There are several young nations in the world. Some of these countries gained their independence too long ago some are young nations; just like human beings, the lives of countries take dramatically different shapes. Some life spans are fraught with bloodshed, revolution, and unrest while others are lucky enough to enjoy the peace and long-term stability.
Also like humans, new countries are born amid great fanfare, die when they can no longer sustain themselves, and sometimes even merge to form a Union. Whether formed through violent revolution, triumphant political autonomy, or the dissolution of a larger parent state, the world’s most recent nations may be much younger than most countries.
Throwing back to the early 90s these are some of the world’s newest nations according to Britannica and sources across the web.
1. South Sudan (2011)
The world’s newest country gained independence twice. The first experience of independence was in 1956 when it gained autonomy from England and Egypt which had been co-ruling it. However, that first taste of Independence was short-lived. After a second civil war broke out in the mid- 1980s, resulting in more bloodshed and question about the state’s autonomy. in 2005 a peace agreement was finally struck, speculating that after sox years of autonomy citizens would vote on an independence referendum. In 2011, 98% of South Sudanese voted to be an independent state.
2. Kosovo (2008)
Kosovo officially became a country in 2008, the existence of Kosovo goes way back to the Roman Empire, but its modern identity is almost inextricably linked with Serbia.
3. Palau (1994)
After world war II Palau, be a to be a United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific, administered by the United States, according to the CIA World Factbook. Palau gained independence in 1994. Palau is among the youngest countries in the world.
4. East Timor (2002)
East Timor was formerly a part of Indonesia. In 1999, when the public voted for independence from Indonesia the referendum was met with violence until the U.N interfered.
5. Montenegro and Serbia (2006)
Montenegro gained independence from Serbia in 2006, the decision split the single nation known as the Union of Montenegro and Serbia. This came shortly after the fall of the Yugoslavia Empire in the early 1990s. Consequently, Serbia also declared its independence and became an independent State.