Countries Ending in "IA" by Clue

Based on a clue, can you guess these countries whose names end in "ia"?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
This is not a comprehensive list
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Last updated: September 11, 2019
First submittedJune 18, 2019
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The easternmost country on the African mainland
Somalia
A land-locked country of South America
Bolivia
Has been in a state of civil war since 2011
Syria
Borders North Korea
Russia
Split apart from the Czech Republic in 1993
Slovakia
Has more active volcanos than any other country
Indonesia
Its rapidly-growing population passed 100 million in 2016
Ethiopia
The largest and most populous of the former Yugoslavian countries
Serbia
Its name starts with "Saint"
Saint Lucia
Suffered under the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s
Cambodia
The largest country by area in Africa
Algeria
Borders Venezuela
Colombia
30% of the population is nomadic or semi-nomadic
Mongolia
Across the Adriatic from Italy's "heel"
Albania
The "Arab Spring" started here in December, 2010
Tunisia
Controls most of the northern shore of Borneo
Malaysia
The northernmost of the "Baltic Republics"
Estonia
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Level 72
Jun 18, 2019
Could one not argue that "Somalia" is a valid answer to question 3 as well as question 1?
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Level 78
Jun 19, 2019
Somalia has been in a civil war state since 1991.
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Level 71
Jun 19, 2019
CardinalSin is right - Somalia *has* been in a state of civil war since 2011, as well as since all the years from 1991. But I think the implication that the civil war started in 2011 is sufficiently clear for Somalia not to be allowed.
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Level 35
Jan 12, 2021
has been a state of civil war during 2011 not since 2011 i think is what you mean
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Level 69
Jun 19, 2019
Anyone else willing to admit that they know many of the Albania questions due to Coach from Cheers. "Albania! Albania! You border on the Adriatic!"
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Level 75
Jun 19, 2019
Seems an odd decision to stop at 17 questions?

Of course, there's no real reason to go to 20 rather than 17 other than convention, just seems unusual

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Level 56
Jun 19, 2019
Why no Saudi Arabia?
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Level 67
Aug 8, 2019
Why would it be there?
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Level 65
Sep 11, 2019
Why no Slovenia? Why no Austria? Why No nothing?
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Level 65
Jan 8, 2021
You mean "No Nothingia"?
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Level 71
Jun 19, 2019
That Atlas mountains run through Tunisia too, got a little hung up on that question.
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2019
Changed the question
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Level 76
Jun 20, 2019
You're missing both Saudi Arabia and Mauritania
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Level ∞
Jun 20, 2019
Added a note that this is not a comprehensive list
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Level 55
Sep 11, 2019
The split of Czechoslovakia was in 1993, not 1990.
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Level ∞
Sep 11, 2019
Corrected
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Level 71
Sep 11, 2019
A not quiz-specific question / suggestion: is it possible to unify the personal best time indication which one sees before taking the quiz and the one shown after completing it?

The first one shows how much time the person needed and the latter shows remaining time.

For example, for the current quiz it says for me: "Your fastest time is 3:37" and "Your best time is 2:19 remaining". Since I didn't pay attention to the timer in the beginning, I don't know if my current time is better than the previous try or not. For me it's more confusing than helpful.

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Level 45
Sep 11, 2019
Agreed
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Level ∞
Sep 12, 2019
Thanks @MayaB. I will take a look at this in the next week or two.
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Level 71
Sep 19, 2019
I just saw that you unified both indications. It's much better this way. Thank you!
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Level 45
Sep 11, 2019
I was just guessing randomly for Tunisia.
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Level 72
Sep 11, 2019
Could you remove the comma between December and 2010? Thanks
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2020
This is a level of pedantry I don't think I've seen on Jetpunk before.
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Level 66
Sep 15, 2019
The hint of 30% nomadic stumped me, I thought of Mauritania, Nigeria, Somalia, etc, etc. Just couldn't get the correct answer
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Level 55
Mar 29, 2021
I just went through every IA country I could think of lol. Not that many left either.