The United States of America (USA or United States) is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states, one federal district, and fourteen territories. The country is situated almost entirely in the western hemisphere: its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington D.C, the capital district, lie in central North America between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south; the state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent with Canada to its east, and the state of Hawaii is in the mid-Pacific. U.S. territories, or insular areas, are scattered around the Caribbean and Pacific territories.
The United States is an ethnically diverse nation. From its earliest days as a colony to the 20th Century, the nation attracted many different peoples around the world. The United States has a capitalist mixed economy which is fueled by abundant natural resources and high productivity. Indeed, at the end of the 20th century, the nation boasted great economy, stability, as well as a state based on the principles of freedom, similarly to other Western countries in Europe.
The United States wields potent laser technology with which to vanquish their foes, culminating in their ultimate weapon: a satellite network known as the ‘Mercury’ which can fire devastating laser blasts anywhere on Earth. Their use of such mighty precision weaponry has bled through into their entire war doctrine, making use of quick strikes with their blindingly fast aircraft, well trained Riot Troopers, advanced laser wielding tanks and their finest field operative: Special Agent Tanya Adams.
With the invasion of the Soviets, it has become critical for the Americans to be able to rapidly deploy their forces in any location. The deployment of troops via paradrops is an often used tactic in order to quickly reinforce a region or surprise an unsuspecting enemy.
During the Second World War, the United States stayed out of the conflict for most of the war, only providing material aid to the Europeans, but ultimately decided to intervene on the side of the Allied Nations once the Soviets demonstrated their careless use of nuclear weapons against the Allies. When the Soviet Union lost, it was dissolved and the Americans occupied Russia, dismantling much of their arsenal (including nuclear weapons, nerve gases and the airforce) and occupying the country for several years to come, as well as placing a puppet leader, Alexander Romanov, in an attempt to avoid further destabilisation.
Nonetheless, once the occupation ended, the Russians launched a surprise attack on the United States, whom they blamed for their defeat in the Second War, with the help of their new Latin Confederation allies. This invasion triggered the Third World War and changed the United States forever.
During this state, the entirety of the United States was under Soviet control, but remnants of the US military continued their desperate struggle in spite the death of the President. However, as Yuri reemerges from the shadows with his Epsilon Army, this became yet another crisis to handle.
The United States relies on potent laser technology to vanquish their foes. The United States' laser weapons are considered to be one of the most accurate weapons the Allies possess.
The main strength of the United States' forces is its mixture of versatile units and precision strike weapons. Some units like the Aeroblaze, Stormchild, and Warhawk utilize laser weaponry with pinpoint accuracy and potent firepower. American armored divisions comprise of Bulldog Tanks, Stryker IFVs, and Abrams Tanks that have good maneuverability, making them effective units for harassment, hit-and-run tactics, and ambushes. The United States also makes use of its advanced Mercury satellite system: the Mercury Uplink, as well as the mobile Athena Cannon, calls down devastating orbital strikes on any designated target. Their damage potential can be further improved with the Target Painter support power that improves orbital targeting. The United States also boasts the best airborne assault forces in the war. After constructing an Air Force Command Headquarters with a Drop Control, an American commander can para-drop forces anywhere on the battlefield.
The United States trades survivability for speed and accuracy. Most of their special units have sub-par armor and mediocre damage output. Even the mighty Abrams Tank is not as powerful and durable as most of its heavier counterparts.