Europe was Gob Bluth's jam.
Cypress Hill was Beavis & Butt-Head.
Despite often thinking of Cyprus as a European country, I have come to the conclusion that it is in fact located in Asia. But that's just my personal opinion.
If we use this geographic argument for Cyprus, then all Jetpunk's quizzes have to put Papua new Guinea with Asia and Trinidad and Tobago with South America.
Closer to Asia than Oceania
Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago geographically belong to South America, there is no debate there. The Jetpunk consesus is, for simplicity's sake, to put all of the Caribbean island nations together, but noone ever (well, somebody probably did, but he was wrong) claimed it is geographically correct. But for Cyprus, there is no reason to override geography.
Make Cyprus European, and you might as well invite Lebanon, Syria, and Tunisia as well. They are indeed also "culturally linked" to Europe.
Ask the people there if they think they are in Asia and they will say no.
American imperialism sad to say.
Now Cyprus is an entirely different case because continents are just made up for convenience and they're typically just massive land masses, so islands complicate the classification process which is why we then resort to plate boundaries. I have no idea where Cyprus is on its plate, so maybe that would clear it up idk.
The common held borders of asia and europe are very modern. Generally only being used after the second world war.
Prior to that the Europeans saw the borders of europe being:
The western borders of afghanistan and pakistan, the western coast of the caspian sea including all of the caucauses, the ural mountain range making up europes eastern extent.
In the south the northern borders of mali, chad, sudan, niger and western sahara.
In the east the atlantic and north sea coastlines.
The north was scandinavian countries northern borders and the northern coast of russia to the urals.
These borders were based on the extent of the alexandian empire , the roman empire, and the slavic regions.
Moreover the naturalised peoples within: Slavs, nordo-germans, celts, latins, greeks, egyptians, phonecians, persians were all considered part of the indo-european cultral and language family.
Even today many countries in modern Asia see themselves as being European.
if something seems off to you don't simply shout, impossible, imposter, burn the witch! But think about the reason whý it might be so. In this case the reason is so obvious, I fail to understand how you could have missed it.
not everyone that can do something you cant or know something you don't is an imposter. "I don't believe your friend speaks French fluently, I bet he is just making words up!" "Well em... he is from France, so it is highly likely he knows how to speak French"
• 2016 estimate
Part of Europe. That's from me a big Greece fan.
the other half of Cyprus that is closer to Turkey is more Turkish which is in Asia and also the island is transcontinental
Still surprised it has less inhabitants than Bahrain.
I'd prefer to see "5 least populated.. not including island countries".
Or, "The 5 least-populated, non-micro, countries of each continent" (something larger than @Bahrain-Taiwan)
I would find a lot more illumination in learning that: Armenia, Mongolia, Georgia, Kuwait, Oman, were some of the least-populated.
Instead, I just spam island names :/
I can see where I am whining. Maybe some other factor could be used, like "minimum population size 1m"
However, EAST TIMOR was accepted.
This makes no sense. BOTH should be accepted because BOTH are correct!
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