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Syria

Syria History: Syria, the seat of an ancient civilization, became a fully independent sovereign republic in 1946. Syria joined with Egypt in 1958 in the United Arab Republic but seceded

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Taiwan

  Taiwan History: Originally Taiwan and adjoining areas were Chinese territory. In 1950, Chiang Kai shek made Taiwan the headquarters of the Nationalist Republic of China. Although Taiwan still claims to

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Suriname

Suriname History: Suriname, formerly Dutch Guyana, lies on the north east coast of South America. It became independent in 1975. A Military Council came to power in 1982. In 1987 civilian rule was

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Switzerland

Switzerland History: Since 1291, Switzerland (called Helvetia in ancient times) has remained a completely independent country, and has not been involved in a foreign war since 1515. The president is

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St. Lucia

St. Lucia History: St. Lucia, in WEstern Caribbean, is the second largest island in the Windward group. Volcanic in origin. St Lucia was ceded to Britain by France in 1814. Self-government

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Spain

Spain History: with the discovery of America for Spain by Columbus in 1492, spain became a great colonial empire. After the defeat of the Spanish Armada by England in 1588,

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka History: known to the ancient world as Taprobane and later as Serendip, the island was also known as Lanka, Sinhala Deepa an Seelan at different times. Until 1972,

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South Africa

South Africa History: The Republic of South Africa lies at the southern tip of the continent of Africa. S. Africa includes the original white colonies of the Cape of Good

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Somalia

Somalia History: A republic in the Horn of Africa, Somali Democratic Republic was formed by the union of the former Italian Somaliland and the British Somaliland on July 1, 1960. Somalia is

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Slovakia

Slovakia History: The Czechoslovak federal republic was dissolved on dec. 31, 1992, and the two new republics of Czech and Slovakia were  born on Jan. 1, 1993. (See Czech Republic

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