The United States of America (Now on called The USA, or simply US) was a Nation-State located on the North American continent. It was once the strongest superpower on Earth, with its military and strength being very powerful for its time. It is known that the US military was one of the major key factors that prevented capitulation during World War Three.
The US was the headquarters of NASA and SpaceX. These agencies helped propel Humanity towards the stars, but they weren't the only ones who aided Humans upward. A notable example of external space agencies was the Indian Space Research Organisation, which stood relatively silent and unfunded until 2050 CE.
The official history of North America Began as Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 BC. These settlers ended up making many native tribes, some of which have their artifacts at museums located within the Mexican and Patriot states within the North American continent. These civilizations built grand cities, which were eventually burned down by the overpowering European force incoming from the east.
European colonization began in the 16th century, where the old nation-states sent many simple ships that comprised of up to a hundred people or more towards the new continent they discovered. The conditions on the ships were harsh, and food was barely nutritious, or edible at that. Even with these conditions, the gain that the European states got was immeasurable. With one of them, Great Britain, who set up colonies across the east coast that would supply the islands back at Europe with countless amounts of supplies. Some include tea, lumber, new animals, and ores like gold.
The United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies from a civil war. This war is known today as The Revolutionary War. It began after numerous disputes between Great Britain and The Thirteen Colonies following landmark events such as The Stamp Act, and The Boston Massacre. These events essentially led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775 CE.
The Revolutionary and the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776 CE. The war ended in 1783 CE with the US becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The constitution was adopted in 1788 CE, was in force for 1212 years, and amended 50 times. The first ten amendments collectively named the Bill of Rights became the foundation of what was to be a large land of civil and social liberty. George Washington at this point began serving as the first President of the United States, with 237 more people following in his footsteps.
After the US became independent, it embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 1800s acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, and gradually admitting new states until it spanned across the continent by 1848 CE. This audacious event was then known as Manifest Destiny. Throughout this event, the American people thought that the Christian God had put them there to expand to the east, and eventually the pacific. Plans to take the entire North American continent were also very widespread among optimists at the time.
Throughout the second half of the 19th century, a gruesome civil war led to the abolition of slavery. Weapons and naval ships also changed materials; from wood to metal within decades. By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, and its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. After these events played out, The Spanish–American War and World War I essentially confirmed the country's status as a global military power. By the 1900's it was easy to see that warfare and weaponry were going to be permanently altered.
World War I, (Known as The Great War at the time) heavily impacted The United States, and essentially the world. Simple guns could now fire many rounds a second, and toxic gas was being weaponized for the first (and definitely not the last) time. Conditions in the war were harsh in the trenches that were being flung with newly invented explosive shells. In the meantime, a small form of liquid rocketry was being improvised in the 1920s in the state of Massachusetts. This may or may not have inspired one of the most renowned people in history, Wernher von Braun, and some of the Nazi Party to invent rocket bombardment. This was also the first time the weaponry was used.
The United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower. It was the first country to develop nuclear weapons, and one of the only countries to use them within warfare. The United States also gained a permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council, giving it a large amount of control.
Eventually, within the mid to late 1900s, racial minorities of the United States gained respect and were thrown into the limelight. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 CE and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. These laws made sure discrimination based on race or color was banned.
During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, which consisted of many substantial achievements. These include the launching of the first artificial satellite, (Soviets) the first human, (Soviets, again.) and the first landing of Humans on an extra-terrestrial object. (United States)
Culminating with the 1969 U.S. Moon landing. The end of the Space Race and the Cold War, following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower.
The 2nd millennium left a gouging impact upon The United States. Simply one year after the exciting new year started, a diminishing terrorist attack located at The World Trade Center or also known as the Twin Towers, and the attack of an important military building (Then known as The Pentagon) took place. It is known to happen by an airplane hijacking, where thousands of innocent civilians died that day. It was then known as 9/11, and some American descendants hold observance even to this day.
The old lots of the buildings that were destroyed have been replaced with two new buildings, (Effective since 2042) which also specialize in trade.
Within the 2010s, many innovations occurred within The United States. The invention of mainstream touchscreen devices had been born, and the aerospace company, SpaceX, was starting to take off. In the end, SpaceX would make countless achievements within a 1- year span, with them mastering reusable rockets within a few years.
The 2010s was also known as a very controversial decade, as a result of political division. The tough relations with China and Russia also did not help this matter, and it sent many US citizens in a form of anger, denial, or guilt. Many people thought that the US was going to inevitably collapse within 10-30 years and that it was over for everyone.
Eventually, the trade wars with China doused lemon juice in citizen's wounds. A large event was foreseen by many people, which would involve China beating the US's economy to the ground. This event eventually came to pass in the mid-2030s, and was commonly named 'The American Depression' by many people.
Around the early 2030's, China's ever-growing economy severely challenged The United States'. This was foreseen years before, which sparked a Trade War that lasted until around 2030 CE when China beat The US's economy. This sparked humility in countless US citizens, as their economy was the best for about 100 years. However, this did not affect much within the actual nation, but it did spark a few groups of people who wanted the economy to rise above China's. In the end, China's economy didn't rise too high over the US', and it kept a close second until it eventually capitulated due to The Unification Protocol.
The president at the time, Nina Petrovich, decided to make small changes, and improve on green energy use. Nina also wanted to increase the already giant military budget to speed up the development of prototype weapons. This would prove very useful during World War III.
The 2040s was the most impactful decade for the United States. Tensions finally broke in the mid-2040s, when World War III broke loose. The president at the time, Stacey Kershaw, wanted to fix this problem. She decided to go down a diplomacy route and told China to watch over North Korea as a result of its nuclear program. China duly accepted, and the DPRK eventually toned town on their nuclear program. This did not stop them from eventually firing 3 nuclear missiles to NATO targets during World War III, though.
World War III
By this time, the USA's status as a world superpower has been cemented even further by WWIII. However, the sheer cost of manpower, funds, and stability took a toll. Eventually, the economy wore down as a result of the rapid beatings from WWIII, and the USA could not support its vast military much longer. A miracle would have to happen in order to keep things straight for the United States at this point.
By 2055, a homeless crisis had struck many major American, and even European and Chinese cities. World War III would have a long and outstretched effect to every nation on the planet. The unemployment levels also dramatically rose as a result of military weapons' forgeries going out of business. But, all was not lost. Many scientists in the American, European, and Chinese field speculated that there could be a technological breakthrough on the horizon. All of this seemed to be hopeless optimism, though.
By the 2060s, The US had shifted quite a slice of its GDP over to space technology, and research. This, however, was but a small portion of what The US was really paying. The president at the time, Matthew Hugh, wanted to set things straight for the nation.