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Old February 13 2013, 11:18 PM   #127
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Re: My "Just Saw Insurrection For the First Time" Review.

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As the planet is inhabitated by a group of people who aren't members of the Federation it is NOT a Federation planet. No doubt there are plenty of inhabiated planets that fall within Federation space whose inhabitants aren't part of the Federation.
So it's okay if the Romulans, Klingons or Cardassians team-up with the S'ona to extract the meta-phasic particles?
Well they would have to seek Federation approval to traverse Federation Space to travel to that planet, and as soon as they sought it, the first thing that the Federation should do is to send a ship to investigate why they are interested in that planet.
If planets that aren't members yet are within the sphere of Federation influence aren't Federation property, there should be more than enough in the way of gaps for other governments ships to make their way to the Briar Patch without passing through systems controlled by the Federation.

You can't have it both ways. Either the planet belongs to the Federation or its fair game for anyone whose interested in the radiation?
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