Now I'm not talking about the Space USA that was the Federation of the TOS
I'm talking about the Federation of Next Gen and Co.
Lets look at the facts:
*"we've long evolved beyond money"- this is suggesting some sort of a socialist economy or they are deadbeats trying to cheat natives out of the bill.
*I've never seen an actual civilian ship, or civilians for that matter.
*Star Fleet and the Federation seem to be indistinguishable- Federation = Star Fleet?
I think the Federation is some sort of stalinist military-state. Perhaps they are Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist-Surakist-Arch