History UsefulNotes / Africa

30th Nov '16 11:41:12 AM Bat178
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Africa covers one-fifth of the Earth's land surface and contains 55 countries[[note]]57 if you include the separatist states of Western Sahara and Somaliland, from Morocco and Somalia respectively. While 81 nations recognize Western Sahara, the arguably more legitimate Somaliland has absolutely no recognition from anybody at all.[[/note]], two thousand languages and upwards of a billion people. Its primary cultural divide is between the Muslim states north of the Sahara, which have more in common with the rest of the Arab world than with the rest of the continent, and "Black Africa" or sub-Saharan Africa further south. There are a ''lot'' of other divisions, though, including the difference between East Africa and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, and the transition zones just south of the Sahara: the primarily-Arab [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahel Sahel]] and primarily-African [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan_(region) Sudan]] (which confusingly does not include the country of Sudan, where the people are for the most part physically black but culturally Arab). Africa is also sometimes merged with UsefulNotes/{{Asia}} and UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} as Afro-Eurasia.

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Africa covers one-fifth of the Earth's land surface and contains 55 countries[[note]]57 54 countries[[note]]56 if you include the separatist states of Western Sahara and Somaliland, from Morocco and Somalia respectively. While 81 nations recognize Western Sahara, the arguably more legitimate Somaliland has absolutely no recognition from anybody at all.[[/note]], two thousand languages and upwards of a billion people. Its primary cultural divide is between the Muslim states north of the Sahara, which have more in common with the rest of the Arab world than with the rest of the continent, and "Black Africa" or sub-Saharan Africa further south. There are a ''lot'' of other divisions, though, including the difference between East Africa and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, and the transition zones just south of the Sahara: the primarily-Arab [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahel Sahel]] and primarily-African [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan_(region) Sudan]] (which confusingly does not include the country of Sudan, where the people are for the most part physically black but culturally Arab). Africa is also sometimes merged with UsefulNotes/{{Asia}} and UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} as Afro-Eurasia.
27th Nov '16 4:00:13 PM Awsamazing
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Africa covers one-fifth of the Earth's land surface and contains 54 countries[[note]]56 if you include the separatist states of Western Sahara and Somaliland, from Morocco and Somalia respectively. While 81 nations recognize Western Sahara, the arguably more legitimate Somaliland has absolutely no recognition from anybody at all.[[/note]], two thousand languages and upwards of a billion people. Its primary cultural divide is between the Muslim states north of the Sahara, which have more in common with the rest of the Arab world than with the rest of the continent, and "Black Africa" or sub-Saharan Africa further south. There are a ''lot'' of other divisions, though, including the difference between East Africa and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, and the transition zones just south of the Sahara: the primarily-Arab [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahel Sahel]] and primarily-African [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan_(region) Sudan]] (which confusingly does not include the country of Sudan, where the people are for the most part physically black but culturally Arab). Africa is also sometimes merged with UsefulNotes/{{Asia}} and UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} as Afro-Eurasia.

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Africa covers one-fifth of the Earth's land surface and contains 54 countries[[note]]56 55 countries[[note]]57 if you include the separatist states of Western Sahara and Somaliland, from Morocco and Somalia respectively. While 81 nations recognize Western Sahara, the arguably more legitimate Somaliland has absolutely no recognition from anybody at all.[[/note]], two thousand languages and upwards of a billion people. Its primary cultural divide is between the Muslim states north of the Sahara, which have more in common with the rest of the Arab world than with the rest of the continent, and "Black Africa" or sub-Saharan Africa further south. There are a ''lot'' of other divisions, though, including the difference between East Africa and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, and the transition zones just south of the Sahara: the primarily-Arab [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahel Sahel]] and primarily-African [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan_(region) Sudan]] (which confusingly does not include the country of Sudan, where the people are for the most part physically black but culturally Arab). Africa is also sometimes merged with UsefulNotes/{{Asia}} and UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} as Afro-Eurasia.
19th Sep '16 3:47:32 PM Bat178
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->'''Capital & Largest City''': Djibouti

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->'''Capital & Largest City''': DjiboutiDjibouti City



->'''Capitals''': Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), & Cape Town (legislative)

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->'''Capitals''': Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), & Cape Town (legislative)



->'''Capital''': Mbabane

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->'''Capital''': Mbabane->'''Capitals''': Lobamba (royal/legislative), Mbabane (administrative)



->'''Capital & Largest City''': El Aaiún (unofficial)

