Countries by Haiku #1

Each of these haikus describes a country. Can you name them?
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Quiz by Quizzer6794
Last updated: December 23, 2019
First submittedMay 9, 2017
Times taken528
Average score86.7%
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Berets and croissants, eighty six million tourists, hexagonal shape
Maple leaf on flag, owns hundreds of cold islands, northernmost country
Very populous, one party Communist state, two-child policy
Home to the Kremlin, bicontinental country, extremely corrupt
Maker of pizza, borders two micronations, resembles a boot
Star-Spangled Banner, no official languages, known for Hollywood
United States
Women can now drive, an absolute monarchy, Sunni Muslim state
Saudi Arabia
Chewing gum is banned, four official languages, is a city-state
Scandinavian, neutral during World War II, freezing weather there
Big yam producer, colonized by the British, many ethnic groups
Saharan country, borders country in Europe, claims disputed land
Owns Easter Island, country with southermost point, the Andes touch it
Christ the Redeemer, Portuguese-speaking country, order and progress
Two major islands, large Maori population, land of the Kiwis
New Zealand
A secular state, once the Ottoman Empire, split between a strait
Level 75
May 10, 2017
PS "Eighty six million tourists" in the first clue will give you your 7 syllables!
Level 64
May 10, 2017
Depends on how you pronounce million. :) Nonetheless, I've changed it.
Level 75
May 10, 2017
The clue didn't say

"A large number of tourists"

Sparking a debate

Level 64
May 13, 2017
Your point is valid

Perhaps I should change the clue

to "Many tourists there"

Level 41
Oct 3, 2017
This should be eligible for points!
Level 64
Oct 3, 2017
Thanks ! That's the QM's approval ;)
Level 60
Oct 3, 2017
Update for women driving in Saudi Arabia
Level 64
Oct 6, 2017
Okay :)
Level 71
Dec 23, 2017
This quiz was clever; point-ify this sucker now! Pretty, pretty please?
Level 65
Feb 20, 2021
Colonized by the British is the least helpful clue you could have given
Level 73
Apr 21, 2021
Level 60
Aug 20, 2022
Turkey is not very a secular state at the moment