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List Rules Countries Nations States Obscure

School introduced us to the concept of a nation, state or country.

By most accounts, there are 196 Countries in the World.*

News organization and Hollywood films selected for us what countries need to be spotlighted, notably, the First World countries, the war-strife nations and those which cannot simply be ignored due to some reasons or the other.

Global events like beauty pageants and the Olympics further ingrain in our consciousness the names of most countries.

Yet, there are still several countries whose names are rarely mentioned in world history books, media reports or in the parade of nations.

Please add your choice to the list.

This will make us more informed and, yes, highlight these countries as well.

*http://geography.about.com/cs/countries/a/numbercountries.htm

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Transnistria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Transnistria Eurasia

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Kiribati is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Kiribati Oceania

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Comoros is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Comoros Africa

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Nauru is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Nauru Oceania

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Tuvalu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Tuvalu Oceania

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Vanuatu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Vanuatu Oceania

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Timor-Leste is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Timor-Leste

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Palau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Palau Oceania

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Djibouti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Djibouti Africa

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Suriname is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Suriname Americas

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Burikina Faso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Burikina Faso

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Micronesia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Micronesia Oceania

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Benin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Benin Africa

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Eritrea is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Eritrea Africa

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Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Lesotho Africa

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Tajikistan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Tajikistan Asia

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Burundi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Burundi Africa

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Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Kyrgyzstan Asia

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Seychelles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Seychelles Africa

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Andorra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Andorra Europe

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Kosovo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Kosovo Europe - Between Serbia and Albania. Capital city is Pristina

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Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Bhutan Asia

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Togo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Togo Africa

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Malawi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Malawi Africa

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Gabon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Gabon Africa

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Guyana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Guyana Americas

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Dominica is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Dominica Americas

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Solomon Islands is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Solomon Islands Oceania

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Moldova is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Moldova Europe

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Swaziland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Swaziland Africa

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Turkmenistan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World

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Azerbaijan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Azerbaijan Asia

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Montenegro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Montenegro Europe

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Namibia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Namibia Africa

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Mozambique is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Mozambique Africa

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Oman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Oman Asia

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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Georgia Eurasia

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Niger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Niger Africa

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Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Nicaragua Americas

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Côte d’Ivoire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World

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Uzbekistan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Uzbekistan Asia

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Liberia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Liberia Africa

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Sierra Leone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Sierra Leone Africa

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Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Cameroon Africa

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Senegal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Senegal Africa

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Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Luxembourg Europe

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Yemen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Yemen Asia

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Ghana is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Ghana Africa

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Wales is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Wales United Kingdom

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Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Kazakhstan Asia