FANDOM


This article uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia, especially its original page. The list of users can be seen in the page history. As with this wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Free Documentation License. Smallwikipedialogo

United States of America

The United States of America

597px-United States in North America (-mini map -rivers)

General
 Full name United States of America
 Alias(es) America, USA, US, United States
 Country
 code(s)
US, USA
 Continent North America
 Area 3,796,742 sq mi (9,833,520 km2)
 Time zone (UTC−4 to −12, +10, +11)
 Date format mm/dd/yyyy (AD)
Political
 Government Federal De Facto Two-Party Presidential Constitutional Republic
 Constitution United States constitution
 Head of the
 government
President
 President Donald Trump
 Vice president Mike Pence
 Chief justice John Roberts
 Strength(s) Federal government, republic, democracy, US Army, superpower, presidency
 Executive
 branch
Cabinet
 Legislature Congress
 Judicial
 branch
Supreme court
 Role(s) Various
 Affiliation(s) United Nations, NATO
 Military US Armed Forces, US Air Force, US Navy, US Marine Corps (all are the parts of the United States Army)
Societal
 Population 325,365,189 (2017)
 Capital Washington D.C.
 Largest city New York City
 Race(s) Humans
 Official
 language(s)
None (in federal level)
 National
 language
American English (de facto)
 Religion(s) Christianity, irreligion, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, other religious faiths
 Ethnic
 group(s)
Caucasians (Anglo-Americans), Hispanic Americans/Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, Amerindians, Multiracial Americans, Pacific Islander Americans, non-Hispanics/Latinos
 Demonym(s) American
 Currency US Dollar
 Independence
 Day
July 4
 National
 anthem
The Star-Spangled Banner
 National
 march
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Historical
 Formed
 from
Thirteen Colonies
 Established July 4, 1776
 Engagement(s) American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, American Civil War, Spanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion, World War I (1917-1918), Russian Civil War, World War II (1941-1945), Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Kosovo War, International Force for East Timor, War on Terror (2001-present), Libyan Civil War
 Status Active
In God We Trust
~ The official motto of the United States of America

The United States of America (USA), otherwise known as the United States (US) or America, is a federal dual-party republic made of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2) and with over 325 million people, the United States is the world's third- or fourth-largest country by total area and the third-most populous. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous and located in North America between two neighboring countries: Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the 17 mega-diverse countries in the world.

Paleo-Indians migrated from Asia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century. The United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, and the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776. The war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. The United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, and gradually admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the outlawing of slavery. By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, and its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power. The United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 moon landing. The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower.

The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States (OAS), and other international organizations. The United States is a highly developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by public-private partnership, accounting for approximately a quarter of global GDP. The U.S. economy is the fastest-growing in the Americas and is largely post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. Though its population is only 4.3% of the world total, Americans hold 33.4% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. The United States ranks among the highest nations in several measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capital GDP, and productivity per person. The U.S. is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending. It is also a global leader in both science and technology.

Etymology

Main articles in Wikipedia: Naming of America, Names for United States citizens, and American (word)

History

Main article: History of the United States of America in Wikipedia

United States in Space Monsters

Throughout the Space Monsters series, America is the first and recurring country set to be one of the main settings, and has several characters originated under their nationality. Good example is the large complex/facility known as the Long Passage Headquarters, which was entirely built with offices for business, military bases and science sections in 1996 and located in the western USA, most specifically Stuckholmes City. In addition to the national characters, this country has the most powerful military forces in the world, namely the United States Army, to participate wars against their known enemies, but to protect humankind from invasion (e.g. alien invasion and abduction) as well as the other nations' military forces that are less powerful than them. Billmore Hawkins, born and raised in Manhattan, New York, is an example of the American soldier, the main infantry of the US Army, who entered the Global War on Terror for 3 years. However, he resigned as a former member of the US Army and later joined the Investigative Force, headquartered in Stuckholmes City, Western USA and led by General Baxter, as an elite commando-type unit. In fact, America has been featured in every Space Monsters game thus far, including the reappearance of Billmore.

List of characters who hailed from America

Main series

Playable Americans

Non-playable Americans

Alternate universe

Playable Americans

Spin-offs

Playable Americans

List of locations in America

Main series

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.