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America Population: 312.8 million people (or exactly 312,780,968 people)

Capital city: Washington d.c GDP: 48,112 USD per person

Life expectancy: 78.2 years Type of governance: Constitution-based federal republic Explanation of governance system: A Constitution based federal republic is a system in which the people vote for government officials to represent themselves that will be held accountable based on the laws of the Constitution. Person in Charge: President: Barack Obama

History of governance in country: The government of the United States is based on a written constitution, the shortest in the world in fact. This constitution consists of a Preamble, seven Articles, and 27 Amendments. From this document, the entire federal government was created. It is a living document whose interpretation has changed over time. The amendment process is such that while not easily amended, US citizens are able to make necessary changes over time.

Interesting Facts: 1: The average supermarket in the United States wastes about 3,000 pounds of food each year. 2: The average U.S. citizen drinks the equivalent of more than 600 sodas each year. 3: Today, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents. 4: There are three towns in the United States that have the name “Santa Claus�. 5: The United States has more government debt per capita than Greece, Portugal, Italy, References: 1:http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2011/12/30/us-population-2012nearly-313-million-people 2:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_capital_city_of_America 3:http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=31805


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