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Secrets of the Seven Smallest States of Europe: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City

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This unique book examines the history, culture, and inner workings of the seven smallest independent countries in Europe. These are among the oldest states on the continent and, despite their diversity, they have much in common. Most have relatively high per capita incomes and life expectancies, and relatively low unemployment. This narrative presents the unique issues tha ...more
Paperback, 362 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Hippocrene Books
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Jacob / Julie
Feb 10, 2008 Jacob / Julie marked it as to-read
Shelves: esperanto
While not written in Esperanto or in any way about Esperanto, I have tagged this book "Esperanto" because its author is an Esperanto-speaker and I was introduced to this book through his numerous presentations on the subject at Esperanto events (where the countries are known as "nanolandoj"). Anyway, I know the author and I have a signed copy of the book that I hope to get around to reading some day.
The Cute Little Brown-haired girl
This is where my family ancestry is from. I am sure I am a princess and that I was kidnapped out of the country as a baby.
Randy Mcdonald
This book is a solid overview of the microstates of western Europe, of the elements that unite them and separate them at once.

Eccardt argues that despite the widely differing particulars of the history of the seven microstates of Europe he chose for his study--Andorra, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, San Marino, the Vatican City, and, giant of the category, Luxembourg--they share certain characteristics in common. They have recently evolved into fully sovereign states as determined by the internat
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David Bales
Pretty good description of the European "micro-states" from giant Luxembourg, (1000 square miles) to the Vatican, (193 acres in the center of Rome). Fascinating how the countries got started and how they survived hundreds of years of shifting borders and intrigue. The short explanation is that they usually didn't--they have been owned by bigger countries at various times through history--but have always made a deal with the right pope, king or stronger country. Got a lot of real tidbits in there ...more
Alice
"Just the facts" book about the European Microstates.
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