1st: Where are you from? 2nd: How old is your country? Don't need to be a precise age, just an idea. For example: I'm from Brazil, Brazil is ~500 years old. Why I'm asking that? I had a roommate from Colombia, and one time he was tolding me the Colombia is the oldest country in Latin-America, because the Simon Bolivar was the first to achieve the indepence there around ~200 years ago. I just desagree because in Brazil we was taught our nation begins in 22/Abril/1500 when the first Portuguese navigator arrive in the coast of Brazil, and just to be sure of that, we walk on the street asking many people we can this simple question: "How old is Brazil?" 99% answer ~500 years old and one guy answered "Brazil ever existed". I was recently working in Mexico and I made the same question for the Mexicans, and most of Mexicans remember the indepence of Mexico as the birth-moment of the Mexican Nation. Just a few said about the Spanish arriving or the foundation of Mexico-Tenochititlan by the Mexica people in Mexico valley. Now I'm quite curious about how other nations understand they self, their own age, and their own history.