The Map of 12 North American Nations

You might think you live in a nation of 50 unified states, but according to author and journalist Colin Woodard, the U.S. is a lot less united than we like to think.

According to Woodard, the country is divided not by state lines but is in fact separated into 11 neatly delineated nation states where dominant cultures are explained by who their early settlers were ‘and the lasting cultural fissures they established.’

Woodard writes in Tufts University’s alumni magazine that the original North American cultures developed in isolation from each other in distinct regions settled by Britain, France, the Netherlands and Spain.

via Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? The map that shows how the U.S. was divided into separate cultures as settlers spread West | Mail Online.

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