I hope this question doesn’t sound too dumb, but someone brought it up in a chatroom and had a cite…
They (the person in the chatroom) stated the following:
“did you know the US has the longest-standing government in the world?”
and cited this page: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/constitution/
So, really, am I supposed to believe that the other currently ruling governments in this world are not older than that of the US?