Caste DiscriminationEdit

I thought caste discrimination was banned by the Federation charter, and no planets with this discrimination were allowed to join. Bajor was almost disqualified in DS9: "Accession", when they almost reverted to the d'jarra system. If so, why is this planet a member of the Federation? I suggest that its because its the only planet that mines Zenite, and this must be important for the Federation, so its ignored in this case. zsingaya 19:22, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Probably the only possible explaination, but it does'nt fit well with Roddenburry's Federation. Roddenburry federation (TOS and early TNG) was rather utopic, a near-perfect "country" with advanced ethics, no racism, no greed... DS9 made the UFP les "perfect", with corrupt admirals, unethic covert operations, and so on --rami
Also this case is not clean cut discrimination, the federation has evolved above a class system but that does not mean all members have, the people who examined that planet may not have realized exactly how the Trolites were repressed. Even the Stratos City Dwellers may not have been conscience of there actions. --TOSrules 03:54, 14 Oct 2005 (UTC)
My theory is that Ardana did not always have a caste system, but when it was accepted into the Federation was a totally egalitarian society. In the show the Troglites are a "conglomeration of inferior species", so they were probably refugees and immigrants. Over the years they developed an informal caste system. The word they used for these Troglites was a slang term, a bizzare shortnening of a Human term, which leads me to believe that the term is not written into any laws, only indirectly implied. --The Rev 16:05, 30 September 2006 (UTC)


It had been conjectured that this planet's zenite had been an enormous source of wealth, enabling the aristocratic population such luxuries as a floating city. Although it seemed likely, no revelation was ever made regarding whether or not Kirk and Spock made a full report on Ardana's social policies to the Federation, or whether the Federation could do anything about it. However, in giving the Troglytes the filter masks to protect against the mind impairing zenite gas, they made the planet's underclass a much more potent political force to oppose the oppression.

Removed for original research and stating unknown info. Compvox (talk) 00:07, January 10, 2016 (UTC)

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