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Community made Fact Card:

Mexico's full name is "Estados Unidos Mexicanos," which roughly translates to the "United Mexican States." This means "United States" can technically apply to either the USA or its southern neighbor.
      made by Hfar


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Monarth

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4 years ago #9732874        
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For a similar reason I can't bring myself to call USA 'America', as the continent's northern half alone includes also Canada and Mexico. Technically they're also "Americans".

At best I call USA "'murica" and the people '"muricans", even in front of my 'murican friends.


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3 years ago #9814906        
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In Mexico we just say Mexico because during Independence Day for us when we yell “VIVA MEXICO” it’s easier than “VIVA ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS” which is a breath taker while yelling at the top of your lungs

4 years ago #9738805        
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Also, I have a brazillian coin with the words "Estados Unidos do Brazil" (United States of Brazil) on it.


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Annik

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3 years ago #9801013        
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In my country we call Americans what would translate as "united-states-ans" or "united-states-ish" or something like that. That elminates the problem with "Americans".


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4 years ago #9737879        
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVMZC4y4zXU&t=53s I highly recommend this video to anyone from the Americas or not.

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