The United States of America, also known as the United States, is the country in which much of Worm takes place.
America was the most powerful country in the world. They were home to the Protectorate, who were responsible for 25-50% of the defending side against Endbringers in fights outside of North America.
Points of Interest Edit
During the Cold War, Scion destroyed a nuclear test missile and the facility that launched it. This wasn't widely known, but it led the US to de-emphasize nuclear weapons under the (correct) belief that he would stop any nuclear conflict, effectively ending the Cold War. Although the details weren't publcized, it was generally known that the threat of Scion was what led nuclear powers to stand down.
The Protectorate and PRT were founded as US organizations under President James Griffin, although they later expanded to Canada.Dragon was forbidden from using viruses to infect the computers of Americans that didn’t have a warrant out for their arrests. She later found a way around this, making use of computers she allowed an Indonesian cartel to infect.
The United States briefly adopted a policy of tattooing Simurgh victims with a white bird on one hand or on one arm so others would know to take care. The policy lasted for four years, covering two of her visits to the US. It caused prejudice and violence against those affected, and many others got similar tattoos in protest.
When a portal to Earth Aleph was created in the US by Professor Haywire, treaties were made to prevent them finding a way to invade the alternate Earth with the help of parahumans and acquiring their resources, becoming the world's greatest superpower. All attempts to transmit people or objects between the worlds were banned.
People across the United States watched the aftermath of Leviathan's Attack on Brockton Bay, wondering if it would become another area that simply couldn't recover. The United States Sente debated condemning the city.
The Undersiders took over Brockton Bay, an event which made them famous across America. The PRT later argued that this constituted effectively declaring war on the government of the US.
- The America of Earth Bet has dollar coins instead of notes. It has a different president to that of Earth Aleph.
- Parahumans Online has a sub-board dedicated to discussing events taking place in America.