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United States of America
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7/18/2015 11:08:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
This is a phrase that people tend to just brush past; the United States is considered just one American nation among many; its people are but one different group of people in the Americas.
But when you think about it, it shouldn't be true.
The name "United States of America" would mean, in practice, that the Americas (or at least North America) would be united into one nation. Does that mean that all those other peoples would be pretty much under the dominion of the current inhabitants of the United States? Not necessarily. As a nation founded upon representative democracy, these other former nations would obviously have representation.
Mexico's 100 million people and Canada's 20-30 million people would have representation. Cuba's 10 million people would have representation. Brazil's 200 million people would have representation. The inhabitants of the current U.S. would become a minority really fast, and as such they would have a much lesser ability to dominate the rest of the U.S.
Just think about it; the United States of America is incomplete as of right now. It only includes a large land mass in the middle of North America, as well as a fairly large piece of land to the north and a few puny islands in the Pacific, such as Hawaii, Guam, and American Samoa (islands which should be independent).
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