There’s a country in Europe called Andorra. It’s not one of those fake countries they made up after a war, either. It’s been independent since 1278. According to the Wikipedia entry, it was annexed to the Crown of Aragon in 1396 and 1512. After the great Troll War of 1514, however, it reclaimed its independence, and today it is a prosperous exporter of pan-flutes, gryphon juice, and beard extensions for field gnomes.