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Top 10 Oldest Nations in the World

Sunday, October 23rd 2011. | Oldest

We all heard about the youngest nations formed during our lives but when it comes to oldest nations many of us don’t even know which are the first states that emerged throughout the history of human kind. Recordings, physical evidences and historians’ well founded assumptions contributed to a final list of top ten oldest nations in the world. These are:

10. India (3000 B.C)

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Oldest Nations in the World India

The Indus Valley civilization is the first form of urban civilization in Asia.

 

9. Ethiopia (2500-3000 B.C)

 

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Oldest Nations in the World Ethiopia

The land of Punt was a close trading partner with Egypt many recordings dating back from 2500 B.C. containing references to the Ancient country.

 

8. China (2100–1600 B.C)

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Oldest Nations in the World China

Xia Dynasty appears to be the first Chinese dynasty, but the archeological evidences are for now limited.

 

7. Iran (625-559 B.C.)

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Oldest Nations in the World Iran

The Medes unified the tribes living in the Iran territory creating the empire that later will become the huge Persian Empire.

 

6. San Marino (301 AD)

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Oldest Nations in the World San marino

The city-state was founded by Saint Marinus who settled near Monte Titano to  escape Diocletianic Persecution.

 

5. France (486 AD)

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Oldest Nations in the World France

The unification made by Clovis, the first French king, marks the beginning of the country that will later have a great influence in Europe.

 

4. Bulgaria (632 AD)

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Oldest Nations in the World Bulgaria

Asparukh founded the First Bulgarian Empire establishing the capital at Pliska.

 

3. Japan (660 AD)

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Oldest Nations in the World Japan

Jimmu is considered the first emperor, the one that founded the Japanese nation, but his existence is under debate.

 

2. Turkey (900 AD)

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Oldest Nations in the World Turkey

During Seljuq dynasty the Turks migrated to the territory of the modern Turkey giving birth to what later would become the Ottoman Empire.

 

1. Egypt (3150-3500 B.C.)

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Oldest Nations in the World Egypt

The King Menes founded the first Egyptian kingdom starting the line of pharaoh dynasties that ruled the country for three thousand years. Egypt is the Oldest Nations in the World.


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