The name "United States" is used when speaking positively about the country. "America" is used when speaking negatively about the country. Just my observations.

For negative definitions on this country, see America.
Compare these two sentences:

"The United States is a country that tries to do good in this world."

"America is the most messed up and oil-hungry nation on the planet."
by no7orious February 09, 2006
1: Largest economy in the world.
2: Has a retarded President.
3: Home to some of the wealthiest people in the world.
4: New York City actually sucks ass.
5: Has 270 million people.
6: REAL diverse.
7: Has every climate type in the world besides some other cold polar shit that no one cares about.
8: About 50% of the people in the U.S. are overweight or obese.
9: I'm not.
10: The other 50% are hot dirty bastards.
11: Capital is Washington D.C.
12: California is in the US!
13: So are some other 49 states..
14: Uses Democracy
15: South Park, Colorado
16: And a whole lot of other shit.

I live in America and I'm not a redneck, fat, racist, uneducated, and certainly not a Republican.

I also smoke marijuana.
The United States was founded in 1776.
by foam December 23, 2004
To someone living in Canada, North Mexico.
Oh look honey, some skinny-bacon loving North Mexicans from Indiana.
by spot August 23, 2004
A country in the western hemisphere. The United States gets hackled by many other countries citizens everyday even though they know nothing about the people there.

*Remember*Not every American is a fucking asshole, just the ones that type shit into and Almost everyone in the U.S.A is friendly and not a prick.

People of the U.S.A dont think that they are the best in the world. But i would have to say our human rights are.
Im proud to be a citizen of the United States

I love other countries e.g. U.K

ps. president bush was an asshole
by ILoveBeingAYank April 04, 2009
A country located below Canada. We have freedom. Kiss our multi-cultured asses.
A lot of countries must be very jealous of the United States, because if you look at any other countries definition, they almost always mention the US in it.

by pseudonym is my pseudonym August 15, 2008
The United States is a country home to 150 million of the friendliest, most caring, decent people in the world. However, There are also a similar amount of racist, fundamental christian retards who seem to make unilateral decisions for the rest of the world.

The United States government currently appears to be the most corrupt entity on the planet earth, sending thier brave and heroic soldiers to fight wars with the sole purpose of furthering individual ends. Your fanatical presidnet Mr G.W Bush, lacks the ability to engage in a initellignet conversation, nevermind oversee the actions of the worlds most powerful military arsenal.

Their are severe ethnic divisions in the United States, despite the claim that the U.S. is the leader of the "free" world. Plus, anybody now wishing to travel to the U.S. will have all their personal details checked and stored at the whim of the CIA. This reflects the United States over-inflated self image, the U.S is not the centre of the universe.

This fact is reflected in history quite clearly. The United States government will engage in war in Iraq & Afghanistan, but will let the people of Darfur & Burma suffer extreme human rights abuses (not enough oil there you see). How many Americans know that during world war 2, there was only 1 country at war with Nazi Germany from the begining of the war? While Britain was bombed daily by the Germans, the American government refused to get invloved militarily. It was only when American intrests were attacked (Pearl Harbour) that the U.S government acted. Brtian was the only country to fight from day 1 - but you wont see that reflected anywhere in Hollywood. It seems that the U.S. government selfishly picks its battles...

Anyway, the point is that the average decent American citizen gets treated like crap no matter where they go in the world. After visiting Mexico for example, the locals assumed that I must be American, and treated me with caution. Once they discovered I was British, it was a different story.

America has great people, a fantastic environment, patriotism that I admire, many opportunities, but ultimatly a government that stinks. Also whatever your government does, the British government does blindly. So next time your voting in our Prime minister, pick one with a backbane please!!
The United States government is corrupted.
by Rob1986 October 19, 2006
With a gross domestic product of 13.5-13.7 trillion dollars, the united states is the most monetarily successful country in the world at present time. Traditionally a capitalist society, the United States thrives on the buying and selling of goods and services between private enterprise and business, and not through heavy taxation or government legislation and intervention, such as our neighbor to the north as well as many of the European Union nations. In the United States, the citizens are not FORCED to be held personally responsible for the hospitalization and healthcare costs of those who offer absolutely nothing to society. Due to that, we are not FORCED to wait on average 4 months to see a specialist once diagnosed with a disease (a study calculated by the Frasier Institute of Canada). also unlike our neighbors to the north, who's physicians must deal with absolutely EVERYONE.

Unlike the ignorant impressions of American healthcare by most Canadians, Americans with any sort of decent job have health insurance financed by the companies they work for, in most cases at no cost to the end user. At the other end of the spectrum, the poor/misfortunate/unemployed in America also have access to free healthcare in the form of charity hospitals and free clinics, who's turnaround time is about on par with the services enjoyed by ALL Canadians.

With a population of 304 million people, the United States is the 3rd most populous nation in the world, behind P.R.China, and India.

Though the popular and convenient thing as of late is to mock and insult the United States for their inflated military budget, the gross emasculation of the U.N. member states' military, as well as many third world welfare states, have increasingly left the rest of the world completely dependent on the United States to act as their muscle, or police in some scenarios due to lax or lazy, even paricitical practices of said nations.

A true nation of immigrants, the melting pot of the United States is made of of large groups of Africans, as well as African Americans, Aleut, American Indians, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Spanish, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Norwegian, Puerto Rican. As well as smaller, though still sizable populations of Chinese, Cuban, Dominican, Filipino, French Canadian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Polish, and Portuguese.

While the United States is often typified as being much more violent than other first-world countries (and in some places this is true) on a national level, the difference is as little as 2-3 homicides per 100k people in Canada, as opposed to 5-6 per 100k in America. Not a huge difference. Also notable is that London, England, where firearms are essentially illegal, is often equaling the murder rate of the often murder capital of the U.S. ( New Orleans, LA) Where firearms are most certainly not illegal to law-abiding citizens.
The United States... Not perfect, but not bad ;)
by Hassell May 11, 2008

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