Asian Countries by History II

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

Featured Jul 16, 2013

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In August 1945, nuclear weapons were deployed by US forces on two major cities in this country, to date the only use of nuclear weapons during an armed conflict
In 1991, the military conflict known as the Gulf War was sparked by the invasion of Kuwait by this country
In 1949, Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist forces took refuge on this island subsequently creating a sovereign country
In 2007, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated weeks before this country's general elections, in which she was a chief opposition candidate
Islam Karimov has been the ruler of this central Asian country since 1989, heading a regime that's been criticized by international human rights groups
This country's 20th century political landscape was dominated by the consecutive presidencies of Sukarno and Suharto, who ruled for 22 and 32 years, respectively
The Ottoman Empire, which prevailed for centuries until its fall in 1923, was centered in this modern day country
This country has one of the world's most unique systems of government, being ruled, since 1971, by seven autocratic regional emirs and one national president
This country, known as Siam until the mid-20th century, was the only country in Southeast Asia able to retain independence during colonial times
In 1990, this country was formed after the unification of its hitherto divided northern and southern regions
This country, a sultanate since the 15th century, once controlled nearly all of the island of Borneo
In 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in the capital city of this country
Previously a poor Arab state noted mainly for pearl hunting, the discovery of huge oil and gas reserves has made this country one of the world's wealthiest
In the early 4th century, this modern day country became the first to adopt Christianity as a state religion
The Pathet Lao was a communist political movement that succeeded in gaining power in this country after a civil war that ran concurrently with the Vietnam War
This country was ruled by Saparmurat Niyazov until his death in 2006; he was known for establishing a cult-like regime, even renaming the months of the year
This modern day country once had an empire that stretched from Pakistan to Zanzibar, even competing with Portuguese and British colonial powers for territory
Until 1971, this densely populated country was known as East Pakistan, a provincial state of Pakistan
Originally formed to combat an Israeli occupation, the Hezbollah militant and political group has been a rising force in this country in recent decades
In 2012, this prosperous democracy elected its first female president, Park Geun-hye
In the 1990s, this country descended into a civil war, between the forces of President Imomali Rakhmonov and Muslim insurgents, leading to 60,000 deaths
From 1958 to 1961, this country was part of a sovereign union, with Egypt, known as the United Arab Republic
This country, proclaimed a kingdom in 2002, has been ruled by the Al Khalifa family since the 18th century
In 2005, the Tulip Revolution ended president Askar Akayev's 15 year rule of this country after widespread allegations of corruption and authoritarianism

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