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Old 03-05-2011, 04:10 PM
Hypnagogic Jerk is offline
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Actually, I think Naxos reversed the California example. The "traditional" region of California includes both Upper California (the US state) and Lower California (the two Mexican states). But Americans refer to Upper California as simply "California", which is similar to the (FY) Republic of Macedonia using this name despite its territory covering only part of the traditional region of Macedonia.

As far as I can tell, the Mexicans don't care about Americans appropriating the name "California". But on the other hand there isn't an ancient, semi-mythical race of "Californians" whom Mexicans consider themselves the cultural heirs of, unlike those uncultured gringos up north.