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|United States of America|
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OTL equivalent: United States and overseas territories, the Bahamas, Bermuda
E pluribus unum
The Star Spangled Banner
|Largest city||New York City|
|Other cities||Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami|
|Official languages||none at federal level|
|Regional Languages||English, Spanish, French, Hawaiian, Samoan, Chamorro, Carolinian, and 19 Native Alaskan languages|
|Government||Federal presidential constitutional republic|
|-||Vice President||Louis A. Johnson|
|-||Lower house||House of Representatives|
|-||Signing of the Declaration of Independence||July 4, 1776|
|-||Confederation||March 1, 1781|
|-||Treaty of Paris||September 3, 1783|
|-||Constitution||June 21, 1788|
|-||Last state admission||1945|
|Currency||United States Dollar ($) (USD)|
|Time zone||(UTC -4 to -10)|
|Drives on the||right|
The United States of America (USA), also called the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic consisting of 49 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Puerto Rico consists of several islands in the Caribbean. The country also has seven populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean. The United States is the world's fourth-largest country by total area and third-largest? by population. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The geography and climate of the United States are also extremely diverse, and the country is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Eurasia to what is now the U.S. mainland around 15,000 years ago, with European colonization beginning in the 16th century. The United States emerged from 13 British colonies located along the East Coast. Disputes between Great Britain and the colonies led to the American Revolution. On July 4, 1776, as the colonies were fighting Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, delegates from the 13 colonies unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence. The war ended in 1783 with recognition of the independence of the United States by the Kingdom of Great Britain, and was the first successful war of independence against a European colonial empire. The country's constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787 and ratified by the states in 1788. The first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and designed to guarantee many fundamental civil rights and freedoms.
Driven by the doctrine of manifest destiny, the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century. This involved displacing American Indian tribes, acquiring new territories, and gradually admitting new states, until by 1848 the nation spanned the continent. During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War ended legal slavery in the country. By the end of that century, the United States extended into the Pacific Ocean, and the 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. After the collapse of the United Kingdom (and the British Empire) in the 1940s, the nation occupied the Bahamas, Bermuda, and several British Pacific territories. This also led to the creation of PATO with Canada, Argentina, and Brazil. Today America is one of the world's great powers, with the People's Union of Britain, Germany, Japan, and the Soviet Union.