History of present-day nations and states

History of present-day nations and states

This is a list of articles on the history of contemporary countries, states and dependencies.

* See List of extinct countries, empires, etc. and Former countries in Europe after 1815 for articles about countries that are no longer in existence.
* See List of countries for other articles and lists on countries.



*flagicon|Abkhazia "History of Abkhazia" - Republic of Abkhazia
*flagicon|Afghanistan History of Afghanistan - Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
*flagicon|United Kingdom History of Akrotiri - Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|Åland History of Åland - Åland ("Autonomous province of Finland")
*flagicon|Albania History of Albania - Republic of Albania
*flagicon|Algeria History of Algeria - People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
*flagicon|American Samoa History of American Samoa - Territory of American Samoa ("US overseas territory")
*flagicon|Andorra History of Andorra - Principality of Andorra
*flagicon|Angola History of Angola - Republic of Angola
*flagicon|Anguilla History of Anguilla - Anguilla ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|Antigua and Barbuda History of Antigua and Barbuda - Antigua and Barbuda
*flagicon|Argentina History of Argentina - Argentine Republic
*flagicon|Armenia History of Armenia - Republic of Armenia
*flagicon|Aruba History of Aruba - Aruba ("Self-governing country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands")
*flagicon|Saint Helena History of Ascension Island - Ascension Island ("Dependency of the UK overseas territory of Saint Helena")
*flagicon|Australia History of Australia - Commonwealth of Australia
*flagicon|Austria History of Austria - Republic of Austria
*flagicon|Azerbaijan History of Azerbaijan - Republic of Azerbaijan


*flagicon|Bahamas History of The Bahamas - Commonwealth of The Bahamas
*flagicon|Bahrain History of Bahrain - Kingdom of Bahrain
*flagicon|Bangladesh History of Bangladesh - People's Republic of Bangladesh
*flagicon|Barbados History of Barbados - Barbados
*flagicon|Belarus History of Belarus - Republic of Belarus
*flagicon|Belgium History of Belgium - Kingdom of Belgium
*flagicon|Belize History of Belize - Belize
*flagicon|Benin History of Benin - Republic of Benin
*flagicon|Bermuda History of Bermuda - Bermuda ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|Bhutan History of Bhutan - Kingdom of Bhutan
*flagicon|Bolivia History of Bolivia - Republic of Bolivia
*flagicon|Bosnia and Herzegovina History of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Bosnia and Herzegovina
*flagicon|Botswana History of Botswana - Republic of Botswana
*flagicon|Brazil History of Brazil - Federative Republic of Brazil
*flagicon|Brunei History of Brunei - Negara Brunei Darussalam
*flagicon|Bulgaria History of Bulgaria - Republic of Bulgaria
*flagicon|Burkina Faso History of Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso
*flagicon|Myanmar History of Burma - Burma (Union of Myanmar)
*flagicon|Burundi History of Burundi - Republic of Burundi


*flagicon|Cambodia History of Cambodia - Kingdom of Cambodia
*flagicon|Cameroon History of Cameroon - Republic of Cameroon
*flagicon|Canada History of Canada - Canada
*flagicon|Cape Verde History of Cape Verde - Republic of Cape Verde
*flagicon|Cayman Islands History of the Cayman Islands - Cayman Islands ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|Central African Republic History of the Central African Republic - Central African Republic
*flagicon|Chad History of Chad - Republic of Chad
*flagicon|Chile History of Chile - Republic of Chile
*flagicon|People's Republic of China History of the People's Republic of China - People's Republic of China
*flagicon|Taiwan History of the Republic of China - Republic of China
*flagicon|Christmas Island History of Christmas Island - Territory of Christmas Island ("Australian overseas territory")
*flagicon|Cocos (Keeling) Islands History of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands - Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands ("Australian overseas territory")
*flagicon|Colombia History of Colombia - Republic of Colombia
*flagicon|Comoros History of Comoros - Union of the Comoros
*flagicon|Democratic Republic of the Congo History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo
*flagicon|Republic of the Congo History of the Republic of the Congo - Republic of the Congo
*flagicon|Cook Islands History of the Cook Islands - Cook Islands ("Associated state of New Zealand")
*flagicon|Costa Rica History of Costa Rica - Republic of Costa Rica
*flagicon|Côte d'Ivoire History of Côte d'Ivoire - Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
*flagicon|Croatia History of Croatia - Republic of Croatia
*flagicon|Cuba History of Cuba - Republic of Cuba
*flagicon|Cyprus History of Cyprus - Republic of Cyprus
*flagicon|Czech Republic History of the Czech Republic - Czech Republic


