R. Star wrote:
Guy Gardener wrote:
Does the Mayor of Washington DC, the Governor of Colorado (is that right?)and the President of the USA get into jurisdictional pissing contests about control?
But yes, you make a good analogy with that one comparing it to a looser form of the US.
The District of Columbia does have a mayor and city council, but the US Congress maintains supreme authority over the district and may overturn local laws.
So the federation council may have more power over Earth than it does over any other federation member, because of the council presence here. The federation president's ability to order a state of emergency on Earth may have been unique to this one world.