Re: Does the Federation still exist in the 31+th century?
Nations and Empires rise and fall. How long can the Federation exist is nothing more than a guess. The Battle of Procyon V may have been the Federation's last big engagement. It could have led to other world leaving or declaring their independence from the Federation or created a civil war. Disease may have spread across the Federation either as a biological attack or natural occurrence. The Battle of Procyon V may have been the last in a long war that left the Federation vulnerable to the Borg or another race.
There is not enough information to say that the Federation as it is in the 23/24 centuries is the same as the one in the 31st or beyond. It could still be around, but in what form is anyone's guess.
Did I happen to mention, did I bother to disclose, this man we're seeking with a mole on his nose, I'm not sure of his clothes or anything else, except he's Chinese. A big clue by itself.
--David Addison, Moonlighting