C.E. Evans wrote:
Um, that was exactly what Picard said, so why are you calling it false?
Picard didn't say "Having a unified planetary government
The Overlord wrote:
I doubt the Federation would have allowed the Cardassian Union to join the Federation, when they were still under a military dictatorship.
It would depend on how much the Federation need to have the Cardassians as a part of the Federation, what as a total package the Cardassians brought to the mix.
If military dictatorships were already common amongst the Federation's Membership, adding the Cardassians would not be an exception.