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Within the Federation, absolutly, given the case of Wes Crusher who constantly received special treatment due to Picard's guild over Jack Crusher's death, it's very much alive and well.

it also exists elsewhere, you'd be hard pressed to argue Klingon house politics doesn't by necessity create an atmopshere of neopotism for example

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