USA is not America

The Star Trek reference

The right argument

In Star Trek there is a fictional interplanetary federal republic called The United Federation of Planets and it is referred to as The Federation (do you see the analogy?).
Under the wrong argument it should be called The Planets, which it is plain non-sense. Following this example it is quite easy to deduce that The United States of America should (if needed) be referred as The States but never as America.

Please, note that this page in not about demonyms (gentilics) but about the way to call a country.
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Hatter says...

Until there are more Federations in the name (cough United States of Brazil, United Mexican States cough).

Jayden Hill (United States) says...

This actually makes sense.

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Let the world know that USA should not be called America! America is one whole continent.