Government shutdown aside, we Americans are proud of our economic and military power and tend to believe that the rest of the world should follow our advice. Let’s see if we know enough world history to give advice to other countries.
Here is an alphabetical list of fifteen countries that have been in the news this year. One hundred years ago, in October, 1913, when Woodrow Wilson was the U.S. president, which of these countries were independent, self-governing sovereign nations?Egypt Indonesia Iran Iraq Jordan Kenya Korea Lebanon Liberia Libya Pakistan Philippines Syria Thailand Yemen
Write down your answers, then click on “Answers” up there on top of this blog page to see how you did. Comments welcome, but don’t spoil it for the next reader by giving away the answers here.