What Would Happen If Every Country Had The Same Name?

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  1. I'm really sorry to all of you guys who feel this video is me running out of ideas. I can assure you this is not the case. I know a lot of people felt that with my previous video too. This video is just something that I wanted try to, just something a bit different. The channel isn't going in this direction forever and trust me I still have some real fun and cool ideas for videos. Unless you don't think the ideas are cool then you will still think I am just running out of ideas. 🙂

  2. 5:29 – They can still use the Afrikaans word for "Place". (even though Afrikaans was invented by the Dutch colonists)

    PS. How is the Netherlands or Holland "Dutch" and our Avoirdupois pounds "lbs"?

  3. I don't get why people think this is lazy or whatever. I think it's fun to have room for a few subjects to speculate around as well! And that ending joke was actually clever…

  4. I think that, in the universe universe that you discussed, Belgium would split up in Plaats (Dutch), Platz (German) and Endroit (French). Considering that The Netherlands, Germany and France would already be called respectivally Plaats, Platz and Endroit, these area's of the former 'Belgium' might join those countries. Considering that, it might also be that countries with the same or similar language would join each other.

  5. Every country being named the same is silly because a name is supposed to be used to differentiate. What would be interesting (or at least more interesting) would be to explore would be a standardized naming convention for countries. Like maybe all countries are a series of numbers relating to their location on earth, or whatever. What could that naming convention be? Would there still be racist word for the country? and so on…

  6. It's funny that you should say that people wouldn't know whether to say Melbourne or Sydney, seeing as that was an actual debate and why the ACT exists. Basically NSW was like 'well we were here first' and Victoria was like 'well we're bigger! (They were more populated) and so they just slapped a border in the middle of NSW, and said 'guess what? It's not in New South Wales OR Victoria!'

  7. America: I declare war on America!
    America: Why? Were allies!
    America: No not you. I mean the other America!
    America: You mean me? I am your father! You shouldn’t kill me! Were allies!
    America: No not you! The other America!
    America: Me?
    America: Yes!
    America: Fine! I will unite the Korean Peninsula under communist!
    America: America, can you help me?
    America: You know what? This game sucks!
    America: your right. I guess that’s the end of that game. Alright we will name our selfs our real name again now that the fame is over.
    Canada: aww. That was fun as it lasted.
    America: It doesn’t matter now. I am the true America. Period.
    North Korea: So… are we still going to go to war?
    All nations stare at each other
    All nations: Fuck.

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  9. In the Netherlands we call the ""Dutch" language Belgian people speak Flemish. It's in a lot of ways the same language, but there are also lots of differences too. But in the end yes it would be "Plaats".

  10. If you name a country after its capital, people might get upset, the Dutch are in the same situatiation tho, as The Netherlands is commonly referred to as Holland, which is only a province of the nation, not the nation itself.

  11. Funny that the suggested video at the end was on the four languages of Switzerland, since I was going to ask what it would be called? Endroit, Ort, Luogo, or whatever it is in Romansh?

  12. Canada is effectively like this alternate world already… as it's believed to be based on a local native american word for Settlement or Village, "Kanata" 🙂

  13. Well, don’t really understand the concept of this. If everything’s called place people will give the country a nickname and this will lead to well… different names. Names is not something we invented, it’s something that happens when everything has the same name.

  14. On the planet Marklar, they dont have a problem with this, as everyone & everything is called Marklar. Makes it hellish for translators, though.

  15. Cities names: place
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    People ….: place
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  16. This was placeal abuse.

    Now my name rant:
    There are actually 2 countries with the same name: Congo and Congo. One of them was called Zaire quire recently, but wanted to become Congo, again.
    Well, one of them is called Democratic Republic of Congo – just how easy is that to remember, especially if both use democratic voting? Then there's Korea which is 2 coubtries which want to become one like they used to – just both prefer it to be their style of Korea. Also we have the Caribbean Island states of Dominica and Dominican Republic. The longer name is just (about) half an island in size. Which means it's still much bigger than the whole island country. Then we have Guayana and French Guyana which is not a country but part of France, but it's an area almost the size of that Guayana which is very near. And they are not to be confused with Guinea, which is a name in many countries' name – most of them in Africa, but not all. Africa has also Niger and Nigeria – neighbours, of course.

    In Europe next to that Austria not comfortably close to Australia – in name, not distance – we have Slovenia, not to be confused with Slovakia on the other side of Austria, nor with Slavonia – a province in Serbia, or was it Croatia? This name bunch comes from the word Slav, which they all are. Except that Austria, which is of course German speaking country not belonging to Germany, except it was for a while, but not usually – a huge part of their history was to fight about who leads the German speakers … and many neighbours alongside. I'm just happy that not all the Slavic countries used the word Slav as a starting point to their name. But they use very similar flags – Slovakia and Slovenia especially: why not – the name is so similar, why not confuse others even more with a similar flag? Oh, and besides Serbia there's Sorbia – a Slavic area. In Germany, of course.

    Another story is that France used to have historical provinces with clear names, and flags, for centuries. I don't know what it was, maybe they were seen too royalistic, carrying the load of history. So then many of the provinces were changed to places with awkward hyphenated double-names, like Place-Place: like if Massachusetts-New-England or New-England-Connecticut would somehow be decent and proper in the U.S. of America (who are called Americans, or course – like if UK citizens were called Europeans, but French pr Italian not). And the provincial flags, which were clear and beautiful, exemplary for the other nations in their clarity and recognizeability, were turned to, white flags, most of them – with some artistic picture text, which is always difficult to read in a waving flag – as are the small coats of arms, btw. flag designers. They look more like flags of companies, schools or some arts museums, more than flags of some area of a country. And France, you if anyone invented the vexillology, guide lines fro good flags. But of course, if there are rules, it's the Frenchman's duty to break them (even if they themselves made those rules). That's a rule in France, it seems. Now I feel like I had just read an Asterix cartoon_ 'Crazy those … some ethnic group (all?)' . And yeah, I know – it wasn't the French who wrote Asterix – it was those Balgians who speak French, not so much those Belgians who don't speak French, but Dutch which is not called Dutch thare. Oh, almost forgot: some Swiss also speak French. Nobody speaks Swissish. At least not fluently, I think I guess.

  17. One funny thing about the word place, it that French has it too, but more as a square (of a city etc). French also uses words like plaza and piazza borrowed from related languages, and meaning about the same as place in French. And English may use them as well, for a taste of exotism. After all, so was the word 'place' borrowed from French at its time. I'm sure the Anglo-Saxons had a word for the idea before that, but place became more fashionable. So if UK was to be called Place, natively, it should be called Spot, or something more Saxon. Or should it still be called called 'Place' in the old Britannic way -what would their word for a place have been? Or the name the people used who were there before the Celts arrived? What would indeed be the native word for Place, Spot?

  18. The more likely scenario, every country is just named "my country". Since language exist, a English speaker would insult a Chinese as a "Wodescum", while Chinese would call English speaker a "My狗", and countries will likely be strongly tied to language, so no countries will accept a 2nd language, and they will likely be even more aggressive in making sure no foreign countries use their language.

    in case of shared languages like America, they will likely call British "Island fuckers", while Britain will call America "Continent wankers", and Australian will be the "Idiots down unda", while calling the others "island cunts", "Continent cunts"

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