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Old July 1st, 2010, 06:45 PM   #41
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In the French Wikipedia entry for North America, just as in the Spanish-speaking world, North America only includes Canada, the USA and Mexico. The rest other countries are part of "Central America". This is what we learned in grade school in Quebec. I guess it's a "what English-speakers learn" vs "what the rest-of-the-world learns" type of debate...

Central America is considered a region, not a continent. It's clearly part of the continent of North America. Other than some Latin Americans countries and, obviously, french Quebecers who abhor anything not french Quebec, consider Central America a "continental landmass". Then again, Quebecers also consider Quebec a country but that's another silly story for another thread. The central america classification has been debated to death in many schools of thought by geographers all over the world. The general consensus is that Central America is the southern most region of North America.

Let's not hold the French Quebec scholastic system on a pedestal. With the highest dropout rate in Canada and a system that exclusively teaches the history of Quebec as if it were the pinnacle of mankind and completely ignores Canada and minimizes the rest of the known world, anything coming from that school of thought hardly qualifies as much more than remedial understanding and really, really close guesses.
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Old July 1st, 2010, 07:04 PM   #43
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Please don't quote large blocks of photos that have been recently posted in this same thread. This simply increases the strain on the allowable
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Old July 1st, 2010, 08:40 PM   #44
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Old July 1st, 2010, 09:13 PM   #45
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My top 5:
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2. Ville de Québec
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4. Charleston
5. Santa Barbara
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Old July 1st, 2010, 09:31 PM   #46
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Great picture
I love this building

I think Montreal might be the most beautiful one, but surely not the most interesting
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Old July 1st, 2010, 10:00 PM   #47
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Montreal.

Chicago.

Boston.

San Francisco.

New York.

Los Angeles.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 12:03 AM   #48
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I was also going to post Savannah, GA. It's one of the most beautiful cities in the US, that's for sure.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 01:18 AM   #49
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I haven't travelled much lately, so I'm gonna say Atlanta .

I know this isn't a city, but driving south-bound here in TN on I-24 towards Chattanooga was some of the beautifulest scenery I've ever seen.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 02:00 AM   #50
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There are 7 Continents

1. Asia
2. Europe
3. Africa
4. North America
5. South America
6. Oceania/Australia
7. Antarctica

No Central America.
What what what??? jajajajajajaja!! 7 continentes mis bolas

This is the worlds reality mates.
América.
Europa.
Asia.
África.
Oceanía.
Antártida.

Its really stupid what you are saying, in that case lets all divide Western Europe, Northern Europe and Eastern Europe ok???? it is funny the way you think jaja..
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 02:09 AM   #51
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^ I always thought North America and South America without little to any thought of Central America being apart of either continent...
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 03:13 AM   #52
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What what what??? jajajajajajaja!! 7 continentes mis bolas

This is the worlds reality mates.
América.
Europa.
Asia.
África.
Oceanía.
Antártida.

Its really stupid what you are saying, in that case lets all divide Western Europe, Northern Europe and Eastern Europe ok???? it is funny the way you think jaja..
African, Asia, and Europe make up one landmass though, do they not?
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 05:32 AM   #53
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African, Asia, and Europe make up one landmass though, do they not?
If South America and North America are two continents, why name them like that? Call North America, America and South America, Greenland or something.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 05:49 AM   #54
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You guys are being stupid. You're literally arguing against accepted geological definitions. It doesn't matter what you think the continents are, what you're saying is wrong.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 06:21 AM   #56
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Will anybody ever accept that in the English speaking world, North and South America make up 2 continents, while in the Spanish speaking world there's only one continent, and three sub-continents in the Americas? Seeing as this is an English speaking part of the forum, its only being polite and respectful to go by the English-speaking world's view of the continents.

So let's move on...
1. New York City
2. Chicago.
3. Toronto.
4. Quebec.
5. San Diego
6. Vancouver
7. San Francisco
8. Seattle.
9. Boston
10. Washington D. C.

Special mentions.
1. Ottawa
2. Mexico City
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 09:00 AM   #57
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So let's move on...
I'll second that. Let's leave this particularly boring old argument and move on with some great pictures. I would ask that people do not continue to derail this thread with the same never-ending "Continent" discussion. Thank you.
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Old July 3rd, 2010, 10:11 PM   #58
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Old July 4th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #59
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charleston really is beautiful. Very very charming.
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Charleston is definitely up there.
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