Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
Papua New Guinea or Chad for me.
YOU'RE SO GOOD AT DiS
It's an absolute shithole, and as far as I can tell is still the grey, sodden communist mess it was when the USSR fell (and I believe it has the highest emigration rate in the world). I'd just like to see how horrible it really is.
part of it essentially succeeded about about 15 years ago, and has been run as a different country since then.
It's just a bunch of Russian-speaking Romanians/Ukrainians/Russians wanting to relive the glory days of communism, and apparently succeeding at it.
For ages all the power plants in the country were on their side of the river, so the rest of Moldova was essentially held ransom by the commies. It's kind of like having a tumour, or a baby, really.
I'm reading about it now. It sounds like something from Tintin:
"Election results are considered suspicious, as in 2001 in one region it was reported that Igor Smirnov collected 103.6% of the votes."
There is no part of that sentence I don't like. I'd vote more than once for a dude called Igor Smirnov.
of south ossetia and abkharia
russian puppet? what now?
also Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan (but not Tajikstan or Uzbekistan)
armenia > azerbaijan
1) getting mentioned in eddie izzard stand-up
2) the fact baku bidded for the 2016 olympics when to say it didn't stand a chance is a massive understatement
and become an Atlantis for our times.
That was a fun afternoon.
What are your thoughts on hair rollers?
That's where Australians liked to lock up asylum seekers. Good old Pacific Solution.
3. French Guiana
I just love the fact that its capital "Palikir" only has around 6,000 inhabitants, which is about the same as my seemingly tiny home town :)
decent, but a little predictable.
I had to copy and paste Kyrgyzstan because it's a ridiculous name. Probably an equally ridiculous country. Kyrgyzstan.
but i liked it before it was cool
i've been interested in Kyrgyzstan for several years! i even (briefly) had a paid subscription to the Times of Central Asia. i'm not really sure why
He told me it has 75,000 rivers. I'm not sure if he was lying / exaggerating.
...or San Marino
I once had a stopover in Bujumbura
where were you when Kyrgyzstan needed you, eh?
Couldn't it have been called the less ungainly 'Burger Kingdom'?
I believe they also knocked back the BKKK (Burger King Kingdom of Kingdoms)
Porky Pig. Bugs Bunny. Daffy Duck. The Subserviant Chicken. Hardly in the same league in the roll-of-the-tongue stakes
sounds like it should come with blue striped packaging
I also have a soft spot for Kerguelen
they have mad breakdancers there
Purely for the flag, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_Macedonia.svg , but the gallery section on wikipedia gives me the impression that it looks quite nice as a place as well.
Other good ones:
Nauru (or bird sh!t island as it is better known)
Swaziland and Lesotho (for looking out of place)
Djibouti (for being about the most obscure)
but it is fairly obscure,
It sounds like it should be a Vic Reeves catchphrase. Same goes for Tuvalu.
sounds like nipple