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United States

United States



(1)   The executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
(2)   North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776


the United States
  1. The collection of individual states of the United States of America.
  2. Includes the land area, internal waters, territorial sea, and airspace of the United States, including the following:
    • US territories, possessions, and commonwealths; and
    • Other areas over which the US Government has complete jurisdiction and control or has exclusive authority or defense responsibility