"You know, it's true what they say about little boys... born with no natural inclination to share." ―Diana, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
"You know, it's true what they say about little boys... born with no natural inclination to share." ―Diana, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
This article contains major spoilers for Zack Snyder's Justice League. You have been warned.

"Do you know the oldest lie in America, senator? It's that power can be innocent."
Lex Luthor to June Finch[src]

The United States of America, also known as the United States or the USA, is a large country in North America. It is among the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the world, reaching the apex of its power in the mid 20th century. Canada borders the nation's north, and Mexico borders it's south.

History

Foundation

Before the U.S was founded, early European settlers founded the cities of Gotham City and Metropolis in 1635 and 1661 respectively.[1] The United States was founded as a country after gaining independence from Great Britain in the late 1770's. In the 19th Century, the country expanded westward and cities like Central City[2] and Midway City[3] were founded.

20th Century

World War I

The United States was one of the many nations that participated In World War I as an Allied power.

World War II

The United States was one the nations that participated in World War II as an Allied nation. During this time, David Kane's grandfather, codenamed "Manta" participated as a frogmen for the Navy.

Cold War

The United States was the main political rival to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In 1984, Max Lord delivered a message to the world saying that he is going to change their lives which included the people of Washington, D.C..[4] The Amazonian princess Diana fought for the United States during the war.

21st Century

Kryptonians' Arrival

Black Zero up over Metropolis.

The United States suffered two massive attacks from the Kryptonian forces of General Dru-Zod. First, the town of Smallville was devastated by a three-way fight between General Zod's forces, Superman and the US military. Zod's troops were beaten back, and Superman earned the trust of the Americans there. Later, the city of Metropolis was devastated due to General Zod's attempt to terraform Earth and the ensuing fight between himself and Superman afterwards.[5]

Doomsday's Devastation

The Trinity is united to fight Doomsday.

Another threat would come to the U.S. in the form of the seemingly unkillable abomination, Doomsday. Created by Lex Luthor, the bloodthirsty beast was created for killing Superman, but it's continued existence threatened humanity. A trinity of heroes came together to stop the beast, Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman. The battle was ferocious but with Doomsday's adaptive evolution, stopping the beast conventionally seemed impossible. Batman and Wonder Woman contained the beast long enough for Superman to selflessly sacrifice himself. The beast was killed with a Kryptonite spear, but Superman also died at Doomsday's hand.[6]

Rise of the Enchantress and Incubus

Approximately one year after the death of Superman, the U.S would face two more threats: the ancient beings known as the Enchantress and her brother Incubus. In response, Amanda Waller conjured a persuasive sales pitch for her Suicide Squad. After they were reawakened, they sought to enslave the world once again and created a superweapon. They laid siege to Midway City and established their base of operation there. However, they were both killed and their plans were thwarted by the a Task Force X and U.S military.

Beginning of a New Age

Alfred, Diana and Bruce Wayne prepare Wayne Manor to be the new Justice League HQ.

Superman's sacrifice would inspire the American people and the world to do better. Superman was mourned as a hero to the people of Earth, even getting a military-styled funeral.[6]

His death would also change the course of history forever, as Batman was able to change his outlook on the world and saw Clark as a "beacon to the world";[2] Wonder Woman started to believe in the goodness of humanity again; Flash began to more openly use his speedster powers;[6]

Later, the Justice League was finally founded to honor Superman and combat the alien threat of Steppenwolf in 2017.[2]

Attack on the Surface World

In 2018, several coastal cities and regions on the U.S eastern seaboard were devastated by tsunamis sent by Orm Marius and the Atlanteans in revenge for humanity's lack of care for the oceans. The phenomenon resulted in a reversal of marine waste being dumped onto land. Fort Lauderdale and Amnesty Bay were some targets of the tsunamis.

Notable Locations

USA map in Weisinger Primary School.

Known Presidents

Notable Americans

References

  1. Wallace, Daniel (February 16, 2016). Time Out Shortlist Gotham and Metropolis ('). United States: Time Out Group.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Terrio, Chris, Whedon, Joss (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (November 17, 2017). Justice League.
  3. Ayer, David (writer and director) (August 5, 2016). Suicide Squad.
  4. Wonder Woman 1984 - Official Trailer
  5. Goyer, David S., Nolan, Christopher (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (June 14, 2013). Man of Steel.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Goyer, David S., Terrio, Chris (writers) & Snyder, Zack (director) (March 25, 2016). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
  7. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Johns, Geoff, Callaham, Dave (writers) & Jenkins, Patty (writer and director) (December 25, 2020). Wonder Woman 1984.
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  9. 10.0 10.1 2008 U.S. presidential election article image.

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