Where is United Earth's government located?

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  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Have any novels dealt with the question of which city has United Earth's government headquarters? (Somebody asked that question over in General Trek and I didn't know what to tell them.)
     
  2. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Memory Beta claims it's London and cites Starfleet: Year One and an STO mission called Divided Earth. Kinda boring IMO.

    ETA: See here.
     
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  3. Smiley

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    Memory Alpha talks about six regions of United Earth governed from their capitals of San Francisco, Paris, Kyoto, Lima, Cape Town, and Christchurch. I generally assume Paris is where they meet if they have to have a conference in person, based on Star Trek VI and Articles of the Federation.
     
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    I'm not actually sure if ENT specified where Prime Minister Nathan Samuels kept his permanent office.
     
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    Boseman. (Runner up, Des Moines.)
     
  6. The Wormhole

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    So London is the capital of Earth and Paris is the capital of the Federation. Appears European dominance continues well into the future.
     
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  7. Tuskin38

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    There's no such STO mission. Someone on M-B is making stuff up, fixed the article (the citation at least).

    Are you sure you were reading Memory-Alpha? The Memory-Alpha page on United Earth doesn't say anything like that.
     
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  8. Jinn

    Jinn Mistress of the Chaotic Energies Rear Admiral

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    Thanks, I appreciate the correction! Out of curiosity I checked, and this is the user who added the false information. They apparently also added incorrect stuff to other pages (some of which has been corrected), with an apparent anti-religion agenda.

    Also, the article originally cited the ENT novel Kobayashi Maru for San Fransisco as the location of the prime minister's office.
     
  9. Smiley

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    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Earth#

    Under the trivia section is where I was looking. Whether the data actually answers the question being asked or is correct, I cannot say, as I do not own either of those reference books.
     
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  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    It didn't.
     
  11. Sci

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    The novels never really established it. The ENT Relaunch variously implied it was San Francisco and Paris. The Myriad Universes novella A Less Perfect Union established that the United Earth capital of at least one alternate timeline was Geneva, Switzerland.

    Personally, I would prefer to imagine that the U.E. capital is either in Asia, Africa, or South America, to get away from the implicit idea of Euro-American dominance. My personal headcanon is that it's Mogadishu, Somalia.
     
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  12. KRAD

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    Were I ever given the chance to establish such a thing, I would probably put it in Morocco.
     
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  13. Tallguy

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    Casablanca!