Great job! You Googled "Scotland," "Czechoslovakia/Czech/Slo vakia," and "libertarianism."The-Artist are you really holding those up as your examples?
Scotland, a conquered country that was oppressed (all around) by Englishman for a thousand years finally entering into a union of geographically centrallized countries that offered it limited independence(Great Britain).
Czechoslovakia would be your best parallel, with it's original democratic attempt (opposed to slovakia's previous communist status [though now a parliamentary republic]) except it was formed by the decline of the beast that was the Hungarian Empire, and existed in political turmoil for decades before gaining any traction in international politics.
I just don't see the similarties when you consider the United States is culturally pretty similar, politically similar (besides polarized "hot" topics pushed by those with alternate political agendas), and economically pretty damn similar as well. Cry boo-hoo to the lobbyists, they're the ones perpetuating the economic side of the "socialist" arguement. They're private enterprises and/or agendas seeking the support of heads of state using excessive monetary (and politically positional) resources. They're the ones at the root of the cronyism.
You want states rights and laissaz-faire small business? Foster personal liberties and watch the political world change from upside down. Return the power to the people, and they'll return power to the communities... which will empower the states, which will then better coexist under a less stressed national union.
Decisions on a federal level, politics aside, will only grow the government and the feeder-parties that dig us deeper and deeper into social wellfare instead of individual oppurtunity.
Now try, "Québec."