The United States of America is a constitutional republic in North America, made of 50 states and Puerto Rico. It began in the 1600's when English Puritans came to the new world to escape religious persecution. The settlers established 13 colonies, now known as New England. In the late 18th century, the Americans rebelled against England. With the help of France, the Americans won the war and their independence.
Unfortunately, it took many years for the American government to recognize civil rights written by the Founding Fathers years before. Women were not given rights until the early 20th century. Black people were persecuted until the 60's. And even today, homosexual couples can only marry in Massachusetts. This is because of the incredibly Christian government America has. They believe gay marriage isn't what God allows as marriage. And they fail to realize that the Founding Fathers separated church and state.
America is rapidly becoming a target for hatred all around the world. The USA saved many people in the World Wars, but Its reputation was shattered with the presidency of George W. Bush. He invaded two countries (Afghanistan and Iraq) simply because they were Islamic nations and the man who sent people to attack the USA was a jihadist. Many countries fail to realize that the US government is responsible for the invasion, not the American people.
With prices rising, rights fading, and religious nuts controlling the country, the USA is slowly headed towards feudalism. In a hundred years, citizens of America may be living in the same conditions as medeival Europeans. But if we rise against the government, the USA will once again become a democracy.
The USA is an amazing country with a terrible government.
The only country keeping penguins from coquering the Earth
If it weren't for the USA, penguins would have destroyed humans long ago.
The world's punch-bag.
"man, i feel so angry today.*goes to urbandictionay.com and types an anti-us definition for usa*"
A country that regards itself as the greatest in the world but only 10% of americans have passports. How would they know then?
Are you going to Europe on holiday or the USA? Where's Europe?
Stands for United States of America
. Was initially a colonial territory of Great Britain before declaring independance in 1776. Initially founded on the principle that a central government should only exist to provide security to its people and its borders without intruding on personal freedom and civil liberties. Government was to be focused more on the individual states' powers rather than that of federal ones. Certain recent events probably have the Founding Fathers turning over in their graves, as the great nation they created slowly degenerates into a Police State; something they feared greatly and took great measures to write the Constitution to prevent it. Unfortunately, when the majority of the citizens, and the government, ignore the Constitution, it doesn't help much.
While America certainly is full of ignorant and/or rude assholes, there are still plenty of honest, good, independant thinkers. Of course, many of us are planning to leave the country. To all those that bash Americans, please remember that not all of us are awful and many of us think the same way you do - have gripes with our government, but not solely with us.
the country where i live, run by a stupid f*ckhead and is going to shite.
"i live in the usa, but im moving when i'm old enough."
that land mass between canada and mexico
go look at a map the USA is hard to miss its pretty damn big like alot of its people
The USA stands for corruption. It stands for money and greed. Its a giant billboard on the side of every road saying, "Be thankful you don't have a lot of Oil!" It's not interested in fighting terrorism, terrorism makes it stronger than ever. It's about power. Its about control. Its funny really because the USA (now) stands for exactly what its citizens are against. Its funny and its sad, sad because we really had potential.
Example 1 - An educated citizen in the USA makes a lot less money per year then the average politician.
Example 2 - When the USA realized how much oil was in the middle east, they decided to make enemies instead of friends with the natives, concluding that its cheaper to steal then it is to buy.
Example 3 - I am an average working American, and I don't blame the world for hating the USA. I feel so stuck here.
Example 3 - The biggest idiots can become leaders in the USA. Thats a recipe for disaster.