1. VMM

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    Whether Germany is the most relevant country in Europe ir not is irrelevant, and proves you've failed to see my point.

    Now you're gonna start with argumentum ad-hominem. If you need to offend people to try to prove your point maybe you shouldn't be here.

    If your reason os flawed, I have all the rights to point it out. You may not like it, but if you're not open for discussions why are you on a forum?

    PS: A little respect would be good, this kind of attitude will get you nowhere.
     
  2. Noctosphere

    Noctosphere Adoptive father of Zelda
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    It's EOF, insults are part of it :)
     
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    I don't recall ever seeing USA on any official documentation for any game to be honest, aside from the NTSC/U designation to differentiate from NTSC/J. The only other examples I can think of is the Western release of SMB2 and Mystic Quest being called Super Mario USA and Final Fantasy USA respectively. Otherwise, it's usually denoted as NA for North America.
     
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    It very much is relevant, as it explains why the Europe region is NOT a "Germany region" - it does not have the same dominance on its continent as the US obviously does. Therefore, your rebuke doesn't actually work. What other point WERE you making, precisely? You just gave your crappy rebuttal and called my comment stupid.
     
  5. VMM

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    It doesn't have the same dominance?
    For god's sake, Germany is pretty much the one that makes the European Union work.
    Germany is also the country with the biggest GDP in Europe.
    The Euro was based on the German Mark, the European central bank is in Germany and the whole thing would fall apart without Germany.

    Still it would be really idiotic to call Europe by Germany, it doesn't even make sense,
    the same applies to your argument
     
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    Yes, but it's only a single small country in a sea of small countries, on a rather cramped piece of land. And, while it might be the biggest economy right now, the differences aren't all that big all things considered.
    UK has had a higher GDP than Germany for YEARS.

    Meanwhile, the US is, and definitely WAS one of the key superpowers in the world. Its population and GDP beats the other countries on the continent on a scale of 10:1.

    Want to see the GDP chart of UK/France/Germany? Well, here you go:

    https://imgur.com/a/1O72i

    Aaaand here's one for North American countries:

    https://imgur.com/a/Bu7nW

    And I never said that calling the Americas region the "US" wasn't stupid because of this. It very well might be, but it's still the reason why people do it.
     
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  7. Noctosphere

    Noctosphere Adoptive father of Zelda
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    do you want the real answer?
    Americans think they are the only country worth to be called a country in America
    theres also lot of americans who think Canada is a state of USA
    thats why...
     
  8. Except it isn't. Europe is Europe and Asia is Asia.
     
  9. Ritsuki

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasia

    Like I said, it's a geographical name. Europe and Asia don't fulfill all the criterias of the geological definition of a continent. But together, they do, it's called a supercontinent. If you have sources and explanations telling the contrary, I would be very interested and happy to get corrected :)
     
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