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Why Arkansas Is Never Pronounced 'Ar-Kansas'

Why Arkansas Is Never Pronounced 'Ar-Kansas'

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Author's Note: 10 Short-lived Countries

It seems that becoming a country isn't that hard. All you have to do is get a bunch of people together, stand up on a soap box and declare independence. Keeping your little nation going is the hard part, especially in the face of large-scale military action. Maybe the best thing is to keep your nation-hood quiet. Very quiet. The only people who need to know about your independent country are you and your fellow citizens.

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