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Most Recent Countries to Join the United Nations

193 sovereign countries are members of the United Nations. Which twenty have joined most recently?
Not counting "observer" states such as Palestine
Quiz by michelesol
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Last updated: July 18, 2021
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Year
Country
2011
South Sudan
2006
Montenegro
2002
East Timor
2002
Switzerland
2000
Serbia
2000
Tuvalu
1999
Kiribati
Year
Country
1999
Nauru
1999
Tonga
1994
Palau
1993
Andorra
1993
Eritrea
1993
Monaco
1993
North Macedonia
Year
Country
1993
Czech Republic
1993
Slovakia
1992
Georgia
1992
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
1992
Croatia
1992
Slovenia
29 Comments
+7
Level 70
Jul 18, 2021
Macedonia is now officially North Macedonia.
+4
Level ∞
Jul 18, 2021
Fixed
+24
Level 28
Jul 19, 2021
Switzerland didn’t join until 2002? Interesting
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Level 74
Jul 24, 2021
They sure be takin isolationism to the max when it comes to international relations it seems. (I am in no means certain the actual reasoning, I'm completely ignorant)
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2021
I think it's a neutrality thing
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Level 70
Jul 24, 2021
Yeah, I think they first saw joining the UN as taking a side, and when they realised everyone but them had joined it didn't have a point anymore.
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Level 55
Jul 24, 2021
I always thought it was 1961 but apparently not
+8
Level 72
Jul 24, 2021
Which 3 countries are not include?

I'm guessing Taiwan, Kosovo and...?

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Level 82
Jul 24, 2021
the Vatican
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Level 15
Oct 24, 2022
palestine
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Level 65
Jul 24, 2021
194th could have been New Caledonia, or Scotland
+16
Level 59
Aug 3, 2021
Bougainville seems more likely
+4
Level 44
Jun 14, 2022
besides mapping youtube videos, impossible.

Bougainville on the other hand will be independent by 2027

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Level 83
Jul 25, 2021
Switzerland...neutral country..:)
+7
Level 76
Aug 7, 2021
Yep. Everyone's money is equally good.
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Level 46
Jul 26, 2021
former Soviet states like Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, etc also joined in 1992, did they miss the cutoff somehow for this quiz?
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Level 65
Jul 27, 2021
I checked out the exact day of accession. Yes, 20 is a totally arbitrary cut-off.
+12
Level 80
Jan 18, 2022
I wasted a lot of time typing in these former USSR countries too, either all of the 1992 countries should be included or none.
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Level 59
Dec 16, 2023
It’s top 20 not “everything after 1992” (inc or exc)
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Level 56
Jul 26, 2021
South Sudan probably is the most recent
+7
Level 65
Jul 27, 2021
yup
+4
Level 78
Oct 24, 2022
This is a mix of dissolution of larger countries, ex-communist countries, island countries getting independence, and stubbornly neutral countries.
+1
Level 15
Oct 24, 2022
yes
+3
Level 90
Oct 25, 2022
There's always a pattern.
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Level 45
Feb 7, 2024
Bhutan joined recently as well
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Level 79
Apr 24, 2024
Bhutan joined in 1971 from what I can see, firmly missing the cutoff
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Level 26
Jun 10, 2024
Hi, can I translate the quiz to german?
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Level 54
Jun 10, 2024
Damn, I tried Armenia and Azerbaijan and then figured "well, Georgia can't be there. I won't waste my time."

What's the lesson? Don't listen to me.

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Level 22
Jun 12, 2024
Many people think these countries have very low history bcs of that