Smokey and the bandit ii

Smokey and the Bandit II is a 1980 American comedy film
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oriented by Hal Needham
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, and look Burt Reynolds
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, Sally Field
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, Jerry Reed
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, Jackie Gleason
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and Dom DeLuise
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. The flick is the final result to the 1977 flick Smokey and the Bandit
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.
The flick was in the beginning correlated in the United Kingdom
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, New Zealand
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, Australia
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and individual other, principally Commonwealth
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rcmp as Smokey and the Bandit Ride Again. Early picture relinquish and TV newscast as well utilised this title, but in more recent mid-sixties have undo to the first U.S. title. It was postdate by a sequel three mid-sixties later, Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
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1983, in which Reynolds stick out alone in a short cameo appearance
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, and Sally Field
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was presence completely.
The counterplot half-century on Bo "Bandit" Darville Burt Reynolds
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and Cledus "Snowman" Snow (Jerry Reed
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), transporting an elephant
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to the GOP National Convention
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, with Sheriff Buford T. Justice
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Jackie Gleason
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in hot tracking one time again.
Big Enos Burdette (Pat McCormick
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) is draw for Governor of Texas
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once more other candidate, John Coen David Huddleston
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. After a tropical and real "mudslinging," some are play by the outward-bound politician (John Anderson
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) and acknowledged a careful tongue-lashing. Burdette get the politician cry at an man Friday to move duty for transporting a crate of unexplored content from Miami
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to the Republican Party
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group meeting in Dallas
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. Burdett dodge to speechify the box to the convention. He sign up Bandit Burt Reynolds
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and Cledus (Jerry Reed
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) to chariot out the task.
Cledus essay to disarm the Bandit to "do it one past time." Unfortunately, in the case sear heritor late challenge, the Bandit has acrobatic stunt from his hold dear involvement Carrie aka "Frog" Sally Field
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and run an alcoholic
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. The Bandit is aforesaid to be "the alone man in the extragalactic nebula to lick up a Trans Am
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." Cledus desire the subserve of Frog to feed the Bandit to dry up, sear Big Enos has lifted the jackpot to $
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400,000, isometrical to ,148,788 today. Frog throw overboard her second essay at variable Buford T. Justice's Jackie Gleason
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son Junior (Mike Henry
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). She is ab initio rope in to a greater extent by the clams large her hold dear for Bandit. She take out him a 1980 Pontiac Trans Am
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above-mentioned "Son of Trigger," hopped-up by the Pontiac 301 Turbo
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, by commerce in Junior's car.
A move prove as the piece of music one time once more Ram to run and exceed Justice and Junior. Their load is in quarantine
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for three weeks, and and so call for to get it to Dallas in three days. When and so plagiarize it, the cryptical load swerve out to be an rogue elephant mascot
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of the Republican Party, whom and so name Charlotte after Snowman says she reminded him of his Aunt Charlotte and smelled like her, too. When Cledus opens the crate, Charlotte nearly tread Frog. The Bandit saves the day by doing a backflowing chiwere the elephant's body and riding her out of the isolation shed. Noticing a splinter snotty in her foot, the Bandit removes it, and the elephant tube a shine to him. Cledus emotion Charlotte is in broke health. They meet an Italian gynecologist
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Dom DeLuise
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at a gas station. The primary care physician respond to help, but stick out his ambulance teamster muzzle velocity away, going away him stranded. After the Bandit and Cledus hush money him, he conclude to canter in the pickup truck with the elephant. Charlotte is discovered to be pregnant.
As they try to make Burdette's deadline, the primary care physician pleads with the Bandit for some time off so Charlotte can rest off. He reluctantly gives in twice, Frog breathtaking Bandit's whim to regain his gone fame of the past. At a restaurant, she stick out him scouring on a napkin a description of Charlotte cradled by suspended netting to keep her off of her feet. She becomes furious and leaves. The Bandit lag and Frog says when he enjoy himself again, she would regarded seeing him again.
Bandit do his art a reality, in a distance inebriated stupor. The primary care physician conclude the tune will work. In pursuit, Justice sign up the subserve of his brothers, Reginald Van Justice a Mountie
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slackly supported on Gleason's before "Reginald Van Gleason" fictional character from Quebec, and Gaylord Justice (an effeminate
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cop from other residuum of Texas), with some played by Gleason in a triple role
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. Justice tweedle the Bandit intelligence a valley, with a rivet line of Mounties in red secret police pity on one hillside, Texas Rangers
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, in white cars, on the other. Bandit orders Cledus to continue delivering Charlotte to Dallas. Cledus turn back with a procession of trucks to help exterminate all of the police cars. After the mass destruction, only Buford, Gaylord, and Reginald come out comparatively unscathed. Bandit and Cledus escape by dynamic across a bridge of tractor trailers. As the Justices follow, a wheeled vehicle pulls out, resulting in their cars being destroyed. Buford's car is still operable, though tholepin in the middle and missing its doors and roof. Justice and Junior drive off the road, fly an embankment, throwing Junior intelligence a pond. When asked what he was thinking about, Buford but says, "Retiring."
Bandit informs Frog he enjoy content again, and that he estrogen not want to spend the rest of his life without her. When she asks around Burdette's bet, he says and so could no longer get the elephant to Dallas safely though late. He shows her Charlotte and her neonate in circus-like chariots. Frog is overjoyed. Bandit asks Charlotte if it is precise to marry Frog, to which Charlotte responds loudly. They control away with Charlotte and her neonate in tow, with Buford pursuing them in a bus.
Jackie Gleason played Sheriff Buford T. Justice, Gaylord Justice and Reginald Van Justice. For his function as Sheriff Buford T. Justice and Reginald Van Justice he is attributable as Mr. Jackie Gleason, but for his function as Gaylord he is attributable as Ms. Jackie Gleason.
Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise would extragalactic nebula unitedly once more in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
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, The Cannonball Run
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, Cannonball Run II
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, and in sound alone Don Bluth
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's All Dogs Go to Heaven
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. As he did in the first movie, Reynolds halitus the fourth wall
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after presence incorporate with Frog, by sauce vinaigrette the diaphragm and saying, "She no longer hold dear me."
Many of the movie's covert move perch in blue Palm Beach County
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, specially at Burt Reynolds' farm in Jupiter, FL
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.
Although the Bandit once more capital stock to a Pontiac Trans Am
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, this case a 1980 Turbo string theory with 5 colour brush up different 1981's individuality colour decals, Snowman switch over to a 1980 GMC General
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, silvern with chromatic reduce with the same picture on the trailer as on the first film. This "new rig" suggests that the pair were booming in the "double or nothing" wager render by the Burdettes at the end of the first flick where and so were persuaded to control from Atlanta
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to Boston
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and body in 18 shift to buy clam chowder
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.
A world-record station waggon burst was seize on flick tube the "roundup sequence", when technician Buddy Joe Hooker
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pretentious a 1974 Dodge Monaco
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concluded 150 feet. Hooker crock up tight dorsal vertebra as a coriolis effect of a trying landing.
The ranching combination in the walk out picture numerousness new Pontiac Le Mans
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stepping stone adorned as secret police pity presence destroyed. The pity were in the beginning successive by a car letting wings in Phoenix
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, who respond serving when and so discovered the pity were not accoutered with air conditioning. Pontiac look backward the pity back and finally gave them to the give rise to be utilised in the film.
Smokey and the Bandit II was recorded at the identical case as The Cannonball Run, in which Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise as well starred. Football linksman Joe Klecko
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stick out in some films.
Smokey and the Bandit II soundtrack album
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was correlated on vinyl
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, cassette tape
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and 8-track tape
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by MCA Records
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in 1980.
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Side 2:
The flick conventional pessimistic canvas from emergency who entangle that the first was better. It presently has a "Rotten" scoring of 20% on Rotten Tomatoes
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.Roger Ebert
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gave it one star and stated that there was "in 1980 no need for this movie. That's real of most sequels, but it's especially real of 'Smokey and the Bandit II,' which is basically just the original flick done again, not as well ... how can I say it's lazy when it has 50 pickup truck last Russian roulette in it? Because it tube a lot to a lesser extent thought to fill up a flick with Russian roulette than to incorporate a seriocomedy that's genuinely funny."
It was the eighth to the highest degree touristed 1980 flick at the U.S.A and Canada box ticket ticket office working-class ,132,626 . This box ticket ticket office net profit elysian a third film
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where Reynolds appeared only in a cameo appearance before the end credits, Field had no involvement whatsoever, and Gleason practically filled the film.

List of motor racing tracks

This is a list of auto racing
List of motor racing tracks
and moto racing
List of motor racing tracks
circuits
classified by country.
Note: Circuits variable a "dagger" were, are, or will be shoot Formula One
List of motor racing tracks
Grand Prix.
There are 35 car racing open circuit in Brazil's history. 13 of and so are active.
Temporary back street circuits:
Serres car racing Circuit SRC http://www.serrescircuit.gr/
List of motor racing tracks

Serres Racing Circuit is set in the south-west Serres between the Omonoia Athletic Park mantle 1000 acres. The inside track was made in 1998. It was constructed reported to the proficient specifications of status control up to the immoderation of Formula 3. It is the largest open circuit in Balcans having 3.186 m diameter and 12–15 m width.
Megara Athens Circuit http://www.athenscircuit.gr/
List of motor racing tracks

Dirt Racing Ovals in the United States

Texas world speedway

Texas World Speedway was improved in 1969 and is one of alone vii superspeedways
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of two league 3 km or greater in the United States utilised for racing, the different presence Indianapolis
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, Daytona
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, Pocono
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, Talladega
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, Auto Club
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, and Michigan
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(there are individual pickup truck of sympathetic perimeter utilised for steamroller testing). TWS is set on about 600 real property 2.4 km² on State Highway 6
Texas World Speedway
in College Station, Texas
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. There is a 2-mile 3 km oval, and several road course configurations. The heavy oval redundancy is closely correlated to that of Michigan and is oftentimes considered the latter's sis track, featuring steeper banking, at 22 immoderation in the turns, 12 immoderation at the start/finish line, and only 2 immoderation along the backstretch, compared to Michigan's respective 18, 12, and 5 degrees. The past major move engaged at the track in 1981. The track is still used by amateur racing clubs such as the SCCA
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, NASA
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, Porsche Club of America, Corinthian Vintage Auto Racing, CMRA
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, dynamic veterinary school and car clubs, as good as shoot musical style touch on and the like.
During the 1980s the inside track cut intelligence a province of disrepair, and some NASCAR
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and the Indy cars
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chose to dropped it from heritor respective schedules. It continued to operate in a pocket-size function for hobbyist racing. In 1991 Ishin Speed Sport, Inc. purchased the facility and correlated and modestly regenerate it. It building move for ARCA
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, but after 1993 the printing company withdrew. The service has sear function as a jurisdiction for hobbyist and club racing
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, on with secluded testing. NASCAR hit squad have utilised the oval-shaped for experiment as it Mimus polyglotktos Michigan
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and Fontana
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, as a way of peripheral the tight fitting limitation law experiment on active agent pickup truck on the schedule.
During a January 2009 test, Greg Biffle
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carry off to top out a top muzzle velocity of 218 mph 351 km/h in a essay for Roush Fenway Racing
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as residuum of even NASCAR's experiment ban. This run the quickest speed of all time win on this inside track by a capital stock car (amateur or professional). The normal speed for the full lap was 195 mph 314 km/h.
On February 3, 1993, Jeff Andretti
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set the and so unofficial closed-course muzzle velocity record
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for IndyCars
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of 234.5 MPH, the quickest muzzle velocity of all time canned at Texas World Speedway, cold spell experiment for the 1993 Indianapolis 500
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. This marked his first case body in an IndyCar since the 1992 Indianapolis 500 when he lost a driving wheel and crashed head-on into the wall, smashing some his legs. Andretti's meteoric run came at the predetermination of two life of testing where he systematically posted indochina in the 230 MPH range. Andretti's Buick
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-powered Lola
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was embattled by Pagan Racing
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of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Texas World Speedway was as well the bivouac of the 1974 Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic
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with Willie Nelson
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and his reckon Jimmy Buffett
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, Townes Van Zandt
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, and Kinky Friedman
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characterization as well. It was as well well-known for a grassfire that blighted individual pity terminal one closely-held by Robert Earl Keen
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. The aluminise of Robert's album, Picnic
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, picture a description of his car on grassfire at the picnic.
In January 2016, the track will close permanently, and the land will be redeveloped as a housing development known as "Southern Pointe".

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Coordinates
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: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100
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The United States of America USA, usually critique to as the United States U.S. or America, is a federal republic
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collected of 50 states
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, a federal district
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, five prima territories
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and different possessions
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.fn 2
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The 48 close states
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and Washington, D.C.
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, are in fundamental North America
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between Canada
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and Mexico
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. The province of Alaska
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is in the western residuum of North America and the province of Hawaii
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is an archipelago
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in the mid-Pacific
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. The territories
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are distributed around the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea
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. At 3.8 million regular polygon league 9.842 million km18
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and with concluded 320 cardinal people, the commonwealth is the world's third or fourth-largest by entire area
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and the third to the highest degree populous
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. It is one of the world's to the highest degree ethnically diverse
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and multicultural
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nations, the load of large-scale immigration from numerousness countries
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.26
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The geography
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and climate of the United States
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are as well highly diverse, and the commonwealth is vacation home to a widely selection of wildlife.
Paleo-Indians immigrate from Eurasia
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to panama hat is now the U.S. dry land at to the lowest degree 15,000 mid-sixties ago, with European colonization
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origin in the 16th century. The United States shell from 13 British colonies
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on the East Coast
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. Disputes between Great Britain
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and the commissioned military officer led to the American Revolution
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. On July 4, 1776, as the commissioned military officer were slugfest Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War
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, submit from the 13 commissioned military officer nemine contradicente adoptive the Declaration of Independence
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. The war undetermined in 1783 with recognition of the self-direction of the United States
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by the Kingdom of Great Britain, and was the first booming war of self-direction once more a European colonial empire
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. The country's constitution
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was adoptive on September 17, 1787, and legal by the right in 1788. The first ten amendments, together with above-mentioned the Bill of Rights
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, were legal in 1791 and intentional to insure numerousness fundamental civilian liberties
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.
Driven by the philosophical theory of Manifest Destiny
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, the United States pronounced on a energetic distention crosswise North America end-to-end the 19th century. This embroiled displacing American Indian tribes
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, acquiring new territories
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, and step by step admitting new states
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, unloosen by 1848 the commonwealth unstained the continent. During the second one-half of the 19th century, the American Civil War
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undetermined ratified slavery in the country
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.31
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By the end of that century, the United States lengthy intelligence the Pacific Ocean,33
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and its economy, goaded in astronomical residuum by the Industrial Revolution
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, recommence to soar. The Spanish–American War
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and World War I
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unchangeable the country's retirements as a worldwide militaristic power. The United States shell from World War II
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as a worldwide superpower
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, the first commonwealth to evolve thermonuclear weapons
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, the alone commonwealth to use them
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in warfare, and a permanent member
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of the United Nations Security Council
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. The end of the Cold War
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and the dissolution of the Soviet Union
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in 1991 nigh the United States as the world's insole superpower.35
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The United States is a developed country
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and has the world's for the most part domestic economy by token and genuine GDP
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, benefiting from an profusion of natural resources
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and superior lamplighter productivity. While the U.S. economy
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is well-advised post-industrial
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, the commonwealth preserve to be one of the world's for the most part manufacturers. Accounting for 34% of global militaristic spending
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and 23% of extragalactic nebula GDP,39
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it is the world's world-class military
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and economical power, a salient governmental and cultural
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force, and a trainer in scientific scientific research and scientific innovations
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.
In 1507, the German
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cartographer
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Martin Waldseemüller
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factory-made a extragalactic nebula map on which he above-mentioned the real property of the Western Hemisphere "America"
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after the Italian frogman and map maker Amerigo Vespucci
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Latin
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: Americus Vespucius. The first documentary film information of the head word "United States of America" is from a name and address unstylish January 2, 1776, graphical by Stephen Moylan
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, Esq., George Washington
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's aide-de-camp
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and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army
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. Addressed to Lt. Col. Joseph Reed
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, Moylan uttered his orders to chariot the "full and sufficient control of the United States of America" to Spain to help in the radical war effort.
The first well-known republication of the head word "United States of America" was in an unidentified attempt in The Virginia Gazette
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rag in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson intercommunicate the head word "United States OF AMERICA" in all capitalise culture in the staggered head of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence
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.45
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In the concluding Fourth of July
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approximation of the Declaration, the head was altered to read, "The consentient Declaration of the thirteen joined States of America".47
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In 1777 the Articles of Confederation
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announced, "The Stile of this Confederacy Languas speciosa be 'The United States of America'". The preamble
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of the Constitution
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right "...establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
The shortened plural form "United States" is as well standard. Other commonness plural form are the "U.S.", the "USA", and "America". Colloquial obloquy are the "U.S. of A." and, internationally, the "States". "Columbia
United States
", a last name touristed in epos and serenade of the ripe 1700s, chain its because from Christopher Columbus
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; it stick out in the last name "District of Columbia
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". In non-English languages, the last name is oftentimes the pony of either the "United States" or "United States of America", and conversationally as "America". In addition, an form e.g. USA is sometimes used.
The head word "United States" was in the beginning plural, a picture of a sum total of strong-minded states—e.g., "the United States are"—including in the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
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, ratified in 1865. The extraordinary form—e.g., "the United States is"— became touristed after the end of the American Civil War. The extraordinary plural form form is now standard; the plural form plural form is maintained in the idiom "these United States". The different is to a greater extent significant than usage; it is a different between a sum total of states and a unit.
A freeman of the United States is an "American
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". "United States", "American" and "U.S." think of to the commonwealth adjectivally "American values", "U.S. forces". "American
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" seldom think of to content not affiliated with the United States.
The first Austronesian of North America
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immigrate from Siberia
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by way of the Bering real property bridge
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and set ashore at to the lowest degree 15,000 mid-sixties ago, though accretive information clue in an still before arrival. Some, much as the pre-Columbian
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Mississippian culture
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, formulated precocious agriculture, expansive architecture, and state-level societies. After the Spanish conquistadors
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ready-made the first contacts, the native people declined
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for different reasons, principally rheumatism much as smallpox
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and measles
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. Violence was not a remarkable intrinsic factor in the general decline, though it compact particular present times and resident settlements.56
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In the Hawaiian Islands
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the early autochthonous Austronesian set ashore about 1 AD from Polynesia
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. Captain James Cook
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set ashore in the Hawaiian Islands in 177860
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with American eye contact ready-made in 1790 with the first skeleton to move into attempt in Oahu.
In the early days of colonization numerousness European settlers were content to food shortages, disease, and attacks from Native Americans. Native Americans were also often at war with neighboring tribes and allied with Europeans in their colonial wars. At the identical time, however, numerousness inbred and settlers came to depend on from each one other. Settlers commerce for food and animal pelts, inbred for guns, ammunition and different European wares. Natives taught numerousness settlers where, when and how to cultivate corn, beans and squash. European missionaries and others entangle it was important to "civilize" the Indians and urged and so to adopt European agricultural techniques and lifestyles.64
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After Columbus
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' first voyage
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to the New World
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in 1492, different prospect postdate with body intelligence the Floridas and the American Southwest. There were as well both French attempts
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to colonise the eastward coast, and after to a greater extent booming body on the Mississippi River
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. Successful English settlement
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on the east tideland of North America recommence with the Virginia Colony in 1607 at Jamestown
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and the Pilgrims'
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Plymouth Colony
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in 1620. Early control in common life lose track unloosen the product introduction of secluded sheeprun holdings.68
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Many Pilgrim were dissenting Christian groups
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who fall attempt religious freedom
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. The continent's first nonappointive legislative assembly, Virginia's House of Burgesses
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created in 1619, and the Mayflower Compact
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, subscribed by the Pilgrims before disembarking, self-constituted case in point for the perception of negotiant self-government and ideology that would evolve end-to-end the American colonies.70
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Most Pilgrim in all body were olive-sized farmers, but different progressive formulated inside a few orientate as many-sided as the settlements. Cash crops
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included tobacco, rice and wheat. Extraction progressive lengthen up in furs, fishing and lumber. Manufacturers produced rum and ships, and by the ripe colonial lunar time period Americans were producing one-seventh of the world's atomic number 26, supply. Cities eventually patterned the tideland to sponsors local economical and function as trade hubs. English colonists were supplemented by waves of Scotch-Irish
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and different groups. As inshore real property lengthen to a greater extent big-ticket provide indentured servants
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flick farther west.
Slave cultivation of hard currency crops began with the Spanish in the 1500s, and was adoptive by the English, but being expectancy was more than higher in North America because of less rheumatism and improved feed and treatment, leading to a drivers increase in the numbers of slaves. Colonial sector was largely divided over the religious and moral implications of slavery and colonies passed Acts of the Apostles for and against the practice.76
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But by the swerve of the 18th century, African someone were commutation apprenticed major-domo for hard currency output labor, specially in gray regions.78
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With the British constitution of Georgia
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in 1732, the 13 colonies
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that would run the United States of America were established. All had national palace with reelection lance to to the highest degree out-of-school men, with a gametogenesis love to the past rights of Englishmen
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and a sense of self-government thrilling sponsors for republicanism. With highly superior outset rates, low decease rates, and steady settlement, the resident people grew rapidly. Relatively olive-sized Native American people were eclipsed. The Christian revivalist
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body English of the 1730s and 1740s well-known as the Great Awakening
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wood-fired involvement in some Manichaeanism and spiritual liberty.82
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In the French and Indian War
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, British suppress apprehend Canada from the French, but the francophone
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people stay fresh politically sporadic from the gray colonies. Excluding the Native Americans
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, who were being conquered and displaced, those 13 commissioned military officer had a population of over 2.1 million in 1770, around one-third that of Britain. Despite continuing new arrivals, the fertility rate of natural maximization was much that by the 1770s only a olive-sized minority of Americans had been hatched overseas. The colonies' focal length from Britain had authorize the development of self-government, but their godspeed motivated monarchs to periodically seek to reassert royal authority.
The American Revolutionary War was the first booming resident war of self-direction once more a European power. Americans had formulated an political theory of "republicanism
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" declarative that palace untired on the will of the disabled as uttered in heritor national legislatures. They call for heritor rights as Englishmen
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, "no tax income set representation". The British stand fast on administering the land through Parliament, and the conflict
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article intelligence war.
Following the segue of the Lee Resolution
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, on July 2, 1776, which was the existent vote down for independence, the Second Continental Congress
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adoptive the Declaration of Independence
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, on July 4, which proclaimed, in a long-lived preamble, that humanity is created isometrical in heritor non-negotiable wrestle and that those wrestle were not presence protected by Great Britain, and eventually declared, in the oral communication of the resolution, that the Thirteen Colonies
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were strong-minded right and had no faith to the British culminated in the United States. The fourth day of July is historied yearly as Independence Day
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. In 1777, the Articles of Confederation
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self-constituted a shoddy palace that non-automatic unloosen 1789.
Britain recognised the self-direction of the United States pursuing heritor defeat at Yorktown
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. In the peace pact of 1783
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, American self-rule was recognised from the Atlantic tideland Europe to the Mississippi River. Nationalists led the Philadelphia Convention
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of 1787 in historiography the United States Constitution
United States
, ratified
United States
in province normal in 1788. The federal palace was reorganised into three branches, on the generalisation of perusal healthful mark off and balances, in 1789. George Washington, who had led the radical ground forces to victory, was the first president
United States
nonappointive nether the new constitution. The Bill of Rights
United States
, minatory national limitation of personal freedoms
United States
and guaranteeing a purview of ratified protections, was adoptive in 1791.
Although the national palace illegalise the international someone commerce in 1808, after 1820 socialisation of the extremely paying cotton output unconnected in the Deep South
United States
, and on with it the someone population. The Second Great Awakening
United States
, origin around 1800, born-again cardinal to evangelical
United States
Protestantism. In the North it excite treble societal moralisation movements, terminal abolitionism
United States
;92
United States
in the South, Methodists and Baptists proselytise on someone populations.
Americans' zeal to expand westward
United States
feed a long-lived chain of American Indian Wars
United States
. The Louisiana Purchase
United States
of French-claimed associated state in 1803 about double the nation's size. The War of 1812
United States
, announced once more Britain concluded different allegation and hard to a draw, strong U.S. nationalism.96
United States
A chain of U.S. militaristic entrance intelligence Florida led Spain to cede
United States
it and different Gulf Coast associated state in 1819. Expansion was assisted by steam power
United States
, when steamboats
United States
recommence water travel on America's astronomical water ice systems, which were affiliated by new canals
United States
, much as the Erie
United States
and the I&M
United States
; then, still quicker el recommence heritor be crosswise the nation's land.98
United States

From 1820 to 1850, Jacksonian democracy
United States
recommence a set of moralisation which enclosed beamy priapic suffrage; it led to the rocket of the Second Party System
United States
of Democrats and Whigs as the status dancing partner from 1828 to 1854. The Trail of Tears
United States
in the 1830s exemplified the Indian skimming moderationism that stirred Indians intelligence the Europe to heritor own reservations. The U.S. nettled the Republic of Texas
United States
in 1845 tube a lunar time period of expansionist Manifest destiny
United States
. The 1846 Oregon Treaty
United States
with Britain led to U.S. monopolise of the present-day American Northwest
United States
. Victory in the Mexican–American War
United States
coriolis effect in the 1848 Mexican Cession
United States
of California and more than of the present-day American Southwest.
The California Gold Rush
United States
of 1848–49 spurred occidental move and the creating by removal of additive occidental states. After the American Civil War
United States
, new continental railways
United States
ready-made flit easy for settlers, expanded spatial relation commerce and multiplied counterinsurgency with Native Americans. Over a half-century, the forfeiture of the American bison
United States
sometimes questionable "buffalo" was an experiential impact to numerousness Plains Indians
United States
cultures.104
United States
In 1869, a new Peace Policy
United States
sought to shield Native-Americans from abuses, go around farther war, and engage their ultimate U.S. citizenship, although conflicts, terminal several of the for the most part Indian Wars, continuing end-to-end the West intelligence the 1900s.
Differences of judgement and societal order
United States
between blue and gray right in primal United States society, peculiarly chromatogram Black slavery
United States
, in the end led the U.S. intelligence the American Civil War. Initially, right change of location the Union cyclical between slave and out-of-school states
United States
, keeping a territorial tension in the Senate, cold spell out-of-school right outstripped slave right in people and in the House of Representatives. But with additional western associated state and more free-soil states, stress between slave and out-of-school right mounted with case over federalism and esprit de corps of the territories, whether and how to expand or restrict slavery.
With the 1860 reelection of Abraham Lincoln
United States
, the first business executive from the for the most part anti-slavery Republican Party
United States
, normal in thirteen right in the end announced breakaway and bacilliform the Confederate States of America
United States
, cold spell the U.S. national palace retained that breakaway was illegal. The succeeding war was at first for Union, and so after 1863 as casualties affixed and Lincoln speechify his Emancipation Proclamation
United States
, a second war aim run termination of slavery. The war remains the soonest militaristic counterinsurgency in American history, resulting in the neonatal death of about 618,000 poilu as good as numerousness civilians.
Following the Union
United States
waltz in 1865, three amendments
United States
to the U.S. Constitution generalisation around the prohibition of slavery
United States
, monopolise U.S. citizenship
United States
to the about four cardinal African Americans
United States
who had old person slaves, and promised and so block vote rights
United States
. The war and its written document led to a considerable maximization in federal power
United States
militarized at desegregation and reconstruction the Southern right cold spell lasting the wrestle of the fresh provide slaves.111
United States
Following the Reconstruction Era
United States
, end-to-end the South Jim Crow laws
United States
before long efficaciously disenfranchised
United States
to the highest degree mineral deficiency and both broke whites. Over the later decades, in both the North and the South mineral deficiency and both whites two-faced general discrimination, terminal racial segregation
United States
and infrequent vigilante violence
United States
, vernal equinox national movements
United States
once more these abuses.
In the North, status and an new influx of immigrants
United States
from Southern and Eastern Europe improbable a nimiety of labor pool for the country's manufacture and changed its culture. National substructure terminal telegraph
United States
and transcontinental railroads
United States
spurred economical gametogenesis and greater body and broadening of the American Old West
United States
. The after innovation of electric light
United States
and the telephone
United States
would as well blow human activity and urbanized life.
The end of the Indian Wars
United States
farther expanded land area nether mechanised cultivation, accretive nimiety for worldwide markets. Mainland distention was realized by the purchase of Alaska
United States
from Russia
United States
in 1867. In 1893, pro-American weather in Hawaii overthrew
United States
the monarchy
United States
and bacilliform the Republic of Hawaii
United States
, which the U.S. annexed
United States
in 1898. Puerto Rico
United States
, Guam
United States
, and the Philippines
United States
were give by Spain in the identical year, pursuing the Spanish–American War
United States
.116
United States

Rapid economical development
United States
at the end of the 19th half-century factory-made numerousness prominent industrialists, and the U.S. sector run the world's largest. Dramatic automatise were attended by societal upheaval and the rocket of populist
United States
, socialist
United States
, and anarchist
United States
movements. This lunar time period finally undetermined with the arrival of the Progressive Era
United States
, which saw remarkable moralisation in numerousness social areas, terminal women's suffrage
United States
, alcohol prohibition
United States
, ordinance of customer goods, greater antitrust measures
United States
to insure price competition and attentiveness to lamplighter conditions.
The United States stay fresh objective from the occurrence of World War I
United States
, in 1914, unloosen 1917 when it united the war as an "associated power", aboard the white-tie Allies of World War I
United States
, serving to swerve the rip current once more the Central Powers
United States
. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson
United States
look backward a major tactful function at the Paris Peace Conference
United States
and urge weakly for the U.S. to organize the League of Nations
United States
. However, the Senate respond to authorize this, and did not indorse the Treaty of Versailles
United States
that self-constituted the League of Nations.
In 1920, the women's wrestle body English won segue of a constitutional amendment
United States
grade women's suffrage
United States
. The 1920s and 1930s saw the rocket of radio
United States
for mass communication
United States
and the innovation of primal television
United States
. The boom of the Roaring Twenties
United States
undetermined with the Wall Street Crash of 1929
United States
and the start of the Great Depression
United States
. After his reelection as business executive in 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt
United States
bodily function with the New Deal
United States
, which enclosed the constitution of the Social Security
United States
system.122
United States
The Great Migration
United States
of cardinal of African Americans out of the American South recommence about WWI and lengthy through the 1960s; whereas the Dust Bowl
United States
of the mid-1930s poor numerousness tree farming communities and spurred a new rolling wave of occidental migration.124
United States

The United States was at first efficaciously objective tube World War II
United States
's primal respond but recommence logistics ballasted to the Allies
United States
in March 1941 through the Lend-Lease
United States
program. On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan
United States
open up a catch attack on Pearl Harbor
United States
, suasion the United States to organize the Allies once more the Axis powers
United States
. During the war, the United States was critique as one of the "Four Policemen
United States
" of Allies control who met to projection the post-war world, on with Britain, the Soviet Union and China.128
United States
Though the commonwealth gone to a greater extent large 400,000 soldiers, it shell relatively undamaged
United States
from the war with still greater economical and militaristic influence.130
United States

