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World GK

Countries and their former names

Country

Former name

Bangladesh

East Pakistan

Belarus

Byelorussia

Belize

British Honduras

Benin

Dahomey

Botswana

Bechuanaland

Burkina Faso

Upper Volta

Burundi

Urundi

Cambodia

Democratic Kampuchea

Central African Republic

Ubangi-Shari

China

Cathay

Columbia

New Granada

Democratic Rep. of Congo(Zaire)

Belgian Congo

Republic of Congo

Middle Congo

Cote d'Ivoire

Ivory Coast

Djibouti 

French Somaliland

Equatorial Guinea

Spanish Guinea

Ethiopia

Abyssinia

France

Gaul

Ghana

Gold Coast

Greece

Helle 

Guinea-Bissau

Portuguese Guinea

Guinea

French West Africa

Guyana

British Guiana

Indonesia

Dutch East Indies

Iran

Persia

Iraq

Mesopotamia.

Jordan

Transjordan

Kiribati

Gilbert Islands

Kyrgyzstan

Kirghizia

Lesotho

Basutoland

Malawi

Nyasaland

Malaysia

Malaya, Sabah (North Borneo), and Sarawak

Mali 

French Sudan

Mexico

New Spain

Moldova

Moldavia

Myanmar

Burma

Namibia

South-West Africa.

Netherlands

Dutch East Indies

Pakistan

West Pakistan

Samoa

Western Samoa.

Somalia

Somaliland (Brit. & Ital.)

Sri Lanka 

Ceylon

Suriname

Dutch Guiana

Taiwan 

Formosa

Tajikistan 

Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic

Tanzania

Tanganyika and Zanzibar

Thailand

Siam

Timor-Leste

East Timor

Togo

French Togoland

Tuvalu

Ellice Islands

Ukraine

Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

United Arab Emirates

Trucial States, Trucial Oman

Uzbekistan 

Uzbek Socialist Republic

Vanuatu

New Hebrides

Western Sahara

Spanish Sahara

Zambia

Northern Rhodesia

Zimbabwe

Southern Rhodesia, Rhodesia