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INTERSTELLAR STATE
Ferengi Alliance
Emblem of the Ferengi Alliance
Dominant species: Ferengi
Location: Alpha Quadrant
Capital: Sacred Marketplace, Ferenginar
Sovereignty: c. 1000 CE
Government
System of government: Democratized Corporate Oligarchy
Legislature: Economic Congress of Advisors
Seat of government: Tower of Commerce
Head of state: Grand Nagus (Rom, 2377)
Head of government: Grand Nagus (Rom, 2377)
People
Currency: gold-pressed latinum
Language: Ferengi
"Rule of Acquisition Number 58 'There is no substitute for success'. It does not matter how success is achieved, superior numbers are just as effective as superior technology. When all is said and done, any victory is better then any defeat." - Narrator of Ferengi Intro in Birth of the Federation.

The Ferengi Alliance is the Ferengi state, located in the Alpha Quadrant. Built around the principle of extreme capitalism, the Ferengi Alliance is dedicated to the encouragement of economic development and increased wealth for its citizenry; its governing constitution is the Ferengi Bill of Opportunities, and its culture operates on the basis of the principles outlined in the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition.

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History

See main article: Ferengi history.

Ferengi civilization arose circa 8000 BC when the Ferengi discovered the concepts of currency and profit. (DS9 episode: "Little Green Men")

Around the turn of the first millennium Ferengi politics and business were merged with the appointment of the Ferengi Gint as the first Grand Nagus. Gint also authored the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition. (DS9 episode: "Body Parts")

Warp drive was purchased from the Breen by the Ferengi Greko and their culture began to spread out into the galaxy. (ST short story: "A Dry Day on Ferenginar")

The Ferengi Alliance made first contact with the United Federation of Planets in 2364. While contact was initially composed of hostile encounters with rogue DaiMons, the Ferengi Alliance and Federation have been able to maintain a generally peaceful relationship. (TNG episode: "The Last Outpost", et al.)

The Ferengi Alliance was amongst the first Alpha Quadrant powers to move into the Gamma Quadrant after the discovery of the Bajoran Wormhole. Forging close economic ties with a number of Gamma Quadrant worlds, the Ferengi were the first to gather relevant intelligence on the quadrant, including information on the existence of one of its dominant powers, the Dominion. During the Dominion War, the Ferengi Alliance remained nominally neutral, though it is known to have aided the Federation on several occasions. (DS9 episode: "Rules of Acquisition")

Politics

The Ferengi Alliance's head of state and head of government is the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance. Generally the wealthiest man in the Alliance, the Grand Nagus presides over the Alliance from the Chamber of Opportunity in the seat of government, the Tower of Commerce, located in the capital city of the Sacred Marketplace. Ferengi from all over the Alliance often attempt to engage in business dealings with the Grand Nagus. The Nagus has the right to determine his successor. If the Nagus dies without naming a successor or is found to be incompetent, however, the Board of Liquidators of the Ferengi Commerce Authority has the authority to remove the Nagus from office and install an Acting Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance in his steed before naming the permanent successor.

The Ferengi Commerce Authority, more commonly known as the FCA, is the agency of the Ferengi government that is empowered to enforce Ferengi business laws on all Ferengi citizens and those operating within Ferengi jurisdiction. Its Liquidators are its most feared agents, and the FCA reserves the authority to issue an attainder to prevent any Ferengi from doing business with one found to be violating commerce laws.

Since the reforms of Grand Nagus Zek, the Ferengi legislature has become the Economic Congress of Advisors of the Ferengi Alliance. The Congress is composed of thirteen businesspeople, with membership being determined by the Congress itself. Many of the wealthiest businessmen make up the Congress, and any Congressman can propose a bill to then be voted upon. After an initial vote, those opposing a bill are given the opportunity by the President of the Economic Congress of Advisors, the presiding officer, to "financially influence" the bill -- that is, to bribe the opposing Congressmen. If the bill continues to pass, it is then passed on to the Grand Nagus (or his First Clerk), who also attends sessions, for his consent or veto. The Congress meets in a large room in the Tower of Commerce, and has enacted many controversial measures, including the legal equality of opportunity for women, environmental conservation, universal health care benefits, and income taxation. (DS9 episode: "The Dogs of War", DS9 novel: Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed)

The Ferengi Alliance was noted to had a number of client worlds which included the Talavian species. (DS9 novel: Tunnel Through the Stars)

Groups

Foreign affairs

Following Bajor's admittance into the Federation in 2376 Quark's on Deep Space 9 was designated the Ferengi embassy to Bajor by the Grand Nagus, Rom, allowing his brother Quark to continue trading in a pocket of Ferengi territory within the moneyless economy of the Federation. (DS9 novel: Unity)

In 2379, the Ferengi Ambassador to the Federation was a man named Derro, who had a pet theory for "modernizing" the Federation economy. (TNG novel: A Time to Heal)

Military

The Ferengi Alliance maintains a militia for defensive purposes; ship's commanding officers receive the title of DaiMon. Its defense force is known as the Treasury Guard. The jurisdiction of the military was purely extraplanetary with them possessing no authority to act on Ferenginar itself. (DS9 novel: Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed)

The government did possess a police force though they were considered a collection of whip wielding thugs who did not know how to solve crimes but instead knew how to take bribes as well as beat up people. By the late 24th century, there was an attempt to create an investigatory arm for the police force which was tasked with solving actual physical crimes such as assaults, murders and similar such incidents. (DS9 novel: Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed)

Ranks & Titles

Starship classes

Territory

The Alliance is bordered by the following states: the United Federation of Planets, the Cardassian Union, the Breen Confederacy, and the Tzenkethi Coalition.

Planets

Star Systems

  • Irtok system
  • Lappa system

Conflicts

  • Battle of Prexnak

Connections

Major States in Local Space
Khitomer Accords alliance Ferengi AllianceImperial Romulan StateKlingon EmpireUnited Federation of Planets
Typhon Pact members Breen ConfederacyGorn HegemonyHoly Order of the KinshayaRomulan Star EmpireTholian AssemblyTzenkethi Coalition
Non-aligned states Cardassian UnionDanteri EmpireFirst FederationThe PatriarchySheliak CorporateTezwaThallonian ProtectorateTalarian RepublicUbarrak PrimacyRegnancy of the Carnelian ThroneDaa'Vit ConfederacyMetron Consortium

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Emblem of the Ferengi Alliance

The Ferengi Alliance was the official name of the Ferengi government, based on the planet Ferenginar. The guiding principles of the Ferengi Alliance revolve around extreme capitalism. The head of the Ferengi Alliance is known as the Grand Nagus.

Official first contact between the Ferengi Alliance and the United Federation of Planets occurred in 2364, though there had been intermittent contacts for at least two centuries prior. (ENT: "Dear Doctor", "Acquistion"; TNG: "The Last Outpost")

The Ferengi Alliance is known as a tax haven and many rich foreign people possess bank accounts on planets of the Alliance. (Dragon Ball Z vs. Star Trek: The Way of Infinity)

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