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{{Government|image=Noimnav.png|name=Cardassian Union|capital=[[Cardassia Prime]]|species=[[Cardassian]]|system=Pseudo-democratic|techstatus=Star Trek Canon}}
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{{Government
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|name        = Cardassian Union
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|image       = [[Image:CardassianUnion.png|150px]]
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|imagecap    = Emblem of the Cardassian Union
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|location    = [[Alpha Quadrant]]
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|capital     = Lakat, [[Cardassia Prime]]
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|founded    = pre-1871
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|warp        = 1925
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|species     = [[Cardassian]]
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|language    = Cardassian
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|currency    = Lek
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|type        = Representative Democracy
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|headstate  = Castellan of the Cardassian Union
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|headgov    = Castellan of the Cardassian Union
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|legislature = Detapa Council
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|judiciary  = Cardassian Supreme Tribunal
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|military    = Cardassian Central Command
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|intel      =
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*Cardassian Intelligence Bureau
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*Obsidian Order
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|flag        =
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}}
  
The [[Cardassian Union]] is the governing body of the [[Cardassian]] people. The capital world of the Union is [[Cardassia Prime]] which is also the home planet of the [[Cardassian]] race. Many consider [[Tret Akleen]] to be the father of the Union.
 
  
== History ==
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The '''Cardassian Union''', also referred to as the '''Cardassian Empire''', is an interstellar political entity in the [[Alpha Quadrant]], headed by the civilian Detapa Council and the military Central Command, based on planet [[Cardassia Prime]].
  
=== Early History ===
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==History==
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:''See main article: '''[[Cardassian history]]'''.''
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The balance of political power between the Detapa Council and Central Command has shifted numerous time through history, influenced at times by the [[Obsidian Order]], Cardassia's secretive intelligence organization. In [[2372]], the Detapa Council took control of the government, sparking suspicions of a [[Dominion]]-influenced coup and leading to a [[Klingon]] invasion. In 2373, [[Gul]] [[Skrain Dukat]], then military advisor to the Detapa Council, secretly negotiated an alliance with the Dominion, making himself the nominal head of the Cardassian Union.
  
The planet of [[Cardassia Prime]] was first colonised by an ancient race known as the First Hebetians. Their burial mounds were uncovered in the late [[2160s]] but these magnificent relics were ransacked after the modern [[Cardassian]] society become militant when the planet's natural resources began to run out.
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In the aftermath of the [[Dominion War]], a democratic government was established, headed by [[Alon Ghemor]].
  
First contact between the Cardassians and [[Bajor]] occurred in the [[16th century]]. Using lightships, [[Bajoran]] explorers managed to traverse the space between Bajor and Cardassia Prime. In recent times, Cardassia has denied the story.
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==Government and Politics==
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Through their entire expansionist period, the Cardassian government was a military dictatorship called the Central Command. Although traditionally under the control of the Detapa Council, the civilian ruling body, both the Central Command and the Obsidian Order intelligence agency often operated with virtual autonomy. The two agencies often vied with each other over governmental control and policies. A special military liaison office was present that served to link the Central Command to that of the Obsidian Order. It was effectively considered a neutral position though it had little power over the direction of the Order.
  
As Cardassian civilisation developed the society's heavy demands on the planet's natural resources began to strip it bare. The culture turned to war and conquered numerous worlds in the name of survival and national pride.
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A civilian uprising to overthrow the Central Command restored power to the Detapa Council, but it remained influential in politics and society. When the Cardassians concluded their alliance with the Dominion, Cardassia became a virtual dictatorship, with Gul Dukat in command.
  
=== The Modern Cardassian Union ===
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Following the Dominion War the Cardassian Union became a representative democracy. However, previously ([[2375]]) it was a military dictatorship. The [[Detapa Council]] acts as the legislature of the Union.
  
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There were a number of different political factions within the government which included the [[Directorate]] that sought to maintain the power of the military and the democratic [[Reunion Project]]. In addition, there were the [[Revanche]] that sought to control the wormhole in the Bajor system and [[Dja Bajora Karass]] which aimed for the reconquest of Bajor itself.
  
