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Known as Siam until 1939, [country] is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power.
After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became [country].
Location: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique
[Country's] border with Morocco remains an irritant to bilateral relations, each nation accusing the other of harboring militants and arms smuggling...
Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino.
Until early 2009, the Reserve Bank of [country] routinely printed money to fund the budget deficit, causing hyperinflation.
[Country] rejects the use of the name Macedonia or Republic of Macedonia
In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, [country] conducted its own tests in 1998.
In 1959, three years before independence from Belgium, the majority ethnic group, the Hutus, overthrew the ruling Tutsi king.
The government...has ceded stakes in such leading firms as Air [Country], [Country] Telecom, Renault, and Thales.
The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for [country, adjective form*] unification in 1990.
Iceland, the UK, and Ireland dispute [country]'s claim that the Faroe Islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm
In the early 17th century, the French established a presence on Hispaniola. In 1697, Spain ceded to the French the western third of the island...
A failed 1916 Easter Monday Rebellion touched off several years of guerrilla warfare that in 1921 resulted in independence from the UK for 26 southern counties
lacking a treaty or other documentation describing the boundary, portions of the [country]-Syria boundary are unclear with several sections in dispute
Flag description...the dragon, called the Druk (Thunder Dragon), is the emblem of the nation
Languages: French (official), Wolof, Pulaar, Jola, Mandinka
Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, [country] fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946.
[Country] is the US's largest foreign supplier of energy, including oil, gas, uranium, and electric power.
Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century.
regions: Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria...
[Country] has yet to ratify the 2001 boundary delimitation with Kazakhstan
During World War I in the western portion of [country], Ottoman Turkey instituted a policy of forced resettlement...that resulted in an estimated 1 million...deaths.
[Country] was attacked and overrun by Iraq on 2 August 1990.
With US backing, [country] seceded from Colombia in 1903
disputes persist with Malaysia over deliveries of fresh water to [country]
Two major investment services rank [country] as the best credit risk in Africa.
[Country] has severely disabled a Chechen rebel movement, although violence still occurs throughout the North Caucasus.
In 2001, [country] resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
In February 2009, Dubai launched a $20 billion bond program to meet its debt obligations.

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