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Contents: Internationally recognized sovereign states: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V Y Z
Occupied states
Other states
Non-Sovereign Territories: Australia - Condominiums - Denmark - France - International - League of Nations - Netherlands - New Zealand - Norway - Portugal - Spain - United Kingdom - United Nations - United States

Internationally recognized sovereign states


  • Afghanistan - Republic of Afghanistan
  • Albania Albania
    • People's Republic of Albania (to December 28)
    • Socialist People's Republic of Albania (from December 28)
  •  Algeria - People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
  •  Andorra - Principality of Andorra
  •  Angola - People's Republic of Angola
  •  Argentina - Argentine Republic
  •  Australia - Commonwealth of Australia
  •  Austria - Republic of Austria


  •  The Bahamas - Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  •  Bahrain - State of Bahrain
  •  Bangladesh - People's Republic of Bangladesh; established diplomatic ties with Pakistan (from January 18)
  •  Barbados
  •  Belgium - Kingdom of Belgium
  •  Benin - People's Republic of Benin
  •  Bhutan - Kingdom of Bhutan
  •  Bolivia - Republic of Bolivia
  •  Botswana - Republic of Botswana
  •  Brazil - Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria - People's Republic of Bulgaria
  •  Burma - Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma
  • Flag of Burundi (1967).svg Burundi - Republic of Burundi


  •  Cameroon - United Republic of Cameroon
  •  Canada - Dominion of Canada
  •  Cape Verde - Republic of Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic Central African Republic (to December 4), Central African Empire (from December 4)
    • Central African Republic (to December 4)
    • Central African Empire (from December 4)
  •  Chad - Republic of Chad
  •  Chile - Republic of Chile
  •  China - People's Republic of China
  •  Colombia - Republic of Colombia
  • Flag of Comoros (1975-1978).svg Comoros - State of Comoros
  •  Congo - People's Republic of Congo
  •  Costa Rica - Republic of Costa Rica
  •  Cuba - Republic of Cuba
  •  Cyprus - Republic of Cyprus
  • Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia - Czechoslovak Socialist Republic




  •  Fiji - Dominion of Fiji
  •  Finland - Republic of Finland
  •  France - French Republic



  •  Haiti - Republic of Haiti
  •  Honduras - Republic of Honduras
  • Hungary Hungary - People's Republic of Hungary


  •  Iceland - Republic of Iceland
  •  India - Republic of India
  •  Indonesia - Republic of Indonesia
  • State Flag of Iran (1964).svg Iran - Imperial State of Iran
  •  Iraq - Republic of Iraq
  •  Ireland - Republic of Ireland
  •  Israel - State of Israel
  •  Italy - Italian Republic
  •  Ivory Coast - Republic of Ivory Coast



  • Flag of Democratic Kampuchea.svg Kampuchea - Democratic Kampuchea
  •  Kenya - Republic of Kenya
  •  Korea, North - Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  •  Korea, South - Republic of Korea
  •  Kuwait - State of Kuwait




  •  Nauru - Republic of Nauru
  •  Nepal - Kingdom of Nepal
  •  Netherlands - Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • New Zealand New Zealand - Dominion of New Zealand
  •  Nicaragua - Republic of Nicaragua
  •  Niger - Republic of Niger
  •  Nigeria - Federal Republic of Nigeria
  •  Norway - Kingdom of Norway


  • Old Flag of Oman.svg Oman - Sultanate of Oman



  •  Qatar - State of Qatar


  • Romania Romania - Socialist Republic of Romania
  •  Rwanda - Rwandan Republic



  •  Tanzania - United Republic of Tanzania
  •  Thailand - Kingdom of Thailand
  •  Togo - Togolese Republic
  •  Tonga - Kingdom of Tonga
  •  Trinidad and Tobago
    • Trinidad and Tobago (to March 1)
    • Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (from March 1)
  •  Tunisia - Republic of Tunisia
  •  Turkey - Republic of Turkey



