This nation, considered the world»s oldest republic, made Abraham Lincoln an honorary citizen in 1861.
San Marino. Just 23 square miles, San Marino was founded in the fourth century A.D. and lies on the northeastern coast of the Italian peninsula. It offered Lincoln honorary citizenship in a Mar. 29, 1861, letter. In his response, he said, "Although your dominion is small, your State is nevertheless one of the most honored, in all history."