England & ScottlandEdit

Should we include England and Scotland in this list? They are technically nations, albiet not soveriegn ones (under control of the United Kingdom). Also, the article states that these are former nation-states, and they have existed independantly at certain points in history. Jaz talk 18:41, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

Speculation Edit

I removed the following for being a whole bunch of speculation:

The novelization of Star Trek states that the Riverside Shipyard is sometimes visited by "suits" - a common slang term for government officials - from Washington, Moscow, and Beijing. As these cities are, respectively, the capitals of the United States, Russia, and China - three of Earth's largest and most powerful nations - and have comparatively little industry (especially Washington, having been built for the sole purpose of being the capital city), this would suggest that, even with a fully united Human race, most Earth nation-states still existed in some form in the 23rd century.

All that establishes (in apocrypha) is that those cities have government officials. It takes a great leap of logic to assume that there are still countries from that. One could equally speculate that these cities represent Oceania, Eastasia and Eurasia. ;-) – Cleanse ( talk | contribs ) 04:14, December 18, 2010 (UTC)

Rural area or countrysideEdit

Just had a thought, shouldn't we mention in this page that the word "country" can also refer to rural areas aka countrysides? The word "country" was referenced in this manner in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, in which Kruge talks about having a house in the country with you children playing at your feet and the flag of the Federation...anyway, you know the part I'm talking about. Shouldn't we just use this article for that or should we have an entirely different page.

--Noah Tall (talk) 13:26, December 10, 2015 (UTC)

I lean to "countryside" on that usage. -- sulfur (talk) 13:45, December 10, 2015 (UTC)

I would definitely agree, but he said country in the movie. Was countryside ever used?

--Noah Tall (talk) 13:49, December 10, 2015 (UTC)

I doubt it, but I'm thinking of the practicality of it. Because "country" was used in the context of a "nation state". It'd have to have some sort of disambiguation. "country (rural)"? :P -- sulfur (talk) 14:04, December 10, 2015 (UTC)

Okay, I did some research, and the script for Star Trek Generations uses the term "Countryside." Apparently, but I'm not sure, Star Trek: First Contact also uses the term, when referring to the Equestrian Adventure holographic program. I'm assuming that it was shown on an okudagram because I can't seem to find any references to country side in the transcript. But anyway, I guess that makes it official huh?

--Noah Tall (talk) 23:37, December 10, 2015 (UTC)