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->'''Capital & Largest City''': El Aaiún (unofficial)
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12th Sep '16 7:32:49 PM Bat178
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* UsefulNotes/ThatDryPatchOfLandUnrecognized (Western Sahara)

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* UsefulNotes/ThatDryPatchOfLandUnrecognized (Western Sahara)[[UsefulNotes/ThatDryPatchOfLandUnrecognized Western Sahara]]
7th Jul '16 2:46:06 PM Bat178
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* Main/AmoralAfrikaner
7th Jul '16 2:27:27 PM Bat178
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->'''Capital''': Ceuta

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->'''Capital''': ->'''Capital & Largest City''': Ceuta


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* Main/{{Bulungi}}
25th Jun '16 6:20:28 AM Dimas28
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Stereotyped often as a land of [[PerpetualPoverty poor]], [[NeverLearnedToRead illiterate]], [[IllGirl sick]] blacks who wage war often against [[BananaRepublic repressive governments]] led by loony presidents who [[ItsAllAboutMe have the ego the length of the seventh heaven]]. Or, alternatively, the land of starving children living among [[TheSavageSouth untamed wilderness]] who warrant [[CondescendingCompassion sympathy]] from [[MightyWhitey rich whites]] to [[WhiteMansBurden conque-er, "educate" them]], yet are always hindered by [[AfricanTerrorists western-hating terrorists]] who would [[MadeASlave smuggle people in and out]] for [[MoneyDearBoy blood diamonds]] or [[TheFundamentalist declare religious utopia somewhere]]. Sadly, these kinds of stereotypes are exactly why Africa becomes the HufflepuffHouse and why so few media can accurately depict what and why and how the problems are affecting the continent the way it is, whether it is because of excessive racism and xenophobia or just plain ignorance is left to interpretation.

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Stereotyped often as a the land of [[PerpetualPoverty poor]], [[NeverLearnedToRead illiterate]], [[IllGirl sick]] blacks who wage war often against [[BananaRepublic [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny repressive governments]] led by [[TheMadHatter loony presidents presidents]] who [[ItsAllAboutMe have the ego the length of the seventh heaven]]. Or, alternatively, the land of starving children living among [[TheSavageSouth untamed wilderness]] who warrant [[CondescendingCompassion sympathy]] from [[MightyWhitey rich whites]] to [[WhiteMansBurden conque-er, "educate" them]], yet are always hindered by [[AfricanTerrorists western-hating terrorists]] who would [[MadeASlave smuggle people in and out]] for [[MoneyDearBoy blood diamonds]] or [[TheFundamentalist declare religious utopia somewhere]]. Sadly, these kinds of stereotypes are exactly why Africa becomes the HufflepuffHouse and why so few media can accurately depict its culture and other peculiarities, or what and why and how the problems are affecting the continent the way it is, whether it is because of excessive racism and xenophobia or just plain ignorance is left to interpretation.
25th Jun '16 6:14:35 AM Dimas28
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Africa is ''much bigger'' than most people realize, largely because of the distortions formed by creating a flat map of the round Earth. It the second largest continent after Asia. To get an idea of its scale, it is comparable to the continents of Australia, Antarctica and Europe ''combined''.

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Africa is ''much bigger'' than most people realize, largely because of the distortions formed by creating a flat map of the round Earth. Earth, which also has the unfortunate side effect of making UsefulNotes/{{Greenland}} ''way bigger'' than it actually is (in reality, Greenland is over 250 km2 smaller than Africa's second-largest country, the DR Congo). It is the second largest continent after Asia. To get an idea of its scale, it is comparable to the continents of Australia, Antarctica and Europe ''combined''.
''combined''. Of course, that can also be attributed to the fact that Africa quite possibly constitutes the world's biggest HufflepuffHouse in spite of housing a billion plus people...

Stereotyped often as a land of [[PerpetualPoverty poor]], [[NeverLearnedToRead illiterate]], [[IllGirl sick]] blacks who wage war often against [[BananaRepublic repressive governments]] led by loony presidents who [[ItsAllAboutMe have the ego the length of the seventh heaven]]. Or, alternatively, the land of starving children living among [[TheSavageSouth untamed wilderness]] who warrant [[CondescendingCompassion sympathy]] from [[MightyWhitey rich whites]] to [[WhiteMansBurden conque-er, "educate" them]], yet are always hindered by [[AfricanTerrorists western-hating terrorists]] who would [[MadeASlave smuggle people in and out]] for [[MoneyDearBoy blood diamonds]] or [[TheFundamentalist declare religious utopia somewhere]]. Sadly, these kinds of stereotypes are exactly why Africa becomes the HufflepuffHouse and why so few media can accurately depict what and why and how the problems are affecting the continent the way it is, whether it is because of excessive racism and xenophobia or just plain ignorance is left to interpretation.



