It is often perceived as if nations are something of a permanent fixture on earth just like the landscape, never changing and enduring, not in danger of erasure, when in fact history teaches us that nations are very subjective to change. A number of powerful and strong countries disappeared just in the 20th century including Astro-Hungary, once a European empire or the extremely powerful U.S.S.R. It would be foolish that this century would be any more merciful to our generation and not erase at least a few of the nations. Here’s the list of well known nations that are might not make it into the 22nd century.

Kiribati

Kiribati is nothing short of a tropical paradise. It’s one of the largest protected areas of the world and it consists of a large number of tolls and reefs with many little islands perched on top. The water is turquoise, there’s coconut trees everywhere and the it’s always warm. However, if you plan on escaping to these beautiful islands, you should hurry up. Because of the rising of the sea levels, two islands have already been lost to the sea while the others are to be subjected to the same fate soon.


The Netherlands

The Netherlands, or as many know it, the land of the tulips, marijuana and the red district, is actually in very immediate danger of being erased from the face of the planet due to its entire surface being below the sea level. The country of Netherlands has been fighting to keep their heads above the water for quite some time, constantly expanding its dikes upwards to keep rising seas out. However, it is possible they won’t be able to do it forever, especially considering the fact that if a big storm hits, they will be flooded in no time.

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