My country of origin is Scotland and I am proud that such a "wee" country has been able to give so much to the world and that, when the Romans tried to conquer us, they were so spectacularly unsuccessful they ended up building Hadrian's Wall to keep us out.
US - C and H - California and Hawaii .. Like Da Sugar! But Now I live and Work in NorCal Silicon Valley and go home to Da Beeg Island and Kaua'i once every two months. But I don't miss home cuz their is a large island communtiy in the Bay Area.
Some of the States and Regions of States in the US are like countries in themselves.