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| Planet Name = Ekos
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| Planet Name = Ekos
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| Image = [[file:ekos.jpg|220px|Ekos from orbit.]]
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| Caption = '''Ekos''' from [[orbit]].
 
| Alternate name = M43 Alpha IV
 
| Alternate name = M43 Alpha IV
 
| Classification = [[class M planet]]
 
| Classification = [[class M planet]]
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| Location = [[M43 Alpha]] [[star]] [[system]], [[coordinate]]s 2.02S 6.95E (72.8, -29.1, -68.7), [[the galaxy]]'s [[Beta Quadrant]]
| Location = [[M43 Alpha]] [[system]], [[Alpha Quadrant|Alpha]] or [[Beta Quadrant]]
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| Gravity = .98[[g]]
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| Diameter = 18,000 [[kilometer]]s
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| Equatorial circumference = 35,000 [[kilometer]]s
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| Length of day = 25.5 [[hour]]s
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| land mass = 45%
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| Species = [[Ekosi]]
| Population = [[Ekosian]]s
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| Population = 6.5 billion ([[2280s]])
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| Affiliation = former [[Federation]] protectorate
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| altimage = [[file:ekos surface.jpg|220px|Planet surface image.]]
 
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'''Ekos''', also known as '''M43 Alpha IV''', was a [[planet]], the [[fourth planet]] in the [[M43 Alpha]] [[star]] [[system]]. Ekos is one of two [[class M planet]]s orbiting M43 Alpha. The inner planet, Ekos is sister to the outer planet {{dis|Zeon|planet}}, and is home to the [[humanoid]] [[Ekosian]] race.
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'''Ekos''' (or '''M43 Alpha IV''') was a [[planet]] located in the [[space]] of [[the galaxy]]'s [[Beta Quadrant]], the [[fourth planet]] in [[orbit]] of the [[M43 Alpha]] [[star]] [[system]], at [[coordinate]]s 2.02S 6.95E; or 72.8, -29.1, -68.7. Ekos, along with sister planet [[Zeos]], was one of two [[class M planet]]s in the system, had a single [[moon]] and was the [[homeworld]] of the [[humanoid]] [[Ekosi]] [[civilization]]. ({{en|TOS|sub=Star Trek 12|Patterns of Force}}; {{r|ST|Maps|The Worlds of the Federation}}; {{rpg|FASA RPG|The Federation}}; {{rpg|Decipher RPG|Worlds}}; {{web|ST|StarTrek.com}})
   
The [[United Federation of Planets|Federation]] historian [[John Gill]] visited Ekos in the mid-[[23rd century]]. What Gill found was a planet in the throes of anarchy. Gill chose to violate the [[Prime Directive]] in order to help the native population. Gill tried to institute a modified version of a [[Nazi]] government on Ekos - believing that a benign Nazi government that did not include the worst excesses of the original party could bring order to the Ekosian people without the disastrous consequences the original had to not only the [[German]] people, but to millions of others as well.
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:''Apparently in error in contrast to ''Star Trek Maps'' and ''The Worlds of the Federation'', FASA's ''The Federation'' lists this as the [[third planet]] of M43 Alpha. ''the Federation'' also lists a moon omitted by the other sources. [http://www.startrek.com/database_article/Ekos_1902-01-22-00-00-00 StarTrek.com] gives the star's name as M34 Alpha.''
   
What Gill didn't realize was that the structure of governments based on that of Nazi Germany during the [[1930s]] and [[1940s]] inherently invited abuse. Gill was drugged by his subordinate [[Melakon]], who then became the real power on Ekos. Once Melakon took over, the worst aspects of Nazi rule came to the forefront on Ekos. The people of [[Zeon]] became the targets of this Nazi government, much like the [[Judaism|Jewish]] people had been the targets of the original party.
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==History and makeup==
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[[file:m43 alpha system.jpg|thumb|left|Star system image]]
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In the [[23rd century]], [[Federation]] [[sociology|sociologist]] and [[historian]] [[John Gill]] visited Ekos. What Gill found was a planet in the throes of anarchy. Gill chose to violate the [[Prime Directive]] in order to help the native population. Gill tried to institute a modified version of a [[Nazi]] style [[government]] on Ekos—believing that a benign government that did not include the worst excesses of the original party could bring order and efficiency to the Ekosian people without the disastrous consequences the original had to not only the [[German]] people, but to millions of others as well.
   
[[Captain]] [[James T. Kirk]] and the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} arrived to find out what had happened to Gill, and discovered that his tampering in the Ekosian government had led to the rise of the Nazi state on Ekos. They found the drugged Gill, and revived him in time to put a stop to Melakon's plans. Melakon shot Gill, and was in turn killed by another Ekosian. Afterwards, a resistance movement took control of the Ekosian government. As Gill died in Captain Kirk's arms, he admitted that he made a terrible mistake, and that the Prime Directive was the correct way to deal with younger cultures. ({{e|TOS|Patterns of Force}}).
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What Gill didn't realize was that the structure of governments based on that of Nazi Germany during the [[1930s]] and [[1940s]] inherently invited abuse. Gill was [[drug]]ged by his subordinate [[Melakon]], who then became the real power on Ekos. Once Melakon took over, the worst aspects of Nazi rule came to the forefront on Ekos. The people of {{planet|Zeon}} became the targets of this Nazi government, much like the [[judaism|Jewish]] people had been the targets of the original party.
   
Though Kirk hoped the collapse of the Ekosian government would lead to peace, instead both Ekos and Zeon became more xenophobic and aggressive. Then, at some point between [[2268]] and [[2287]], the [[Klingon Empire]] initiated contact with the M43 Alpha system, and began providing arms to both sides. This led to an arms race which exploded into full-scale conflict in [[2287]]. The conflict continued even after the Klingons withdrew following the explosion of [[Praxis]] in [[2293]]. The Federation attempted to broker a peace between Ekos and Zeon, but as of [[stardate]] [[2357|34675.8]], the conflict continued, and had claimed the life of Starfleet [[Lieutenant]] [[Shewer Freeman]]. At that time, [[Commodore]] [[Göller]] recommended withdrawing all Federation personnel from the system. ({{eb|SCE|Fables of the Prime Directive}})
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[[Captain]] [[James T. Kirk]] and the {{uSS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} arrived to find out what had happened to Gill, and discovered that his tampering in the Ekosian government had led to the rise of a wholly Nazi planetary [[nation-state]] on Ekos. They found the drugged Gill, and revived him in time to put a stop to Melakon's plans. Melakon shot Gill, and was in turn killed by another Ekosian. Afterwards, a resistance movement took control of the Ekosian government. As Gill died in Captain Kirk's arms, he admitted that he made a terrible mistake, and that the Prime Directive was the correct way to deal with younger cultures. ({{en|TOS|sub=Star Trek 12|Patterns of Force}})
   
The [[Federation]] [[starship]] {{USS|Ekos}} was named for this [[planet]]. ({{rpg|ST|Federation Ship Recognition Manual}})
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Though Kirk hoped the collapse of the Ekosian government would lead to peace, instead both Ekos and Zeon became more [[xenophobia|xenophobic]] and aggressive. Then, at some point between the [[year]]s [[2268]] and [[2287]], the [[Klingon Empire]] initiated contact with the M43 Alpha system, and began providing arms to both sides. This led to an arms race which exploded into full-scale conflict in [[2287]]. The conflict continued even after the Klingons withdrew following the explosion of [[Praxis]] in [[2293]]. The Federation attempted to broker a peace between Ekos and Zeon, but as of [[stardate]] [[2357|34675.8]], the conflict continued, and had claimed the life of Starfleet [[Lieutenant]] [[Shewer Freeman]]. At that time, [[Commodore]] [[Göller]] recommended withdrawing all Federation personnel from the system. ({{eb|SCE|Fables of the Prime Directive}})
   
