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What is the largest state by area in the United States of America? Here is a list of the top ten biggest states by size: Alaska, Texas, California, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Wyoming. Many states have large areas of water. These include the States of Michigan and Wisconsin in the Great Lakes region of the Northern US, and the humid Gulf States of Florida and Louisiana. There are, of course, many other states that may not have vast areas of water within state, but which are Ocean - facing, as well as states that have small areas of water in terms of percentage, but numbers simply reflect the size of the state itself. The smallest states by area are, of course, District of Columbia at just 68 mi and Rhode Island at 1 545 mi. Interestingly, there are only a handful of tiny states; Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Vermont are only other States with total area of under 10 000 mi and numbers increase significantly from that point onwards, emphasizing just how large the United States as a country is.

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By Geoffrey Barraclough (ed.) *

The expansion of the American republic was sustained by its vast abundance of physical resources. As great powers of Europe pursue their imperial dreams in Africa and Asia, United States enjoy luxury of build - in empire. The westward movement may be understood as a type of domestic imperialism, with many of the same motives as the imperialist movement in Europe, but with profoundly different results. The native culture of North America was not merely conquered but destroy; integrated capitalist democracy developed in its place. The second set of acquisitions in the period 1843 - 53 completed contiguous area of the continental United States. Protract negotiations for the territory of Oregon finally ended in compromise in 1846. The Texas Republic was annex in 1845, and the vast Mexican cession was spoilt by War in 1849. Finally, there was Gadson Purchase in 1853, bought from Mexico to control a promising railroad route. Compared with other acquisitions, it was trivial in size - a mere 30 000 square miles, approximately area of Scotland. This enormous landmass was occupied almost as swiftly as it was acquire. Before 1776, Americans had been slow to settle interior, which they call back country. After 1800, back country became a frontier in American speech, and lines of settlement advanced westward with astonishing speed. By its conventional definition, frontier is commonly understood to be the outer edge of an area with a population density of at least two people per square mile. Before 1783, that line was still largely east of the Appalachian mountains except for small settlements on dark and bloody ground of Kentucky. Thirty years later, great centre of the continent was occupy. By 1820, frontier had crossed Mississippi. And by 1840 it had reached 100 meridian.S Plains beyond were subdued after 1865 with the aid of new technology - steel plough, six - shooter, and barb wire fence. After the census of 1890, superindendent of census observed that for the first time in American history, single frontier line was no longer visible on the map. The Frontier, in that sense, had come to an end. But as experience, myth and symbol, frontier continue to dominate American thinking even today. Movement, progress, energy, expectation, confidence, prosperity and hope which it engender still remain central to American culture. The unique experience of build - in empire makes it especially difficult for Americans to understand the conditions of other less fortunate people, and for others to understand America as well. For indigenous Indians, every American cliche runs in reverse: expansion becomes contraction, democracy becomes tyranny, prosperity becomes poverty, and liberty becomes confinement. Before 1800, million Indians lived North of Rio Grande, speaking 2000 languages and subsisting in small villages on maize, game and fish. The Coming of Europeans caused the flowering of Indian culture. From whites, Sioux obtain their horses, Navajo, their sheep, Iroquois, their weapons. But destruction quickly follow.

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ENERGY AND MINING.

