Round 8: USA
Congratulations to each of you for making it to the final leg of the race. You have traveled all across the countryside visiting some of the best sites of the United States. This leg will remind you of the country as a whole.
The United States of America is a constitutional federal republic comprising fifty states and a federal district, as well as several territories, or insular areas, scattered around the Caribbean and Pacific. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to its east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific.
At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km²) and with more than 300 million people, the United States is the third or fourth largest country by total area, and third largest by land area and by population. The United States is one of the world's most ethnically diverse nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. The U.S. economy is the largest national economy in the world, with a nominal 2006 gross domestic product (GDP) of more than US $13 trillion (over 19% of the world total based on purchasing power parity).
The Conquer Club USA map is a standard map with most of the continental states represented. It’s similar in bonus structure and layout as the Classic map and was one of the first five maps on the site. For this leg, the cumulative scoring from the previous rounds is tossed aside. The final leg is always a mad dash to the finish, so the first team to win 2 games will be declared the tournament winners. Good luck and thanks for a great season.