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The [[Federation]] [[starship]] {{uSS|Ekos}} was named for this [[planet]]. ({{rpg|FASA RPG|Federation Ship Recognition Manual}})
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Ekos had a total surface area of 317,000,000 square [[kilometer]]s and, with 45% land mass and 55% of the surface covered by [[water]] oceans, a total land area of 142,650,000 square kilometers. Ekos has a [[gravity]] of .98[[g]], a diameter of 18,000 [[kilometer]]s and an equatorial circumference of 35,000 kilometers. About 33% of Ekos 's makeup is usable [[metal]]s, with 12% of the planet made up of [[radioactivity|radioactive]] elements, with trace deposits of [[crystal]], [[gemstone]]s and other special [[mineral]]s. Ekos has a warm temperate climate, a class M terrestrial [[atmosphere]] and a day's length of 25.5 [[hour]]s.
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By [[reference stardate]] [[2223 SFC|2/2306.01]], the world had a [[technological/sociopolitical index]] of 556552-77 and a nonexistent [[planetary trade profile]], with a population of over 6.5 billion individuals. Following the fall of [[Nazi]]sm on Ekos, the world was made a [[Federation]] protectorate, but quarantined from further interstellar contact. ({{rpg|FASA RPG|The Federation}})
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By the [[24th century]], Ekos remained a Federation protectorate. ({{rpg|Decipher RPG|Worlds}})
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After the [[death]] of [[Starfleet]] [[Lieutenant]] [[Shewer Freeman]] in the ongoing tensions between the Ekosi and Zeos, [[Commodore]] [[Göller]] recommended the withdrawal of Federation forces from the world. ({{eb|SCE|Fables of the Prime Directive}})
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Latest revision as of 19:24, January 20, 2020

For other uses, see Ekos.

Ekos (or M43 Alpha IV) was a planet located in the space of the galaxy's Beta Quadrant, the fourth planet in orbit of the M43 Alpha star system, at coordinates 2.02S 6.95E; or 72.8, -29.1, -68.7. Ekos, along with sister planet Zeos, was one of two class M planets in the system, had a single moon and was the homeworld of the humanoid Ekosi civilization. (TOS episode & Star Trek 12 novelization: Patterns of Force; ST references: Maps, The Worlds of the Federation; FASA RPG module: The Federation; Decipher RPG module: Worlds; ST website: StarTrek.com)

Apparently in error in contrast to Star Trek Maps and The Worlds of the Federation, FASA's The Federation lists this as the third planet of M43 Alpha. the Federation also lists a moon omitted by the other sources. StarTrek.com gives the star's name as M34 Alpha.

History and makeupEdit

M43 alpha system

Star system image

In the 23rd century, Federation sociologist and historian John Gill visited Ekos. What Gill found was a planet in the throes of anarchy. Gill chose to violate the Prime Directive in order to help the native population. Gill tried to institute a modified version of a Nazi style government on Ekos—believing that a benign government that did not include the worst excesses of the original party could bring order and efficiency to the Ekosian people without the disastrous consequences the original had to not only the German people, but to millions of others as well.

What Gill didn't realize was that the structure of governments based on that of Nazi Germany during the 1930s and 1940s inherently invited abuse. Gill was drugged by his subordinate Melakon, who then became the real power on Ekos. Once Melakon took over, the worst aspects of Nazi rule came to the forefront on Ekos. The people of Zeon became the targets of this Nazi government, much like the Jewish people had been the targets of the original party.

Captain James T. Kirk and the USS Enterprise arrived to find out what had happened to Gill, and discovered that his tampering in the Ekosian government had led to the rise of a wholly Nazi planetary nation-state on Ekos. They found the drugged Gill, and revived him in time to put a stop to Melakon's plans. Melakon shot Gill, and was in turn killed by another Ekosian. Afterwards, a resistance movement took control of the Ekosian government. As Gill died in Captain Kirk's arms, he admitted that he made a terrible mistake, and that the Prime Directive was the correct way to deal with younger cultures. (TOS episode & Star Trek 12 novelization: Patterns of Force)

