South America

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A satellite overhead view of the South American continent.
Location of South America on Earth.

South America is a continent of the planet Earth. It is situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and east by the Atlantic Ocean; North America and the Caribbean Sea lie to the northwest. South America has an area of 17,840,000 square kilometers (6,890,000 sq mi), or almost 3.5% of the Earth's surface. One known space elevator is located in South America, the Quito Space Tether in Ecuador.[1]

The Rain Forest Wars[edit]

South America was the site of the Rain Forest Wars during 2162. The war was fought between the United Nations, and the Koslovics and Frieden rebel factions. The war brought a great deal of suffering to the people of Earth, including population surges and famines.[2]


In late 2557 or early 2558, as an increasing number of asylum seekers from the former Covenant immigrated to Earth, cities like Rio de Janiero's population swelled as a result. Later, a Sangheili terrorist attempted to detonate a tactical nuclear weapon in the city, but was ultimately stopped by UNSC special operations forces.[3]


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