Caitian evaluation of the FederationExcerpt from the Ministry of Diplomacy, Caitian RepublicStardate: 2306.89Evaluation of the United Federation of PlanetsINTRODUCTIONRecently one of our starships encountered a vessel from a previously unknown alien race. These aliens represent a larger interstellar alliance known as the United Federation of Planets. From what we have gathered this Federation is a group of around 80 races (as of this entry) spread over several thousand light years of space. The Federation claims to be dedicated to the interests of peace, interspecies cooperation, mutual defense and the exploration of the galaxy.While the Federation's ideals are not all that dissimilar to our own, we believe that it would still be wise to err on the side of caution. As any good predator knows, one of the simplest (and most dishonorable) ways to catch your prey is to set a trap for them, and the Federation may not be all that it seems.OVERVIEWThere are a wide variety of races that are members of the Federation.