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Author:   harbin
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 6:20am (PST)
Subject:   Mexico to change name to Mexico
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SAUCE

quote article
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has sent a bill to congress to change the official name of the country.

The current name, the United States of Mexico, was adopted in 1824 and was intended to emulate its northern neighbour.

President Calderon wants to change it to just Mexico, as the country is known the world over.

Mr Calderon, who leaves office on 1 December, said Mexico no longer needed to copy any foreign power.

"The name of our country no longer needs to emulate that of other nations," Mr Calderon told a news conference.

"Forgive me for the expression, but Mexico's name is Mexico."

The name United States of Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) was brought in after independence from Spain.
Hardly the big name change that some of you were most likely thinking, but if you had the opportunity to change the name of your country to anything you wanted to, what would you settle on?

Me? I'd probably change it to something like "That place that isn't quite Europe and is too far away to be America, but sits at the side of Europe in the Atlantic and enjoys its own distinct identity"



Author:   Thrawn
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 6:23am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to try name change.
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This is so silly. So he wants to change it from The United States Of Mexico, to just Mexico?

Who really cares tbh.




Author:   crogalosh
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 6:44am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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Republic of Ireland to Ireland please.



Author:   Demonfurby
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 7:19am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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Murica



Author:   Fortitudo
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 7:28am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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quote Demonfurby
Murica
+1 Internetz for you.



Author:   Capn Droid
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 7:45am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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quote crogalosh
Republic of Ireland to Ireland please.
Aren't there two distinct Irelands or something?



Author:   Whelan
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 7:47am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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na the other one is called northern ireland



Author:   Strawberryclock
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 7:50am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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Good job Mexico.



Author:   crogalosh
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 7:53am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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quote Capn Droid
quote crogalosh
Republic of Ireland to Ireland please.
Aren't there two distinct Irelands or something?
When we gained independence from England Six of the thirty two counties remained "English" and form Northern Ireland the Rest is the Republic of Ireland.



Author:   Short Circuit
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 8:07am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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I had no idea that Mexico's full name is the united states of Mexico. So it's technically the USM below the USA, which are both in A?

Seems like an alright change, don't see why not.



Author:   Goonjimbo
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 8:30am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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Didn't know that it was the United States of Mexico? Could have been Jobless Land so I suppose it's not all bad.



Author:   Wakaman
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 9:52am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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quote Goonjimbo
Didn't know that it was the United States of Mexico? Could have been Jobless Land so I suppose it's not all bad.
or more recently Drugs ahoy.



Author:   Arietta
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 9:58am (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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Plurinational State of Bolivia to Republic of Bolivia like the good old times.
Or at least to just Bolivia.



Author:   Marc
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 12:01pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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I guess I should stop calling the USM the USM and start calling it Mexico. Its going to be tough, really but we must learn to adapt.



Author:   PokeMasterStar100
Date:   Nov 23, 12 at 12:05pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Mexico to change name to Mexico
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America. Forget the US part.


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