Zombie Redshirt wrote:
... a Southern Confederacy that apparently rose again and Scottish separatists gaining independence. How did this world ever unite again?
Good fences, make for good neighbors.
Having a United Earth apparently doesn't mean blandly mushing into a single national and cultural entity. From Picard's comments to Riker in The Defector
, America as a country (and not a state) still exists in the 24th century.