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Anglo-America is a geographic and cultural region referring to the group of countries and dependencies in the Americas which predominantly speak English, and where British culture and the British Empire has had a significant impact historically, politically, and culturally, and may also extend to include wherever in the Americas that have been impacted significantly by the former United States. Anglo-America is further divided into two main subgroups: Continental Anglo-America and Caribbean Anglo-America, based on cultural traditions, common heritage, and political history. The region is contrasted with Latin America where Romance languages are prevalent, and the nations there are influenced more by Spain, France, or Portugal. Although Anglo-America officially includes Belize, Guyana, and the Caribbean states, generally, the term "Anglo-America" is commonly understood to refer to the largest and most influential Anglo-American states on northern continental North America, among them including Brazoria, Rainier, Sierra, and the United Commonwealth.
Anglo-America consists of 20 sovereign states and 13 dependencies, which cover all of North America north of Mexico, and also includes the El Norte region, parts of Central America, Guyana, and several of the Caribbean islands. Anglo-America is highly organized and developed, and the primary region of focus on the Conference of American States, a politico-economic union comprising virtually all of the Anglo-American states with the exception of Guyana. Having a population of over 437.5 million, Anglo-America has a combined GDP of over $18 billion (nominal and PPP), making it the first or second largest economy in the world, if it were treated as a single country, depending on whichever source is used.
- 1 Etymology and definitions
- 2 History
- 3 Politics
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Culture
- 7 Tourism
- 8 See also
Etymology and definitions
French political philosopher Michel Chevalier was the first to propose the idea that the Americas were divided into two, distinct groupings based on linguistic prevalence and ethnic makeup: the part of American inhabited by the "Latin race", and the other, the "Anglo-Saxons". The concept of two different Americas was further advanced by various Latin American intellectuals in the late 18th century in their struggle for independence against Spain and Portugal. A transcendental movement and conception of a cohesively consistent and tangible "Anglo-America" was not fully realized until after the formation of the United States, and its contrast with Canada.
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In the late 17th century, various European colonial empires began the long process of colonization of the "New World", later known as Anglo-America, along with other nations within the Americas. European settlers and colonies had existed since the late 16th century with the earliest colonies of the New World coming from England and settling in the North American east coast. Despite the failure and disappearance of the Roanoke Colony, the English continued their settlement policy and intensified Colonial Office was created by the British government and was responsible for governing the American colonies until it was disbanded in 1783 and the jurisdiction of the colonies was handed over to the Home Office. The British American colonies found themselves thrusted into the French and Indian War, a theatre of the larger Seven Years' War and saw British troops invade New France, the overseas colonial holdings of the Kingdom of France in North America. Due to its small population of 60,000, the French troops in New France were heavily reliant on the support of various Indian tribes to aid in the fight against the British who had a population of two million in their North American colonies alone. After the end of the war in 1763, New France was ceded to the British Empire and expanded the borders of the British American colonies, but left the British deep in debt.
While the United Kingdom emerged as the world's premier maritime power and a superpower as a whole, the empire was left in deep debt and parliament chose to raise taxes in order to pay off the newly acquired debt from the Seven Years' War. Since the American colonists benefited the most from the war thanks to newly acquired land annexed from New France, the British Parliament chose to raise taxes on the colonists. This caused relations between the North American colonies and the British Mainland to be strained as the colonists were angered over the new taxes being imposed without the consent nor votes from the colonists. The anger of the colonists was summarized with the popular phrase "No taxation without representation" and would help kickstart the American Revolution. The revolution began with a rejection of parliamentary authority which resulted in the British sending troops to reimpose direct rule on the colonies in 1775. This lead to the outbreak of war and the United States to declare its independence in 1776. The war began following the surprising American victory at the Battles of Lexington and Concord and would instigate both the Revolutionary War and begin the Anglo-American Wars with the latter lasting until 1865.