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Where did the name - America come from?


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#46    Mr.United_Nations

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:34 PM

View Postdanielost, on 05 July 2013 - 06:49 PM, said:

I did not say the commonwealth was created to feed england.  I said it was created to give the colonies a bit of assumed freedom from the crown.  Although, the crown appoints the leader of the nation involved.  I also stated england needed to do this becausethey couldn't feed themselves.  Ie the empire died so england could feed its population.
England? what? It is United Kingdom or Great Britain, not England. The Crown does not appoint a leader, they support a local one, ie like the Americans do now or the Soviets. Your're foreign history is bad


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:39 PM

View Postdanielost, on 05 July 2013 - 06:49 PM, said:

I did not say the commonwealth was created to feed england.  I said it was created to give the colonies a bit of assumed freedom from the crown.  Although, the crown appoints the leader of the nation involved.  I also stated england needed to do this becausethey couldn't feed themselves.  Ie the empire died so england could feed its population.
who has been telling you all this B.S...?and this post is about America so why have you brought up England ?

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:23 AM

I didn't I responded to a post.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:08 PM

View PostF3SS, on 04 July 2013 - 04:56 AM, said:

Amerigo Vespucci is certainly what my text books taught US.

It's what I learned in school too.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:10 PM

View PostSolarPlexus, on 06 July 2013 - 05:08 PM, said:



It's what I learned in school too.

I think for all intensive purposes this case is closed.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:06 PM

Just because its taught in schools doesn't mean it's right. When I was in grade school they still taught Columbus "discovered" America ROFL


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:26 PM

Good point lol

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:34 PM

View PostBavarian Raven, on 06 July 2013 - 06:06 PM, said:

Just because its taught in schools doesn't mean it's right. When I was in grade school they still taught Columbus "discovered" America ROFL

He did, he just wasn't the first one to do so.  The others either died here or didn't talk about it.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

I always heard it was from Vespucci...but you make an interesting point.  It should actually have been called Vinland...but that is just my opinion.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:29 PM

View PostJeremiah65, on 06 July 2013 - 07:28 PM, said:

I always heard it was from Vespucci...but you make an interesting point.  It should actually have been called Vinland...but that is just my opinion.

It should be called whatever the Natives called it... but that is just my opinion.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:33 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 06 July 2013 - 07:29 PM, said:

It should be called whatever the Natives called it... but that is just my opinion.

LoL...Didn't the Natives call it "Mother"?...would be kind of an odd name for a country.  I was saying Vinland since we know the Scandinavians got here several hundred years before Columbus and the southern Europeans.  But heck, there is some evidence that says the Chinese got here even before that...what would they have called it?

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:35 PM

The natives had no continental awareness so would have only had names for their own regions and neighboring ones at best.

The Greeks seemed to have named three continents.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:38 PM

View PostJeremiah65, on 06 July 2013 - 07:33 PM, said:

LoL...Didn't the Natives call it "Mother"?...would be kind of an odd name for a country.  I was saying Vinland since we know the Scandinavians got here several hundred years before Columbus and the southern Europeans.  But heck, there is some evidence that says the Chinese got here even before that...what would they have called it?

Mama Pacha, The Great Land, the Land of the Stinking Water and tribe names among others, but that is not so much different than in Europe. Germany after the German tribes, France after the Franks....

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

View PostThe world needs you, on 06 July 2013 - 07:35 PM, said:

The natives had no continental awareness so would have only had names for their own regions and neighboring ones at best.

The Greeks seemed to have named three continents.

That is true.  Native Americans were not sea travelers or world travelers so that would have been lost...and seeing how they believed they belonged to the land and not the other way around...It's an interesting idea when confronted from this day and age...that no one owns the land...the land owns you.  Kind of a nice thought in a way.  Oh well...when the white man came to this country...the women cooked, cleaned and took care of the children and the men hunted and fished...and the white man thought he could improve on that system... :P

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

Germanic tribes never used that name, Germany, Germanic, etc., for themselves.

On the other hand France does derive from a Germanic word they used themselves.

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