Countries with strange names

Strange countries on Prewar DXCC and Postwar lists The 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) name New Entity name (2017) Aden and Socotra Island part of Yemen Aegean Islands Dodecanese Aldabra Islands part of Seychelles Andaman Islands + Nicobar Islands Andaman & Nicobar Islands Anglo Egyptian Sudan Sudan Baluchistan + French India + Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan Goa (Portuguese India) + India Basutoland Lesotho Bechuanaland Botswana Belgian Congo Burundi, Congo (Kinshasa), and Rwanda Bonin Island and Volcano Islands Ogasawara Borneo, Netherlands + Indonesia Celebes and Molucca Islands + Java + New Guinea, Netherlands + Sumatra + Timor, Portuguese British North Borneo + Sarawak East Malaysia British Honduras Belize Burma Myanmar Cameroons, French Cameroon Canal Zone part of Panama Caroline Islands Micronesia Channel Islands Guernsey, and Jersey Chosen (Korea) Korea, and North Korea Christmas 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 Republic Danzig part of Poland England + Island of Man England Fanning Island (Christmas Island) East Kiribati Federated Malay States + West Malaysia, and Singapore Non-Federated Malay States + Straits Settlements French Equatorial Africa Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), and Gabon French India + Goa (Portugese India) + Bangladesh, and India and Pakistan India + Sikkim French Indo-China Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam French West Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Mali, Mauretania, Niger, and Senegal Gilbert and Ellis Islands and Ocean Island West Kiribati (G&E), and Banaba Gold Coast (and British Togoland) Ghana Gough Island + Tristan da Cunha Tristan da Cunha & Gough Island Guiana, British Guyana Guinea, Portuguese Guinea-Bissau Guinea, Spanish Equatorial Guinea Hejaz part of Saudi Arabia Ifni + Morocco, French + Tangier Zone Morocco Karelo_Finnish republic Part of European Russia Laccadive Islands Lakshadweep Islands Little America Antartica Leeward Islands Anguilla, Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, and St. Kitts & Nevis Malaya West Malaysia+Singapore Manchukuo and Tibet parts of China Manchuria part of China Morocco, Spanish Ceuta and Melilla Newfoundland and Labrador part of Canada Netherlands West Indies (Curacao) Aruba, Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao), and St Maarten, Saba - St Eustatius New Guinea, Territory of + Papua Territory Papua New Guinea New Hebrides Vanuatu Nyasaland Malawi Phoenix Islands (British) Central Kiribati Rhodesia, Northern Zambia Rhodesia, Southern Zimbabwe Rio de Oro Western Sahara Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa) part of Japan Siam Thailand Somaliland, British + Somaliland, Italian Somalia Somaliland, French Djibouti Southwest Africa Namibia Swan Island part of Honduras Tanganyika Territory + Zanzibar Tanzania Tannu Tuva and Wrangel Islands parts of Asiatic Russia Togoland, French Togo Transjordan Jordan Trieste part of Italy Windward Islands Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent Yugoslavia Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Yugoslavia The 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.
QSL Gallery A lot of the old QSL cards are copied from the website of Tony, G4UZN. But there are more Historic QSL sites such as Try these links, you will be amazed
Prewar DXCC
In 1939 Phibun changed the name of the country from Siam to Thailand the name of Fanning Island (Christmas Atol) is now East Kiribati (T32) Antartica was also called Little America  Watch the WAC award on the wall. G2UV had 36 zones confirmed.