Nations with a short shelf life

Countries that quickly failed

Stars Insider

27/05/24 | StarsInsider


Most countries in the world can boast a long and eventful history. But there are some nations whose sovereignty was so fleeting that independence only lasted a few years or, in some cases, just a matter of days. Despite their short shelf life, these assorted states and republics have a fascinating story to tell. Not all the endings are happy, but some did go on to fly a different flag many years later. So, what are the countries that weren't countries for very long?

Click through for quick glance at an even quicker existence.

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