The tiny Republic of San Marino traces its founding to A.D. 301 and a pious stonemason called Marino, who would later be venerated as a saint. Although it is an independent nation, because it’s an enclave surrounded entirely by Italy, San Marino’s fate — good and bad — has historically been tied to Italy. That included enduring a fascist government that took hold of the nation from 1923 until 1943. The fascist government’s demise is now commemorated annually as the Anniversary of the Fall of Fascism in San Marino.
Which independent nation is an enclave within (entirely surrounded by) South Africa?
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