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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

10 Secret Countries You Probably Haven’t Heard Of... #3

-------------------------------------------------- 3. Freetown Christiania Freetown Christiania is unique on our list. Not only is it a self-proclaimed nation, it is the only one half-recognized by the state it seceded from. A sprawling anarchist commune set up in some abandoned army barracks in... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10 Secret Countries You Probably Haven’t Heard Of... #4

------------------------------------------------------------ 4. Puntland Remember Somaliland way, way back at #10? The unrecognized nation wasn’t the only one to break away from Somalia when everything went south. The small, ocean-facing region of Puntland declared independence, too (‘small’ here is... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

10 Secret Countries You Probably Haven’t Heard Of... #5

-------------------------------------------------------- 5. Seborga Italy is already home to two internationally-recognized micronations: the 61 square kilometer city state of San Marino, and Vatican City, a nation so small it could fit inside the Pentagon five times over. According to some legal... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

10 Secret Countries You Probably Haven’t Heard Of... #6

6. Abkhazia You’re gonna be hearing a lot about war in this article. This section on Abkhazia is no exception. A medieval kingdom that was united with Georgia in 1008 AD, Abkhazia elected to return to its 11 th century boundaries after the collapse of the Soviet Union. As you can imagine, this... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 24, 2017

10 Secret Countries You Probably Haven’t Heard Of... #7

7. Western Sahara (SADR) One of the most recognized hidden countries, the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR, AKA Western Sahara) has support most nations on this list could only dream of. It is a member of the African Union. India, Mexico, South Africa and Vietnam have all backed its claims for... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

10 Secret Countries You Probably Haven’t Heard Of... #8

8. Transnistria Have you ever wanted to experience life in Eastern Europe at the height of the Cold War? Book yourself a flight to Transnistria right now. A tiny sliver of land along the eastern edge of Moldova (a nation few enough people have heard of already), Transnistria declared independence... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

10 Secret Countries You Probably Haven’t Heard Of... #9

9. Iraqi Kurdistan Iraq has been a byword for unmitigated chaos for well over a decade now, as a bloody civil war gave way to ISIS rampaging across the desert. But there’s another part of Iraq that rarely makes headlines. Iraqi Kurdistan has functioned as an autonomous state within Iraq since 1970.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

10 Secret Countries You Probably Haven’t Heard Of... #10

How many countries are there in the world? It seems like a simple question, but the answer is far more complicated than you might think. The UN, for example, lists 193 member states, but this completely excludes not only Taiwan and Kosovo, but also Vatican City. Other means of measurement are just... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

10 Uncommon Facts about Medieval Castles...#1

1. It Didn’t Take as Many People as You’d Think to Defend a Castle Believe it or not, it didn’t take that many people to properly defend a castle. An example of this is Harlech Castle’s standard garrison, which was comprised of only 36 men. Considering that castle would get besieged by armies... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

10 Uncommon Facts about Medieval Castles...#2

2. Starving Out a Castle Was the Best Way to Take It Most castles would have a cistern that would collect rainwater, or a well, and depending on how much food was stored, starving a castle wasn’t always viable. An approaching army allied to the castle would also have made a lengthy siege... Sign in to see full entry.

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