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United Federation of Planets
United Federation of Planets flag

Founded:

2161

Status:

Active (31st century)

Government:

United Earth
Vulcan Confederacy
Andorian Empire
United Planets of Tellar
Klingon Empire
Romulan Republic
Cardassian Union

Military:

Starfleet

Homeworld:

Earth

Species:

Humans
Vulcans
Andorians
Tellarites
Betazoid
Trill
Voth
Alpha Centaurans
Crataxians
Klingons
Romulans
Cardassians
Bajorans
Talaxians
Ocampa
Orions
Xindi
Deltans
Androids
Photonics
Gorn
Remans
Mondasians
Caitians
Centurian
Ariolo
Aokians
Brekexians

Central Leaders:

Federation President
Federation Prime Minister
Many Subnational Governments

Commanding Officers:

Aennik Okeg

Divisions:

Starfleet Command
Starfleet Tactical
Starfleet Security
Starfleet Starfighter Corps
Starfleet Science
Starfleet Medical
Starfleet Intelligence
Starfleet Corps of Engineers
Starfleet Operations
MACO
Section 31
Vulcan Science Academy

Currency:

Federation credit
Gold Pressed Latinum

Emblem by MajorArcana
 
For mirror universe counterpart, see Terran Empire.
For additional meanings of "Federation", please see Federation (disambiguation).

The United Federation of Planets (more commonly known as the Federation, or abbreviated to UFP) is the largest interplanetary allied government settled in the Alpha Quadrant of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Political System

As the name suggests, the Federation was a Federal system, with the member planets retaining a lot of power over their own affairs. At the centre of its political system is the Federation Council, headed by the Federation President.

The United Federation of Planets has exclusive power to tax interplanetary commerce and the vast majority of its revenue comes from the value-added tax placed on goods and services moving between planets.

The Federation is ideologically Centrist leaning more to the Centre-right of the spectrum. Only centre-left and centre-right political parties are permitted to exist, though in many worlds fascist and communist movements still exist. (NHZ: "The Political Wars")

The Federation advocates for democracy, human rights, good governance, the rule of law, individual liberty, egalitarianism, free trade, multilateralism, and world peace on a galactic scale obtaining these values from the United Earth government. (NHZ: "Federation")

History

Foundation

The Federation officially came to being in 2161 in San Francisco on Earth. Prior to its establishment, a temporary alliance between four Alpha and Beta Quadrant species: Humans, Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites was formed in 2154 in the search for a Romulan drone ship. After the crisis, these four species remained together, founding the precursor to the Federation, called the Coalition of Planets, in 2155 at the start of the Earth-Romulan War. Other species soon joined over the next several years. The ties between the members of the Coalition subsequently strengthened and became more structured, until, finally, in 2161, the Coalition became the Federation, an interstellar federal republic composed of planetary governments that agreed to exist semi-autonomously under a single centralized government based on the principles of "universal liberty, rights, and equality, and to share their knowledge and resources in peaceful cooperation and space exploration."

As it expanded through the admittance of more and more worlds, it came into conflict with more belligerent powers around it, such as the Klingon Empire Romulan Star Empire, Cardassian Union, Ferengi Alliance, Breen Confederacy and many others.

24th Century

At the start of the 24th century, the Federation began an unprecedented period of peaceful exploration of the galaxy, free of major conflicts, as its main adversary of the previous century, the Klingon Empire, was now at peace with it. However, relations with the Romulans remained hostile, albeit at a low, 'cold war' level. There was also a series of local conflicts in the late 2340s, as the Federation came into contact with other militant races such as the Cardassians, the Talarians, the Tholians and the Tzenkethi.

The period of peaceful exploration came to an abrupt end. In 2365, the Federation encountered its single worst threat in the cybernetic pseudo-race known as the Borg. One of the most powerful and destructive forces in the entire galaxy, the Borg twice invaded the Federation (destroying a third of Starfleet during the Battle of Wolf 359 alone). They were unlike anything the Federation had ever encountered, and were only foiled by chance and resourcefulness. The Federation was thus schooled in the fact that, in the vast, unexplored reaches of the galaxy beyond what they knew, there were threats that they could not even imagine.

