United Federation of Planets

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"The universe belongs to those brave enough to share it in peace."

- Thomas Vanderbilt, First President of the United Federation of Planets, January 7, 2162

The United Federation of Planets (abbreviated as UFP and commonly referred to as the Federation) was founded in 2161. As of December 2380, the United Federation of Planets consisted of 154 member states plus their affiliated colonies all committed to a single co-operative governmental system. Federation space spanned over 10,000 light-years. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation). Starfleet was responsible for a majority of their exploratory and defensive capabilities, as well as sometimes diplomatic missions. The Federation was an interstellar federal republic, composed of planetary governments that agreed to exist semi-autonomously under a single central government based on the principles of universal liberty, rights, and equality, and to share their knowledge and resources in peaceful cooperation, scientific development, space exploration and defensive purposes. Source: Memory Alpha


The Federation was formed on 12 August 2161, the successor to the Coalition of Planets. The founding Member States of United Earth, the Confederacy of Vulcan, the Andorian Empire, the United Planets of Tellar, and the Alpha Centauri Concordium were subsequently joined by numerous other worlds to form one of the largest states in the galaxy.

Every August 12, Federation citizens observe Federation Day, a patriotic holiday established in remembrance of the founding of the Federation.

The Federation remained a rich, prosperous alliance of worlds that rebuilt swiftly after the staggering losses incurred during the Dominion War. The aftermath of the Dominion and later Borg invasions made the Federation establish new relations with many of its former adversaries, the Romulans in particular.

In 2379, cooperation took place between the crew of a Federation Starfleet vessel, the USS Enterprise-E, and Romulan forces to defeat the Praetor Shinzon, whose actions would have destroyed both Earth and the Romulan Star Empire. It was hoped that this would mark the beginning of an end to hostility between the Federation and the Romulans, marking the beginnings of détente with a traditional enemy of the Federation.

After the death of Shinzon, the initial approaches between the Federation and the Romulans were continued and a new task force led by the USS Titan was dispatched to the Romulan Neutral Zone in order to begin talks with the Romulans. The USS Theurgy was a part of this task force, yet regrettably, the attempt failed, and the consequence was the Romulan Civil War.

A human by the name Nanietta "Nan" Bacco from the Federation Member State of Cestus III was elected Federation President in October of 2379, serving through the sundering of the Romulan Star Empire. It was unknown if the parasitic aliens that had overtaken Starfleet Command had also infiltrated the Federation Council at that point.


The Federation is a representative republic, with an elected president as the head of the entire interstellar state. An election is held every four years, and a president may serve for an unlimited number of terms.

Political and direct administrative power is held within the Federation Council, which is composed of one councillor from every Member World. There is no limit as to how many terms a person may serve as councillor. T'Latrek of Vulcan, for instance, served on the Federation Council for nearly a century. Each individual Member determines how its councillors will be determined; the First Minister of Bajor, for instance, nominates that world's councillor and the Chamber of Ministers ratifies him or her, while the electorates of many other Members elect their councillors directly.

The Federation government has several executive departments whose heads form the Presidential Cabinet, who advise the president on their issues of jurisdiction and run their departments on a day-to-day basis. Cabinet members can have strong influence on Federation policy based upon their work with the president and the appropriate members of the Federation Council.

Federation Membership

The Federation Constitution established guidelines for the review and admission of new members, and with the chartering of the Federation Starfleet, the search for like-minded civilizations began. In the first century of the Federation's formation, the membership rose to over fifty systems.

The eventual aim of the Federation was to unite all sentient beings in a single interstellar body, dedicated to protecting the rights of every individual and maintaining peace throughout the galaxy. These were high ideals and few Federation citizens believed such harmony was practically possible.

Although the ideals embodied in the Constitution of the Federation appeal to many lifeforms, planetary governments must justify membership in the UFP to their people. Some worlds want Starfleet as a protector and peacekeeper. Other planets want to improve their economic ties with Federation neighbors. A few governments feel that gaining a voice in galactic affairs validates becoming a member of the UFP. But each world that seeks membership learns to appreciate all of the rights of membership and to should the responsibilities that come with those rights.

