....which is why they are no true power. Every single war, the Federation has essentially lost. I want to concentrate on the Dominion War. The war, in my eyes, was clearly won by the Dominion. The Federation has lost millions of lives and their ships have been reduced to scrap and crap. The Cardassians have been wiped out, well, almost. The Klingons and the Romulans is estimated have 30 years before they recover. If I remember correctly, The Battle of Cardassia was to be the major victory of the Dominion and the Alliance would have been crushed. But the Cardassians, decided to attack Dominion and Breen warships instead of attacking the Alliance. This was the major turning point. The Dominion lost, Cardassia Prime was reduced to rubble and the Alliance won. The point? Four major powers had to combine their forces to win against one major power. What a shame. I can't believe people take pride in the Federation. It is weak and useless. The Cardassians basically sacrificed themselves so everyone can benefit. Everyone had something left after the war, while my beloved species had NOTHING.