* UsefulNotes/CoteDIvoire (Ivory Coast)

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* UsefulNotes/CoteDIvoire [[UsefulNotes/CoteDIvoire Côte d'Ivoire]] (Ivory Coast)



* UsefulNotes/SaoTomeAndPrincipe

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* UsefulNotes/SaoTomeAndPrincipe[[UsefulNotes/SaoTomendPrincipe São Tomé and Príncipe]]



* UsefulNotes/{{Canary Islands}}

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* UsefulNotes/{{Canary Islands}}Islands}} (owned by Spain)



* UsefulNotes/{{French Southern and Antarctic Lands}}

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* UsefulNotes/{{Ceuta}} (''de facto'' owned by Spain, claimed by Morocco)
->'''Capital''': Ceuta
* UsefulNotes/{{French Southern and Antarctic Lands}}Lands}} (owned by France)



* UsefulNotes/{{Madeira}}

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* UsefulNotes/{{Madeira}}UsefulNotes/{{Madeira}} (owned by Portugal)



* UsefulNotes/{{Mayotte}}

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* UsefulNotes/{{Mayotte}}UsefulNotes/{{Mayotte}} (''de facto'' owned by France, claimed by Comoros)



* UsefulNotes/{{Pelagie Islands}}

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* UsefulNotes/{{Melilla}} (''de facto'' owned by Spain, claimed by Morocco)
->'''Capital & Largest City''': Melilla
* UsefulNotes/{{Pelagie Islands}}Islands}} (owned by Italy)



* UsefulNotes/{{Reunion}}

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* UsefulNotes/{{Reunion}}UsefulNotes/{{Reunion}} (owned by France)



* UsefulNotes/{{Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha}}

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* UsefulNotes/{{Saint Helena Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha}}Cunha}} (owned by the United Kingdom)
5th Jun '16 5:18:23 AM SSJMagus
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Africa is ''much bigger'' than most people realize, largely because of the distortions formed by creating a flat map of the round Earth. It the second largest continent after Asia. To get an idea of its scale, it is comparable to the continents of Australia, Antarctica and Europe ''combined''.
30th May '16 12:28:06 PM Bat178
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Africa covers one-fifth of the Earth's land surface and contains 54 countries[[note]]56 if you include the separatist states of Western Sahara and Somaliland, from Morocco and Somalia respectively. While 81 nations recognize Western Sahara, the arguably more legitimate Somaliland has absolutely no recognition from anybody at all.[[/note]], two thousand languages and upwards of a billion people. Its primary cultural divide is between the Muslim states north of the Sahara, which have more in common with the rest of the Arab world than with the rest of the continent, and "Black Africa" or sub-Saharan Africa further south. There are a ''lot'' of other divisions, though, including the difference between East Africa and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, and the transition zones just south of the Sahara: the primarily-Arab [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahel Sahel]] and primarily-African [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan_(region) Sudan]] (which confusingly does not include the country of Sudan, where the people are for the most part physically black but culturally Arab). Africa is also sometimes merged with UsefulNotes/{{Asia}} and UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} as Afroeurasia.

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Africa covers one-fifth of the Earth's land surface and contains 54 countries[[note]]56 if you include the separatist states of Western Sahara and Somaliland, from Morocco and Somalia respectively. While 81 nations recognize Western Sahara, the arguably more legitimate Somaliland has absolutely no recognition from anybody at all.[[/note]], two thousand languages and upwards of a billion people. Its primary cultural divide is between the Muslim states north of the Sahara, which have more in common with the rest of the Arab world than with the rest of the continent, and "Black Africa" or sub-Saharan Africa further south. There are a ''lot'' of other divisions, though, including the difference between East Africa and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, and the transition zones just south of the Sahara: the primarily-Arab [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sahel Sahel]] and primarily-African [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan_(region) Sudan]] (which confusingly does not include the country of Sudan, where the people are for the most part physically black but culturally Arab). Africa is also sometimes merged with UsefulNotes/{{Asia}} and UsefulNotes/{{Europe}} as Afroeurasia.
Afro-Eurasia.
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