Name That Country!

With South Sudan apparently on the verge of declaring independence, the Economist has asked readers to contribute their suggestions for a new name for the country. While I personally am partial to suggestions appealing to the shared cultural heritage of most of the ethnic groups in the region (“Nilotia”/”Nilotic Republic”), I think it’s most probable that the country simply continues with the name South Sudan. Your thoughts?

4 thoughts on “Name That Country!

  1. Poverty Trap Nation?

    Dutch Disease Republic?

    Republic of Bad Unintended Consequences of Well Intentioned International Policies?

  2. Jim, the problem with your third suggestion is that it would apply to a fairly large chunk of sub-Saharan Africa. Of course, your first one is applicable to nations across multiple hemispheres.

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