Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
And like I said, it never forces anyone to join, so there's no downside to this.
In "A Taste of Armageddon" it was Ambassador Fox's mission to obtain a treaty port
on Eminiar Seven.
Fox: "... if the Federation had a treaty port here. We mean to have that port and I'm here to get it.
No, Eminiar Seven wasn't being force to join, but the Federation apparently wasn't above employing force to get Eminiar Seven to let them in.