After the Borg, contact was made with the Dominion in 2370, the predominant ruling power over much of the Gamma Quadrant. After numerous skirmishes, misfortunes suffered by the Cardassian Union allowed for their eventual incorporation into the Dominion, and the subsequent Dominion invasion of the Alpha Quadrant. The Dominion/Cardassian forces were also joined by the reclusive but immensely powerful race known as the Breen. The ensuing war was the greatest crisis to be faced by the Federation, forming an alliance with the Klingons and Romulans to defeat the Dominion. Although the Alliance eventually emerged victorious, many of the Federation's important member worlds, such as Betazed, Coridan, and Benzar, had been temporarily occupied before the Dominion's offensive could be turned back. Thousands of Federation Starfleet vessels and millions of lives were lost, in what turned out be, as of the late 24th century, the bloodiest conflict in Federation history. The most devastating and demoralizing offensive occurred in 2375, when the Breen hit the Federation at its heart, with a surprise attack on Starfleet Headquarters on Earth.

25th century

In the early part of the 24th century the Federation faced its greatest threat yet, the ruthless and remorseless Galactonians, from 2438 to 2445 the Federation tirelessly fought the Galactonians and their allies until the Federation achieved a phyrric victory and both sides had suffered heavy casualties. From 2445 onward the Federation resumed its era of peace and peaceful exploration, jumpstarting the creation of timeships and interest in time travel, et cetera.

Besides the war, the 25th century saw a radical increase of the Federation's technological abilities, with the introduction of experimental and prototypical technologies which were eventually perfected by the later half of the century.

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Views and Standards

The Federation upholds ideals of "universal liberty, rights, and equality, and to share their knowledge and resources in peaceful cooperation and space exploration."

Regardless, there have been many events where liberties and rights have been frowned upon by the Federation as being "socially repressive" and "detrimental to the common good".

Things Considered "Against the Common Good"

Members

A

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Aaamazzara Aaamazzarite Technocracy Aaamazzarite 2221 Confirmed member in Star Charts
aia'Hnnrihstei aia'Han States aia'Han 2205 Moon with Starfleet outpost in The Wounded Sky
Alaj Alajian Federation Alajian 2349 Confirmed member in Exiles
Aldebaran III Aldebaran Union Aldebaran 2216 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Algolia/Algol II Algolian Council Algolian 2336 Confirmed in Qpid
Alonis Kingdom of Alonis Alonis 2336 Confirmed in Articles of the Federation
Alpha III United Earth (Colony) Human 2163 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Alpha Centauri Alpha Centauri Concordium Alpha Centaurian 2161 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Alpha Proxima II Proximan Alliance Proximan 2198 Confirmed member in The First Artifact
Altair III Palkeo Est Empire Palkeo Est 2198 Confirmed member in Dreadnought!
Althos IV Bzzit Khaht Cooperative Bzzit Khaht 2279 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
Andoria/Andor Andorian Empire Andorian 2161 Confirmed in ENT: "These Are the Voyages..."
Andros III Androsian Colonies Androsian 2358 Confirmed in DS9: "In the Cards"
Antares Camborn Sector Alliance Antaran 2270 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Antede III Antedean Confederacy Antedean 2366 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Antos IV Antosian Unity Antosian 2257 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Arbaza Arbazan Republic Arbazan 2300 Confirmed member in DS9: "The Forsaken"
Arcadia Arcadian Free States Arcadian 2286 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
Arcturus IV Arcturian Systems Arcturian 2212 Confirmed member in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Ardana Plutocracy of Ardana Ardanan 2263 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Argelius II Argelian Star Union Argelian 2230 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Arkada XVII Principality of Arkada Human 2248 Confirmed member in Star Trek: New Horizons
Arken II Confederation of Arken Arkenite 2165 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Aronnia Aronnian Tribes Aronnian 2253 Confirmed member in Where Sea Meets Sky
Aulac Aulacri Empire Aulacri 2246 Confirmed member in Ex Machina
Aurelia Aurelian Alliance Aurelian 2248 Confirmed member in TAS: "Yesteryear" and TNG: "Chains of Command"
Axanar Republic of Axanar Axanarri 2259 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Axiin Axiinite Imperium Axiinite 2410 Confirmed member in NHZ: "The Tale of Axiin"

