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United Earth is one of the founding Member States of the United Federation of Planets, created initially as a planetary nation-state through the unification of Earth with the signing of the Traité d'Unification in Paris in 2130. (novel: Articles of the Federation)

United Earth is headed by a President (novel: Starfleet: Year One), and a Prime Minister. (Tales of the Dominion War short story: "Eleven Hours Out") Members of the United Earth Cabinet receive the title of "Minister." (ENT episodes "Demons," "Terra Prime", ENT novel: The Good That Men Do.) In 2160, the United Earth President's office was located in San Francisco. (Starfleet: Year One)

United Earth was responsible for the creation of the Coalition of Planets in 2155. (ENT episodes "Demons" and "Terra Prime".) United Earth Prime Minister Nathan Samuels began the initial talks the previous year and presided over the signing of the Coalition Compact; United Earth Interior Minister Haroun al-Rashid, who would later go on to serve as one of the United Federation of Planets's earliest presidents, was also a significant representative in the Coalition talks. (ENT novel: The Good That Men Do.) After fighting a war with the Romulan Star Empire, it was one of the five founding states of the Federation, with its citizens being amongst the primary architects of the Articles of the Federation.

Earth Surface Forces served as the domestic security organization for the planet through the early part of the 23rd century. (TOS novel: The Final Reflection)

The leaders of the United Earth civil government were criticized by investigators for their inaction during "the Leyton Affair" in 2372. (TNG eBook: Slings and Arrows: The Insolence of Office)

References to Earth security forces being 'federalized' by President Jaresh-Inyo in "Homefront" and "Paradise Lost" were originally intended to appear, but were cut for time.


It is not unusual for United Earth to have both a President and a Prime Minister. In real world governments which have such a system, the President is typically the head of state, and the Prime Minister is the head of government.


High-Ranking United Earth Officials




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Alternate timelines

In an alternate timeline where the attack on San Francisco by Terra Prime was successful, the Isolationist Party took control of Earth’s parliament, and in 2161, opted not to have the United Earth join in an alliance with the Vulcans, Andorians and Tellarites. Instead, United Earth remained an independent stellar power well into the mid 23rd century and significant rival of the Interstellar Coalition, the union eventually formed by the coming together of the Vulcans, Andorians, Tellarites and Denobulans. In this timeline, United Earth exploited ideological and philosophical differences on Halka and in the Rigel star system so as to continue its mining operations unopposed; the exploitation was the cause of much heated debate when Humans petitioned to join the Interstellar Coalition in 2264. (Myriad Universes novel: A Less Perfect Union)

As of 2264, colony worlds of United Earth included Mars, Vega colony, Aldebaran Colony, Benecia Colony, Ivor Prime, Tarsus IV and Epsilon Canaris III. Secessionist or independence movements existed (or had existed) on worlds such as Mars and Epsilon Canaris III; however, they were quickly quelled by the government of United Earth.

In addition to colony worlds, United Earth, by the mid 23rd century, had spheres of influence which included Canopus Planet, Halka, Neural, Rigel IV, Rigel V, and Rigel VII.


Canonical information on the dating of the establishment of United Earth is somewhat contradictory and unclear. The TNG episode "Attached" mentions the year 2150 as the date all Earth's nation-states joined a global government, while the movie Star Trek: First Contact suggests a united world government was established in 2113. Adding to the confusion, Articles of the Federation states that "all the governments" on Earth signed the treaty in Paris "two hundred and fifty years ago" (i.e. 2130). Presumably, the establishment of a truly united Earth was an evolutionary process.

The capital city of United Earth is speculated to be San Francisco based upon the UE President's office being located in that city in Starfleet: Year One. Aspects of that novel have been contradicted by the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, but reference to United Earth President Lydia Littlejohn in The Future Begins establishes that the United Earth Presidency, and thus, presumably, details of the presidency established in that novel, exists within the standard novel continuity.


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The Seal of United Earth

United Earth, also known as the United Earth Republic, is the world government that formed on Earth during the 22nd century, some fifty years after the Vulcan First Contact in 2063. United Earth continued to exist as political subdivision of the United Federation of Planets, of which which it helped found in 2161. (Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Enterprise)

The last of Earth's nations became a part of United Earth in 2150. Australia was one of the last holdouts. Even so, many of Earth's countries confederations retained their individual identities and local sovereignty. The European Alliance, African Confederation, United States of America and others continued to exist into the 24th century and beyond. (TNG: "The Price", "Conundrum", "Attached"; VOY: "Imperfection")

Important officials in the United Earth government, like Nathan Samuels, were given the title of "minister." (ENT: "Demons", "Terra Prime")

This implies, but does not prove, that the United Earth is a parliamentary state, led by a Prime Minister. In the TNG short story "Eleven Hours Out" and other publications, it is shown that Earth has both a President and Prime Minister. Michael Jan Friedman's serial novel Starfleet: Year One had Lydia Littlejohn as Earth's president during the Earth-Romulan War.


See also


New York City was the capital of the United Earth Government. (Last Unicorn Games RPG: Starfleet Academy)

There is no city mentioned as being the capital of the United Earth Government in canon. Speculation and some fan fiction have assumed a variety of cities were the capital, including Geneva, Paris, San Francisco and London.

President of the United States Kyle Fitzgerald was considered instrumental in the founding of United Earth. (Star Trek: Remington)

Background and speculation


The exact structure of the United Earth Government is unknown. Nathan Samuels, an Earth diplomat who appeared in two episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, was referred to as a minister, suggesting that Earth may have a parliamentary system of government. It's also been speculated that the leader of Earth would be a prime minister, perhaps Samuels himself, though nothing has been confirmed.


Presumably, the United Earth Government at the time of Star Trek: Enterprise, which was responsible for the Earth Starfleet, remained in place following the founding of the United Federation of Planets. The 23rd century existence of a United Earth Space Probe Agency in TOS Season 1 indicates this name persists, perhaps referring to the world government even after it joins the UFP.

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