<comment class="offtopic">mmm ok, but political boundaries are far too flexible...
There are 193 members of the United Nations (and 2 non-member observer states: the Holy See (Vatican City) and Palestine). Therefore the number 195 is too often used to represent the number of countries in the world. There are 61 dependent areas, and six disputed territories. - Quora
Sooner or later, the Israelis have to allow Palestine to become a nation, unless they have completely forgotten where they came from and why they rebuilt Israel.
Wikipedia lists 206 sovereign countries. If you take that as the defining characteristic then I suppose there are 206 nationalities but that definition does not take into account linguistic or cultural background, ethnicity or disputed territories. Whether they're recognized by others is a different matter. - Quora
What??????? Is there a real answer here?
Seeing as how England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are actually one country, Great Britain, and not four, which if you ask citizens of each region they are English, Scots, Welsh or Irish, not Britons, it really gets confusing. In Turkey, I thought I was in real trouble when I suggested a Kurd was actually a Turk, not a good thing to say, I can tell you. </comment>