Countries that were either created or recreated from the territories of 2+ countries

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
21,059
SoCal
#1
Other than Poland (which was recreated from the territories of Russia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary after the end of World War I) and the "ISIS Caliphate" (which was created from the territories of Syria and Iraq in 2014), exactly which countries, if any, were either created or recreated from the territories of 2+ countries?

Any thoughts on this?
 
Dec 2011
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#2
Other than Poland (which was recreated from the territories of Russia, Germany, and Austria-Hungary after the end of World War I) and the "ISIS Caliphate" (which was created from the territories of Syria and Iraq in 2014), exactly which countries, if any, were either created or recreated from the territories of 2+ countries?

Any thoughts on this?
Technically, both the German Empire in 1871 and the Federal Republic in 1990 were created from at least two states. The Soviet Socialist Ukraine was also created out of several territories which used be proper Russian, Slovakian, Polish and Romanian territories, additionally to the Ukrainian Republic of Kiev, although this was a process which took over 30 years. Similarly, many Soviet Republics were the result of various territories moved between various polities.
 
Jun 2014
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N/A
#5
You mentioned the unrecognized "Caliphate" but not modern Germany? Romania and Bulgaria also fit into your theme, in fact most countries were formed by merging of various territories...
 
Jun 2015
5,730
UK
#6
UK, Italy, Germany, Russia (USSR), France (conquering the Dukedoms such as Anjou, Normandy, etc.), Spain (Reconquista and Leon/Castille), Portugal (from the original Portus Cale region), Australia (NSW, Victoria et al were all independent British colonies), Canada (Yukon, Ontario, Quebec same as Australia), China (Manchu/Tibet in the Qing period), South Africa (Boer Republics, Zulu), India (princely states, French colonial cities, Goa, direct Raj rule).
 

Ichon

Ad Honorem
Mar 2013
3,655
#8
Almost every nation in fact. U.S. had 3 land purchases from France, Spain, and Russia as well Mexican War and war against Spain and war against Britain twice (though only the first war resulted in territory changes and the 2nd war only confirmed borders).

U.K. in its very name recognizes the various kingdoms while almost every single country in Europe other than some of the Scandinavian countries has some parts of territories belonging to former states.
 

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
21,059
SoCal
#10
Technically, both the German Empire in 1871 and the Federal Republic in 1990 were created from at least two states.
Yes, but from 2+ entire states. In contrast, my question here is (or at least is supposed to be) about countries which were created or recreated from a part of the territory of 2+ states.

The Soviet Socialist Ukraine was also created out of several territories which used be proper Russian, Slovakian, Polish and Romanian territories, additionally to the Ukrainian Republic of Kiev, although this was a process which took over 30 years. Similarly, many Soviet Republics were the result of various territories moved between various polities.
I was talking about this occurring either immediately or almost immediately rather than over a 30 year time period, though.