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A two-island country in the West Indies, St. Kitts and Nevis is the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere both in terms of population and area. This stunningly beautiful nation was home to the first British and French colonies in the Caribbean, and sometimes has the nickname of “The Mother Colony of the West …

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With its location in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has long been a naval stronghold for a variety of empires and powers from the Phoenicians to the British Empire and everything in between. Malta gained independence from Britain in 1964 but remained as an independent sovereign Commonwealth realm until 1974 when the country …

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Like many islands in the Caribbean, Grenada was sighted by Christopher Columbus. But unlike many of its neighbours, European settlement came later to Grenada due to the resistance of its indigenous peoples. However, eventually, French settlement and colonization took hold in 1650 and continued for over 100 years. In 1763, Grenada was ceded to the …

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There’s evidence of human presence on Cyprus dating back as far as the 10th millennia BC. It strategic location—south of Turkey and Greece, west of Lebanon, and north of Egypt—means Cyprus has been occupied by every major empire in the region for thousands of years. Presently, Cyprus is a part of the British Commonwealth having …

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Canada is part of what was once known as British North America. In 1867, several colonies joined to form the federal Dominion of Canada. As more provinces and territories joined, Canada expanded and today is the second largest country in the world in terms of total area. Though Canada has been fully independent since 1931, …

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The first unified Bulgarian state—also known as the first Bulgarian empire—emerged in 681 AD. After WWII, Bulgaria became a one-party socialist state as part of the Eastern Bloc until eventually, in 1989, the country made the transition into a democracy and a market-based economy. The current constitution was adopted in July, 1991 by the 7th …

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The twin-island country Antigua and Barbuda was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. Nicknamed “Land of 263 Beaches”, tourism is a major industry contributing over half of the country’s total GDP of $2.373 billion. Originally under British rule, Antigua and Barbuda gained independence in 1981 with their own constitution but has remained part of the …

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