The song “Hail, Columbia” is one of several songs once considered an unofficial national anthem of the United States.
A country is a region that is identified as a distinct entity in political geography, not physical geography.
While the term Columbia sometimes refers to the whole New World (all the Americas), historically the United States of America was referred to as Columbia.
Plato can be understood as the father of rationalism and political philosophy (political idealism), and Aristotle, his student, the father of empiricism and political science (political realism).
Despite the Coriolis Effect, toilets don’t flush backwards in Australia (or on the other side of the world, or in different hemispheres, or on one side of the equator).
Switzerland doesn’t require its citizens to own guns. Guns are regulated in three classes and there is mandatory military service for able-bodied men.
In Switzerland, it is estimated that about 25-30% of citizens own a gun, and more own hunting weapons (which don’t require registration) or own unregistered old army weapons.
The United States of America consists of 50 states, 1 federal district, 1 incorporated territory, and 15 unincorporated territories.
Despite it being .01 times the size of Russia more people live in Bangladesh than Russia.