Though Kirk hoped the collapse of the Ekosian government would lead to peace, instead both Ekos and Zeon became more xenophobic and aggressive. Then, at some point between the years 2268 and 2287, the Klingon Empire initiated contact with the M43 Alpha system, and began providing arms to both sides. This led to an arms race which exploded into full-scale conflict in 2287. The conflict continued even after the Klingons withdrew following the explosion of Praxis in 2293. The Federation attempted to broker a peace between Ekos and Zeon, but as of stardate 34675.8, the conflict continued, and had claimed the life of Starfleet Lieutenant Shewer Freeman. At that time, Commodore Göller recommended withdrawing all Federation personnel from the system. (SCE eBook: Fables of the Prime Directive)

The Federation starship USS Ekos was named for this planet. (FASA RPG module: Federation Ship Recognition Manual)

Ekos had a total surface area of 317,000,000 square kilometers and, with 45% land mass and 55% of the surface covered by water oceans, a total land area of 142,650,000 square kilometers. Ekos has a gravity of .98g, a diameter of 18,000 kilometers and an equatorial circumference of 35,000 kilometers. About 33% of Ekos 's makeup is usable metals, with 12% of the planet made up of radioactive elements, with trace deposits of crystal, gemstones and other special minerals. Ekos has a warm temperate climate, a class M terrestrial atmosphere and a day's length of 25.5 hours.

By reference stardate 2/2306.01, the world had a technological/sociopolitical index of 556552-77 and a nonexistent planetary trade profile, with a population of over 6.5 billion individuals. Following the fall of Nazism on Ekos, the world was made a Federation protectorate, but quarantined from further interstellar contact. (FASA RPG module: The Federation)

By the 24th century, Ekos remained a Federation protectorate. (Decipher RPG module: Worlds)

After the death of Starfleet Lieutenant Shewer Freeman in the ongoing tensions between the Ekosi and Zeos, Commodore Göller recommended the withdrawal of Federation forces from the world. (SCE eBook: Fables of the Prime Directive)

LocationsEdit

the planet Ekos
cities and settlements ArchassBaranikBroturEkosisFolkahrIrdrantKor-ssa
landmarks and institutions Arshnit CampGill Spaceport
nation-states and provinces DronollFarolahnNar InstelThalossis
geography Gidron BeltGorhev MountainsNarek MountainsMargud TundraNorekTorekRorlanSeacliffs of WarselTarndahl Wastes
bodies of water Arnassen SeaCrat'r BayTharossen OceanValeesen Sea

