United Federation of Planets

Founded in 2161, the United Federation of Planets is an interstellar alliance of more than 150 planetary governments, spread out over 8,000 light-years. Members of the Federation are united in various endeavors involving trade, exploration, science and defense. The Federation is overseen by the Federation Council, which is comprised of representatives from member planets. The Council meets in San Francisco on Earth and is led by the Federation president, based in Paris.