Benefits of UFP membership include:

  • UFP Council Representation
  • Economic Support
  • Legal Support
  • Diplomatic Support
  • Military Support

Responsibilities of Membership

While members enjoy the benefits of belonging to the UFP, they also take on important responsibilities. First and foremost, each member swears to uphold the Federation Constitution. They agree to promote peace in the galaxy and respect the rights of all Federation citizens. In addition, each member contributes to the UFP by contributing material resources and personnel support.


New worlds join the UFP in one of two manners. Either they and the UFP have a history of past relations and the world opts to petition for membership, or the world is unknown to the UFP and joins after first contact has been made. In both cases, the requirements for joining are the same.

First Contact

Prior to considering a world for membership, the Federation Council must first make contact with the prospective civilization. Often, this first contact results from Starfleet's normal course of business - exploring the galaxy. Any time Starfleet discovers an intelligent species, it dispatches a first-contact team. If the newly encountered species does not possess warp technology the team covertly observes the culture, evaluating its social and technological status. The contact team files its report along with a recommendation for further study, without the culture's knowledge. If the species possess warp drive technology, the rules are somewhat looser. First contact is made directly via subspace radio or direct intervention.

Requirements of Membership

The requirements for acceptance into the Federation are kept intentionally simple. Before being accepted, potential worlds must:


The Review Period

After the initial contact teams have completed their missions, and a planet wishes to join the UFP, the planet is placed under Probationary Review. There is no predetermined length of time for this review; Probationary Reviews have been completed in as little as a few months in the case of the Evora, while others have been ongoing for decades as in the case of the WIP. During this process, Federation officials evaluate the planet on a variety of factors to determine suitability for membership.

The Review Board, a permanent subcommittee of the Federation Council assigns a Federation Cultural Attache to oversee the review. The Federation Cultural Attache is assigned a review team to aid in the process. Members of review teams include individuals drawn from the UFP Diplomatic Service and Contact Commission. If special circumstances exist, the team may also include officers from the Colonial Office, Starfleet, or even the Science Council.

The review team conducts periodic surveys and planetside interviews, preparing both the populace and the government for full-fledged membership. Areas, where the world does not adhere to UFP ideals, will be pointed out to the plane's leadership, along with suggestions to correct the problems. The Federation Cultural Attache and his team must make certain that their review is accurate and the leadership is providing them with all relevant information.

At the same time, the Federation Cultural Attache must educate the people of the world about the nature of the UFP. The review team has the task of laying the groundwork for inclusion in the Federation and making the transition as easy as possible. The primary concern of the team is to evaluate the world's capacity for full UFP participation. The civilization under review must successfully meet the requirements of membership.

When the review period ends, the attache files the report with the Review Board, which returns a verdict usually within a few weeks. The verdict is rarely a surprise to the potential member since one of the attache's duties is to explain the Federation Constitution to the culture and ensure the prospective species understands these principles. If the verdict is a recommendation of admittance, the Federation Council will vote on accepting the world as a new member. Membership Review Board recommendations are not ironclad guarantees one way or the other, and many times membership for some new world becomes a touchy political issue in the Council. If the vote fails, the whole review process repeats itself.

Associate Membership

when a world has successfully completed its Probationary Review, members of the UFP Integration Commission join the Cultural Attache to help the planet on its transition into full membership. During this time, the Federation officially gives the world status as an associate member of the UFP, which entitles the world to full Starfleet protection.

Integration is a joint process between the Federation and the planetary government. When both the UFP and the world agree that the time has come for full membership, the planet gains voting rights in the Federation Council and all associated benefits of full UFP membership. The integration process can last for months or even years; on rare occasions, it may be as short as a few weeks. Each planet and culture adjusts at its own speed.


For those worlds rejected, the reasons are usually obvious and fall into one of the categories: the culture is too belligerent, does not respect the personal liberty of its citizens, or does not respect the right of each citizen to achieve his full potential. While these last two may seem like the same thing, many cultures believe in personal liberty- the right of the individual to live free from fear or exploitation- while at the same time confining the individual's development to a given "caste" or other socio-economic subclasses. These cultures often have a difficult time understanding why the Federation would reject them.

