United Federation of Planets

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==Organization==
 
==Organization==
The Federation is governed by a President and the Federation Council, both of which have offices on [[Earth]].  The means by which Federation Council members attain their positions has never been clearly described; evidence suggests that they are appointed by the planetary governments of their homeworlds.  The President is elected by the council itself,<ref>[[DS9]] "Home Front"</ref> making the Federation a type of oligarchy, since the citizens little influence over the interplanetary government.
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The Federation is governed by a President and the Federation Council, both of which have offices on [[Earth]].  The means by which Federation Council members attain their positions has never been clearly described; evidence suggests that they are appointed by the planetary governments of their homeworlds.  It is not clear whether the President is elected by the council itself or by the citizens of the Federation.<ref>[[DS9]] "Home Front"</ref>
  
The Federation has at least one secret intelligence organization called [[Section 31]]<ref>[[DS9]] "Inquisition"</ref>.  It is not clear whether Section 31 is entirely an external intelligence and "black-ops" agency or it also functions as an internal intelligence and secret police service.
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The Federation has at least one secret intelligence organization called [[Section 31]]<ref>[[DS9]] "Inquisition"</ref>.  It is not clear whether Section 31 is entirely an external intelligence and "black-ops" agency or it also functions as an internal intelligence and secret police service.  It has been stated as being a department of Starfleet Security.
  
 
==Attributes==
 
==Attributes==

Revision as of 13:04, 26 January 2011

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