What former countries do you like the most?

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Is there a country that no longer exists that you miss?. Or how about one that may well still exist but whose boundaries have changed? I have several:

The first would be Czechoslovakia. I wish that it would never have been split apart. Furthermore I think is should still have the "Ruthenia" section that was annexed by Hungary in 1938 and then by the Soviet Union during world War II. Ruthenia is now part of Ukraine

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America. Thanks, Obama.
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I'm sure that any of my fellow RTers who have Lithuanian ancestry would love for their country to still have their 1387 boundaries.



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Constantinople.
God, it was lovely.
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Cat;20789917Constantinople.
God, it was lovely.


That's a city, Carmen San Diego.
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The Sudan seemed fine as it was.
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The Umayyad Caliphate. Look how simple it is:

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NimChimpsky;20789934That's a city, Carmen San Diego.

I'm specific.
Shut up.
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The USSR is clearly the most right answer, here.
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I know Imperial Japan was very aggressive and oppressive during the expansion of their empire in the early 20th Century, but I still wish South Sakhalin Island and the Kuril Islands remained a part of Japan.



Historically and culturally, these lands were more closely tied to Japan than that of the Soviet Union which controlled the islands after World War II. As the map below shows, the Ainu people lived the southern part of Sakhalin Island and the Kuril Islands (as well as Hokkaido Island which is still part of Japan). Almost all of them were evacuated off of these islands by 1950.



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Isaac;20789974The Umayyad Caliphate. Look how simple it is:



Year?
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Epitoooozy;20790053Year?

c. 750 A.D.
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I'm sure the Armenians would love to have some of their historic homelands back. Carve that Turkey!






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The United Kingdom of the Netherlands


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or the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands


Well I obviously didn't live in this age, but I would like to share one country with my southern neighbours; whose people actually have much more in common with the people in my region, than with the people north of the Rhine.
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Jesus, this thread goes on and on.

Siam.
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And **** your maps.

You know where Thailand is.
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I remember quite liking the Transkei and the Ciskei when I visited them. Bisho was one of the weirder spots I've visited.
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I would say that the Mexico before the Mexican-American War and La Mesilla sale, but the truth is, those territories were better in American hands than Mexican ones.
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Palestine for the win
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pluto
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