General Knowledge Trivia Quiz
The oldest republic
Which country is the oldest surviving republic in the world?
Your answer — A) Denmark — was incorrect.
San Marino is said by local lore to have been founded as a republic in the fourth century AD, and while this has not been proven, it is certainly very ancient. It is the last of the old Italian independent states, having remained unconquered when Garibaldi unified the rest. The nation today is a minuscule enclave completely surrounded by Italy, but its inhabitants retain a strong national pride.