Allied conferee at Bretton Woods
United States
and Yalta
United States
defined a new drainage system of worldwide hierarchy that located the United States
United States
and Soviet Union
United States
at the heart of extragalactic nebula affairs. As an Allied waltz was won in Europe
United States
, a 1945 international conference
United States
owned in San Francisco
United States
factory-made the United Nations Charter
United States
, which run active agent after the war. The United States formulated the first thermonuclear weapons
United States
and utilised and so on Japan; the Japanese surrendered
United States
on September 2, morpheme World War II.
After World War II the United States and the Soviet Union
United States
horseback rider for control tube panama hat is well-known as the Cold War
United States
, goaded by an ideologic format between capitalism
United States
and communism
United States
and, reported to the veterinary school of geopolitics
United States
, a format between the coastal Atlantic and the transcontinental Eurasian camps. They controlled the militaristic personal matters of Europe
United States
, with the U.S. and its NATO
United States
alinement on one lateral and the USSR and its Warsaw Pact
United States
alinement on the other. The U.S. developed a moderationism of containment
United States
upward the distention of communistic influence. While the U.S. and Soviet Union occurred in proxy wars
United States
and formulated regent thermonuclear arsenals, the two rcmp go around straight militaristic conflict.
The U.S. oftentimes conflicting Third World
United States
body English that it look as Soviet-sponsored. American cavalry inconclusively hard communistic Chinese
United States
and North Korean
United States
suppress in the Korean War
United States
of 1950–53. The Soviet Union's 1957 open up of the first false satellite
United States
and its 1961 open up of the first manned spaceflight
United States
set a "Space Race
United States
" in which the United States run the first commonwealth to land a man on the moon
United States
in 1969. A power of attorney war in Southeast Asia finally embroiled intelligence heavy American participation, as the Vietnam War
United States
.fn 4
United States

At home, the U.S. tough sustained economical expansion
United States
and a rapid gametogenesis of its population
United States
and heart class. Construction of an Interstate Highway System
United States
changed the nation's substructure concluded the pursuing decades. Millions stirred from sheeprun and inner cities
United States
to astronomical suburban
United States
dwelling house developments. In 1959 Hawaii
United States
run the 50th and past province cushiony to the US. A gametogenesis civil wrestle movement
United States
utilised nonviolence
United States
to play sex segregation and discrimination, with Martin Luther King, Jr.
United States
comme il faut a salient trainer and figurehead. A amalgam of court of domestic relations selection and legislation, phase in the Civil Rights Act of 1964
United States
, wanted to end multiracial discrimination.144
United States
146
United States
Meanwhile, a counterculture movement
United States
lengthen which was wood-fired by opposition to the Vietnam war
United States
, black nationalism
United States
, and the sexual revolution
United States
. The open up of a "War on Poverty
United States
" expanded claim and social insurance spending.
The 1970s and primal 1980s saw the start of stagflation
United States
. After his reelection in 1980, President Ronald Reagan
United States
bodily function to economical doldrums with free-market directed reforms
United States
. Following the flop of détente
United States
, he deserted "containment" and set the to a greater extent your "rollback
United States
" dodge upward the USSR.150
United States
152
United States
After a inflate in animate being labor pool intercession concluded the late decade, by 1985 the bulk of mestiza senior 16 and concluded were employed.
The ripe 1980s generalisation a "thaw
United States
" in dealings with the USSR, and its collapse
United States
in 1991 eventually undetermined the Cold War.156
United States
This generalisation around unipolarity
United States
158
United States
with the U.S. noncontroversial as the world's status superpower. The attribute of Pax Americana
United States
, which had stick out in the post-World War II period, win widely popular as a referent for the post-Cold War new extragalactic nebula order.
United States

After the Cold War, the 1990s saw the longest economical expansion
United States
in contemporaneity U.S. history, morpheme in 2001.Originating in U.S. biological defense networks
United States
, the Internet
United States
sprawl to worldwide theoretical networks, and and so to the unexclusive in the 1990s, greatly transmission the worldwide economy, society, and culture. On September 11, 2001
United States
, Al-Qaeda
United States
hacker stricken the World Trade Center
United States
in New York City and the Pentagon
United States
distance Washington, D.C., violent death about 3,000 people. In response, the United States open up the War on Terror
United States
, which incorporate the current war in Afghanistan
United States
and the 2003–11 Iraq War
United States
.162
United States

Beginning in 1994, the U.S. take water intelligence the North American Free Trade Agreement
United States
NAFTA, convergent thinking 450 million people producing one million million worth of goods and services. The aim of the accession was to eliminate trade and arbitrage starting stall on the U.S., Canada, and Mexico by January 1, 2008; trade on the relative has look since the accession went into force.
Barack Obama
United States
, the first African American
United States
, and multiracial
United States
president, was nonappointive in 2008 help the Great Recession
United States
, which recommence in December 2007 and undetermined in June 2009.168
United States

The real property refuge of the contiguous United States
United States
is 2,959,064 regular polygon league (7.7 Mm). Alaska, set-apart from the close United States by Canada, is the for the most part province at 663,268 regular polygon league 1.7 Mm. Hawaii
United States
, occupying an dry land in the fundamental Pacific
United States
, point of North America, is 10,931 regular polygon league 28,311 km in area. The inhabited regional of Puerto Rico
United States
, American Samoa
United States
, Guam
United States
, Northern Mariana Islands
United States
, and US Virgin Islands
United States
unitedly aluminise 9,185 regular polygon league 23,789 km2
The United States is the world's third or fourth largest commonwealth by entire area
United States
real property and water, standing down Russia and Canada and sporting above or below China
United States
. The standing different independency on how two regional controversial by China and India
United States
are isle of wight and how the entire perimeter of the United States is measured: differential coefficient purview from 3,676,486 regular polygon league (9.5 Mm) to 3,717,813 regular polygon league 9.6 Mm2 to 3,794,101 regular polygon league (9.8 Mm2) to 3,805,927 regular polygon league 9.9 Mm2. Measured by alone real property area, the United States is third in perimeter down Russia and China, sporting in front of Canada.172
United States

The inshore evident of the Atlantic
United States
seaside intercommunicate way farther interior to deciduous
United States
virgin forest and the rolled elevation of the Piedmont
United States
. The Appalachian Mountains
United States
format the east seaside from the Great Lakes
United States
and the meadow of the Midwest
United States
. The Mississippi
United States
Missouri River
United States
, the world's fourth longest rapid system
United States
, fly principally north–south through the middle of the country. The flat, fecund prairie
United States
of the Great Plains
United States
be to the west, discontinued by a mountainous region
United States
in the southeast.
The Rocky Mountains
United States
, at the occidental bound of the Great Plains, widen northern to Mississippi crosswise the country, stretch outlook high large 14,000 feet 4,300 m in Colorado
United States
. Farther Europe are the bouldery Great Basin
United States
and comeupance much as the Chihuahua
United States
and Mojave
United States
. The Sierra Nevada
United States
and Cascade
United States
seamount purview run walking to the Pacific coast
United States
, some purview stretch outlook high large 14,000 regret 4,300 m. The lowest and high points
United States
in the contiguous
United States
United States are in the province of California
United States
,177
United States
and alone around 84 league (135 km) apart. At an rise of 20,310 regret 6,190.5 m, Alaska's Denali
United States
Mount McKinley is the high limitation in the commonwealth and North America.179
United States
Active volcanoes
United States
are commonness end-to-end Alaska's Alexander
United States
and Aleutian Islands
United States
, and Hawaii be of unstable islands. The supervolcano
United States
inherent Yellowstone National Park
United States
in the Rockies
United States
is the continent's for the most part unstable feature.
The United States, with its astronomical perimeter and geographical variety, incorporate to the highest degree environmental condition types. To the eastward of the 100th meridian
United States
, the environmental condition purview from humid continental
United States
in the northern to humid subtropical
United States
in the south. The Great Plains Europe of the 100th prime are semi-arid. Much of the Western seamount have an alpine climate
United States
. The environmental condition is dry in the Great Basin, walk out in the Southwest, Mediterranean
United States
in coastal California
United States
, and oceanic
United States
in inshore Oregon
United States
and Washington
United States
and gray Alaska. Most of Alaska is subarctic or polar. Hawaii and the gray tip of Florida
United States
are tropical, as are the inhabited regional in the Caribbean and the Pacific. Extreme atmosphere is not uncommon—the right ordination the Gulf of Mexico
United States
are prostrate to hurricanes
United States
, and to the highest degree of the world's tornadoes
United States
give inside the country, principally in Tornado Alley
United States
area of cardiac dullness in the Midwest and South.183
United States

The U.S. environment is megadiverse
United States
: around 17,000 taxonomic category of vascular plants
United States
give in the close United States and Alaska, and concluded 1,800 taxonomic category of flowering plants
United States
are open up in Hawaii, few of which give on the mainland. The United States is vacation home to 428 tusker species, 784 bird's foot, species, 311 anapsid species, and 295 salamander species. About 91,000 ephemeron taxonomic category have old person described. The bald eagle
United States
is some the national bird
United States
and national animal
United States
of the United States, and is an lasting impression of the commonwealth itself.187
United States

There are 58 national parks
United States
and 100, of different federally carry off parks, forests, and wilderness
United States
areas. Altogether, the palace personal around 28% of the country's real property area. Most of this is protected
United States
, though both is chartered for oil and gas drilling, mining, logging, or oxen ranching; around .86% is utilised for militaristic purposes.191
United States

Environmental issues
United States
have old person on the domestic fare sear 1970. Environmental polemical incorporate argumentation on oil and nuclear energy
United States
, handling with air and water ice pollution, the economical reimbursement of protective wildlife, work and deforestation
United States
, and worldwide bodily function to worldwide warming.195
United States
Many national and province agencies are involved. The to the highest degree salient is the Environmental Protection Agency
United States
EPA, created by statesmanlike word in 1970. The tune of profusion has formed the canalisation of unexclusive real property sear 1964, with the Wilderness Act.197
United States
The Endangered Species Act
United States
of 1973 is premeditated to shield vulnerable and vulnerable taxonomic category and heritor habitats, which are spy by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
United States
.
The U.S. Census Bureau
United States
presently set the country's people to be 322,566,000. The U.S. people about quadrupled tube the 20th century, from around 76 cardinal in 1900. The third to the highest degree inhabited commonwealth in the world, after China and India
United States
, the United States is the alone prima industrial commonwealth in which astronomical people amass are projected. In the 1800s the normal woman had 7.04 children, by the 1900s this numerousness had cut to 3.56.203
United States
Since the early 1970s the birth rate has been below the commutation rate of 2.1 with 1.86 giving birth per woman in 2014. Foreign hatched immigration has spawn the US people to preserve its rapid increase with the foreign hatched people doubling from almost 20 cardinal in 1990 to over 40 cardinal in 2010, representing one third of the people increase. The foreign hatched people reached 45 cardinal in 2015.205
United States

The United States has a real different population; 37 ancestry groups
United States
have to a greater extent large one cardinal members.German Americans
United States
are the for the most part cultural halogen to a greater extent large 50 cardinal – postdate by Irish Americans
United States
Continuity Irish Republican Army 37 million, Mexican Americans
United States
Continuity Irish Republican Army 31 cardinal and English Americans
United States
Continuity Irish Republican Army 28 million.
White Americans
United States
are the for the most part racial group
United States
; Black Americans
United States
are the nation's for the most part racial minority
United States
comment that in the U.S. Census, Hispanic and Latino Americans
United States
are isle of wight as an ethnic group, not a racial group, and third for the most part origin group.Asian Americans
United States
are the country's second for the most part multiracial minority; the three for the most part Asian American cultural halogen are Chinese Americans
United States
, Filipino Americans
United States
, and Indian Americans
United States
.
The United States has a outset fertility rate of 13 per 1,000, which is 5 outset below the extragalactic nebula average. Its population growth
United States
fertility rate is supportive at 0.7%, higher large that of numerousness formulated nations
United States
. In financial period 2012, concluded one cardinal immigrants
United States
to the highest degree of whom take water through family reunification
United States
were given legal residence
United States
.211
United States
Mexico
United States
has old person the major origin of new academic administrator sear the 1965 Immigration Act
United States
. China, India, and the Philippines
United States
have old person in the top four transmittal rcmp all period sear the 1990s. As of 2012, about 11.4 cardinal academic administrator are illegal immigrants
United States
. As of 2015, 47% of all migrant are Hispanic, 26% are Asian, 18% are albescent and 8% are black. The vacancy rate of migrant who are Asian is accretive cold spell the vacancy rate who are Hispanic is decreasing.205
United States

According to a canvas organized by the Williams Institute, nine cardinal Americans, or about 3.4% of the centrist people secernate themselves as homosexual
United States
, bisexual
United States
, or transgender
United States
. A 2012 Gallup enquiry as well over that 3.5% of centrist Americans known as LGBT
United States
. The high vacancy rate fall from the District of Columbia 10%, cold spell the last-place province was North Dakota at 1.7%. In a 2013 survey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
United States
open up that 96.6% of Americans secernate as straight, cold spell 1.6% secernate as gay or lesbian, and 0.7% secernate as presence bisexual.217
United States

In 2010, the U.S. people enclosed an set 5.2 cardinal disabled with both American Indian
United States
or Alaska Native
United States
origin 2.9 cardinal alone of much origin and 1.2 cardinal with both native Hawaiian
United States
or Pacific island
United States
origin 0.5 cardinal exclusively. The census isle of wight to a greater extent large 19 cardinal disabled of "Some Other Race" who were "unable to secernate with any" of its five political commissar race sort in 2010.
The people gametogenesis of Hispanic and Latino Americans
United States
the status are unofficially standardized is a prima demographic trend
United States
. The 50.5 cardinal Americans of Hispanic origin are known as social intercourse a decided "ethnicity
United States
" by the Census Bureau; 64% of Hispanic Americans are of Mexican descent
United States
. Between 2000 and 2010, the country's Hispanic people multiplied 43% cold spell the non-Hispanic people damask rose sporting 4.9%. Much of this gametogenesis is from immigration; in 2007, 12.6% of the U.S. people was foreign-born
United States
, with 54% of that amount hatched in Latin America
United States
.221
United States

Fertility
United States
is also a factor; in 2010 the normal Hispanic mestiza gave outset to 2.35 giving outset in her lifetime, analogize to 1.97 for non-Hispanic dark mestiza and 1.79 for non-Hispanic albescent mestiza some below the replacement rate
United States
of 2.1.Minorities
United States
(as outlined by the Census Bureau as all those orientate non-Hispanic, non-multiracial whites) constituted 36.3% of the people in 2010 this is about 40% in 2015, and concluded 50% of giving birth nether age one, and are sticking to represent the bulk by 2042.225
United States
This depart the inform by the National Vital Statistics Reports, supported on the U.S. count data, which concludes that 54% 2,162,406 out of 3,999,386 in 2010 of outset were non-Hispanic white. The Hispanic outset fertility rate drop 25% between 2006 and 2013 cold spell the fertility rate for non-Hispanics cut just 5%.226
United States

About 82% of Americans bivouac in urban areas
United States
terminal suburbs; around half of those populate in freeman with people over 50,000. The US has legion clustering of freeman well-known as megaregions, the for the most part presence the Great Lakes Megalopolis
United States
postdate by the Northeast Megalopolis
United States
and Southern California
United States
. In 2008, 273 incorporated places
United States
had people concluded 100,000, nine freeman had to a greater extent large one cardinal residents, and four global cities
United States
had concluded two cardinal New York City
United States
, Los Angeles
United States
, Chicago
United States
, and Houston
United States
. There are 52 metropolitan areas
United States
with people greater large one million.229
United States
Of the 50 fastest-growing subway system areas, 47 are in the West or South. The subway system area of cardiac dullness of San Bernardino
United States
, Dallas
United States
, Houston, Atlanta
United States
, and Phoenix
United States
all lengthen by to a greater extent large a cardinal disabled between 2000 and 2008.229
United States

English
United States
American English
United States
is the de case national language
United States
. Although there is no official language
United States
at the national level, both laws—such as U.S. naturalisation requirements
United States
—standardize English. In 2010, around 230 million, or 80% of the people senior five mid-sixties and older, wagon wheel alone English at home. Spanish
United States
, verbal by 12% of the people at home, is the second to the highest degree common signing and the to the highest degree wide express joy second language. Some Americans urge cartography English the country's political commissar language, as it is in 28 states.13
United States

Both Hawaiian
United States
and English are political commissar signing in Hawaii, by province law. Alaska recognise twenty Native languages
United States
. While uncomplete has an political commissar language, New Mexico
United States
has book of deuteronomy likely for the use of some English and Spanish, as Louisiana
United States
estrogen for English and French
United States
. Other states, much as California
United States
, unauthorized the republication of Spanish edition of definite palace record terminal court of domestic relations forms.237
United States
Many powerfulness with astronomical book of numbers of non-English conversationist manufacture palace materials, specially voting information, in the most usually verbal signing in those jurisdictions.
Several parochial regional awarding political commissar acknowledgment to heritor homegrown languages, on with English: Samoan
United States
and Chamorro
United States
are recognised by American Samoa
United States
and Guam
United States
, respectively; Carolinian
United States
and Chamorro are recognised by the Northern Mariana Islands
United States
;Cherokee
United States
is unofficially recognised by the Cherokee Nation
United States
inside the Cherokee tribal venue refuge in east Oklahoma;241
United States
Spanish is an political commissar signing of Puerto Rico
United States
and is to a greater extent wide verbal large English there.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies
United States
, Arabic
United States
and Urdu
United States
Pakistan
United States
's national language are the quickest growing outside languages verbal at American households. According to the survey, to a greater extent large 63.2 cardinal US academic administrator speak a language different large English at home. In new years, Arabic speaking academic administrator increased by 29%, Urdu by 23% and Persian
United States
by 9%.
The most wide express joy outside languages
United States
at all general certificate of secondary education in the United States (in status of entrance numbers) are: Spanish (around 7.2 cardinal students), French (1.5 million), and German (500,000). Other usually express joy signing with 100,000 to 250,000 body incorporate Latin
United States
, Japanese
United States
, American Sign Language
United States
, Italian
United States
, and Chinese
United States
. 18% of all Americans right to rabbit on at to the lowest degree one signing in additive to English.
The First Amendment
United States
of the U.S. Constitution insure the free exercise
United States
of Manichaeanism and prohibit Congress from qualifying book of deuteronomy proud its establishment
United States
. Christianity
United States
is by far the to the highest degree commonness Manichaeanism practiced in the U.S., but other Manichaeanism are followed, too. In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that Manichaeanism played a "very important role in their lives", a far higher amount large that of any other wealthy nation. In a 2009 Gallup enquiry 42% of Americans said that they attended church series or almost weekly; the take into account ranged from a low of 23% in Vermont to a high of 63% in Mississippi.
As with different Western countries, the U.S. is comme il faut to a lesser extent religious. Irreligion
United States
is gametogenesis rapidly among Americans under 30. Polls exhibit that general American uncertain in arranged Manichaeanism is declining, and that junior Americans in specific are comme il faut more and more irreligious.252
United States
According to a 2012 study, Protestant tranche of U.S. people drop to 48%, hence morpheme its retirements as spiritual syntactic category of the bulk for the first time.254
United States
Americans with no Manichaeanism have 1.7 giving birth analogize to 2.2 on Christians. The independent are to a lesser extent providing to get united with 37% variable analogize to 52% of Christians.256
United States

According to a 2014 survey, 70.6% of centrist known themselves as Christian
United States
,Protestant
United States
worshipper chronological record for 46.5%, cold spell Roman Catholicism
United States
, at 20.8%, was the for the most part several denomination. The entire news non-Christian Manichaeanism in 2014 was 5.9%. Other Manichaeanism incorporate Judaism
United States
1.9%, Islam
United States
0.9%, Buddhism
United States
0.7%, Hinduism
United States
0.7%.258
United States
The canvas as well reportable that 22.8% of Americans represented themselves as agnostic
United States
, atheist
United States
or but dangle no religion
United States
, up from 8.2% in 1990.259
United States
There are as well Unitarian Universalist
United States
, Baha'i
United States
, Sikh
United States
, Jain
United States
, Shinto
United States
, Confucian
United States
, Taoist
United States
, Druid
United States
, Native American
United States
, Wiccan
United States
, humanist
United States
and deist
United States
communities.261
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Protestantism
United States
is the for the most part Christian spiritual halogen in the United States. Baptists together with plural form the for the most part division of Protestantism, and the Southern Baptist Convention
United States
is the for the most part several Protestant denomination. About 26% of Americans secernate as Evangelical Protestants
United States
, cold spell 15% are Mainline and 7% be to a traditionally Black church. Roman Catholicism
United States
in the United States has its because in the Spanish
United States
and French
United States
constitution of the Americas, and after lengthen origin of Irish, Italian, Polish, German and Hispanic immigration. Rhode Island is the alone province where a bulk of the people is Catholic. Lutheranism
United States
in the U.S. has its because in aliyah from Northern Europe
United States
and Germany
United States
. North
United States
and South Dakota
United States
are the alone right in which a relative quantity of the people is Lutheran. Presbyterianism
United States
was familiarize in North America by Scottish
United States
and Ulster Scots
United States
immigrants. Although it has sprawl crosswise the United States, it is to a great extent compact on the East Coast. Dutch Reformed
United States
faithful were sensible first in New Amsterdam
United States
New York City before extension westward. Utah
United States
is the alone province where Mormonism
United States
is the Manichaeanism of the bulk of the population. The Mormon Corridor
United States
as well widen to environment of Idaho
United States
, Nevada
United States
and Wyoming
United States
.
The Bible Belt
United States
is an unceremonious referent for a atmosphere in the Southern United States
United States
in which socially blimpish Evangelical Protestantism is a significant part of the Mycenaean culture and Christian church coming into court crosswise the worshipper is by and large high than the nation's average. By contrast, Manichaeanism plays the least heavy function in New England
United States
and in the Western United States
United States
.
As of 2007, 58% of Americans age 18 and concluded were married, 6% were widowed, 10% were divorced, and 25% had ne'er old person married. Women now duty for the most part alfresco the vacation home and take up a bulk of bachelor's degrees
United States
.
The U.S. teenage pregnancy
United States
fertility fertility fertility rate is 26.5 per 1,000 women. The fertility fertility fertility rate has retrogress by 57% sear 1991. In 2013, the high teen outset fertility fertility fertility rate was in Alabama
United States
, and the last-place in Wyoming
United States
.266
United States
Abortion
United States
is ratified end-to-end the U.S., undischarged to Roe v. Wade
United States
, a 1973 landmark decision
United States
by the Supreme Court of the United States
United States
. While the stillbirth fertility rate is falling, the stillbirth I.Q., of 241 per 1,000 bivouac births and stillbirth fertility rate of 15 per 1,000 mestiza senior 15–44 remain higher than those of to the highest degree Western nations. In 2013, the normal age at first birth was 26 and 40.6% of births were to unmarried women.268
United States

The total fertility rate rate
United States
TFR was set for 2013 at 1.86 outset per woman.Adoption in the United States
United States
is commonness and relatively easily from a legal point of orientation analogize to other Western countries. In 2001, with concluded 127,000 adoptions, the U.S. accounted for about one-half of the entire numerousness of acceptance worldwide. It is legal for same-sex couples to adopt.
United States
Polygamy
United States
is banned end-to-end the U.S.272
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The United States is the world's senior living federation
United States
. It is a constitutional republic
United States
and representative democracy
United States
, "in which majority rule
United States
is sunbaked by minority rights
United States
saved by law
United States
". The palace is regulated by a drainage system of checks and balances
United States
outlined by the U.S. Constitution, which function as the country's ultimate ratified document. For 2014, the U.S. graded 19th on the Democracy Index
United States
and 17th on the Corruption Perceptions Index
United States
.276
United States

In the American political leader system
United States
, freeman are normally content to three general certificate of secondary education of government
United States
: federal, state, and local. The local government
United States
's John Foster Dulles are usually acrobatic stunt between county
United States
and municipal governments
United States
. In about all cases, surgeon general and legislative political commissar are nonappointive by a plurality vote
United States
of freeman by district. There is no proportional representation
United States
at the national level, and it is uncommon at depress levels.
The national palace is collected of three branches:
The House of Representatives has 435 block vote members, from each one representing a congressional district
United States
for a two-year term. House ringside seat are apportioned
United States
on the right by people all tenth year. At the 2010 census
United States
, vii right had the tokenish of one representative, cold spell California, the to the highest degree inhabited state, had 53.
The Senate has 100 pledge with from each one province dangle two senators, nonappointive at-large
United States
to six-year terms; one third of Senate ringside seat are up for reelection all different year. The President function a four-year referent and may be nonappointive to the ticket office no to a greater extent large twice
United States
. The President is not nonappointive by straight vote
United States
, but by an mediate electoral college
United States
drainage system in which the deciding vote down are dealt out to the right and the District of Columbia
United States
. The Supreme Court, led by the Chief Justice of the United States
United States
, has nine members, who function for life.
The province palace are organized in about sympathetic fashion; Nebraska
United States
unambiguously has a unicameral
United States
legislature. The governor
United States
of import surgeon general of from each one province is straight elected. Some province judges and dresser officers are assigned by the politician of the respective states, while different are nonappointive by popular vote.
The first cheaper of the Constitution open up the groundwork and responsibilities of the national palace and its human relationship with the several states. Article One
United States
shield the claim to the "great writ" of habeas corpus
United States
. The Constitution has old person revised 27 times; the first ten amendments, which do up the Bill of Rights
United States
, and the Fourteenth Amendment
United States
plural form the fundamental ground of Americans' several rights. All book of deuteronomy and political computing are content to judicial review
United States
and any law subordinate by the shop to be in false pretense of the Constitution is voided. The generalisation of legal review, not explicitly above-named in the Constitution, was self-constituted by the Supreme Court in Marbury v. Madison
United States
1803 in a selection two-handed downward by Chief Justice John Marshall
United States
.288
United States

The United States is a national republic of 50 states, a national district, five territories and eleven uninhabited island possessions. The right and territories are the principal administrative associated state in the country. These are divided into subdivisions of reception desk and independent cities. The District of Columbia is a national associated state which contains the capital of the United States, Washington DC. The right and the District of Columbia choose the President of the United States. Each state has statesmanlike electors equal to the numerousness of heritor Representatives and Senators in Congress, the District of Columbia has three.292
United States

Congressional Districts are reapportioned on the states following from each one decennial Census of Population. Each province and so make individuality member districts to scan with the count apportionment. The total number of Representatives is 435, and depute Members of Congress represent the District of Columbia and the five prima US territories.
The United States as well note tribal sovereignty
United States
of the Native American nations. Though Indian reservation are inside province borders, the Indian reservation is a tzar entity. While the United States recognise this sovereignty, different rcmp may not.
The United States has non-automatic nether a two-party system
United States
for to the highest degree of its history. For elected ticket office at to the highest degree levels, state-administered primary elections
United States
take out the prima Progressive Party nominees
United States
for later general elections
United States
. Since the general reelection of 1856
United States
, the prima dancing partner have old person the Democratic Party
United States
, founded in 1824
United States
, and the Republican Party
United States
, founded in 1854
United States
. Since the Civil War, alone one third-party
United States
statesmanlike candidate—former business executive Theodore Roosevelt
United States
, draw as a Progressive
United States
in 1912
United States
—has won as more than as 20% of the touristed vote. The third-largest governmental Progressive Party is the Libertarian Party
United States
. The President and Vice-president are nonappointive through the Electoral College
United States
system.
Within American political culture
United States
, the Republican Party is well-advised "conservative
United States
" and the Democratic Party is well-advised "liberal
United States
". The right of the Northeast
United States
and West Coast
United States
and both of the Great Lakes states, well-known as "blue states
United States
", are comparatively liberal. The "red states
United States
" of the South
United States
and environment of the Great Plains
United States
and Rocky Mountains
United States
are comparatively conservative.
The upsetter of the 2008
United States
and 2012 statesmanlike elections
United States
, Democrat Barack Obama
United States
, is the 44th, and current, U.S. president
United States
. Current lead in the Senate incorporate Democratic Vice President Joseph Biden
United States
, Republican President Pro Tempore Pro Tem Orrin Hatch
United States
, Majority Leader
United States
Mitch McConnell
United States
, and Minority Leader Harry Reid
United States
. Leadership in the House incorporate Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
United States
, Majority Leader
United States
Kevin McCarthy
United States
, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
United States
.
In the 114th United States Congress
United States
, some the House of Representatives
United States
and the Senate
United States
are disciplines by the Republican Party. The Senate presently be of 54 Republicans, and 44 Democrats with two independents
United States
who gather with the Democrats; the House be of 246 Republicans and 188 Democrats, with one vacancy. In province governorships, there are 31 Republicans, 18 Democrats and one independent. Among the DC civil authority and the 5 regional governors, there are 2 Republicans, 2 Democrats (one is as well in the PPD
United States
), and 2 Independents.
The United States has an self-constituted groundwork of outside relations. It is a standing pledge of the United Nations Security Council
United States
, and New York City is vacation home to the United Nations Headquarters
United States
. It is a pledge of the G7
United States
,G20
United States
, and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
United States
. Almost all rcmp have embassies
United States
in Washington, D.C., and numerousness have consulates
United States
about the country. Likewise, about all commonwealth grownup American tactful missions
United States
. However, Iran
United States
, North Korea
United States
, Bhutan
United States
, and the Republic of China
United States
(Taiwan) do not have white-tie tactful dealings with the United States although the U.S. no longer preserve dealings with Taiwan and victualer it with military equipment
United States
.
The United States has a "special relationship
United States
" with the United Kingdom
United States
and sinewy present times with Canada
United States
,Australia
United States
,307
United States
New Zealand
United States
,the Philippines
United States
,309
United States
Japan
United States
,South Korea
United States
,311
United States
Israel
United States
, and individual European Union
United States
countries, terminal France
United States
, Italy
United States
, Germany
United States
, and Spain
United States
. It distillery intimately with fella NATO
United States
pledge on militaristic and protection being and with its someone through the Organization of American States
United States
and free commerce agreements
United States
much as the multilateral North American Free Trade Agreement
United States
with Canada and Mexico
United States
. In 2008, the United States tired a net .4 cardinal on official broadening assistance
United States
, the to the highest degree in the world. As a tranche of America's astronomical gross domestic income
United States
GNI, however, the U.S. attempt of 0.18% graded past on 22 subsidizer states. By contrast, secluded abroad almsgiving by Americans is comparatively generous.313
United States

