Marine1: Just don't tell that to anyone from the Latin American countries.
beta_plus: Marine1: Just don't tell that to anyone from the Latin American countries.I thought that it mostly Argentinians who are obnoxious about that.
Brakefornobody: In Ken Burns' documentary on the Civil War, Shelby Foote made the point that before the war, everyone referred to the U.S. in the plural, i.e., 'The United States are in negotiations with France,' but after the war, it became singular, i.e., 'The United States is in negotiations with France.'/no relevance, really, just always interested me.
rocky_howard: United States of Mexico, but people call it Mexico.United States of Brazil, but people call it Brazil.
kudayta: rocky_howard: United States of Mexico, but people call it Mexico.United States of Brazil, but people call it Brazil.Um, it's the United Mexican States and Federative Republic of Brazil
Clash City Farker: The answer is clear, George Washington. He lived in Virginia. He owned a plantation and he was a large proponent of agriculture. I just visited his house not too long ago. When the war ended he had 300 slaves. He wanted freedom from england so he could get rich along with all the other Landed Elites. Hence, I believe the reluctance to serve as President.
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