There is an independent state the size of Syria inside the United States. It's not recognized by the U.S. anymore, but citizens of the Republic of Lakotah refuse to forget their homeland. The Lakota Sioux lived on this land in the northwestern U.S. long before European settlers came to the continent, but the tribe is still fighting for international recognition. Learn more about the Lakota Sioux, and nine other countries you've never heard of.
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Written by Curiosity Staff September 29, 2016
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