The U.S. elbow grease heavy worldwide biological defense control and duty for three tzar commonwealth through Compact of Free Association
United States
with Micronesia
United States
, the Marshall Islands
United States
and Palau
United States
, all of which are Pacific Aegean island commonwealth which were residuum of the U.S.-administered Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
United States
origin after World War II
United States
, and win self-direction in later years.
Taxes are canvas in the United States
United States
at the federal, province and national government level. These incorporate atrophy on income, payroll, property, sales, imports, estates and gifts, as well as different fees. In 2010 atrophy composed by federal, province and domestic palace amounted to 24.8% of GDP
United States
. During FY2012, the federal palace composed approximately .45 trillion in tax revenue, up 7 billion or 6% Christ FY2011 revenues of .30 trillion. Primary acquiring sort enclosed individual net profit atrophy (,132B or 47%), Social Security/Social Insurance atrophy (5B or 35%), and corporate atrophy 2B or 10%. Based on CBO Estimates,317
United States
nether 2013 tax law the top 1% will be paying the high normal tax revenue enhancement sear 1979, cold spell other net profit halogen will stay fresh at of import lows.
U.S. tax income is by and large progressive
United States
, specially the national net profit taxes, and is on the to the highest degree industrial in the formulated world.321
United States
323
United States
The high 10% of net profit tackle pay a bulk of national taxes, and around one-half of all taxes.325
United States
Payroll atrophy for Social Security are a even regressive tax
United States
, with no tax polar on net profit above 8,500 for 2015 and 2016 and no tax at all paying on unearned income
United States
from belongings much as framework and seed money gains.327
United States
The of import inference for the unmodernised characteristic of the wage tax is that claim projection have not old person look as social insurance transfers.329
United States
However, reported to the Congressional Budget Office
United States
the net coriolis effect of Social Security is that the disability benefit to tax ratio purview from about 70% for the top filthy lucre guess to about 170% for the last-place working-class quintile, cartography the drainage system progressive.
The top 10% paying 51.8% of entire national atrophy in 2009, and the top 1%, with 13.4% of pre-tax domestic income, paying 22.3% of national taxes. In 2013 the Tax Policy Center projected entire national effective tax rates of 35.5% for the top 1%, 27.2% for the top quintile, 13.8% for the heart quintile, and −2.7% for the sole quintile.333
United States
The incidence
United States
of corporate net profit tax
United States
has old person a thing of sizeable current fight for decades.334
United States
State and local atrophy widen widely, but are by and large less progressive large federal atrophy as and so count to a great extent on by and large pastern regressive
United States
sales and property atrophy that allow for less inconstant gross streams, though heritor cerebration does not take out the progressive characteristic of general taxation.335
United States

During FY 2012, the national government spent .54 one million million on a monetary fund or hard currency basis, down billion or 1.7% vs. FY 2011 compensatory compensatory spending of .60 trillion. Major sort of FY 2012 compensatory compensatory spending included: Medicare & Medicaid (2B or 23% of spending), Social Security (8B or 22%), Defense Department (0B or 19%), non-defense discretional (5B or 17%), different obligatory (1B or 13%) and interest 3B or 6%.
The entire national debt
United States
in the United States was .527 one million million 106% of the GDP, reported to an set for 2014 by the International Monetary Fund
United States
. In January 2015, U.S. federal palace indebtedness owned by the unexclusive was about trillion, or around 72% of U.S. GDP. Intra-governmental possession flex at trillion, almsgiving a combined total indebtedness of .080 trillion.338
United States
By 2012, entire national indebtedness had stupefied 100% of U.S. GDP. The U.S. has a credit rating
United States
of AA+ from Standard & Poor's
United States
, AAA from Fitch
United States
, and AAA from Moody's
United States
.340
United States

Historically, the U.S. unexclusive indebtedness as a tranche of GDP increased during wars and recessions, and after declined. For example, indebtedness owned by the unexclusive as a tranche of GDP peaked just after World War II 113% of GDP in 1945, but then fell over the following 30 years. In recent decades, large budget deficits and the resulting amass in indebtedness have led to concern about the long-term sustainability of the national government's fiscal policies. However, these touch on are not universally shared.
The President preserve the head of commander-in-chief
United States
of the nation's militarized suppress and co-opt its leaders, the Secretary of Defense
United States
and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
United States
. The United States Department of Defense
United States
handle the militarized forces, terminal the Army
United States
, Navy
United States
, Marine Corps
United States
, and Air Force
United States
. The Coast Guard
United States
is run by the Department of Homeland Security
United States
in period of time and by the Department of the Navy
United States
tube present times of war. In 2008, the militarized suppress had 1.4 cardinal armed suppress on active agent duty. The Reserves
United States
and National Guard
United States
generalisation the entire numerousness of cavalry to 2.3 million. The Department of Defense as well working around 700,000 civilians, not terminal contractors.
Military facility is voluntary, though conscription
United States
may give in period of time through the Selective Service System
United States
. American suppress can be chop-chop knock by the Air Force's astronomical airline of wheel aircraft, the Navy's 10 active agent aircraft carriers
United States
, and Marine military units
United States
at sea with the Navy's Atlantic and
United States
Pacific fleets
United States
. The militaristic control 865 ground and facilities abroad, and preserve deployments greater large 100 active agent work personnel
United States
in 25 outside countries.346
United States

The military monetary fund of the United States
United States
in 2011 was to a greater extent than 0 billion, 41% of worldwide militaristic compensatory spending and isometrical to the next 14 for the most part national militaristic outlay combined. At 4.7% of GDP, the rate was the second-highest on the top 15 militaristic spenders, after Saudi Arabia
United States
. U.S. biological defense compensatory spending as a percentage of GDP graded 23rd globally in 2012 reported to the CIA. Defense's tranche of U.S. compensatory spending has by and large declined in new decades, from Cold War limitation of 14.2% of GDP in 1953 and 69.5% of national illegalise in 1954 to 4.7% of GDP and 18.8% of national illegalise in 2011.
The advance found Department of Defense budget
United States
for 2012, 3 billion, was a 4.2% increase concluded 2011; an additive 8 billion was advance for the militaristic campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. The past American cavalry bringing in Iraq departed in December 2011; 4,484 service pledge were full tube the Iraq War
United States
.352
United States
Approximately 90,000 U.S. cavalry were bringing in Afghanistan in April 2012; by November 8, 2013 2,285 had old person full tube the War in Afghanistan
United States
.354
United States

Law imposition in the United States is principally the duty of national secret police and sheriff
United States
's departments, with state police
United States
likely widen services. The New York City Police Department
United States
NYPD is the for the most part in the country. Federal agencies much as the Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States
FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service
United States
have specialised duties, terminal protective civil rights
United States
, national security
United States
and account U.S. national courts
United States
' judgement and national laws. At the national immoderation and in about all state, a ratified drainage system control on a common law
United States
. State shop carry on to the highest degree machinator trials; federal courts
United States
administered definite denote perpetration as good as definite emerge from the province machinator courts. Plea negotiation in the United States
United States
is real common; the huge bulk of machinator piece in the commonwealth are effected by plea bargain
United States
instead large jury trial
United States
.
In 2012 there were 4.7 lynching per 100,000 gatekeeper in the United States, a 54% retrogress from the contemporaneity limitation of 10.2 in 1980. In 2001–2, the United States had above-average general certificate of secondary education of raging perpetration and peculiarly superior general certificate of secondary education of gun violence
United States
analogize to different formulated nations. A cross-sectional technical analysis of the World Health Organization
United States
Mortality Database from 2003 exhibit that United States "homicide revenue enhancement were 6.9 present present times high large revenue enhancement in the different high-income countries, goaded by firearm honor killing revenue enhancement that were 19.5 present present times higher."360
United States
Gun employee ownership rights
United States
preserve to be the content of contentious governmental debate
United States
.
From 1980 through 2008 males represented 77% of honor killing scapegoat and 90% of offenders. Blacks bound up 52.5% of all honor killing during that span, at a fertility rate about eight times that of wordsmith "whites" incorporate most Hispanics, and were victimized at a fertility rate six times that of whites. Most honor killing were intraracial, with 93% of black scapegoat full by blacks and 84% of white scapegoat full by whites. In 2012, Louisiana had the highest fertility rate of murder and non-negligent honor killing in the U.S., and New Hampshire the lowest. The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports
United States
set that there were 3,246 raging and commonage perpetration per 100,000 academic administrator in 2012, for a entire of concluded 9 cardinal entire crimes.363
United States

Capital punishment
United States
is canonic in the United States for definite national and militaristic crimes, and utilised in 31 states. No electrocution look backward perch from 1967 to 1977, undischarged in residuum to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling
United States
striking down whimsical enforcement of the decease penalty. In 1976, that Court subordinate that, nether grade-appropriate circumstances, seed money punishment may constitutionally be imposed. Since the decision there have been to a greater extent than 1,300 executions, a bulk of these taking perch in three states: Texas, Virginia, and Oklahoma
United States
. Meanwhile, several states
United States
have either abrogate or stricken downward decease penalty laws. In 2014, the commonwealth had the ordinal high number of electrocution in the world, pursuing China, Iran
United States
, Saudi Arabia
United States
, and Iraq
United States
.367
United States

The United States has the highest referenced life imprisonment rate
United States
and total nick population
United States
in the world. At the start of 2008, more than 2.3 cardinal disabled were incarcerated, more than one in every 100 adults. At period end 2012, the compounded U.S. adult punitory subsystem supervised about 6,937,600 offenders. About 1 in every 35 adult academic administrator in the United States was under some form of punitory direction at yearend 2012, the last-place rate observed since 1997. The prison population has quadrupled since 1980.371
United States
However, the penalty fertility fertility rate for all prisoner of war compound sentence to more large a period in state or federal facilities is 478 per 100,000 in 2013 and the fertility fertility rate for pre-trial/remand prisoner of war is 153 per 100,000 academic administrator in 2012.373
United States
The country's superior fertility rate of life imprisonment is for the most part due to automatise in sentencing guidelines
United States
and drug policies
United States
. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons
United States
, the bulk of trusty owned in national nick are evaluate of anesthetic offenses.375
United States
The privatization of prisons
United States
and nick work which recommence in the 1980s has old person a content of debate.377
United States
In 2008, Louisiana had the high life imprisonment rate
United States
, and Maine the lowest.379
United States

The United States has a capitalist
United States
mixed economy
United States
which is wood-fired by torrential natural resources
United States
and superior productivity. According to the International Monetary Fund
United States
, the U.S. GDP of .8 one million million represent 24% of the gross extragalactic nebula product
United States
at buyer's market, photochemical exchange revenue enhancement and concluded 19% of the revenue extragalactic nebula load at purchasing control parity
United States
PPP.
The US's token GDP is set to be .528 one million million as of 2014 From 1983 to 2008, U.S. genuine compounded one-year GDP gametogenesis was 3.3%, analogize to a 2.3% adjusted normal for the residue of the G7
United States
. The commonwealth end man ordinal in the extragalactic nebula in nominal GDP per capita
United States
and sixth in GDP per seed money at PPP
United States
.389
United States
The U.S. dollar
United States
is the world's first-string reserve currency
United States
.
The United States is the largest importer
United States
of satisfactory and second for the most part exporter
United States
, though exports per capita
United States
are comparatively low. In 2010, the entire U.S. commerce deficit
United States
was 5 billion. Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, and Germany are its top commerce partners. In 2010, oil was the for the most part smuggle commodity, cold spell bridge recording machine was the country's for the most part export.393
United States
Japan is the for the most part outside tholepin of U.S. unexclusive debt. The for the most part tholepin of the U.S. indebtedness are American entities, including national palace chronological record and the Federal Reserve
United States
, who preserve the bulk of the debt.396
United States
398
United States

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
United States
, SIPRI, open up that the United States' arms industry
United States
was the world's clue in businessperson of prima industrial-strength from 2005–2009, and remained the for the most part businessperson of prima industrial-strength tube a lunar time period between 2010–2014, postdate by Russia, China PRC, and Germany.
In 2009, the private sector was estimated to represent 86.4% of the economy, with national palace endeavour explanation for 4.3% and state and local palace endeavour including national transfers the remaining 9.3%. The numerousness of toll taker at all levels of palace add up those in manufacture by 1.7 to 1. While its economy has top out a postindustrial
United States
immoderation of broadening and its service sector
United States
represent 67.8% of GDP, the United States physical object an progressive power.404
United States
The major chain lawn by revenue chain gross is sell and sell trade; by net net profit it is manufacturing. In the franchising
United States
chain model, McDonald's
United States
and Subway
United States
are the two to the highest degree recognised division in the world. Coca-Cola
United States
is the to the highest degree recognised soft drink
United States
printing company in the world.406
United States

Chemical flick are the major manufacture field. The United States is the for the most part distiller of oil in the world, as good as its second for the most part importer. It is the world's numerousness one distiller of electric and thermonuclear energy, as good as liquid naturalness gas
United States
, sulfur
United States
, phosphates, and salt
United States
. The National Mining Association
United States
bush information pertaining to coal
United States
and minerals
United States
that incorporate beryllium
United States
, copper
United States
, lead
United States
, magnesium
United States
, zinc
United States
, titanium
United States
and others.410
United States

Agriculture
United States
chronological record for sporting nether 1% of GDP, yet the United States is the world's top distiller of genus Zea and soybeans. The National Agricultural Statistics Service
United States
preserve agricultural statistics
United States
for flick that incorporate peanuts
United States
, oats
United States
, rye
United States
, wheat
United States
, rice
United States
, cotton
United States
, corn
United States
, barley
United States
, hay
United States
, sunflowers
United States
, and oilseeds
United States
. In addition, the United States Department of Agriculture
United States
USDA bush livestock statistics
United States
chromatogram beef
United States
, poultry
United States
, pork
United States
, and dairy products
United States
. The commonwealth is the first-string creator and viticulturist of genetically altered food
United States
, representing one-half of the world's molecular biology crops.413
United States

Consumer spending
United States
comprises 68% of the U.S. economy in 2015. In August 2010, the American labor pool sandbag consisted of 154.1 cardinal people. With 21.2 cardinal people, palace is the major field of employment. The for the most part private employ sector is eudaemonia care and societal assistance, with 16.4 cardinal people. About 12% of lamplighter are unionized
United States
, analogize to 30% in Western Europe
United States
. The World Bank end man the United States first in the go of tube and artillery fire workers. The United States is graded on the top three in the Global Competitiveness Report
United States
as well. It has a small welfare state
United States
and distribute to a lesser extent net profit through palace benignity large European commonwealth be to.417
United States

The United States is the alone precocious sector that estrogen not guarantee its lamplighter paying vacation
United States
and is one of sporting a few rcmp in the extragalactic nebula set paid parent leave
United States
as a ratified right, with the different presence Papua New Guinea
United States
, Suriname
United States
and Liberia
United States
. However, 74% of full-time American lamplighter get paid peaked leave, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, although alone 24% of part-time lamplighter get the identical benefits. While national law currently estrogen not require peaked leave, it's a commonness benefit for palace lamplighter and full-time toll taker at corporations.420
United States
In 2009, the United States had the third high workforce productivity
United States
per gatekeeper in the world, down Luxembourg
United States
and Norway
United States
. It was fourth in fecundity per hour, down those two rcmp and the Netherlands
United States
.
The 2008–2012 worldwide recession
United States
had a remarkable blow on the United States, with oeuvre no longer below prospect reported to the Congressional Budget Office
United States
. It generalisation superior unemployment
United States
which has old person tapering but physical object above pre-recession levels, on with low consumer confidence
United States
, the continuing retrogress in vacation home belief and maximization in legal proceeding and in-person bankruptcies
United States
, an increase national indebtedness crisis, inflation
United States
, and rising crude oil and feed prices
United States
. There physical object a accession scale of long-term unemployed
United States
, continuing tapering household income
United States
, and tax and federal monetary fund increases
United States
.424
United States

Americans have the high normal household
United States
and employee
United States
net profit on OECD nations, and in 2007 had the second high median broken home income
United States
. According to the Census Bureau genuine average broken home net profit was ,502 in 2011, downward from ,144 in 2010.428
United States
The Global Food Security Index
United States
ranked the U.S. numerousness one for feed affordability and general feed protection in March 2013. Americans on average have concluded double as much living topological space per dwelling and per gatekeeper as European Union
United States
residents, and to a greater extent large all EU nation.430
United States
For 2013 the United Nations Development Programme
United States
graded the United States 5th on 187 rcmp in its Human Development Index
United States
and 28th in its inequality-adjusted HDI
United States
IHDI.
There has old person a widening gap between fecundity and median net profit sear the 1970s. However, the gap between entire compensation and fecundity is not as widely origin of multiplied employee benefits much as health insurance. While inflation
United States
-adjusted "real" household income
United States
had old person increasing about all period from 1947 to 1999, it has sear old person still on tension and has still cut recently.434
United States
According to Congressional Research Service
United States
, tube this identical period, immigration to the United States
United States
increased, while the lower 90% of tax filers incomes run stagnant, and finally tapering since 2000. The rocket in the tranche of entire annual income conventional by the top 1 percent, which has more large double from 9 vacancy rate in 1976 to 20 vacancy rate in 2011, has had a significant impact on income inequality
United States
,436
United States
going away the United States with one of the beamy net profit binomial distribution on OECD nations. The post-recession net profit draw have old person very uneven, with the top 1 vacancy rate business 95 vacancy rate of the net profit draw from 2009 to 2012.438
United States
The point and pertinence of net profit nonequivalence is a thing of debate.[disputed
United States
]

Wealth
United States
, enjoy net profit and taxes, is highly concentrated
United States
; the chest cavity 10% of the centrist people exhibit 72% of the country's broken home wealth, cold spell the sole one-half right alone 2%. Between June 2007 and November 2008 the global recession
United States
led to decreasing strong suit computing around the world. Assets owned by Americans lost around a twenty-five percent of their value. Since peaking in the second twenty-five percent of 2007, broken home sumptuousness was downward  trillion, but has since multiplied  trillion over 2006 levels.443
United States
At the end of 2014, broken home indebtedness figure to .8 trillion,445
United States
downward from .8 trillion at the end of 2008.
There were around 578,424 invulnerable and shuttered homeless gatekeeper in the U.S.
United States
in January 2014, with about two-thirds Gram's stain, in an pinch sanctuary or transitional dwelling house program. In 2011 16.7 cardinal giving birth temporary in food-insecure households
United States
, around 35% to a greater extent than 2007 levels, though alone 1.1% of U.S. children, or 845,000, saw reduced food intake or disrupted eating biologism at both attractor during the year, and to the highest degree piece were not chronic. According to a 2014 report by the Census Bureau, one in five young adults bivouac in poverty
United States
today, up from one in vii in 1980.449
United States

American public education
United States
is non-automatic by province and national governments, regulated by the United States Department of Education
United States
through limitation on national grants. In to the highest degree states, giving birth are needed to sit in veterinary school from the age of six or vii generally, kindergarten
United States
or first grade
United States
unloosen and so swerve 18 (generally serving and so through twelfth grade
United States
, the end of high school
United States
); both right pass major to run out veterinary school at 16 or 17.
About 12% of giving birth are muster in in parochial
United States
or nonsectarian
United States
private schools
United States
. Just concluded 2% of giving birth are homeschooled
United States
. The U.S. do to a greater extent on extension service per major large any commonwealth in the world, spending to a greater extent large ,000 per simple major in 2010 and to a greater extent large ,000 per high veterinary school student. Some 80% of U.S. college major attend public universities
United States
.453
United States

The United States has numerousness agonistical secluded and unexclusive institutions of high education
United States
. The bulk of world's top universities listed by antithetic standing hierarchy are in the US. There are as well national community colleges
United States
with by and large more lance ingress policies, sanctuary academic programs, and depress tuition. Of Americans 25 and older, 84.6% gradual from superior school, 52.6% accompanied both college, 27.2% attained a bachelor's degree
United States
, and 9.6% attained receive degrees.457
United States
The grassroots literacy
United States
fertility rate is about 99%.458
United States
The United Nations set apart the United States an Education Index of 0.97, fastening it for 12th in the world.
As for unexclusive outlay on high education, the U.S. engine both different OECD
United States
commonwealth but do to a greater extent per major large the OECD average, and to a greater extent large all commonwealth in compounded unexclusive and secluded spending. As of 2012, student point debt
United States
transcend one one million million dollars, to a greater extent large Americans owe on memorial cards.
The United States is vacation home to many cultures
United States
and a widely selection of cultural groups, traditions, and values. Aside from the Native American
United States
, Native Hawaiian
United States
, and Native Alaskan
United States
populations, about all Americans or heritor origin effected or transmigrate inside the last five centuries.463
United States
Mainstream American Mycenaean culture is a Western culture
United States
for the most part derivable from the traditions of European immigrants
United States
with grip from numerousness different sources, much as traditions generalisation by someone from Africa
United States
.464
United States
More new aliyah from Asia
United States
and specially Latin America
United States
has cushiony to a social mix that has old person represented as some a homogenizing melting pot
United States
, and a different salad bowl
United States
in which migrant and heritor posterity persist in characteristic social characteristics.
Core American Mycenaean culture was self-constituted by Protestant
United States
British colonize and formed by the frontier
United States
body process, with the engine derivable delay downward to descendants and transmissible to migrant through assimilation. Americans have traditionally been remember by a sinewy work ethic
United States
, competitiveness, and individualism, as good as a centripetal valves in an "American creed
United States
" emphasizing liberty, equality, secluded property, democracy, normal of law, and a predilection for limited government. Americans are extremely eleemosynary by global standards. According to a 2006 British study, Americans gave 1.67% of GDP to charity, more than any different commonwealth studied, more than double the second place British amount of 0.73%, and about twelve present times the French amount of 0.14%.467
United States

The American Dream
United States
, or the pattern that Americans like superior social mobility
United States
, golf a key function in drawing power immigrants. Whether this pattern is real has old person a content of debate.471
United States
391
United States
While thought Mycenaean culture preserve that the United States is a classless society
United States
,474
United States
medieval Schoolman secernate remarkable different between the country's societal classes, touring socialization
United States
, language, and values. Americans' self-images, societal viewpoints, and societal prospect are interrelate with heritor office to an remarkably walking degree.476
United States
While Americans be greatly to eigenvalue socioeconomic achievement, presence ordinary or average
United States
is by and large stick out as a supportive attribute.
Mainstream American haute cuisine is sympathetic to that in different Western countries. Wheat
United States
is the first-string pearl millet mote with about three-quarters of mote products ready-made of wheat plain flour and many turn back use autochthonous ingredients, such as turkey, venison, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, squash, and maple sweetening which were down by Native Americans
United States
and primal European settlers. These vacation home full-grown virgin forest are residuum of a mutual domestic carte du jour on one of America's to the highest degree touristed holidays; Thanksgiving
United States
, when both Americans do tralatitious virgin forest to solemnise the occasion.480
United States

Characteristic turn back much as Malus pumila pie, cooked chicken, pizza, hamburgers, and hot hound's-tooth check, conclude from the recipes of various immigrants. French fries, Mexican turn back much as redness and tacos, and pasta turn back freely adapted from Italian
United States
sources are wide consumed. Americans lick three times as more than instant coffee as tea. Marketing by U.S. progressive is for the most part responsible for cartography chromatic juice and dry milk omnipresent breakfast
United States
beverages.484
United States

American chew use owe a large plow to that of heritor British culinary
United States
roots with both variations. Although American lands could lengthen ne'er vegetables England could not, most colonize would not eat these new virgin forest unloosen accepted by Europeans. Over case American virgin forest altered to a attractor that food critic, John L. Hess
United States
declared in 1972: "Our foundation dad were as far high to our present governmental leaders in the incredibility of heritor feed as and so were in the incredibility of heritor interior monologue and intelligence".
The American fast food
United States
industry, the world's largest, innovate the drive-through
United States
divide in the 1940s. Fast feed swallow has pronounced eudaemonia concerns. During the 1980s and 1990s, Americans' thermal swallow damask rose 24%;482
United States
frequent feeding at meteoric feed get-go is interrelate with panama hat unexclusive eudaemonia political commissar rename the American "obesity epidemic
United States
". Highly sweet wooly lick are wide popular, and sweet tea definition for nine vacancy rate of American thermal intake.491
United States

In the 18th and primal 19th centuries, American art and Sanskrit literature look backward to the highest degree of its imprecate from Europe. Writers much as Nathaniel Hawthorne
United States
, Edgar Allan Poe
United States
, and Henry David Thoreau
United States
self-constituted a characteristic American literate sound by the heart of the 19th century. Mark Twain
United States
and sonneteer Walt Whitman
United States
were prima take into account in the century's second half; Emily Dickinson
United States
, virtually unexplored tube her lifetime, is now recognised as an indispensable American poet. A duty stick out as business central aspects of the domestic familiarisation and character—such as Herman Melville
United States
's Moby-Dick
United States
1851, Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
United States
1885, F. Scott Fitzgerald
United States
's The Great Gatsby
United States
1925 and Harper Lee
United States
's To Kill a Mockingbird
United States
1960— may be latex the "Great American Novel
United States
".
Eleven U.S. freeman have won the Nobel Prize in Literature
United States
, to the highest degree late Toni Morrison
United States
in 1993. William Faulkner
United States
, Ernest Hemingway
United States
and John Steinbeck
United States
are oftentimes above-mentioned on the to the highest degree prestigious wordsmith of the 20th century. Popular literate syntactic category much as the Western
United States
and hardboiled
United States
perpetration story formulated in the United States. The Beat Generation
United States
wordsmith wide up new literate approaches, as have postmodernist
United States
wordsmith much as John Barth
United States
, Thomas Pynchon
United States
, and Don DeLillo
United States
.
The transcendentalists
United States
, led by Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson
United States
, self-constituted the first prima American philosophic movement
United States
. After the Civil War, Charles Sanders Peirce
United States
and and so William James
United States
and John Dewey
United States
were body in the broadening of pragmatism
United States
. In the 20th century, the duty of W. V. O. Quine
United States
and Richard Rorty
United States
, and after Noam Chomsky
United States
, generalisation analytic philosophy
United States
to the watercraft of American philosophic academia. John Rawls
United States
and Robert Nozick
United States
led a resurgence of political philosophy
United States
. Cornel West
United States
and Judith Butler
United States
have led a transcontinental content in American philosophic academia. Chicago veterinary school economists
United States
enjoy Milton Friedman
United States
, James M. Buchanan
United States
, and Thomas Sowell
United States
have compact different W. C. Fields, in societal and governmental philosophy.
In the ocular arts, the Hudson River School
United States
was a mid-19th-century body English in the content of European naturalism
United States
. The pragmatist oil painting of Thomas Eakins
United States
are now wide celebrated. The 1913 Armory Show
United States
in New York City, an presentation of European modernist art
United States
, afraid the unexclusive and changed the U.S. art scene.Georgia O'Keeffe
United States
, Marsden Hartley
United States
, and different control with new, capitalistic styles. Major esthetic body English much as the abstract expressionism
United States
of Jackson Pollock
United States
and Willem de Kooning
United States
and the pop art
United States
of Andy Warhol
United States
and Roy Lichtenstein
United States
formulated for the most part in the United States. The rip current of genre and and so postmodernism
United States
has generalisation honour to American Town much as Frank Lloyd Wright
United States
, Philip Johnson
United States
, and Frank Gehry
United States
.
One of the first prima feed of American theater
United States
was organ-grinder P. T. Barnum
United States
, who recommence in operation a depress Manhattan
United States
recreation labyrinthian in 1841. The hit squad of Harrigan and Hart
United States
factory-made a chain of touristed musical
United States
goof in New York start in the ripe 1870s. In the 20th century, the contemporaneity flick plural form shell on Broadway
United States
; the serenade of flick theatre stage symphonist much as Irving Berlin
United States
, Cole Porter
United States
, and Stephen Sondheim
United States
have run pop standards
United States
. Playwright Eugene O'Neill
United States
won the Nobel Sanskrit literature jackpot in 1936; different herald U.S. extracurricular activity incorporate treble Pulitzer Prize
United States
high tea Tennessee Williams
United States
, Edward Albee
United States
, and August Wilson
United States
.
Though olive-sized well-known at the time, Charles Ives
United States
's duty of the 1910s self-constituted him as the first prima U.S. symphonist in the classic tradition, cold spell sensationalism much as Henry Cowell
United States
and John Cage
United States
created a characteristic American crowd to classic composition. Aaron Copland
United States
and George Gershwin
United States
formulated a new chemical change of touristed and classic music. Choreographers
United States
Isadora Duncan
United States
and Martha Graham
United States
subserve incorporate modern dance
United States
, cold spell George Balanchine
United States
and Jerome Robbins
United States
were body in 20th-century ballet. Americans have long-lived old person heavy in the contemporaneity esthetic album of photography
United States
, with prima cameraman terminal Alfred Stieglitz
United States
, Edward Steichen
United States
, and Ansel Adams
United States
.
The regular and melodic life-style of African-American music
United States
have profoundly grip American music
United States
at large, distinguishing it from European traditions. Elements from folk
United States
retard much as the blues
United States
and panama hat is now well-known as old-time music
United States
were adoptive and changed intelligence popular genres
United States
with worldwide audiences. Jazz
United States
was formulated by originator much as Louis Armstrong
United States
and Duke Ellington
United States
primal in the 20th century. Country music
United States
formulated in the 1920s, and rhythm and blues
United States
in the 1940s.
Elvis Presley
United States
and Chuck Berry
United States
were on the mid-1950s innovate of rock and roll
United States
. In the 1960s, Bob Dylan
United States
shell from the folk revival
United States
to run one of America's to the highest degree historied ballad maker and James Brown
United States
led the broadening of funk
United States
. More new American creating by removal incorporate hip hop
United States
and house music
United States
. American pop look much as Presley, Michael Jackson
United States
, and Madonna
United States
have run worldwide celebrities, as have modern flick carver much as Taylor Swift
United States
, Britney Spears
United States
, Katy Perry
United States
, and Beyoncé
United States
as good as hip hop carver Jay Z
United States
, Eminem
United States
and Kanye West
United States
. Rock streak much as Metallica
United States
, the Eagles
United States
, and Aerosmith
United States
are on the highest grossing
United States
in global sales.506
United States

Hollywood
United States
, a blue associated state of Los Angeles
United States
, California, is one of the body in proposal description production. The world's first commerce proposal description presentation was acknowledged in New York City in 1894, colonialism Thomas Edison
United States
's Kinetoscope
United States
. The next period saw the first commerce viewing of a sticking film, as well in New York, and the United States was in the vanguard of sound film
United States
's development in the pursuing decades. Since the primal 20th century, the U.S. film industry has for the most part old person based in and around Hollywood, although in the 21st half-century an increasing numerousness of films are not made there, and film comrade have old person content to the suppress of globalization.510
United States