Withdrawal from the Federation

Member worlds, colonies and species have occasionally left the Federation, or had their membership withdrawn.

In 2165, the Orion Syndicate manipulated public opinion on Vulcan to force them into a secession. The plan was foiled by Starfleet. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Uncertain Logic)

Between the 23rd century and the 2370s, the Caitians withdrew and reapplied for Federation membership repeatedly. Cait was welcomed back each time. (NF - Gateways novel: Cold Wars)

In 2376, the revelation of manipulation in the Federation Council by the Selelvians left to the membership of their homeworld Selelvia to be revoked. This led to the Selelvian War between the Federation, the Selelvians, and their Tholian Assembly allies. (NF novel: Stone and Anvil)

In 2378, a Changeling manipulated the government of Kerovi into withdrawing from the Federation. (VOY - Spirit Walk novel: Enemy of My Enemy) Despite the revelation of foreign intervention, the Kerovian leader stuck to the decision to save face. (VOY novel: Full Circle)

Federation Member Species (2381)

Below is a list of Federation member species as of 2381.
(Note: A few are not listed because they have no relevance to the Star Trek: Theurgy story.)

Aaamazzarite or Therbian [1] Aaamazzara (Therbia / Epsilon Serpentis) Aaamazzarite Technocracy 2221
aia'Han aia'Hnnrihstei 2205
Ajiloni (Human) Ajilon Prime Ajilon Colonial Government 2195
Alajian Alaj 2349
Albireoian (Human) Albireo II (Cygnia Minor II) Albiro Colonial Government 2195
Aldebaran (Human) Aldebaran III, IV (Alpha Tauri) 2216
Alesian Alesia Prime 2327
Algolian [2] Algol (Beta Persei II) Algolian Council 2336
Alonis [3] Alonis 2336 Nerramibus
Alphan (Human) Alpha III, V (Alpha Canaris) 2163
Alpha Centauran Alpha Centauri (Proxima) Alpha Centauri Concordium 2161
Andorian Andor (Andoria V / Procyon VII) Andorian Empire 2161 Kellerasana zh'Faila
Androsian Andros III 2358
Angosian Angosia III Rejected in
Antaran Beta Antares IV Antares Corona Worlds 2270
Antedian Antede III 2366
Antican Antica (Beta Rener VI) 2365
Antosian Antos IV (Kappa Delphini IV) Antosian Unity 2257
Arbazan Arbaza / Arbazan Arbazan Republic 2300
Arcadian Arcadia (Vellun Gamma V) Arcadian Free States 2286
Arcturian Arcturus (Alpha Bootis IV) Arcturian Systems 2212
Ardanan Ardana (Mu Lonis A III) Plutocracy of Ardana 2263
Argelian Argelius II (Xi Herculis) Argelian Star Union 2230
Ariolo Fillandia 2286
Ariman Arima before 2267
Arkarian Arkaria
Arkenite Arken II Confederation of Arken 2165
Aronnian Aronnia 2253
Arteline Arteline 2362
Ash'reem after 2309
Atrean Atrea IV
Aulacri Aulac 2246
Auquan Argo (UFC 78856)
Aurelian Aurelia I Aurelian Alliance 2248
Axanar (Axanarri) Axanar (Epsilon Eridani) Republic of Axanar 2265
Bajoran Bajor (B'hava'el VII) Third Republic of Bajor 2376 Krim Aldos
Benzite Benzar (Gamma Xertia) Benzarian Commonwealth 2369
Berellian Berellia Breéllan Alliance
Betazoid Betazed Fifth House of Betazed 2273 Cort Enaren
Betelgeusian Betelgeuse II (Alpha Orionis II) Betelgeusian Empire 2230
Bilanan Bilana III
Bolian Bolarus IX Bolian League 2320
Bre'ella Bre'el IV Bre'ellan Alliance 2366
Brikar Brikar
Burani Buran United Nations of Buran 2369
Bynar Bynaus (Sigma Regonis) Bynar Domains 2335
Bzzit Khaht Althos IV Bzzit Khaht Cooperative 2279
Cairn Cairn Cairn Khaganate 2380
Caitian Cait (15 Lyncis) Caitian Union 2181
Camus II
Candelarian Candelar IV 2350s
Catullan Catulla (Theta Pictoris) Commonwealth of Catulla 2185
Cestian (Human) Cestus III
Choblik Choblav
Coridanite Coridan Prime (Coridan III) People's Republic of Coridan 2267
Cygnian Cygnet XIV State of Cygnet 2251
Daliwakan Daliwaka
Damiani Damiano Damiano Allied Planets 2341
Danteri Danter Danteri Empire before 2370
Danulan Danula II
Dedderac Deddrai (Dedderei)
Deian Paktar
Delbian Delb II Kingdom of Delb 2330
Delosian Delos IV
Delphine Triton II (Omicron V) 2367
Deltan Delta IV Deltan Union 2223


