Now that is a question that's somewhat difficult to answer, as there is no one right answer. Many sources offer different answers, and depending on the source, there are 189, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195 or 196 independent countries in the world today.
I am glad that I am born here in the Philippines. Though this country belongs to the third world, I love here still!
The history of this country is such long just like the others but what makes the difference? It's the people in here. The Pilipinos. Pilipino's are such happy persons. Many foreigners loves to stay here because of the very warm welcome that Pilipino's gave them and also because we are hospitable.
Philippines, being pearl of the Orient Sea, suffered and still suffering from natural calamities. Typhoons, floods, flash floods, earthquake, El Niño and La Niña are such. During calamities you can still find this Pilipinos smiling! Which is really awesome!! All kinds of people are united in helping those who are affected. Ughh, I so love being a Pilipino!! ♥♥♥
Go and visit our country! I ensure you that you'll NEVER regret every single cent that you will spend! Feel the love of the Pilipinos! :)))
Com'on and experience this wonderful country here in the tropic!
Tell me your story, huh? ^^