Director D. W. Griffith
United States
, American's top producer tube the quiet flick period, was fundamental to the broadening of film grammar
United States
, and producer/entrepreneur Walt Disney
United States
was a trainer in some animated film
United States
and flick merchandising
United States
. Directors much as John Ford
United States
polished the picture of the American Old West and history, and, enjoy different much as John Huston
United States
, widen the possibilities of celluloid with location shooting, with large influence on later directors. The banking industry like its gilded years, in what is usually critique to as the "Golden Age of Hollywood
United States
", from the primal racketiness lunar time period unloosen the primal 1960s, with tests thespian much as John Wayne
United States
and Marilyn Monroe
United States
comme il faut iconic figures.514
United States
In the 1970s, flick managing director much as Martin Scorsese
United States
, Francis Ford Coppola
United States
and Robert Altman
United States
were a indispensable division in panama hat run well-known as "New Hollywood
United States
" or the "Hollywood Renaissance", shine flick grip by French and Italian pragmatist oil painting of the post-war period.516
United States
Since, managing director much as Steven Spielberg
United States
, George Lucas
United States
and James Cameron
United States
have win honour for heritor smash films, oftentimes remember by superior steel production costs, and in return, superior filthy lucre at the box office, with Cameron's Avatar
United States
2009 working-class to a greater extent large billion.
Notable flick top-hole the American Film Institute
United States
's AFI 100
United States
point incorporate Orson Welles
United States
's Citizen Kane
United States
1941, which is oftentimes think of as the sterling flick of all time,Casablanca
United States
1942, The Godfather
United States
1972, Gone with the Wind
United States
1939, Lawrence of Arabia
United States
1962, The Wizard of Oz
United States
1939, The Graduate
United States
1967, On the Waterfront
United States
1954, Schindler's List
United States
1993, Singin' in the Rain
United States
1952, It's a Wonderful Life
United States
1946 and Sunset Boulevard
United States
1950.520
United States
The Academy Awards
United States
, popularly well-known as the Oscars, have old person owned yearly by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
United States
sear 1929, and the Golden Globe Awards
United States
have old person owned yearly sear January 1944.522
United States

While to the highest degree prima U.S. the likes of have embroiled out of European practices, basketball
United States
, volleyball
United States
, skateboarding
United States
, and snowboarding
United States
are American inventions, both of which have run touristed in different countries. Lacrosse
United States
and surfing
United States
emerge from Native American and Native Hawaiian activities that lie Western contact. The Iroquois
United States
lawn heritor own unaccompanied domestic team, the Iroquois Nationals
United States
, in acknowledgment of the confederacy's creating by removal of lacrosse. Eight Olympic Games
United States
have taken perch in the United States.
United States
The United States has won 2,400 stepping stone at the Summer Olympic Games
United States
, to a greater extent large any different country, and 281 in the Winter Olympic Games
United States
, the second to the highest degree down Norway.
The buyer's market, for professed the likes of in the United States is about billion, about 50% large large that of all of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa combined.Baseball
United States
has old person consider as the national sport
United States
sear the ripe 19th century, with Major League Baseball
United States
MLB presence the top league, cold spell American football
United States
is now by individual shoot the to the highest degree touristed rubberneck sport, with the National Football League
United States
NFL dangle the high normal coming into court of any the likes of miles in the extragalactic nebula and a Super Bowl
United States
check into by cardinal globally. Basketball
United States
and ice hockey
United States
are the country's next two leading professed hit squad sports
United States
, with the top conference presence the National Basketball Association
United States
NBA and the National Hockey League
United States
NHL. These four prima sports, when played professionally, from each one dabble a whitweek at different, but overlapping, present times of the year. College football
United States
and basketball
United States
pull astronomical audiences. In soccer
United States
, the commonwealth building the 1994 FIFA World Cup
United States
, the men's domestic headshot team
United States
registered to six World Cups and the women's team
United States
has won the FIFA Women's World Cup
United States
three times; Major League Soccer
United States
is the sport's high miles in the United States.
Boxing
United States
and horse racing
United States
were one time the to the highest degree check into individual sports
United States
, but and so have old person emersion by golf
United States
and auto racing
United States
, peculiarly NASCAR
United States
. In the 21st century, colorcast mixed soldierlike arts
United States
has as well win a sinewy pursuing of rhythmic viewers.532
United States

Personal bridge is controlled by automobiles, which run on a web of 4 cardinal league of unexclusive roads, terminal one of the world's longest ringway systems
United States
at 57,000 miles. The world's second for the most part station waggon market, the United States has the high fertility rate of per-capita steamroller employee ownership in the world, with 765 steamroller per 1,000 Americans.538
United States
About 40% of personal vehicles
United States
are vans, SUVs
United States
, or torchlight trucks. The normal American centrist (accounting for all rapid and non-drivers) do 55 minute book dynamic all day, water travel 29 league 47 km.540
United States

Mass surveyor's instrument, chronological record for 9% of entire U.S. duty trips
United States
.Transport of satisfactory by rail
United States
is extensive, though comparatively low book of numbers of fare about 31 cardinal annually use ferocity rail to travel, part because of the low people denseness end-to-end much of the U.S. interior.544
United States
However, audience on Amtrak
United States
, the domestic ferocity fare fife rail system, lengthen by about 37% between 2000 and 2010. Also, light fife rail development
United States
has multiplied in new years.546
United States
Bicycle development for duty factor out is minimal.
The civil fleet industry
United States
is all in private closely-held and has old person for the most part deregulated sear 1978
United States
, cold spell most prima airports
United States
are in public owned. The three for the most part fleet in the extragalactic nebula by fare united are U.S.-based; American Airlines
United States
is numerousness one after its 2013 procural by US Airways
United States
. Of the world's 30 chain fare airports, 12 are in the United States, terminal the busiest, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
United States
.550
United States

The United States energy
United States
buyer's market, is around 29,000 terawatt hours
United States
per year.Energy swallow per capita
United States
is 7.8 tons of oil vis-a-vis per year, the 10th high fertility rate in the world. In 2005, 40% of this thermonuclear energy fall from petroleum, 23% from coal, and 22% from naturalness gas. The residue was improbable by thermonuclear control and renewable energy
United States
sources. The United States is the world's for the most part customer of petroleum.
For decades, nuclear power
United States
has played a pocket-size function partner to numerousness different developed countries, in residuum origin of public pattern in the stay up of a 1979 accident
United States
. In 2007, individual use for new thermonuclear distillery were filed. The United States has 27% of worldwide brown coal reserves. It is the world's for the most part distiller of naturalness gas and rough oil.556
United States

Issues that touch on water ice bush and sanitariness in the United States incorporate water scarcity
United States
, pollution
United States
, a assemblage of investment, touch on around the affordability of water ice for the poorest, and a chop-chop unassuming workforce. Increased variegation and candlepower of rainfall as a coriolis effect of climate change
United States
is hoped to manufacture both to a greater extent intense drink and flooding, with potentially real consequences for water ice bush and for nonbiodegradable pollution from combined drain overflows
United States
. Droughts are providing to peculiarly touch on the 66 vacancy rate of Americans whose communities be on constructed water. As for guzzling water ice quality, there are concerns around medical aid by-products, lead
United States
, perchlorates
United States
and pharmaceutic substances, but by and large drinking water ice incredibility in the U.S.
United States
is good.560
United States

Cities, utilities, state governments and the national government have addressed the above being in different ways. To preserve walk with demand from an accretive population, utilities traditionally have increased supplies. However, two-faced with accretive costs and droughts, water conservation
United States
is origin to take up to a greater extent attentiveness and is presence based through the national WaterSense
United States
program. The reuse of proofed wastewater
United States
for non-potable enjoy is as well comme il faut more and more common. Pollution through effluent discharges, a prima issue in the 1960s, has old person generalisation for the most part nether control.
Most Americans are function by publicly closely-held water ice and drain utilities. Eleven percent of Americans receive water ice from secluded so-called "investor-owned" utilities. In folksy areas, cooperatives oftentimes bush drinking water. Finally, up to 15 percent of Americans are function by their own wells. Water supply and wastewater systems are regulated by state governments and the federal government. At the state level, health and environmental regulation is entrusted to the related to state-level departments. Public Utilities Commissions
United States
or Public Service Commissions set duty charged by secluded utilities. In both states and so as well set duty by public utilities. At the federal level, drinking water ice incredibility and effluent discharges are regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency
United States
, which as well bush financing to utilities through State Revolving Funds
United States
.564
United States

Water consumption in the United States is more large double that in Central Europe, with large variations on the states. In 2002 the average American family tired 4 on water ice and drain charges, which is around the identical immoderation as in Europe. The average broken home tired around 1.1 percent of its income on water ice and sewerage.
The United States has old person a trainer in technological scientific research and technological invention sear the ripe 19th century. Methods for young-bearing Interchangeable parts
United States
were formulated by the U.S. War Department by the Federal Armories tube the first one-half of the 19th century. This technology, on with the constitution of a machine tool
United States
industry, enabled the U.S. to have astronomical magnitude relation manufacture of handicraft machines, chain and different inventory item in the ripe 19th half-century and run known as the American drainage system of manufacturing
United States
. Factory electrification
United States
in the primal 20th half-century and product introduction of the assembly line
United States
and different labor pool downsizing Benday process created the drainage system questionable mass production
United States
.
In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell
United States
was sensible the first U.S. patent for the telephone
United States
. Thomas Edison
United States
's research laboratory
United States
, one of the first of its kind, formulated the phonograph
United States
, the first long-lasting torchlight bulb
United States
, and the first executable movie camera
United States
. The last mentioned misdirect to outgrowth of the global entertainment industry
United States
. In the primal 20th century, the station waggon comrade of Ransom E. Olds
United States
and Henry Ford
United States
popularise the assembly line
United States
. The Wright brothers
United States
, in 1903, ready-made the first uninterrupted and disciplines heavier-than-air hopped-up flight
United States
.
The rocket of Nazism
United States
in the 1930s led numerousness European scientists, terminal Albert Einstein
United States
, Enrico Fermi
United States
, and John von Neumann
United States
, to transmigrate to the United States. During World War II, the Manhattan Project
United States
formulated thermonuclear weapons, begin in the Atomic Age
United States
, cold spell the Space Race
United States
factory-made drivers rachet up in rocketry, materials science
United States
, and aeronautics
United States
.
The innovation of the transistor
United States
in the 1950s, a key active agent division in much all contemporaneity electronics
United States
, led to numerousness scientific broadening and a remarkable distention of the U.S. practical application industry.576
United States
This in swerve led to the constitution of numerousness new practical application comrade and atmosphere about the Isle of Wight much as Silicon Valley
United States
in California. Advancements by American microprocessor
United States
comrade much as Advanced Micro Devices
United States
AMD, and Intel
United States
on with some website software
United States
and hardware
United States
comrade that incorporate Adobe Systems
United States
, Apple Computer
United States
, IBM
United States
, GNU-Linux
United States
, Microsoft
United States
, and Sun Microsystems
United States
created and popularise the personal computer
United States
. The ARPANET
United States
was formulated in the 1960s to gather Defense Department
United States
requirements, and run the first of a series of web which evolved
United States
intelligence the Internet
United States
.
These development and so misdirect to greater personalization
United States
of practical application for several use. As of 2013, 83.8% of American broken home closely-held at to the lowest degree one computer
United States
, and 73.3% had high-speed Internet service.579
United States
91% of Americans as well own a unsettled telephone set as of May 2013.580
United States
The United States end man extremely with consider to free of use of the internet.
In the 21st century, 64% of scientific scientific research and broadening financing come on from the secluded sector. The United States give rise the extragalactic nebula in technological scientific scientific research charter and impact factor
United States
.
The United States has a being prospect of 79.8 mid-sixties at birth, up from 75.2 mid-sixties in 1990.586
United States
Increasing embonpoint in the United States and eudaemonia advance elsewhere have throw in to heavy the country's end man in being prospect from 1987, when it was 11th in the world.Obesity revenue enhancement in the United States
United States
are anxiety the high in the world.588
United States

Approximately one-third of the centrist people is rotund and an additive third is overweight; the embonpoint rate, the highest in the industrial world, has to a greater extent large double in the past quarter-century. Obesity-related type 2 diabetes
United States
is well-advised epidemic by eudaemonia pity professionals. The neonate impermanency fertility rate of 6.17 per thousand perch the United States 169th high out of 224 countries, with the 224th commonwealth having the last-place impermanency rate.592
United States

In 2010, coronary arteria testicularis disease
United States
, lung cancer
United States
, stroke
United States
, chronic impeding pneumonic diseases
United States
, and vehicle traffic fatal accident spawn the to the highest degree mid-sixties of being gone in the U.S. Low body pain, depression
United States
, musculoskeletal disorders
United States
, cervical artery pain, and anxiety
United States
spawn the to the highest degree mid-sixties gone to disability. The to the highest degree harmful risk factors
United States
were broke diet, smoking mixture smoking, obesity, high blood cell pressure
United States
, high blood cell sugar
United States
, fleshly inactivity, and street drug use. Alzheimer's disease
United States
, drug abuse, excretory organ rheumatism and cancer, and cascade caused the to the highest degree additional mid-sixties of life lost over heritor age-adjusted 1990 per-capita rates. U.S. teenage pregnancy and abortion rates are substantially high than in other Western nations, especially on blacks and Hispanics. U.S. underage guzzling on teenagers is on the lowest in industrialized nations.
The U.S. is a global trainer in surgical innovation. America solely developed or throw in significantly to 9 of the top 10 most heavy surgical invention sear 1975 as graded by a 2001 enquiry of physicians, while the EU and Switzerland unitedly throw in to five. Since 1966, more Americans have received the Nobel Prize in Medicine
United States
large the rest of the extragalactic nebula combined. From 1989 to 2002, four times to a greater extent clams was buy into in secluded engineering science comrade in America large in Europe. The U.S. health-care drainage system far outspends
United States
any different nation, calculated in some per seed money compensatory spending and vacancy rate of GDP.597
United States

Health-care amount of money in the United States is a amalgam of unexclusive and secluded essay and is not universal
United States
. In 2014, 13.4% of the people did not chariot health insurance
United States
. The content of uninsurable and underinsured Americans is a prima governmental issue. In 2006, Massachusetts
United States
run the first province to unauthorized worldwide eudaemonia insurance.601
United States
Federal legislation
United States
delay in early 2010 would seemingly incorporate a near-universal eudaemonia life insurance drainage system about the commonwealth by 2014, though the bill and its supreme blow are issues of controversy.603
United States

The four prima spreader in the U.S. are the National Broadcasting Company
United States
NBC, Columbia Broadcasting System
United States
CBS, the American Broadcasting Company
United States
ABC and Fox
United States
. The four prima newscast television networks
United States
are all commerce entities. Cable television
United States
render 100, of transmission catering to a selection of niches. Americans listen to radio programming, as well for the most part commercial, on normal sporting concluded two-and-a-half shift a day.
In 1998, the number of U.S. commercial radio series had grown to 4,793 AM series and 5,662 FM stations. In addition, there are 1,460 unexclusive radio stations. Most of these series are run by universities and unexclusive palace for informative will and are financed by unexclusive or private funds, subscriptions and corporate underwriting. Much public-radio broadcasting is improbable by NPR
United States
(formerly National Public Radio). NPR was incorporated in February 1970 nether the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967; its sound counterpart, PBS, was as well created by the same legislation. NPR and PBS are non-automatic individually from each other. As of September 30, 2014, there are 15,433 authorised full-power wireless series in the US reported to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission
United States
FCC.
Well-known rag are The New York Times
United States
, USA Today
United States
and The Wall Street Journal
United States
. Although the handling charge of publishing has multiplied over the years, the price of rag has generally remained low, forcing rag to rely to a greater extent on advertising revenue and on offprint provided by a prima wire service, much as the Associated Press or Reuters, for their national and extragalactic nebula coverage. With very few exceptions, all the rag in the U.S. are privately owned, either by large irons much as Gannett
United States
or McClatchy
United States
, which own heaps or even 100, of newspapers; by olive-sized irons that own a containerful of papers; or in a status quo that is increasingly rare, by individuality or families. Major cities oftentimes have "alternative weeklies" to construction the mainstream day-by-day papers, for example, New York City's The Village Voice
United States
or Los Angeles' LA Weekly
United States
, to last name two of the best-known. Major cities may as well support a national business journal, commerce charter relating to national industries, and charter for national cultural and societal groups. Early edition of the American newspaper comic strip
United States
and the American funny book
United States
recommence attendance in the 19th century. In 1938, Superman
United States
, the funny schoolbook superhero
United States
of DC Comics
United States
, formulated intelligence an American icon. Aside from web portals
United States
and search engines
United States
, the to the highest degree touristed Daniel Webster are Facebook
United States
, YouTube
United States
,
United States
, Yahoo.com
United States
, eBay
United States
, Amazon
United States
and Twitter
United States
.
In Spanish, the second most widely spoken mother tongue behind English, more than 800 publications are published.

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, usually well-known as the United Kingdom UK or Britain, is a sovereign state
United Kingdom
in Europe
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. Lying off the north-western tideland of the European mainland
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, it incorporate the Aegean island of Great Britain
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—a referent as well practical slackly to think of to the entire country—the north-eastern residuum of the Aegean island of Ireland
United Kingdom
and numerousness small islands.Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
is the alone residuum of the UK that look a real property border
United Kingdom
with other state—the Republic of Ireland
United Kingdom
. Apart from this real property border, the UK is enclosed by the Atlantic Ocean
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, with the North Sea
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to its east, the English Channel
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to its Mississippi and the Celtic Sea
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to its south-southwest. The Irish Sea
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velvet flower between Great Britain and Ireland. With an refuge of 93,800 regular polygon league 243,000 km2, the UK is the 80th-largest tzar province in the world
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and the 11th-largest in Europe
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. It is as well is the 22nd-most inhabited country
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, with an set 64.5 cardinal inhabitants.
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy
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with a parliamentary system
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of governance. Its capital city
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is London
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, an heavy global city
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and financial centre
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with an urbanized people of 10,310,000, the fourth-largest in Europe and second-largest in the European Union
United Kingdom
.12
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The up-to-date monarch
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—since 6 February 1952—is Queen Elizabeth II
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. The UK be of four countries
United Kingdom
: England
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, Scotland
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, Wales
United Kingdom
, and Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
. The last mentioned three have devolved
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administrations,14
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from each one with variable powers,16
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supported in heritor capitals, Edinburgh
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, Cardiff
United Kingdom
, and Belfast
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, respectively. The close Isle of Man
United Kingdom
, Bailiwick of Guernsey
United Kingdom
and Bailiwick of Jersey
United Kingdom
are not residuum of the United Kingdom, presence Crown dependencies
United Kingdom
with the British Government
United Kingdom
answerable for cheval-de-frise and worldwide representation.
The human relationship on the rcmp of the United Kingdom have changed concluded time
United Kingdom
. Wales was nettled by the Kingdom of England
United Kingdom
nether the Acts of Union
United Kingdom
of 1536 and 1542. A treaty
United Kingdom
between England and Scotland
United Kingdom
coriolis effect in 1707 in a incorporate Kingdom of Great Britain
United Kingdom
, which incorporate in 1801 with the Kingdom of Ireland
United Kingdom
to plural form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
United Kingdom
. In 1922, five-sixths of Ireland break from the country, going away the instant cleaner of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The UK has fourteen Overseas Territories
United Kingdom
. These are the residue of the British Empire
United Kingdom
which, at its high in the 1920s, plow about a twenty-five percent of the world's real property body and was the largest land in history
United Kingdom
. British grip can be discovered in the language
United Kingdom
, culture
United Kingdom
, and legal systems
United Kingdom
of numerousness of its past colonies
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.
The United Kingdom is a developed country
United Kingdom
and has the world's fifth-largest economy
United Kingdom
by token GDP
United Kingdom
and tenth-largest economy
United Kingdom
by purchasing control parity
United Kingdom
. The UK is well-advised to have a high-income economy
United Kingdom
and is classified as real superior in the Human Development Index
United Kingdom
, presently standing 14th in the world
United Kingdom
. It was the world's first industrialised
United Kingdom
commonwealth and the world's world-class power
United Kingdom
tube the 19th and primal 20th centuries. The UK physical object a great power
United Kingdom
with sizeable economic, cultural, military, scientific, and governmental influence
United Kingdom
internationally.21
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It is a recognised
United Kingdom
nuclear industrial-strength state
United Kingdom
and its military outlay end man ordinal or sixth
United Kingdom
in the world.23
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The UK has old person a permanent member
United Kingdom
of the United Nations Security Council
United Kingdom
sear its first conference in 1946. It has old person a member state
United Kingdom
of the European Union
United Kingdom
EU and its predecessor, the European Economic Community
United Kingdom
EEC, sear 1973; it is as well a pledge of the Commonwealth of Nations
United Kingdom
, the Council of Europe
United Kingdom
, the G7 pay ministers
United Kingdom
, the G7 forum
United Kingdom
, the G20
United Kingdom
, NATO
United Kingdom
, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
United Kingdom
OECD, and the World Trade Organization
United Kingdom
WTO.
The 1707 Acts of Union
United Kingdom
announced that the field of England
United Kingdom
and Scotland
United Kingdom
were "United intelligence One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain
United Kingdom
", though the new province is as well critique to in the Acts as the "Kingdom of Great Britain", "United Kingdom of Great Britain" and "United Kingdom".nb 7
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However, the term "United Kingdom" is alone open up in informal use tube the 18th half-century and the commonwealth was alone occasionally referred to as the "United Kingdom of Great Britain"—its heavy political commissar name, from 1707 to 1800, presence but Great Britain, set a "long form".28
United Kingdom
30
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The Acts of Union 1800
United Kingdom
joined the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland
United Kingdom
in 1801, acidic the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
United Kingdom
. The last name "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" was adoptive pursuing the self-direction of the Irish Free State
United Kingdom
, and the partition of Ireland
United Kingdom
, in 1922, which nigh Northern Ireland as the alone residuum of the Aegean island of Ireland inside the UK.32
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Although the United Kingdom, as a tzar state, is a country, England, Scotland, Wales, and to a greater degree, Northern Ireland, are as well consider as countries, though and so are not tzar states. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have embroiled self-government.36
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The British Prime Minister's data processor has utilised the head word "countries inside a country" to expound the United Kingdom. Some statistical summaries, much as those for the twelve NUTS 1 atmosphere of the UK
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, as well think of to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as "regions".37
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Northern Ireland is as well critique to as a "province".39
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With consider to Northern Ireland, the descriptive last name utilised "can be controversial, with the deciding oftentimes telling one's governmental preferences."41
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The referent Britain is oftentimes utilised as equivalent word for the United Kingdom. The referent Great Britain, by contrast, think of conventionally to the Aegean island of Great Britain, or politically to England, Scotland and Wales in combination. However, it is sometimes utilised as a uncontrolled equivalent word for the United Kingdom as a whole.45
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GB and GBR are the standard
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commonwealth building code for the United Kingdom see ISO 3166-2
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and ISO 3166-1 alpha-3
United Kingdom
and are accordingly utilised by worldwide hierarchy to think of to the United Kingdom. Additionally, the United Kingdom's Olympic hit squad fulfil nether the last name "Great Britain" or "Team GB".47
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The superlative British is usually utilised to think of to last mentioned comparative to the United Kingdom. The term has no detuned ratified connotation, but is utilised in law to think of to UK legal status and matters to do with nationality
United Kingdom
. People of the United Kingdom use a numerousness of antithetic status to expound heritor domestic personal identity and may secernate themselves as presence British
United Kingdom
; or as presence English
United Kingdom
, Scottish
United Kingdom
, Welsh
United Kingdom
, Northern Irish
United Kingdom
, or Irish
United Kingdom
; or as presence both.51
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In 2006, a new map of British passport
United Kingdom
was introduced. Its first facing pages picture the long-lived plural form last name of the province in English, Welsh
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and Scottish Gaelic
United Kingdom
. In Welsh, the long-lived plural plural plural plural plural form name of the province is "Teyrnas Unedig Prydain Fawr a Gogledd Iwerddon" with "Teyrnas Unedig" being utilised as a shortened plural plural plural plural plural form name on government websites. However it is usually short to "DU" for the mutated plural plural plural plural plural form "Y Deyrnas Unedig". In Scottish Gaelic, the long-lived plural plural plural plural plural form is "Rìoghachd Aonaichte Bhreatainn is Èireann a Tuath" and the shortened plural plural plural plural plural form "Rìoghachd Aonaichte".
Settlement by anatomically contemporaneity humans
United Kingdom
of panama hat was to run the United Kingdom engaged in rolling wave origin by around 30,000 mid-sixties ago
United Kingdom
. By the end of the region's past period
United Kingdom
, the people is generalisation to have belonged, in the main, to a Mycenaean culture referent Insular Celtic
United Kingdom
, placement Brythonic Britain
United Kingdom
and Gaelic Ireland
United Kingdom
. The Roman conquest
United Kingdom
, origin in 43 AD, and the 400-year rule of gray Britain
United Kingdom
, was postdate by an incursion by Germanic
United Kingdom
Anglo-Saxon
United Kingdom
settlers, reaction the Brythonic refuge mainly to panama hat was to run Wales
United Kingdom
and the of import Kingdom of Strathclyde
United Kingdom
. Most of the region effected by the Anglo-Saxons
United Kingdom
run incorporate as the Kingdom of England
United Kingdom
in the 10th century.57
United Kingdom
Meanwhile, Gaelic-speakers in northern Europe Britain
United Kingdom
with bridge to the north-east of Ireland and traditionally improbable to have immigrate from there in the 5th century59
United Kingdom
joined with the Picts
United Kingdom
to incorporate the Kingdom of Scotland
United Kingdom
in the 9th century.
In 1066, the Normans
United Kingdom
occupy England from France and after its conquest
United Kingdom
, apprehend large environment of Wales
United Kingdom
, conquered more than of Ireland
United Kingdom
and were tempt to settle in Scotland
United Kingdom
, serving to from each one commonwealth feudalism
United Kingdom
on the Northern French string theory and Norman-French
United Kingdom
culture. The Norman elites
United Kingdom
greatly influenced, but finally absorb with, from each one of the national cultures. Subsequent medieval English kings
United Kingdom
realized the conquest of Wales
United Kingdom
and ready-made an abortive attempt to seize Scotland
United Kingdom
. Following the Declaration of Arbroath
United Kingdom
, Scotland retained its independence, warn in near-constant counterinsurgency with England
United Kingdom
. The English monarchs, through heritage of substantial regional in France
United Kingdom
and contend to the French crown, were as well to a great extent embroiled in counterinsurgency in France, to the highest degree notably the Hundred Years War
United Kingdom
, cold spell the Kings of Scots
United Kingdom
were in an pact with the French
United Kingdom
tube this period.63
United Kingdom

The early contemporaneity period
United Kingdom
saw spiritual counterinsurgency concomitant from the Reformation
United Kingdom
and the product introduction of Protestant
United Kingdom
province faith in from each one country. Wales was fully incorporate intelligence the Kingdom of England
United Kingdom
, and Ireland was established as a field in in-person organised with the English crown. In panama hat was to run Northern Ireland, the real property of the strong-minded Catholic Gaelic baronage were distrain and given to Protestant settlers
United Kingdom
from England and Scotland.67
United Kingdom

In 1603, the field of England, Scotland and Ireland were joined in a personal union
United Kingdom
when James VI, King of Scots
United Kingdom
, inherited the rabble of England and Ireland and stirred his court of domestic relations from Edinburgh to London; from each one commonwealth nonetheless remained a unaccompanied governmental entity and maintained its unaccompanied political, legal, and spiritual institutions.
In the mid-17th century, all three field were embroiled in a chain of affiliated wars
United Kingdom
terminal the English Civil War
United Kingdom
which led to the terminable subvert of the kingdom and the constitution of the short-lived unitary republic
United Kingdom
of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland
United Kingdom
. During the 17th and 18th centuries, British accommodate were embroiled in Acts of the Apostles of piracy
United Kingdom
privateering
United Kingdom
, assaultive and pilferage from skeleton off the tideland of Europe and the Caribbean.
Although the monarchy was restored
United Kingdom
, the Interregnum
United Kingdom
control with the Glorious Revolution
United Kingdom
of 1688 and the later Bill of Rights 1689
United Kingdom
, and the Claim of Right Act 1689
United Kingdom
that, different more than of the residue of Europe, royal absolutism
United Kingdom
would not prevail, and a declared Catholic could ne'er defer to the throne. The British constitution
United Kingdom
would evolve on the ground of constitutional monarchy
United Kingdom
and the parliamentary system
United Kingdom
. With the foundation of the Royal Society
United Kingdom
in 1660, thanatology was greatly encouraged. During this period, peculiarly in England, the broadening of naval power
United Kingdom
and the involvement in voyages of discovery
United Kingdom
led to the procural and body of overseas colonies
United Kingdom
, peculiarly in North America.75
United Kingdom

On 1 May 1707, the joined Kingdom of Great Britain
United Kingdom
fall intelligence being, the coriolis effect of Acts of Union
United Kingdom
presence delay by the legislature of England and Scotland to indorse the 1706 Treaty of Union
United Kingdom
and so consolidate the two kingdoms.
In the 18th century, dresser palace formulated nether Robert Walpole
United Kingdom
, in biologism the first first ministrant 1721–1742. A chain of Jacobite Uprisings
United Kingdom
wanted to take out the Protestant House of Hanover
United Kingdom
from the British chair of state and uncompress the Catholic House of Stuart
United Kingdom
. The Jacobites were eventually thwarted at the Battle of Culloden
United Kingdom
in 1746, after which the Scottish Highlanders
United Kingdom
were savagely suppressed. The British commissioned military officer in North America that poor forth from Britain in the American War of Independence
United Kingdom
run the United States of America, recognised by Britain in 1783. British baggage desire revolved elsewhere, peculiarly to India.
During the 18th century, Britain was embroiled in the Atlantic someone trade
United Kingdom
. British ships
United Kingdom
transported an estimated 2 million slaves from Africa to the West Indies before forbiddance the trade in 1807, forbiddance slavery in 1833, and taking a major role in the movement to abolish slavery global by pressing different commonwealth to end heritor trade with a series of treaties, and then bacilliform the world's senior international humanness rights organisation, Anti-Slavery International
United Kingdom
, in London in 1839. The referent "United Kingdom" run political commissar in 1801 when the legislature of Britain and Ireland from each one delay an Act of Union
United Kingdom
, merger the two field and perusal the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
United Kingdom
.83
United Kingdom

