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Resulting from this Mi Yodeya question, the references in the question indicate that one does not recite "she-natan michvodo le-vasar ve-dam" upon meeting a non-Jewish head of state of a limited government, such as the President of the USA.

What beracha should be recited in this situation?

It seems to me that the same reasoning and answer would apply to the head of state of any limited government.

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I believe that Art Scroll Siddur addresses this question and states that one should say this bracha but without Shem umalchut because of uncertainty regarding this. I am uncertain of the reason behind the question as a U.S. president is the ruler of the country, unless we consider that Congress does have (some) power to overrule th epresident, so he is not an absolute ruler like a king or queen is? –  DanF Jun 6 '14 at 15:32
@DanF I think it would be a huge stretch to call the president the "ruler of the country". The President of the United States has very little power on his own besides pardoning prisoners and limited control of the military (the president can order military action without congressional approval, but it cannot last more than 30 or 60 days--I can't remember which--without congressional approval). –  Daniel Jun 6 '14 at 15:48
How do you know any bracha is recited? –  Double AA Jun 6 '14 at 22:22

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