Ooh. Your idea is better. It could be quite the political thrller...
You could get into some right gritty, meaty stories, from dealing with refugees, the collapse of the political structure and the power vacuum it caused, different sides vying to fill it (from hardline military officers, to a Tal Shiar operative with their own agenda, a pro-UFP group with ties to Spocks former movement, isolationists wanting to cut off all outside interference, the bastard bloodline of a former Emperor), plus Klingons rattling sabres and looking to take advantage of the turmoil, etc.
Commander Austin Harris, First Officer, Deep Space Nine (by FltCpt. Bossco)
8.01 - Darkest Before Dawn
(Chapter 8 added, 12/09/2015)