Guaita, one of three peaks overlooking San Marino, which claims to be the world’s oldest sovereign state. Photo: Shutterstock Guaita, one of three peaks overlooking San Marino, which claims to be the world’s oldest sovereign state. Photo: Shutterstock
Guaita, one of three peaks overlooking San Marino, which claims to be the world’s oldest sovereign state. Photo: Shutterstock

Seven countries, states and breakaway republics you have probably never heard of

  • They’ve got flags, football teams and national anthems, all that’s missing is official recognition
  • Some are old, some are tiny, one even has a grand duke who’s never stepped foot on his own soil

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Guaita, one of three peaks overlooking San Marino, which claims to be the world’s oldest sovereign state. Photo: Shutterstock Guaita, one of three peaks overlooking San Marino, which claims to be the world’s oldest sovereign state. Photo: Shutterstock
Guaita, one of three peaks overlooking San Marino, which claims to be the world’s oldest sovereign state. Photo: Shutterstock
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