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1. What kingdom or political power or nation fits the characteristics of the earth beast (see EARTH BEAST CHARACTERISTICS)?
NOTE: There is only one country that fits all the characteristics of the earth beast: The United States of America. 
2. How did the United States of America fit the characteristics of the earth beast?
Characteristic 1. This beast was a kingdom, a political power, or a nation (Daniel 7:17 ; Daniel 7:23)
Fact 1. The United States of America was a political power or a nation.
Characteristic 2. This nation arose after the fall of the Roman Catholic Church by the French army around 1798 (Revelation 13:11)
Fact 2. The United States of America arose around 1798. The Pilgrims landed in the early 1600s. The Declaration of Independence was drawn up in 1776. The Constitution was written in 1787. The Bill of Rights was formulated in 1789 and adopted in 1791. In 1798, the year when Pope Pius VI was taken prisoner, the United States was recognized as a nation by France, the same power that took the pope prisoner. 
Characteristic 3. This nation arose in unpopulated area, not by conquering other nations, peacefully and gradually, not in the 'Old Word' (European-African-Asian continents) (Revelation 13:11)
Fact 3. The United States of America arose in the unpopulated 'New World' (American continent) as opposed to the populated 'Old World' (European-African-Asian continents).
Characteristic 4. This nation had two major sources of power that are in harmony with Godly principles (Revelation 13:11)
Fact 4. The source of government power of the United States of America was the Constitution. The Constitution was formulated based on the ideas of Republicanism and Protestantism. 
When asked what kind of government the Constitutional Convention had created, Benjamin Franklin answered, "A republic, if you can keep it." Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution says, "The United States shall guarantee to every state in this Union a republican form of government."
Composed by the founding fathers who were Protestant Christian (see DID AMERICA HAVE A CHRISTIAN FOUNDING?), the Constitution was heavily influenced by Protestantism [a protest against 'the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof' by the government - the separation between civil power [state] and religious power [church] (Amendment I of the Constitution)]. Freedom of religious faith was granted, every man being permitted to worship God according to the dictates of his conscience (Amendment I of the Constitution).

These Republicanism [a country without a king (see 1 Samuel 8:6-71 Samuel 12:17 ; 1 Samuel 12:19)] and Protestantism [a country without a pope] are the two fundamental principles of the United States of America that are in harmony with Godly principles. These principles and the separation of them are the true source of national power. The United States of America was the first country in which these two powers are separated and yet reserved by the people. 
Characteristic 5. This nation practiced principles that were not in harmony with Godly principles (Revelation 13:11)
Fact 5. Equality and religious freedom were protected by the Constitution and yet history documented systematic practices that are contrary to these principles. Intolerance and persecution against minorities, such as slavery in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, the Quakers and the Salem 'witches' in the 1600s, the native American tribes like the Cherokees and the early Mormons in the 1800s, were recorded in the history of the United States of America (see Us and Them: A History of Intolerance in America by Jim Carnes and Herbert Tauss). 
Characteristic 6. This nation was not led by a king (Revelation 13:11)
Fact 6. In the United States of America, the executive Power shall be vested in a President (Article II).
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