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The Alpha Quadrant is one of the four quadrants of the Milky Way Galaxy, and lies in the "south-west" region of the galactic map.

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The Alpha Quadrant is home to a number of major and minor political entities including the United Federation of Planets, whose headquarters is located on Earth on the border with the neighboring Beta Quadrant. Most of the Federation's member planets are located in the Alpha Quadrant, including Betazed, Deneva, Bolarus, Trill, and Benzar. In its entirety, the Federation spans over 8,000 light years in both the Alpha and Beta Quadrants.

The Federation's biggest ally, and one time enemy, the Klingon Empire, also occupies a few systems in the Alpha Quadrant, but its largest sphere of influence is the Beta Quadrant. Some smaller powers in the Alpha Quadrant include the Orions, the Tholian Assembly, the Breen Confederacy, the Gorn Hegemony, the Tzenkethi, and the Ferengi Alliance. However, one of the largest political entities in the Alpha Quadrant is the Cardassian Union.

Situated in Sector 45833, bordering the Bajoran Sector, the Cardassians occupy a large number of star systems and planets, and also shares borders with the Ferengi and the Breen. Throughout the 24th century, relations between the Cardassians and the Federation have often been strained with the Federation-Cardassian War between the 2340s and 2360s, though that war was ended in 2366 and the two worked towards a tenuous peace. (ST reference: Star Trek: Star Charts)

That peace ended in 2373, when the Cardassians entered into an alliance with the Gamma Quadrant's Dominion. By the end of the year, the Dominion War broke out and the Dominion managed to occupy many Alpha Quadrant worlds including Betazed. However by 2375, the Federation Alliance, comprising the Federation, the Klingons, and the Romulan Star Empire, managed to defeat the Dominion and occupy Cardassia. (DS9 episodes: "By Inferno's Light", "Call to Arms", "In the Pale Moonlight", "What You Leave Behind")

When the Borg returned, the Federation, Klingons and the Romulans formed an alliance to drive them back out. Admiral Sela tried to negotiate with the Borg, only to end up nearly assimilated by them. (ST video games: Armada, Armada II)

Scientific Phenomenon

The Badlands

The Alpha Quadrant contains a number of astronomical objects and anomalies, including the Bajoran wormhole which was found near planet Bajor in 2369, which unlike the Barzan wormhole discovered in 2366, was a stable wormhole, which connected the Alpha Quadrant to the Gamma Quadrant which is over 70,000 light years from Bajor. (DS9 episode: "Emissary" and TNG episode: "The Price").

Lying near the Bajoran system is a zone of intense plasma storm activity known as the Badlands in Sector 21305. First discovered by the USS Enterprise in 2268, the Badlands has proved to be treacherous to navigate and has also provided a haven for smugglers and terrorists. During the early 2370s, the Maquis used the Badlands as a base of operations for the war on the Cardassians. (TOS novella: The Badlands, Book 1, and DS9 episode: "For the Uniform").

The Alpha Quadrant also contains a number of nebulae and stellar clusters, many of which have unique properties, such as the Amargosa Diaspora, the Helaspont Nebula, FGC-47 and the Briar Patch. Other phenomena are also a rare occurrence in the quadrant such as the Black Cluster, the Mar Oscura, the Typhon Expanse and the Epsilon Pulsar Cluster, which have all been mapped by Federation starships and listed as potentially hazardous to shipping.

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Milky Way Galaxy
Alpha Quadrant | Beta Quadrant | Delta Quadrant | Gamma Quadrant

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ST Expanded

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The Alpha Quadrant is a term designating a quarter of the Milky Way Galaxy, encompassing parts of the United Federation of Planets, including Earth, Betazed, Delta IV, and Trill, and other powers, such as the Cardassian Union, the Ferengi Alliance, the Tzenkethi, the Tholian Assembly, the Xindi and the Breen Confederacy.

The Sol system rests on the border between the Alpha and Beta Quadrants but is considered in Sector 001 of the Alpha Quadrant. Major galactic arms included in the Alpha Quadrant are the Orion Arm, the Perseus Arm and the Sagittarius Arm, while major astronomical landmarks included the Argolis Cluster, the Arachnid Nebula and the Badlands. (ENT: "Fusion"; TNG: "I, Borg"; DS9: "The Maquis, Part I")

In the 24th century, Federation scientists approximated all known races had explored only 25% of the quadrant. During these explorations, two stable wormholes were discovered: the Barzan wormhole, leading to the Delta Quadrant (which was ultimately discovered to be unstable at the Delta Quadrant end); and the artificial Bajoran wormhole, reaching 70,000 light years into the Gamma Quadrant. (TNG: "The Price"; VOY: "False Profits"; DS9: "Emissary")

The Dominion infiltrated the Alpha Quadrant through the Bajoran wormhole, finally invading in 2373, causing the Dominion War, lasting until 2375, when the major Alpha Quadrant powers drove the Dominion to surrender. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

The Alpha Quadrant is a location in the Beast Wars portion of the Generation One continuity family.

The Alpha Quadrant is "someplace far, someplace barren." The Axalon was ordered by the High Council to undertake a secret mission: drop Protoform X on some featureless rock in the Alpha Quadrant and never speak of this again.

But then the Beast Wars happened instead. Dawn of Future's Past

(Note: The Alpha Quadrant is named only in the BotCon 2006 story, Dawn of Future's Past.)


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