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The United States of America, commonly the US, USA, America, or just the States, was a nation-state located in North America on the planet Earth. Its head of state and head of government was an elected president, chosen by general election every four years.

History Edit

Early history Edit

American Revolution and nationhood Edit

Prior to British settlement, the United States was primarily inhabited by Native Americans.[source needed]

The Ninth Doctor claimed to have participated in the Boston Tea Party. (TV: The Unquiet Dead)

In 1775, the American Revolutionary War against colonial rule by Britain began. The Rani was present at some point during this conflict, and extracted brain chemicals from soldiers, using the violence to conceal her presence. (TV: The Mark of the Rani)

19th century Edit

American Civil War Edit

The American Civil War, which took place during 1862, was a conflict from which soldiers were kidnapped by the War Lords for use in their war games. (TV: The War Games)

While testing the temporal interocitor, Nyssa accidentally ended up in the Civil War during a battle in Virginia. There, she met a black Confederate soldier named Floyd, one of several people throughout history who'd been hearing the voices of Daleks all his life as part of their plan to make humanity more susceptible to Dalek ideals and enslave them. He assisted in thwarting this plan. (AUDIO: Renaissance of the Daleks)

Peri Brown and Erimem were separated from the Fifth Doctor after materialising in the Civil War. They witnessed its brutality first-hand. (PROSE: Blood and Hope)

On 14 April 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre in Washington DC. (AUDIO: Assassin in the Limelight)

Settling the West Edit

The latter half of the 19th century, particularly the years following the Civil War, saw rapid colonisation and development of the western half of the United States. Violence became a way of life in many settlements where often a lone marshall was hired to keep law and order. (TV: A Town Called Mercy) The First Doctor and his companions once found themselves engaged in a particularly infamous and bloody incident known as the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (TV: The Gunfighters). The Tenth Doctor and Martha landed in Redwater sometime in the 1880's and faced down the Clades.[source needed]

20th century Edit

1930s Edit

In 1930, the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones went to New York City where they found the Cult of Skaro. Many New York citizens were killed by the Cult after it tried to make them into a new form of Dalek-human. (TV: Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks)

For more information, see Final Experiment.

In 1938, the Eighth Doctor and Charley Pollard countered an invasion of New York by the Reggins during Orson Welles' broadcast of The War of the Worlds. (AUDIO: Invaders from Mars)

1940s Edit

In 1941 the United States entered World War II after an attack on the US Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. [source needed]

In 1947, a space ship crash landed at Roswell, New Mexico. (TV: Dalek, Dreamland, TV: Prisoner of the Judoon )

1950s Edit

In 1958, the Tenth Doctor met Cassie Rice and Jimmy Stalkingwolf. They were arrested and taken to Area 51 to have their minds wiped. There they discovered the truth about the Roswell crash and Area 51. (TV: Dreamland)

In 1959, the Americans sent their first satellite up into orbit. Unknown to the public, it actually ended up in Wales. (TV: Delta and the Bannermen)

1960s Edit

In the early 1960s, the United States confronted the Soviet Union and Cuba in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Fear of nuclear war during the crisis kept Barbara Wright awake at night. (AUDIO: 1963)

On 22 November 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy) The Ninth Doctor was present for this event. (TV: Rose)

By 1965, the United States was conducting research into psychic powers. (AUDIO: Peshka)

The first acknowledged American Moon landing happened on 20 July 1969. (TV: Blink, PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

In 1969, the Eleventh Doctor described Washington, D.C. as "the most powerful city in the most powerful country on Earth." At that time, a little girl phoned President Richard Nixon, told him about a spaceman that was coming to eat her, and warned him about monsters in the oval office. President Nixon recruited Canton Everett Delaware III to find out who the child was, and he was assisted by the Doctor, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, and River Song. During these events, the Silence were defeated by the Doctor through the use of their own post hypnotic suggestion. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon)

In 1970, Melody Pond ended up in New York City, dying from a disease, and on the run from the Silence since her escape from them in Florida. She regenerated to cure herself and continue living, scaring away a homeless man that had been concerned about her health. (TV: Day of the Moon) This new incarnation of Melody ended up a toddler. (TV: Let's Kill Hitler)

1990s Edit

The Tenth Doctor alleged that by 1994, the US military would admit that Area 51 existed, having previously denied it. (TV: Dreamland)

Between 30 December 1999 and just after midnight on 1 January 2000, the Seventh Doctor was in San Francisco, where he regenerated into his eighth incarnation, and subsequently prevented the Master from causing havoc with time and space on New Year's Eve. (TV: Doctor Who)

21st century Edit

2000s Edit

In 2003, part of the southern United States formed a 51st state, Malebolgia. Brigham Elisha Dashwood III, with the aid of the Psionovore Marchosias, planned to run for Governor of the new state, but was defeated by the Eighth Doctor, Charley Pollard and the Brigadier. (AUDIO: Minuet in Hell)

