WELCOME CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS # 215TH COUNTRY TO STOP BY MY BLOG


 History The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The […]

214th Country to Visit my Blog – South Sudan WELCOME


Overview  History Egypt attempted to colonize the region of southern Sudan by establishing the province of Equatoria in the 1870s. Islamic Mahdist revolutionaries overran the region in 1885, but in 1898 a British force was able to overthrow the Mahdist regime. An Anglo-Egyptian Sudan was established the following year with Equatoria being the southernmost of […]

Welcome SIERRA LEONE – 204th Country to visit out BLOG!


 Background Democracy is slowly being reestablished after the civil war from 1991 to 2002 that resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about a third of the population). The military, which took over full responsibility for security following the departure of UN peacekeepers at the end […]

World Map – New Countries & Regional Flags


Is you country here?  How about your region?  Stats as of January 20th 2013. 200 countries and 1,078 out of 1,595 regions collected

Closing in on 1/2 million Views!


  We will hit 500,000 views today…which country will turn the counter to 1/2 a million?  WOW…in just a little over a year we will hit that nice round number…THANKS!!!!!!!!!!  Share our link, share the blog, this is now a permanent HOBBY! 

WELCOME # 182 Cote D’Ivoire Population: 21,504,162


 Background Close ties to France since independence in 1960, the development of cocoa production for export, and foreign investment made Cote d’Ivoire one of the most prosperous of the West African states, but did not protect it from political turmoil. In December 1999, a military coup – the first ever in Cote d’Ivoire’s history – […]

169th Country Welcome LAOS!


 Background Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th Century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the […]

250,000 HITS! Another Big Thank You!


(I will fix screen shots of the specific country lists when I get home from work tonight.) Sometime over night we hit 250,000 on our BLOG.  Such an awesome response to something that started out so spontaneous because of our partnership with Triumph last summer.  Over the 9 months we have learned so much from […]

Where are you on the Map?


Visitors to our BLOG since October 28th, 2011…. WORLD INTERACTIVE MAP click here   is your State, Province, Country mapped?  Cheryl & I (aka advgrrls ) thank all of you for making this so much fun and seeing the world checking in means so much more than you will ever know!

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