Re: Political expansion limits of the Federation
One thing I've wondered though is how come the Federation has never encountered and incorporated a culture with transwarp. It seems most members are at an equal technological level, but the major requirements we see are a planetary government, social and cultural equality and warp technology.
The Borg had transwarp technology, but they really weren't into sharing it with the Federation (at least not without a very high price).
"There's always someone wanting to ruin a good party..."