I know and it's painful.  My students are terrible at geography.  I once told a bigmouth kid to find Idahomenton on a map.  Told him it was between the USA and Canada.  Dumb kid spent five minutes looking for it.

Idahomenton?  Must be a play on words between Edmonton and Idaho?  ???  ;D

European Geography should be easier to remember than American Geography.  A lot of the Midwest States are all squares and rectangles. .  Whereas – practically every European country has an unique shape on the map.

There's only 47 countries in Europe and everyone should be able to list everyone with exception of the micro states (like San Marino and Andorra).