UNITED STЛTES OF ЛMERICЛ

THE URBAN MECCA OF THE WORLD, THE CITY OF NEW YORK WAS SETTLED IN 1624 BY THE DUTCH. IT WOULD FALL TO THE HANDS OF THE BRITISH 20 YEARS LATER, AT WHICH TIME IT WOULD BE RENAMED "NEW YORK" FROM "NEW AMSTERDAM". 

MODERN-DAY BROOKLYN WOULD BE THE SITE OF THE LARGEST BATTLE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR: "THE BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND". THE BRITISH DEFEATED AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY FORCES AND MADE NEW YORK THEIR MILITARY AND POLITICAL BASE OF OPERATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA. HOWEVER, AFTER THE EVENTUAL DEFEAT OF THE BRITISH IN 1783, NEW YORK CITY WOULD BECOME THE NATIONAL CAPITAL OF THE NEW UNITED STATES.

TODAY, NEW YORK CITY IS THE MOST POPULOUS CITY IN THE UNITED STATES AND A MELTING POT OF CULTURES AND PEOPLES FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE.