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Country

A country is a region that is identified as a distinct national entity in political geography. A country may be an independent sovereign state or one that is occupied by another state, as a non-sovereign or formerly sovereign political division, or a geographic region associated with sets of previously independent or differently associated people with distinct political characteristics. Regardless of the physical geography, in the modern internationally accepted legal definition as defined by the League of Nations in 1937 and reaffirmed by the United Nations in 1945, a resident of a country is subject to the independent exercise of legal jurisdiction.

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Did you know that Bengali is spoken in the African nation of Sierra Leone or that the US dollar is the currency used in Zimbabwe? So many interesting facts about all 197 countries on our planet.

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

Countries including Spain, Belgium, Iraq, Libya, the United Kingdom and even our country the USA all may have to break up within the next 20 years. I find it surprising that many of the deep-rooted political and cultural divisions that caused the Civil War still exist today. As recently of 2012, 50 states submitted petitions with hundreds of thousands of signatures asking to secede from the union with Alaska and Texas the two states most likely to leave. and Maldives is in extreme danger of sinking!

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Quite interesting (and random) facts about all 196 internationally recognized countries in the world

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Cool video about countries that end up inside other countries :p enjoy

Contributed by Alex Chase

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