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View Poll Results: Europe should continue to be considered a separate continent.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 03:47 AM   #1

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Europe really should be considered a continent separate from Asia


Europe, even though it shares the same landmass with Asia, should be considered a separate continent from Asia.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 03:49 AM   #2

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And is. Case Closed?.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 03:50 AM   #3

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Europe, even though it shares the same landmass with Asia, should be considered a separate continent from Asia.
Why? .
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Old February 25th, 2011, 03:52 AM   #4

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Five continents on Earth.
Eurasia
Africa
Australia
South America
North America.

Separating Europe from Asia only makes sense from a Eurocentric view.

And it would be further proof of the old saying, "Never get involved in a land war in Asia."
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Only the political borders divide Europe and Asia. Historically peoples have been moving east and west on the great landmass that is Eurasia.
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Why? .
I make the statement not out of personal conviction, but to put a straw man out there to see who agrees or otherwise!
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Old February 25th, 2011, 03:54 AM   #8

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There aren't 5 but 7 continents and these are merely arbitrary. I have no issue with detaching Europe from Asia but I don't have any problems either with talking about the Eurasian landmass.


Bottom lin: continents are arbitrary.
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3 continents. The Americas, Afro-Eurasia and Antarctica. Australia is just a jolly big island filled with kangaroos.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 03:58 AM   #10

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In Dutch we make a distinction between continent and werelddeel (literally: world-part) Continents are geographic, or geophysical divisions, world-parts are geopolitical divisions. Nevertheless, some even in Dutch would seperate Europe and Asia geophysically as different continents.
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