|United States of America|
|Motto||"In God We Trust"|
|Anthem||The Star-Spangled Banner|
|Language||Multi-lingual: predominantly English|
|Government type||Federal Constitutional Republic|
|Founded on||July 4th 1776|
|Period active||1776 onward|
The United States of America is one of the superpowers on Earth and is one of the three factions in EndWar. Once strong allies with Europe, the U.S. has broken ranks with Europe, following the dissolution of NATO and the formation of the European Federation. The two superpowers are now locked in a costly and controversial military space race. This race reaches a climax at the beginning of the game, leading to World War III.
America was discovered by European explorers in 1492. In 1607, Jamestown, Virginia was the first permanent English settlement to be established in America. In 1775, the Thirteen Colonies declared independence from the British Empire, and the American Revolutionary War began. The Revolutionary War ended in 1783 as a global conflict, with the United States winning, and later recognized as a sovereign state. The USA would soon gain more territory, with Louisiana in 1803, Florida in 1822, and the Mexican Cession after the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), which finally spanned the USA from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Coast. The American Civil War would be fought over states' rights and slavery. Non-contiguous territories, like Hawaii in 1898, and Alaska in 1912 from the Russian Empire, would join the Union. The Spanish-American War and World War I marked the United States as a military power. During World War II, the United States was the first country to develop nuclear weapons, and shortly after the war ended, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union started. The Cold War ended in 1991 with the United States as the sole superpower and the USSR falling apart, and the US would remain as the most powerful country on Earth (the position also referred to as a hyperpower or a hegemony), causing friction and accusations of political dictate.
Following a devastating nuclear attack that crippled the world's oil supply in the Middle East, the United States and the European Union sign the SLAMS treaty, creating an anti-ballistic missile shield that renders long-range ICBMs obsolete, putting an end to strategic nuclear warfare.
In early 2020, the U.S. announced the creation of the Freedom Star space platform, which can deploy 3 brigades of Marines anywhere on the planet in 90 minutes, in a bid to regain it's position as the world's premier superpower. This led to the withdrawal of the European Federation from an already crippled NATO.
In 2020, the United States later came into conflict with two other, recently emerged, superpowers following the destruction of Freedom Star.
The United States Armed Forces is the military forces of the United States. They mainly consist of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps (technically part of the Navy, but functionally a separate branch), and Air Force. During peacetime, the Coast Guard operates under the Department of Homeland Security, but can be transferred to the Department of the Navy by the President at any time, or by Congress during times of war. The Joint Strike Force is made up of the best elements from all five branches under a single command structure. By the time that EndWar takes place, the U.S. military is one of the world's most powerful armed forces along with the Russian and European militaries.
The United States possess a high level of technological sophistication. American stealth technology remains unrivaled, and they remain the only nation to deploy tilt-rotor aircraft. Robotics have also advanced beyond that of other nations. The United States has developed the most advanced targeting systems in the world, allowing for unsurpassed levels of accuracy. US units are also notably able to engage the enemy at longer range than their rivals. The US has even developed a powerful space based weapons systems, which launches telephone-pole-sized tungsten rods into the ground. These rods can cause massive amounts of destruction, similar in scale to a small nuclear weapon.