World's Newest Countries - Slideshow

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World's Newest Countries - Slideshow

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Independence Day: March 3, 1992
Despite the violence that has torn Bosnia and Herzegovina apart, the country still retains its natural beauty.
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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Independence Day: January 1, 1993
Many visitors fall in love with Prague -- the capital of the Czech Republic -- instantaneously when they reach the Charles Bridge.
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Bosnia & Herzegovina

Independence Day: March 3, 1992
Despite the violence that has torn Bosnia and Herzegovina apart, the country still retains its natural beauty.
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Czech Republic

Independence Day: January 1, 1993
Many visitors fall in love with Prague -- the capital of the Czech Republic -- instantaneously when they reach the Charles Bridge.
Find out more about:
Prague Hotels
The Best Things to Do in Prague
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Slovakia

Independence Day: January 1, 1993
Old Town Bratislava hosts vibrant colored buildings and cafes. Slovakia's capital is largely off the tourism radar but well worth a visit.
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Eritrea

Independence Day: May 24, 1993
Eritreans celebrate their independence every May by parading down the busy streets of Asmara in colorful floats.
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Palau

Independence Day: October 1, 1994
Above water, this archipelago bursts with green plant life. And below the crystal blue surface, the water is filled with fish and shallow reefs.
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East Timor

Independence Day: May 20, 2002
This gorgeous country is plagued with poverty and a weak infrastructure. The roads are in poor condition, and proper signage is rare.
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Montenegro

Independence Day: June 3, 2006
This small nation along the Adriatic Coast hosts several remarkable towns like this one.
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Serbia

Independence Day: June 5, 2006
The Cathedral of Saint Sava -- located in Serbia's capital city, Belgrade -- is one of the country's most famous landmarks.
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Kosovo

Independence Day: February 17, 2008
Still not recognized as ann autonomous nation by neighboring Serbia, Kosovo unveiled this monument on its independence day in 2008.
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South Sudan

Independence Day: July 9, 2011
South Sudan has fought incredibly hard for its independence. Violence for almost 60 years has left its mark on its landscape and its people.
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