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    List of FIRST Countries in World

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    First Country in World to abolish Slavery:Spain
    First Country in World to abolish Death Penalty(or Capital Punishment):Venezuela
    First Country in World to legalize Same-Sex marriage: Netherlands
    First Country in World to issue Paper Currency:china(by Song Dynasty)
    First Country in World to issue Postal Stamp:Britain (the stamp name is “Penny Black”)
    First Country in World to develop Hydro-electricity:Norway
    First Country in World to let Right to Vote for Women: Newzealand
    First Country in World to introduce VAT(Value Added tax): France in 1954
    First Country in World to impose Carbon Tax:Finland in 1990
    First Country in World to be Democratic:Athens of Greece
    First Country in World to experience Industrial Revolution:Britain
    First Country in World to have an official National Flag:Denmark(soit has oldest Flag)
    First Country in World to launch 3G Technology:Japan
    First Country in World to initiate Family Planning Policy: India
    First Country in World to initiate Railways: Britain
    First Country in World to launch artificial Satellite into Earth’s orbit: USSR or Soviet Russia in 1957(Satellite’s name is Sputnik-1)
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    First Country in World to host Olympics:Athensof Greece in 1896 (the first olympics is summer olympics)
    First Country in World to host Winter Olympics:Francein 1924
    First Country in World to host Summer Paralympics :Italy in 1960
    First Country in World to host Winter Paralympics: Sweden in 1976 (where Paralympics means Olympics for Physically Handicapped)
    First Country in World to host Summer Youth Olympics: Singapore in 2010
    First Country in World to host Winter Youth Olympics: Innsbruck of Austria in 2012
    First Country in World to won ICC Cricket World Cup: West Indies in 1975 (2nd is also west-indies in 1979 and 3rd is India in 1983)
    First Country in World to won ICC Cricket World Cup(Twenty 20):India
    First Country in World to won FIFA world Cup: Uraguay in 1930

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