R. Star wrote:
Yeah the Karemma seemed to be able to do their own thing and even had their own ships for example. They were even allowed to indirectly trade with the Alpha Quadrant through the Ferengi, though were punished accordingly when it was found out they had dealings with the Federation.
So really the Dominion just seems to be a giant collection scheme almost. Bases, raw materials and other forms of tribute in exchange for their "protection."
The Dominion are a bunch of gangsters. It's going to really suck when the Federation is forced to meet the Dominon's full military might in the next few decades when their ships finally reach the Gamma Quadrant.