lucy24 - 8:50 am on Sep 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
There are MORE stans? ###. Just when I'd got the list of five* memorized.
When I was in grad school, a classmate predicted that in ten years' time Europe would consist of six countries: The Common Market, Norway-- and the other four would be Yugoslavia. He was damn close :)
Many website lists fail to show South Sudan
South Sudan? Double ###. Just the other day I spent far too long trying to find Swaziland on the globe. I was looking in the right area, it's just a lot smaller than I thought.
wikipedia says the Netherlands Antilles broke up in 2010, so the various free lookups really have no excuse.
Anyway, it turns out I was thinking of Cointreau. Oops.
* Kazakh-, Kyrgyz-, Tajik-, Turkmen(i)- and Uzbekistan. Each one poorer and more corrupt than the last, as far as I can make out.