The modern world is a very high paced environment. We are used that politics dictate what happens but sometimes things don’t go as planned. For the past 10 years, world map didn’t change much, however, last 100 have seen the disappearance of super countries with a sometimes long history. Check out the list of the European countries which ceased to exist.
Even though there are many reasons for this country to fall apart, cultural was the main one as there were two major nationalities present. Heavily influenced by the USSR, the communist government has tried to manage a couple of major crisis situations. As you can guess now it is two countries – the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Most of the people over 40 still refer to this region by its old name.
The country was formed by uniting Balkan kingdoms. Yugoslavia was ruled for a long time by Tito whose dictatorship still managed to unite different cultural groups. After his death country went into slow decay suffering economically and politically finally breaking into independent countries. Many remember it by civil wars which left thousands dead.
It was the biggest American rival in the 20th century. The communist party with such leaders as Lenin and Stalin was leading the USSR promising happy living for all. The first country to launch a man into space, it couldn’t deal with the benefits of capitalism which was surrounding the country. The people wanted a better life and eventually, republics within the USSR rebelled and declared independence.