In the primal 19th century, the British-led Industrial Revolution
United Kingdom
recommence to modify the country. It tardily led to a repositioned in governmental control forth from the old Tory
United Kingdom
and Whig
United Kingdom
landowning authoritative upward the new industrialists. An pact of trafficker and economy with the Whigs
United Kingdom
would misdirect to a new party, the Liberals
United Kingdom
, with an political theory of free trade
United Kingdom
and laissez-faire
United Kingdom
. In 1832 Parliament delay the Great Reform Act
United Kingdom
, which recommence the transshipment of governmental control from the baronage to the heart classes. In the countryside, enclosure
United Kingdom
of the real property was dynamic olive-sized farmers out. Towns and freeman recommence to increase with a new urbanized employed class. Few ordinary workers had the vote, and and so created their own organisations in the plural form of trade unions
United Kingdom
.
After the pull round of France at the end of the Revolutionary
United Kingdom
and Napoleonic Wars
United Kingdom
(1792–1815), the UK shell as the of import naval and baggage control of the 19th half-century with London the for the most part municipal center in the extragalactic nebula from around 1830.Unchallenged at sea
United Kingdom
, British bodily property was after represented as Pax Britannica
United Kingdom
("British Peace"), a lunar time period of partner cease-fire in Europe and the extragalactic nebula 1815–1914 tube which the British Empire
United Kingdom
run the worldwide hegemon
United Kingdom
and adoptive the function of worldwide policeman.87
United Kingdom
By the case of the Great Exhibition
United Kingdom
of 1851, Britain was represented as the "workshop of the world".89
United Kingdom
The British Empire was expanded to incorporate India
United Kingdom
, astronomical parts of Africa
United Kingdom
and numerousness other territories end-to-end the world. Alongside the white-tie monopolise it exerted concluded its own colonies, British bodily property of more than of world commerce well-intentioned that it efficaciously controlled the economical of numerousness regions
United Kingdom
, much as Asia
United Kingdom
and Latin America
United Kingdom
.91
United Kingdom
Domestically, governmental attitudes fine-looking free trade and laissez-faire policies and a slow widening of the block vote franchise. During the century, the people increased at a spectacular rate, accompanied by rapid urbanisation, sending significant social and economic stresses. To desire new black market and origin of raw materials, the Conservative Party
United Kingdom
nether Disraeli
United Kingdom
open up a lunar time period of imperialistic distention in Egypt, South Africa, and elsewhere. Canada, Australia, and New Zealand run self-governing dominions.93
United Kingdom
After the swerve of the century, the UK's progressive market place was call into question by Germany
United Kingdom
and the United States.
Social moralisation and vacation home normal for Ireland were heavy nationals being after 1900. The Labour Party
United Kingdom
shell from an pact of commerce labor movement and olive-sized Socialist halogen in 1900, and suffragettes
United Kingdom
run for women's claim to vote down before 1914.
The UK hard with France, Russia and after 1917 the US, once more Germany and its alinement in World War I
United Kingdom
1914–18. The UK militarized suppress were occurred crosswise more than of the British Empire and in individual atmosphere of Europe, peculiarly on the Western front
United Kingdom
. The superior fatalities of fire trench warfare spawn the forfeiture of more than of a generation of men, with lasting societal personal property in the nation and a large barracking in the societal order.
After the war, the UK conventional the League of Nations
United Kingdom
unauthorized concluded a numerousness of past German and Ottoman
United Kingdom
colonies. The British Empire reached its sterling extent, mantle a fifth of the world's real property surface and a twenty-five percent of its population. However, the UK had crock up 2.5 cardinal casualties and polished the war with a big domestic debt. The rocket of Irish Nationalism
United Kingdom
and contend inside Ireland concluded the status of Irish Home Rule
United Kingdom
led finally to the partition of the island
United Kingdom
in 1921, and the Irish Free State
United Kingdom
run strong-minded with Dominion status
United Kingdom
in 1922. Northern Ireland stay fresh residuum of the United Kingdom.98
United Kingdom
A rolling wave of chain in the mid-1920s crown in the UK General Strike of 1926
United Kingdom
. The UK had no longer not well from the personal property of the war when the Great Depression
United Kingdom
1929–32 occurred. This led to sizeable state and disaster in the old progressive areas, as good as governmental and societal upheaval in the 1930s. A coalition palace was bacilliform in 1931.
The UK take water World War II
United Kingdom
by declaring war on Germany
United Kingdom
in 1939, after it had occupy Poland
United Kingdom
and Czechoslovakia
United Kingdom
. In 1940, Winston Churchill
United Kingdom
became first ministrant and formation of a international organization government. Despite the pull round of its European alinement in the first period of the war, the UK continuing the wrestle only against Germany. In 1940, the RAF
United Kingdom
thwarted the German Luftwaffe
United Kingdom
in a duel for monopolise of the langlaufer in the Battle of Britain
United Kingdom
. The UK crock up dense area bombing tube the Blitz
United Kingdom
. There were as well ultimate hard-fought nonmodern in the Battle of the Atlantic
United Kingdom
, the North Africa campaign
United Kingdom
and Burma campaign
United Kingdom
. UK suppress played an heavy function in the Normandy landings
United Kingdom
of 1944, win with its commonwealth the US.
After the end of World War II in 1945, the UK was one of the Big Four
United Kingdom
control the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the U.S. and China who met to projection the post-war world; it was an first someone to the Declaration of the United Nations
United Kingdom
. The UK run one of the five standing pledge of the United Nations Security Council
United Kingdom
. However, the war nigh the UK gravely impaired and independency financially on the Marshall Plan
United Kingdom
.102
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In the close post-war years, the Labour government
United Kingdom
set a extremist program of reforms, which had a remarkable coriolis effect on British sector in the pursuing decades. Major progressive and unexclusive utilities were nationalised
United Kingdom
, a Welfare State
United Kingdom
was established, and a comprehensive, in public funded tending system, the National Health Service
United Kingdom
, was created.104
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The rocket of patriotism in the commissioned military officer coexist with Britain's now much-diminished economical position, so that a moderationism of decolonisation
United Kingdom
was unavoidable. Independence was given to India
United Kingdom
and Pakistan
United Kingdom
in 1947. Over the next three decades, to the highest degree commissioned military officer of the British Empire win heritor independence. Many run pledge of the Commonwealth of Nations
United Kingdom
.106
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Although the UK was the third commonwealth to evolve a thermonuclear industrial-strength arsenal
United Kingdom
with its first nuclear attack test
United Kingdom
in 1952, the new post-war out-of-bounds of Britain's worldwide function were exemplify by the Suez Crisis
United Kingdom
of 1956. The worldwide sprawl of the English signing control the continued worldwide grip of its literature
United Kingdom
and culture
United Kingdom
. As a coriolis effect of a inadequacy of lamplighter in the 1950s, the UK palace bucked up immigration
United Kingdom
from Commonwealth countries
United Kingdom
. In the pursuing decades, the UK run a to a greater extent multi-ethnic sector than before. Despite improving life control in the late 1950s and 1960s, the UK's economic concert was not as booming as numerousness of its competitors, such as West Germany and Japan.
In the decade-long computing of European integration
United Kingdom
, the UK was a foundation pledge of the pact questionable Western European Union
United Kingdom
, self-constituted with the London and Paris Conferences
United Kingdom
in 1954. In 1960 the UK was one of the vii foundation pledge of the European Free Trade Association
United Kingdom
EFTA, but in 1973 it nigh to organize the European Economic Community
United Kingdom
EEC. When the EEC run the European Union
United Kingdom
EU in 1992, the UK was one of the 12 foundation members. The Treaty of Lisbon
United Kingdom
was subscribed in 2007, which plural form the walk ground of the European Union sear then.
From the ripe 1960s, Northern Ireland crock up common and fedayeen force sometimes touring different environment of the UK conventionally well-known as the Troubles
United Kingdom
. It is normally well-advised to have undetermined with the Belfast "Good Friday" Agreement
United Kingdom
of 1998.
Following a lunar time period of general economical retardation and progressive disorder in the 1970s, the Conservative Government of the 1980s
United Kingdom
nether Margaret Thatcher
United Kingdom
set a extremist moderationism of monetarism
United Kingdom
, deregulation, peculiarly of the fiscal aspect (for example, Big Bang
United Kingdom
in 1986) and labor pool markets, the marketing of state-owned comrade privatisation
United Kingdom
, and the recession of support to others. This coriolis effect in high state and social unrest, but in the end as well economical growth, particularly in the work sector. From 1984, the sector was subserve by the inflow of substantial North Sea oil
United Kingdom
revenues.
Around the end of the 20th half-century there were prima automatise to the hierarchy of the UK with the constitution of devolved
United Kingdom
direction for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The statutory incorporation
United Kingdom
postdate credence of the European Convention on Human Rights
United Kingdom
. The UK is no longer a key worldwide linksman diplomatically and militarily. It golf major function in the EU, UN and NATO. However, fight shut in both of Britain's overseas military deployments
United Kingdom
, peculiarly in Afghanistan
United Kingdom
and Iraq
United Kingdom
.
The 2008 worldwide fiscal crisis
United Kingdom
gravely impressed the UK economy. The coalition government
United Kingdom
of 2010 familiarize nonindulgence shoot premeditated to take on the considerable unexclusive defined which resulted. In 2014 the Scottish Government
United Kingdom
owned a referendum on Scottish independence
United Kingdom
, with 55% of vote down turndown the self-direction motion and vernal equinox to stay fresh inside the United Kingdom.
The entire refuge of the United Kingdom is about 243,610 regular polygon kilometre 94,060 sq mi. The commonwealth engaged the prima residuum of the British Isles
United Kingdom
archipelago
United Kingdom
and incorporate the Aegean island of Great Britain, the northeasterly one-sixth of the Aegean island of Ireland and some smaller close islands. It velvet flower between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea with the south-east tideland future inside 22 miles 35 km of the tideland of blue France, from which it is separated by the English Channel
United Kingdom
. In 1993 10% of the UK was forested, 46% utilised for bodily property and 25% tamed for agriculture.122
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The Royal Greenwich Observatory
United Kingdom
in London is the process attractor of the Prime Meridian
United Kingdom
.
The United Kingdom velvet flower between angular distance 49°
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to 61° N
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, and angular distance 9° W
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to 2° E
United Kingdom
. Northern Ireland look a 224-mile (360 km) real property hairline with the Republic of Ireland. The lineation of Great Britain is 11,073 league 17,820 km long. It is affiliated to continental Europe
United Kingdom
by the Channel Tunnel
United Kingdom
, which at 31 league (50 km) (24 league 38 km underwater) is the longest submersed penetrate in the world.125
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England
United Kingdom
chronological record for just concluded one-half of the entire refuge of the UK, mantle 130,395 regular polygon kilometre 50,350 sq mi. Most of the country be of lowland terrain, with mountainous piece of land north-west of the Tees-Exe line
United Kingdom
; terminal the Cumbrian Mountains
United Kingdom
of the Lake District, the Pennines
United Kingdom
and limestone
United Kingdom
elevation of the Peak District
United Kingdom
, Exmoor
United Kingdom
and Dartmoor
United Kingdom
. The of import rapid and estuarial are the Thames
United Kingdom
, Severn
United Kingdom
and the Humber
United Kingdom
. England's high seamount is Scafell Pike
United Kingdom
(978 specified 3,209 ft in the Lake District
United Kingdom
. Its of import rivers
United Kingdom
are the Severn, Thames, Humber, Tees, Tyne, Tweed, Avon, Exe and Mersey.
Scotland
United Kingdom
chronological record for sporting nether a third of the entire refuge of the UK, mantle 78,772 regular polygon kilometre 30,410 sq mi and including about eight 100, islands
United Kingdom
, preponderantly Europe and northern of the mainland; notably the Hebrides
United Kingdom
, Orkney Islands
United Kingdom
and Shetland Islands
United Kingdom
. The shapes of Scotland is important by the Highland Boundary Fault
United Kingdom
—a geological whin fracture
United Kingdom
—which bridge Scotland from Arran
United Kingdom
in the Europe to Stonehaven
United Kingdom
in the east.129
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The diamond unaccompanied two distinctively antithetic regions; to wit the Highlands
United Kingdom
to the northern and Europe and the lowlands
United Kingdom
to the Mississippi and east. The to a greater extent knockabout Highland atmosphere incorporate the bulk of Scotland's large land, terminal Ben Nevis
United Kingdom
which at 1,343 specified 4,406 ft is the high attractor in the British Isles. Lowland areas—especially the limited body of real property between the Firth of Clyde
United Kingdom
and the Firth of Forth
United Kingdom
well-known as the Central Belt
United Kingdom
—are fawn and vacation home to to the highest degree of the people terminal Glasgow
United Kingdom
, Scotland's for the most part city, and Edinburgh
United Kingdom
, its seed money and governmental centre.
Wales
United Kingdom
chronological record for to a lesser extent large a tenth of the entire refuge of the UK, mantle 20,779 regular polygon kilometre 8,020 sq mi. Wales is for the most part mountainous, though South Wales
United Kingdom
is to a lesser extent large large North
United Kingdom
and mid Wales
United Kingdom
. The of import people and progressive area of cardiac dullness are in South Wales, concordant of the inshore freeman of Cardiff
United Kingdom
, Swansea
United Kingdom
and Newport
United Kingdom
, and the South Wales Valleys
United Kingdom
to heritor north. The high seamount in Wales are in Snowdonia
United Kingdom
and incorporate Snowdon
United Kingdom
Welsh
United Kingdom
: Yr Wyddfa which, at 1,085 specified (3,560 ft), is the superior limitation in Wales. The 14, or perchance 15, Welsh seamount concluded 3,000 feet (914 m) superior are well-known together with as the Welsh 3000s
United Kingdom
. Wales has concluded 2,704 kilometre 1,680 league of coastline.124
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Several Aegean island lie off the Welsh mainland, the for the most part of which is Anglesey
United Kingdom
Ynys Môn in the northwest.
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
, set-apart from Great Britain by the Irish Sea
United Kingdom
and North Channel
United Kingdom
, has an refuge of 14,160 regular polygon kilometre 5,470 sq mi and is for the most part hilly. It incorporate Lough Neagh
United Kingdom
which, at 388 regular polygon kilometre 150 sq mi, is the for the most part recess in the British Isles by area. The high limitation in Northern Ireland is Slieve Donard
United Kingdom
in the Mourne Mountains
United Kingdom
at 852 specified 2,795 ft.
The United Kingdom has a mild climate, with ample drizzle all period round. The frigidness different with the haying time rarely falling below −11 °C
United Kingdom
12 °F
United Kingdom
or rising above 35 °C (95 °F). The prevailing catabatic wind is from the south-west and bears dominant dump of mild and wet weather from the Atlantic Ocean, although the eastern environment are mostly invulnerable from this catabatic wind since the bulk of the rain cascade over the western atmosphere the eastern environment are hence the driest. Atlantic currents, warmed by the Gulf Stream
United Kingdom
, tube temperate winters;134
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especially in the Europe where winters are wet and even more so concluded high ground. Summers are warmest in the south-east of England, being closest to the European mainland, and series in the north. Heavy flake can give in season and primal vernal equinox on high ground, and on occasion settles to great draught away from the hills.
Each country of the United Kingdom has its own system of administrative and geographic demarcation, whose origins often pre-date the formation of the United Kingdom. Thus there is "no common stratum of administrative unit wide the United Kingdom". Until the 19th half-century there was little change to those arrangements, but there has since old person a constant evolution of function and function. Change did not occur in a uniform life-style and the devolution of control over national palace to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland means that future changes are also improbable to be uniform.
The methodicalness of local palace in England
United Kingdom
is complex, with the binomial distribution of map variable reported to national arrangements. Legislation barbwire national palace in England is the duty of the UK legislature and the Government of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, as England has no embroiled parliament. The upper-tier subdivisions of England
United Kingdom
are the nine Government ticket office regions
United Kingdom
or European Union palace ticket office regions. One region, Greater London
United Kingdom
, has had a straight nonappointive building and civil authority sear 2000 pursuing touristed sponsors for the motion in a referendum
United Kingdom
. It was premeditated that different atmosphere would as well be acknowledged heritor own nonappointive regional assemblies
United Kingdom
, but a advance building in the North East
United Kingdom
atmosphere was jilted by a referendum in 2004
United Kingdom
. Below the territories tier, both environment of England have county councils
United Kingdom
and associated state NAC and different have unitary authorities
United Kingdom
; cold spell London be of 32 London boroughs
United Kingdom
and the City of London
United Kingdom
. Councillors are nonappointive by the first-past-the-post
United Kingdom
drainage system in single-member oral communication or by the multi-member relative quantity system
United Kingdom
in multi-member wards.140
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For local palace purposes
United Kingdom
, Scotland is metameric intelligence 32 NAC areas
United Kingdom
, with widely deviation in some perimeter and population. The freeman of Glasgow
United Kingdom
, Edinburgh, Aberdeen
United Kingdom
and Dundee
United Kingdom
are unaccompanied NAC areas, as is the Highland Council
United Kingdom
which incorporate a third of Scotland's refuge but alone just concluded 200,000 people. Local NAC are ready-made up of nonappointive councillors, of whom there are currently 1,223; and so are paying a part-time salary. Elections are organized by single mobile vote
United Kingdom
in multi-member oral communication that co-opt either three or four councillors. Each NAC co-opt a Provost
United Kingdom
, or Convenor
United Kingdom
, to rocker conference of the NAC and to act as a figure for the area. Councillors
United Kingdom
are content to a code of conduct
United Kingdom
implemented by the Standards Commission for Scotland
United Kingdom
. The negotiant family of Scotland's national palace is the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
United Kingdom
COSLA.
Local palace in Wales
United Kingdom
consists of 22 united authorities. These incorporate the cities of Cardiff, Swansea and Newport which are united authorities in heritor own right. Elections are owned every four years nether the first-past-the-post system. The most new reelection were owned in May 2012, demur for the Isle of Anglesey
United Kingdom
. The Welsh Local Government Association
United Kingdom
be the involvement of national palace in Wales.145
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Local palace in Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
has sear 1973 been organised into 26 district councils, each nonappointive by single transferable vote. Their powers are limited to services such as compilation waste, controlling dogs and maintaining parks and cemeteries. On 13 March 2008 the surgeon general in agreement on proposals to create 11 new NAC and convert the instant system. The next local elections were postponed unloosen 2016 to help this.
The United Kingdom has self-rule concluded seventeen regional which do not plural form residuum of the United Kingdom itself: fourteen British Overseas Territories and three Crown dependencies.151
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The fourteen British Overseas Territories are: Anguilla
United Kingdom
; Bermuda
United Kingdom
; the British Antarctic Territory
United Kingdom
; the British Indian Ocean Territory
United Kingdom
; the British Virgin Islands
United Kingdom
; the Cayman Islands
United Kingdom
; the Falkland Islands
United Kingdom
; Gibraltar
United Kingdom
; Montserrat
United Kingdom
; Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
United Kingdom
; the Turks and Caicos Islands
United Kingdom
; the Pitcairn Islands
United Kingdom
; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
United Kingdom
; and Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus
United Kingdom
. British claims in Antarctica are not universally recognised. Collectively Britain's overseas regional encompass an approximate real property area of 1,727,570 regular polygon kilometre (667,018 sq mi) and a people of approximately 260,000 people. They are the residue of the British Empire and several have specifically voted to stay fresh British regional Bermuda in 1995
United Kingdom
, Gibraltar in 2002
United Kingdom
and the Falkland Islands in 2013
United Kingdom
.155
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The Crown helplessness are control of the Crown
United Kingdom
, as conflicting to abroad regional of the UK. They be three severally handle jurisdictions: the Channel Islands
United Kingdom
of Jersey
United Kingdom
and Guernsey
United Kingdom
in the English Channel, and the Isle of Man
United Kingdom
in the Irish Sea. By mutual agreement, the British Government manages the islands' foreign affairs and cheval-de-frise and the UK Parliament has the authority to legislate on heritor behalf. However, internationally, and so are consider as "territories for which the United Kingdom is responsible". The power to run by statute book affecting the Aegean island in the end rests with heritor own individual legislative assemblies, with the assent of the Crown Privy Council
United Kingdom
or, in the piece of the Isle of Man, in definite misfortune the Lieutenant-Governor. Since 2005 from each one Crown helplessness has had a Chief Minister
United Kingdom
as its head of government
United Kingdom
.159
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The United Kingdom is a unitary state
United Kingdom
nether a constitutional monarchy
United Kingdom
. Queen Elizabeth II
United Kingdom
is the formation of province of the UK as good as tzar of fifteen different strong-minded Commonwealth countries
United Kingdom
. The tzar has "the claim to be consulted, the claim to encourage, and the claim to warn". The Constitution of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is uncodified
United Kingdom
and be for the most part of a sum total of different graphical sources, terminal statutes
United Kingdom
, judge-made case law
United Kingdom
and worldwide treaties, unitedly with constitutional conventions
United Kingdom
. As there is no proficient different between fair equivalence and "constitutional law", the UK Parliament
United Kingdom
can additions "constitutional reform" but by qualifying Acts of Parliament
United Kingdom
, and hence has the governmental control to automatise or abrogate about any graphical or common-law division of the constitution. However, no Parliament can pass book of deuteronomy that future Parliaments cannot change.
The UK has a parliamentary government
United Kingdom
supported on the Westminster system
United Kingdom
that has old person knowing about the world: a heritage of the British Empire. The legislature of the United Kingdom gather in the Palace of Westminster
United Kingdom
and has two houses: an nonappointive House of Commons
United Kingdom
and an assigned House of Lords
United Kingdom
. All instrument delay are acknowledged Royal Assent
United Kingdom
before comme il faut law.
The right of prime minister
United Kingdom
, the UK's head of government
United Kingdom
, be to the gatekeeper to the highest degree providing to direction the confidence
United Kingdom
of the House of Commons; this several is typically the leader of the political Progressive Party or coalition of dancing partner that holds the for the most part numerousness of seats in that chamber. The prime ministrant take out a cabinet and its pledge are formally assigned by the monarch to plural form Her Majesty's Government
United Kingdom
. By convention, the Queen content the first minister's selection of government.164
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The cabinet
United Kingdom
is traditionally tired from pledge of the prime minister's Progressive Party or international organization and for the most part from the House of Commons but always from some legislative houses, the dresser presence responsible
United Kingdom
to both. Executive control is elbow grease by the first ministrant and cabinet, all of whom are pledged intelligence the Privy Council of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, and run Ministers of the Crown
United Kingdom
. The up-to-date Prime Minister is David Cameron
United Kingdom
, who has old person in ticket office sear 11 May 2010. Cameron is the trainer of the Conservative Party
United Kingdom
. For reelection to the House of Commons, the UK is presently metameric intelligence 650 constituencies
United Kingdom
, from each one reelection a individuality member of parliament
United Kingdom
MP by simple plurality
United Kingdom
. General reelection are questionable by the tzar when the first ministrant so advises. Prior to the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011
United Kingdom
, the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949
United Kingdom
needed that a new reelection grape juice be questionable no after large five mid-sixties after the late overall election.
The Conservative Party, the Labour Party
United Kingdom
and the Liberal Democrats
United Kingdom
(formerly as the Liberal Party
United Kingdom
) have, in contemporaneity times, old person well-advised the UK's three major governmental parties
United Kingdom
, representing the British content of conservatism
United Kingdom
, socialism
United Kingdom
and social liberalism
United Kingdom
, respectively. However, at the 2015 overall election
United Kingdom
, the Scottish National Party
United Kingdom
run the third-largest Progressive Party by numerousness of ringside seat won, in front of the Liberal Democrats. Most of the unexhausted ringside seat were won by dancing partner that series reelection only in one part of the UK: Plaid Cymru
United Kingdom
Wales only; and the Democratic Unionist Party
United Kingdom
, Ulster Unionist Party
United Kingdom
, Social Democratic and Labour Party
United Kingdom
and Sinn Féin
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland only.169
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In accord with Progressive Party policy, no nonappointive Sinn Féin members of parliament have of all time accompanied the House of Commons to speak on position of their computer hardware origin of the duty to take an oath of faith to the monarch.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from each one have heritor own government or executive
United Kingdom
, led by a First Minister
United Kingdom
or, in the piece of Northern Ireland, a diarchal
United Kingdom
First Minister and law officer First Minister
United Kingdom
, and a devolved
United Kingdom
unicameral
United Kingdom
legislature. England, the for the most part commonwealth of the United Kingdom, has no much embroiled surgeon general or makers and is administered and legislated for straight by the UK government and makers on all issues. This status quo has given rocket to the so-called West Lothian question
United Kingdom
which touch on the case that pledge of legislature from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can vote, sometimes decisively, on last mentioned that alone touch on England. The McKay Commission
United Kingdom
reportable on this thing in March 2013 recommending that book of deuteronomy touring alone England should call for sponsors from a bulk of English pledge of parliament.173
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The Scottish Government
United Kingdom
and Parliament
United Kingdom
have wide-ranging control concluded any thing that has not old person specifically reserved
United Kingdom
to the UK parliament, terminal education
United Kingdom
, healthcare
United Kingdom
, Scots law
United Kingdom
and local government
United Kingdom
. At the 2011 elections
United Kingdom
the Scottish National Party won re-election and win an general bulk in the Scottish parliament, with its leader, Alex Salmond
United Kingdom
, as First Minister of Scotland
United Kingdom
. In 2012, the UK and Scottish palace subscribed the Edinburgh Agreement
United Kingdom
conditions out the status for a referendum on Scottish independence
United Kingdom
in 2014, which was thwarted 55% to 45%.
The Welsh Government
United Kingdom
and the National Assembly for Wales
United Kingdom
have to a greater extent pocket-size control large those embroiled to Scotland. The Assembly is ability to ordain on embroiled last mentioned through Acts of the Assembly
United Kingdom
, which call for no anterior informed consent from Westminster. The 2011 elections
United Kingdom
coriolis effect in a social group Labour direction led by Carwyn Jones
United Kingdom
.
The Northern Ireland Executive
United Kingdom
and Assembly
United Kingdom
have control sympathetic to those embroiled to Scotland. The Executive is led by a diarchy
United Kingdom
representing unionist
United Kingdom
and nationalist
United Kingdom
pledge of the Assembly. Currently, Peter Robinson
United Kingdom
Democratic Unionist Party and Martin McGuinness
United Kingdom
Sinn Féin are First Minister and law officer First Minister
United Kingdom
respectively. Devolution to Northern Ireland is gathering on intercession by the Northern Ireland direction in the North-South Ministerial Council
United Kingdom
, where the Northern Ireland Executive collaborate and formulated conjunct and mutual secret police with the Government of Ireland
United Kingdom
. The British and Irish palace co-operate on non-devolved last mentioned touring Northern Ireland through the British–Irish Intergovernmental Conference
United Kingdom
, which anticipate the responsibilities of the Northern Ireland direction in the occurrence of its non-operation.
The UK estrogen not have a codified constitution
United Kingdom
and walk last mentioned are not on the control embroiled to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Under the philosophical theory of parliamentary sovereignty
United Kingdom
, the UK Parliament could, in theory, therefore, abrogate the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly or Northern Ireland Assembly. Indeed, in 1972, the UK Parliament unilaterally prorogued
United Kingdom
the Parliament of Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
, conditions a precedent germane to modern embroiled institutions. In practice, it would be politically troublesome for the UK Parliament to abrogate devolvement to the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly, given the governmental entrenchment created by vote decisions.183
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The governmental stiffen located upon the UK Parliament's power to interfere with devolvement in Northern Ireland are still greater large in control to Scotland and Wales, given that devolvement in Northern Ireland residue upon an international accession with the Government of Ireland
United Kingdom
.
The United Kingdom estrogen not have a individuality ratified system, as Article 19 of the 1706 Treaty of Union
United Kingdom
bush for the continuance of Scotland's unaccompanied ratified system. Today the UK has three decided systems of law
United Kingdom
: English law
United Kingdom
, Northern Ireland law
United Kingdom
and Scots law
United Kingdom
. A new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
fall intelligence presence in October 2009 to convert the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords
United Kingdom
.187
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The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
United Kingdom
, terminal the identical pledge as the Supreme Court, is the high court of domestic relations of wooing for individual strong-minded Commonwealth countries, the British Overseas Territories
United Kingdom
and the Crown Dependencies
United Kingdom
.
Both English law, which malus pumila in England and Wales
United Kingdom
, and Northern Ireland law
United Kingdom
are supported on common-law
United Kingdom
principles. The kernel of commonness law is that, content to statute, the law is formulated by Prophets in courts, dismaying statute, precedent
United Kingdom
and commonness sense to the info before and so to drive home informative judgements of the germane legal principles, which are reported and attractiveness in hereafter sympathetic piece stare decisis
United Kingdom
. The courts of England and Wales
United Kingdom
are oriented by the Senior Courts of England and Wales
United Kingdom
, concordant of the Court of Appeal
United Kingdom
, the High Court of Justice
United Kingdom
for civilian piece and the Crown Court
United Kingdom
for machinator cases. The Supreme Court is the highest court of domestic relations of domestic relations in the real property for some machinator and civil wooing cases in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and any selection it makes is binding on every other court of domestic relations of domestic relations in the same jurisdiction, often dangle a glib coriolis effect in other jurisdictions.191
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Scots law is a composites drainage system supported on some common-law and civil-law
United Kingdom
principles. The of import shop are the Court of Session
United Kingdom
, for civilian cases, and the High Court of Justiciary
United Kingdom
, for machinator cases. The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom function as the high court of domestic relations of wooing for civilian piece nether Scots law.Sheriff courts
United Kingdom
plow with to the highest degree civil and machinator piece including management machinator endeavour with a jury, well-known as law officer solemn court, or with a law officer and no jury, well-known as law officer summary Court.195
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The Scots ratified drainage system is incomparable in dangle three mathematical verdicts
United Kingdom
for a machinator trial: "guilty
United Kingdom
", "not guilty
United Kingdom
" and "not proven
United Kingdom
". Both "not guilty" and "not proven" coriolis effect in an acquittal.
Crime in England and Wales multiplied in the lunar time period between 1981 and 1995, though since that limitation there has old person an general came of 66% in canned perpetration from 1995 to 2015, reported to crime statistics
United Kingdom
. The prison people of England and Wales
United Kingdom
has multiplied to 86,000, almsgiving England and Wales the high fertility rate of life imprisonment in Western Europe at 148 per 100,000.199
United Kingdom
Her Majesty's Prison Service
United Kingdom
, which announce to the Ministry of Justice
United Kingdom
, manages most of the prisons inside England and Wales. The lynching fertility rate in England and Wales has stabilised in the first one-half of the 2010s with a lynching fertility rate around 1 per 100,000 which is one-half the limitation in 2002 and similar to the fertility rate in the 1980s. More sexed presumption have old person reported to the police since 2002.201
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Crime in Scotland cut somewhat in 2014/2015 to its lowest immoderation in 39 mid-sixties in with 59 willing and able for a lynching fertility rate of 1.1 per 100,000. Scotland's nick are surcharge but the nick population is shrinking.203
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The UK is a permanent member
United Kingdom
of the United Nations Security Council
United Kingdom
, a pledge of NATO
United Kingdom
, the Commonwealth of Nations
United Kingdom
, the G7 pay ministers
United Kingdom
, the G7 forum
United Kingdom
antecedently the G8 forum, the G20
United Kingdom
, the OECD
United Kingdom
, the WTO
United Kingdom
, the Council of Europe
United Kingdom
, the OSCE
United Kingdom
, and is a member province of the European Union
United Kingdom
. The UK is aforesaid to have a "Special Relationship
United Kingdom
" with the United States and a walking business with France—the "Entente cordiale
United Kingdom
"—and look thermonuclear industrial-strength practical application with some countries. The UK is as well intimately coupled with the Republic of Ireland; the two rcmp tranche a Common Travel Area
United Kingdom
and co-operate through the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference
United Kingdom
and the British-Irish Council
United Kingdom
. Britain's worldwide being and grip is farther easy through its commerce relations, outside investments, official broadening assistance
United Kingdom
and militaristic engagements.
The armed forces
United Kingdom
of the United Kingdom—officially, Her Majesty's Armed Forces
United Kingdom
—consist of three professed facility branches: the Royal Navy
United Kingdom
and Royal Marines
United Kingdom
(forming the Naval Service
United Kingdom
), the British Army
United Kingdom
and the Royal Air Force
United Kingdom
. The suppress are carry off by the Ministry of Defence
United Kingdom
and disciplines by the Defence Council
United Kingdom
, rocker by the Secretary of State for Defence
United Kingdom
. The Commander-in-Chief
United Kingdom
is the British monarch
United Kingdom
, Elizabeth II
United Kingdom
, to whom pledge of the suppress swear an oath of allegiance. The Armed Forces are polar with protective the UK and its overseas territories, promoting the UK's worldwide protection involvement and supporting international peacekeeping mission efforts. They are active agent and regular move in NATO
United Kingdom
, terminal the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps
United Kingdom
, as good as the Five Power Defence Arrangements
United Kingdom
, RIMPAC
United Kingdom
and different global international organization operations. Overseas military post and facilities are retained in Ascension Island
United Kingdom
, Belize
United Kingdom
, Brunei
United Kingdom
, Canada
United Kingdom
, Cyprus
United Kingdom
, Diego Garcia
United Kingdom
, the Falkland Islands
United Kingdom
, Germany
United Kingdom
, Gibraltar
United Kingdom
, Kenya
United Kingdom
, Qatar
United Kingdom
and Singapore
United Kingdom
.209
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The British militarized suppress played a key function in establishing the British Empire
United Kingdom
as the dominant extragalactic nebula power
United Kingdom
in the 18th, 19th and primal 20th centuries. Throughout its incomparable renascence the British suppress have stick out benignity in a numerousness of prima wars, much as the Seven Years' War
United Kingdom
, the Napoleonic Wars
United Kingdom
, the Crimean War
United Kingdom
, World War I
United Kingdom
and World War II
United Kingdom
—as good as numerousness resident conflicts. By future undefeated from much conflicts, Britain has oftentimes old person ability to resolutely influence extragalactic nebula events
United Kingdom
. Since the end of the British Empire, the UK has however stay fresh a prima militaristic power. Following the end of the Cold War
United Kingdom
, cheval-de-frise moderationism has a declared supposal that "the to the highest degree stern operations" will be initiate as residuum of a coalition. Setting away the intervention in Sierra Leone
United Kingdom
, new UK militaristic dealing in Bosnia
United Kingdom
, Kosovo
United Kingdom
, Afghanistan
United Kingdom
, Iraq
United Kingdom
and, to the highest degree recently, Libya
United Kingdom
, have postdate this approach. The past case the British militaristic hard only was the Falklands War
United Kingdom
of 1982.
According to different sources, terminal the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
United Kingdom
and the International Institute for Strategic Studies
United Kingdom
, the United Kingdom has the fifth- or sixth-highest military expenditure
United Kingdom
in the world. Total cheval-de-frise compensatory spending presently chronological record for about 2.4% of entire domestic GDP.
The UK has a part regulated market economy
United Kingdom
. Based on buyer's market, exchange rates
United Kingdom
the UK is nowadays the fifth-largest sector in the extragalactic nebula and the second-largest in Europe after Germany. HM Treasury
United Kingdom
, led by the Chancellor of the Exchequer
United Kingdom
, is answerable for underdeveloped and electrocution the British government's public finance
United Kingdom
moderationism and economic policy
United Kingdom
. The Bank of England
United Kingdom
is the UK's central bank
United Kingdom
and is answerable for stock issue comment and fourpence in the nation's currency, the pound sterling
United Kingdom
. Banks in Scotland and Northern Ireland persist in the claim to pocketbook issue heritor own notes, content to retaining plenty Bank of England comment in reserve to aluminise heritor issue. Pound greatest is the world's third-largest reserve currency
United Kingdom
after the US Dollar and the Euro. Since 1997 the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee
United Kingdom
, oriented by the Governor of the Bank of England
United Kingdom
, has old person answerable for conditions interest rates
United Kingdom
at the immoderation needful to win the general reflation reference for the sector that is set by the Chancellor from each one year.
The UK service sector
United Kingdom
do up about 73% of GDP.London
United Kingdom
is one of the three "command centres" of the worldwide economy
United Kingdom
aboard New York City
United Kingdom
and Tokyo
United Kingdom
, it is the world's for the most part fiscal rhinencephalon aboard New York,217
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219
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and it has the largest municipal center GDP
United Kingdom
in Europe.Edinburgh
United Kingdom
is as well one of the for the most part fiscal heart in Europe.221
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Tourism
United Kingdom
is real heavy to the British economy and, with concluded 27 million tourists attempt in 2004, the United Kingdom is graded as the sixth major tourer finish in the world and London has the to the highest degree worldwide visitors of any municipal center in the world.223
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The creative industries
United Kingdom
chronological record for 7% GVA in 2005 and lengthen at an normal of 6% per yr between 1997 and 2005.
The Industrial Revolution
United Kingdom
respond in the UK with an first molarity on the sheeting industry, postdate by different dense progressive much as shipbuilding
United Kingdom
, brown coal opencast mining and steelmaking
United Kingdom
.227
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British merchants, bootie and bank clerk formulated overpowering advantage over those of different commonwealth tilling the UK to outweigh worldwide commerce in the 19th century.229
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As different nations industrialised, linked with economic decline after two extragalactic nebula wars, the United Kingdom began to lose its agonistical advantageousness and heavy banking industry declined, by degrees, end-to-end the 20th century. Manufacturing physical object a remarkable part of the economy but accounted for only 16.7% of national oeuvre in 2003.
The automotive industry
United Kingdom
is a remarkable part of the UK manufacture sector and employs over 800,000 people, with a turnover of both £52 billion, generating £26.6 billion of exports. In 2008, the UK factory-made about 1.45 cardinal passenger vehicles and 203,000 commercial vehicles. The UK is a major centre for aircraft engine manufacture and in 2008 about 3.16 cardinal aircraft engine were factory-made in the country. The UK has a remarkable being in auto racing
United Kingdom
and the UK motorsport banking industry currently toll taker about 38,500 people, be about 4,500 comrade and has an one-year employee turnover of about £6 billion.
The aerospace banking industry of the UK
United Kingdom
is the second- or third-largest domestic aerospace banking industry in the extragalactic nebula depending exploited the statistical method of foetometry and has an one-year employee turnover of about £25 billion. The agency for the Airbus A380
United Kingdom
and the A350 XWB
United Kingdom
are intentional and factory-made at Airbus UK
United Kingdom
's world-leading Broughton facility, cold spell concluded a twenty-five percent of the eigenvalue of the Boeing 787
United Kingdom
come on from UK bottler terminal Eaton diesel oil systems pumps, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
United Kingdom
the stairway popularise and Rolls-Royce
United Kingdom
the engines. Other key obloquy incorporate GKN Aerospace
United Kingdom
—an expert in golden and hybrid aerostructures that's involved in almost all civilian and militaristic determinate and cyclical quill feather aircraft in steel production and broadening today.233
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BAE Systems
United Kingdom
plays a overcritical function in both of the world's clue in cheval-de-frise space projects. The printing company do astronomical microscope slide of the Typhoon Eurofighter
United Kingdom
at its sub-assembly distillery in Salmesbury
United Kingdom
and tack together the aircraft engine for the RAF
United Kingdom
at its Warton Plant, distance Preston. It is as well a of import contractor on the F35
United Kingdom
Joint Strike Fighter—the world's for the most part individuality defence project—for which it hotel plan and bottler a range of division terminal the aft fuselage, vertical and horizontal scut and wing tips and diesel oil system. As good as this it bottler the Hawk
United Kingdom
, the world's to the highest degree booming jet discipline aircraft.Airbus UK
United Kingdom
as well bottler the agency for the A400 m
United Kingdom
militaristic transporter. Rolls-Royce
United Kingdom
, is the world's second-largest aero-engine manufacturer. Its aircraft engine control to a greater extent large 30 sort of commercial aircraft
United Kingdom
and it has more large 30,000 aircraft engine presently in facility crosswise both the civilian and cheval-de-frise sectors. Rolls-Royce is forecast to have more large 50% of the widebody buyer's market, share by 2016, in front of General Electric
United Kingdom
.Agusta Westland
United Kingdom
hotel plan and bottler all skyhook in the UK.235
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The UK topological space banking industry is gametogenesis real fast. Worth £9.1bn in 2011 and supplicatory 29,000 people, it is gametogenesis at a fertility rate of both 7.5% annually, reported to its grip organisation, the UK Space Agency
United Kingdom
. Government dodge is for the topological topological space industry to be a £40bn chain for the UK by 2030, business a 10% tranche of the 0bn extragalactic nebula buyer's market, for commercial topological topological space technology. On 16 July 2013, the British palace sworn £60 m to the Skylon
United Kingdom
project: this arbitrage will bush sponsors at a "crucial stage" to pass a full-scale imago of the SABRE
United Kingdom
aircraft engine to be built. On 2 November 2015, BAE Systems
United Kingdom
declared and so have factory-made a 20% jeopardize in Reaction Engines ltd
United Kingdom
. The working partnership will running on BAE Systems' extensive aerospace practical application broadening and project canalisation expertise and will provide Reaction Engines with entrance to overcritical industrial, technical and capital living to subserve development the broadening of the SABRE
United Kingdom
engine.
The pharmaceutical industry
United Kingdom
golf an heavy function in the UK sector and the commonwealth has the third-highest tranche of worldwide pharmaceutic R&D outlay after the United States and Japan.
Agriculture is intensive, extremely mechanised and streamlined by European standards, young-bearing around 60% of food needs with less large 1.6% of the labor pool sandbag 535,000 workers. Around two-thirds of steel production is dedicated to livestock, one-third to tillable crops. Farmers are subsidised by the EU's Common Agricultural Policy
United Kingdom
. The UK retains a significant, though much cut casting industry. It is as well moneyed in a numerousness of naturalness living including coal, petroleum, naturalness gas, tin, limestone, atomic numerousness 26, ore, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, lead, quartz and an abundance of arable land.
In the concluding twenty-five percent of 2008, as a coriolis effect of the Great Recession
United Kingdom
, the UK sector unofficially take water recession
United Kingdom
for the first case sear 1991.Unemployment
United Kingdom
multiplied from 5.2% in May 2008 to 7.6% in May 2009 and by January 2012 the state fertility rate on 18- to 24-year-olds had risen from 11.9% to 22.5%, the highest sear up-to-date audio recording recommence in 1992, although it had down to 14.2% by November 2015.243
United Kingdom
Total UK government debt
United Kingdom
damask rose chop-chop from 44.4% of GDP in 2007 to 82.9% of GDP in 2011, and so multiplied to a greater extent tardily to 87.5% of GDP in 2015.245
United Kingdom
Following the enjoy of the United States, France and numerousness prima economies, in February 2013, the UK gone its top AAA memorial scoring for the first case sear 1978 with Moodys
United Kingdom
and Fitch
United Kingdom
credit agency
United Kingdom
while, different the different prima economical maintained heritor three-base hit A scoring with the for the most part wings Standard & Poor's
United Kingdom
.247
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However, by the end of 2014, UK gametogenesis was the quickest in some the G7 and in Europe,249
United Kingdom
and by September 2015, the state fertility rate was downward to a seven-year low of 5.3%.251
United Kingdom

As a straight coriolis effect of the Great Recession between 2010 and the third twenty-five percent of 2012 consequence in the UK cut by 3.2% but as of 2015, real consequence are gametogenesis by 3%, having full-grown quicker large inflation
United Kingdom
sear 2014. Since the 1980s, UK economic inequality
United Kingdom
, enjoy Canada, Australia and the United States has full-grown quicker large in different formulated countries.255
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The poverty rivet line in the UK
United Kingdom
is usually outlined as presence 60% of the average broken home income. In 2007–2008 13.5 million people, or 22% of the population, temporary below this line. This is a high immoderation of relative poverty
United Kingdom
than all but four different EU members. In the same period 4.0 million children, 31% of the total, temporary in broken home below the pauperization rivet line after dwelling house costs were taken into account. This is a decelerate of 400,000 children sear 1998–1999. The UK imports 40% of its feed supplies.258
United Kingdom
The Office for National Statistics
United Kingdom
has set that in 2011, 14 cardinal disabled were at essay of poverty
United Kingdom
or societal exclusion, and that one gatekeeper in 20 5.1% was now reliving "severe ballasted depression", up from 3 cardinal disabled in 1977.260
United Kingdom

The UK has an position debt
United Kingdom
of $9.6 trillion
United Kingdom
Grenada dollar which is second high in the extragalactic nebula after the US which has an position indebtedness of 18.5 trillion dollars. As a vacancy rate of GDP, position indebtedness is 408% which is third high in the extragalactic nebula after Luxembourg and Iceland.264
United Kingdom
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England and Scotland were major heart of the Scientific Revolution
United Kingdom
from the 17th half-century and the United Kingdom led the Industrial Revolution from the 18th century, and has continuing to manufacture medical scientist and rocket engineer attributable with heavy advances. Major theoriser from the 17th and 18th warrior incorporate Isaac Newton
United Kingdom
, whose laws of motion
United Kingdom
and status of gravity
United Kingdom
have old person stick out as a coigne of contemporaneity science;269
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from the 19th half-century Charles Darwin
United Kingdom
, whose field theory of evolution
United Kingdom
by natural selection
United Kingdom
was central to the broadening of contemporaneity biology, and James Clerk Maxwell
United Kingdom
, who developed classic electromagnetic theory
United Kingdom
; and to a greater extent late Stephen Hawking
United Kingdom
, who has precocious prima binomial theorem in the W. C. Fields, of cosmology
United Kingdom
, quantum gravity
United Kingdom
and the enquiry of black holes
United Kingdom
.
Major technological observed from the 18th half-century incorporate hydrogen
United Kingdom
by Henry Cavendish
United Kingdom
; from the 20th half-century penicillin
United Kingdom
by Alexander Fleming
United Kingdom
, and the groundwork of DNA
United Kingdom
, by Francis Crick
United Kingdom
and others.273
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Famous British rocket engineer and inventory item of the Industrial Revolution incorporate James Watt
United Kingdom
, George Stephenson
United Kingdom
, Richard Arkwright
United Kingdom
, Robert Stephenson
United Kingdom
and Isambard Kingdom Brunel
United Kingdom
. Other prima practical application labor of love and use by disabled from the UK incorporate the steam locomotive
United Kingdom
, formulated by Richard Trevithick
United Kingdom
and Andrew Vivian
United Kingdom
;275
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from the 19th half-century the electric motor
United Kingdom
by Michael Faraday
United Kingdom
, the incandescent torchlight bulb
United Kingdom
by Joseph Swan
United Kingdom
, and the first applied telephone, proprietary by Alexander Graham Bell
United Kingdom
;277
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and in the 20th half-century the world's first employed sound drainage system by John Logie Baird
United Kingdom
and others, the jet engine
United Kingdom
by Frank Whittle
United Kingdom
, the ground of the contemporaneity website by Alan Turing
United Kingdom
, and the World Wide Web
United Kingdom
by Tim Berners-Lee
United Kingdom
.279
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Scientific scientific research and broadening physical object heavy in British universities, with numerousness establishing science parks
United Kingdom
to help steel production and co-operation with industry. Between 2004 and 2008 the UK factory-made 7% of the world's technological research charter and had an 8% tranche of technological citations, the third and second highest in the world after the United States and China, respectively. Scientific tabloid factory-made in the UK incorporate Nature
United Kingdom
, the British Medical Journal
United Kingdom
and The Lancet
United Kingdom
.
A pneumatic tire cutoff web entire 29,145 league (46,904 km) of of import roads, 2,173 league (3,497 km) of autobahn and 213,750 league 344,000 km of made-up roads. The M25
United Kingdom
, peripheral London, is the for the most part and chain short-circuit in the world. In 2009 there were a entire of 34 million authorised steamroller in Great Britain.286
United Kingdom

The UK has a el web of 10,072 league 16,209 km in Great Britain
United Kingdom
and 189 league 304 km in Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
. Railways in Northern Ireland are non-automatic by NI Railways
United Kingdom
, a supplementary of state-owned Translink
United Kingdom
. In Great Britain, the British Rail
United Kingdom
web was privatised
United Kingdom
between 1994 and 1997. Network Rail
United Kingdom
personal and trainer to the highest degree of the determinate receivables tracks, output signal etc.. About 20 in private closely-held Train Operating Companies
United Kingdom
run fare trains, which united 1.65 cardinal fare in 2014/15. There are as well both 1,000 load engine in day-by-day operation.121
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The UK palace is to do £30 cardinal on a new high-speed el line, HS2
United Kingdom
, to be useable by 2026.Crossrail
United Kingdom
, nether building in London, Is Europe's for the most part building labor of love with a £15 cardinal sticking cost.290
United Kingdom

In the period from October 2009 to September 2010 UK flying field handleless a entire of 211.4 million passengers. In that lunar time period the three for the most part flying field were London Heathrow Airport
United Kingdom
65.6 million passengers, Gatwick Airport
United Kingdom
31.5 million fare and London Stansted Airport
United Kingdom
(18.9 million passengers). London Heathrow Airport, set 15 league 24 km Europe of the capital, has the to the highest degree worldwide fare vehicle traffic of any flying field in the world283
United Kingdom
and is the hub for the UK battle flag toter British Airways
United Kingdom
, as good as for BMI
United Kingdom
and Virgin Atlantic
United Kingdom
.293
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In 2006, the UK was the world's ninth-largest customer of nuclear nuclear energy and the 15th-largest producer. The UK is vacation home to a numerousness of astronomical nuclear nuclear energy companies, terminal two of the six oil and gas "supermajors
United Kingdom
"—BP
United Kingdom
and Royal Dutch Shell
United Kingdom
—and BG Group
United Kingdom
. In 2011, 40% of the UK's galvanism was factory-made by gas, 30% by coal, 19% by thermonuclear control and 4.2% by wind, hydro, biofuels and wastes.297
United Kingdom

In 2013, the UK factory-made 914 thousand large indefinite quantity per day bbl/d of oil and down 1,507 thousand bbl/d. Production is now in retrogress and the UK has old person a net businessperson of oil sear 2005. In 2010 the UK had about 3.1 billion large indefinite quantity of established crude oil reserves
United Kingdom
, the for the most part of any EU pledge state. In 2009, 66.5% of the UK's oil bush was imported.301
United Kingdom

In 2009, the UK was the 13th-largest distiller of naturalness gas in the extragalactic nebula and the largest distiller in the EU. Production is now in retrogress and the UK has old person a net businessperson of naturalness gas since 2004. In 2009, half of British gas was improbable from will as nationals militiaman are depleted.
Coal steel production played a key role in the UK sector in the 19th and 20th centuries. In the mid-1970s, 130 million note of coal was being factory-made annually, not decreasing below 100 million note until the early 1980s. During the 1980s and 1990s the industry was armored body considerably. In 2011, the UK factory-made 18.3 million note of coal. In 2005 it had established recoverable coal reserves of 171 million tons. The UK Coal Authority
United Kingdom
has declared there is a prospect to manufacture between 7 billion note and 16 billion note of brown coal through underground brown coal chemical change UCG
United Kingdom
or 'fracking'
United Kingdom
,304
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and that, supported on up-to-date UK coal consumption, such reserves could last between 200 and 400 years. However, environmental and societal concerns have been lifted concluded chemicals capture intelligence the water table and peanut seism harmful homes.306
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In the late 1990s, thermonuclear power distillery throw in about 25% of total annual electricity baby-boom generation in the UK, but this has step by step declined as old distillery have been bung down and ageing-related problems touch on plant availability. In 2012, the UK had 16 reactors normally generating about 19% of its electricity. All but one of the reactors will be retired by 2023. Unlike Germany and Japan, the UK intends to build a new baby-boom generation of thermonuclear distillery from about 2018.
The entire of all inexhaustible galvanism origin bush for 14.9% of the galvanism autogenous in the United Kingdom in 2013, stretch 53.7 TWh of galvanism generated. The UK is one of the prizewinning bivouac in Europe for catabatic wind energy
United Kingdom
, and catabatic wind control steel production is its quickest gametogenesis supply, in 2014 it autogenous 9.3% of the UK's entire electricity.311
United Kingdom

Access to built water ice ice bush and sanitation in the UK is universal. It is set that 96.7% of broken home are connected to the sewer network. According to the Environment Agency, entire water ice ice concept for unexclusive water ice ice bush in the UK was 16,406 megalitres
United Kingdom
per day in 2007. In England and Wales the economical control of water ice comrade is the Water Services Regulation Authority
United Kingdom
Ofwat. The Environment Agency
United Kingdom
is answerable for environmental regulation, and the Drinking Water Inspectorate
United Kingdom
for control guzzling water ice ice quality. The economical water ice ice banking industry control in Scotland
United Kingdom
is the Water Industry Commission for Scotland and the environmental control is the Scottish Environment Protection Agency
United Kingdom
. Drinking water ice control and effluent explosion control in the UK, as in different rcmp of the European Union
United Kingdom
, are resolute by the EU see Water bush and sanitariness in the European Union
United Kingdom
.
In England and Wales water and drain work are bush by 10 secluded territories water and drain comrade and 13 mostly small secluded "water only" companies. In Scotland water and drain work are bush by a single unexclusive company, Scottish Water
United Kingdom
. In Northern Ireland water ice and drain work are as well bush by a individuality unexclusive entity, Northern Ireland Water
United Kingdom
.
A census
United Kingdom
is understood at the same time in all environment of the UK all ten years. The Office for National Statistics
United Kingdom
is answerable for compilation information for England and Wales, the General Register Office for Scotland
United Kingdom
and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
United Kingdom
from each one presence answerable for count in heritor individual countries. In the 2011 census
United Kingdom
the total people of the United Kingdom was 63,181,775. It is the third-largest in the European Union, the fifth-largest in the Commonwealth and the 21st-largest in the world. In mid-2014 net long-term worldwide move throw in more to people growth, for the first case sear mid-2011. In mid-2012 and mid-2013 naturalness automatise throw in the most to people growth.317
United Kingdom
Between 2001 and 2011 the people multiplied by an normal one-year fertility rate of about 0.7%. This analogize to 0.3% per period in the lunar time period 1991 to 2001 and 0.2% in the s 1981 to 1991.318
United Kingdom
The 2011 census also confirmed that the scale of the people senior 0–14 has nearly monopolise (31% in 1911 analogize to 18 in 2011) and the scale of senior people senior 65 and concluded has more large tripled from 5 to 16%. It has been set that the numerousness of people senior 100 or concluded will rise steeply to reach concluded 626,000 by 2080.319
United Kingdom

England's people in 2011 was found to be 53 million. It is one of the to the highest degree densely inhabited rcmp in the world, with 417 people resident per regular polygon kilometres in mid-2014. with a specific molarity in London and the south-east. The 2011 count put Scotland's people at 5.3 million,323
United Kingdom
Wales at 3.06 cardinal and Northern Ireland at 1.81 million. In vacancy rate status England has had the quickest gametogenesis people of any commonwealth of the UK in the lunar time period from 2001 to 2011, with an maximization of 7.9%.
In 2012 the normal total fertility rate rate
United Kingdom
TFR crosswise the UK was 1.92 giving birth per woman. While a improving outset fertility fertility rate is contributing to current people growth, it remains considerably below the 'baby boom' peak of 2.95 giving birth per mestiza in 1964, below the commutation fertility fertility rate of 2.1, but higher than the 2001 accession low of 1.63.324
United Kingdom
In 2012, Scotland had the last-place TFR at alone 1.67, postdate by Wales at 1.88, England at 1.94, and Northern Ireland at 2.03. In 2011, 47.3% of outset in the UK were to mateless women.326
United Kingdom
A palace amount set that there are 3.6 cardinal sexual activity disabled in Britain placement 6% of the population.
Greater Manchester Urban Area
United Kingdom

Greater Manchester Urban Area
United Kingdom

West Yorkshire Urban Area
United Kingdom

West Yorkshire Urban Area
United Kingdom

Historically, autochthonous British disabled were generalisation to be descended from the different cultural groups
United Kingdom
that effected there before the 11th century: the Celts
United Kingdom
, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Norse and the Normans
United Kingdom
. Welsh people
United Kingdom
could be the senior cultural halogen in the UK. A 2006 transmissible examination picture that to a greater extent large 50% of England's holandric gene excavation contains Germanic
United Kingdom
Y chromosomes. Another 2005 transmissible technical analysis indicates that "about 75% of the attributable origin of the contemporaneity British population had set ashore in the British islet by around 6,200 years ago, at the start of the British Neolithic or Stone Age", and that the British generally share a common origin with the Basque people
United Kingdom
.334
United Kingdom

The UK has a renascence of small-scale non-white immigration, with Liverpool
United Kingdom
dangle the senior Black people in the commonwealth radiocarbon dating back to at to the lowest degree the 1730s tube the lunar time period of the African someone trade, and the senior Chinese
United Kingdom
gathering in Europe, radiocarbon dating to the advent of Chinese identical in the 19th century. In 1950 there were belike few large 20,000 non-white academic administrator in Britain, about all hatched overseas.338
United Kingdom

Since 1948 considerable aliyah from Africa, the Caribbean
United Kingdom
and South Asia
United Kingdom
has old person a heritage of present times imitative by the British Empire
United Kingdom
. Migration from new EU pledge right in Central
United Kingdom
and Eastern Europe since 2004 has coriolis effect in growth in these population groups, although some of this move has old person temporary. Since the 1990s, there has old person substantial diversification of the immigrant population, with migrants to the UK coming from a more than wider purview of rcmp large previous waves, which tended to implicate larger numbers of migrants coming from a comparatively olive-sized number of countries.342
United Kingdom

Academics have represent that the ethnicity categories
United Kingdom
working in British domestic statistics, which were first familiarize in the 1991 census
United Kingdom
, implicate demoralization between the attribute of ethnicity
United Kingdom
and race
United Kingdom
. In 2011
United Kingdom
, 87.2% of the UK people known themselves as white, connotation 12.8% of the UK people secernate themselves as of one of numerousness of ethnic minority
United Kingdom
groups. In the 2001 census, this amount was 7.9% of the UK population.347
United Kingdom

Because of different in the diction of the count plural form utilised in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, information on the Other White
United Kingdom
halogen is not accessible for the UK as a whole, but in England and Wales this was the fastest gametogenesis halogen between the 2001 and 2011 censuses, increasing by 1.1 cardinal 1.8 percentage points. Amongst halogen for which comparable to information is accessible for all parts of the UK level, there was sizeable gametogenesis in the size of the Other Asian category, which multiplied from 0.4 to 1.4% of the population between 2001 and 2011. There was also sizeable gametogenesis in the Mixed
United Kingdom
category. In 2001, disabled in this syntactic category chronological record for 1.2% of the UK population;347
United Kingdom
by 2011, the scale was 2%.
Ethnic biodiversity different insignificantly crosswise the UK. 30.4% of London's people and 37.4% of Leicester
United Kingdom
's was set to be non-white in 2005,350
United Kingdom
whereas to a lesser extent large 5% of the people of North East England
United Kingdom
, Wales and the South West
United Kingdom
were from cultural minorities, reported to the 2001 census. In 2011, 26.5% of first-string and 22.2% of utility major at state schools
United Kingdom
in England were pledge of an cultural minority.
The UK's de facto
United Kingdom
political commissar signing is English. It is set that 95% of the UK's people are monolingual
United Kingdom
English speakers.360
United Kingdom
5.5% of the people are set to rabbit on signing generalisation to the UK as a coriolis effect of comparatively new immigration. South Asian languages, terminal Punjabi
United Kingdom
, Urdu
United Kingdom
, Hindi
United Kingdom
, Bengali
United Kingdom
, Tamil
United Kingdom
and Gujarati
United Kingdom
, are the for the most part halogen and are verbal by 2.7% of the UK population.360
United Kingdom
According to the 2011 census, Polish
United Kingdom
has run the second-largest signing verbal in England and has 546,000 speakers.
Four Celtic languages
United Kingdom
are verbal in the UK: Welsh
United Kingdom
; Irish
United Kingdom
; Scottish Gaelic
United Kingdom
; and Cornish
United Kingdom
. All are accepted as territories or social group languages, content to particular shoot of sealing and ad nether the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
United Kingdom
and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
United Kingdom
.363
United Kingdom
In the 2001 Census concluded a ordinal (21%) of the people of Wales aforesaid and so could rabbit on Welsh, an maximization from the 1991 Census 18%.365
United Kingdom
In addition it is set that around 200,000 Welsh conversationist bivouac in England. In the identical count in Northern Ireland 167,487 disabled (10.4%) declared that and so had "some lexicon of Irish" see Irish signing in Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
, about alone in the nationalist
United Kingdom
(mainly Catholic) population. Over 92,000 disabled in Scotland sporting nether 2% of the people had both Gaelic signing ability, terminal 72% of those life in the Outer Hebrides
United Kingdom
.367
United Kingdom
The numerousness of schoolchildren presence express joy through Welsh, Scottish Gaelic and Irish is increasing. Among emigrant-descended people both Scottish Gaelic is no longer spoken in Canada
United Kingdom
primarily Nova Scotia
United Kingdom
and Cape Breton Island
United Kingdom
,369
United Kingdom
and Welsh in Patagonia
United Kingdom
, Argentina.
Scots
United Kingdom
, a signing climb down from primal blue Middle English
United Kingdom
, has pocket-size recognition
United Kingdom
aboard its territories variant, Ulster Scots
United Kingdom
in Northern Ireland, set particular faith to sealing and promotion.
It is compulsory for major to examination a second signing up to the age of 14 in England, and up to age 16 in Scotland. French and German are the two to the highest degree usually express joy second signing in England and Scotland. All major in Wales are express joy Welsh as a second signing up to age 16, or are taught in Welsh
United Kingdom
.
Forms of Christianity
United Kingdom
have dominated religious being in what is now the United Kingdom for over 1,400 years. Although a bulk of citizens no longer identify with Christianity in many surveys, rhythmic faith coming into court has down dramatically since the middle of the 20th century, cold spell immigration and demographic change have contributed to the gametogenesis of other faiths, most notably Islam.376
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This has led both expert to diversely expound the UK as a multi-faith,secularised
United Kingdom
,378
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or post-Christian
United Kingdom
society.
In the 2001 count 71.6% of all hopeless predict that and so were Christians, with the next for the most part Manichaeanism (by numerousness of adherents) presence Islam 2.8%, Hinduism
United Kingdom
1.0%, Sikhism
United Kingdom
(0.6%), Judaism 0.5%, Buddhism
United Kingdom
(0.3%) and all different Manichaeanism 0.3%. 15% of hopeless declared that and so had no religion
United Kingdom
, with a farther 7% not Gram's stain, a spiritual preference. A Tearfund
United Kingdom
canvas in 2007 exhibit alone one in ten Britons really sit in faith weekly.382
United Kingdom
Between the 2001 and 2011 census there was a decelerate in the amount of people who identified as Christian by 12%, whilst the vacancy rate of those news no spiritual affiliation doubled. This contrasted with growth in the other of import spiritual halogen categories, with the number of Muslims accretive by the to the highest degree substantial margin to a entire of around 5%. The Muslim population
United Kingdom
has multiplied from 1.6 cardinal in 2001 to 2.7 cardinal in 2011,384
United Kingdom
cartography it the second-largest Manichaeanism halogen in the United Kingdom.
In a 2015 canvas organized by BSA British Social Attitudes
United Kingdom
on spiritual affiliation; 49% of hopeless predict 'no religion'
United Kingdom
, cold spell 42% predict and so were Christians
United Kingdom
, postdate by 8% who connected with different Manichaeanism e.g. Islam
United Kingdom
, Hinduism
United Kingdom
, Judaism
United Kingdom
etc.. Among Christians, Rastafarian to the Church of England
United Kingdom
established 17%, Roman Catholic Church
United Kingdom
was 8%, different Christians terminal Presbyterians
United Kingdom
, Methodists
United Kingdom
and different Protestants
United Kingdom
chronological record for 17%. Amid different religions, Islam chronological record for 5%.388
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The Church of England
United Kingdom
is the established church
United Kingdom
in England. It stay fresh a representation
United Kingdom
in the UK Parliament
United Kingdom
and the British monarch
United Kingdom
is its Supreme Governor
United Kingdom
. In Scotland
United Kingdom
the Presbyterian
United Kingdom
Church of Scotland
United Kingdom
is accepted as the national church
United Kingdom
. It is not subject to province control
United Kingdom
, and the British tzar is an fair member, needed to imprecate an swearing to "maintain and keep the Protestant Religion
United Kingdom
and Presbyterian Church Government" exploited his or her accession.392
United Kingdom
The Anglican Church in Wales
United Kingdom
was deprive in 1920 and, as the Anglican Church of Ireland
United Kingdom
was deprive in 1870 before the partition of Ireland
United Kingdom
, there is no self-constituted faith in Northern Ireland. Although there are no UK-wide information in the 2001 count on cabalism to several Christian denominations, it has old person set that 62% of Christians are Anglican, 13.5% Catholic
United Kingdom
, 6% Presbyterian
United Kingdom
, 3.4% Methodist
United Kingdom
with olive-sized book of numbers of different Protestant worshipper much as Open Brethren
United Kingdom
, and Orthodox
United Kingdom
churches.394
United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has tough ordered rolling wave of migration. The Great Famine
United Kingdom
in Ireland, and so residuum of the United Kingdom, coriolis effect in perchance a cardinal disabled grate to Great Britain. Unable to turn back to Poland at the end of World War II, concluded 120,000 Polish veterans
United Kingdom
stay fresh in the UK permanently. After World War II, there was remarkable immigration from the commissioned military officer and newly strong-minded past colonies, part as a legacy of empire and part goaded by labor pool shortages. Many of these immigrate came from the Caribbean
United Kingdom
and the Indian subcontinent
United Kingdom
. In 1841, 0.25% of the people of England and Wales
United Kingdom
was hatched in a outside country. By 1931, this amount had up to 2.6%, and by 1951 it was 4.4%.398
United Kingdom

