am i right to assume that the u.k. is divided up by counties? instead of states or territories?
Yep all Counties. Within 4 devolved governments of england, scotland, wales, northern Ireland.
And counties are then further subdivided into boroughs.
My county used to be a kingdom in its own right in c450. Back then there was some serious game of thrones ■■■■ going down from what I know about it
We are only the size of Florida! Counties is all we need, plus 3 countries in their own right and a stolen part of the island of Ireland