Deneb Kaitos II, IV, V Commonwealth of Denebia 2259
Denevan (Human) Deneva Prime (Ingraham B) Denevan Diaspora 2162
Denobulan Denobula Triaxa (Iota Bootis) Denobulan Unity 2180
Djanai (and Inari) Djana
Dorset Delta Sigma IV
Dramian Dramia I, II
Draylaxian Draylax
Edoan Edo
Edosian Edos (92 Trianguli-Rho)
Eeiauoan Eeiauo
Efrosian Efros (Efros Delta or Atreos IV) Provisional Government of Efros 2283
Ekosian Ekos (M43-Alpha I) 2273
Elasian Elas (Tellun I) Empire of Elas
Elaysian laysia (Gemworld) Elaysian Council 2345
Evoran Evora Evoran Duchy 2375
Fabrini New Fabrina (Yonada) (UFC 376082)
Fendaussi Fendaus V
Fralli Frallia
Galakhi Galakhi 2271
Gallimite Gallima
Gelrakian Gelrak V
Gideonite Gideon (Delta Dorado)
Gnalish Gnala
Goranian Goran IV
Grazerite Grazer Grazer Status 2305
Guidon Guidon
Haliian Haliia
Hamalki Hamal IV
Hekaran Hekaras II Hekaran Independent Alliance 2350
Hermat Hermat (Amphibalus III) Hermat Directorate 2349
Horta Janus VI 2268
Huanni Huan Principality of Huan 2294
Human (& Cetacean) Earth (Terra / Sol III) United Earth 2161
Icorian Icor IX
Igresh Igre
Intarian Intar
Iotian Sigma Iotia II
Irriol Lrru-Ir
Ithenite Ithen (Orodanga) Ithenite Republic 2165
Izarian (Centauran/Human) Izar (Epsilon Bootis III) Colony of Izar 2183
K'normian K'normia (Psi Tauri)
Kaferian Kaferia (Tau Ceti III) 2378
Kasheeta Kashet Kasheetan Commonwealth 2286
Kazarite Kazar Kazar League 2281
Keorgan Keorga applied in 2376
Kerovian Kerovi
Klaestron Klaestron IV 2378
Koas Koa (Mu Arae) Koan Colonies 2380 Sicarios
Kobheerian Kobheeria
Kreetassan Kreetassa
Kriosian Krios
Ktarian Ktaris (Ktaria VII)
K'vin K'vin Hegemony
Lembattan Lembatta Prime
Lendri Lendrin 2370s
Lirin Liria Lirin Unity 2250s
Loktaran Loktara
Lorillian Lorillia
Lunan (Human) Luna (Sol IIIa)
Magna Roman Magna Roma (FGC-892 IV) 2274
Makusian Makus III
Martian Mars (Sol IV) Confederated Martian Colonies 2162
Mazarite / Mazorite Mazor
Medusan Medusa (Xi Hydrae)
Megarite Megara
Melkotian Melkot (Theta Kiokis II)
Menk (& Velakian) Menk 2236
Merakan Merak II
Monchezkin Monchezke before 2233
Nadorian Nador 2267
Napean Napea
Nasat Nasat before 2380 C29 Green
New Parisian (Human) New Paris
Norlak Norlak Resergency 2375
Novan (Human) Terra Nova
Ochati Ochat
Ontailian Ona (Ontail) 2375 Eftheria Lo
Oriki Oriki 2288
Osadjani Osadj
Ovri Qworthrik
Pahkwa-thanh Pahkwa Majoris 2360
Palkeo Est Altair IV
Pak'shree Pak'shree
Pandrilite Pandril 2290s Govrin
Pangean (Human) Pangea
Payav Mestiko 2293
Pelian / Peliar Peliar Zel II
Pentamian Pentam V
Pentaran Pentarus II, III, V
Pentharan (various) Penthara IV New Seattle Colony
Penzatti Penzatti
Phylosian Phylos II 2316
Pree' Pree'nos (Rho Geminorum)
Prellarian Prellaria
Proximan (Human) Alpha Proxima II 2198
Qualorian (Zakdorn) Qualor II
Quodarian Quodar 2266
Ramatian / Ramatisian Ramatis III
Regaran Regara


