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Former Place Names of Countries and Cities

Current name Old Name
Ethiopia Abyssinia
Ankara, Turkey Angora, Turkey
Czech Republic and Slovakia Bohemia, Moravia, Chechoslovakia
Sri Lanka Ceylon
Istanbul, Turkey Constantinople, Turkey
Beijing, China Peking, China
Iran Persia
Iraq Mesopotamia
Zimbabwe Southern Rhodesia
Zambia Northern Rhodesia
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Saigon, South Vietnam
St. Petersburg, Russia Petrograd and Leningrad, Russia
Thailand Siam
Tanzania Tanganyika and Zanzibar, German East Africa
Democratic Republic of Congo Zaire
Namibia South-West Africa
Moldova Moldavia
Burkina Faso Upper Volta
Libya Tripolitania and Cyrenaica
Algeria Numidia
Mali Sudanese Republic
France Gaul
Central African Republic, Chad French Equatorial Africa
Rwanda and Burundi German East Africa
China (north) Cathay
China (south) Mangi
Vietnam Cochin-China (south), Annam (central), Tonkin (north)
Myanmar Burma
Tokyo, Japan Edo
Korea (North and South) Choson
Cambodia Kampuchea
Taiwan Formosa

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