God, I can't believe I'm getting sucked into this stupid debate. Listen. There are at least two ways of defining areas in the world - one is physical, which you are trying to do, and the other is political. If you are using only a physical definition - as you clearly are, though you refer to 'nations' (which is a political term) - then it can mean one thing while political determinants make it mean another.
Asia-middle east are the same???? What? Are they interchangeable terms? You must be joking. I repeat, these terms are nothing but conveniences and they go in and out of fashion. Right now, near middle and far east are all out of fashion because they imply that Britain-Western Europe is the centre of the world that they are near and far from. So they are just conventions and nothing more. As are the precise boundaries between them.
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No - there's no right or wrong in this at all. There's just general agreement on what particular terms mean, with plenty of labreastude for variables in interpretation. For example, is Australia part of Asia or not? That is not a yes or no question. Nor is where the boundaries of Asia and Europe are. Is Turkey Asia or European? Where's the precise boundary? Can't you see this is the subject of debate, depending on the criteria used for definitions?
Is it? You mean since it's started unravelling the truth about the Bush administration? I guess it looks that way to the blind. We in the rest of the world are not blind.
Save us from people with absolutist views. Truth, my friend, in the affairs of human beings, is always relative.
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