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Why is United States called America?
Posted 6/24/08
.. It's like calling The People's Republic of China, China..
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Posted 6/24/08

tegweni wrote:

.. It's like calling The People's Republic of China, China..


wow I never heard of that I only heard it was China only no chinese person have told me that before
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I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.
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Posted 6/24/08

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blackparadedaria wrote:

I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.


nononononono its same continent America but its North America and South America and also Central America
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h4x0rz wrote:


blackparadedaria wrote:

I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.


nononononono its same continent America but its North America and South America and also Central America


eh, ur US educational system is really teaching u nuts for Geography North America and South America are two different continents. Look it up anywhere if u want.
Posted 6/24/08

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tegweni wrote:

.. It's like calling The People's Republic of China, China..


wow I never heard of that I only heard it was China only no chinese person have told me that before


That would be because everyone calls it China.
Perhaps, The U.S.A. is like China when it comes to that.. Maybe before The U.S.A. became a republic it was just referred to as 'America' and the name stuck even after the name change.
This is just a thought since I don't care enough to look it up.
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Posted 6/24/08

tegweni wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


tegweni wrote:

.. It's like calling The People's Republic of China, China..


wow I never heard of that I only heard it was China only no chinese person have told me that before


That would be because everyone calls it China.
Perhaps, The U.S.A. is like China when it comes to that.. Maybe before The U.S.A. became a republic it was just referred to as 'America' and the name stuck even after the name change.
This is just a thought since I don't care enough to look it up.


I had the same idea.....cuz it sounds really.....reasonable...?
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Its called America, because some dude after columbus took credit for find the america then they named it after him. Just learned that in history a few weeks ago


it's named after Amerigo Vespucci who,unlike Columbus, knew they had found a new continent. Columbus believed that the continent he found was 'India' till the day he died that's why native americans were called 'Indians.'


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yea i know that but like at school how do they teach you the names if the countries in the American country to they all called them America because i dont think so if you see at school iof they point a country they call it by their name but if they point at United States then its called America so what the futch is that they should called it United States


Education systems all around the world are different. That's just the American way I guess.


so how do they say United States where you live?


United States or just America. I refer to America as America. But being a Californian, it may sound biased. :U


Ok but see you still call it America and that is what people doenst understand if you have a name for your country then whats the meaning of saying it in another way that it doesnt belong the name only to that country but to others also


I don't get it.....name one country which is also called america? Cuz I don't know any....


There are 2 continents and a shitload of countries in those continents. They refer to themselves as American like how people refer to themselves as 'European' or 'Asian'.
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Posted 6/24/08

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HitsuToushi wrote:

Its called America, because some dude after columbus took credit for find the america then they named it after him. Just learned that in history a few weeks ago


it's named after Amerigo Vespucci who,unlike Columbus, knew they had found a new continent. Columbus believed that the continent he found was 'India' till the day he died that's why native americans were called 'Indians.'


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BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:

yea i know that but like at school how do they teach you the names if the countries in the American country to they all called them America because i dont think so if you see at school iof they point a country they call it by their name but if they point at United States then its called America so what the futch is that they should called it United States


Education systems all around the world are different. That's just the American way I guess.


so how do they say United States where you live?


United States or just America. I refer to America as America. But being a Californian, it may sound biased. :U


Ok but see you still call it America and that is what people doenst understand if you have a name for your country then whats the meaning of saying it in another way that it doesnt belong the name only to that country but to others also


I don't get it.....name one country which is also called america? Cuz I don't know any....


There are 2 continents and a shitload of countries in those continents. They refer to themselves as American like how people refer to themselves as 'European' or 'Asian'.


Its only one American continent but its divided in two south and north and central so its not two continents
Posted 6/24/08

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BboyJhin wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


blackparadedaria wrote:

I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.


nononononono its same continent America but its North America and South America and also Central America


eh, ur US educational system is really teaching u nuts for Geography North America and South America are two different continents. Look it up anywhere if u want.


hum, I thought both of them were right, it's that geographically America is all the landmass (north, south) and historically it's divided. Just like europe and asia I guess.
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Posted 6/24/08

h4x0rz wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


blackparadedaria wrote:

I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.


nononononono its same continent America but its North America and South America and also Central America


eh, ur US educational system is really teaching u nuts for Geography North America and South America are two different continents. Look it up anywhere if u want.


Check the rings of the Olympics there are 5 of them.....Australia, Europe, Azia, Africa.....and.....I'm not sure but I believe America......*starts to google*

The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.....


It's true that you learn that north, center and south are different, cuz I learned the same thing....but in the end it's still America...right?
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Posted 6/24/08

QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


blackparadedaria wrote:

I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.


nononononono its same continent America but its North America and South America and also Central America


eh, ur US educational system is really teaching u nuts for Geography North America and South America are two different continents. Look it up anywhere if u want.


Check the rings of the Olympics there are 5 of them.....Australia, Europe, Azia, Africa.....and.....I'm not sure but I believe America......*starts to google*

The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.....


It's true that you learn that north, center and south are different, cuz I learned the same thing....but in the end it's still America...right?


When people talk about the 7 continents, what do you suppose they are?
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Posted 6/24/08

h4x0rz wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


h4x0rz wrote:


blackparadedaria wrote:

I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.


there are 2 countries called america and there are a bunch of different countries in it.


nononononono its same continent America but its North America and South America and also Central America


eh, ur US educational system is really teaching u nuts for Geography North America and South America are two different continents. Look it up anywhere if u want.


Check the rings of the Olympics there are 5 of them.....Australia, Europe, Azia, Africa.....and.....I'm not sure but I believe America......*starts to google*

The five rings represent the five major regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.....


It's true that you learn that north, center and south are different, cuz I learned the same thing....but in the end it's still America...right?


When people talk about the 7 continents, what do you suppose they are?


what the 7 continents thats crazy never heard of that but i will check it out thats wear
Posted 6/24/08

QueenofAutumn wrote:


tegweni wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


tegweni wrote:

.. It's like calling The People's Republic of China, China..


wow I never heard of that I only heard it was China only no chinese person have told me that before


That would be because everyone calls it China.
Perhaps, The U.S.A. is like China when it comes to that.. Maybe before The U.S.A. became a republic it was just referred to as 'America' and the name stuck even after the name change.
This is just a thought since I don't care enough to look it up.


I had the same idea.....cuz it sounds really.....reasonable...?


Yet it's still ignored.
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Posted 6/24/08

tegweni wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


tegweni wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


tegweni wrote:

.. It's like calling The People's Republic of China, China..


wow I never heard of that I only heard it was China only no chinese person have told me that before


That would be because everyone calls it China.
Perhaps, The U.S.A. is like China when it comes to that.. Maybe before The U.S.A. became a republic it was just referred to as 'America' and the name stuck even after the name change.
This is just a thought since I don't care enough to look it up.


I had the same idea.....cuz it sounds really.....reasonable...?


Yet it's still ignored.


Oh i see yea its seven just that because of America north and America south
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