Saturday, September 27, 2008

Countries younger than John McCain

I was reading the silly blog Things Younger than John McCain and it occurred to me that there might be a few countries that were younger than John McCain... so I made a list. The following countries were created, unified or became independent during McCain's lifetime.

Algeria
Angola
The Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Botswana
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Cote d'Ivoire
Cyprus
Djibouti
Dominica
East Timor
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Indonesia
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Libya
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Micronesia
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Tanzania
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Yemen
Tunisia

Oddly two US States are younger than McCain also: Hawaii (birthplace of Barack Obama) and Alaska (home of Sarah Palin).

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