Monday, October 28, 2013

How Many Countries Are There?

I know! I know! there's 193! But wait, where did that figure come from? No, it's 204! It all depends on how one defines a country, and who does the defining. There are countries that don't have a functioning government at all, but that could be temporary. Vatican City is totally within Rome and uses Italian services. The Dutch Antilles? Sealand? Palestine? That's a whole other can of worms! It's not simple at all, as C.G.P. Grey explains in this video. (via Viral Viral Videos)

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