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Blog Entry: England Isn't the UK and Russia wasn't the USSR
2005 September 7, 06:02 PM
People sometimes refer to the United Kingdom as "England"
(one of it's "states"), and used to refer to the USSR as
"Russia" (again, one of it's "states"), and Patrick Maigron
tells me that "Holland" (which I mention in an earlier
blog entry) is actually a "state" inside the Netherlands.
However, most people dont refer to the USA as "Texas", or
to France as "Champagne". I wonder how the whole
state-name-for-the-whole-country thing came about.