Jenny Jinx tweeted (244 retweets, 31 favorites)
Seriously, the Czech Republic released a statement to correct stupid Americans. I am so ashamed. Good grief. http://bit.ly/11mROu5
The linked press release states that the Czech Republic is not the same as Chechnya, though it doesn't state that Americans in particular were confused about that.
I've heard this kind of claim before, about Americans being ignorant about the rest of the world, and of its geography. For example, Americans’ Geographical Ignorance and Disinclination to Travel Abroad and Study Finds Young Americans Ignorant of Geography.
Are Americans more likely than the worldwide average to be ignorant about the geography of the world?