Re: What are the requirements for the joining the Federation?
Or it could be absolutely none of those things. Until we get a West Wing style series specifically about the UFP, I doubt we'll ever know. But we can guess our asses off.
Those open-minded enough to accept the novels would likely enjoy Articles of the Federation
by Keith R.A. DeCandido, a West Wing
-style novel about a year in the life of the Federation President.
The mechanisms of Federation government are also explored in the novels:
- A Time to Kill by David Mack
- A Time to Heal by David Mack
- A Time for War, A Time for Peace by Keith R.A. DeCandido
- Articles of the Federation by Keith R.A. DeCandido
- Destiny: Gods of Night by David Mack
- Destiny: Mere Mortals by David Mack
- Destiny: Lost Souls by David Mack
- A Singular Destiny by Keith R.A. DeCandido
- TNG: Losing the Peace by William Leisner
- Typhon Pact: Zero Sum Game by David Mack
- Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire by David R. George III
- Typhon Pact: Paths of Disharmony by Dayton Ward
- Typhon Pact: Plagues of Night by David R. George III
- Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn by David R. George III
- TNG: Cold Equations: Silent Weapons by David Mack
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946