Print('/n') creates 2 lines?

Why does
print("\n")
print two lines worth of space and not one as I anticipated it would?

print(“x”)
print("\n")
print(“y”)

results in:

x
(empty line of space)
(empty line of space)
y

and not:

x
(empty line of space)
y

>>> print('x');print();print('y')
x

y
>>> 
>>> print('x');print('\n');print('y')
x


y
>>> 

print() by itself takes a separate line. We can conclude that Python is inserting a newline at the end, so printing one means there are now two.

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