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USA is a country located south of Canada and north of Mexico, with a state hostile to Iran since 1979; : The territory was originally inhabited for several thousand years by native peoples. European settlement from the 16th century began displacement of the Native Americans. First known such settlement, by the Spanish, was at St. Augustine, Fla., in 1565; the British settled Jamestown, Va. (1607); Plymouth, Mass. (1620); Maryland (1634); and Pennsylvania (1681) and took New York, New Jersey, and Delaware from the Dutch in 1664, a year after the Carolinas. The British defeated the French in 1763 assuring control over its 13 colonies. British colonial policy resulted in formation of Boston Tea Party paving the grounds for American Revolution (1775-83) and the Declaration of Independence (1776). U.S. was first organized under the Articles of Confederation (1781), then finally under the Constitution (1787) as a federal republic. Boundaries excluded Florida. Louisiana was purchased from French in 1803 which nearly doubled the country's territory. The U.S. fought the British in1812 and acquired Florida from Spain in 1819. In 1830 American natives were pushed to lands west of the Mississippi River.Victory in the Mexican War (1846-48) added seven more future states including California and Texas to U.S. U.S. acquired southern Arizona for $10 million from Mexico in 1853. It plunged into civil war between the South and the North, which leaded to abolition of slavery under the 13th Amendment. After the war, the U.S. experienced rapid growth, urbanization, industrial development, and European immigration leading to widespread loss of land by native Americans labeled Indians. In 19th century, it gradually began to adopt imperial policy, developing foreign trade and acquired Alaska, Midway Island, the Hawaiian Islands, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, Wake Island, American Samoa, the Panama Canal Zone, and the Virgin Islands. U.S. participation in World War I in 1917-18 made it a safe haven for European investors. U.S. granted suffrage to women in 1920 and citizenship to native Americans in 1924. The stock market crash of 1929 led to the Great Depression. The U.S. entered World War II after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor (Dec. 7, 1941). The explosion by the U.S. of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and another on Nagasaki (Aug. 9, 1945), made U.S. the pioneer in the field.The U.S. became the military puppet of the western world. In the first decade after the war, US engage in a rivalry with the Soviet Union known as the Cold War which included many covert actions around the world. The US history thereafter was not quite bright; U.S. participated in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. In 1964 Congress authorized U.S. entry into the Vietnam War where it systematically bombed civilian territory and used chemical weapons. 1960s were marked by widespread civil disorder resulting in creation of The Police States of America.

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Abadan under occupation during World War II. Russian Pilots are assembling Airplanes arriving from USA in 1943. following Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran in 1941, Reza Shah's son was installed as puppet Shah of Iran and ruled until 1979.
Iran-USA Volleyball teams in World Cup match in Fukuoka, Japan Nov, 2011.Iran went into the match with great hopes as a giant killer with victories over Poland, Serbia, Japan and Argentina along with a loss to Cuba, but lost the game to US.
Zoroaster in USA! Life size marble statue of Zoroaster by Edward C Potter (1857-1923) on the cornice of New York Appellate Court Building in Madison Square Park representing Persian Law since 1950.
Pahlavi Mohammad Reza Shah and Queen Farah Diba smile at cameras while departing the US in 1977 from an American air force base in Maryland at the time when Anti-Shah sentiments were growing in Iran and President Carter somehow dumped the despot.
A Persian onager foal was born on Sept. 7, 2012 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va, USA. They are critically endangered and extremely rare in Iran due to loss of habitat, poaching and competition with domestic livestock.
American wrestler Jordan Burroughs defeated Iran's Sadegh Goudarzi in freestyle wrestling but the scenes that followed the two athletes hugging each other were the outstanding images to encompass the spirit of the Olympics; virtue and excellence.

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