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10 Countries That Might Exist In The Future By Declaring Independence

Above: 10 Countries That Might Exist In The Future.

The world is changing and many people around the world are eagerly awaiting for their country to declare independence. These are 10 countries that might soon exist. Continue reading

What Are The World’s Newest Countries? What Are The Newest Countries In The World?

Above: What Are The World’s Newest Countries? What Are The Newest Countries In The World?

In 2016, South Sudan will turn just five years old. The new country has spent decades fighting for its independence. So what are some of the other countries that recently obtained their independence and autonomy? Many people do not realize that over the past 30 years approximately 10 new countries have formed and declared their independence from other countries.


Montenegro is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Kosovo to the east, and Albania to the south-east. Podgorica is the capital and largest city of Montenegro, and was also called Titograd from 1946 to 1992 when Montenegro was part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). On the basis of an independence referendum held on May 21, 2006 Montenegro declared its independence on June 3, 2006.

Classified by the World Bank as an upper middle-income country, Montenegro is a member of the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe, the Central European Free Trade Agreement, and a founding member of the Union for the Mediterranean. Montenegro is also a candidate negotiating to join the European Union and NATO. On December 2, 2015 Montenegro received an official invitation to join NATO, whereby it would be the 29th member country. This invitation was meant to start final accession talks.

South Sudan

South Sudan (officially the Republic of South Sudan) is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. The current capital of South Sudan is Juba, which is also its largest city. South Sudan became an independent state on July 9, 2011 following a referendum that passed with approximately 98.83% of the vote. South Sudan is a United Nations member state, a member state of the African Union, the East African Community, and of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development. In July 2012, South Sudan signed the Geneva Conventions. South Sudan has suffered internal conflict since its independence, and as of 2016 it has the second highest score on the Fragile States Index (formerly the Failed States Index).

Can The Middle East Survive Without Oil?

Above: Can The Middle East Survive Without Oil?

As oil prices remain low, oil rich Middle Eastern countries search for new revenue sources. How are oil states such as Saudi Arabia diversifying their economies? Many people believe that not even the mighty Middle East can survive cheap oil forever.

Territories and regions usually within the Middle East are Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

Why Do Brazilians Speak Portuguese And Not Spanish?

Above: Why Do Brazilians Speak Portuguese And Not Spanish?

Unlike other Latin American countries, Brazil’s official language is Portuguese, not Spanish. So what led to the country’s different language?

About Brazil

Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. As the world’s fifth largest country by both area and population, it is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only country in the Americas. Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 7,491 km (4,655 mi). Brazil borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and covers approximately 47.3% of the continent’s land area. Brazil’s Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.

Angola: The World’s Deadliest Place For Kids | Angola: The Most Dangerous Country In Africa For Children

Angola is officially known as the Republic of Angola and is a country in Southern Africa. It is the seventh largest country in Africa, and is bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to west. The capital and largest city is Luanda.

The standard of living in Angola remains low for the majority of the population, and life expectancy and infant mortality rates in Angola are among the worst in the world. In addition, the majority of the wealth in Angola is concentrated in a disproportionately small sector of the population.

Angola currently has over 24.3 million people that span various tribal groups, customs, and traditions. The official language of Angola is Portuguese due to the fact that it was a Portuguese colony until 1975 (that same year Angola descended into an intense civil war that lasted until 2002). Angola is currently the deadliest place in the world for kids and the most dangerous country in Africa for children.