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10 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE U.S.A. THAT NEED ANSWERING

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1. Can the majority of the population of the United States of America pinpoint their country here?

2. Does the majority of the population of the United States of America know that there is a United States of Mexico, and a United States of Brazil, the official names of those countries? Probably not.

3. Does the majority of the population of the United States of America know that America is in fact a whole continent? That there are a North America that includes Canada and Mexico, a Central America and a South America as well?

4. Does the majority of the population of the United States of America think that the United States of America owns the rest of the continent? They’d be right, because it pretty much does, economically.

5. Does the majority of the population of the United States of America know that the Spanish language is already the minority language most spoken in the USA? Thanks to immigration and despite Donald Trump?

6. Does the majority of the population of the United States of America know that the Spanish language originates in a country called Spain, which is not even on the American continent? Would they be able to find it on a map?

7. Does the majority of the population of the United States of America know that, aside from the English-speaking countries, the rest of the world calls Latin America ‘America’ unlike the English-speaking countries, which refer to the USA as ‘America’?

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8. Does the population of the United States of America know that all of Florida, Texas, California and much of Arizona, Nevada and other nearby states were once part of the Spanish Empire? The language thing is just revenge…

9. Does the majority of the population of the United States of America know why members of the Hispanic community in the USA are called ‘Latinos’, even among themselves?

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10. Does the majority of the population of the United States of America know that there are 17 languages spoken on the American continent, only one of which is Spanish?

Answers in your head, please. Unless you make a comment (in either English or Spanish).

Copyright-symbol 2015 Alberto Bullrich

Interesting links: English Language & Usage; Wikipedia: List of Alternative Country names

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