[[Category:Cultures]][[Category:Factions]]
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===Groups===
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*[[Detapa Council]]
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*[[Cardassian Central Command]]
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*[[Obsidian Order]] (dissolved)
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**[[Applied Science Directorate]]
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***[[Bajor Division]]
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*[[Cardassian Intelligence Bureau]]
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*[[Cardassian dissident movement]]
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*[[Cardassian Guard]]
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*[[Cardassian Finance Ministry]]
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*[[Cardassian Ministry of Trade]]
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*[[Cardassian Science Ministry]]
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*[[Cardassian Ministry of Justice]]
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*[[Cardassian Supreme Tribunal]]
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*[[Cardassian Bureau of Identification]]
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*[[Loyalty Investigation Board]]
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*[[Oralian Way]]
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*[[Revanche|Revanche Party]]
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*[[True Way]]
  
[[Category:Governments]]
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===Foreign Relations===
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As of 2369, the Cardassians were allied with the [[Klaestron]].
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*[[Bajoran-Cardassian Treaty]]
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*[[Jankata Accord]]
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*[[Federation-Cardassian Treaty of 2370]]
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==Military==
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The primary space force of the Cardassian Union is the [[Cardassian Guard]], which is administrated by [[Central Command]]. The [[Obsidian Order]] served as the primary intelligence organization for the Union, but no longer. A common award given by the Cardassian Union is the [[Legate's Crest of Valor]].
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Though the [[Proficient Service Medallion]] was also a prestigious award. The head of the military and of Central Command was a Cardassian who held the rank of [[Gul-Tar]].
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In [[2367]], the military made use of transporters with active feed pattern buffers, despite the Federation having more advanced transporter technology. The Guard also made use of high-energy subspace fields on ships to jam enemy [[sensor]]s. The Cardassian Union also possessed inferior replicator technology to that of the Federation, as of 2369.
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The Cardassian Guard was divided into orders; following the withdrawal from Bajor in 2369, both the [[Fourth Order|Fourth]] and [[Seventh Order]]s were stationed near Bajoran space.
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==Culture==
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:See ''[[Cardassians Culture]]''
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Cardassian colonies tend to have a [[Re-education Center]] present on the planet in order to ensure the loyalty of the population. The [[Oralian Way]] is a repressed religious group in the Cardassian Union.
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The [[Lek]] was the unit of currency present within the Union.
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==Territory==
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The [[Union Territories]] were noted to have borders with the [[Talarian Republic]], [[Breen Confederacy]] and the [[Tzenkethi Coalition]].
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In addition the [[Ferengi Alliance]] and the [[United Federation of Planets]] shared a border with the Cardassian Union.
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In [[2368]], territories near the borders of the Union included the Federation worlds [[Minos Korva]] and [[Solarion IV]], the neutral planets [[Torman V]] and [[Tohvun III]], and the [[Valo system]], located approximately 13,000 kilometers from the border in neutral territory. Federation facilities near the border at this time included [[Starbase 211]], [[Lya Station Alpha]], and the [[Argus Array]].
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Cardassian territory was at least partially re-defined in 2369, as the Cardassians withdrew from Bajor. In [[2371]], [[Prophet's Landing]] was the Bajoran colony closest to the new Cardassian border.
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The Cardassian territory  is also bordered [[Romulan Star Empire|Romulan]] space, at least during the [[Dominion War]]. Their territories met in the [[Glintara sector]].
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Following the Dominion War, Union territory was reduced to the [[Algira sector|Algira]], [[Almatha sector|Almatha]], [[Cardassia sector|Cardassia]] and [[Dorvan sector]]s.
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===Planets===
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*[[Amleth Prime]]
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*[[Cardassia]]
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*[[Cardassia III]]
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*[[Cardassia IV]]
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*[[Celtris III]]
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*[[Doltec]]
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*[[Kestian]]
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*[[Lazon II]]
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*[[Omekla III]]
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*[[Orias III]]
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*[[Sunzek]]
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*[[Ventani II]]
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===Star systems===
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*[[Chin'toka system]]
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*[[Cuellar system]]
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*[[Dameron system]]
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*[[Davon system]]
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*[[Hurik system]]
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*[[Kelrabi system]]
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*[[Ketch'Tor asteroid belt]]
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*[[Orias system]]
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*[[Pentath system]]
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*[[Torg'Q system]]
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*[[Ventani system]]
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===Other features===
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*[[Almatha sector]]
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*[[Farside Station]]
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*[[McAllister C-Five Nebula]]
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*[[Outpost 47]]
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*[[Rokat colony]]
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*[[Sector 21505]]
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[[Category:Cardassian Union]]

Latest revision as of 21:06, 11 August 2012

150px
Emblem of the Cardassian Union
Cardassian Union
Basic Information
Location:

Alpha Quadrant

Capital:

Lakat, Cardassia Prime

Founded:

pre-1871

Warp Capable:

1925

Major Species:

Cardassian

Official Language:

Cardassian

Official Currency:

Lek

Political Information
Government:

Representative Democracy

Head of State:

Castellan of the Cardassian Union

Head of Government:

Castellan of the Cardassian Union

Legislature:

Detapa Council

Judiciary:

Cardassian Supreme Tribunal

Military Branches:

Cardassian Central Command

Intelligence Service:
  • Cardassian Intelligence Bureau
  • Obsidian Order
[Source]


The Cardassian Union, also referred to as the Cardassian Empire, is an interstellar political entity in the Alpha Quadrant, headed by the civilian Detapa Council and the military Central Command, based on planet Cardassia Prime.

History

See main article: Cardassian history.

The balance of political power between the Detapa Council and Central Command has shifted numerous time through history, influenced at times by the Obsidian Order, Cardassia's secretive intelligence organization. In 2372, the Detapa Council took control of the government, sparking suspicions of a Dominion-influenced coup and leading to a Klingon invasion. In 2373, Gul Skrain Dukat, then military advisor to the Detapa Council, secretly negotiated an alliance with the Dominion, making himself the nominal head of the Cardassian Union.

In the aftermath of the Dominion War, a democratic government was established, headed by Alon Ghemor.

Government and Politics

Through their entire expansionist period, the Cardassian government was a military dictatorship called the Central Command. Although traditionally under the control of the Detapa Council, the civilian ruling body, both the Central Command and the Obsidian Order intelligence agency often operated with virtual autonomy. The two agencies often vied with each other over governmental control and policies. A special military liaison office was present that served to link the Central Command to that of the Obsidian Order. It was effectively considered a neutral position though it had little power over the direction of the Order.

A civilian uprising to overthrow the Central Command restored power to the Detapa Council, but it remained influential in politics and society. When the Cardassians concluded their alliance with the Dominion, Cardassia became a virtual dictatorship, with Gul Dukat in command.

Following the Dominion War the Cardassian Union became a representative democracy. However, previously (2375) it was a military dictatorship. The Detapa Council acts as the legislature of the Union.

There were a number of different political factions within the government which included the Directorate that sought to maintain the power of the military and the democratic Reunion Project. In addition, there were the Revanche that sought to control the wormhole in the Bajor system and Dja Bajora Karass which aimed for the reconquest of Bajor itself.

Groups

Foreign Relations

As of 2369, the Cardassians were allied with the Klaestron.

Military

The primary space force of the Cardassian Union is the Cardassian Guard, which is administrated by Central Command. The Obsidian Order served as the primary intelligence organization for the Union, but no longer. A common award given by the Cardassian Union is the Legate's Crest of Valor.

Though the Proficient Service Medallion was also a prestigious award. The head of the military and of Central Command was a Cardassian who held the rank of Gul-Tar.

In 2367, the military made use of transporters with active feed pattern buffers, despite the Federation having more advanced transporter technology. The Guard also made use of high-energy subspace fields on ships to jam enemy sensors. The Cardassian Union also possessed inferior replicator technology to that of the Federation, as of 2369.

The Cardassian Guard was divided into orders; following the withdrawal from Bajor in 2369, both the Fourth and Seventh Orders were stationed near Bajoran space.

Culture

See Cardassians Culture

Cardassian colonies tend to have a Re-education Center present on the planet in order to ensure the loyalty of the population. The Oralian Way is a repressed religious group in the Cardassian Union.

The Lek was the unit of currency present within the Union.

Territory

The Union Territories were noted to have borders with the Talarian Republic, Breen Confederacy and the Tzenkethi Coalition.

In addition the Ferengi Alliance and the United Federation of Planets shared a border with the Cardassian Union.

In 2368, territories near the borders of the Union included the Federation worlds Minos Korva and Solarion IV, the neutral planets Torman V and Tohvun III, and the Valo system, located approximately 13,000 kilometers from the border in neutral territory. Federation facilities near the border at this time included Starbase 211, Lya Station Alpha, and the Argus Array.

Cardassian territory was at least partially re-defined in 2369, as the Cardassians withdrew from Bajor. In 2371, Prophet's Landing was the Bajoran colony closest to the new Cardassian border.

The Cardassian territory is also bordered Romulan space, at least during the Dominion War. Their territories met in the Glintara sector.

Following the Dominion War, Union territory was reduced to the Algira, Almatha, Cardassia and Dorvan sectors.

Planets

Star systems

Other features