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Inspired by this drawing [link] by :iconrondell:

South America is not North America’s invisible friend here. The Scandinavian boys just can't see him, just like North America can't see Denmark. :D

Few people in America know what Denmark is and surprisingly many sees Norway as the same thing as Sweden, which sounds ridicules to us over here, but I can guarantee you that if you asked random people on the streets of Scandinavia what all that land underneath America is, too many would either say “I don’t know” “Isn’t it all America?” or “Mexico?”. Or they would know it was South America, but have no idea what the countries within it was called. We know shit about South America.

And I put a link on the comic this time as many people have requested.
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SukarettoNoTsuki Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Its north america and hmmm centro america(mexico) and south america xD
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CorgiTheButt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Me and one of my buddies are really into Scandinavian countries, and it makes me sad that other Americans are like this. The history of Scandinavia is really cool :3
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jadethedestructor Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As an American, born and raised, I think this goes back to our schooling, we only very briefly touch on foreign countries and even less on their actual locations unless we were at war with them for more than a year. At least that is what my schooling covered, keep in mind that includes high school. :icondoctorcryplz:
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AskShyShadowLinkette Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
(( And as a British Girl, schooled in Ireland, we touch a lot on foreign countries. In fact, Ancient China was our second chapter and subject in history this year. Most of our history involves at least one other country, be it the Great Famine or the Land War. I believe we even have a small bit on the American Civil war during one chapter. Shows how different the education in countries can be. ))
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jadethedestructor Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have no idea how far behind I feel. Not only did I have to wait till world history class my second high-school year, and that teacher did try, but we have to focus almost solely on our state wide tests(T.A.K.S. for me) which is determined by our government.Cry Simba 
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tintree3 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Why is all of south america one person?
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corn22 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
I'm unfortunately much the same as America and have difficulty discerning all the Scandinavian countries so refer to them as 'blond land' much to the consternation of a friend whom comes from that area of the world.
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TheNerdytimes Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Amusingly, I know the names of several countries in Latin America, but that's just because I like to read maps.
Hold on, I'm thinking...
Middle America: Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Hondura, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama. Might be in the wrong order.
The Caribbean: Bahamas, Cuba, Puerto Rico (U.S. territory), Haiti, the Dominican Republic, St. Vincent & Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, American Virgin Islands (territories/colonies of guess who), Barbados, Dutch Antilles & Aruba (last two being Dutch colonies, obviously).
South America: Brazil, French Guyana (French colony, duh), Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina.
Hm. According to Wikipedia, I forgot Costa Rica from Middle America, Antigua & Barbuda, Jamaica (how the hell did I forget it?), St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia & Trinidad & Tobago from the Caribbean and Ecuador from South America.
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TrueGrimReaper64 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
People are regionally focused. Most people from a state in America know all about the states around them, and what is going on there. However, they usually know nothing about countries in Europe and what is going on in each country. However, most people in Europe don't know about American states or what is going on in each state.

America was never actually meant to be a country. It was supposed to be 13 countries (more as new states were added) in a loose bond, like the European Union. People here actually used to consider themselves by their state demonyms (I am a Hoosier because I am from Indiana, don't ask xD) before they considered themselves American. However, the American Civil War saw a surge of nationalism in the U.S. When a group of States tried to leave the Union, the rest of the states didn't like it that much. The end result was The United States of America becoming a unified country. That's why we call them 'states' and not 'provinces' like the rest of the world.
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Geniusofmath Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student General Artist
DAMN IT UNIVERSE WHY MUST I BE AMERICAN