Regulus III, V
Rey Gullrey
Rhaandarite Rhandarel / Rhaandaran


Beta Rigel II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, X United Worlds and Colonies of Rigel 2164 Tomorok
Risan / Risian Risa (Epsilon Ceti B II) 2249
Roylan Royla
S'ti'ach S'ti'ach'aas
Sandpinian Sandpinia
Saurian Sauria (UFC 512)
Scordian Scordia
Selay Selay (Beta Renner IV)
Selenean Selene
Selelvian Selelvia
Selkie (Pacifican) Pacifica
Shamin Shamin / O'Ryan's Planet
Shessran Daran V (Kachissat)
Sirian Sirius IX
Skorr Skorr
Spican Spica
Ssana Ssan
Sulamid Sulamid
Syrath Syr
Ta'Troshan Ta'Trosha IV 2361
Tabukan Tabuk III & IV 2290
Talosian Talos IV
Tandaran Tandar Prime 2320s
Tarsusian (Human) Tarsus II, III, IV 2268
Tellarite Tellar Prime (61 Cygni) United Planets of Tellar 2161
Tenaran (Human) Tenara
Teneebian Teneebia (Alpha Comae Berenices)
Tessenite Tessen III
Thelusian Thelusia
Threllvian Threllvia
Tiburonian Tiburon (Omega Fornacis A) 2190 Gnizbreg
Triexian Triex
Trill Trillius Prime <no wiki>Trill</no wiki> Symbiosis 2285 Jix
Troyian Troyius (Tellun V)
Tygarian Tygar
Tyrellian Tyrellia (Tyrelli)
Ullian Ullia Ullian Free State
Valakian Valakis
Valzhan Valzhan 2268
Vegan (Human) Vega IX Vega Colony 2164
Vemla Vemlan
Venturi Alpha Venturi Major
Verdanite (mutated Human) Verdanis (Terratin / Terra 10)
Vestian Vestios Prime Vestian Council 2310
Violacean Violacea
Vissian Vissia Prime
Vobilite Vobilin
Vorgon Vorgon 2359
Vulcan Vulcan (40 Eridani A II) Vulcan Confederacy of Surak 2161 T'Los
Vulpinian Inari
Wawu (Dessican) Dessica II
Xahean Xahea
Xanno New Xannon 2229
Xantoras Xantor
Xaranite Xaran
Xelatian Xelata (Tau 56 III) 2286
Xindi New Xindus Xindi Ruling Council 2311
Yridian Yridia Prime
Zadarian (Various) Zadar IV
Zakdorn Zakdorn 2344
Zaldan Zalda (Zald or Dolium V) 2290 Molmaan
Zaranite Zaran (Byrdica II / Mu Capricorni) 2251
Zelonite Zelon
Zibalia III Zibalian
  1. Confirmed member in ST reference: Star Charts.
  2. Confirmed member in TNG: "Q-Pid".
  3. Confirmed member in ST novel: Articles of the Federation and DS9-Mission Gamma novel: Twilight.