B

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Bajor Third Republic of Bajor Bajoran 2384 Confirmed member in The Path to 2409
Benzar Benzarian Commonwealth Benzite 2369 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Berengaria VII United Earth (Colony) Human 2165 Confirmed member in The Worlds of the Federation
Beta Ophiuchi Ophiuchi Plutocracy Ophiuchi 2270 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Betazed Betazoid Houses Betazoid 2273 Confirmed member in Triangle: Imzadi II
Betelgeuse II Betelgeusian Empire Betelgeusian 2230 Confirmed member in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Bilana III Bilannan Republic Bilannan 2212 Confirmed member in Star Charts.
Binderia Binderian Democratic Union Binderian 2199 Confirmed member in Gauntlet.
Bolarus Bolian League Bolian 2223 Confirmed in The Worlds of the Federation
Bre'el IV Bre'ellan Alliance Bre'ella 2250 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation.
Buran United Nations of Buran Burani 2369 Confirmed in The Death of Princes.
Bynaus Bynar Domains Bynar 2335 Confirmed member in 10 is Better Than 01

C

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Cairn Prime Cairn Khaganate Cairn 2286 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Cait Caitian Union Caitian 2181 Confirmed in Articles of the Federation
Candelar IV Republic of Candelar Candelaran 2233 Confirmed member in Deny Thy Father
Catulla Commonwealth of Catulla Catullan 2185 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Cestus III United Earth (Colony) Human 2271 Confirmed in Star Charts
Chal Chal Protectorate Chalchaj’qmey 2269 Confirmed member in Avenger
Clanbase Clan Ru Tribes Clan Ru 2323 Confirmed member in First Frontier
Coridan III People's Republic of Coridan Coridanite 2267 Confirmed in TOS: "Journey to Babel", Star Charts
Cygnet XIV State of Cygnet Cygnian 2251 Confirmed member in Star Charts

D

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Damiano Damiano Allied Planets Damiani 2341 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Danter Danteri Empire Danteri 2299 Confirmed member in House of Cards
Daran V/Kachissat United Republic of Daran and Kachissat Shesshran 2287 Confirmed member in Star Trek Maps
Dar Klatus Pe'khdar Nation Pe'khdar 2397 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Online
Dedderai Dedderai Government Dedderac 2306 Confirmed member in Darkness and Starfleet: Year One
Delb II Kingdom of Delb Delbian 2330 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Delta IV Deltan Union Deltan 2223 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
Delta Sigma IV Bader Hegemony Bader 2298 Confirmed member in A Time to Love and A Time to Hate
Deneb II United Earth (Colony) Human 2162 Details per The Worlds of the Federation
Deneb IV Bandi Bandi 2364 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Deneb V Commonwealth of Denebia Denebian 2259 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Deneva United Earth (Colony) Human 2162 Confirmed member in Losing the Peace
Denobula Triaxa Denobulan Unity Denobulan 2180 Confirmed member in ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly"
Djana Greater Djana Djanai, Inari 2294 Confirmed member in The Lost Years
Dramia Unified Dramia Dramian 2256 Confirmed member in Star Charts

E

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Earth United Earth Human 2161 Confirmed in To Brave the Storm
Eeiauo Eeiauoan Confederation Eeiauoan 2163 Confirmed member in Uhura's Song
Edos Union of Edos Edosian 2301 Confirmed member in Star Trek Maps
Efros Provisional Government of Efros Efrosian 2283 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
Ekos Ekosian Global Federation Ekosian 2373 Confirmed member in Worlds
Elas Empire of Elas Elasian 2397 Confirmed member in Lost Souls
Evora Evoran Duchy Evoran 2375 Confirmed member in Past Life

F

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Fillandia United Empire of Fillandia Ariolo 2280 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update

G

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Galakhi Galakhi Emirates Galakhi 2176 Confirmed member in The Lost Years
Gemworld Elaysian Council Elaysian, Lipul 2345 Confirmed member in Gemworld
Gideon Gideon Council Gideonite 2378 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Gnala Gnalan Republic Gnalish 2285 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Grazer Grazer State Grazerite 2305 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Guidon Prime Guidon Space Pontificate Guidon 2363 Confirmed member in The Sky's the Limit
Gullrey Gullrey Galactic Federation Rey 2259 Confirmed member in The Great Starship Race

H

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Halii Haliian Planetary Union Haliian before 2369 Confirmed member in TNG: "Aquiel"
Hamal IV Hamalki Protectorate Hamalki before 2275 Confirmed member in The Wounded Sky
Hekaras II Hekaran Independent Alliance Hekaran 2350 Confirmed member in TNG: "Force of Nature"
Hermat Union of Hermat Hermat 2249 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Huan Principality of Huan Huanni 2293 Confirmed member in Old Wounds

