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Old August 12 2012, 03:40 AM   #71
The Overlord
Re: Is the Federation a True Democracy? And How Did It Reach That Poin

Some of the dialogue from the DS9 ep Paradise Lost supports the idea that the Federation is a democracy, with Sisko telling admiral Layton that he is trying to create a military dictatorship in the Federation, by overthrowing an elected government and replacing it with direct rule from Starfleet. Clearly the President of the Federation has to win some sort of election and the civilian government runs things, rather then Starfleet itself.

Besides the Federation is supposed to be a utopia, wouldn't a Utopian have civilian involvement in how the government is run? It be more like a dystopia if the civilians had no real say in how the government is run.
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