United States of America

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United States of America, more commonly known as USA, the US, United States or America, is a powerful nation located in North America. He likes oil, fast food, eagles 🦅, more oil, and bring Fʀᴇᴇᴅᴏᴍ to other countries.

He is often portrayed as dumb, ignorant and violent, but can be very patriotic and powerful. He is also the world’s biggest democracy and has the most influence in the world, hence the nickname “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave”. He sometimes gets greedy and will do almost anything for oil. His hospital bills are also really high.

America is the home of freedom, has amazing history and an unparalleled spirit of patriotism.

He is the most countercultured country in the whole world.

History[edit | edit source]

Independence[edit | edit source]

USA started as a colony in North America, called the Thirteen Colonies. The colony belonged to Great Britain. But because of tax constantly raising, the people in the colony were not happy. They do not feel represented by the parliament that decide the tax. Tensions rose and exploded. The Thirteen Colonies, led by George Washington, were fighting the Brits. In the end, the Colonies won and declared independence as the United States on July 4, 1776. America embraced republicanism and rejected Britain's monarchism.

Manifest Destiney[edit | edit source]

America started to expand, believing it was God’s will for them to take over this continent. First, they took some native lands in the west of the Appalachian Mountains. In 1803, America bought Louisiana territory of France, doubling its size. America also bought Florida from Spain and defined its boundaries with the latter.

The US still wanted to expand more, so it offered its rival, Mexico, 30 million dollars for California and New Mexico. But Mexico refused, so the United States sent troops to a disputed region along the Mexican-American border. The troops were captured, and the US used this as an excuse to declare war. Mexico was unprepared for this, and after two years Mexico gave up a third of its territory to the United States. This was the largest expansion ever made by the US of A.

On an unrelated note, in 1853 America forcefully opened Japan up for trade.

Civil War[edit | edit source]

America decided to ban slavery. But some states in the southern part of the country are not happy with this ban, so they created a new country- the Confederate States of America. America is now split in two: the northern part, called themselves “The Union”, and the southern part, The Confederacy. The two sides fought, and eventually, the Union won. A lot of people are salty about this loss and proclaimed that the Confederacy was fighting for “state rights” instead of slavery.

The Gilded Age[edit | edit source]

After the Civil War, USA focused on civilizing the Wild West, such as building a transcontinental railroad—completed in 1871—and removing the Native Americans. However, this sometimes resulted in USA’s loss, such as at Little Bighorn in 1876. USA forced Native Americans to move to Indian reservations to make room for cities and farms. They initially resisted, attacking American farms and cities. This is where those scenes of Native Americans attacking caravans in Western movies came about. Still, most of the violent resistance movements on the part of the Native Americans ended in 1900.

USAball also expanded its clay by purchasing Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million US dollars in 1867. By the 1880s, USA had vastly improved its economy and status. France gifted it the Statue of Liberty in 1886. In 1892, USA held his first world's fair in Chicago. In 1896, the Klondike gold Rush sent many US citizens to Yukon for gold.

Meanwhile, America started doing some imperialism of its own. After giving Liberia its de facto independence, it annexed Hawaii in 1895. It defeated Spain in the 1898 Spanish-American War, taking Guam, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Philippines. However, the last one gave it some trouble by becoming independent, and USA fought it until 1902. It became a loyal child afterward. USA was also involved in China as a part of the Eight-Nation Alliance and helped build a railroad through its clay. Russian Empire suggested carving China up but USA opposed.

USA also acquired the Guano Islands and American Samoa.

Before the war, Spain was no longer considered a global power but a rich and weak country and was considered a secondary country among the European powers. Therefore, the Spanish defeat did not draw much European attention concerning the military capacity of America. America was already the most significant economic power in the world but with little military importance.

In 1903, USA invented the airplane ✈️ and started mass-producing cars in the 1900s and 1910s. The Rust Belt across its clay was a surge of income. It purchased Danish West Indies in 1916 and renamed it " Virgin Islands." It tried to stay neutral and be isolated in world politics. Still, in 1906, it helped orchestrate the Treaty of Portsmouth to end the Russo-Japanese War.

World Wars[edit | edit source]

Main article: World Wars in the United States

Despite the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania, USA refrained from fighting with Germany until the British revealed the Zimmermann Telegram to USA in 1917. Germany was asking Mexico to attack the United States, and the United States wasn’t happy about that. So he went to Europe and destroyed Germany, consolidating the country's military prestige for the first time.

America also built a canal through Panama.

After WWI, Europe was in a financial crisis. Germany was forced to pay many reputations, so USA gave it many loans. Europe's decline made America emerge as a world power. In 1920, USA banned alcohol but still continued to drink it secretly. Throughout the 1920s, USA had a boom era. It even flew solo across the Atlantic in 1927.

