Lord Zack's Space Opera
United Federation of Planets
The United Federation of Planets is an interstellar group of worlds united by a federal republic. It is located primarily in the Alpha Quadrant. It shares common beliefs, including universal liberty and equality for all races. These beliefs separate it from many other interstellar hegemonies that are often based on a single race dominating others.
The Federation generally rejects militarism. While Starfleet bares the responsibility of protecting the Federation it is considered a peacekeeping and exploratory organization and not a military one, though this is disputed by many of it’s rivals. Local military organizations exist within the Federation, typically under the aegis of planetary governments and species, such as the Andorian Imperial Guard and Vulcan High Command, however these are limited, especially in their capability to move their forces across extraterrestrial space.
New Member Races of the Federation
Earth Reptile (“Eocene/Silurian”)
Mars Reptile (Ice Warriors)