Why are Europe and Asia considered two separate continents

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Why are Europe and Asia considered two separate continents

Playboyize
Playboyize

basically because europeans are full of themselves

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@kizzmybutt
Divided by a major mountain range, resulting in two distinct regions.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@kizzmybutt
Because once europe was just greece and Asia was just Asia minor divided by sea, the hellespont, so 2 continents

Methshot
Methshot

@Gigastrength
do you also consider india a distinct continent from asia

TreeEater
TreeEater

@Playboyize
Reported for lack of effort.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

If we are doing the natural barriers and distinct culture memes then North Africa and Anatolia/Levant should be part of the same continent as Europe.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@kizzmybutt

Mostly because if you treated them as being the same continent, it would be impossible to fit the resulting continent on a conventionally proportioned map.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@TreeEater
it's true. cry more.

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Methshot
No, it's a sub continent.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Emberfire
just like europe

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Methshot
In a sane world it would be, for the same reason as Europe. It's got its own tectonic plate even.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Carnalpleasure
What would you even call that?
Eurafricasia?

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

White indigenous population.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Firespawn
Take the Himalayas away and there's not much of India left to make a continent. There's plenty of Europe West of the Urals. Europe is a small continent, but it's a continent.

FastChef
FastChef

@Gigastrength
There are lots of mountain ranges. Why aren't all of them considered to divide the landmass into two continents

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@AwesomeTucker
Take the Himalayas away and there's not much of India left to make a continent
wat

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@FastChef
It's somewhat subjective/arbitrary. I'm just stating what appears to be the reasoning I can glean from a physical map. How many continents would you divide the world into user?

Illusionz
Illusionz

@kizzmybutt
Wuffs

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

it is one of the regions that gets sunk by a leviathan if it sinks a continent

Supergrass
Supergrass

No one knows anything here. This board is pretty shit, just history themed /pol/.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

1. Europe, Asia, and Africa are attached.
2. Ideally Middle East should be recognized as a continent.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Supergrass
no shit

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