In 2008, Harold Saxon, the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, announced first contact with the Toclafane, who he described as a friendly form of alien life. The United States sent President Arthur Coleman Winters to come to the Valiant and take charge, whereupon the Toclafane killed him. (TV: The Sound of Drums) In 2009, Daleks under the control of Davros attacked New York. They destroyed the UNIT base there and killed most of the staff, including General Sanchez and Suzanne, although Martha Jones escaped thanks to Project Indigo. These Daleks were destroyed after the destruction of the Crucible. (TV: The Stolen Earth / Journey's End)

2010s Edit

In 2011, Carter sent letters written by the Eleventh Doctor to River Song, Amy Pond, Rory Williams, Canton Everett Delaware III, and the Doctor's younger self, asking them (bar the Doctor himself) to meet the Doctor in Lake Silencio in Utah. When they arrived the Doctor told Amy, River and Rory that they would have to go to "space, 1969." After Canton arrived, the Doctor, actually a Teselecta decoy, was shot by a younger version of River. Canton informed the others that the Doctor was really dead, and they cremated his supposed body. After Amy, Rory, and River found the Doctor's younger self, they travelled back in time to 8 April 1969. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut, The Wedding of River Song)

In 2015, relations between the United States and Cuba remained tense. (AUDIO: The Eight Truths)

2030s Edit

Circa 2037 the Wars of Independence broke up the United States. Terrorists destroyed the city of Phoenix, Arizona using a Tesla bomb. It was turned into a massive crater which came to be known as the "Phoenix Sandbowl". (PROSE: Alien Bodies)

Late 21st century Edit

Due to the Myloki conflict of 2066-8, by 2096 America was split into the warring North American Legion and Deep Southern States, with the Texas Republic selling weapons to both sides. (PROSE: The Indestructible Man)

Fall Edit

By 2118, America and Europe had been using Africa to grow new foodstuffs for their populations. (PROSE: The Art of Destruction)

In 2146 America's economy collapsed causing food riots. (PROSE: Lucifer Rising)

When the Daleks invaded Earth in 2157, New York City was destroyed by the Dalek invasion.

26th century Edit

Probably well before the mid 26th century, much of what was once the southern United States had sunk under the "Mississippi Sea". (PROSE: Home)

Legacy Edit

In the 26th century the White House, which had been the residence for the president of the United States, had become the residence for the President of Earth. (AUDIO: Scorpius)

By the 52nd century, America seemed to be unheard of by some humans. When River Song escaped from the Stormcage Containment Facility, she announced she was heading to America, which a prison guard mistook as a planet. (TV: The Impossible Astronaut)

The date of River's escape was unknown in The Impossible Astronaut, but as the date of her escape in The Pandorica Opens was 5145, it seems likely her second escape was also in the 52nd century.

By 200100, the USA was part of the New American Alliance. When the Daleks attacked, most of the population was killed and the terrain was drastically altered. (TV: The Parting of the Ways)

The American city of New York became one of the most important cities in human history. Versions of New York city continued to exist for billions of years. (TV : New Earth, Evolution of the Daleks)

People and culture Edit

U.S. popular culture had a significant influence on the rest of the Earth during the 20th and 21st centuries, especially in the Western world. U.S. music was heard all over the world, and included such forms as blues, jazz and rock and roll. As late as the final destruction of Earth during the expansion of its Sun, much of this music was still considered among the greatest ever composed by humanity. (TV: The End of the World, [additional sources needed])

American DJs were well liked by the DJ of Tranquil Repose, who based his style of presentation on them. Peri Brown thought of "Tranquil Repose" as the sort of name for a place in America; the Sixth Doctor agreed but thought America did not have a monopoly on bad taste. (TV: Revelation of the Daleks)

Languages Edit

The United States was home to a wide variety of languages, the most prominent of which was by far the English language (TV: The End of the World, [additional sources needed]). A large population of Americans also spoke the Spanish language and the French language. The Native Americans had many languages as well, but after English settlement most of them (but not all) were abandoned in favour of English.

Economy Edit

By the 20th century, the United States had a decimal currency. (TV: An Unearthly Child)

Companions and Time Lords Edit

Largest cities Edit

New York City was destroyed during the 22nd century Dalek invasion (TV: The Chase), while Los Angeles was still a major global centre in the early years of the Earth Empire. (TV: Frontier in Space)

US States Edit


Alternative timelines Edit

Behind the scenes Edit

Doctor Who Insider Part 3 -- In America 2011 Behind-the-Scenes02:19

Doctor Who Insider Part 3 -- In America 2011 Behind-the-Scenes

The series 6 production team discuss filming in America.

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