I was just watching a random video on youtube and a Hawaiian woman was saying that Hawaiians dislike when Americans from the mainland go to Hawaii and then say “we’re going back to the USA” when they are leaving, because Hawaii is part of the USA too.
So just made my curious, do you see Hawaii, and Alaska more like different countries than different states?
Well at one point they were actually different countries from the USA. Depending on whether you live on the mainland or not probably changes your opinion on this, as the two before me showed.
I think because people see Hawaii and Alaska as being on separate islands, their cultures are more focused on as being different whilst the mainland has to try and incorporate so many states and their cultures into one history.
So Hawaii’s and Alaska’s cultures are seen, especially by the tourist trades, as being more unique and almost like a completely different country.
Don’t mean to offend anyone with this by the way and i hope this answered your question!