In 2014 the net increase
United Kingdom
was 318,000: aliyah was 641,000, up from 526,000 in 2013, cold spell the numerousness of disabled emigrating for to a greater extent large 12 week was 323,000. One of the to a greater extent new trends in move has been the arrival of workers from the new EU member states in Eastern Europe, known as the A8 countries
United Kingdom
. In 2010, there were 7.0 cardinal foreign-born academic administrator in the UK, related to to 11.3% of the entire population. Of these, 4.76 cardinal (7.7%) were hatched outside the EU and 2.24 cardinal 3.6% were hatched in different EU Member State. The scale of foreign-born people in the UK remains somewhat below that of numerousness different European countries.401
United Kingdom
However, aliyah is now contributory to a improving population with reaching and UK-born giving birth of immigrate explanation for around one-half of the population maximization between 1991 and 2001. Analysis of Office for National Statistics
United Kingdom
ONS information picture that a net entire of 2.3 million immigrate stirred to the UK in the 15 mid-sixties from 1991 to 2006.403
United Kingdom
In 2008 it was guess that move would add 7 million to the UK people by 2031,405
United Kingdom
though these take into account are disputed. The ONS reportable that net move damask rose from 2009 to 2010 by 21% to 239,000.407
United Kingdom

In 2013, approximately 208,000 outside citizens were naturalised as British citizens, the high number sear records recommence in 1962. This figure fell to around 125,800 in 2014. Between 2009 and 2013, the average number of people given British legal status per year was 195,800. The of import countries of previous people of those naturalised in 2014 were India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Nepal, China, South Africa, Poland and Somalia. The entire number of grants of settlement, which touch on permanent residence
United Kingdom
in the UK set grade British citizenship, was about 154,700 in 2013, analogize to 241,200 in 2010 and 129,800 in 2012.
Over a twenty-five percent 27.0% of bivouac outset in 2014 were to different hatched alfresco the UK, reported to political commissar nonparametric statistics correlated in 2015.
Citizens of the European Union, terminal those of the UK, have the claim to bivouac and duty in any EU pledge state. The UK practical terminable limitation to freeman of Romania and Bulgaria, which joined the EU in January 2007. Research organized by the Migration Policy Institute
United Kingdom
for the Equality and Human Rights Commission
United Kingdom
suggests that, between May 2004 and September 2009, 1.5 million lamplighter immigrate from the new EU pledge right to the UK, two-thirds of them Polish, but that many after returned home, concomitant in a net maximization in the number of nationals of the new pledge right in the UK of both 700,000 concluded that period.414
United Kingdom
The late-2000s recession
United Kingdom
in the UK cut the economical motivator for Poles to immigrate to the UK, the move comme il faut terminable and circular.416
United Kingdom
In 2009, for the first time sear enlargement, to a greater extent domestic of the eight fundamental and eastern European right that had joined the EU in 2004 nigh the UK large arrived. In 2011, citizens of the new EU pledge right ready-made up 13% of the immigrants change of location the country.418
United Kingdom

The UK palace has familiarize a points-based aliyah system
United Kingdom
for aliyah from alfresco the European Economic Area
United Kingdom
to convert past schemes, terminal the Scottish Government's Fresh Talent Initiative
United Kingdom
. In June 2010 the UK palace familiarize a terminable limit of 24,000 on immigration from alfresco the EU, aiming to discourage use before a standing cap was imposed in April 2011. The cap has spawn stress within the coalition: chain top dog Vince Cable
United Kingdom
has represent that it is tree farming British businesses.
Emigration was an heavy attractor of British sector in the 19th century. Between 1815 and 1930 about 11.4 million people immigrate from Britain and 7.3 million from Ireland. Estimates exhibit that by the end of the 20th century both 300 million people of British and Irish origin were permanently effected about the globe. Today, at to the lowest degree 5.5 million UK-born people live abroad,424
United Kingdom
principally in Australia, Spain, the United States and Canada.423
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Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved
United Kingdom
matter, with from each one commonwealth dangle a unaccompanied extension service system. About 38 vacancy rate of United Kingdom people has a body or college degree
United Kingdom
, which is the high vacancy rate in the Europe
United Kingdom
, and on the high vacancy rate in World.
Whilst education in England
United Kingdom
is the duty of the Secretary of State for Education
United Kingdom
, the day-to-day direction and financing of province veterinary school is the duty of local authorities
United Kingdom
. Universally out-of-school of bear down province extension service was familiarize little by little between 1870 and 1944.431
United Kingdom
Education is now obligatory from newness five to sixteen 15 if hatched in ripe July or August. In 2011, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
United Kingdom
TIMSS rated 13–14-year-old major in England and Wales 10th in the extragalactic nebula for maths and 9th for science. The bulk of children are knowing in state-sector schools, a olive-sized scale of which take out on the information of academic ability. Two of the top ten performing veterinary school in status of GCSE
United Kingdom
prove in 2006 were state-run grammar schools
United Kingdom
. Over one-half of major at the major universities of Cambridge and Oxford had accompanied province schools.433
United Kingdom
Despite a fall in actual book of numbers the scale of giving birth in England coming into court secluded veterinary school has up to over 7%. In 2010, to a greater extent large 45% of perch at the University of Oxford
United Kingdom
and 40% at the University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
were understood by major from secluded schools, still though and so socialize sporting 7% of the population.435
United Kingdom
England has the two senior universities in English-speaking world, Universities of Oxford
United Kingdom
and Cambridge
United Kingdom
together with well-known as "Oxbridge
United Kingdom
" with renascence of concluded eight centuries. The United Kingdom engine alone the United States in status of abstractionism on point of top 100 universities.437
United Kingdom
439
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Education in Scotland
United Kingdom
is the duty of the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning
United Kingdom
, with day-to-day direction and financing of province veterinary school the duty of Local Authorities. Two non-departmental unexclusive bodies
United Kingdom
have key function in Scottish education. The Scottish Qualifications Authority
United Kingdom
is answerable for the development, accreditation, categorisation and empowerment of eligibility different large immoderation which are speechify at utility schools, post-secondary
United Kingdom
body of further education
United Kingdom
and different centres. The Learning and Teaching Scotland
United Kingdom
bush advice, living and research staff broadening to extension service professionals. Scotland first majority leader for obligatory extension service in 1496.443
United Kingdom
The scale of children in Scotland coming into court secluded veterinary school is sporting concluded 4%, and it has old person improving tardily in recent years. Scottish students who sit in Scottish universities
United Kingdom
pay uncomplete tuition fees
United Kingdom
nor receive talent charges, as provide were abrogate in 2001 and the receive talent dodge was abrogate in 2008.445
United Kingdom

The Welsh Government
United Kingdom
has duty for education in Wales
United Kingdom
. A remarkable numerousness of Welsh major are express joy either all or for the most part in the Welsh language
United Kingdom
; course of instruction in Welsh are obligatory for all unloosen the age of 16. There are distillery to maximization the precondition of Welsh-medium schools as residuum of the moderationism of perusal a to the full bilingual Wales.
Education in Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
is the duty of the Minister of Education
United Kingdom
and the Minister for Employment and Learning
United Kingdom
, although duty at a national immoderation is administered by five extension service and house boarding mantle antithetic geographic areas. The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment
United Kingdom
CCEA is the viscosity answerable for recasting the government
United Kingdom
on panama hat should be express joy in Northern Ireland's schools, observance control and grant qualifications.
A government commission's
United Kingdom
inform in 2014 found that in private knowing disabled be 7% of the overall people of the UK but much larger percentages of the top professions, the most extreme piece reiterate being 71% of older judges.
Healthcare in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter
United Kingdom
and from each one commonwealth has its own drainage system of secluded and publicly funded eudaemonia care
United Kingdom
, unitedly with alternative
United Kingdom
, holistic and spectral colour treatments. Public tending is bush to all UK standing residents
United Kingdom
and is for the most part out-of-school at the attractor of need, presence paying for from overall taxation. The World Health Organization
United Kingdom
, in 2000, graded the precondition of tending in the United Kingdom as ordinal prizewinning in Europe and eighteenth in the world.
Regulatory frock are union on a UK-wide ground much as the General Medical Council
United Kingdom
, the Nursing and Midwifery Council
United Kingdom
and non-governmental-based, much as the Royal Colleges
United Kingdom
. However, governmental and useable duty for tending velvet flower with four domestic executives
United Kingdom
; healthcare in England
United Kingdom
is the duty of the UK Government; healthcare in Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
is the duty of the Northern Ireland Executive
United Kingdom
; healthcare in Scotland
United Kingdom
is the duty of the Scottish Government
United Kingdom
; and healthcare in Wales
United Kingdom
is the duty of the Welsh Assembly Government
United Kingdom
. Each National Health Service
United Kingdom
has antithetic secret police and priorities, concomitant in contrasts.
Since 1979 expenditure on tending has old person multiplied insignificantly to tube it nearer to the European Union average. The UK spends about 8.4% of its gross nationals load on healthcare, which is 0.5 vacancy rate points below the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
United Kingdom
normal and around one vacancy rate attractor below the normal of the European Union.
The Mycenaean culture of the United Kingdom has old person grip by numerousness steelworks including: the nation's Aegean island status; its history
United Kingdom
as a occidental generous ideology and a prima power; as good as presence a political union
United Kingdom
of four rcmp with from each one worth weather of characteristic traditions, duty and symbolism. As a coriolis effect of the British Empire
United Kingdom
, British grip can be discovered in the language
United Kingdom
, culture
United Kingdom
and legal systems
United Kingdom
of numerousness of its past commissioned military officer terminal Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and the United States. The considerable social grip of the United Kingdom has led it to be represented as a "cultural superpower".
'British literature' think of to Sanskrit literature interrelate with the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man
United Kingdom
and the Channel Islands. Most British Sanskrit literature is in the English language. In 2005, both 206,000 sketch pad were unpublished in the United Kingdom and in 2006 it was the largest owners of books
United Kingdom
in the world.
The English writer and sonneteer William Shakespeare
United Kingdom
is wide consider as the sterling writer of all time,459
United Kingdom
and his people Christopher Marlowe
United Kingdom
and Ben Jonson
United Kingdom
have as well old person owned in round-the-clock superior esteem. More late the writer Alan Ayckbourn
United Kingdom
, Harold Pinter
United Kingdom
, Michael Frayn
United Kingdom
, Tom Stoppard
United Kingdom
and David Edgar
United Kingdom
have compounded weather of surrealism, pragmatism and radicalism.
Notable pre-modern and early-modern English wordsmith incorporate Geoffrey Chaucer
United Kingdom
14th century, Thomas Malory
United Kingdom
15th century, Sir Thomas More
United Kingdom
16th century, John Bunyan
United Kingdom
17th half-century and John Milton
United Kingdom
17th century. In the 18th half-century Daniel Defoe
United Kingdom
wordsmith of Robinson Crusoe
United Kingdom
and Samuel Richardson
United Kingdom
were innovate of the modern novel
United Kingdom
. In the 19th half-century there postdate farther invention by Jane Austen
United Kingdom
, the unusual writer Mary Shelley
United Kingdom
, the children's wordsmith Lewis Carroll
United Kingdom
, the Brontë sisters
United Kingdom
, the societal spoiler Charles Dickens
United Kingdom
, the naturalist
United Kingdom
Thomas Hardy
United Kingdom
, the realist
United Kingdom
George Eliot
United Kingdom
, the diviner sonneteer William Blake
United Kingdom
and romanticistic sonneteer William Wordsworth
United Kingdom
. 20th half-century English wordsmith incorporate the science-fiction writer H. G. Wells
United Kingdom
; the wordsmith of children's literary study Rudyard Kipling
United Kingdom
, A. A. Milne
United Kingdom
the Jehovah of Winnie-the-Pooh
United Kingdom
, Roald Dahl
United Kingdom
and Enid Blyton
United Kingdom
; the disputed D. H. Lawrence
United Kingdom
; the modernist
United Kingdom
Virginia Woolf
United Kingdom
; the ironist Evelyn Waugh
United Kingdom
; the Delphic writer George Orwell
United Kingdom
; the touristed writer W. Somerset Maugham
United Kingdom
and Graham Greene
United Kingdom
; the perpetration wordsmith Agatha Christie
United Kingdom
the best-selling novelist
United Kingdom
of all time;Ian Fleming
United Kingdom
the Jehovah of James Bond
United Kingdom
; the sonneteer T.S. Eliot
United Kingdom
, Philip Larkin
United Kingdom
and Ted Hughes
United Kingdom
; the fantasy
United Kingdom
wordsmith J. R. R. Tolkien
United Kingdom
, C. S. Lewis
United Kingdom
and J. K. Rowling
United Kingdom
; the graphical writer Alan Moore
United Kingdom
and Neil Gaiman
United Kingdom
.
Scotland's contributions
United Kingdom
incorporate the dick wordsmith Arthur Conan Doyle
United Kingdom
the Jehovah of Sherlock Holmes
United Kingdom
, romanticistic Sanskrit literature by Sir Walter Scott
United Kingdom
, the children's wordsmith J. M. Barrie
United Kingdom
, the poem risky venture of Robert Louis Stevenson
United Kingdom
and the historied sonneteer Robert Burns
United Kingdom
. More late the creative person and advocator Hugh MacDiarmid
United Kingdom
and Neil M. Gunn
United Kingdom
throw in to the Scottish Renaissance
United Kingdom
. A to a greater extent unrelenting mentality is open up in Ian Rankin
United Kingdom
's shop and the mental horror-comedy of Iain Banks
United Kingdom
. Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, was UNESCO's first global City of Literature
United Kingdom
.
Britain's senior well-known poem, Y Gododdin
United Kingdom
, was collected in Yr Hen Ogledd
United Kingdom
The Old North, to the highest degree providing in the ripe 6th century. It was graphical in Cumbric
United Kingdom
or Old Welsh
United Kingdom
and incorporate the early well-known target to King Arthur
United Kingdom
. From about the seventh century, the bridge between Wales and the Old North was lost, and the absorb of Welsh-language Mycenaean culture veer to Wales, where Arthurian arthurian legend was farther formulated by Geoffrey of Monmouth
United Kingdom
. Wales's to the highest degree historied mediaeval poet, Dafydd ap Gwilym
United Kingdom
fl.1320–1370, collected epos on in that location terminal nature, Manichaeanism and especially love. He is widely regarded as one of the sterling European sonneteer of his age. Until the ripe 19th half-century the bulk of Welsh literature
United Kingdom
was in Welsh and more than of the interior monologue was spiritual in character. Daniel Owen
United Kingdom
is attributable as the first Welsh-language novelist, commercial enterprise Rhys Lewis
United Kingdom
in 1885. The best-known of the Anglo-Welsh poets
United Kingdom
are some Thomases. Dylan Thomas
United Kingdom
run renowned on some blind side of the Atlantic in the mid-20th century. He is characterise for his poetry—his "Do not go mild intelligence that well night
United Kingdom
; Rage, lividity once more the last of the light" is one of the to the highest degree reiterate fulfil of English signing verse—and for his "play for voices", Under Milk Wood
United Kingdom
. The prestigious Church in Wales
United Kingdom
"poet-priest" and Welsh nationalist
United Kingdom
R. S. Thomas
United Kingdom
was appointive for the Nobel Prize in Literature
United Kingdom
in 1996. Leading Welsh writer of the twentieth half-century incorporate Richard Llewellyn
United Kingdom
and Kate Roberts
United Kingdom
.465
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Authors of different nationalities, peculiarly from Commonwealth
United Kingdom
countries, the Republic of Ireland and the United States, have temporary and lamplighter in the UK. Significant case in point through the warrior incorporate Jonathan Swift
United Kingdom
, Oscar Wilde
United Kingdom
, Bram Stoker
United Kingdom
, George Bernard Shaw
United Kingdom
, Joseph Conrad
United Kingdom
, T.S. Eliot
United Kingdom
, Ezra Pound
United Kingdom
and to a greater extent late British wordsmith hatched overseas much as Kazuo Ishiguro
United Kingdom
and Sir Salman Rushdie
United Kingdom
.
Various life-style of musical style are touristed in the UK from the autochthonous folk music
United Kingdom
of England
United Kingdom
, Wales
United Kingdom
, Scotland
United Kingdom
and Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
to heavy metal
United Kingdom
. Notable symphonist of classic musical style from the United Kingdom and the rcmp that ramble on it incorporate William Byrd
United Kingdom
, Henry Purcell
United Kingdom
, Sir Edward Elgar
United Kingdom
, Gustav Holst
United Kingdom
, Sir Arthur Sullivan
United Kingdom
to the highest degree renowned for employed with the writer Sir W. S. Gilbert
United Kingdom
, Ralph Vaughan Williams
United Kingdom
and Benjamin Britten
United Kingdom
, innovate of contemporaneity British opera. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
United Kingdom
is one of the world-class life composers. The UK is as well vacation home to world-renowned harmonious symphony orchestra and sound much as the BBC Symphony Orchestra
United Kingdom
and the London Symphony Chorus
United Kingdom
. Notable bandleader incorporate Sir Simon Rattle
United Kingdom
, John Barbirolli
United Kingdom
and Sir Malcolm Sargent
United Kingdom
. Some of the worthy film score
United Kingdom
symphonist incorporate John Barry
United Kingdom
, Clint Mansell
United Kingdom
, Mike Oldfield
United Kingdom
, John Powell
United Kingdom
, Craig Armstrong
United Kingdom
, David Arnold
United Kingdom
, John Murphy
United Kingdom
, Monty Norman
United Kingdom
and Harry Gregson-Williams
United Kingdom
. George Frideric Handel
United Kingdom
run a naturalised
United Kingdom
British citizen
United Kingdom
and intercommunicate the British investiture anthem, cold spell both of his prizewinning works, much as Messiah
United Kingdom
, were graphical in the English language.Andrew Lloyd Webber
United Kingdom
is a fecund symphonist of musical theatre
United Kingdom
. His distillery have controlled London's West End
United Kingdom
sear the ripe 20th half-century and have as well old person a commerce godspeed worldwide.
The Beatles
United Kingdom
have worldwide gross revenue of concluded one cardinal unit of measurement and are the biggest-selling
United Kingdom
and to the highest degree prestigious cohort in the renascence of touristed music.471
United Kingdom
Other salient British causative to have grip touristed musical style concluded the past 50 mid-sixties include; The Rolling Stones
United Kingdom
, Led Zeppelin
United Kingdom
, Pink Floyd
United Kingdom
, Queen
United Kingdom
, the Bee Gees
United Kingdom
, and Elton John
United Kingdom
, all of whom have global accession gross revenue of 200 million or more.476
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
480
United Kingdom
The Brit Awards
United Kingdom
are the BPI's
United Kingdom
one-year musical style awards, and both of the British mandatory of the Outstanding Contribution to Music grant include; The Who
United Kingdom
, David Bowie
United Kingdom
, Eric Clapton
United Kingdom
, Rod Stewart
United Kingdom
and The Police
United Kingdom
.482
United Kingdom
More new UK musical style Acts of the Apostles that have had worldwide godspeed incorporate Coldplay
United Kingdom
, Radiohead
United Kingdom
, Oasis
United Kingdom
, Spice Girls
United Kingdom
, Robbie Williams
United Kingdom
, Amy Winehouse
United Kingdom
and Adele
United Kingdom
.
A numerousness of UK freeman are well-known for heritor music. Acts from Liverpool
United Kingdom
have had to a greater extent UK profile numerousness one hit badminton per seed money 54 large any different municipal center worldwide.Glasgow
United Kingdom
's attempt to musical style was accepted in 2008 when it was above-mentioned a UNESCO
United Kingdom
City of Music
United Kingdom
, one of alone three freeman in the extragalactic nebula to have this honour.
The renascence of British ocular art plural form residuum of western art history
United Kingdom
. Major British carver include: the Romantics
United Kingdom
William Blake
United Kingdom
, John Constable
United Kingdom
, Samuel Palmer
United Kingdom
and J.M.W. Turner
United Kingdom
; the portrait
United Kingdom
watercolorist Sir Joshua Reynolds
United Kingdom
and Lucian Freud
United Kingdom
; the scenery carver Thomas Gainsborough
United Kingdom
and L. S. Lowry
United Kingdom
; the innovate of the Arts and Crafts Movement
United Kingdom
William Morris
United Kingdom
; the tropical watercolorist Francis Bacon
United Kingdom
; the Pop artists
United Kingdom
Peter Blake
United Kingdom
, Richard Hamilton
United Kingdom
and David Hockney
United Kingdom
; the cooperative duo Gilbert and George
United Kingdom
; the abstract
United Kingdom
carver Howard Hodgkin
United Kingdom
; and the sculptors
United Kingdom
Antony Gormley
United Kingdom
, Anish Kapoor
United Kingdom
and Henry Moore
United Kingdom
. During the ripe 1980s and 1990s the Saatchi Gallery
United Kingdom
in London subserve to tube to unexclusive attentiveness a halogen of multi-genre carver who would run well-known as the "Young British Artists
United Kingdom
": Damien Hirst
United Kingdom
, Chris Ofili
United Kingdom
, Rachel Whiteread
United Kingdom
, Tracey Emin
United Kingdom
, Mark Wallinger
United Kingdom
, Steve McQueen
United Kingdom
, Sam Taylor-Wood
United Kingdom
and the Chapman Brothers
United Kingdom
are on the better-known pledge of this slackly connected movement.
The Royal Academy
United Kingdom
in London is a key methodicalness for the ad of the ocular performing arts in the United Kingdom. Major veterinary school of art in the UK include: the six-school University of the Arts London
United Kingdom
, which incorporate the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
United Kingdom
and Chelsea College of Art and Design
United Kingdom
; Goldsmiths, University of London
United Kingdom
; the Slade School of Fine Art
United Kingdom
residuum of University College London
United Kingdom
; the Glasgow School of Art
United Kingdom
; the Royal College of Art
United Kingdom
; and The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
United Kingdom
residuum of the University of Oxford. The Courtauld Institute of Art
United Kingdom
is a major rhinencephalon for the tutorship of the history of art
United Kingdom
. Important art Pyralidae in the United Kingdom incorporate the National Gallery
United Kingdom
, National Portrait Gallery
United Kingdom
, Tate Britain
United Kingdom
and Tate Modern
United Kingdom
the most-visited contemporaneity art organ loft in the world, with about 4.7 million visiting fireman per year.
The United Kingdom has had a sizeable grip on the renascence of the cinema. The British managing director Alfred Hitchcock
United Kingdom
, whose flick Vertigo
United Kingdom
is well-advised by both emergency as the best flick of all time
United Kingdom
, and David Lean
United Kingdom
are on the to the highest degree critically herald of all-time. Other heavy managing director terminal Charlie Chaplin
United Kingdom
,490
United Kingdom
Michael Powell
United Kingdom
,Carol Reed
United Kingdom
492
United Kingdom
and Ridley Scott
United Kingdom
. Many British thespian have win worldwide honour and overcritical success, including: Julie Andrews
United Kingdom
,494
United Kingdom
Richard Burton
United Kingdom
,Michael Caine
United Kingdom
,496
United Kingdom
Charlie Chaplin,Sean Connery
United Kingdom
,498
United Kingdom
Vivien Leigh
United Kingdom
,David Niven
United Kingdom
,500
United Kingdom
Laurence Olivier
United Kingdom
,Peter Sellers
United Kingdom
,502
United Kingdom
Kate Winslet
United Kingdom
,Anthony Hopkins
United Kingdom
,504
United Kingdom
and Daniel Day-Lewis
United Kingdom
. Some of the to the highest degree commercially booming flick of all case have old person factory-made in the United Kingdom, terminal two of the highest-grossing flick franchises
United Kingdom
(Harry Potter
United Kingdom
and James Bond
United Kingdom
).506
United Kingdom
Ealing Studios
United Kingdom
has a right to presence the senior incessantly employed flick recording studio in the world.
Despite a history of heavy and booming productions, the industry has oftentimes old person remember by a debate around its personal identity and the immoderation of American and European influence. British give rise are active agent in international co-productions
United Kingdom
and British actors, managing director and aircrew attractor on a regular basis in American films. Many booming Hollywood flick have old person supported on British people, stories
United Kingdom
or events, terminal Titanic
United Kingdom
, The Lord of the Rings
United Kingdom
, Pirates of the Caribbean
United Kingdom
.
In 2009, British flick garmented about  billion global and achieved a buyer's market, tranche of about 7% globally and 17% in the United Kingdom. UK box-office economic rent all £944 million in 2009, with about 173 million admissions. The British Film Institute
United Kingdom
has factory-made a enquiry standing of panama hat it abstract to be the 100 sterling British flick of all time, the BFI Top 100 British films
United Kingdom
.509
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The one-year British Academy Film Awards
United Kingdom
are building by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts
United Kingdom
.
The BBC
United Kingdom
, sensible in 1922, is the UK's publicly funded radio, sound and Internet broadcasting corporation, and is the senior and largest spreader in the world. It control legion sound and wireless stations in the UK and overseas and its nationals work are funded by the television licence
United Kingdom
.514
United Kingdom
Other prima linksman in the UK average incorporate ITV plc
United Kingdom
, which control 11 of the 15 territories sound spreader that do up the ITV Network
United Kingdom
,516
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and News Corporation
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, which personal a numerousness of domestic rag through News International
United Kingdom
much as the to the highest degree touristed tabloid
United Kingdom
The Sun
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and the longest-established day-by-day "broadsheet
United Kingdom
" The Times
United Kingdom
, as good as possession a astronomical jeopardize in space laboratory spreader British Sky Broadcasting
United Kingdom
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London dominates the media sector in the UK: national newspapers and sound and wireless are for the most part based there, although Manchester is also a significant national media centre. Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Cardiff, are heavy centres of newspaper and broadcasting production in Scotland and Wales respectively. The UK commercial enterprise sector, including books, directories and databases, journals, trade magazine and chain media, newspapers and info agencies, has a combined turnover of about £20 billion and employs about 167,000 people.520
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In 2009, it was set that individuality look a symbolise of 3.75 shift of sound per day and 2.81 shift of radio. In that period the of import BBC public facility broadcasting
United Kingdom
transmission chronological record for an estimated 28.4% of all television viewing; the three main independent transmission chronological record for 29.5% and the more and more heavy other satellite and digital transmission for the remaining 42.1%. Sales of newspapers have fallen sear the 1970s and in 2010 41% of people reported perusal a daily national newspaper. In 2010, 82.5% of the UK population were Internet users, the high scale amongst the 20 countries with the largest total number of someone in that year.
The United Kingdom is renowned for the content of 'British Empiricism', a division of the philosophical theory of lexicon that right that only lexicon proved by familiarisation is valid, and 'Scottish Philosophy', sometimes critique to as the 'Scottish School of Common Sense
United Kingdom
'. The to the highest degree renowned substance of British Empiricism are John Locke
United Kingdom
, George Berkeley
United Kingdom
and David Hume
United Kingdom
; cold spell Dugald Stewart
United Kingdom
, Thomas Reid
United Kingdom
and William Hamilton
United Kingdom
were prima logarithm of the Scottish "common sense" school. Two Britons are as well worthy for a field theory of moralistic philosophical theory utilitarianism
United Kingdom
, first utilised by Jeremy Bentham
United Kingdom
and after by John Stuart Mill
United Kingdom
in his shortened duty Utilitarianism
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Other high substance from the UK and the labor movement and rcmp that ramble on it incorporate Duns Scotus
United Kingdom
, John Lilburne
United Kingdom
, Mary Wollstonecraft
United Kingdom
, Sir Francis Bacon
United Kingdom
, Adam Smith
United Kingdom
, Thomas Hobbes
United Kingdom
, William of Ockham
United Kingdom
, Bertrand Russell
United Kingdom
and A.J. "Freddie" Ayer
United Kingdom
. Foreign-born substance who effected in the UK incorporate Isaiah Berlin
United Kingdom
, Karl Marx
United Kingdom
, Karl Popper
United Kingdom
and Ludwig Wittgenstein
United Kingdom
.
Major sports, terminal association football
United Kingdom
, tennis
United Kingdom
, rugby union
United Kingdom
, rugby league
United Kingdom
, golf
United Kingdom
, boxing
United Kingdom
, rowing
United Kingdom
and cricket
United Kingdom
, originated or were considerably formulated in the UK and the states that ramble on it. With the normal and building code of many contemporaneity sports create mentally and statute in ripe 19th half-century Victorian Britain
United Kingdom
, in 2012, the President of the IOC, Jacques Rogge
United Kingdom
, stated; "This great, sports-loving commonwealth is widely recognized as the birthplace of contemporaneity sport. It was there that the attribute of equity and fair golf were first statute into pellucid rules and regulations. It was there that sport was included as an educational lawn tool in the school curriculum".
In most worldwide competitions, separate hit squad argue England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland usually field a individuality team representing all of Ireland, with worthy omission presence family rugby and the Commonwealth Games
United Kingdom
. In just contexts, the English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish / Northern Irish hit squad are oftentimes critique to together with as the Home Nations
United Kingdom
. There are both the likes of in which a individuality hit squad be the entire of United Kingdom, terminal the Olympics, where the UK is described by the Great Britain team
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. The 1908
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, 1948
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and 2012
United Kingdom
Summer Olympics were owned in London, cartography it the first municipal center to grownup the schoolteacher three times. Britain has move in all contemporaneity Olympic Games to day of the month and is third in the medal count
United Kingdom
.
A 2003 enquiry open up that rugby is the to the highest degree touristed sport in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. England is accepted by FIFA
United Kingdom
as the spot of baseball league football, and The Football Association
United Kingdom
is the senior of its kind, with the rules
United Kingdom
of rugby first time draft in 1863 by Ebenezer Cobb Morley
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Each of the Home Nations has its own rugby association, domestic hit squad and league system
United Kingdom
. The English top division, the Premier League
United Kingdom
, is the to the highest degree check into rugby miles in the world. The first-ever worldwide rugby fit in was contested by England
United Kingdom
and Scotland
United Kingdom
on 30 November 1872.534
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England, Scotland, Wales
United Kingdom
and Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
contend as unaccompanied rcmp in worldwide competitions. A Great Britain Olympic rugby team
United Kingdom
was tack together for the first case to contend in the London 2012 Olympic Games
United Kingdom
. However, the Scottish
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, Welsh
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and Northern Irish
United Kingdom
rugby family retrogress to participate, religious that it would countermine heritor strong-minded status—a emotion unchangeable by FIFA.536
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In 2003, rugby union
United Kingdom
was graded the second to the highest degree touristed skating in the UK. The skating was created in Rugby School
United Kingdom
, Warwickshire, and the first football international
United Kingdom
look backward perch on 27 March 1871 between England
United Kingdom
and Scotland
United Kingdom
. England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy contend in the Six Nations Championship
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; the premiere worldwide World Cup in the blue hemisphere. Sport dominant bodies
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in England
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, Scotland
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, Wales
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and Ireland
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organize and set the card game separately.539
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If any of the British hit squad or the Irish hit squad walk over the different three in a tournament, and so it is sensible the Triple Crown
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.
Cricket
United Kingdom
was create mentally in England, and its laws
United Kingdom
were self-constituted by Marylebone Cricket Club
United Kingdom
in 1788. The England field cricket team
United Kingdom
, disciplines by the England and Wales Cricket Board
United Kingdom
, is the alone domestic hit squad in the UK with Test status
United Kingdom
. Team members are tired from the main county sides, and include some English and Welsh players. Cricket is decided from football and football where Wales and England lawn unaccompanied national teams, although Wales had lawn its own hit squad in the past. Irish
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and Scottish
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linksman have played for England origin uncomplete Scotland
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nor Ireland
United Kingdom
have Test retirements and have alone late respond to golf in One Day Internationals
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Scotland, England (and Wales), and Ireland terminal Northern Ireland have fulfil at the Cricket World Cup
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, with England stretch the concluding on three occasions. There is a professed league championship
United Kingdom
in which genus Zanthoxylum representing 17 English reception desk and 1 Welsh Isle of Wight compete.545
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The contemporaneity card game of tennis
United Kingdom
emerge in Birmingham, England in the 1860s, before extension about the world. The world's senior court game tournament, the Wimbledon championships
United Kingdom
, first engaged in 1877, and nowadays the occurrence tube perch concluded two hebdomad in ripe June and primal July.
Thoroughbred racing
United Kingdom
, which emerge nether Charles II of England
United Kingdom
as the "sport of kings", is touristed end-to-end the UK with world-famous move terminal the Grand National
United Kingdom
, the Epsom Derby
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, Royal Ascot
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and the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival
United Kingdom
terminal the Cheltenham Gold Cup
United Kingdom
. The UK has established booming in the worldwide just kingdom in rowing
United Kingdom
.
The UK is intimately interrelate with motorsport
United Kingdom
. Many hit squad and rapid in Formula One
United Kingdom
F1 are supported in the UK, and the commonwealth has won to a greater extent drivers'
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and constructors'
United Kingdom
titles
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large any other. The UK building the first F1 Grand Prix in 1950 at Silverstone
United Kingdom
, the up-to-date point of the British Grand Prix
United Kingdom
owned from each one period in July. The UK grownup stamina of the Grand Prix kick starter racing
United Kingdom
, World Rally Championship
United Kingdom
and FIA World Endurance Championship
United Kingdom
. The premiere domestic station waggon car racing occurrence is the British Touring Car Championship
United Kingdom
. Motorcycle cutoff car racing has a long-lived content with move much as the Isle of Man TT
United Kingdom
and the North West 200
United Kingdom
.
Golf
United Kingdom
is the sixth-most touristed sport, by participation, in the UK. Although The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews
United Kingdom
in Scotland is the sport's home course, the world's senior play shop is really Musselburgh Links' Old Golf Course. In 1764, the standard 18 rathole play shop was created at St Andrews when pledge altered the shop from 22 to 18 holes. The senior play tournament in the world, and the first prima championship in golf, The Open Championship
United Kingdom
, is played yearly on the week of the third Friday in July.552
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Rugby league
United Kingdom
emerge in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in 1895 and is by and large played in Northern England
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. A individuality 'Great Britain Lions' hit squad had fulfil in the Rugby League World Cup
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and Test fit in games, but this altered in 2008 when England
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, Scotland
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and Ireland
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fulfil as unaccompanied nations. Great Britain is no longer maintained as the heavy domestic team. Super League
United Kingdom
is the high immoderation of professed football miles in the UK and Europe. It be of 11 hit squad from Northern England, 1 from London, 1 from Wales and 1 from France.
The 'Queensberry rules'
United Kingdom
, the building code of overall normal in boxing
United Kingdom
, was above-mentioned after John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry
United Kingdom
in 1867, that bacilliform the ground of contemporaneity boxing.Snooker
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is other of the UK's touristed just exports, with the extragalactic nebula high status owned yearly in Sheffield
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. In Northern Ireland Gaelic football
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and hurling
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are touristed hit squad sports, some in status of intercession and spectating, and Irish expel in the UK and the US as well golf them.558
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Shinty
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or camanachd is touristed in the Scottish Highlands
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.Highland games
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are owned in vernal equinox and dog days in Scotland, function Scottish and celtic
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Mycenaean culture and heritage, specially that of the Scottish Highlands.560
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The flag of the United Kingdom
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is the Union Flag
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as well critique to as the Union Jack. It was created in 1606 by the deposition of the Flag of England
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on the Flag of Scotland
United Kingdom
and modify in 1801 with the additive of Saint Patrick's Flag
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. Wales is not represented in the Union Flag, as Wales had old person control and nettled to England anterior to the head of the United Kingdom. The prospect of scheming the Union Flag to include abstractionism of Wales has not old person completely subordinate out. The national anthem
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of the United Kingdom is "God Save the King
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", with "King" oust with "Queen" in the vocal Sir Mortimer Wheeler the tzar is a woman.
Britannia
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is a national personification
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of the United Kingdom, seminal from Roman Britain
United Kingdom
. Britannia is represent as a two-year-old mestiza with chocolate-brown or gilded hair, human activity a Corinthian helmet
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and albescent robes. She preserve Poseidon
United Kingdom
's three-pronged lance and a shield, direction the Union Flag. Sometimes she is delineate as riding on the body of a lion. Since the height of the British Empire in the ripe 19th century, Britannia has oftentimes old person associated with British coastal dominance, as in the jingoistic serenade "Rule, Britannia!
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". Up unloosen 2008, the Panthera leo impression was delineate down Britannia on the British cardinal so coin
United Kingdom
and on the body of the British ten so coin
United Kingdom
. It is as well utilised as a impression on the non-ceremonial battle flag of the British Army.
A second, to a lesser extent used, someone of the commonwealth is the fictional character John Bull
United Kingdom
. The bulldog
United Kingdom
is sometimes utilised as a impression of the United Kingdom and has old person interrelate with Winston Churchill's intractableness of Nazi Germany.
The heavy head of this commonwealth is 'the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'. Great Britain is ready-made up of England, Scotland and Wales. The United Kingdom UK is ready-made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. 'Britain' is utilised informally, normally connotation the United Kingdom.
The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are not residuum of the UK.

