The United Federation of Planets (UFP or simply the Federation) was an interstellar government that spanned a region of space that straddled the border between the Alpha and Beta Quadrants. The capital of the Federation was the planet Earth.
The Federation was ruled by the Federation Council, which was presided over by the a president. The main council chambers of the council was located in Paris.
The Federation was official formed in 2161. Among the founding members were humans, Vulcans, Andorians and Tellarites. By the 2370s it had over 150 members and its territory spread across 8,000 light years.
In 2372, the Federation and Klingon Empire went to war after the Federation refused Klingon Chancellor Gowron's demands for the Federation to abandon the Archanis sector. A ceasefire was agreed several months later after it was revealed Klingon General Martok had been replaced by a Changeling.
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