American people tend to forget that America was discovered by and named after an Italian. Also they have a distorted view on Italians given by the fact that they're surrounded by ''''Italian''''' americans - people who have nothing to do with Italy whatsoever, like if my ancestors were American but I'd never been there even once in my life that wouldn't make me American. Bless y'all.
"Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, born in the Republic of Genoa, in what is today northwestern Italy.2345
Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents." - Wiki
"Amerigo Vespucci was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to Afro-Eurasians. Colloquially referred to as the New World, this second super continent came to be termed "America",deriving its name from the feminized Latin version of Vespucci's first name.12
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