Federations should be able to merge

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We were supposed to create huge prospering galaxy federation. But at the moment the galaxy is filled with dozens of 2-member federations that we can do nothing except declaring wars...

THIS IS NOT HOW IT SUPPOUSE TO BE!!

Allow us to merge federations. First let us to have diplomacy on federation lvl so we would not loose influence to make lot of small pacts. And then allow us to merge our two federations into bigger one. Fed cohesion should drop, and members should spend their influence on that, and more both feds differ the more influence have to be spend.
At the moment the only way to unite galaxy is to to be a warmonger conquering all nations into its own empire, or to be a hegemonic federation uniting others by force... This was really designed that way?

Im little upset, because just a moment ago (when first post was made) i made allies that i could invite to the federation, but i had to wait because another empire declared a war to me. But those two allies loved me so much that they liked eachother enough to form new federation... Its quite annoying.
 
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I 100% agree with this, too many time have I had 2 seperate federations on good terms with one another but no way to merge.
 
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Either this or have a way to steal federation members without conquest.

Funny how the 'diplomacy' DLC didn't actually add meaningful diplomacy...

I mean technically it wasn't the diplomacy DLC, it was the federation/GC DLC. But yeah diplomacy could really use some work.
 
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I mean technically it wasn't the diplomacy DLC, it was the federation/GC DLC. But yeah diplomacy could really use some work.

Can't merge federations
Can't snatch empires from other federations
No inter-federation diplomacy (trade deals, NAPs, etc)
Can't customize federations with federal policies about members' internal policies

Federations are basically just NATO-style military alliances that have nothing to do with real-world federations like the US or Russia, or even confederations like the EU.
At the same time, the space-UN or “Galactic Community” (a silly name at that -- the “International Community" is not an institution in its own right; the international community meets at the institution called the United Nations, just as a galactic community might meet at, say, an Interstellar Assembly) acts much more like a federal government that can tell you to enlighten primitives or provide good living standards and yet cohesion of that organization is no issue, everyone obliges.
 
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I believe one issue is that in lategame the galaxy is always divided in 2 - 3 federations. Those potential powerblocks then often like each other causing an eternal peace, its incredibly boring, because this should be the time with the most severe wars. It so annoying that i often stop playing or join a fed, kick everyone out, wait for them to join the other fed and the disband the fed. I then repeat that until only one giant fed is left. Then i stop playing, because i dont want to sit around another 100 years until the victory screen decides to appear.
 

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Yes, they should add 2 things:
1) Diplomacy on federations level (both merge and steal members)
2) An overhaul of vassals and tributaries to make them worth