Spoiler: ST: Discovery S3 So, in the episode “People of Earth” on Discovery, there was a huge revelation that Earth had left the United Federation of Planets in the aftermath of The Burn in the 31st century. It had been replaced by the United Earth Defense Force. It was also revealed that Titan - as a self-sufficient colony - had broken away from United Earth. Resulting in skirmishes between United Earth Defense Forces ships and dilithium raiders from Titan. What are the implications of this in terms of understanding United Earth during the time of ENT? Since during Archer’s time, United Earth was weakly defended during the Xindi threat, only having a handful of ships present. And we never really got a sense as to the sphere of influence in regards to United Earth. It was likely that UE had influence over the Sol System, but they were never really the power players that the UEDF seem to be a millennia later. Thoughts, anyone?