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"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, the USA, or America, 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-twentieth century. Canada borders the nation to the north and Mexico borders to the south.



Before the United States 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. During this time, Central City[2] and Midway City[3] were founded, which would eventually become major cities by the 21st century.

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. by granting their wishes with the Dreamstone.[4] However, this caused global chaos and political instability until Wonder Woman interfered and convinced most of the world's citizens to renounce their wishes, reversing the Dreamstone's effects and preventing a nuclear war between the United States and Soviet Union in the process.

Near the end of the Cold War, Starro was discovered by American astronauts and subsequently captured to be experimented on at the Jotunheim facility in Corto Maltese, where the U.S government hoped to weaponize it.

21st century

Kryptonian Attack

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 Threat

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.

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 also started to believe in the goodness of humanity again; Flash began to more openly use his speedster powers;[6]

In 2017, the Justice League was finally founded to honor Superman and combat the alien threat posed by Steppenwolf.[2] They emerged victorious and were hailed as international heroes, with various merchandise created in their honor.

Attack on the surface world

In 2018, several cities and coastal 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 world's oceans. The phenomenon resulted in a reversal of marine waste being dumped onto land, alongside several warships. Fort Lauderdale and Amnesty Bay were some targets of the tsunamis.


USA map in Weisinger Primary School.

Known Presidents

Notable Americans


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  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 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 His portrait appears in Wonder Woman 1984.
  8. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Johns, Geoff, Callaham, Dave (writers) & Jenkins, Patty (writer and director) (December 25, 2020). Wonder Woman 1984.
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  10. 11.0 11.1 2008 U.S. presidential election article image.

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