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Why do some people speak about Europe and Africa as if they are two countries?

  1. Stickypony profile image74
    Stickyponyposted 4 years ago

    Why do some people speak about Europe and Africa as if they are two countries?

  2. bankscottage profile image95
    bankscottageposted 4 years ago

    For the same reasons they talk about America as if it is only one country (the United States).  They neglect Canada and Mexico as part of North America and all of South and Central America.

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 4 years ago

    The people of the world generally think in terms of "nations." Many countries can be linked together this way because of culture, history, or socio-political views.

  4. Borsia profile image44
    Borsiaposted 4 years ago

    Ignorance and a broken education system is at the root of the problem.
    When I was in the 7th grade we had to know every country in the world and its capitol. For the larger ones we also had to know their main products and GNP.
    Today kids don't know what countries border the US.

 
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