Starbase 718 was a Federation starbase administered by Starfleet.
In 2364, Captain Jean-Luc Picard was summoned to an emergency conference at this starbase. (TNG: "The Neutral Zone")
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 466), after "The Neutral Zone" had aired, it was decided that the starbase numbers shouldn't go much higher than 500.
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