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Why do so many Europeans assume Canada is part of the USA?

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51. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

But saying that, there's got to be at least as many North Americans (ie Canada and USA) who think that Ireland and Britain are the same, or who think Scotland is part of England or Edinburgh is a London suburb or something like that.

Or Canadians & Americans saying Britain when they mean just England, or vice versa. This is the deal:

England, Wales, and Scotland are 3 countries.
Scotland has a parliament, Wales an assembly, and England has nothing to speak of

Great Britain (or just Britain) = England, Wales, Scotland
British Parliament based in Westminster, London

UK (United Kingdom) = Great Britain & Northern Ireland

British Isles = Great Britain, Ireland (both Eire & Northern), and all the surrounding small islands (including independently governed places like Isle of Man).

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