It seems to me that the Bree Landers and Shire folk don't know much about the outside world and the bigger picture of whats really going on. They seem content in their own little community and don't seem to go on many adventures.
It makes me wonder if they have known of the lands of Rohan, Gondor, and Mordor in the south east of Middle Earth. Or what goes on there. Or vise versa, do you think the Rohirrim and Gondorians knew about them? I say not, since Eormer didn't seem to know what a hobbit was after Aragorn ask have they seen Merry and Pippin as the Rohirrim were raiding the Uruk Hai they were pursuing.
Also, do you think any of them had bothered to travel to their both distant lands? Breelanders to Rohan and Gondor, or vise versa, the Rohirrim and Gondorians to Bree Land? I know for a fact that the hobbits, with the exception of Frodo, Bilbo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin, wouldn't bother traveling to distant lands, since they seem very content and sheltered in the Shire, and maybe Bree.