Between 2007 and 2011, United States increased its energy production by 15%. Over 82 000 km 2 was directly impacted by new energy infrastructure, area nearly the size of Maine. Landscape impacts were nearly double, at 161 000 km 2, due to spacing requirements of wells and wind turbines. Considering direct footprint, biofuels account for two thirds of energy sprawl, despite comprising only 6% of total energy production. Remaining sources of direct footprint from energy sprawl were 22% from coal, 7% from oil and natural gas, 3% from other renewables, and < 1% from nuclear. Power Landscape impacts were led by Oil and Gas with 43% of energy sprawl. This was followed by 34% from biofuels, 11% from coal, 9% from wind, 2% from other renewables, and < 1% from nuclear. Power Base on EIA scenarios, energy sprawl in the United States will directly impact an additional 179 637 to 241 580 km 2 by 2040. Depending on our choice of energy future, there is roughly 62 000 km 2 difference in amount of land we would need to set aside. Regardless of scenario, approximately half the direct footprint through 2040 will be associated with coal mining. The Western regions will experience the greatest impacts from coal mining. Oil and natural gas will contribute 25 - 33% of the direct footprint from energy sprawl but comprise a dominant 73 - 83% of landscape impacts. Until recently, majority of natural gas production was from conventional gas. However, between 2007 and 2011, approximately 70% of natural gas production was from unconventional sources and this is predicted to increase to 85% by 2040. This rapid expansion of unconventional gas will have a landscape impact of 238 961 km 2, in our Reference scenario. The unconventional gas revolution is significantly expanding geographies that will be impacted by natural gas development. Approximately 1. 3 million km 2 that had never experienced conventional oil and gas drilling are now at risk of being drilled for unconventional oil and gas. Land use efficiency varies greatly across energy production types, from 0. 13 km 2 / TWhr for nuclear power to 809 km 2 / TWhr for biomass. Among fossil fuels, surface coal has the greatest direct energy sprawl. The relative efficiency of conventional and unconventional natural gas depends on whether direct or landscape energy sprawl is consider. Direct footprints of unconventional oil and natural gas production are smaller than their conventional counterparts. But landscape impact of unconventional oil and natural gas is bigger than their conventional counterparts. Per unit energy, renewable energy generally has a greater direct footprint than extractive energy. Wind infrastructure is the most land - use - efficient form of renewable energy, when considering direct footprint. However, when landscape impact is consider, wind becomes one of the least land - use - efficient sources of electricity, second only to biomass and biofuels. Photovoltaic solar technology is slightly more efficient than thermal solar technology. Time to land use equivalency differs between electricity and liquid fuels.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

The United States has the most advanced software and Information Technology services industry in the world. More than 40 percent of the $5 trillion global IT market is in North America, primarily the United States. Industry accounts for $1. 8 trillion of US value - add GDP and 11. 8 million jobs. According to CompTIA, there are more than 525 000 software and IT services companies in the United States. This total includes software publishers, suppliers of custom computer programming services, computer systems design firms, and facility management companies. Industry draws on a highly educated and skilled US workforce of nearly two million people, number which has continued to grow during the past decade. US software firms operate in a mature, harmonized market and have a reputation for producing reliable and effective solutions that accelerate quickly to marketplace. International companies in industry have shown keen interest in the US market because of its strong intellectual property rights laws and enforcement. US companies lead the world package and custom - software markets, and are competitive in nearly all other market segments with stable overseas market share.

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RETAIL.

Macy's Department Store at Herald Square in New York City was the World's Largest Retail Store until March 2009. After that date, largest retail store, if you measure large by sizesquare footageor retail floor space, new champion is in South Korea. Since March 2009, world's largest monikers go to Shinsegae Centum City Department Store, located in Busan, South Korea. With 3. 163 million Square feet in One Retail location, Shinsegae destination flagship Store in Centum City beat out Herald Square Macy's Department Store in New York City for the title of World's Largest by more than a million Square feet.

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GUAM.

