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[Country]'s powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England.Spain
92.5%
In 1603, after decades of civil warfare, the Tokugawa shogunate (a military-led, dynastic government) ushered in a long period of relative political stability...Japan
90.8%
Ancient [country] was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533.Peru
88.6%
The conquest of [country] by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887.Vietnam
78.8%
Dutch traders landed at the southern tip of modern day [country] in 1652 and established a stopover point on the spice route between the Netherlands and the Far East...South Africa
77.9%
Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., [country] boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assemblyIceland
73.1%
The name '[country]' originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the [people of this country]...Latvia
72.4%
[Country] became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II.Belgium
68.4%
Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994Norway
67.8%
The Dutch began to colonize [country] in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945.Indonesia
67.4%
Once the center of power for the large [country, old adjective form]-Hungarian Empire, [country] was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I.Austria
67.3%
Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led [country] from independence in 1963 until his death in 1978...Kenya
64.3%
What is now [country] formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533.Ecuador
63%
Founded in 963, [country] became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands.Luxembourg
59.9%
Shortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of [country] in 1964.Tanzania
59.6%
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In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede [country] to Japan.Taiwan
59%
The Polynesian Maori reached [country] in about A.D. 800.New Zealand
58.9%
Settlement of freed slaves from the US in what is today [country] began in 1822...Liberia
57.5%
Ahmad Shah DURRANI unified the Pashtun tribes and founded [country] in 1747.Afghanistan
55%
The first Sinhalese arrived in [country] late in the 6th century B.C. probably from northern India.Sri Lanka
54.3%
For 715 years, from 1278 to 1993, [people of this country] lived under a unique co-principality, ruled by French and Spanish leaders...Andorra
53.3%
After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, [country] attained independence in 1918.Estonia
52%
The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia...secured their autonomy in 1856; they united in 1859 and a few years later adopted the new name of [country].Romania
48.1%
A military power during the 17th century, [country] has not participated in any war for almost two centuries.Sweden
47.6%
The Sultanate of [country]'s influence peaked between the 15th and 17th centuries when its control extended over coastal areas of northwest Borneo and the southern Philippines.Brunei
45.2%
South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory.Namibia
44.5%
The Principality of [country] was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719.Liechtenstein
43.7%
[Country, adjective form] lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century...[country] extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine.Lithuania
43%
Britain conquered [country] over a period of 62 years (1824-1886) and incorporated it into its Indian Empire.Burma (The CIA refers to the country under this name, not Myanmar)
38.8%
Native [people of this country], a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation.Kazakhstan
38.5%

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