*flagicon|Denmark History of Denmark - Kingdom of Denmark
*flagicon|United Kingdom History of Dhekelia - Sovereign Base Areas of Dhekelia ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|Djibouti History of Djibouti - Republic of Djibouti
*flagicon|Dominica History of Dominica - Commonwealth of Dominica
*flagicon|Dominican Republic History of the Dominican Republic - Dominican Republic


*flagicon|East Timor History of East Timor (Timor-Leste) - Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
*flagicon|Ecuador History of Ecuador - Republic of Ecuador
*flagicon|Egypt History of Egypt - Arab Republic of Egypt
*flagicon|El Salvador History of El Salvador - Republic of El Salvador
*flagicon|Equatorial Guinea History of Equatorial Guinea - Republic of Equatorial Guinea
*flagicon|Eritrea History of Eritrea - State of Eritrea
*flagicon|Estonia History of Estonia - Republic of Estonia
*flagicon|Ethiopia History of Ethiopia - Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


*flagicon|Falkland Islands History of the Falkland Islands - Falkland Islands ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|Faroe Islands History of the Faroe Islands - Faroe Islands ("Self-governing country in the Kingdom of Denmark")
*flagicon|Fiji History of Fiji - Republic of the Fiji Islands
*flagicon|Finland History of Finland - Republic of Finland
*flagicon|France History of France - French Republic
*flagicon|French Polynesia History of French Polynesia - French Polynesia ("French overseas community")


*flagicon|Gabon History of Gabon - Gabonese Republic
*flagicon|Gambia History of Gambia - Republic of The Gambia
*flagicon|Georgia History of Georgia - Georgia
*flagicon|Germany History of Germany - Federal Republic of Germany
*flagicon|Ghana History of Ghana - Republic of Ghana
*flagicon|Gibraltar History of Gibraltar - Gibraltar ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|Greece History of Greece - Hellenic Republic
*flagicon|Greenland History of Greenland - Greenland ("Self-governing country in the Kingdom of Denmark")
*flagicon|Grenada History of Grenada - Grenada
*flagicon|Guam History of Guam - Territory of Guam ("US overseas territory")
*flagicon|Guatemala History of Guatemala - Republic of Guatemala
*flagicon|Guernsey History of Guernsey - Bailiwick of Guernsey ("British Crown dependency")
*flagicon|Guinea History of Guinea - Republic of Guinea
*flagicon|Guinea-Bissau History of Guinea-Bissau - Republic of Guinea-Bissau
*flagicon|Guyana History of Guyana - Co-operative Republic of Guyana


*flagicon|Iceland History of Iceland - Republic of Iceland
*flagicon|India History of India - Republic of India
*flagicon|Indonesia History of Indonesia - Republic of Indonesia
*flagicon|Iran History of Iran - Islamic Republic of Iran
*flagicon|Iraq History of Iraq - Republic of Iraq
*flagicon|Kingdom of Ireland History of Ireland - Ireland
**"See History of the Falkland Islands for Islas Malvinas"
*flagicon|Isle of Man History of the Isle of Man - Isle of Man ("British Crown dependency")
*flagicon|Israel History of Israel - State of Israel
*flagicon|Italy History of Italy - Italian Republic
*flagicon|Côte d'Ivoire History of Côte d'Ivoire - Republic of Côte d'Ivoire


*flagicon|Jamaica History of Jamaica - Jamaica
*flagicon|Japan History of Japan - Japan
*flagicon|Jersey History of Jersey - Bailiwick of Jersey ("British Crown dependency")
*flagicon|Jordan History of Jordan - Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


*flagicon|Kazakhstan History of Kazakhstan - Republic of Kazakhstan
*flagicon|Kenya History of Kenya - Republic of Kenya
*flagicon|Kiribati History of Kiribati - Republic of Kiribati
*flagicon|North Korea History of Korea (North) - Democratic People's Republic of Korea
*flagicon|South Korea History of Korea (South) - Republic of Korea
*flagicon|Kuwait History of Kuwait - State of Kuwait
*flagicon|Kyrgyzstan History of Kyrgyzstan - Kyrgyz Republic


*flagicon|Laos History of Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic
*flagicon|Latvia History of Latvia - Republic of Latvia
*flagicon|Lebanon History of Lebanon - Republic of Lebanon
*flagicon|Lesotho History of Lesotho - Kingdom of Lesotho
*flagicon|Liberia History of Liberia - Republic of Liberia
*flagicon|Libya History of Libya - Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
*flagicon|Liechtenstein History of Liechtenstein - Principality of Liechtenstein
*flagicon|Lithuania History of Lithuania - Republic of Lithuania
*flagicon|Luxembourg History of Luxembourg - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


