Part of the USA. Also formerly part of the CSA. Home to several AH.com members, the names of whom escape the writer at the moment.
Has something to do with the Mississippi River.
Like many U.S. states, the name is virtually impossible to spell. However, for unknown reasons, generations of British schoolchildren were taught a rhyme to remember how to spell it. This, of course, ceased in the late 1970s, along with the teaching of absolutely everything else.
If you're from here, feel free to add yourself to the list.