I

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Igre Igreshi Federal Empire Igresh before 2364 Confirmed member in Star Trek: The Next Generation Officers Manual
Izar United Earth (Colony) Human 2183 Confirmed member in Star Charts

J

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Janus VI Horta Civilisation Horta 2268 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Jezero Native Realm of Jezero Jezero before 2269 Confirmed member in Death's Angel
Jotunheim Jotunheim Republic Jotun before 2270 Confirmed member in From the Depths

K

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
K-13 Android Civilization Android 2410 Confirmed member in Star Trek: Online
K'normia K'normian Unity K'normian before 2272 Confirmed member in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Kaferia Confederate States of Kaferia Kaferian 2378 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Kashet Kasheetan Commonwealth Kasheeta 2390 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
Kazar Kazar League Kazarite before 2272 Confirmed member in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Kerovi Kerovi Confederacy Kerovian before 2378 Confirmed member in Old Wounds
Klaestron IV Kalestron Polity Klaestron 2378 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Koa Koan Colonies Koas 2380 Admission into the Federation depicted in Articles of the Federation
K'Vinia K'Vin Hegemony K'Vin 2260s Confirmed member in Doomsday World

L

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Lendri Theocracy of Lendri Lendrin 2370s Confirmed member in Children of the Storm
Lorillia Lorillian Concordium Lorillian before 2381 Confirmed member in Lost Souls
Lrru-Ir Irriol Whole Irriol before 2379 Confirmed member in Orion's Hounds
Luna United Earth (Colony) Humans 2161 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Lembatta Prime Lembattan Domain Lembattan 2380 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation

M

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Magna Roma Magna Imperium Magna Roman 2274 Confirmed member in The Captains' Honor
Makkus Makkusian Regency Makkusian before 2376 Confirmed member in Excalibur
Mantilles United Earth (Colony) Human before 2269 Confirmed member in Star Trek Maps
Marcos XII Marcos Colonial Government Various 2170s Confirmed member in The Worlds of the Federation
Mars United Earth (Colony) Human 2161 Confirmed in A Choice of Futures
Medusa Medusan Coalition Medusan before 2268 Confirmed member in Star Trek Maps and TOS: "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"
Megara Democratic Republic of Megara Megarite before 2272 Confirmed member in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Melkot Melkot Combine Melkotian 2312 Confirmed member in The Worlds of the Federation
Menk and Valakis Commonwealth of Menk and Valakis Menk, Valakian 2236 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Merak II Merakan Bloc Merakan before 2270 Confirmed member in Star Trek Maps, details per The Worlds of the Federation
Monchezke Monchezke Brotherhood Monchezkin before 2233 Confirmed member in Star Trek

N

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Nador Nadorian Stellar Group Nadorian 2267 Confirmed in Gemini
Napea Napean Collective Napean 2260 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Nasat Nasat Commune Nasat before 2380 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
New Paris United Earth (Colony) Human before 2378 Confirmed member in Star Charts
New Romulus Romulan Republic Romulan before 2769 Confirmed member in STO - "Future Proof" mission: "Time and Tide"
New Xannon Xanno Empire Xanno 2229 Confirmed member in The Delta Anomaly
New Xindus Xindi Council Xindi 2311 Confirmed member in Federation: The First 150 Years and ROM: "The Search For New Xindus"

O

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Ontail Ona Interstellar Union Ontailian 2374 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Oriki Oriki Federal State Oriki 2288 Confirmed member in Vulcan's Heart
Orodanga Ithenite Republic Ithenite 2165 Confirmed member in TOS: "Journey to Babel", date from Patterns of Interference.
Osadj Nation of Osadjani Osadjani Late 2160s Confirmed member in Starfleet: Year One

P

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Pacifica Selkie Unity Selkie before 2378 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Pahkwa Majoris Pahkwa Clans Pahkwa-thanh 2360 Confirmed member in Orion's Hounds
Pandril Pandrilite Alliance Pandrilite 2290s Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Pangea United Earth (Colony) Human before 2379 Confirmed member in A Time for War, A Time for Peace
Peliar Zel II Democratic Republic of Peliar Peliar before 2367 Confirmed member in TNG: "The Host"
Penzatti Penzatti Planets Penzatti before 2367 Confirmed member in Vendetta
Phylos Phylosian Constitutional Kingdom Phylosian 2316 Details per The Worlds of the Federation

Q

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Qo'noS Klingon Empire Klingon before 2769 Confirmed member in STO - "Future Proof" mission: "Time and Tide"

