Re: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts Of Empire review thread From the Typhon Pact perspective--rather, the Typhon non-Romulan perspective---they've been in an arms race with the Federation for quite some time and far behind, too. Point re: the claims, by the way. That's largely true, yes. That doesn't mean that, from the non-Federation perspective, the Federation isn't culturally imperialistic/influential/whatever you want to call it beyond its frontiers. Its influence in rebuilding Cardassia comes to mind, likewise the apparent moderation of the Klingon Empire. Sure. Trust and verify.