Not all countries or city-states need to be massive affairs. In games and stories, it can sometimes be the smallest ones that have a major impact on the world or events. The 20 listed below, in alphabetical order, are some of the smallest in the world and all are below 1000 km². Many are world famous, such as the Vatican or Monaco, for various reasons. A few you may not have heard of before. They all make good sources of inspiration for your tales.
To give you an idea of their size, in comparison, the United States is 9.834 million km².
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|5||Federated States of Micronesia||702 km²|
|10||Marshall Islands||181 km²|
|14||Saint Lucia||616 km²|
|15||San Marino||61 km²|
|20||Vatican City||.44 km²|