Every country in the World has some administrative districts. I live in country where all districts are strongly subordinate with center - the capital Kyiv. Majority of the laws are raised (I am not sure I say right this word) in the capital. In Russia there are many autonomic states, because of national reason (Tatars, Ossetes, Chechenians etc.). USA has almost independent states. Why do states have so much freedom and independency from Washington? Was there some historic reasons of that? And do Canadian states have so much independency as in USA?