R

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Ramatis III Ramatian Unitary State Ramatian before 2373 Confirmed member in Gods of Night
Regulus III Regulan Planetary Alliance Regulan 2258 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Regulus V Caitian Union (Colony) Caitian 2181 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Reui Supreme Kingdom of Reui Reuian before 2411 Confirmed member in NHZ: "Impossibility of Reason"
Rhaandarel Rhaandarite Republic Rhaandarite before 2286 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Rigel United Rigel Worlds and Colonies Rigelian 2164 Joined in Tower of Babel
Risa Risian Hedony Risian 2249 Confirmed member in TNG: "Captain's Holiday", Details per Star Charts

S

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
S'ti'ach'aas Free S'ti'ach Empire S'ti'ach before 2380 Confirmed member in Orion's Hounds
Sauria Saurian Union Saurian 2170 Confirmed member in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Selene Selenean Federal Democracy Selenean before 2380 Confirmed member in Sword of Damocles
Selelvia Commonwealth of Selelvia Selelvian before 2376 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Sherman's Planet Sherman's Planet Joint Administrative Territory Human/Klingon 2243 Also part of the Klingon Empire. Details per Star Charts.
Shamin Shamin Galactic Expanse Shamin 2233 Confirmed member in Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Sigma Iotia II Iotian Theocracy Iotian 2287 Confirmed member in The Lost Years
Ssan One Nation of Ssan Ssana before 2293 Confirmed member in Shadows on the Sun
Sulamid Sulamid Silver Union Sulamid before 2380 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation

T

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Tandar Prime Union of Tandar Tandaran 2320s Confirmed member in Watching the Clock
Tau Ceti III Kaferian Allied Powers Kaferian before 2378 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Tellar United Planets of Tellar Tellarite 2161 Confirmed founding member in ENT: "Zero Hour", "These Are the Voyages..."
Terra Nova United Earth (Colony) Novan 2178 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Tessen III House of Tessen Tessenite 2234 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Tenara United Earth (Colony) Human before 2364 Confirmed member in The Captains' Honor
Theta Kiokis II Kiokis Republic Kiokis 2375 Details per The Worlds of the Federation
Tiburon Grand Duchy of Tiburon Tiburon 2190 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation and Star Trek Maps
Triex Triexian Colonial State Triexian 2287 Confirmed member in Articles of the Federation
Trillius Prime Trill Symbiosis Trill 2285 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Tyrellia Dominion of Tyrellian Tyrellian 2298 Confirmed member in Star Charts

U

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Uilla Ullian Free State Ullian before 2373 Confirmed member in Rouge and NHZ: "Charter of the Federation"
Umoth VIII Umoth Colonies Umoth 2342 Confirmed member in Star Charts

V

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Valzhan Valzhan Free Holds Valzhan 2268 Confirmed member in Where Time Stands Still
Vega IX United Earth (Colony) Human 2164 Joined in Tower of Babel
Verdanis Terra 10 Human (Mutated) before 2378 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Vestios Vestian Systems Vestian 2310 Confirmed member in Burning Dreams
Vico V Vicon Duchy Vicon before 2378 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Vobilin Vobilite Republic Vobilite after 2161 Confirmed member in Starfleet: Year One
Vondem Orion Trade Union Orion before 2409 Confirmed member in Star Trek: New Horizons
Vorgon Prime Vorgon Mastery Vorgon 2359 Confirmed member in Exiles
Vulcan Confederacy of Vulcan Vulcan 2161 Confirmed founding member in A Choice of Futures

W

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Welitia Welition Commowealth Xelation 2276 Confirmed member in NHZ: "Rise of the Federation"

X

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Xelata Xelatian Guilds Xelatian 2238 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update and Star Trek: New Horizons

Y

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Yridia Prime Yridian Solidarity Yridian before 2378 Confirmed member in Star Charts and Star Trek: New Horizons

Z

 
Planet/System State Species Admitted Notes
Zadar IV Zadar Theocracy Zadaran before 2378 Confirmed member in Star Charts
Zakdorn Zakdorn Union Zakdorn 2344 Confirmed in TNG: "Peak Performance"
Zalda Zald Sultanate Zaldan 2280 Confirmed in Articles of the Federation
Zaran II Federal State of Zaran Zaranite before 2286 Confirmed member in Star Trek IV Sourcebook Update
Zytchin III Zytchin Parliamentary Republic Zytch before 2378 Confirmed member in Star Charts

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