Frankincense + Myrrh wrote:
Without the various Federation species being allied to one another, what would stop the Klingons from attempting to expand and conquer the humans?
With the exception of the events of Errand of Mercy, there apparently has never been a large military conflict with the Klingon.
And just because there is no federation, doesn't mean that the dozens/hundreds of species (and their
militarys) that would have made up the federation simply disappeared.
But divided what chance would they stand?