Treaty of Algeron

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The Treaty of Algeron is an agreement with the Romulans. It forbids the development of Cloaking Technology by the Federation. It has been a significant strategic disadvantage for the Federation.
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The '''Treaty of Algeron''' is an agreement between the [[United Federation of Planets]] and the [[Romulan Star Empire]] that somehow "keeps the peace" between the two powers, who presumably negotiated it following the events of "The Enterprise Incident" ([[TOS]]).
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Under the terms of the treaty, the Federation may not develop or deploy [[cloaking device|cloaking technology]], resulting in a significant tactical disadvantage for Federation starships. What the Romulans gave up in return (if anything) remains unclear.
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==Exceptions==
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In 2371, the Romulans agreed to loan one of their own cloaking devices to the Federation and installed it on the ''[[USS Defiant (NX-74205) |USS Defiant]]''. It's use was to be restricted to the Gamma Quadrant under Romulan supervision. In return, the Federation agreed to share all intelligence that the ship acquired in the Gamma Quadrant.
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During the Dominion War, the Federation deployed a field of cloaked, [[replicator|self-replicating]] mines to block access to the [[Bajoran Wormhole]]. It is unclear whether this event required another special dispensation from the Romulans or the Treaty only applies to [[starship]]s and other crewed vehicles.
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It is uncertain whether or not the holo-ship in ''[[Star Trek: Insurrection]]'' was a violation of the treaty or an approved use of a cloaking device on a operational starship.  What can be seen from the movie is that the design of the ship itself was ''not'' common knowledge, so it is entirely possible that the entire [[Ba'ku]] relocation project was done in secret, and construction of the ship was a treaty violation.
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==References==
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[http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Algeron Treaty of Algeron] at Memory Alpha
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[[Category: Star Trek]]
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[[Category: ST Politics]]

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