United States of America/Estados Unidos de America/Amerika Sarikat




Washington, D.C.

Head of State

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945), Henry A. Wallace (1945-1953), Adlai E. Stevenson (1953-1961), John F. Kennedy (1961-1964), Lyndon B. Johnson (1964-1968), Richard M. Nixon (from 1968)

Ruling Party

N/A: two-party system, Democratic and Republic. The Democratic Party is dominant.

Head of Government

John N Garner (1933-1941), Henry A. Wallace (1941-1945), Glen H. Taylor (1945-1953), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961), Lyndon B. Johnson (1961-1964), Jose F. Ozamiz (1964-1972), Ferdinand E. Marcos (from 1972)


The USA had relied on the support of Great Britain in the event of a war with Germany or Japan. Even after both Britain and France had come to peace with Germany, the USA continued to lobby their governments (especially Prime Minister Churchill of Britain and General Weygand of France) to rejoin the conflict. President Roosevelt described the day in March 1945 on which the British instead made an alliance with Germany against the USSR as ‘a date that will live in infamy’. He died shortly afterwards.

The USA did its best to install or support sympathetic, anti-Axis regimes across Central America and the Caribbean throughout the 1940s. A formal alliance with Mexico was followed by their joint sponsorship of a new United States of Central America. Moves toward full pan-American unification took place under President Kennedy, though he was removed from office before any such plans could come to fruition.

The USA is one of the few major powers to have retained a functional democratic system, power essentially alternates between the two largest parties (Democratic and Republican), though the Presidency is dominated by the Democrats.