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Old March 15 2013, 04:49 PM   #3
Pavonis
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Re: Does Starfleet have to stop other powers First Contact?

As I understand it, the Prime Directive was a general order to all Starfleet personnel directi them not to set themselves up as gods on primitive worlds. Then it became the Federation's foreign policy, even with respect to societies technologically equal to their own. And it seems that Starfleet in the 24th century thinks the PD is an excuse to pretend that they don't exist for the rest of the galaxy. So if Starfleet wants to pretend they don't exist, then stopping other cultures from contacting pre-warp civilizations would be a violation of their Prime Directive.
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