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"Bajor for Bajorans." - Circle motto.
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Symbol of the Circle

The Alliance for Global Unity was a Bajoran extremist group that rejected the outside influence of non-Bajorans and aimed to expel all aliens from Bajor. It was also known as the Circle, after its insignia. (Decipher RPG module: Aliens)


In 2318, the Circle was active in opposing involvement of Cardassians on Bajor, but at the time was considered to be an extremist group. They would continue their opposition to the Cardassians throughout the 2320s until the Occupation of Bajor. (ST - Terok Nor novel: Day of the Vipers)

The group was in existence by 2369 when the United Federation of Planets began assisting the Provisional Government. (DS9 short story: "Ha'mara")

The Alliance was led by Jaro Essa, who also held the position of a Minister in the Bajoran government. In 2370, with Bajor teetering on the edge of a possible civil war, Jaro launched a coup d'état. However, the senior staff of Deep Space 9 discovered that the Cardassians were covertly supporting the Circle, and the revelation discredited the movement and ended the coup attempt. (DS9 episodes: "The Homecoming", "The Circle", "The Siege")

Later that year, the Provisional Government began including more Bajoran extremist factions in talks, to as to avoid more "internal squabbles" like the Circle's coup. Benjamin Sisko told Declan Keogh and Joseph Shabalala about this soon after. (DS9 - The Brave and the Bold, Book One novella: The Second Artifact)

After the coup, the Circle Commission was established to investigate and prosecute those involved. In 2372, General Krim Aldos was exonerated of any wrongdoing. (DS9 novel: Bajor: Fragments and Omens)

The remaining members of the Circle who had not been arrested went underground following the coup. In 2370, the remaining members of the Circle attempted to assassinate Commander Sisko and Major Kira, and tried to sabotage the launch of the USS Hannibal. (DS9 novel: Antimatter)

The Circle logo Malibu Comics

The symbol for the Circle was burned onto a half Bajoran half Cardassian on Deep Space 9 in 2371.

In 2371, Major Kira Nerys discovered that the Bajoran double-agent, Magret who was using a ring of the Circle to kill his targets. (DS9 comic: "Images")

Following the temporary relocation of Starfleet operations from DS9 to Hathon in 2409, an agitator exclaimed "Bajor for Bajorans!" to voice his and others' displeasure with the strong Starfleet and Klingon Defense Force presence in the city. (STO - Cardassian Struggle mission: "Of Bajor")


The Circle was an extremist nationalist movement that sought to overthrow the Bajoran provisional government and violently opposed Bajor's associations with any government as the believed that they were exchanging one master for another. Their motto gave an ugly face to the traditional Bajoran desire for isolation. (Decipher RPG module: Aliens)


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