List of sovereign states in 1970

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Sovereign states by year
List of sovereign states in 1969 Events of 1970 List of sovereign states in 1971

Internationally recognized sovereign states[edit]

A[edit]

B[edit]

  •  Barbados – UN member State
  •  Belgium – Kingdom of Belgium, UN member State

Benin → Dahomey

  •  Bhutan – Kingdom of Bhutan, Permanent observer at the UN
  •  Biafra – Republic of Biafra (De facto independent state to 12 January)
  •  Bolivia – Republic of Bolivia, UN member State
  •  Botswana – Republic of Botswana, UN member State
  • Brazil Brazil – Federative Republic of Brazil, UN member State
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria - People's Republic of Bulgaria, UN member State
  • Myanmar Burma - Union of Burma, UN member State
  • Burundi - Republic of Burundi, UN member State
  • Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic Byelorussia - Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, UN member State (Republic within the Soviet Union)

C[edit]

Cambodia Khmer Republic Cambodia/ Khmer Republic

Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo

Côte d'Ivoire → Ivory Coast

  •  Cuba – Republic of Cuba, UN member State
  •  Cyprus – Republic of Cyprus, UN member State
  • Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia - Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, UN member State

D[edit]

E[edit]

  •  Ecuador – Republic of Ecuador, UN member State

Egypt → United Arab Republic

F[edit]

  • Fiji Fiji - Dominion of Fiji, UN member State
  •  Finland – Republic of Finland, UN member State
  •  France – French Republic, UN member State

G[edit]

  •  Gabon – Gabonese Republic, UN member State

 The Gambia

 Guyana

  • Guyana (to 23 February), UN member State
  • Co-operative Republic of Guyana (from 23 February), UN member State

H[edit]

  •  Haiti – Republic of Haiti, UN member State

Holy See → Vatican City

  •  Honduras – Republic of Honduras, UN member State
  • Hungary Hungary - Hungarian People's Republic, UN member State

I[edit]

  •  Iceland – Republic of Iceland, UN member State
  •  India – Republic of India, UN member State
  •  Indonesia – Republic of Indonesia, UN member State
  • Iran Iran – Imperial State of Iran, UN member State
  • Iraq Iraq – Republic of Iraq, UN member State
  •  Ireland – Republic of Ireland, UN member State
  •  Israel – State of Israel, UN member State (wasn't recognized by 21 UN member States)
  •  Italy – Italian Republic, UN member State
  •  Ivory Coast - Republic of Ivory Coast, UN member State

J[edit]

  •  Jamaica - Commonwealth of Jamaica, UN member State
  •  Japan - UN member State
  •  Jordan – Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, UN member State

K[edit]

Kampuchea, Democratic → Cambodia

  •  Kenya – Republic of Kenya, UN member State

Khmer Republic → Cambodia

  • North Korea North Korea – Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Permanent observer at UN (wasn't recognized by 4 UN member States)
  • South Korea South Korea – Republic of Korea, Permanent observer at UN (wasn't recognized by 3 UN member States at greatest extent)
  •  Kuwait – State of Kuwait, UN member State

L[edit]

  • Laos Laos – Kingdom of Laos, UN member State
  •  Lebanon – Lebanese Republic, UN member State
  •  Lesotho – Kingdom of Lesotho, UN member State
  •  Liberia – Republic of Liberia, UN member State
  • Libya Libya – Libyan Arab Republic, UN member State
  •  Liechtenstein – Principality of Liechtenstein, UN member State from 18 September
  •  Luxembourg – Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, UN member State

M[edit]

  • Madagascar Malagasy Republic - UN member State
  •  Malawi – Republic of Malawi, UN member state
  •  Malaysia - UN member State
  •  Maldives – Republic of Maldives, UN member State
  •  Mali – Republic of Mali, UN member State
  •  Malta – State of Malta, UN member State
  •  Mauritania – Islamic Republic of Mauritania, UN member State
  • Mauritius Mauritius - UN member State
  •  Mexico – United Mexican States, UN member State
  •  Monaco – Principality of Monaco, Permanent observer at the UN
  •  Mongolia – Mongolian People's Republic, UN member State
  •  Morocco – Kingdom of Morocco, UN member State

Muscat and Oman / Oman

  • Sultanate of Muscat and Oman (to 9 August)
  • Sultanate of Oman (from 9 August)

N[edit]

  •  Nauru – Republic of Nauru, UN member State
  • Nepal Nepal – Kingdom of Nepal, UN member State
  •  Netherlands – Kingdom of the Netherlands, UN member State
  •  New Zealand - Dominion of New Zealand, UN member State
  •  Nicaragua – Republic of Nicaragua, UN member State
  •  Niger – Republic of Niger, UN member State
  •  Nigeria – Federal Republic of Nigeria, UN member State
  •  Norway – Kingdom of Norway, UN member State

O[edit]

Oman → Muscat and Oman

P[edit]

  •  Pakistan – Islamic Republic of Pakistan, UN member state
  •  Panama – Republic of Panama, UN member State
  • – Republic of Paraguay, UN member State
  •  Peru - Peruvian Republic, UN member State
  •  Philippines – Republic of the Philippines, UN member State
  • Poland Poland - Polish People's Republic, UN member State
  •  Portugal – Portuguese Republic, UN member State

