The United States of America, commonly known as the United States, the U.S, U.S.A, or simply America, was a large country composed of 50 states and several self-governing territories. Its capital was Washington D.C. It is the main setting in 2012 (film).
In 2009, the United States is first seen when Dr. Adrian Helmsley arrives at the Lincoln Plaza Hotel in Washington DC to inform Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser and President Thomas Wilson about a massive solar flare that caused the Earth's core to increase its temperature rapidly, which caused the Earth's crust to becoming unstable. Shortly after the 2010 G8 Summit, the construction of the Arks began so that humanity can survive the world's ending in 2012.
During the 2012 apocalypse, the western and southwestern parts of the United States were devastated by massive earthquakes. Soon afterwards, the Yellowstone Caldera erupted in Yellowstone National Park, destroying the entire park. The rest of the continental United States was destroyed by more earthquakes and the Yellowstone ash cloud that rendered much of the US and Canada uninhabitable. Hawaii was also obliterated by the eruptions from its volcanoes. The state of Wisconsin was later made as the new South Pole when the Earth had changed its magnetic positions. During the Worldwide Flooding, the United States was then swept by megatsunamis on the Eastern and Western seaboards, putting it under 1500 meters of water.
When the apocalypse ended and time was reset to year one, the United States suffered extreme damage from the earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, rendering it completely uninhabitable.
Notable Cities and Locations
- New York City, New York, U.S.A.
- Washington D.C., U.S.A.
- Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
- Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
- San Francisco, California, U.S.A
- Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, U.S.A.
- Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Wisconsin, U.S.A. (mentioned)
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (mentioned)
- Pasadena, California, U.S.A. (mentioned)
- Malibu, California, U.S.A. (mentioned)
- St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. (mentioned)
- Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. (mentioned)