> Does that mean the Normans were British because they inhabited England?
Well, it depends if they were visiting or *living* there.
> Were the Norsemen Irish? Hell, am I a Cherokee?? (If anyone isn't sure
> about that last one, the answer is "no" I'm not.)
> You cannot define a people's culture simply by the land they live on.
On the contrary, their current location is much more relevant than their
ancestry. Environment plays a big part here. Just because my ancestors were
Scottish, Irish, Welsh, etcetera, doesn't mean that I'm *not* an American.
It's the difference between ethnicity and genetics.
Just my opinion, of course.
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