Related to the whole United Nations (original) → New United Nations → United Nations (second/third?) business...
Could not the person who said New United Nations just have been saying new United Nations. In other words, the current UN fell apart during WWIII, and it's replacement is the one that led to United Earth.
- Q said "(n/N)ew United Nations" in "Encounter at Farpoint". In the first draft script (where the date is given as 2016, it's capitalized as "new United Nations." In the DVD subtitles to the episode (where the date is 2036), it's capitalized as "New United Nations." If any of that is of consequence. The "(n/N)ew United Nations" was gone by 2079, and was clearly "new" so it is unlikely to refer to a 90-year-old organization (that would last less than 43 more years).
- Another organization noted simply as "UN" was listed on the information to SS Mariposa (it listed the ship's "UN Registry") from 2123. This heavily implies to me that there are three organizations, although I guess it's possible that the original UN co-existed for a time with the New UN (perhaps rival organizations? Interesting WWIII theory there...)--Tim Thomason 18:36, 23 July 2007 (UTC)