Worldguru Academy's About pages:
- About Worldguru.Academy
- About Worldguru.Academy v3
- About Worldguru.Academy Continents
- About Worldguru.Academy Regions
- About Worldguru.Academy Countries<- you are here!
About Worldguru Academy Countries
Criteria for inclusion in Worldguru Academy's list of recognized countries :
- Countries have to be recognized as sovereign by the majority of other sovereign countries.
- Countries have to have definable and recognizable borders.
- Countries have to have control of the territory they claim as their country.
Some countries bridge continents such as Russia which is in Asia and also Europe. Other countries are considered to be in more than one Region, such as Egypt which is certainly a Mediteranean African country but is also considered part of the Middle East. Also, Cyprus is a member nation of the European Union yet is considered both European and Middle Eastern. These are just some examples of countries that can and are considered a part of more than just what Worldguru Academy designates them as.
Worldguru Academy's main purpose is to help it's users quickly and easily master the world's countries and their capitals. So while in the past World Guru has included countries more than once, Worldguru will only include countries in the first continent/region it is found on the Worldguru.Academy website. Also, please see the Regions "About" page for more information about the Worldguru Academy disignated regions.
Countries have come and gone throughtout history. Sometimes this involves a simple name change, e.g. Burma became Myanmar.
In 1989, the military government officially changed the English translations of many names dating back to Burma's colonial period or earlier, including that of the country itself: "Burma" became "Myanmar". ref: Wikipedia ~ Myanmar Etymology
Worldguru Academy attempts to stay current with the most recent recognized country designations. If you determine an error, you are welcome and encouraged to use the contact form to bring it to the attention of Worldguru Academy. Worldguru Academy is under no obligaton to agree with the perceived error and is neither obligated to make a correction.
Worldguru Academy provides direct links on each individual country's page to Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. If you desire, require, and/or need more information other than a basic knowledge of a country's capital and flag you are encouraged to use these other sources to acquire and verify your information. Things do change in the world and neither is there total agreement among the world's denizens on everything.
With all that said, Worldguru Academy should give anyone who diligently uses it a great foundation about all the world's countries from which to build a more indepth knowledge base if one is either desired or needed.
1). Attribution for globe used in Academy's logo at top of page: Earth2014shape SouthAmerica by Geodesy2000