Cyprus

The Mediterranean Paradise

History

Cyprus is a island and one of the countries who joined the EU as of May 1, 2004. But it is not considered to be one of the founders of the EU due to its low political power at the time. Before, Cyprus was a British Colony before 1960, but was then invaded by Turkey in 1974, losing 1/3 of it's land leaving the it divided to this day.

Government and Economy

This country is Unitary State, a Consitutional Republic, and has a president. Right now, it's money is the euro. Before it was the Cypriot pound

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