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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 conflictJapan
99.2%
In 1991, the military conflict known as the Gulf War was sparked by the invasion of Kuwait by this countryIraq
96.8%
In 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in the capital city of this countryIndia
91.6%
The Ottoman Empire, which prevailed for centuries until its fall in 1923, was centered in this modern day countryTurkey
91.5%
In 1949, Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist forces took refuge on this island subsequently creating a sovereign countryTaiwan
90.5%
This country, known as Siam until the mid-20th century, was the only country in Southeast Asia able to retain independence during colonial timesThailand
87%
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 WarLaos
80%
In 2007, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated weeks before this country's general elections, in which she was a chief opposition candidatePakistan
78.4%
Until 1971, this densely populated country was known as East Pakistan, a provincial state of PakistanBangladesh
73.4%
In 2012, this prosperous democracy elected its first female president, Park Geun-hyeSouth Korea
73.1%
Originally formed to combat an Israeli occupation, the Hezbollah militant and political group has been a rising force in this country in recent decadesLebanon
71.3%
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 wealthiestQatar
69.9%
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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 presidentUnited Arab Emirates
65.8%
This country, a sultanate since the 15th century, once controlled nearly all of the island of BorneoBrunei
64.3%
This country's 20th century political landscape was dominated by the consecutive presidencies of Sukarno and Suharto, who ruled for 22 and 32 years, respectivelyIndonesia
61.1%
Islam Karimov has been the ruler of this central Asian country since 1989, heading a regime that's been criticized by international human rights groupsUzbekistan
59%
From 1958 to 1961, this country was part of a sovereign union, with Egypt, known as the United Arab RepublicSyria
54.8%
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 yearTurkmenistan
46.2%
In the early 4th century, this modern day country became the first to adopt Christianity as a state religionArmenia
42.2%
This country, proclaimed a kingdom in 2002, has been ruled by the Al Khalifa family since the 18th centuryBahrain
40.5%
In the 1990s, this country descended into a civil war, between the forces of President Imomali Rakhmonov and Muslim insurgents, leading to 60,000 deathsTajikistan
35.1%
In 2005, the Tulip Revolution ended president Askar Akayev's 15 year rule of this country after widespread allegations of corruption and authoritarianismKyrgyzstan
34.7%
In 1990, this country was formed after the unification of its hitherto divided northern and southern regionsYemen
32%
This modern day country once had an empire that stretched from Pakistan to Zanzibar, even competing with Portuguese and British colonial powers for territoryOman
24%

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