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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
RavynBraun added Transnistria Eurasia

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396 202
Kiribati is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Kiribati Oceania

3
334 163
Comoros is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Comoros Africa

4
300 169
Nauru is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Nauru Oceania

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264 146
Tuvalu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Tuvalu Oceania

6
243 156
Vanuatu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Vanuatu Oceania

7
237 152
Timor-Leste is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Timor-Leste

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210 138
Palau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Palau Oceania

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237 214
Djibouti is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Djibouti Africa

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169 167
Suriname is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Suriname Americas

11
183 189
Burikina Faso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Burikina Faso

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142 148
Benin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Benin Africa

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139 149
Micronesia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Micronesia Oceania

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114 115
Burundi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Burundi Africa

15
142 154
Kyrgyzstan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Kyrgyzstan Asia

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169 193
Eritrea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Eritrea Africa

17
134 145
Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Lesotho Africa

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124 135
Tajikistan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
quietcountry25 added Tajikistan Asia

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126 141
Seychelles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Seychelles Africa

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127 153
Kosovo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
PaulPring added Kosovo Europe - Between Serbia and Albania. Capital city is Pristina

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109 132
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Bhutan Asia

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116 143
Togo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
AnnaBoekelheide added Togo Africa

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118 147
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
LukePerry added Andorra Europe

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104 130
Malawi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Malawi Africa

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90 112
Gabon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Gabon Africa

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94 125
Guyana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Guyana Americas

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94 126
Swaziland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Swaziland Africa

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97 131
Dominica is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Dominica Americas

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96 135
Solomon Islands is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Solomon Islands Oceania

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98 139
Turkmenistan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World

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91 129
Moldova is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Moldova Europe

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93 152
Azerbaijan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Azerbaijan Asia

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77 135
Montenegro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Montenegro Europe

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70 125
Namibia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Namibia Africa

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67 121
Oman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Oman Asia

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80 146
Niger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Niger Africa

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78 145
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Georgia Eurasia

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64 120
Mozambique is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Mozambique Africa

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66 126
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Nicaragua Americas

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77 148
Uzbekistan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Uzbekistan Asia

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70 137
Liberia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Liberia Africa

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71 140
Côte d’Ivoire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World

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68 140
Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Cameroon Africa

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68 142
Sierra Leone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Sierra Leone Africa

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55 118
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Senegal Africa

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65 159
Yemen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Yemen Asia

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65 170
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
LukePerry added Luxembourg Europe

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54 146
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Ghana Africa

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89 229
Wales is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
tanhindmarsh added Wales United Kingdom

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61 167
Kazakhstan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Obscure Countries in the World
Kazakhstan Asia