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The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation..., allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations.Egypt
96.2%
The [people of what became this country] gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAN they established a huge Eurasian empire through conquest.Mongolia
88.1%
Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, [country] lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquakePortugal
76%
A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, [country] became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown.Canada
75.4%
Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able...to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities.Russia
73.9%
Known as Persia until 1935, [country] became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and Shah Mohammad Reza PAHLAVI was forced into exile. Iran
73.8%
Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, [country] gained its independence in 1822...Brazil
70.7%
[Country] is the birthplace of Islam and home to Islam's two holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina.Saudi Arabia
70.7%
As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), [country] is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations.Germany
70.6%
Popes in their secular role ruled portions of the Italian peninsula for more than a thousand years until the mid 19th century...Holy See (Vatican City)
68%
Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, [country] suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state.France
66.2%
Britain's [country, adjective form] colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the [Country] following the Treaty of Paris in 1783.United States
64.8%
The [country] has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science.United Kingdom
64.4%
[Country] was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809.Finland
61.2%
Modern [country] was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL...Turkey
60.4%
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The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, [country] came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century.Mexico
59.4%
Most [people of this country] consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire...Cambodia
58%
The Italians supplanted the Ottoman Turks in the area around Tripoli in 1911 and did not relinquish their hold until 1943 when defeated in World War II.Libya
56.1%
[Country] was the center of the first eastern Slavic state, Kyivan Rus, which during the 10th and 11th centuries was the largest and most powerful state in Europe.Ukraine
54.3%
Unique among African countries, the ancient [country, adjective form] monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule with the exception of a short-lived Italian occupation...Ethiopia
46.8%
Europeans began to set up trading posts in the area of [country] in the 16th century; eventually the British came to dominate the region and it became part of British India.Bangladesh
45.6%
The [country, adjective form] Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War.Philippines
41.1%
Established as a Belgian colony in 1908, the [country] gained its independence in 1960, but its early years were marred by political and social instability.Democratic Republic of the Congo
40.3%
[Country] declared its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1912, but was conquered by Italy in 1939.Albania
34.7%
The [country, adjective form] Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons.Switzerland
33.7%
Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, [country] was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate...Iraq
32.8%
A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of [country] was formally annexed to Russia in 1876.Kyrgyzstan
29.7%
[Country] was founded as a British trading colony in 1819.Singapore
17.7%
[Country] prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century).Armenia
17.5%
Military regimes favoring Islamic-oriented governments have dominated national politics since independence from the UK in 1956.Sudan
17.4%

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