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Today I learned: Sudan was eager

Voters celebrate with the flag of south Sudan during the first day of voting for the independence referendum in the South Sudan capital of Juba January 9, 2011. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

On July 9th, 2011 South Sudan left Sudan and declared its independence. Oddly enough, Sudan recognized South Sudan’s independence on July 8th — one day early.