Re: Does the Federation still exist in the 31+th century?
It's simple logic, really. You take away something as significant as the Expanse, and history will proceed very differently. There's simply no way that the real 26th century *could* be the same as we saw it there.
It would be like going back to 17th-century Earth and destroying Europe. How similar do you think life would be today, if that had happened?
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