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date: 31 January 2023


The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
Ian MorleyIan Morley

Philadelphia, or Philly, as it is colloquially known, is one of the largest cities in the United States, with a metropolitan population of almost six million people. However, Philadelphia's large size does not completely demonstrate the city's true significance, for the importance of Philadelphia towers far above the city's demographic scale. Alongside cities such as Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, Philadelphia has been an integral component in the forging of the American nation's character—particularly in the early years of American independence (as reflected by Philadelphia's status as the national capital from ... ...

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