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|Countries That No Longer Exist by mariobobby(m): 2:58pm On Jun 12|
As countries merge, split, or just decide to change their name, the list of "missing" countries that no longer exist grows. The list below, therefore, is far from comprehensive, but it's meant to serve as a guide to some of the most well-known missing countries of today.
- Abyssinia: The name of Ethiopia until the early 20th century.
- Austria-Hungary: A monarchy (also known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire) that was established in 1867 and included not just Austria and Hungary, but also parts of the Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Romania, and the Balkans. The empire collapsed at the end of World War I.
- Basutoland: Lesotho's name prior to 1966.
- Bengal: An independent kingdom from 1338-1539, now part of Bangladesh and India.
- Burma : Burma officially changed its name to Myanmar in 1989 but many countries still aren't recognizing the change, such as the United States.
- Catalonia: This autonomous region of Spain was independent from 1932-1934 and 1936-1939.
- Ceylon: Changed its name to Sri Lanka in 1972.
- Champa: Located in south and central Vietnam from the 7th century through 1832.
- Corsica: This Mediterranean island was ruled by various nations over the course of history but had several brief periods of independence. Today, Corsica is a department of France.
- Czechoslovakia: Peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.
- East Germany and West Germany: Merged in 1989 to form a unified Germany.
- East Pakistan: This province of Pakistan from 1947-1971 became Bangladesh.
- Gran Colombia: A South American country that included what is now Colombia, Panama, Venezuela, and Ecuador from 1819-1830. Gran Colombia ceased to exist when Venezuela and Ecuador seceded.
- Hawaii: Though a kingdom for hundreds of years, Hawaii wasn't recognized as an independent country until the 1840s. The country was annexed to the U.S. in 1898.
- New Granada: This South American country was part of Gran Colombia (see above) from 1819-1830 and was independent from 1830-1858. In 1858, the country became known as the Grenadine Confederation, then the United States of New Granada in 1861, the United States of Colombia in 1863, and finally, the Republic of Colombia in 1886.
- Newfoundland: From 1907 to 1949, Newfoundland existed as the self-governing Dominion of Newfoundland. In 1949, Newfoundland joined Canada as a province.
- North Yemen and South Yemen: Yemen split in 1967 into two countries, North Yemen (a.k.a. Yemen Arab Republic) and South Yemen (a.k.a. People's Democratic Republic of Yemen). However, in 1990 the two rejoined to form a unified Yemen.
- Ottoman Empire: Also known as the Turkish Empire, this empire began around 1300 and expanded to include parts of contemporary Russia, Turkey, Hungary, the Balkans, northern Africa, and the Middle East. The Ottoman Empire ceased to exist in 1923 when Turkey declared independence from what remained of the empire.
- Persia: The Persian Empire extended from the Mediterranean Sea to India. Modern Persia was founded in the sixteenth century and later became known as Iran.
- Prussia: Became a Duchy in 1660 and a kingdom in the following century. At its greatest extent it included the northern two-thirds of Germany and western Poland. Prussia, by World War II a federal unit of Germany, was fully disbanded at the end of World War II.
- Rhodesia: Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia (named after British diplomat Cecil Rhodes) prior to 1980.
- Scotland, Wales, and England: Despite recent advances in autonomy, part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, both Scotland and Wales were independent nations that were merged with England to form the U.K.
- Siam: Changed its name to Thailand in 1939.
- Sikkim: Now part of far northern India, Sikkim was an independent monarchy from the 17th century until 1975.
- South Vietnam: Now part of a unified Vietnam, South Vietnam existed from 1954 to 1976 as the anti-communist portion of Vietnam.
- Southwest Africa: Gained independence and became Namibia in 1990.
- Taiwan: While Taiwan still exists, it is
not always considered an independent country . However, it did represent China in the United Nations until 1971.
- Tanganyika and Zanzibar: These two African countries united in 1964 to form Tanzania.
- Texas: The Republic of Texas gained independence from Mexico in 1836 and existed as an independent country until annexation to the United States in 1845.
- Tibet : A kingdom established in the 7th century, Tibet was invaded by China in 1950 and has since been known as the Xizang Autonomous Region of China.
- Transjordan: Became the independent kingdom of Jordan in 1946.
- Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR): Broke into fifteen new countries in 1991: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldovia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
- United Arab Republic: From 1958 to 1961, non-neighbors Syria and Egypt merged to become a unified country. In 1961 Syria abandoned the alliance but Egypt kept the name United Arab Republic itself for another decade.
- Urjanchai Republic: South-central Russia; independent from 1912 to 1914.
- Vermont: In 1777 Vermont declared independence and existed as an independent country until 1791, when it became the first state to enter the United States after the thirteen colonies.
