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This page is for the nomination and discussion of articles that may be potentially included in Memory Alpha's list of featured articles. A featured article is an especially well-written, informative, and comprehensive article that covers all available information on a subject. If you feel one of our articles meets this criteria, you may suggest it here in accordance with the nomination policy. For a list of articles previously nominated, see the archive.

To bring up a current featured article for review, please see the review procedure.

To nominate an article, start a new discussion under "Nominations without objections" with a heading named for the article you want to suggest. Provide an appropriate picture and a two- to three-paragraph summary of the article. This is usually the article's lead-in if possible, and should not contain any links, except to the article itself. This is what will be displayed on the main page and in the portals if the nomination is successful. Followed that by a brief reason why you feel the article should be featured.

Sample format:

=== <article> ===
'''[[<article>]]''' <summary>
<reasoning> - <signature>

Once this is done, a notice that the article has been nominated as a featured article candidate should be added to the article in question by inserting {{fan}} at the top of the page, above any other templates except the article type template.

When you are commenting on a nomination, please take the time to read the entire article before you decide whether to Support or Oppose the nomination. Nominations with objections should be moved to the appropriate section until they are resolved.

When supporting or opposing an article, please use a bullet point (by adding a * before your comment) without any indent so these will be easy to find later. General comments should be indented as usual, and, as always, please sign your nominations and comments with "~~~~".

Nominations without objections

Bajoran history

Bajor in shambles just after the end of the Cardassian occupation in 2369

Stretching back hundreds of thousands of years, recorded Bajoran history tells the story of a spiritual people trying to find their place among larger forces.

Half a million years ago, Bajorans were renowned for their accomplishments in science, mathematics, philosophy, and the arts. 10,000 years ago, orb-like artifacts called Tears of the Prophets first appeared on Bajor, ushering in a new era of spiritual connection between the Prophets, non-corporeal beings living in a nearby wormhole to the Gamma Quadrant, and the Bajorans, who created an entire religion around them. By the 16th century, Bajoran explorers used lightships to travel through their star system, where they stumbled upon tachyon eddies that propelled them all the way to the neighboring Cardassian system. Around 2319, the most dramatic episode in Bajoran history began, when the Cardassian Union started its occupation of Bajor. Many atrocities committed against the land and the people caused a fierce resistance movement to form, which eventually drove the Cardassians off in 2369. Despite several isolationist voices, the new Provisional Government of Bajor immediately sought out assistance and protection by the Federation. Bajor's planned accession to the Federation in 2373 was delayed, however, which permitted the planet to remain neutral when open war broke out between the Federation-Klingon alliance and a hegemonic power from the Gamma Quadrant called Dominion. While ongoing schemes to gain more power by Bajor's religious leader, Kai Winn Adami, finally led to her death, the Dominion was eventually defeated and the Treaty of Bajor formally ended the conflict.

Nominations with objections

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