*flagicon|Macau History of Macao (Macau) - Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China ("Area of special sovereignty")
*flagicon|Macedonia History of the Republic of Macedonia - Republic of Macedonia
*flagicon|Madagascar History of Madagascar - Republic of Madagascar
*flagicon|Malawi History of Malawi - Republic of Malawi
*flagicon|Malaysia History of Malaysia - Malaysia
*flagicon|Maldives History of Maldives - Republic of Maldives
*flagicon|Mali History of Mali - Republic of Mali
*flagicon|Malta History of Malta - Republic of Malta
*flagicon|Marshall Islands History of the Marshall Islands - Republic of the Marshall Islands
*flagicon|Mauritania History of Mauritania - Islamic Republic of Mauritania
*flagicon|Mauritius History of Mauritius - Republic of Mauritius
*flagicon|Mayotte History of Mayotte - Mayotte ("French overseas community")
*flagicon|Mexico History of Mexico - United Mexican States
*flagicon|Micronesia History of Micronesia - Federated States of Micronesia
*flagicon|Moldova History of Moldova - Republic of Moldova
*flagicon|Monaco History of Monaco - Principality of Monaco
*flagicon|Mongolia History of Mongolia - Mongolia
*flagicon|Montenegro History of Montenegro - Republic of Montenegro
*flagicon|Montserrat History of Montserrat - Montserrat ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|Morocco History of Morocco - Kingdom of Morocco
*flagicon|Mozambique History of Mozambique - Republic of Mozambique
*flagicon|Myanmar History of Myanmar - Union of Myanmar


*flagicon|Nagorno-Karabakh "History of Nagorno-Karabakh" - Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
*flagicon|Namibia History of Namibia - Republic of Namibia
*flagicon|Nauru History of Nauru - Republic of Nauru
*flagicon|Nepal History of Nepal - Kingdom of Nepal
*flagicon|Netherlands History of the Netherlands - Kingdom of the Netherlands
*flagicon|Netherlands Antilles History of the Netherlands Antilles - Netherlands Antilles ("Self-governing country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands")
*flagicon|New Caledonia History of New Caledonia - Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies ("French community sui generis")
*flagicon|New Zealand History of New Zealand - New Zealand
*flagicon|Nicaragua History of Nicaragua - Republic of Nicaragua
*flagicon|Niger History of Niger - Republic of Niger
*flagicon|Nigeria History of Nigeria - Federal Republic of Nigeria
*flagicon|Niue History of Niue - Niue ("Associated state of New Zealand")
*flagicon|Norfolk Island History of Norfolk Island - Territory of Norfolk Island ("Australian overseas territory")
*flagicon|Northern Cyprus "History of Northern Cyprus" - Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
*flagicon|Northern Mariana Islands History of the Northern Mariana Islands - Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands ("US overseas commonwealth")
*flagicon|Norway History of Norway - Kingdom of Norway


*flagicon|Oman History of Oman - Sultanate of Oman


*flagicon|Pakistan History of Pakistan - Islamic Republic of Pakistan
*flagicon|Palau History of Palau - Republic of Palau
*flagicon|Panama History of Panama - Republic of Panama
*flagicon|Papua New Guinea History of Papua New Guinea - Independent State of Papua New Guinea
*flagicon|Paraguay History of Paraguay - Republic of Paraguay
*flagicon|Peru History of Peru - Republic of Peru
*flagicon|Philippines History of the Philippines - Republic of the Philippines
*flagicon|Pitcairn Islands History of the Pitcairn Islands - Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|Poland History of Poland - Republic of Poland
*flagicon|Portugal History of Portugal - Portuguese Republic
*flagicon|Transnistria "History of Pridnestrovie" - Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic
*flagicon|Puerto Rico History of Puerto Rico - Commonwealth of Puerto Rico ("US overseas commonwealth")


*flagicon|Qatar History of Qatar - State of Qatar


*flagicon|Romania History of Romania - Romania
*flagicon|Russia History of Russia - Russian Federation
*flagicon|Rwanda History of Rwanda - Republic of Rwanda