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M43 Alpha star system
M43 Alpha (trinary star) • M43 Alpha I • M43 Alpha II • M43 Alpha III • IV. Ekos • V. Zeon (1 moon) • M43 Alpha VI • M43 Alpha VII • M43 Alpha VIII • M43 Alpha IX (9 moons) • M43 Alpha X (21 moons) UFP seal
planets visited by the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) during Captain Kirk's initial five-year mission (2265-2270)
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2265 EarthDraxis IITallyGamma Alpha VPollux IIStarbase 8 planetSector Vega 6 planetM-155Archernar IVDimorusTendar IVMestikoAlpha Ortelina VIIArronus VIIAldebaran IIIDelta Vega IStarbase 12VelluriusEarthEmpyreaGlobular planetNorusJunkyard planetPalnak's planetSantarNova XIIIZeltokKorakTraveler's homeworldDukarNeesanAlgenib II
2266 Crucial-3VultraRobots' planetAngomaMantis planetNuofoStaiVrexBalant planetZargotColtacRigel XIIAlfa 177M-113Psi 2000Tlaoli IVSkurSelkyeTaragonAlpha 332Ynobe IIEcnalRayloNorigaAlpha Proxima IIArgylusOminnusEarthK-GSeggorForniaAngiraBeta IINeesanKujalLunaBwujaFayoHerculaEarthKibo/NdoraNrakaAlpha 23-COordonMobitaJodarrQuodarZartaFloe IMetamorphaInicrustMortiTerrellian IIVoodoo planetRiza homeworldMila XaKrugar III remnantQuaraxusArimaMazdaNumero UnoBeta CarinaeExo III1324-IV7348-IITantalus VMiri's homeworldPlanet QBenecia
2267 Taurus IIMakus IIIXimega IIHydra Epsilon IIIPerseus Arm planetoidYkoTenkaraSalvumGrotusVaranu planetYkoTalos IVTektonRifas-LAmusement Park planetHeitius VIICentaurus VFomalhaut VTyrtaeus IIGothosBeta VITheta VIIRamedes IIICestus IIIAlvaLazarus's planetZutotanium planetoidCygnet XIVEarthCanaraBeta IIIDraqqanaEminiar VIICeti Alpha VGamma 400VartaxDak-AlphaTimshelOmicron Ceti IIIJanus VI7348-IIChandra IVOrganiaAngrenaYkoEarth Colony IIGatewayEarthVandros VIIDeneva • "the Frontier" • ModalaGamma XaridianElsinor H-25Starbase 10Beta Mariotia IIIVega IIITondusVarkan asteroidTekkorCarnakCertaxPyris VIIEarthPentam VGamma Canaris NNukoleeStyraLurotaGiant Brain asteroidOtari IIGatewayIsis IIIMaaba S'JaCapella IVPollux IVVulcanMestikoNadorTactis IIBeta Nirobi IIPhygma IVOutpost Omega-70Tau Gamma IVM-370Argelius IIMerope IVMalurEulusDonico IIGamma Trianguli VIMasabaLekythosTyrtaeus IIShroud IVHalkaIxtoldeGamma Hydra IVCalydonBelmara IVTuran Tot Narut's planetGamma Canaris NTaunusPlanet 656Beton IIIKwettirJanvarZettinSklurrKarrGraktanTharkMorkolPlixesAndriusMuddEarthAneher IIWezonvuNalaingMagna RomaBavaryaNeolithiaMythraRimilliaBabelGamma Canaris NVulcanNisusNarnel's WorldNeuralBeta Canzadia III
2268 Fornax IIGamma IITriskelionArgus XTycho IVCentaurusUsildeTheta VIISigni BetaTautee systemBeta Canzandia IIIMevinnaSigma Iotia IIXanviaXoxxaInquisitor's planetBeta ReticuliDelta VegaNalogenDelta VegaDelta Canaris IVAlnath IIAmmdonArretEkosEeiauoSivaoKahlessOmega IVEarthTheta Kiokis IIElasTroyiusTau Delta IXAmerindTranquility VIIMinos VEarthExo IIIT'nufoTortugaTaos IVTriacusMarcos XIILowariaDreamers' planetSigma Draconis VIDireidiMedusaElcidar Beta IIIMinara IIOctavius IVBeta CabriniPegasus IVCareta VBeta XII-APlatoniusIzellEarthScalos M-317Beta Aurigae IIISanoora host planetRhinegeltKalandan outpostBrellian IVPrastorDistrelTttnicktttnorAriannusCheronElba IISanctuaryGideonKolya
2269 Memory AlphaMerak IIArdanaPollux VAvalonBalkos IIINova Atar IIIVesbiusJanus VIPollux IILeora IVWaasertlaMygdalus IIICentaurusRaga's PlanetEdenTheta Tau VHolberg 917GBeta Niobe IIIExcalbiaSarpeidonCamus IIDuwamishEphrata IVSigma Niobe IIGatewayKrasniMaltos IVOrganiaKyrosBeta CastelliNestaAnomalyAcademyArachnaeLyraBabelEpsilon Delta IVHeartlandMemory PrimeTalin IVSyhaar PrimeGatewayMantillesTaurus IIBeta Omicron Delta IIIMotherlodeMegas-TuTerratinSherman's PlanetThe StrandAarak IIIPhi XIUr homeworldVidenDengella IIEphrata IVGobi IIIPacificaGralafiLoren VArgoWaycrossPerryDelta Gamma IVDetente ITrefolgTrellisaneBeta CastelliHeloxBoaco VIJuram VVancadiaChyrellkaVeletus VPatria IPelos
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