Re: Federation vs The Dominiom: The Rematch.
Because the Federation is the greatest threat to the Dominion in thousands of years. Better to expand now than end up being surrounded on all sides in a few decades.
How is a largely benevolent government a threat to the Dominion? This sounds like Changeling propaganda.
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again