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deepseas72's avatar

Does any other country incorporate "The United States of" into it's official name?

Asked by deepseas72 (1068points) November 24th, 2008
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rossi_bear's avatar

i believe that we are the only ones that have that.

MrItty's avatar

Almost. Mexico’s official name (translated) is the United Mexican States.

AstroChuck's avatar

And don’t forget the United Colors of Benetton.

rossi_bear's avatar

yes, but it does not say the same as us. “the united states of”

MrItty's avatar

….which is why I said “almost”.

rossi_bear's avatar

yes i see that. it is weird how they can be so close in name but so differant.

MrItty's avatar

Well what’s weirder to me is that the two national languages (NOT official languages – not getting into that argument) typically do it the reverse of the countries’ names. Spanish uses “of” (“de”) to describe things belonging to something, whereas English typically uses adjectives.

Megan64's avatar

United Arab Emirates, which also translates to United Arab States. Also, close but not exact.

aidje's avatar

Does “United States Virgin Islands” count? :-)

“Federated States of Micronesia” is close, but not exact.

shilolo's avatar

Lets not forget the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics… Not an active country, but pretty close.

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