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Old July 28 2013, 04:46 PM   #57
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Re: Is the UFP's expansion at odds with its own ideals?

I always thought the Prime Directive and the need for exploration conflicted. Honestly, any time you even enter a sentient beings system there exists a chance for contamination. No matter what precautions you put in place.

See: The Omega Glory or Who Watches the Watchers.

Plus, you are actually violating others territory in the name of exploration. The Federation has decided that their need for knowledge outweighs a cultures right to know what is happening on their own planet.
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