An atlas of extinct countries : the remarkable (and occasionally ridiculous) stories of 48 nations that fell off the map (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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An atlas of extinct countries : the remarkable (and occasionally ridiculous) stories of 48 nations that fell off the map

Author: Gideon Defoe
Publisher: London : 4th Estate, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prisoners of Geography meets Bill Bryson: a funny, fascinating, beautifully illustrated - and timely - history of countries that, for myriad and often ludicrous reasons, no longer exist.Countries are just daft stories we tell each other. They're all equally implausible once you get up closeCountries die. Sometimes it's murder, sometimes it's by accident, and sometimes it's because they were so ludicrous they didn't  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gideon Defoe
ISBN: 9780008393854 0008393850
OCLC Number: 1180197964
Description: 289 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Chancers & crackpots --
Mistakes & micronations --
Lies & lost kingdoms --
Puppets & political footballs --
Flags --
Anthems --
Select bibliography --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: An atlas of extinct countries the remarkable and occasionally ridiculous stories of forty-eight nations that fell off the map
Responsibility: Gideon Defoe.

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