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Paco3837
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MechMage
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It doesn't matter whether people use "America" and "United States" interchangeably to name the USA

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/26/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 839 times Debate No: 2229
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Paco3837

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I don't see why it should matter at all if someone refers to them selfs as an American, or as the United States of America is simply America. Mexico and Canada combined have very little compared to the USA, so we should get "dibs" on the use of the term "America".
MechMage

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It matters a lot. In order for your argument to hold, the US would have to surpass the economies, militaries, civil rights, political freedoms, and a myriad of other elements of all of the other countries in North and South America. Even so, if one assumes that the US is the best country on Earth, does that mean we can call ourselves "Earth"? What about "Milky way"? "Universe"? No. Can a world tennis champion call himself "World Tennis Champion"? The idea that the US can take the name of it's continent is ridiculous.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by shutterbug13 9 years ago
shutterbug13
....who cares?....

Seriously, aren't there more important things to be debating right now?
Posted by JustCallMeTarzan 9 years ago
JustCallMeTarzan
I suppose since Myanmar/Burma, Laos, Bangladesh, and Cambodia don't have much to contribute they should not be allowed to refer to themselves as "Asian" ....
Posted by FunkeeMonk91 9 years ago
FunkeeMonk91
Why would anyone disagree? rabble, rabble, rabble.
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Vote Placed by sccrplyr40 9 years ago
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Vote Placed by Lightning-2-the-Storm 9 years ago
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