Buoyed by victories in World Wars I and II and the end of the Cold War in 1991, the US remains the world's most powerful nation state.
United States Government Country name conventional long form: United States of America; conventional short form: United States; abbreviation: US or USA
Maryland Latitude Facts: 39.0724 and Maryland Longitude Facts: -76.7902
United States People Birth rate (births/1,000 population) 14.18 births/1,000 population (2008 estimate)
United States People Infant mortality rate (deaths/1,000 live births) total: 6.3 deaths/1,000 live births; male: 6.95 deaths/1,000 live births; female: 5.62 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 estimate)
Allegany County Anne Arundel County Baltimore County Baltimore City County Calvert County Caroline County Carroll County Cecil County Charles County Dorchester County Frederick County Garrett County Harford County Howard County Kent County Montgomery County Prince Georges County Queen Annes County Saint Marys County Somerset County Talbot County Washington County Wicomico County Worcester County
United States Government Political parties and leaders Democratic Party [Howard DEAN]; Green Party; Libertarian Party [William (Bill) REDPATH]; Republican Party [Robert M. (Mike) DUNCAN]