R[edit]

 Rhodesia

  • Rhodesia (De facto independent state to 2 March)
  • Republic of Rhodesia (De facto independent state from 2 March)
  • Romania Romania - Socialist Republic of Romania, UN member State
  •  Rwanda – Rwandese Republic, UN member state
  • Rwenzururu – Kingdom of Rwenzururu (De facto independent state)

S[edit]

Sri Lanka → Ceylon

  • Sudan  Sudan – Democratic Republic of the Sudan, UN member State
  •  Swaziland – Kingdom of Swaziland, UN member State
  •  Sweden – Kingdom of Sweden, UN member State
  •   Switzerland – Swiss Confederation, Permanent observer at UN
  •  Syria – Syrian Arab Republic, UN member State

T[edit]

Taiwan → China, Republic of

  •  Tanzania – United Republic of Tanzania, UN member State
  •  Thailand – Kingdom of Thailand, UN member State
  •  Togo – Togolese Republic, UN member State
  •  Tonga - Kingdom of Tonga (from 4 June)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago – UN member State
  •  Tunisia – Tunisian Republic, UN member State
  •  Turkey – Republic of Turkey, UN member State

U[edit]

  •  Uganda – Republic of Uganda, UN member State
  • Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Ukraine - Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, UN member State (Republic within the Soviet Union)
  • Egypt United Arab Republic - UN member State
  •  United Kingdom – United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, UN member State
  •  United States – United States of America, UN member State
  •  Upper Volta - Republic of Upper Volta, UN member State
  •  Uruguay – Eastern Republic of Uruguay, UN member State

V[edit]

  •  Vanuatu – Republic of Vanuatu (from 30 July)
  •   Vatican City – Vatican City State, Permanent observer at UN
  • Vemerana – Republic of Vemerana (De facto independent state from 27 May to 24 July)
  •  Venda – Republic of Venda (nominally independent South African bantustan)
  •  Venezuela – Republic of Venezuela, UN member State
  •  North Vietnam – Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  •  South Vietnam - Republic of Vietnam, Permanent observer at the UN

W[edit]

Y[edit]

  •  North Yemen – Yemen Arab Republic, UN member State

 South Yemen

  • People's Republic of South Yemen (to 1 December), UN member State
  • People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (from 1 December), UN member State
  •  Yugoslavia – Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, UN member State

Z[edit]

Zaire → Congo, Democratic Republic of

  • Zambia - Republic of Zambia, UN member State

Zimbabwe-Rhodesia → Rhodesia

Non-sovereign territories[edit]

Antigua[edit]

Australia[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Finland[edit]

  • Åland Islands Åland (Neutral and demilitarised region)

France[edit]

Greece[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Norway[edit]

Portugal[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Other entities[edit]

Excluded from the list above are the following noteworthy entities which either were not fully sovereign or did not claim to be independent:

  • Antarctica as a whole had no government and no permanent population. Seven states claimed portions of Antarctica and five of these had reciprocally recognised one another's claims.[1] These claims, which were regulated by the Antarctic Treaty System, were neither recognised nor disputed by any other signatory state.[2]
  •  Estonia was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940, but the legality of the annexation was not widely recognized. The Baltic diplomatic services in the West continued to be recognised as representing the de jure state.
  •  Latvia was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940, but the legality of the annexation was not widely recognized. The Baltic diplomatic services in the West continued to be recognised as representing the de jure state.
  •  Lithuania was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940, but the legality of the annexation was not widely recognized. The Baltic diplomatic services in the West continued to be recognised as representing the de jure state.
  • The Saudi–Iraqi neutral zone was a strip of neutral territory between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
  • Sovereign Military Order of Malta The Sovereign Military Order of Malta was an entity claiming sovereignty. The order had bi-lateral diplomatic relations with a large number of states, but had no territory other than extraterritorial areas within Rome.[3] The order's Constitution stated: "The Order is a subject of international law and exercises sovereign functions." [4] Although the order frequently asserted its sovereignty, it did not claim to be a sovereign state. It lacked a defined territory. Since all its members were citizens of other states, almost all of them lived in their native countries, and those who resided in the order's extraterritorial properties in Rome did so only in connection with their official duties, the order lacked the characteristic of having a permanent population.
  • Berlin West Berlin was a political enclave that was closely aligned with – but not actually a part of – West Germany. It consisted of three occupied sectors administered by the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogan-Finnemore, Michelle (2005), "What Bioprospecting Means for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean", in Von Tigerstrom, Barbara, International Law Issues in the South Pacific, Ashgate Publishing, p. 204, ISBN 0-7546-4419-7  "Australia, New Zealand, France, Norway and the United Kingdom reciprocally recognize the validity of each other's claims."
  2. ^ CIA – the World Factbook – Antarctica – accessed 19 January 2008
  3. ^ Bilateral relations with countries, Retrieved 2009-12-22
  4. ^ Chapter General of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (1998-01-12). Constitutional Charter and Code of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta, promulgated 27 June 1961, revised by the Extraordinary Chapter General 28–30 April 1997, Article 3 "Sovereignty," Paragraph 1. (PDF). Rome: Tipografia Arte della Stampa. p. 11.