The Cardassians are a humanoid species from the Alpha Quadrant.
: A full source on the Cardassians can be accessed at Memory Alpha Cardassian
Following the Dominion War, the Cardassians started to rebuild their Union. Invoking the Treaty of 2370 they reclaimed their territory, but social strife would lead to a power struggle that would preclude the re-establishment of an Cardassian Military. In 2377, the Obsidian Order was reformed, and stood to reach power by 2381. A massive rebuilding of warships started. With help from the Orion Syndicate, they procured weapons, and ships from salvage. By 2386, the Cardassian Military was once again intact, but fully cooperative with their Federation assistance, as rebuilding has nearly concluded.