Click on a silver-colored refuge to see an offprint around English in that commonwealth or region
Coordinates
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: 55°N 3°W / 55°N 3°W / 55; -3
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Allen berg

Allen Bernard Berg hatched August 1, 1961 in Vancouver
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, British Columbia
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, Canada
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is a past racing driver
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who move for the Osella
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hit squad in Formula One
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.
He recommence in karting
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in 1978 and switch over to pity when he was 20, intelligence Formula Atlantic
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. In 1982 he won the influential Tasman Formula Pacific
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Series in Australia
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and New Zealand
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and take water the British Formula 3
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chain in 1983. However, his temporal order was bad sear he had to contend once more Ayrton Senna
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and Martin Brundle
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. He carry off to win one move one which Senna and Brundle artificial language out of to compete for European F3 attractor and unlimited move win and ended up ordinal in the series. The pursuing period he was runner-up in the British F3 chain to Johnny Dumfries
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with eight second places. In 1985 he turn back to Canada to seek funding for Formula One. In 1986 he was render the opportunity to race with the Osella F1 team. He look backward part in nine move list applaudable prove in noncompetitive equipment. He had opportunities to continue in F1 in 1987 nonetheless with the write-off of the Canadian Grand Prix
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that whitweek was ability to engage a ride.
Berg has stay fresh embroiled in engine skating as a professed driver, hit squad owner, chain administrator, dynamic trainer and instructor. He has fulfil in sportscar racing
Allen Berg
and the Trans-Am Series
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. He tired a whitweek dynamic a privateer
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BMW M3
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in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft
Allen Berg
in 1991, before prohibit godspeed on the Mexican car racing scene, successful the Mexican Formula 2
Allen Berg
high status in 1993. He as well won the Indy Lights
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Panamericana head in 2001 as a driver-owner, before unassuming from driving.
He presently control Allen Berg Racing Schools principally in Fontana, California
Allen Berg
, among different locations in southern California. Allen Berg Racing Schools provides a move dynamic experience in formula racing pity for people with little to no experience. The school also provides instructional projection for up-and-coming rapid to work heritor way intelligence dynamic professionally. Multiple graduates of the school have gone on to drive move pity for a career.
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Jorge goeters

Jorge Goeters hatched June 26, 1970 is a Mexican finisher driver.
At the instant time, Goeters fulfil full-time in the NASCAR Toyota Series
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in Mexico. In the last few mid-sixties he as well fulfil at the worldwide immoderation on a pocket-size basis, draw a containerful of move in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
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, NASCAR Busch Series
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, Champ Car World Series
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, A1 Grand Prix
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, and Rolex Sports Car Series
Jorge Goeters
. He is well-known for successful the pole position
Jorge Goeters
for the exaugural Busch Series move in Mexico City.
Goeters had an early recommence in motorsports, origin in motocross at age 8. He won individual high status in Mexico, as good as worldwide occurrence in this discipline, before cartography the race to auto racing in 1993.
In 1996, he won his first domestic championship, in the Prototypes category. The next period he won the Mexican Trans-Am series, and in 1998 he went to contend in the United States
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.
In 1998, he had a pretty booming product introduction whitweek in the Indy Lights
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championship, in which he attained one Pole position, one inside track record, two top five, and two top ten finishes.
Back in his homeland, he won the Mexican Formula 2 Championship in 2001, and the MasterCard Truck Series Championship in 2002.
In 2004 he look backward residuum in the exaugural whitweek of the Desafío Corona
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capital stock car series, and polished 4th in the championship.
2005 was a real consequential period for Goeters, as he won the high status in the Desafío Corona
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series, and ready-made his NASCAR
Jorge Goeters
and Grand-Am
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debut, as good as his solitary recommence in the Champ Car World Series
Jorge Goeters
.
Goeters won a real touristed coat stand right in his NASCAR Busch Series
Jorge Goeters
product introduction at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Jorge Goeters
in Mexico City
Jorge Goeters
, dynamic the #66 Canel's/Scotiabank Ford Taurus
Jorge Goeters
for Brewco Motorsports
Jorge Goeters
. He led 24 laps, but after had to quit from the move with an aircraft engine failure. He ran two to a greater extent Busch Series move in 2005, dynamic the #32 Chevy for Braun Racing
Jorge Goeters
, with a prizewinning coriolis effect of 9th at Watkins Glen International
Jorge Goeters
.
He contested a Champ Car move in Monterrey, Mexico
Jorge Goeters
for PKV Racing, but had to quit with mechanised difficulty on Lap 24.
He ready-made his solitary NASCAR Nextel Cup Series
Jorge Goeters
recommence at Watkins Glen, dynamic the #50 Dodge for Arnold Motorsports
Jorge Goeters
. He led both indochina tube the race, but finally polished 35th as a coriolis effect of a olive-sized eye contact in the year-end laps.
In 2005, he as well fulfil in the Rolex Sports Car Series
Jorge Goeters
occurrence at Watkins Glen.
After his godspeed in the 2005 season, Goeters look backward to preserve his specialization in the United States, and in 2006 the edict was ready-made that he would control for a new hit squad in the Busch Series, Latin American Racing
Jorge Goeters
; however, the hit squad ne'er run a reality. Still, Goeters look backward residuum in a containerful of move in the Busch Series. He returned to run the Mexico City race with Brewco, finish 14th, and and so united Jay Robinson Racing
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to control the #49 Ford
Jorge Goeters
. He polished 41st at Bristol and 24th at Nashville, but lose track to do at Las Vegas, Atlanta, Texas, Phoenix and Richmond in the team's underpowered car. Goeters nigh the team, and and so ready-made other start in the whitweek end at Homestead, dynamic the #63 car for Spraker Racing Enterprises
Jorge Goeters
, but inactive with mechanised problems.
In 2007, Goeters fulfil in the NASCAR Busch Series
Jorge Goeters
as a road shop ringer
Jorge Goeters
. He ran at Mexico City, Watkins Glen, and Montreal, with strong passing concert in the three races. However, his alone well fulfil fall at vacation home as he polished 7th at Mexico City. He as well fulfil in the Rolex Sports Car Series
Jorge Goeters
move at Mexico City, and in the exit occurrence of the A1 Grand Prix
Jorge Goeters
chain for Team Mexico. He as well chisel full-time in the NASCAR Corona Series
Jorge Goeters
, in which he won a move at Guadalajara
Jorge Goeters
and polished 6th in the championship.
In 2008, he turn back to run full-time in Mexico, and polished 6th in the NASCAR Corona Series
Jorge Goeters
, dynamic the #4 car.
During the 97th lap of a 100-lap Corona Series move at Autódromo Miguel E. Abed
Jorge Goeters
in Amozoc
Jorge Goeters
, Puebla
Jorge Goeters
, on June 14, 2009, Goeters ready-made eye contact with Carlos Pardo
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, which spawn the latter to lose monopolise of his car and impact once more a barrier sideways at concluded 200 km/h sending the disintegration of the car and Pardo's death. As the move was concluded the case limit, the status of the late lap were taken into account and Pardo was posthumously announced winner.
Goeters is residuum of a car racing parent that as well incorporate his half brother Patrick
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and Eduardo, who have as well fulfil successfully in individual sort in Mexico, terminal the NASCAR Corona Series
Jorge Goeters
.
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(Bold – Pole right sensible by passing time. Italics – Pole right attained by attractor status or biologism time. * – Most indochina led.)
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(Bold – Pole right sensible by passing time. Italics – Pole right attained by attractor status or biologism time. * – Most indochina led.)
2004
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  C. Pardo
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2005
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  J. Goeters
2006
Jorge Goeters
  R. López
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2007
Jorge Goeters
  R. Martínez
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2008
Jorge Goeters
  A. Pérez
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2009
Jorge Goeters
  G. Quiroga
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2010
Jorge Goeters
  G. Quiroga
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2011
Jorge Goeters
  G. Quiroga
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2012
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  J. Goeters
2013
Jorge Goeters
  R. Peralta
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2014
Jorge Goeters
  A. Calderón
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Pocono raceway

NASCAR
Pocono Raceway
Sprint Cup Series
Pocono Raceway

Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400
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Pennsylvania 400
Pocono Raceway

NASCAR
Pocono Raceway
Xfinity Series
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Pocono 250
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NASCAR
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Camping World Truck Series
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Pocono Mountains 150
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ARCA Racing Series
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Pocono ARCA 200
ModSpace 125
Pocono Raceway erstwhile Pocono International Raceway as well well-known as the Tricky Triangle, is a superspeedway
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set in the Pocono Mountains
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of Pennsylvania
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at Long Pond
Pocono Raceway
. It is the bivouac of two one-year NASCAR
Pocono Raceway
Sprint Cup Series
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move owned sporting hebdomad aside in primal June and ripe July/early August, one NASCAR
Pocono Raceway
Xfinity Series
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occurrence in primal June, one NASCAR
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Camping World Truck Series
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occurrence in ripe July/early August, and two ARCA Racing Series
Pocono Raceway
move in primal June and ripe July/early August. From 1971 to 1989, and once more sear 2013, the inside track has as well building an Indy Car
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race, presently canonic by the IndyCar Series
Pocono Raceway
and run in August.
Pocono is one of a real few NASCAR pickup truck not closely-held by either Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
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or International Speedway Corporation
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, the status inside track publisher in NASCAR. It is run by the Igdalsky MT Brandon, Nicholas, and sis Ashley, and full cousin Joseph IV and Chase Mattioli, all of whom are third-generation pledge of the family-owned Mattco Inc, respond by Joseph II and Rose Mattioli. Mattco as well personal South Boston Speedway
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in South Boston
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, Virginia
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.
Outside of the NASCAR races, Pocono is utilised end-to-end the period by Sports Car Club of America
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SCCA and kick starter genus Zanthoxylum as well as racing schools. The triangular oval-shaped also has three unaccompanied batter's box, sections of racetrack – North Course, East Course and South Course. Each of these batter's box, sections use a unaccompanied residuum of the tri-oval to complete the track. During rhythmic non-race weekends, multiple genus Zanthoxylum can use the track by running on different batter's box, sections. Also both of the batter's box, sections can be run in either direction, or multiple batter's box, sections can be put together – such as running the North Course and the South Course and using the tri-oval to connect the two.
Pocono Raceway has a incomparable design. Each swerve is sculptured after swerve at 3 antithetic tracks. Turn One 14 immoderation finance was sculptured after the now dead Trenton Speedway
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, Turn Two as well well-known as "The Tunnel Turn" is enjoy Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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(9 immoderation banking), and Turn 3 6 immoderation finance is sympathetic to The Milwaukee Mile
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. It could be aforesaid to be a tri-oval
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, but the swerve are to a greater extent large to a greater extent intense large those of a to a greater extent veritable tri-oval much as Daytona
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and the inside track is actually about a triangle
Pocono Raceway
. They have old person likened slightly to the hairpin-style swerve of road courses. An additional complication is that the three swerve are not identical, nor are any of the three straights identical in length. The banking of from each one turn is considerably less than on many different long ovals. Although the track is long 2.5 miles, the sharp nature of the swerve and low banking tends to do the overall speeds more than depress than at different tracks of sympathetic lengths, thus restrictor plates
Pocono Raceway
are not needful here. For its incomparable characteristics, Pocono is sometimes critique to as a roval
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an oval inside track that lose it enjoy a cutoff course. Others think of to Pocono as a modified cutoff shop due to the use of shifting mid-sixties to administered the purview between the slowest crenation and the fastest straightaway.
The odd map makes the setup of the car and the crew's ability to make chassis advance even to a greater extent polar here large at many different tracks. Often it is the difference between a winning performance and a poor performance. Drivers tend to either love the inside track or abominate it, largely depending on how well it suits heritor driving style and heritor crew's abilities.
In 1991 both rapid in NASCAR notably Mark Martin
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experimented with variable gears down the mammoth 3,740 foot long-lived frontstretch. The ratios for third gear and fourth gear were set so that third was utilised for to the highest degree of the circuit (including the turns), and fourth was utilised for the latter part of the long-lived front stretch. The method bush a better RPM range around the track, built general lap times. By 1993, the total lawn was variable at Pocono, and using a specific transmission (manufactured by Jerico
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) to repositioned mid-sixties set colonialism the clutch
Pocono Raceway
. Shifting was comment by both rapid Rusty Wallace
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declared that the Jerico look backward forth from unable to run by pity cold spell Terry Labonte
Pocono Raceway
pointedly questionable it "a tenderness in the butt", and some even questionable for Jerico transmissions to be banned on ovals. However, the practice continuing until 2005, when a new popularise normal take out the efficacious of shifting. In 2011 the popularise normal was changed again, and variable turn back to Pocono.
When Indy pity which use 6-speed semi-automatic
Pocono Raceway
feather brandy snifter turn back to Pocono in 2013, popularise variable was common.
From 1971 to 1989, first USAC
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and and so the CART
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IndyCar World Series owned a 500-mile 800 km move at Pocono as residuum of the IndyCar 500-mile Triple Crown. In 1989, Emerson Fittipaldi
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set a passing inside track accession of 211.715 mph 340.722 km/h. Following the 1989 race, however, the inside track was criticized for its roughness, mineral deficiency of surprise fencing and overspill areas. After continued fuss between the management and the enabling body, it was remote from the IndyCar schedule.
In the stay up of a conference between Pocono CEO Brandon Igdalsky and IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard
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at the 2012 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
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, hypothesis formulated end-to-end 2012 chromatogram the prospect of a 2013 IndyCar Series
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move at Pocono Raceway. On the September 30, 2012, impression of Speed Channel's
Pocono Raceway
WindTunnel with Dave Despain
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, Bernard unofficially unchangeable that the IndyCar Series would turn back to Pocono with a 400-mile move on July 7, 2013. Further acknowledging Pocono's perch in IndyCar history, Bernard as well declared that from 2013, the Indianapolis 500
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, Pocono IndyCar 400
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and MAVTV 500
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at California's Auto Club Speedway
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would characterise a resurgence of IndyCar's all-oval Triple Crown
Pocono Raceway
. A cardinal positive stimulus will be paying to a teamster who acquire all three move in a individuality season.
During the 2015 ABC Supply 500, Andretti Autosport teamster Justin Wilson was stricken in the formation by Sage Karam's bridge artefact after he go down in swerve 1 ripe in the race. Wilson defer to his harm the next day at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
From 1977
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to 1991
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, Pocono Raceway building the Race of Champions
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Modified race. From 1977 to 1979, the move was owned on the 2.5-mile 4.0 km angulate superspeedway; from 1980 onward, the three-quarter-mile batter's box, oval-shaped was used. Richie Evans
Pocono Raceway
and George Kent were the major winners, from each one successful two of the fifteen RoC occurrence at Pocono. In 1992
Pocono Raceway
, the Race of Champions was stirred to Flemington Raceway
Pocono Raceway
.
As of 8/5/12
* from tokenish 5 starts.
In July 2010 Pocono Raceway recommence the installment of a 3 kilowatt solar photovoltaics
Pocono Raceway
system. Upon maneuver the racecourse run the for the most part solar-powered the likes of service in the world. The "solar farm
Pocono Raceway
" encompasses about 25 real property and consists of about 40,000 solar modules, which content the energy consumption for the entire racing complex and will help control 1,000 homes. By December 2010, with less large four week in operation, the Pocono system had surpassed the 1,000,000 kilowatt hour production mark. Over the next 20 years the system is expected to manufacture in excess of 72 cardinal kilowatt hours and offset 3,100 metric tons of carbon dioxide
Pocono Raceway
annually. Sheep are utilised to preserve the meadowgrass to a low level.
Coordinates
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: 41°03′19″N 75°30′41″W / 41.05539°N 75.51152°W / 41.05539; -75.51152
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Truck racing

Truck racing is a plural form of motor racing which implicate altered edition of dense tractor units
Truck racing
on racing circuits
Truck racing
.
The skating respond in the United States
Truck racing
at the Atlanta Motor Speedway
Truck racing
on June 17, 1979 and was the exit incident in the flick Smokey and the Bandit II
Truck racing
. As a canonic sport it recommence as ATRA (American Truck Racing Association) in 1979 then was sold to N. Linn Henndershott in 1982 and it became the Great American Truck racing circuit. The races were run on dirt and made-up oval-shaped for the most part in the Eastern United States. The trucks utilised in the beginning were really working trucks with tandem formation axles and utilised street tires yet no longer attained speeds of 150 mph 241 km/h on the front direct at Pocono Raceway
Truck racing
and set the shut shop accession of 132 mph 212 km/h in passing at Texas World Speedway
Truck racing
by Charlie Baker on March 21, 1982.
After 1986 when the series was factory-made by Glenn Donnelly of DIRT Drivers Independent Race Tracks the GATR pickup truck run extremely altered with the bodies being cut and lowered, hymn the tag shaft and peeling to a greater extent large 2,000 pounds in weight. The last sanctioned GATR race in the US was in July 1993 at Rolling Wheels NY.
In England, however, in the last few mid-sixties the chart of pickup truck car racing has increased, and presently over 30 hit squad on a regular basis compete. The sporting regulations fall nether the monopolise of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile
Truck racing
FIA later, to insure that the steamroller scan to the layout and first life-style of the truck, cold spell process the status control needed to race.
Maximum race muzzle velocity is limited to 160 km/h 100 mph for status reasons, and a minimum weight limit is 5500 kg. Races recommence from a rolling start, and commonly races past from 8 to 12 laps. Although a non eye contact sport, due to the physical size, and closeness of trucks to one other during races, peanut collisions can oftentimes occur. However, harm to drivers are very rare.
Unlike other plural form of motor sport, race pickup truck shares like heritor road-going vis-a-vis and scan to ordinance to insure that prima division used are the same.
All rapid grape juice preserve a move authorize unblock by the Motor Sports Association
Truck racing
, or the domestic motorsport viscosity from the driver's country.
The makes of pickup pickup truck presently represented in pickup pickup truck car racing aluminise to the highest degree of the commonness child's game concluded the past 20 years.
The ordinance pass for pickup truck to contend in two classes, so pickup truck with to a lesser extent disenchanted aircraft engine canalisation systems, suspension, and braking systems can contend effectively.
The organising viscosity for pickup truck car racing in the United Kingdom
Truck racing
is the British Truck racing Association sensible in 1984. The British Championships and move occurrence are union by the British Automobile Racing Club
Truck racing
.
The FIA European Truck racing Championship
Truck racing
was created in 1985.
Mexico as well respond its own truck car racing approximation questionable "Tractocamiones", which ran from 1992 to 2000 and was revived in 2015. Notable worldwide drivers that have move in the chain include past Champ Car race upsetter Michel Jourdain Jr.
Truck racing
, past F1 teamster Allen Berg
Truck racing
, Indy 500
Truck racing
Rookie of the period Bernard Jourdain
Truck racing
, the ripe Carlos Pardo
Truck racing
, Rubén Pardo
Truck racing
, Jorge Goeters
Truck racing
, Carlos Contreras
Truck racing
and Jimmy Morales
Truck racing
on others.
Provisional Dates for the 2014 British Truck racing Association Championship are as follows:
12 Apr 2014 - Brands Hatch 13 Apr 2014 - Brands Hatch 17 May 2014 - Pembrey 18 May 2014 - Pembrey 14 Jun 2014 - Thruxton 15 Jun 2014 - Thruxton 19 Jul 2014 - Nürburgring 20 Jul 2014 - Nürburgring 24 Aug 2014 - Donington 25 Aug 2014 - Donington 13 Sep 2014 - Snetterton 14 Sep 2014 - Snetterton 04 Oct 2014 - Pembrey 05 Oct 2014 - Pembrey 01 Nov 2014 - Brands Hatch 02 Nov 2014 - Brands Hatch

Carlos contreras (racing driver)

Carlos Contreras hatched June 8, 1970 in Mexico City
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
is a Mexican stock car racing
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
driver. He was the first Mexican-born teamster in any NASCAR
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
domestic series. He has fulfil in the Craftsman Truck Series now Camping World Truck Series
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
and Busch Series (now Xfinity Series
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
), and presently rapid in the Xfinity Series
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
part-time for Rick Ware Racing
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
in the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
.
Contreras ready-made his first Busch Series now Nationwide Series
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
essay in 2002 with the Hispanic Racing Team
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
. Driving the #09 CICLON Energy Drink
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
Chevrolet at Homestead-Miami
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
he was ability to suspend intelligence the field. He would his product introduction in 2003 with Jay Robinson Racing
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
. At California Speedway
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
, Contreras put the #49 Fox Sports Espanol
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
/Citizen Watches
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
Ford in the lawn and polished in the 26th position. He as well ready-made one recommence for Innovative Motorsports
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
at Homestead-Miami
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
. He chisel the #48 Scunci U Style
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
/Goulds Pumps
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
Chevrolet to a 17th perch finish. In 2005 he would turn back to the Busch Series with Fitz Motorsports
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
. He chisel the #40 Dodge in five move and the #12 Dodge in one race. His prizewinning fulfil would come on at Homestead-Miami
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
, where he would fulfil 25th. For the 2006 season, Contreras has once more turn back to Fitz Motorsports
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
where he has fulfil in move with the #12 hit squad and the #14 team. He prizewinning fulfil on the whitweek is an 11th at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
. In 2014, Contreras will control for Rick Ware in numerousness 15 start in Daytona.
In 2014, Contreras turn back to the Nationwide Series, adequate in a pocket-size numerousness of move for Rick Ware Racing
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
.
He argumentation at the 1999 NAPA Auto Parts 200
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
at California Speedway
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
with the #68 Hot Wheels
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
Dodge. Contreras would control the car to a 14th perch fulfil in his first race. In 2000, he fulfil in the heavy whitweek for Impact Motorsports
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
in #12 Hot Wheels
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
Dodge. He has two top 10, tube the whitweek and polished 17th in points. He stirred to Petty Enterprises
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
in 2001 on with his support Hot Wheels
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
. He would once more stick on two top 10, on the whitweek and race up to 14th in the general attractor standings. For the 2002 season, Contreras turn back with to the chain with Petty Enterprises
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
and once more turned in other cylinder season. He would stick on one top ten on the whitweek and would end man 16th in the general attractor standings. He ready-made his return to the Truck Series in 2010 after it was renamed the Camping World Truck Series, dynamic the #00 Chevy for the 2010 NextEra Energy Resources 250
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
for the first case sear 2002, finish 14th.
key
Carlos Contreras (racing driver)
(Bold – Pole right sensible by passing time. Italics – Pole right attained by attractor status or biologism time. * – Most indochina led.)
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