Why do persons fail to understand the continent North America is a country?

I know that North America is a continent, and seems like persons fail to understand that North America is both a country and a continent. I've seen a person say North America is not a country, North America is a continent not a country, etc.

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  • 6 months ago

    North America is NOT a country. North America includes several countries.

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  • 6 months ago

    North America is a continent. It is NOT a sovereign country.

    However, it does contain several sovereign nations/countries. viz. Canada, United States of America, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, & Panama.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    North America is NOT a country.

    It is a continent made up of many different countries, including:

    Canada

    The United States

    Mexico

    Guatemala

    Belize

    Honduras

    Nicaragua

    El Salvador

    Costa Rica

    Panama

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  • 6 months ago

    North America is a Continent. It has three Countries on it. Canada, The United States of America and Mexico. There is no country called "North America." Just as there is no country called "South America." The continent of South America is made of many nations and not one of them is called South America.

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  • susan
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You seem to be confused.

    Australia is the name of a continent, and also the name of a country. But that is not true of any of the other continents. It is not true of North America, Europe, or Asia.

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  • RR
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    6 months ago

    We fail to understand it because there is no country called North America.

    The continent of North America contains 23 countries. The two largest being Canada and the United States of America.

  • MARK
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    6 months ago

    North America is continent. It is not a country. There are forty-five sovereign entities on the geological continent of North America. There are twenty-two independent states. They are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and United States of America. In addition, there are twenty-three territories that are dependencies of other countries. They are, with the governing country in parentheses, Anguilla (UK), Aruba (Netherlands), Bermuda (UK), Bonaire (Netherlands), British Virgin Islands (UK), Cayman islands (UK), Curaçao (Netherlands), Federal Dependencies of Venezuela (Venezuela), Greenland (Denmark), Guadeloupe (France), Martinique (France), Montserrat (UK), Nueva Esparto (Venezuela), Puerto Rico (USA), Saba (Netherlands), Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Martin (France), Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France), San Andrés and Providencia (Colombia), Sint Eustatius (Netherlands), Sint Maarten (Netherlands), Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) and United States Virgin Islands (USA).

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  • 6 months ago

    It is a country in the strictest sense of the meaning of the word 'country'. But it has been declared and is listed everywhere, also accepted worldwide, as a confederation of states.

    Peace.

    • Jason C6 months agoReport

      So this is a issue of semantics similar to one Country calls that Person a Freedom Fighter except other countries call that person a Terrorist because of opposing that Country.

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  • 6 months ago

    Another geography fail.

    North America is a continent, period.

    It consist of 3 countries, Canada, United States, and Mexico.

    4 countries if you include north Panama.

    Makes me wonder what they teach in school these days.

    The United States is called simply "America" , don't let that confuse you.

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    • Jason C6 months agoReport

      That isn't a geography fail, A continent can also be a country.. North America same as Asia is both a continent and a Country.

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  • 6 months ago

    North America is not a country in the political sense. It comprises several different countries. That is why.

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