In 1929, however, its stocks dropped sharply in the Wall Street Crash. The Great Depression began around the world as USA called back all its debts immediately. USA's banks and gold standard failed by 1932. In 1933, however, it started to embark on the New Deal. Its economy steadily improved as it repealed Prohibition and moved Oklahoma and Nebraska away from the Dust Bowl. USA developed a policy of isolationism in the later 1930s against fascism in Europe and East Asia.

USA tried to remain neutral during the war, though it embargoed Japan when it invaded China full-scale. It also aided UK and France to fight Nazi Germany. But when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, USA decided enough was enough and entered the war.

All of USA’s industries converted to make wartime goods, and fought against Germany in Europe and Japan in the Pacific. Events like the Normandy landings ensured an Allied victory in Europe. But Japan, due to their traditions, wasn’t about to give up and humiliate themselves in front of the whole world. So the USA developed nuclear weapons, and nuked the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, finally making them surrender.

The Cold War[edit | edit source]

After WWII, USSR and USA emerged as two global superpowers with opposite ideologies and philosophies. The two were in a standoff, fighting proxy wars (like the Korean War and the Vietnam War) and constantly threatening each other. The Korean War ended in a tie, while in the Vietnam War the US suffered an embracing defeat, and is still being mocked for it to this day. In 1962, USSR gave Cuba nuclear missiles, which caused a crisis nationwide. It was resolved when USA agreed to take their nuclear missiles away from Türkiye and Italy in exchange for the missiles to be removed from Cuba.

The two were also competing technologically, making tons of nukes and trying to achieve more in space. The US sent the first people on The Moon, and it was a success. Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the Lunar surface, with Buzz Aldrin being the second.

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong

The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, ending the Cold War in an American victory.

Modern Era[edit | edit source]

After the Cold War, America became the sole global superpower. He began to try to reform healthcare and grow the economy. The economy experienced a period of growth, fueled by the dot-com boom, but ended the decade with the bursting of the dot-com bubble. USA also successfully avoided the Y2K bug.

On September 11, 2001, two planes from the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. This killed 2,977 victims and 19 hijackers. This event sparked the War on Terror, and is forever glued to the American hearts. As a part of the War on Terror, America went into the Middle East and searching for terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq.

In late August 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit USA. The damages are estimated between $97.4 billion to $145.5 billion, with 1,836 fatalities.

Today, the two opposing parties: Joe Biden-led Democratic Party and the Republican Party led by Donald Trump are really against each other. With the mainstream media in huge favor of Biden, Trump is in a tricky situation where fake news are all being made and used against him.

Culture[edit | edit source]

USA’s culture is very mixed, as a lot of different people live there. There are indigenous cultures

Relations[edit | edit source]

Friends[edit | edit source]

  • Canada - My little brother. We grew up together. We fight together (and each other). Also, my best friend that joined me in my wars. He helped me out big time during 9/11 by taking in stranded airline passengers when I was forced to close my airspace. He also invented modern smartphones! But stop putting milk in plastic bags. It’s weird
  • United Kingdom - Father! My parent! I hated those taxes, causing the revolution. But today, they consider me to be its PROUDEST, STRONGEST, AND COOLEST achievement ever. But I’m removing the unnecessary u’s from words and you cannot make me use the metric system.
  • European Union - Economic friend and ally against him. I'm still 100 times better then you tho.
  • Taiwan - Even if I don't recognize you due to the One-China Policy, I will still protect you from that commie.
  • Native Americans - Look, I'm sorry, ok? I'll give you more privileges to make up for what I did to you.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

  • China - Get your spies and your stupid balloons OUT OF MY COUNTRY! OH YOU LITTLE COMMIE… TRYING TO CONTROL EVERY BIT OF MY KNOWN WORLD… Stop violating human rights and have some Democracy!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • USA is an outlier in democratic nations, still practicing the death penalty. Prisoners are mostly executed by electric chair or lethal injection.
  • Unlike in the United Kingdom, eggs have to be refrigerated in the US. This is because American commercial eggs are washed and dried, but this process removes the egg’s cuticle, making bacteria more easier to grow.

How to draw[edit | edit source]

Flag of USA

There is no specific shade of colors needed to draw the flag of USA. so you can draw in any shade of red, white and blue you want! But, preferable shades are listed below.

  1. Draw a ball.
  2. Draw 7 red stripes separated by 6 white stripes.
  3. Draw a small blue rectangle covering the left of 4 red stripes.
  4. Draw 50 stars (or dots if you are lazy) inside the blue rectangle.
  5. Draw a pair of sunglasses on the ball and you are done!
Color Name HEX
Independence (American) Blue #3C3B6E
Upsdell Red (American Red) #B22234
American White #FFFFFF

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