Countries have come and gone over the centuries, but it’s not something that you see very often anymore. The borders as they are currently set in the world are the way things are going to be in the foreseeable future. Sudan splitting in half earlier this month is something that we won’t witness very often.
When it becomes the 193rd member of the United Nations, they will be the 3rd addition in the last decade. The country is loaded with natural resources but decades of war have made the country a challenging place for its people to prosper.
This infographic by our friends at Visible Technologies breaks down the birth of the country through strife and rebirth. It’s both encouraging and terrifying to understand what has been happening to lead to this moment.
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