Doubled up on many of the same answers but included a few others missing from this one.
Maybe add it as an alternative spelling?
I dont think no matter how much more time I would ve gotten i would have gotten israel or singapore.
Thus they have high pride, but 2 shameful historical events, invasion by non-europeans, the arabs and the mongols.
Especially the Arab one was huge, as they had to adopt their language to a huge extent, and more importantly their religion.
When I worked in Tehran, my colleagues, and mansion owner, doctor used to say these things. Most common people like america as well.