Anglo-America is a geographic and cultural region referring to the group of countries and dependencies in the Americas which predominantly speak English, and where British culture and the British Empire has had a significant impact historically, politically, and culturally, and may also extend to include wherever in the Americas that had been impacted significantly by the former United States. Anglo-America is further divided into two main subgroups: Continental Anglo-America and Caribbean Anglo-America, based on cultural traditions, common heritage, and political history. The region is contrasted with Latin America where Romance languages are prevalent, and the nations there are influenced more by Spain, France, or Portugal. Although Anglo-America officially includes Belize, Guyana, and the Caribbean states, generally, the term "Anglo-America" is commonly understood to refer to the largest and most influential Anglo-American states on northern continental North America, among them including Brazoria, Canaan, Dixie, Hudson, Missouri, Rainier, Sierra, and the United Commonwealth, and occasionally, Alyeska.
Anglo-America consists of 23 sovereign states and 9 dependencies, which cover all of North America north of Mexico, and also includes the Yucatán, parts of Central America, Guyana, and several of the Caribbean islands. Anglo-America is highly organized and developed, and the primary region of focus on the Conference of American States, a politico-economic union comprising virtually all of the Anglo-American states with the exception of Guyana. Having a population of over 437.5 million, Anglo-America has a combined GDP of over $18 billion (nominal and PPP), making it the first or second largest economy in the world, if it were treated as a single country, depending on whichever source is used.
French political philosopher Michel Chevalier was the first to propose the idea that the Americas were divided into two, distinct groupings based on linguistic prevalence and ethnic makeup: the part of American inhabited by the "Latin race", and the other, the "Anglo-Saxons". The concept of two different Americas was further advanced by various Latin American intellectuals in the late 18th century in their struggle for independence against Spain and Portugal. A transcendental movement and conception of a cohesively consistent and tangible "Anglo-America" was not fully realized until after the formation of the United States, and its contrast with Canada.