Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Yeah, they should leave Kahn alone and go with a full blown war with the Klingons
I'd like to see the Cardassians come into play.
The Cardassians were the most forthcoming with technology in the early days of the warp drive.
2064: Zefram Cochrane's second flight, done this time to show off to potential buyers. This time it is noticed by a Passing Cardassian Socutship. Cardassians make first contact. This time, several important persons have come to see the warp drive, and this makes First contact far more official than just stumbling upon some simple settlement with a warp signature. The Cardassians being far more open minded than the Vulcans, have no problem with giving the humans technology. A massive cultural and technological exchange follows. The "Human Republic" is founded in North America. Although it is limited to the North-western region of North America, it will one day cover all of earth.
2070: The Human republic has grown, with Cardassian help, to cover the entire planet earth. Mining settlements are established through out the sol system.
In the old history we were friendly with the Cardassians and eventually it breaks into war. With the reboot, we could go to war with them much sooner.