|United States of America|
July 4, 1776
The United States of America, or simply the United States, is a country in central North America.
Originally titled the Thirteen Colonies of British America, what would later become the United States was founded by the British Empire as a part of its New World holdings, before its separation following the American Revolutionary War.
American Revolutionary WarEdit
During the 18th century, the thirteen colonies of Britain in the New World revolted against their British oppressors and raised an army, which would be referred to as the Continental Army. The Continental Congress promoted George Washington to its Commander-in-Chief, and in 1775, the American Revolutionary War began between the Continental Army and British Army. On July 4, 1776, the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, therefore founding the United States.
In the shadows of the conflict, the Assassins and Templars waged a secret war on both sides of the Revolution. Ratonhnhaké:ton, an Assassin originally hailing from the Kanien'kehá:ka tribe, allied himself with Washington, Samuel Adams and other leaders of the American revolutionaries to continue his own personal conflict with the Templars.
In 1783, the Continental Army under Washington stood victorious over their British adversaries, and the two nations signed the Treaty of Paris, securing the independent existence of the United States of America.
The rise of American industryEdit
By the end of the 19th century, the United States emerged as a leading center of industrial and technological innovation. No man better exemplified this status than Thomas Edison, a prolific inventor and businessman. Unknown to all but a few, Edison was a Templar, and used his influence and connections to ensure his own financial success and discredit his opponents, particularly his fellow inventor Nikola Tesla.
As Tesla intended to supply many American households with unlimited electricity, with the aid of an Apple of Eden, Edison and the Templars used whatever means they could in order to take it from his hands and turn it against him. Later on, this Apple found its way into the hands of another titan of American industry, Henry Ford.
Ford, along with another Templar, Ransom Olds, revolutionized modern manufacturing through the perfection of the assembly line. As such, it allowed automobiles to be produced at a cost affordable enough for the middle-class American to own, but it also practically guaranteed Templar control of the American economy for the foreseeable future.
By 1910, Ford, Olds and their fellow Templars put into place a plan designed to ensure their control of not only the United States, but of the entire world through political, military, and economic means. In 1937, these same Templars, along with sitting President (and fellow Templar) Franklin D. Roosevelt, founded Abstergo Industries as a front for their organization, which remained a relatively anonymous corporation until the last decades of the 20th century.
War for the PresidencyEdit
Since its introduction, the Assassins and Templars waged a secret political struggle to gain control over the United States via its Presidency. In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first known Templar to assume the Presidency, and in the process, he obtained the same Apple of Eden that Washington wielded nearly two centuries before him. Following this, Roosevelt co-founded Abstergo Industries alongside several other Templars in 1937, and orchestrated World War II along with Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler.
In 1961, John F. Kennedy assumed the office of the American Presidency and did not share the Templars' and Abstergo's goals. When Kennedy planned a joint venture to the Moon – where an Apple of Eden was located – with the Soviet Union, the Templars planned Kennedy's assassination. On 22 November, Kennedy was shot by the Templar sleeper agent Lee Harvey Oswald whilst the President was driving through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy's driver and Secret Service agent, William Greer, who was trained by Abstergo using another Apple of Eden, stole the Apple that belonged to Kennedy in the confusion that ensued, and the Vice President and secret Templar Lyndon B. Johnson assumed the office.
During the late 1990s, the Assassins and Templars were engaged in a solely political war for the Presidency, with the Assassins supporting candidate Al Gore and the Templars using George W. Bush as their puppet. On 6 November 2000, the Templar sleeper agent Daniel Cross met with the Mentor of the Assassins, and, following a subconscious command implanted into his mind by Warren Vidic, killed him forthwith. Daniel later returned to Abstergo Industries in Philadelphia, where he was experimented on during his youth, and was tortured into revealing the locations of the Assassin hideouts he had visited.
Following this, it allowed the Templars to initiate "the Great Purge", which was a scheme designed to eradicate the Assassin hideouts specified. With the Mentor dead and the Assassins in disarray, the Templars were successful in placing George W. Bush in the Presidential office. By 2010, the Templars still held influence over the Presidency.