Huh. I see the comics and The First 150 Years
are using Maltuvis (a dictator name-dropped in "What Are Little Girls Made Of?") as one of the Augment rulers, whereas I used it in A Choice of Futures
as the name of a Saurian ruler. Given that "Maltuvis" doesn't seem to be a real-world surname, I assumed it was meant to refer to some alien dictator, and used it accordingly. So I'm surprised to see it used for a human. Why not Ferris or Li Quan?
The Americas being wiped out in the wars is an interesting alternate-history idea, but I can see no way of reconciling it with the Trek history we know.