FROM GROßE KAISER: In response to your message, much of the Confederate page seems to be written from a very northern bias point of view. I disagree with much of the page and its obvious others do to. You say you will block me for "engaging in a slow-motion edit war" but it takes more thank one person to have a war therefore if you block me you must also block yourself and everyone else who supposedly participated in the war. I understand what your saying but it isn't your page either. You shouldn't block anyone because they disagree with you. I am simply wanting this page to have no pro northern or pro southern leanings. People's views on the American Civil War should be left out of this article. It should be for informative purposes only. Thank you --Große Kaiser. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Große Kaiser (talk • contribs) 22:16, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
---Reason to use "United Statian"---
As a Brazilian, I'm just as American as people from the USA and the other citizens of our continent. More specifically, I'm a Latin American, and further a South American.
If e.g. we wanted to talk about Irish people but refered to them generically as European we would be at once imprecise and unfair to the other Europeans. If that's still hard to relate to, imagine a whole continent going through a revolution and changing it's name to "United Countries of the Earth" and refering to themselves as "Earthlings" and to the rest of us, the people from the other continents, as European, Asian, American, African, etc. That's kinda like how we non-US Americans feel when that type of language is used.
America is a continent, not a country. To reduce a whole continent to just one country is a racist practice from our languages that should be dropped. In Spanish (estadounidense or estadunidense), Portuguese (estadunidense), French and many more languages we have terms for American and United Statian. Which are used in every-day speech.
Also I have read this term several times in many places and the first one was Wikipedia. That's why I think it is worth mentioning in an article. The purpouse of an encyclopedia is to spread culture and make this a smarter world.
I'm telling you I haven't invented it, I read it on Wikipedia for first time. And then I googled it and found it on many more places, like Wictionary. It's worth mentioning. Are you blind, racist or what??
Animation of US states
Hi Golbez, I put all your maps together into this .gif, (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Development_of_the_United_States,_1789_to_1959.gif) but now I find that it won't work on Wikipedia pages for some reason. Do you know why this is, or how to fix it? Cheers, Wikidea 21:15, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
- It's strange because this one was made small enough to work: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_states_by_date_of_statehood3.gif Nothing to be done then? Wikidea 22:59, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
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