For these 10 Countries you have never heard of – PART 2

Continuing from: For these 10 Countries you have never heard of – PART 1

  • 6. Nagorno-Karabakh

This state caused the dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan after their declaring of independence from the Russian Empire in the early 20th century because Nagorno – Karabkh belonged to the both countries. The country declared its independence with the collapse of the USSR. In 1991 to 1994 the state caused the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan. The country is governed by a presidential system that has the executive power.

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  • 7. Marshall Islands

The islands were discovered by the European explorers, who found remains of previous civilizations. Spaniards were the first who settled on these islands in 1526. An interesting fact is that the United States on these islands has tested their nuclear weapons.

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  • 8. TUVALU

This island nation is located between Australia and Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. The group of islands is consisted of four islands that are created from the sea reefs and five coral islands. Tuvalu is a country with a population of about 10,500, making it the third smallest sovereign state in the world. From the first century until 1974, the island was under British. In 1974 the local population voted for separation and the state got its independence.

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  • 9. Guernsey

This island nation, unlike others mentioned, is known, but what few know is that it is never been part of the United Kingdom. The island has a population of about 65,000 people, and its total area is 63 square kilometers. On the island there are two Neolithic sculptures that attract many tourists.

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  • 10. Tokelau

Tokelau is consisted of three coral atolls. The country received their official name in 1976, although today can be found under the name “Federated islands”. The islands were discovered by European expedition, but the date of its discovery is unknown.

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