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Why would a nation move its capital city?

Updated Thursday 26th January 2017

Eight countries in the last 100 years have elected to transplant the heart of their nations. This short video explores why nations go to the bother of such an upheaval.

Russia, Brazil, Kazakhstan and Nigeria are among the states which have recently moved their capital cities. This short video from The Economist explores some of the reasons a country might decide to try a different capital.

 

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