European Countries by History

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Can you name the European countries that match the following historical blurbs?

Featured Jul 4, 2012

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This country sponsored Columbus' voyage to the Americas
On March 11th 1990, this country was the first to declare independence from the Soviet Union
This country is the world's only surviving sovereign grand duchy and dates back to 1815
On July 1st 2013 this country became the 28th member state of the European Union
The expansion of this country's borders throughout much of the 18th century and a communist revolution in 1917 led to the establishment of the Soviet Union
The joint position of head of state of this country is shared between the President of France and the Bishop of Urgell
This country, along with Estonia, made up Livonia- a principality of the Holy Roman Empire
The Althing is this country's national parliament and the world's oldest extant parliament
In a referendum, staged in 2006, 55.5% of voters in this country voted in favor of independence from Serbia
Though they founded many of its major cities, the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 marked a decline in the influence of the Vikings in this country
At the height of its power this country is credited as having controlled the largest empire in history
This country is widely recognised as the oldest surviving sovereign state
Roald Amundsen, the leader of the first expedition to the North Pole, was born in this country
During the Cold War, Czechoslovakia banned entry to citizens of this country
This country is a constitutional monarchy and its current king is a member of the House of Bernadotte
This country is a former kingdom and until 1918 was part of a dual monarchy with Austria that controlled much of Eastern Europe
The historic regions of Bohemia and Moravia make up this modern day country
An empire centred in this country controlled much of the Balkans until it was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in the 14th/15th century
In 2004, this country became the first former-Yugoslav country in the European Union
The Democratic Republic of the Congo was a colony of this country until 1960
This modern-day country was divided between the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Romania for much of the 19th century
This country was ruled by Enver Hoxha from the end of WWII until his death in 1985
This country has been partitioned into north and south since a Turkish invasion in 1974
The eastern and western part of this country were reunified in 1990

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