*flagicon|Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic "History of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic" - Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
*flagicon|Saint Helena History of Saint Helena - Saint Helena ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|Saint Kitts and Nevis History of Saint Kitts and Nevis - Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis
*flagicon|Saint Lucia History of Saint Lucia -Saint Lucia
*flagicon|Saint Pierre and Miquelon History of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon ("French overseas community")
*flagicon|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines History of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
*flagicon|Samoa History of Samoa - Independent State of Samoa
*flagicon|San Marino History of San Marino - Most Serene Republic of San Marino
*flagicon|São Tomé and Príncipe History of São Tomé and Príncipe - Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
*flagicon|Saudi Arabia History of Saudi Arabia - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
*flagicon|Senegal History of Senegal - Republic of Senegal
*flagicon|Serbia History of Serbia - Republic of Serbia
*flagicon|Seychelles History of Seychelles - Republic of Seychelles
*flagicon|Sierra Leone History of Sierra Leone - Republic of Sierra Leone
*flagicon|Singapore History of Singapore - Republic of Singapore
*flagicon|Slovakia History of Slovakia - Slovak Republic
*flagicon|Slovenia History of Slovenia - Republic of Slovenia
*flagicon|Solomon Islands History of the Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands
*flagicon|Somalia History of Somalia - Somalia
*flagicon|Somaliland "History of Somaliland" - Republic of Somaliland
*flagicon|South Africa History of South Africa - Republic of South Africa
*flagicon|South Ossetia "History of South Ossetia" - Republic of South Ossetia
*flagicon|Spain History of Spain - Kingdom of Spain
*flagicon|Sri Lanka History of Sri Lanka - Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
*flagicon|Sudan History of Sudan - Republic of the Sudan
*flagicon|Suriname History of Suriname - Republic of Suriname
*flagicon|Svalbard History of Svalbard - Svalbard ("Territory of Norway")
*flagicon|Swaziland History of Swaziland - Kingdom of Swaziland
*flagicon|Sweden History of Sweden - Kingdom of Sweden
*flagicon|Switzerland History of Switzerland - Swiss Confederation
*flagicon|Syria History of Syria - Syrian Arab Republic


*flagicon|Taiwan History of Taiwan - Republic of China
*flagicon|Tajikistan History of Tajikistan - Republic of Tajikistan
*flagicon|Tanzania History of Tanzania - United Republic of Tanzania
*flagicon|Thailand History of Thailand - Kingdom of Thailand
*flagicon|East Timor Timor-Leste - Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
*flagicon|Togo History of Togo - Togolese Republic
*flagicon|Tokelau History of Tokelau - Tokelau ("Overseas territory of New Zealand")
*flagicon|Tonga History of Tonga - Kingdom of Tonga
*flagicon|Transnistria "History of Transnistria" - Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic
*flagicon|Trinidad and Tobago History of Trinidad and Tobago - Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
*flagicon|Tristan da Cunha History of Tristan da Cunha - Tristan da Cunha ("Dependency of the UK overseas territory of Saint Helena")
*flagicon|Tunisia History of Tunisia - Tunisian Republic
*flagicon|Turkey History of Turkey - Republic of Turkey
*flagicon|Turkmenistan History of Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan
*flagicon|Turks and Caicos Islands History of the Turks and Caicos Islands - Turks and Caicos Islands ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|Tuvalu History of Tuvalu - Tuvalu


*flagicon|Uganda History of Uganda - Republic of Uganda
*flagicon|Ukraine History of Ukraine - Ukraine
*flagicon|United Arab Emirates History of the United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates
*flagicon|United Kingdom History of the United Kingdom - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
*flagicon|United States History of the United States - United States of America
*flagicon|Uruguay History of Uruguay - Oriental Republic of Uruguay
*flagicon|Uzbekistan History of Uzbekistan - Republic of Uzbekistan


*flagicon|Vanuatu History of Vanuatu - Republic of Vanuatu
*flagicon|Vatican City History of the Vatican City - State of the Vatican City
*flagicon|Venezuela History of Venezuela - Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
*flagicon|Vietnam History of Vietnam - Socialist Republic of Vietnam
*flagicon|British Virgin Islands History of the British Virgin Islands - British Virgin Islands ("UK overseas territory")
*flagicon|U.S. Virgin Islands History of the Virgin Islands - United States Virgin Islands ("US overseas territory")


*flagicon|Wallis and Futuna History of Wallis and Futuna - Territory of Wallis and Futuna Islands ("French overseas community")


*flagicon|Yemen History of Yemen - Republic of Yemen


*flagicon|Zambia History of Zambia - Republic of Zambia
*flagicon|Zimbabwe History of Zimbabwe - Republic of Zimbabwe

ee also

* History by continent
* Lists by country
* List of basic history topics
* Timeline of country and capital changes

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