Re: Best and worst examples of diplomacy in Star Trek
The Gorn didn't want some land, they were repelling what they considered invaders from their land.
I've never understood this idea that since the Federation likes to explore they should be able to roll into others space without repercussions.
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"