Talk:Americas

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The Real America

I feel that this article should be called The Americas. Most people in the United States refer to their country as "America". Since those people are going to be reading this encyclopedia the most, shouldn't the name by which we call our country lead to the article on our country? Besides, America can mean something different in the Spanish version of Conservapedia. Vossy 23:49, 9 March 2007 (EST)

I moved it from America to Americas.
I also took out ... and the strip of land between them known as Central America
There is a dispute over how to define or name the various land masses in the Americas. Some sources place Mexico in Central America. Some split the Americas into "Northern America" and "Latin America and the Caribbean".
In a nod to the US-centric nature of this project, I suggest we adopt American (USA) usage as a starting point.
The dispute heated up during last year's political controversy over immigration from Latin American countries. "We are all Americans", etc. --Ed Poor 09:04, 29 March 2007 (EDT)

Naming controversy

Cut:

America was named after Richard ap Meurig (sometimes rendered ap Merik or Amerike), an important Bristol merchant and sponsor of the Cabots.

Let's leave out untrustworthy info. This needs confirmation. --Ed Poor 13:57, 29 March 2007 (EDT)

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