Asian Countries by History

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Can you name the Asian countries that match the following historical blurbs?

Featured Apr 18, 2013

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In 2012, this country's leadership changed hands for only the second time in its history, when Kim Jong-Un succeeded his father as Supreme Leader
In 2001, this country was invaded by US-led armed forces with aims of unseating the ruling Taliban regime
Genghis Khan was born in this modern day country
In 1917, the February Revolution, which occurred in this modern day country, led to the abdication of Nicholas II and the collapse of the Imperial Government
In 1938, the discovery of oil in its eastern Al-Hasa region was instrumental in transforming this country from one of the world's poorest nations to one of the richest
In 1990, this country was invaded by Iraq, under the command of Saddam Hussein, leading to the Gulf War
In 1912, this country became a republic when Emperor Puyi abdicated, bringing an end to the Qing dynasty
In 1954, the expulsion of French forces left this country divided in two, sparking a prolonged civil war, until it was unified under a communist government in 1975
In 1986, the regime of Ferdinand Marcos, who had ruled since 1965, was toppled in this country with the election of Corazon Aquino, Asia's first female president
On May 25th 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set a historic first in this landlocked Asian country
The ancient city of Petra, which is believed to date back to the 3rd/4th century BC, is located in this country
In 2005, this small landlocked country became the first in the world to ban smoking in all public places
In 2002, this country became the first new sovereign nation of the 21st century when it achieved independence from Indonesia after decades of struggle
In 1979, the signing of a peace treaty with Egypt culminated in the withdrawal of this country's armed forces and civilians from the Sinai peninsula
In 1965, this small island country withdrew from the Federation of Malaysia becoming a republic
From 1998 to 2004, this country's capital city was home to tallest buildings in the world, the Petronas Towers, before being surpassed by Taipei 101 in Taiwan
Longstanding conflict in this country is the result of tension between the Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic groups
In 1968, this island country and former British colony appointed Ibrahim Nasir as its first president
In 1997, the capital city of this large central Asian country was moved from Almaty to its current location
Since 2006, politics in this country has been dominated by the conflict between the Fatah and Hamas political group, sometimes referred to as a civil war
From 1989 to 2010, democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi was held under house arrest in this country
In 2008, tensions over the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia resulted in armed conflict between neighboring Russia and this country
The Khmer Rouge regime, led by Pol Pot, was responsible for 1-3 million deaths in this country, resulting in a 20% decrease in its population
In 1979, a revolution ousted the ruling Pahlavi dynasty establishing this country as an Islamic republic
Control of the small self-governed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh is a longstanding source of tension between this country and its western neighbor, Armenia

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