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St. Peter's Dome

The smallest country in the world

February 27th 2009
Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1787 The Vatican City is the world's smallest state by both population (less than 1,000) and area. It is one of only three sovereign city-state worldwide and located within the ci ... read more
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none Flag Popes in their secular role ruled portions of the Italian peninsula for more than a thousand years until the mid 19th century, when many of the Papal States were seized by the newly united Kingdom of Italy. In 1870, the pope's holdings were further c... ... read more
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