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United States of America
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I. Geopolitical Problematics, Concept and Idea

From its beginnings in the late 18th century, the United States has possessed a deeply rooted Christian heritage that has profoundly influenced its political development (see also America, North America). America’s sense of being a “chosen nation” with a “manifest desti…

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Davis, Derek H., Poirier, Lisa J.M., Hart, Darryl G. and Wilhelm, Cornelia, “United States of America”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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