- West Florida, Free Independent Republic of: Parts of Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana were independent for 90 days in 1810.
- Western Samoa: Changed its name to Samoa in 1998.
- Yugoslavia: The original Yugoslavia divided up into Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia in the early 1990s.
- Zaire: Changed its name to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1997.
- Zanzibar and Tanganyika merged to form Tanzania in 1964.
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|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Officialgarri: 2:59pm On Jun 12|
What of Biafra?
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by BrainEya(m): 3:08pm On Jun 12|
Biafra might share the same faith, if and only if they go separate way restraining herself from Akwa ibom, Cross River..
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Rednaxelot: 3:27pm On Jun 12|
Officialgarri:“There was a country” - Chinua Achebe
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by utytill(m): 3:47pm On Jun 12|
Person change name no mean say don disappear.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Thebwoy: 4:05pm On Jun 12|
Oya commot Catalonia
You just copied and paste a last year post without even reading it.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by OriginalZombiE: 4:13pm On Jun 12|
With the way things are going, Nigeria might join that list soon.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Stanweezy(m): 5:19pm On Jun 12|
Hogwash post if Biafra is not there.
Biafra was independent state for three years (1967-1970) before it was annexed to Nigeria
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Binidefender: 5:41pm On Jun 12|
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by xedyl(m): 6:22pm On Jun 12|
Niger Area became Nigeria... Nigeria became Zoo republic
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by telkevog(m): 6:38pm On Jun 12|
This is very educative! Better than those "nonsense and ingredients" posts.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by telkevog(m): 6:56pm On Jun 12|
This is very educative! Better than those nonsense and ingredients posts.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Chanchit: 6:57pm On Jun 12|
You see those Biafra people? Their Mata go be like Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana own, weh get independence for 90days90days before dem rush back inside USA, but for Biafra own, we go just lock gate throway key, cos they are never returning.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by ABCthings: 8:18pm On Jun 12|
Changing name doesn't mean they don't exist
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by SouthSouth1914: 8:25pm On Jun 12|
This post will never make frontpage!!
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Aboki11(m): 9:02pm On Jun 12|
What about Biageria?
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by verifiablefacts: 9:20pm On Jun 12|
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|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by 2Lynx(m): 9:59pm On Jun 12|
A country changes its name doesn't mean it no longer exist Abyssinia- ethiopia
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by MrTrend(m): 10:17pm On Jun 12|
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by rex444(m): 11:07pm On Jun 12|
Wish I could cram all these . ..... Thanks for this
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by TheExecutioner: 11:14pm On Jun 12|
Surprisingly you failed to include Swaziland now known as Eswatini
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|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by davillian(m): 11:37pm On Jun 12|
Add Nigeria to it
Nigeria will cease to exist sooner or later.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Ikpeazukerosene: 1:33am On Jun 13|
Biafra was not annexed or ever sn independent state.
They attempted to be independent and they failed. They attempted to secede and failed. Hence, they fought a war, were conquered and the attempt at independence failed woefully.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Ikpeazukerosene: 1:34am On Jun 13|
And your parents are living in the zoo. That makes them what?
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Ikpeazukerosene: 1:39am On Jun 13|
Once Biafra leaves, our borders would be shut cos there is very likely going to be civil war as various ethnicities fight over what is called Biafra. We don't want refugees of war adding to the economic refugees from that side we're already taking care of.
Just for a minute imagine an Anambra man and an Ebonyi man negotiating. Go to Abia and see what those from Ikpeazu's zone are doing to others.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by y3mi(m): 2:38am On Jun 13|
This writeup is a mild assault to the intellect as is as misleading to the ignorants. How can the writer not know that in those era of the past, there was nothing like countries but kingdoms, empires and city-states with names placing them in the same category as country.
Nigeria should be added to the list because it has long cease to exist 1914 to 2014 = 100 years of a well spend time on backwardness, strife and redundancy. The crudely amalgamation of the incompatibles has long expired.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Chanchit: 6:06am On Jun 13|
Lmao. That's very simple. When Anambra and Ebonyi man negotiate and refuse to reach an agreement, then another cry for independent starts. Before next 10yrs,every Street go become country inside Biafra. Cos dem no dey get patience.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by femi4: 6:24am On Jun 13|
Change of name you mean....Swaziland is now Eswatini
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by Nobody: 9:49am On Jun 13|
Annexed by Britain, currently in Nigeria.
|Re: Countries That No Longer Exist by agadez007(m): 10:22am On Jun 13|
Ikpeazukerosene:Still better than Odua republic Aka skull mining tepublic which would be filled with headless human beings
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