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Countries by Wikipedia Descriptions #4

Can you name these countries by excerpts from their Wikipedia descriptions?
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First submittedFebruary 14, 2019
Last updatedJune 1, 2019
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The most populous democracy in the world
India
During Tết, many people from the major cities will return to their villages for
family reunions and praying for dead ancestors
Vietnam
The world's oldest tennis tournament, the Wimbledon championships, first occurred in 1877
United Kingdom
In about 1000 AD, the Norse built a small encampment that only lasted
a few years at L'Anse aux Meadows
Canada
The only Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas
Brazil
This represented a state of hyperinflation, and the central bank introduced
a new 100 trillion dollar note
Zimbabwe
Most of the country is dominated by the fertile Ganges-Brahmaputra delta
Bangladesh
Officially the Republic of China
Taiwan
Is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund
Sweden
On 15 July 2016, an unsuccessful coup attempt tried to oust the government
Turkey
Most of the areas below sea level, known as polders, are the result of land reclamation
Netherlands
It is sandwiched between China to the south and Russia to the north
Mongolia
In 2016, it overtook South Africa and became Africa's second largest economy (after Nigeria)
Egypt
It is sometimes anachronistically referred to by its former name of Zaire
D.R. Congo
One of only two landlocked countries in South America (the other is Bolivia)
Paraguay
The three medieval principalities of Wallachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania
Romania
The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin-towers in the world
Malaysia
Has remained a close partner with the Czech Republic
Slovakia
The only landlocked country in Southeast Asia
Laos
Has 17,504 islands scattered over both sides of the equator, with about
6,000 of them inhabited
Indonesia
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level 22
Feb 14, 2019
Good quiz. I enjoyed it a lot.
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level 21
Feb 15, 2019
Loved it too check out my quizzes and quizmaster can u feature them
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level 80
Feb 16, 2019
Actually, it would be more impressive to say that Zimbabwe issued a 100 TRILLION dollar note (I have one!).
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level 60
Jun 1, 2019
Let me edit Wikipedia so it has to say trillion
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level 60
Jun 1, 2019
Quizmaster, please change it to a one trillion $ note, wikipedia changed it since the quiz was made
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level 77
Jun 1, 2019
I wonder who made the change.
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level 57
Jun 1, 2019
Lol
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level ∞
Jun 1, 2019
Changed it
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level 26
Jun 2, 2019
Shouldn't 'England' be a correct answer for the Wimbledon one? The United Kingdom is made up of four different countries (England, Scotland, Wales, N Ireland) and Wimbledon is only in England - wouldn't accepting both be more correct?
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level 50
Jun 2, 2019
no
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level 68
Jun 4, 2019
Why do the British feel the need to rehash this point so often? We know you consider your four main administrative divisions to be countries, you know JetPunk (and the rest of the world, really) doesn't consider them to be countries because they are not sovereign, your comment on this point isn't going to change anything, so why make it?
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level 51
Jun 12, 2019
Very enjoyable quiz only missed zimbabwe.