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Old 01-24-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: St Louis County, MO
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haha, i love this.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Dorchester
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I don't think I could name all of the European countries, but I could name a lot of them. I am going to college next year as a Geography major.
You're in high school?
That explains a lot!
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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Actually, America is not a continent, Europe is.........
I know that USA is not a continent, but part of North America. I was being lazy. I meant it's like a continent of its own. It could explain why a lot of Americans don't feel the need of getting their passports. There's enough to see and do.

USA and Europe aren't comparable terms. USA is a country. Europe is not one massive country. Europe is made up of many nation-states.

Anyway, the average American got extremely poor geography skills, and I don't mean just those on Jay Leno. I don't think it has anything to do with intelligence. People just don't learn certain things.
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Speaking of poor geography skills, I was wearing a shirt for New Mexico State University and some people thought New Mexico was part of Mexico. Someone asked if there are any white people in New Mexico.

America and Europe are similar in size. We might not have our own countries, but we have states. Different states have different feels and have cultures of their own. Massachusetts is nothing like Arizona. In fact, two countries in Europe might be more similar to each other than two states in America.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:18 PM
 
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Why the Patriots of all teams?
The real Pats killed his folk but I guess New England made him a fan (of course I could be very wrong).
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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Honestly, I think could name all of the European countries and place them on a map as well, Geography is one of my strongest subjects, and I think I'm one of the youngest members here.
OK, with full humor and no nasty intentions here ...

Liechentenstein
Andora
Monoco
Malta
Cyprus
Lithuania

Place them on a map.

For the Europeans, place...
Minnesota
Wyoming
Arkansas
Pennsylvania
Indiana
Idaho
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Liechtenstein is between Switzerland an Austria, I don't know if is has a northern border with Germany or not though
Andorra is between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains
Monaco is surrounded by France an is on the South Eastern side
Malta is in the Mediterranean south of Sicily
Cyprus is off Turkeys Eastern southern coast
Lithuania is on the Baltic sea south of Latvia and North of Poland and has Riga (A Russian owned Baltic port city) right to its south and west

Last edited by Raphael07; 01-27-2009 at 10:02 PM.. Reason: add Andorra
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Hmmm, the Europeans are supposed to be smarter than this.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Liechtenstein is between Switzerland an Austria, I don't know if is has a northern border with Germany or not though
Andorra is between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains
Monaco is surrounded by France an is on the South Eastern side
Malta is in the Mediterranean south of Sicily
Cyprus is off Turkeys Eastern southern coast
Lithuania is on the Baltic sea south of Latvia and North of Poland and has Riga (A Russian owned Baltic port city) right to its south and west
well done, but I think it is safe to say that us geniuses here on C-D are more aware of geography than most.

buuuuut I think Riga is solidly Latvian and Kalingrad is the Russian area. I could easily be wrong though.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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Wow ... a lot better than I would have placed them, even though I'd set those out for you.

For the record, just from memory I had misplaced Liechtenstein (I thought it was the Swiss NW border) and I had placed Malta further east then it actually is. I'm pretty sure TheWereRabbit is right about Riga and Kalingrad (Kalinigrad?)
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