  •  Vatican City - State of the Vatican City
  •  Venezuela - United States of Venezuela
  •  Vietnam - Socialist Republic of Vietnam (from July 2)
  •  Vietnam, North - Democratic Republic of Vietnam (to July 2)
  •  Vietnam, South - Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam (to July 2)



  •  Yemen, North - Yemen Arab Republic
  •  Yemen, South - People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
  •  Yugoslavia - Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia


  •  Zaire - Republic of Zaire
  • Flag of Zambia (1964-1996).svg Zambia - Republic of Zambia

Occupied states

  • Estonia Estonia - Republic of Estonia
  • Latvia Latvia - Republic of Latvia
  • Lithuania Lithuania - Republic of Lithuania

Other states

  • Autonomous Region of Bougainville North Solomons - Republic of North Solomons (to August 9)
    • De facto independent state. Claimed by Australia as part of the United Nations Trust Territory of Papua and New Guinea. Not recognized as sovereign by any other state.
  •  Rhodesia - Republic of Rhodesia
    • De facto independent state. Claimed by the United Kingdom as the colony of Southern Rhodesia. Not recognized as sovereign by any other state.
  • Rwenzururu flag.png Rwenzururu - Kingdom of Rwenzururu
    • De facto independent state. Claimed by Uganda. Not recognized as sovereign by any other state.
  •  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (from February 27)
    • De facto independent state recognized by several UN member states. Claimed in part by Morocco as the Southern Provinces and by Mauritania as Tiris al-Gharbiyya. Its government resided in exile in Algeria.
  •  Taiwan - Republic of China
    • De facto independent state; de jure the Republic of China, a polity regarded by the People's Republic of China to be its defunct (and no longer legitimate) predecessor state. In addition to Taiwan, the Republic of China also governed part of the Spratly Islands and had not renounced claims over mainland China and Mongolia. The territory of the Republic of China was claimed by the People's Republic of China.
  •  Transkei - Republic of Transkei (from October 26)
    • South African bantustan. Nominally independent but only recognized by South Africa.

Non-Sovereign Territories



  • United States  Canton and Enderbury Islands (Anglo-American condominium)
  •  New Hebrides (Anglo-French condominium)



  • France Bassas da India (Uninhabited possession)
  • France Clipperton Island (Uninhabited possession)
  • France Europa Island (Uninhabited possession)
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data French Afars and Issas

- French Territory of the Afars and the Issas (Overseas territory)

  • France French Polynesia - Territory of French Polynesia (Overseas territory)
  • Flag of the Senior Administrator of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.svg French Southern and Antarctic Lands - Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (Uninhabited overseas territory)
  • France Glorioso Islands (Uninhabited possession)
  • France Juan de Nova Island (Uninhabited possession)
  •  Mayotte
    • Mayotte (Overseas territory, to December 24)
    • Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte (Territorial collectivity, from December 24)
  •  New Caledonia - Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies (Overseas territory)
  •  Saint Pierre and Miquelon - Territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (Overseas territory, to July 19)
  • France Tromelin Island (Uninhabited possession)
  • Wallis flag.png Wallis and Futuna - Territory of Wallis and Futuna Islands (Overseas territory)


  • Berlin West Berlin (Occupied territory governed by France, the United Kingdom, and the United States)

League of Nations Mandates


New Zealand

  • Flag of the Cook Islands 1973.svg Cook Islands (Self-governing state in free association with New Zealand)
  •  Niue (Self-governing state in free association with New Zealand)
  • New Zealand Ross Dependency (Uninhabited dependent territory)
  • New Zealand Tokelau (Dependent territory)



  • Portugal Macau (Overseas province to February 17, Chinese territory under Portuguese administration from February 17)


  • Spanish Sahara (Overseas province, to February 26)

United Kingdom

United Nations Trust Territories

  •  Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Administered by the United States)

United States

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