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Kosovo makes it through its first year

This past Tuesday, Kosovo made it through its first year as a self-declared independent country. People there may be celebrating, but Kosovo’s continued poverty shows that independence is no quick fix. In fact, in the eyes of many countries, Kosovo isn’t even an independent country at all. Only 54 countries recognize it, meaning it still ...

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This past Tuesday, Kosovo made it through its first year as a self-declared independent country. People there may be celebrating, but Kosovo’s continued poverty shows that independence is no quick fix. In fact, in the eyes of many countries, Kosovo isn’t even an independent country at all. Only 54 countries recognize it, meaning it still needs to work on Step 3 of “How to Start Your Own Country in Four Easy Steps.”

Learn all about it in this week’s FP photo essay, “Kosovo: Year 1.”

And while you’re at it, enjoy these previous FP photo essays:

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. @pjaroonFP

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