Well, at least I know what Scandinavia is. Thank you SatW and APH!
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AdrenalineAndSoma Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Poor little Denmark.
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SomeBodyKares1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Quoting your saying "Isn't it all America?". That is one thing i'm getting annoyed about I get that there is North and South America but some foreigner come and think that its owned by America (Im not wanting to insult anyone I respect all countries) when in reality North and South America is the name of the two continents not a country split by direction like North and South Korea. I feel like levelling South America as a country is like labelling Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean Countries as North Americans which we are but we do have our own names.
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SomeBodyKares1 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Canada, USA (Hawaii), Mexico, and the Caribbean Countries make up North America. Columbia, Peru, Chili, Argentina, Brazil and a couple other countries make up South America.
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Dumuzi-ouji Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I know what Denmark is and Sweden ain't Norway lolwat.
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elessal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student
first of all the country name is not america, america is the whole continent and only they call themseft america. I can understand that they donīt know countries like chile or boliva but brazil and argentina? in your countries is so uncomon tv series and movies from the US?
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Howl-Of-Caspian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
America is another name for the US, North America is the whole continent.
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Painshadows Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
well... apparently Switzerland is a little part of germany and right next to sweden, because Americans think we talk the same :huggle:
Woe is us... the weird countrys now one knows... :D
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Samanthier Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
This is funny, but also reminds me of a conversation I heard when I was in History. One of my fellow classmates was very upset when she couldn't find the North Pole. Then found Mexico, and was very surprised that what she though was Mexico turned out to be South America. And what she thought was part of Texas was actually Mexico. 
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SomeWhatINC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
North America is a land mass Mexico is part of North America, just under the USA. the South America is another land mass. There is only a narrow Straight Separating the two.
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Alraune-Oblongata Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Poor Central America. And even us from South America don't really know much about Central America, and even less from Scandinavia, and I knew about Denmark (just not tha he is flat as a board :) ).
I'm learning all from this comic. lol
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NekoLadyProductions Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
But I know all the differences and which country is which... And I'm 13... I am definitely NOT proud to be American when I learn how stupid and closed-minded the majority of the populous is... F*ck my life.
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Sabaku-No-Kaze Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey, don't worry. There are a lot of great things about America too. It's a global superpower that a lot of countries go to when they need help. A lot of people see it as a nice safe place with a stable economy, and we know stereotypes usually aren't true and never apply to everyone. And there are a lot of good smart people like you who know the differences between countries. :) This is just comedy, so don't worry too much about it. This is coming from a Norwegian.
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NekoLadyProductions Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I know this much, I'm just talking about the ignorant population in general. Yes, there are good people in this country, but the majority here are those YOLO, skanky, swagger, mainstream grease smudges on this world that cause nothing but embarrassment to everyone else who are actually intelligent and modest. I just abhor those vermin that give America such a bad name...
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Sabaku-No-Kaze Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah, I know what you mean about the idiots in America. But honestly, there are idiots everywhere (I've seen drunk people passed out on the streets anywhere I've ever gone). There's no escape from them :XD:. Not much we can do about them either, but it's good to know that there are great people in America like you as well. I'm just saying try not to stress too much over it.
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KARKATVANTASS6969 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
I know what Scandinavia is ._.
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anakshamumun Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
By the way, EEUU does see part of South America, But not entirely, only Colombia and Brasil, who are important part of it's Foreing Policy. The rest is Mexico and the Caribean, wich is closest. And you might say you know shit about south america, but if you do, you'll knew we don't like to be put together, cos we don't like each other very much. :
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anakshamumun Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
It would have been funnier if there were a bunch of them behind america, not just the whole continent.
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TheAwesomeHetalian Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Yup, we Americans are really bad with geography xD It took me a long time to differentiate the Nordic countries! I thought Iceland was the Faroe Islands for the longest time, and I thought Denmark was part of Germany xD But now I'm an expert in geography, and I could pretty much point out every country on the map :)
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MaiaTheOne Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Then can sing the animaniaks world song? :XD:
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TheAwesomeHetalian Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
almost xD but not quite!
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MaiaTheOne Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME O.O
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TheAwesomeHetalian Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
The world's geography has changed since the making of that song, anyways...
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MaiaTheOne Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
But it's still one of the most epic song in the world
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TheAwesomeHetalian Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Hell yeah, it is!
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MathildasDoubel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
well actually a not small part of Germany was kinda Danish back in the old days. °3°
doesn't maker the Danes German though...except of the German Danes in Schlewig-Holstein. (they are a bit like the Fennoswedes in Finland, just fewer and Danisher.);)
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Silverwind100 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My best friend thought Denmark was a city. It took two days and our social studies teacher to convince her that Denmark is a country. She still says it's a city every now and then.
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Dezzy13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a town in Western Australia called Denmark. It's pretty popular as a place to go to for the long weekends or a short holiday but if someone says 'I'm going to Denmark for a month or two.' You have to clarify it's the country. I find it quite amusing.
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AngelsKarith Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
moron needs contacts or eye surgery or a stick to da head either works fine
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Jolkona123 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
WHY DOES IT MAKE ME COMMENT 3 times!!!!!
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Jolkona123 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
A girl in my wood work class though Germany was a city in Russia..... Luckily her birthday was coming up so I gave her a world map
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poptartruby Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I'm an American, and a bit of a history and geography nut, and i was talking to my friend about this geography test we had and I told them that a bunch of people in my class had forgotten Denmark and I couldn't believe it and then he said "Isn't that like somewhere in France"
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And I died a little...
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hottygirl101 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I know about Denmark... And I'm American... I feel kinda depressed now...
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FictionLover987 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist
agreed.
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AskShawneeJones Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
yeah our stupidity makes us seem so i don't know like stupid i quess (see i even sound stupid) but in my defense even when learning "world history" we learn about america first and formost. If not for hetalia i wouldn't even know about Finland *hangs head*
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eaglemt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
before I saw this comic and checked on what countries were in south - America. I thought Brazil was in Africa... silly me
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PictishWarlord13 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
You know that the TV shows that show dumb Americans interview near a hundred people and pick the dumbest ones they find, right?
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JosieTheTimberWolf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I just.... noticed the last panel. ??? ... yep.
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Cinni-mon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how everyone, including ourselves, refer to the US as America when technically, America is both N. and S. also technically you could call Canadians, Mexicans, and brizilians Americans because they all live in the americas.
All I know about Denmark is that it is in Europe, as for Sweden and Norway I never thought they were the same just very similar.

Great comic btw, I find it quite funny
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Cinni-mon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never mind it was just my computer.
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