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Old January 28 2013, 02:02 AM   #12
C.E. Evans
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Re: What are the requirements for the joining the Federation?

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Well, when there's a specific reference to a unified world, I think they mean a unified world rather than one that isn't.
Yes, but not a specific reference to a (your words) "Having a unified planetary government."
Those aren't my words, those are the actual words actually spoken onscreen by Picard in "Attached."
FTL drive ... would already be a fait accompli for those seeking Federation membership.
This isn't the first time this matter has appeared on this board.
I think you're actually talking about something beside the point. If a world is applying for membership in the Federation, it's already a given that the first contact protocols no longer apply.
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