is a continent, not a country.
Many people mistakenly refer to the United States as the country, America. Unfortunately,
there is no country named America, but only a continent with that name. Just as Spain, France, and Italy are part of Europe
and are located on the European continent, The United States, Canada, and Mexico are part of America and are located on the
American continent. This also means that mexicans and canadians are americans.
In fact, the United States doesn't have
a name. "The United States" is more a description than a name. In the past, as US grew bigger, the government was
so busy adding territory that they forgot to actually name the country. Somewhere along the way, in the absence of an official
name, many people in the US and around the world started refering to the US as America, and its citizens as Americans. It
was easy for countries outside the American continent to make this mistake, since most of their knowledge of America came
from the US and its people, be they tourists, immigants, soldiers, and etc.
So now what? Should citizens of the US be
referred to as USan's, USian's, or some other nationality that uses "US" or "USA" as its root? To end
all the confusion throughout society and the world, we need to name our country.
Okay US congress, earn your pay.
the way, Australia is the only nation that is both a continent and a country.