10 Of The Newest Countries In The World



Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste was continuously under the control of other nations. First, Portugal, and then Indonesia. When UN peacekeepers came in to stop the violence, in 2002, Timor-Leste was finally declared an independent nation.

Slovakia and the Czech Republic

Slovakia and the Czech Republic have a very unique story. Both countries were a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire until its dissolution after World War I. In 1993, the two countries (formerly known as Czechoslovakia) went through what is known as the “Velvet Divorce” and became their own countries.