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Old 06-17-2019, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by penultima thule View Post
Not at all.
Three searches on Wikipedia. 15 minutes to prepare the post.

56 countries in the world in 1900
There were a lot more than 56 countries in the world in 1900, as the most cursory glance at that list reveals. The fact some of them were not wholly independent doesn't mean they weren't countries. In 1900, Australia, South Africa, Canada and Algeria were unquestionably countries, even if they were not wholly independent states.
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