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The United States of America is a country in North America. It's capital is Washington, D.C. It is bordered to the north (and the eastern portion of Alaska) by Canada and to the south by Mexico. Considered to be the only world superpower left after the end of the Cold War, the United States is an economic powerhouse and a world leader in the areas of technology, military strength and entertainment, among many other areas.

In the Series[]

Within the series, the United States has been the location of several outbreaks, starting in 1998 with the outbreak in Raccoon City in the Arklay Mountains region of the Midwest. Since then, several minor and major outbreaks have occurred within its borders- either by accident or by design.

The relationship between the United States and Bio-Weapons began in the 1960s, when the Umbrella Corporation set up a research facility in the Arklay Mountains, to conduct research into the Progenitor Virus. Since that time, the United States Army has had an interest in such matters. During the Cold War, the US Army was one of a number of interested clients for the Umbrella Corporation's bioweapons program.[1] It was also involved in secret bioweapons research which, though illegal in the 1972 Bioweapons Convention, continued into the 1990s. In 1998, their bioweapons project received a potential gain with Golgotha, a virus engineered by Umbrella USA virologist Dr. William Birkin. Moles within the US military became aware of this plan, and Birkin was shot in a raid by Umbrella's USS paramilitary group before he could defect.

In the aftermath of the Birkin attack, an experimental Epsilon strain of t-Virus contaminated Raccoon City's drinking water, mutating tens of thousands within days. The Pentagon was quickly made aware, and drew up plans for a major operation which they formally announced in the early hours of 24 September. By the following day, the city was successfully blockaded, with checkpoints positioned on the highways to control the flow of traffic.[2] The Army National Guard soon arrived to assist the Regular Army. Civilians were evacuated out from the city and taken to designated zones for testing to confirm they were not infected.

Alongside the Army's official mission were secret missions assigned to Delta Force to salvage its interest in Umbrella's bioweapons, which included the raid on the Raccoon General Hospital where data on the t-virus was kept. Umbrella's private subway was infiltrated with the goal of recovering a Golgotha sample from NEST, though the unit was misled to the far-away Incineration Disposal Plant P-12A, where it was wiped-out in combat with five T-103 Tyrants sent to kill them after Umbrella's moles reported in their location.[3][4] Ultimately, Raccoon City was wiped out in a missile strike following the Army's virtual abandonment of its missions there, having given up the city as a lost cause.

In 2000, the United States involved itself in the politics of Penamstan, when a United States Army Special Forces United nicknamed Mad Dogs was involved in the Penamstan Civil War. It's commanding officer, Colonel Wilson, (later the Secretary of Defence under President Graham), alongside an unknown pharmaceutical company, used Umbrella research to turn a squad of the Mad Dogs into easily controlled B.O.W's. The plan failed as the squad was wiped out by militia units. The events were covered up, with Wilson later becoming Secretary of Defence. His plans to turn soldiers into B.O.W.'s would continue in a research facility under Andrews Air Force Base- with the whole affair ending in 2006, with the aid of a Raccoon City Survivor- Leon Scott Kennedy.

In 2005, there was an attack in the town of Harvardville- more precisely, at the Harvardville Airport. The airport was the epicentre of a t-Virus outbreak in late 2005, caused by Dr. Miller as a means of threatening the US government into releasing classified information regarding the 1998 Raccoon City Destruction Incident. This coincided with a TerraSave protest over Senator Ron Davis' ties to the WP Corporation, the company responsible for a controversial vaccine trial in India. More importantly, this meant live television coverage of the initial Zombie attacks. An aeroplane, also contaminated by the virus, crashed into the airport terminal. In the night, Harvardville PD sent in their S.R.T. special forces team to rescue uninfected survivors ahead of an Army Ranger assault on anyone inside suffering from Cannibal Disease.

In 2006, there was an attack on the White House. The White House was the location of an outbreak. The President, Graham, was is residence at the time, and as such, this event was seen as a major national security risk. This outbreak was later revealed to be the work of the Secretary of Defence Wilson, who hoped to start a war with China, in order to profit from the use of bioweapons.




  1. Resident Evil Archives. BradyGames. p. 293. 
  2. Resident Evil Outbreak (2003), scene: ""Outbreak" KEVIN: ENDING".
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  4. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), file: "Emergency Orders".