Strange countries on Prewar DXCC and Postwar listsThe very first Prewar DXCC list did show some problems how to call countries. Was the name Curacao or Netherlands West Indies? Abyssinia or Ethiopia?Writing history is not easy. Often names change or get another significance. Or the name has more than one meaning. Changes of names happens often in the ARRL Countries List. Therefore you find here a big list of most of those changed names.Old Entity (country) nameNew Entity name (2017)Aden and Socotra Islandpart of YemenAegean Islands DodecaneseAldabra Islands part of SeychellesAndaman Islands + Nicobar Islands Andaman & Nicobar IslandsAnglo Egyptian Sudan SudanBaluchistan + French India + Bangladesh, India, and PakistanGoa (Portuguese India) + India BasutolandLesothoBechuanaland BotswanaBelgian Congo Burundi, Congo (Kinshasa), and RwandaBonin Island and Volcano IslandsOgasawaraBorneo, Netherlands + IndonesiaCelebes and Molucca Islands + Java + New Guinea, Netherlands + Sumatra + Timor, PortugueseBritish North Borneo + Sarawak East MalaysiaBritish Honduras BelizeBurma MyanmarCameroons, French CameroonCanal Zone part of PanamaCaroline Islands MicronesiaChannel Islands Guernsey, and JerseyChosen (Korea) Korea, and North KoreaChristmas Island, a British colony, Australian External Territory (Christmas Isl. VK9X)Cocos Islands, a British colony, VK9C) Australian External Territory (Cocos Keeling Isl.VK9C)Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, and Slovak RepublicDanzig part of PolandEngland + Island of ManEnglandFanning Island (Christmas Island) East KiribatiFederated Malay States + West Malaysia, and SingaporeNon-Federated Malay States + Straits SettlementsFrench Equatorial Africa Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), and GabonFrench India + Goa (Portugese India) + Bangladesh, and India and PakistanIndia + SikkimFrench Indo-China Cambodia, Laos, and VietnamFrench West Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Mauretania, Niger, and SenegalGilbert and Ellis Islands and Ocean Island West Kiribati (G&E), and BanabaGold Coast (and British Togoland) GhanaGough Island + Tristan da Cunha Tristan da Cunha & Gough IslandGuiana, British GuyanaGuinea, Portuguese Guinea-BissauGuinea, Spanish Equatorial GuineaHejaz part of Saudi ArabiaIfni + Morocco, French + Tangier Zone MoroccoKarelo_Finnish republicPart of European RussiaLaccadive Islands Lakshadweep IslandsLittle AmericaAntarticaLeeward Islands Anguilla, Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, and St. Kitts & NevisMalayaWest Malaysia+SingaporeManchukuo and Tibet parts of ChinaManchuriapart of ChinaMorocco, Spanish Ceuta and MelillaNewfoundland and Labradorpart of CanadaNetherlands West Indies (Curacao) Aruba, Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao), and St Maarten, Saba - St EustatiusNew Guinea, Territory of + Papua Territory Papua New GuineaNew Hebrides VanuatuNyasaland MalawiPhoenix Islands (British) Central KiribatiRhodesia, Northern ZambiaRhodesia, Southern ZimbabweRio de Oro Western SaharaRyukyu Islands (Okinawa)part of JapanSiam ThailandSomaliland, British + Somaliland, Italian SomaliaSomaliland, French DjiboutiSouthwest Africa NamibiaSwan Islandpart of HondurasTanganyika Territory + Zanzibar TanzaniaTannu Tuva and Wrangel Islands parts of Asiatic RussiaTogoland, French TogoTransjordan JordanTriestepart of ItalyWindward Islands Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. VincentYugoslavia Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and YugoslaviaThe actual (2017) names of this DXCC Entities make it possible to find those Entities (countries) on maps. But the list doesn’t tell anything about the changes which did occur before of after the start of the Postwar DX Century Club (DXCC) on November 15, 1945. And surely the list doesn’t tell which part of history caused the change.