threatened to change its name to an unpronounceable series of 438 consonants lacking a single vowel--not even one of the "fake" Welsh ones.
England, which was suspected of being under the influence of crack, was talked down by Swaziland.
Snipers, however, did remain at their posts atop Big Ben, on the roof of Parliament and throughout Trafalgar Square, just in case the country decided to renege at the last moment.
Bangkok (clearly stirred up by the drama in England) threatened to revert to its original, impossible-to-pronounce, impossible-to-remember name that very evening.
A U.N. peacekeeping mission was being formed for deployment as this story went to press.
Authorities are, of course, keeping a close eye on Togo.