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Old November 8 2012, 05:18 AM   #4
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Re: Federation planets and internal revolution

montag01 wrote: View Post
... resulting in the rise of a dictator or some other government that likely doesn't espouse Federation principles?
If the revolution was a popular one with the planet's general population, that would be a factor. Should the new state fall too far outside the criteria for being a Federation member, the collective membership could decide to expel that world (or collection of worlds) from the Federation.

On the other hand, if they do change to a significant degree, but they remain in close association with enough individual Federation members, say a group of regional trading partners, then they could hang onto their membership.

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