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The Treaty of Bajor was signed in late 2375 by members of the Federation Alliance and the Dominion-Breen Alliance on the Bajoran space station Deep Space 9. This treaty officially ended the Dominion War.

The End of the War and the Andorian Conference

In the waning months of 2375, the members of the Federation Alliance knew that the Dominion was reeling. The Breen energy draining weapon had been rendered useless due to adaptations made to Federation and Romulan starships, and the Dominion fleets began to retreat deeper into Cardassian space to create a defensive perimeter. With the end in sight, Allied leaders met at Andoria to discuss plans for the fate of their enemies should the Allies hold on to win the war. It was agreed that only unconditional surrender would be accepted, and the diplomats began to draft the first version of the end of war treaty.

Word of the successful Allied invasion soon reached the conference at Andoria, and the final conditions of the treaty were quickly outlined. After two long years of intense fighting, and even longer for the Klingons and the Federation, the Allies were weary and desired a quick resolution. While all three sides could agree to a plan for the members of the Dominion Alliance, they could not reach a sufficient agreement that would satisfy each of their empires regarding captured territory. The Romulans desired to keep territory they captured, or even liberated, from the Dominion, while the Federation expected their territory to be returned to them. The Klingons felt that they were entitled to much of the former Cardassian demilitarized zone that was captured during the Klingon-Cardassian War, even if the war was instigated by the Dominion. Without a clear consensus being reached, the Allied ambassadors agreed to revisit these decisions after the hostilities could be brought to an end. Despite the cordial appearance, the relationship between the three sides were as icy as the planet around them. They elected to disband and reconvene at a later date, and set out for Deep Space 9 to meet the returning fleet.

Terms of the Treaty

The following conditions are inaugurated into this agreement by the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Star Empire, and the Bajoran Republic (hereafter referred to as the Alpha Quadrant Powers) and the Founders of the Dominion of the Gamma Quadrant, the Cardassian Union, and the Breen Confederacy (hereafter referred to as the Gamma Quadrant Powers).

Article I

  1. Effective Stardate 52902.0, all hostilities by all armed forces under the command of each of the Alpha Quadrant and Gamma Quadrant powers are to be permanently ended. A general ceasefire order will be given by each of the powers at that time.
  2. All military forces of the Dominion, including Founder, Jem’Hadar, Vorta, or other allies are to withdraw from the Alpha Quadrant effective 26 hours following the general ceasefire order. No Dominion military personnel, spacecraft, or material are to remain in the Alpha Quadrant without the express written consent of the joint Alpha Quadrant Powers.
  3. All military forces of the Cardassian Union are to surrender to the Alpha Quadrant Powers and withdraw from Allied space.
  4. All military forces of the Breen Confederacy are to withdraw from Allied space.

Article II

  1. The Dominion will end its vassalage of the Cardassian Union, reestablishing the Cardassian Union as a free and independent state.
  2. Territory previously claimed by the Cardassian Union prior to Stardate 50564.0, including the Cardassian Demilitarized Zone, that is currently occupied by the Alpha Quadrant Powers will be ceded to the Alpha Quadrant Powers pending further formal agreements.
  3. Territory previously claimed by the Cardassian Union prior to Stardate 50564.0 that is currently occupied by the Dominion will be ceded back to the Cardassian Union.
  4. Territory previously claimed by the Cardassian Union prior to Stardate 50564.0 that is currently occupied by the Breen Confederacy will be ceded back to the Cardassian Union.
  5. The Cardassian Union is prohibited from re-establishing any military presence beyond limited defensive needs.

Article III

  1. The Alpha Quadrant Powers will immediately release all Prisoners of War to their respective Governments.
  2. The Gamma Quadrant Powers will immediately release all Prisoners of War to their respective Governments, with the exception noted below.
  3. The entity known to the Alpha Quadrant Powers as the Female Changeling will be taken into custody by the United Federation of Planets where she will stand trial for war crimes. She will be entitled to full legal council.

