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Mar 5th, 2010 at 13:23 GMT
Taiwan was member of the UN before being replaced by the PR of China in 1972.
Mar 5th, 2010 at 21:52 GMT
West Germany is a stretch- from 1949 on it has always been called the "Federal Republic of Germany" and it is still called that. It's just larger now than it was prior to 1990 when the former East German territory was folded back into it. There was never any actual country called "West Germany" though.
Mar 5th, 2010 at 22:10 GMT
At the time, though, Taiwan was the Republic of China and had control over all of China. The country itself was never a member, but the political group in power was. As for West Germany, I'm on the fence with it and Yemen. Does anyone else think it should be changed?
Mar 5th, 2010 at 23:24 GMT
There was a discussion in the New Countries quiz about Yemen vs Germany. The FRG (BRD) has been the official name since 1949, the GDR (DDR) was absorbed into "Germany." So leave that one. However, North and South Yemen both changed their names when they became one country, so those two should stay.
Mar 6th, 2010 at 00:07 GMT
Mar 29th, 2010 at 20:34 GMT
You should accept Taiwan as an answer for Republic of China.
May 2nd, 2010 at 08:18 GMT
What about South Vietnam ?
May 3rd, 2010 at 17:53 GMT
South Vietnam was never in the UN. Vietnam didn't join until 1977.
May 6th, 2010 at 19:33 GMT
@Hejman: West Germany is not just a stretch - it is simply wrong. The German Federal Republic still exists and is still a member of the UN. THe title is incorrect with regard to the Republic of China. The Republic of China still exists - it just is no longer a member of the UN.
Oct 23rd, 2010 at 21:54 GMT
No offense, but don't use wikipedia.
Mar 2nd, 2011 at 18:00 GMT
no offense, but your a noob
Jul 8th, 2011 at 02:00 GMT
You're missing the Central African Empire, which existed from 1976 to 1979.
Apr 28th, 2012 at 19:30 GMT
What about zaire???
Oct 15th, 2012 at 07:52 GMT
I would take issue with several of the answers. The Republic of China certainly still exists, it is just not in the UN anymore. There was never a country called North Yemen. The country often referred to as South or Southern Yemen (People's Democratic Republic of Yemen) joined with Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic) in 1994. Yemen has been a member of the UN since 1947 and continues to be so. There was never a country called West Germany. The country often called East Germany (German Democratic Republic) was absorbed into Germany (German Federal Republic) in 1990. Germany has been a member of the UN since 1973 and continues to be so. Although the USSR ceased to exist in 1991 the membership of the Russian Federation was treated as ongoing so technically Russia was been a member of the UN since 1945 and there is no entity that has become a former member. The UAR which was formed in 1958 was treated as continuing Egypt's membership which had commenced in 1945. When Syria seceded in 1961 the rump UAR continued with the membership (which was treated as dating back to 1945). The UAR reverted to the name Egypt in 1971 but its membership is deemed to be unbroken from 1945 to the present.
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