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How many countries are on earth?

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Asked by Shan Real, 10 Jan '10 09:59 pm
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There are 192 members that constitute the United Nations, hence often the answer is 192. However, there are two countries, who have chosen not to become a part of the United Nations. The Vatican City and Kosovo although independent countries, are not included in the total tally of 192.

The U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 in countries in the world. Taiwan is not recognized as an independent country. It is considered to be a part of The Peoples Republic of China. Due to political reasons United States refuses to accept Taiwan as an independent country. Till 1971, Taiwan was not only a member of the United Nation but also part of the Security Council. China replaced Taiwan as part of the United Nation's membership and since then Taiwan has been fighting its lone battle. Although Taiwan has been pressing for it to be recognized as an independent country, the Peoples Republic of China simply claims it to be just a province of China.

There are many provinces which are erroneous ...more
Answered by Shikha Aggarwal, 10 Jan '10 10:06 pm

 
  
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203 sovereign states
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 10 Jan '10 10:22 pm

 
  
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196
Answered by Prasoon Sinha, 10 Jan '10 10:02 pm

 
  
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196
Answered by hitler, 10 Jan '10 10:13 pm

 
  
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202
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 10 Jan '10 10:08 pm

 
  
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196.
Answered by sahil, 10 Jan '10 10:05 pm

 
  
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It is 194
Answered by Arshad Khan, 10 Jan '10 10:03 pm

 
  
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196
Answered by munish, 10 Jan '10 10:03 pm

 
  
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196
Answered by kamal purohit, 10 Jan '10 10:01 pm

 
  
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