It's funny how this has gone from Asia to America so quickly. Maybe Americans find geography so hard because there are so many different states.
I read in a book once that you could experience all the climates of the world by just traveling around America, as well as a whole heap of 'state cultures', as opposed to the broader 'country cultures' that everyone knows of.
I guess if you keep this in mind then it's understandable why they don't feel the need to learn about the outside world as much as the rest of us do. Maybe they should get better news channels or something
(Broad generalisations obviously, still I think in some countries you'd be hard pressed to find someone who could answer a question as badly as the people in those vids)