Article IV

  1. Dominion nonmilitary vessels and citizens shall be allowed to utilize the Bajoran Wormhole upon written request and consent by the Bajoran Republic and the United Federation of Planets.
  2. Any approved Dominion vessels entering the Alpha Quadrant are subject to search at any time.
  3. The Dominion must not restrict access of Alpha Quadrant vessels to the Gamma Quadrant so long as the Alpha Quadrant vessels do not do so to engage in armed conflict with the Dominion.
  4. The Dominion may not claim territory within 25 parsecs of the Gamma Quadrant end of the Bajoran Wormhole.
  5. The Great Link, and the planet on which it resides, may not be approached by any Alpha Quadrant vessel without expressed written consent from the Founders of the Dominion.
  6. Knowledge of the location of the Great Link will not be disseminated to interested third parties by any Alpha Quadrant Power, including the Cardassian Union and Breen Confederacy.
  7. The United Federation of Planets agrees to share all research on the cure to the Morphogenic Virus with the Dominion.

Article V

  1. Failure to meet these conditions or attempts to not make good on the terms in this document will void all ceasefires and cause a return to open hostility.

This solemn declaration is simultaneously undertaken by the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Star Empire, the Bajoran Republic, the Cardassian Union, and the Breen Confederacy of the Alpha Quadrant, and the Founders of the Dominion of the Gamma Quadrant.

Signed,
Vice Admiral William Ross, United Federation of Planets
Chancellor Martok, Klingon Empire
Praetor Neral, Romulan Star Empire
First Minister Shakaar Edon, Bajoran Republic
Female Changeling, Founder of the Dominion
Thot Pran, Breen Confederacy
Legate Juhdeel, Cardassian Union

Aftermath of the Treaty

With the signing of the treaty, hostilities between the Allies and the Dominion were finally at an end. But there was still much more to be discussed between the members of the Federation Alliance. In the Treaty of Bajor, Cardassian assets were ceded to the members of the Federation Alliance, and it was these assets which were considered still up for grabs. The Romulans insisted on keeping the territory they captured during the fighting, and the Klingons demanded heavy reparations from the Cardassians. The Federation, however, wanted to see a return to status quo ante bellum, with the exception of the restrictions placed on the Cardassian military.

Ultimately, the three members of the Alliance were able to reach an agreement. The Romulan Star Empire returned their occupied territory to the Federation and the Cardassian Union. In exchange, they were granted limited access through Federation space for the purpose of using the Bajoran Wormhole. The Klingon Defense Force was in such disarray that even if they had wanted to keep the occupied territory, it would be impractical for them to do so. They agreed to return the occupied territory to the Cardassian Union in exchange for confiscated ships and mining rights in Cardassian territory. The Federation would return all occupied territory to the Cardassians, with the exception of territory ceded to them by an earlier treaty.

The Romulans, upset with the result of the agreement, refused to help rebuild the Cardassian Union. They withdrew their forces back to Romulan territory, and the Neutral Zone remained in effect. The cordial relations with the Federation dissolved soon after.

The Klingon Empire returned to their territory with their confiscated Cardassian ships. These would become a supplementary force to bolster their defenses while they concentrated on rebuilding the fleet.

The Federation remained in the best position economically by the end of the war. New trade agreements with the Ferengi under Grand Nagus Zek, and extended by Grand Nagus Rom, left them in a position well suited for the reconstruction of Cardassia. It would be a long process, but with the Federation’s help, the Cardassian Union was able to stabilize under a civilian government and return to regional prominence. The Demilitarized Zone that had been such a prominent part of the hostilities leading up to the war was disbanded.

The Bajoran Republic remained independent for several years following the end of the Dominion War, but talks resumed with the Federation to accept Bajor as a member. Eventually Bajor was admitted into the Federation, and special regulations were put into place for the administration of the wormhole zone.

The Female Changeling was tried in a Federation court for her war crimes during the final chapter of the war. She was found guilty of all counts, and was sentenced to life imprisonment.