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Name the countries by an excerpt from the introduction to their CIA World Factbook entry.

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It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics.
[Country's] aid to leftist rebels in El Salvador prompted the US to sponsor anti-Sandinista contra guerrillas through much of the 1980s.
...two military coups in 1987...a civilian-led coup in 2000...a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA...
After more than a century of rule by France, [Country] fought through much of the 1950s to achieve independence in 1962.
[Country] united with Egypt in February 1958 to form the United Arab Republic.
Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, [Country] gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region.
In 1956, a revolt and an announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow.
For centuries [Country] stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences...
During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad...[Country] was successful in diversifying its economy...
[V]arious external threats [include] insecurity in Libya, spillover from the conflict in Mali, and violent extremism in northeastern Nigeria.
In 1963, [Country] became an associate member of the European Community; it began accession membership talks with the EU in 2005.
[E]conomic policies have expanded the state's role in the economy...Current concerns include...widespread shortages of basic consumer goods...
[Country] became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula [and two islands] were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II.
Since 2007, [Country's] powerful drug-trafficking organizations have [feuded], resulting in tens of thousands of drug-related homicides.
The first multi-racial elections in 1994 following the end of apartheid ushered in majority rule under an ANC-led government.
[D]uring the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world.
[C]offee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930.
[F]rustrated by a remote bureaucracy in Brussels and massive migration into the country...citizens on 23 June 2016 narrowly voted to leave the EU.
...MARGVELASHVILI was inaugurated as president on 17 [Nov.] 2013, ending a tense year of power-sharing between SAAKASHVILI and IVANISHVILI.
...first settled by the British in 1627. African slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished.
PARK Chung-hee took over leadership of the country in a 1961 coup. During his regime [1961-79], [Country] achieved rapid economic growth...
[E]conomic growth following [1991] economic reforms...and a massive youthful population are driving [Country's] emergence as power.
Denmark granted...independence in 1944. The [2nd] half of the 20th century saw substantial economic growth driven primarily by the fishing industry.
[Country] and Palestinian officials on 13 September 1993 signed a Declaration of Principles (also known as the 'Oslo Accords')...
The UN since 1991 has monitored a cease-fire between [Country] and the Polisario Front - Western Sahara's liberation movement

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