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The United States as a whole is classified as an independent state because it meets the requirements that every state must have These requirements are it must have a solid living population it must have definite territory that makes the area up it must be sovereign and it must have some sort of a centralized government institution With the United States being the 3rd largest country in terms of population it defiantly meets the standards of being a state The territory of the country is easily and clearly defined because it is most of the continent There was at one point a territory dispute between the United States and Mexico but it was eventually resolved through war The United States is also a Sovereign state because it is not run by anyone or any place but the people and representatives that live there That leads to the last reason why the United States is a state which is that it has its own centralized government that creates and enforces the laws of the country The United States was also created under the Social Contract Theory which states that the state arose out of a voluntary act of free people This was the case for the United States during the Revolutionary War as we tried to break away from England The United Kingdom is also considered an independent state because it meets the requirements that every state must have These requirements are it must have a solid living population it must have definite territory that makes the area up it must be sovereign and it must have some sort of a centralized government institution England doesnt have as large of a population as the United States but it still does have a population which is the first and probably the most important quality that must be present for an area of land to be considered a state It also does have a clearly defined territory just
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