crossword clue: “World’s newest nation” (ten letters)

It’s not every day that you hear about the birth of a nation. South Sudan, only a few days old, faces challenges associated with newly-independent states. In recognizing South Sudan, President Obama described the country’s struggle for independence.

There’s jubilation on the streets of JUBA, the nation’s largest city and capital.

JUBA-lation!

And Salva KIIR is South Sudan’s new president.

There’s jubilation among crossword writers too  – JUBA, KIIR!  Important words to remember, as they’ll appear in crosswords soon.  I like the global/educational component of crosswords. The things we learned in jr. high –world geography, continents, world capitals — seem even more relevant today.

My personal preference:  I like solving crosswords that include a liberal dose of international “trivia” — not just “American” (local) stuff.  One puzzle market (now defunct) would disallow “foreign” words or references.  I once tried making a puzzle under those xenophobic restrictions; I almost jumped out the window. Depressing and dangerous. Why exclude the world?

What’s your preference?  Do you think crosswords should go international or stay local?

South Sudan’s motto is:  Justice, Liberty, Prosperity.  May the people of the world’s newest country enjoy a bright future built upon those principles.

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3 Responses to crossword clue: “World’s newest nation” (ten letters)

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    Xenophobia should NOT be catered to, in my opinion! We live in a globalized world, after all!

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