planet Joint Administrative Territory Human/Klingon Also part of the Klingon Empire. Details per Template:R.
Shamin/O'Ryan's Planet Shamin Confirmed member in The Motion Picture
Sigma Iotia II Iotian Confirmed member in The Lost Years
Ssan Ssana Confirmed member in Shadows on the Sun
Sulamid Sulamid before 2380 Confirmed member in Template:N.

T

planet/system state species admitted notes
Tandar Prime Tandaran 2320s Confirmed member in Template:N.
Tau Ceti III Kaferian before 2378 Confirmed member in Template:R.
Tellar United Planets of Tellar Tellarite 2161 Confirmed founding member in Zero Hour
Terra Nova Terra Nova Colony Novan 2178 Confirmed member in Template:R.
Tessen III Tessenite Confirmed member in Template:R.
Template:Planet Human (Tenaran) Confirmed member in The Captains' Honor
Theta Kiokis II Details per The Worlds of the Federation
Template:Planet Tiburon 2190 Confirmed member in Template:N. and Star Trek Maps
Triex Triexian Confirmed member in Template:N.
Trillius Prime (Trill) Trill Symbiosis Trill 2285 Confirmed member in Template:R.
Tyrellia Tyrellian Confirmed member in Template:R.

U

planet/system state species admitted notes
- Ullian Free State Ullian Confirmed member in Template:N.
Umoth VIII Confirmed member in Template:R.

V

planet/system state species admitted notes
Valzhan Valzhan 2268 Confirmed member in Template:Eb).
Vega IX Vega Colony Humans 2164 Joined in Template:N.
Verdanis (Terratin) Terra 10 mutated Humans before 2378 Confirmed member in Template:R.
Vestios system Vestian 2310 Confirmed member in Burning Dreams
Vico V before 2378 Confirmed member in Template:R.
Vobilin Vobilite Confirmed member in Starfleet: Year One
Template:Planet Vorgons 2359 Confirmed member in Template:N.
Template:Planet Confederacy of Vulcan Vulcan 2161 Confirmed founding member in Template:N.

X

planet/system state species admitted notes
Xelata Xelatian Confirmed member in Template:Rpg.

Y

planet/system state species admitted notes
Yridia Prime Yridian before 2378 Confirmed member in Template:R.

Z

planet/system state species admitted notes
Zadar IV before 2378 Confirmed member in Template:R.
Template:Planet Zakdorn 2344 Confirmed in Template:N.
Zalda (Zald) Zaldan 2280 Confirmed in Template:N.
Zaran II Zaranite Confirmed member in Template:Rpg.
Zytchin III before 2378 Confirmed member in Template:R.

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