Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States. Although styled as the "State of Kentucky" in the law creating it, Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth (the others being Virginia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts). Originally a part of Virginia, in 1792 Kentucky became the 15th state to join the United States. Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 37.5° N — Longitude: 85° W
Area: 104,659 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: US-KY
Measures of Freedom
2014: Overall rank: 41, fiscal policy rank: 28, regulatory policy rank: 28, personal freedom rank: 50, economic freedom rank: 32
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 115
Details various police, military and school actions and legislation in the government's war on users of certain banned substances, and the generally unrecognized side effects of these policies
Originally published as an article titled "Credo" in the Saturday Evening Post; describes her experiences in and history of Soviet Russia and Europe, contrasting them with the history of the United States, emphasizing the individualist themes
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