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Country by History

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Last updated: February 22, 2015
First submittedFebruary 21, 2015
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South African mercenaries masquerading as holidaying Rugby players attempted a coup In 1981
Seychelles
An Island territory of this country was a WW11 target for Japanese occupation because of its rich phosphate deposits.
Australia (Christmas Island)
In 1943, the Italian Army invaded and occupied, forming a Fascist administration
Monaco
Declared its independence from Portugal and became a constitutional monarchy in 1822
Brazil
In July 2003, U.S. president George W. Bush sent a letter sternly stressing the need for free elections
Georgia
Danish Viking Hrolf Ragnvaldsson legally gained a territory which he and his Viking allies had previously conquered in this country
France
On 11 December 1979, this country's House of Assembly voted 90 to 0 to revert to British colonial rule
Zimbabwe
The Russians occupied the north in 1911. During World War I, the British occupied much of the west
Iran
France secured full control of this colony by 1920 and incorporated it as part of French Equatorial Africa
Chad
This country has the richest finds of Viking treasures after Gotland in Sweden
Estonia
Their Bibliotheca Corviniana, was Europe's greatest collection of historical chronicles, philosophic and scientific works in the 15th century
Hungary
The first known attempt at European colonization began when Norsemen settled briefly at L'Anse aux Meadows around 1000 AD
Canada
In 2009 an ancient human skull was recovered from its Annamite Mountains, the oldest modern human fossil found to date in Southeast Asia
Laos
The first Europeans to visit the islands were a Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Fernandes de Queirós, in 1605. In 1774, Captain Cook named the islands the New Hebrides
Vanuatu
This country invaded nearby islands on 2 April 1982
Argentina
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level 65
Feb 21, 2015
More time, and christmas island is not a country
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level 46
Feb 21, 2015
Extended the time and fixed the question!