As tension escalated this week between the United States and North Korea, world turned its attention to the US territory of Guam, which North Korean state media reported had become the target of retaliatory attack. North Korean Military officials say a plan to fire four mid - range missiles about 25 miles off Islands shores will be finalized later this month. The threat came after President Donald Trump warned that North Korea would face fire and fury if it continued to threaten the United States, warning he reiterated Thursday. Tension comes on heels of intelligence report that suggest North Korea has miniaturized nuclear weapons to fit on missiles. Guam is a relatively isolated Island known for little more than its US Military port. Here are five things you might not know about territory. Guam is home to US Naval Base Guam and Andersen Air Force Base. Locate on the northeast side of the Island, Air Force Base retains a fleet of B52 bombers and fighter jets. The Naval Base, located in the southwest part of the territory, has nuclear - power submarines. About 7 000 US soldiers and their families live on the island, which has a population of 160 000, according to the Associated Press. As a result, Guam's economy relies heavily on US armed forces, which own a third of the island. The tourist district, Tumon, is located between two military bases. Spain claimed Guam in 1565, more than 40 years after Ferdinand Magellan landed on the island. Spain's colonial rule continued until the US took control in 1898 during the Spanish - American War. Spain officially handed over land under the Treaty of Paris. Japan temporarily controlled the island after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, but ally Forces reclaimed the territory three years later. Guam officially became US territory in 1950 and was put under administration of the Department of Navy. That same year, Congress passed the Organic Act of Guam, giving Guamanians American citizenship. However, Guamanians are still not allowed to vote in the US presidential election. Guam elected its first governor in 1970 and, since 1972, has had one nonvoting delegate in the US House of Representatives. 3. Guam is closer to North Korea than it is to Hawaii. Guam is the closest US territory to North Korea at a distance of approximately 2 130 miles. That is close to half the distance between Guam and Hawaii, which sit about 3 960 miles away. Guam is the southernmost island in what is known as the Mariana Archipelago and the largest island in Micronesia. It covers a total of 210 square miles, approximately the size of Chicago. About 40 percent of Guam residents are Chamorros, name for native people. About 24 percent are Filipino, 18 percent are identified as several races, 7 percent are white, and 10 percent are of other Micronesian descent. The official languages of Guam are English and Chamorro, which mean noble. It is a Malayo - Polynesian language that has incorporated Spanish words over time.

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THE VIRGIN ISLANDS.

The territory of US Virgin Islands consists of 3 islands and small cays in the Caribbean. The 3 main islands are. Croix,. Thomas, and. John. Combine, these islands have a total area of 350 square kilometers. The total population of the territory is 125 000. The majority of the population lives on. Croix and. Thomas. In 1997, GDP of the Virgin Islands was $2. 3 billion and its per capita GDP was $17 000. The economy of the Virgin Islands employs about 41 800 people. There are further number of seasonal jobs that are dependent on tourism, and a percentage of the population works outside of regular businesses in subsistence farming and fishing. The dominant industry is tourism. There is also a significant retail sector in the Islands and some minor oil refining. The territory's main trade partners are the United States and Puerto Rico. The majority of citizens of the islands are of African descent, but there is also a significant community of whites who moved to the Islands from the United States as well as Puerto Ricans. Because of their strategic importance as naval ports, United States purchased what is now the US Virgin Islands from Denmark at the outbreak of World War I in 1914 for $25 million. The islands were granted home rule in 1970 and remain unincorporated American territories. Tourism dominates the economy of the Virgin Islands. Not only does it provide income for people who directly work in tourist - related activities, but it also drives retail and service sectors of the economy. The islands are serviced by most major American airlines and many of the world's major cruise lines. About 2 million tourists visit the islands each year. Services, including tourism and retail sales, produce $1. 8 billion in revenues in 1997. This represents a 20 percent increase since 1990. Retailers and wholesalers employed about 9 000 people, while other services lodging, transportation and personal servicesemployed 10 600 people. Industry, mainly oil production and construction, employs 3 500 workers and has total output of $200 million. A small number of financial institutions have established themselves on the islands. Financial services, including banking, insurance and real estate, employ about 1 900 people. The economy of the Virgin Islands was stable throughout the 1990s, but the tourist industry experienced a period of slowand in some years, negativegrowth. Crime and high costs prompt many tourists to go elsewhere in the Caribbean. As a result, several major airlines cut service to the territory. A Reform program that cut the number of government workers from 12 000 to 10 200 employees caused a slight increase in unemployment. These factors will continue to constrain the economy and limit the potential for future growth.

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