Thursday, July 22, 2010

Trivia Question

Which country was the first to recognize the United States of America?

It was the Kingdom of Morocco, in 1777.  Morocco also has the oldest treaty still in force with the United States -- the 1786 Treaty of Friendship.

Hat tip to Ambassador Aziz Mekouar, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Washington, D.C.

(mew)

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I believe this is incorrect. While Morocco might be the first country still in existence to recognize the newly formed US, the first foreign state to recognize the US was the Republic of Dubrovnik.

Posted by: nansta | Jul 26, 2010 10:19:38 AM

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