Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
No bloody wonder nobody can place them all. Way too many states to begin with. So many in fact, that you've even managed to confuse yourselves in the process.
Look at Oz. A landmass only slightly smaller than mainland USA (not including Alaska), yet we only have 6 states and 2 territories. Even our imbeciles can fill out one of our maps. :-)
But they have 10x Australia's population so if they followed our proportions they'd have 80 states!
I would have been pretty useless with that (maybe improved a bit after this thread) but probably better than most Americans would be at identifying Australian states and territories. I would be hopeless with Britain - all I know is England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales :)