The United Federation of Planets is a major Alpha Quadrant alliance within the Star Trek universe. The Federation includes Earth. Members of The Federation are generally (but not always) portrayed as the protagonists in the Star Trek franchise. Use this with the [star-trek] tag.

In the Star Trek universe, the United Federation of Planets is one of the dominant political and trade alliances of the Alpha Quadrant of the Milky Way Galaxy. It consists of more than 150 planets, including Earth, and thousands of colonies. The Federation maintains Starfleet as its scientific, peacekeeping, and defense armada.

Members of The Federation are generally (but not always) portrayed as the protagonists in the Star Trek franchise.

At various times, the Federation has been at war with the Romulan and Klingon empires, the Cardassian Union, the Borg, and the Dominion.

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