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View Poll Results: Which is the most powerful continent?
Africa 4 2.34%
Asia 44 25.73%
Europe 48 28.07%
N America 72 42.11%
S America 3 1.75%
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:01 PM
 
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Europe.

Most countries in North America are irrelevant. Not all, but most while Europe has a higher number of powerful countries. Not on the scale of US powerful, but the EU itself is pretty powerful. Asia is on the rise too.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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North America.

Hitler under-estimated NA to his ultimate doom.

When North America wants to pour on the juice, watch out
I whole heartedly agree with this. Canada and America are industrial powerhouses. Granted, when WWII was happening, "Fortress America" was a real thing, and we could produce arms and ships, and planes and tanks, and Jeeps and whatever the hell else we wanted on short order. Oceans don't protect so well anymore.


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Europe.

Most countries in North America are irrelevant. Not all, but most while Europe has a higher number of powerful countries. Not on the scale of US powerful, but the EU itself is pretty powerful. Asia is on the rise too.

What kind of comment is this? lol Just say, "Canada and Mexico are irrelevent". Stop beating around the bush.

I will add though, while Canada doesn't have the largest military out there, its soldiers, and its population, are nothing to be screwed around with. When we want to ramp **** up, we do it, and we don't screw around.

Ask ANYONE you know who has fought beside our soldiers. They will agree, hands down.
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:33 AM
 
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As I mentioned before there are several different models. You can say that there are anywhere from four to seven continents.

I prefer the six continent model (Africa, Eurasia, North America, South America, Antarctica, Australia). Europe is not a continent, it is a peninsula of the Eurasian continent. Continents are separated by water not mountains.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:06 AM
 
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Europe. A continent that consists almost entirely of developed countries with a high economic output. Culturally the most influencial continent as well I would say. The combined military power of all of Europe shouldn't be underestimated either. Europeans just had a lot of experience with wars which is why they are much more reluctant to make use of it. They have learned from their mistakes. Which I personally consider much more admirable than just running over some third-world countries to prove how strong the military is/how big my d*ck is.

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If my opinion helps: when I was at school I studied that America is only one continent, not only as a child, also in my last years or high school, separate them is new for me.
Same here. North America and South America are sub-regions of the continent of America. That's what I was taught in high school.

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North America. If Europe ever gets itself out of its economic slump it has the potential to be number one again.
Meh, I don't think the economic situation in North America is anything to write home about, either.

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It took the US south about a century to recover from that war, even a bit longer, while in Europe the wounds are still bleeding.
What wounds exactly are still bleeding?
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:17 AM
 
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Same here. North America and South America are sub-regions of the continent of America. That's what I was taught in high school.
Same in Spain, in fact, if someone says he's going to America, is more likely to refer he's going to Mexico, Venezuela or Argentina than the USA.

And regarding to the most powerful continent, IMHO America.
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Old 09-12-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Same in Spain, in fact, if someone says he's going to America, is more likely to refer he's going to Mexico, Venezuela or Argentina than the USA.

And regarding to the most powerful continent, IMHO America.
Interesting, it's probably a more Latin-centric thing. To the rest of the world 'America' means the USA.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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What kind of comment is this? lol Just say, "Canada and Mexico are irrelevent". Stop beating around the bush.

I will add though, while Canada doesn't have the largest military out there, its soldiers, and its population, are nothing to be screwed around with. When we want to ramp **** up, we do it, and we don't screw around.

Ask ANYONE you know who has fought beside our soldiers. They will agree, hands down.
Not only that - Canada's Uranium was a big factor in the development of the American Nuclear arsenal.. The countries are so intertwined economically and militarily it is ridiculous to even separate the two..
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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Not only that - Canada's Uranium was a big factor in the development of the American Nuclear arsenal.. The countries are so intertwined economically and militarily it is ridiculous to even separate the two..

Ever wonder how America would react if we decided to develop nukes of our own? lol
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:11 PM
 
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It really depends on the 'factors' for most powerful but

Economically

Asia > Europe > N.A > S.A > Africa > Australia - I agree that since Australia as a continent is a collection of only a handful of countries it really isn't fair.

Militarily

Europe (including Russia) - North America not including Russia followed by Asia > SA > Africa and Australia is a toss up to me as Australia is a pretty potent middle power with good technology and resources.

Culturally i'd say

Asia > Europe > N.A > S.A > Africa > Australia

Its ridiculous to include N.A and S.A as one continent - they aren't they both comprise the Western Hemisphere.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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What wounds exactly are still bleeding?
I don't know where you are from, but Eastern Europe still hasn't recovered from WW2 and the Cold War
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