View Poll Results: Continent of Nationality

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  • America (US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil...)

    30 55.56%
  • Europe (Spain, UK, Germany, Hungary...)

    12 22.22%
  • Asia (China, Russia, India, Arabia...)

    6 11.11%
  • Africa (South Africa, Somalia, Egypt...)

    1 1.85%
  • Oceania (Australia, New Zeland, Fiji...)

    5 9.26%
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Thread: WHat is your Nationality?

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kacaier View Post
    Technically Europe shouldn't even be a continent if anything, since it has no oceanic boundaries. But tradition and Euro-centrism seems to trump most things when it comes to convention.
    Since we getting off-topic,. lets say the poll options are Regions XD

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    Is this poll for where we are currently living or what ethnicity we are?

    Europe is a continent because it is a large land mass and has water on its sides. The definition in the Merriam Webster dictionary is this:

    1 archaic : container, confines
    2 archaic : epitome
    3 : mainland
    4 a : one of the six or seven great divisions of land on the globe

    Other sources define them as being large land masses like I mentioned previously. It also says that geologically there are six of them so a lot of scientists and geographers say there are six. It just depends on how you divide the land masses. Some count Euriope and Asia as one and others North and South America as one etc.
    Last edited by EndlessSky; 05-03-2010 at 12:40 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessSky View Post
    Is this poll for where we are currently living or what ethnicity we are?
    As your official documents state.

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    Technically Europe shouldn't even be a continent if anything, since it has no oceanic boundaries. But tradition and Euro-centrism seems to trump most things when it comes to convention.
    It's because we're awesome.

    I hate the way official documents do it. I'm a little bit of that, and little bit of this. So I can't answer the poll.


    Back with all gun's blazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zabimaru View Post
    It's because we're awesome.

    I hate the way official documents do it. I'm a little bit of that, and little bit of this. So I can't answer the poll.
    Or you don't know how to cast a vote in the poll? XD

  6. #16

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    Pfff , there is no Antarctica in the poll

  7. #17

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    Denmark as it would say by rolling the cursor over the flag next to my name - But I suppose that's too hard work, hence the poll/thread answers.
    Starcraft universe fan: Singleplayer and novels

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessSky View Post
    Europe is a continent because it is a large land mass and has water on its sides.
    If nations (political boundaries) did not exist, would Europe still be a continent? Or better yet, if you gave a man who has never seen the world or does not even know what a continent is, could you give him a definition of a continent that would allow him to point out Europe on a map WITHOUT any political boundaries or not allow him to point out other landmasses that would never be considered a continent (i.e. Arabian Peninsula or Indian Sub-Continent)?

    Quote Originally Posted by EndlessSky View Post
    The definition in the Merriam Webster dictionary is this:

    4 a : one of the six or seven great divisions of land on the globe
    So technically, the term 'continents' is entirely arbitrary since its definition outlines the continents without its criteria.

    Again, continents are nothing but arbitrary. As a geographical (mapping of earth, not artificial borders) term, nationstates and cultural relevancy oughtn't have any impact in defining the term. Europe is a peninsula, and therefore is not entirely surrounded by water. There's a giant landmass on its easternmost border, if you missed it.


    I am US East gateway.

  9. #19

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    Born in US, parents from ze comrade fantasy island of Communist Cuba. Also 1/8 Chinese and part Spaniard so HAH!

    Quote Originally Posted by Perfecttear View Post
    Pfff , there is no Antarctica in the poll
    I chuckled wondering if you were gonna say something like that when I saw the thread. Guess the gut feeling was right.

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    Chinese descent
    US resident

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