Am I wrong in using historically accurate names followed by (now called XXX)?
Examples the USA came into existence with the ratification of the U.S. Constitution on June 21, 1788 (9 of the 13 United States of America had ratified). So it is incorrect to say something like 1700 -- Massachusetts, USA. There was no USA in 1700. In 1691, English King William & Queen Mary created the "Province of Massachusetts Bay" which included what had been Massachusetts Bay Colony & Plymouth Colony up to 1686 when English King James II created the "Dominion of New England" from what is now CT, NH, NJ, NY, MA, and RI.
Another example, South Carolina and North Carolina were created in 1712 from what had been the Province of Carolina from 1663 to 1710 & from 1609 to 1663 part of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia
From 1581 to 1795 there was the Dutch Republic or Republic of the Seven United Netherlands which includes what is now the Netherlands and Belgium.
I know this is a lot of history, but that's what genealogy is, right?