North America Consisting of the entirety of the North American continent as well as the Caribbean islands. This region stretches from Panama at the equator all the…
Consisting of the entirety of the North American continent as well as the Caribbean islands. This region stretches from Panama at the equator all the way north to Canada and Greenland.
North America has a very wide range of climates from arctic tundras to tropical rainforests. While the northern portion of the region is dominated by the US, Canada, and Mexico, numerous smaller nations carve up the land in Central America and the Caribbean.
Much of North America has shared history and culture resulting from the mass European colonization dating back to Columbus’ landfall in what is today Puerto Rico in 1493. Bountiful resources, new foods, and a large plantation economy based on slavery brought about a mass immigration (voluntary and forced) to the new world.
Today a vibrant mix of Native, European, and African traditions grace the region. Linguistically, you’ll find English to be the norm in the USA, Canada, and few other nations; Spanish in the Mexico, portions of the USA, Central America, and the Caribbean; and French in Canada, Haiti, and a few pockets throughout the region.
Food, as with most things in the region, tends to be a blend European, African, and Native traditions.
North America as a whole is relatively stable and development. However, there is still a wide range. The US and Canada are very modern and exhibit little to no unrest. As one travels closer to the equator, nations become less stable and developed. Central America is still recovering from a period of “Banana Republics” that heavily influenced the region at the turn of the 20th century.
With the exception of Cuba, the region maintains a strong culture of democracy.