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In the mirror universe, the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance was a coalition government formed by the Klingon Alliance and the Cardassian Union in the 2290s as a counter to the Terran Empire, as neither power alone possessed the strength of arms to defeat the Terran Starfleet. The key to such an alliance between these two nations was the Republic of Bajor, whose role as a power-broker ensured a level of equality that otherwise would not have been able to exist. The Alliance defeated and conquered the Terran Empire, already weakened by the reforms of Spock, and condemned all non-Alliance races and cultures to slavery.

In 2370s, the Alliance was the dominant power in the Alpha and Beta Quadrant region. The Alliance suffered a set back in 2370 when the Terran Rebellion was formed by Benjamin Sisko. The rebellion continued to be a problem for the Alliance, successfully gaining and holding Terok Nor in 2372 and capturing Regent Worf in 2375. (DS9 episodes: "Through the Looking Glass", "Shattered Mirror", "The Emperor's New Cloak")

In the TNG novel: Dark Mirror continuity, there is no Alliance, and the Terran Empire remains intact until at least 2367.

Emperor Tiberius

In one version of the mirror universe, the Alliance was forged by Emperor Tiberius to conquer the Terran Empire following his ousting by his Prime Minister, Spock. No one else had thought that pairing possible, for while it was in the Cardassian nature to seek alliances, it was not a common Klingon trait, except under exceptional circumstances. In 2375 agents of the Alliance began replacing members of Starfleet and stealing designs of Federation starships in retaliation of what they believed was the Federation aiding the Terran Rebellion of their own universe through their possession of a Defiant class ship. The Alliance's plans were foiled when Tiberius' agents compromised their operations in the Goldin Discontinuity. (ST - Mirror Universe Trilogy novel: Spectre)

Regent Gorkon

In another version of the mirror universe, the Alliance was created in 2293 by Regent Gorkon, Son of Toq and Legate Renar following the Khitomer conference after attempts by the Klingon Empire to ally itself with the Terran Empire were rejected by Emperor Spock. The Praxis Disaster had left the Klingons crippled economically to the point where they could no longer conquer the Terrans single handedly and so needed a partner. In 2295 The Alliance conquered the Terran Empire, now known as the Terran Republic, using a fleet of Klingon Bird of Prey's which could fire while cloaked. (TOS novel: The Sorrows of Empire)

The Alliance came close to defeat in 2371 when a Borg ship entered Klingon space on a course for Qo'nos, a fleet comprising of Klingon, Cardassian, Bajoran and Ferengi ships failed to stop the Borg, however, the timely arrvial of Luc Picard with an Iconian probe which infected the Borg ship, destroying it, and saved the Alliance from assimilation (TNG novel: Glass Empires: "The Worst of Both Worlds").

Within the Alliance the Klingons held more political and military influence due to their Empire being the more powerful at the time of the Alliance's formation, many Cardassians were unhappy with the smaller influence they held and members of their government, such as Skrain Dukat have worked to increase Cardassia's power by gathering support with Bajor, the other influential member in the Alliance. By 2375 following the capture of Worf, Martok had taken over as Regent, the same year the Alliance scored a major victory over the Terran rebellion when they destroyed the Empok Nor shipyard and the 12 Defiant class warships being built there, a Romulan cloaking device was also captured. (DS9 Novel: "Saturn's Children")

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In the mirror universe, the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance was the historic union of the Klingons and the Cardassians, two former enemies, in the face of aggression from the Terran Empire. The Klingons agreed to this Alliance following the explosion of Praxis (The Sorrows of Empire, The Final Days). Following a series of reforms by Spock, the leader of the Empire, the Alliance conquered the Empire, enslaved Terrans and Vulcans, and became the dominant power throughout most of the 24th century.

A Regent led the Alliance, delegating authority to various Intendants who administered individual sectors of Alliance territory.

It is unclear whether the Alliance had a central location of government, on either Qo'noS, Cardassia or elsewhere.

Bajor became a sovereign planet in the Alliance by the late 24th century, after the Alliance liberated Bajor from the Terran Empire.

In the latter half of the 24th century, a Terran rebellion against the Alliance was created due to interference from individuals from the primary universe. (DS9: "Crossover")


Fan fiction

Star Trek: Mirror Wars

The Klingon-Cardassian Alliance fell to the Terran rebellion. The rebellion eventually destroyed the Klingons and Cardassians, and evolved into the Second Terran Empire.

Futilities End

In this timeline the Alliance defeated the Terran rebellion but granted Terrans associate membership along with other races such as the Bajorans, but is currently fighting a losing war with the Dominion (Futilities End).

Star Trek: New Empire

The rebels created a new empire which conquered the Alliance by 2385.

Star Trek: Shattered Universe

In the year 2382, four or five random ships of the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance were given increased power to weapons, shields, and structural integrity. The power was fused upon the vessels by the Pah'Wraith, who were trapped within an ion storm, taking a more active role in the struggle for power in the Alpha Quadrant. The reasons for their involvement are still unknown, but their bestowing of power didn't end with the Alliance as they also bestowed power to one ship in the Terran Empire: the ISS Descent. Only months later, the Descent's abilities were taken away, and the Pah'Wraith's support for the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance was full-fledged.

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