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United States, the U.S., the USA, or America) is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to its east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories, or insular areas, in the Caribbean and Pacific.At 3.79 million square miles is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to its east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories, or insular areas, in the Caribbean and Pacific.At 3.79 million square miles and with about 306 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and third largest by land area and by population. The United States is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The U.S. economy is the largest national economy in the world, with an estimated 2008 gross domestic product of US $14.3 trillion .The nation was founded by thirteen colonies of Great Britain located along the Atlantic seaboard. On July 4, 1776, they issued the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed their independence from Great Britain and their formation of a cooperative union. The rebellious states defeated Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, the first successful colonial war of independence. The Philadelphia Convention adopted the current United States Constitution on September 17, 1787; its ratification the following year made the states part of a single republic with a strong central government. The Bill of Rights, comprising ten constitutional amendments guaranteeing many fundamental civil rights and freedoms, was ratified in 1791.In the 19th century, the United States acquired land from France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Russia, and annexed the Republic of Texas and the Republic of Hawaii. Disputes between the agrarian South and industrial North over states' rights and the expansion of the institution of slavery provoked the American Civil War of the 1860s. The North's victory prevented a permanent split of the country and led to the end of legal slavery in the United States. By the 1870s, the national economy was the world's largest. The SpanishAmerican War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a military power. In 1945, the United States emerged from World War II as the first country with nuclear weapons, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and a founding member of NATO. The end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union left the United States as the sole superpower. The country accounts for approximately 50% of global military spending and is a leading economic, political, and cultural force in the world.

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Virginia Is For Lovers With Plenty Of Bed And Breakfasts - Washington
Virginia Is For Lovers With Plenty Of Bed And Breakfasts The state slogan for Virginia is Virginia is for lovers and there are plenty of bed and breakfast locations to help lovers spend some quality time together in a peaceful, relaxing and special atmosphere that simply cannot be found in a hotel. As a result, if you live in Virginia or are simply passing through, consider a Virginia bed and breakfast for your accommodations and you will certainly enjoy your stay even more. Virginia is a very diversified state in the fact that there are mountains, city, the beach, and everything in between. And, no matter where you find yourself in Virginia there will be a bed and breakfast to meet your needs. Of course, there are more bed and breakfast locations in the cities especiall...

New Year in USA - Washington
New Year in USA In the United States of America, people commence their New Year preparations right after Christmas. According to the Gregorian calendar, New Year in USA is celebrated on the 1st of the month of January. The Americans know various ways of making this particular day a memorable one. Ranging from parties to masquerades, carnivals to fairs, spending time with family at home to going out on short trips, there are innumerable options to observe New Year in USA. In the United States of America, it is New York which mostly steals the show during this time of the year. This amazing city is renowned for its lavish New Year celebrations. The countdown on New Year Eve begins at One Times Square. This is transmitted live on many...

Transportation in USA - Washington
Transportation in USA Transportation in USA includes varied means of transportation. Transportation in USA includes airways, roadways, railways and also waterways. Airports in USA - USA is connected with the rest of the world by airways. Almost every major city and town has an airport that has regular flight services to and from all parts of the world. There are almost more than 160 airlines that operate on a daily basis to and from USA. All the airports, be it a domestic or an international one are capable of handling passengers. The airports care for the convenience of the passengers and thus offer them with international standard of services. One can find airport in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Geor...

Literature of America - Washington
Literature of America American literature refers to written or literary work produced in the area of the United States and Colonial America. For more specific discussions of poetry and theater, see Poetry of the United States and Theater in the United States. During its early history, America was a series of British colonies on the eastern coast of the present-day United States. Therefore, its literary tradition begins as linked to the broader tradition of English literature. However, unique American characteristics and the breadth of its production usually now cause it to be considered a separate path and tradition. Some of the earliest forms of American literature were pamphlets and writings extolling the benefits of the colonies to bo...

Sightseeing in USA - Washington
Sightseeing in USA Big and beautiful, multi-faceted America is sightseeing paradise. A nation blessed with many natural wonders and always on the move, it has plenty to offer to visitors. In the ever-evolving mega-cities, you can spend days looking up the historic homes, the excellent museums and enjoy yourself at the various amusement and entertainment arcades. In the national forests and parks, you can loose yourself in the beauty of your natural surroundings. Wild-life watching can fill your days in the National Park -the thrill of sighting the animals in their habitat is exciting, to say the least! Driving around the countryside affords the opportunity to enjoy the wide-open spaces, the rolling fields and the charming small towns ...