Mystery Countries Commonality Puzzle #1

We have two countries in mind. There are 10 categories on the left. Start by guessing random countries - if your guess has a commonality with either of the mystery countries, you'll receive a check. Your goal is to find countries that share each characteristic with any of the mysteries, then deduce the unknown countries based on that. Have fun!
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# = number of possible answers of that commonality for both of the mystery countries
Commonality = shared characteristic between the # of countries and either of the mystery countries
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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Last updated: July 4, 2019
First submittedJuly 4, 2019
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Commonality
#
Their continent
97
Shared time zone
63
An official language
56
Number of letters
54
Shared border
35
Number of borders
35
Their currency
27
Their sex ratio
24
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Capital's first letter
15
Their first letter
14
MYSTERY COUNTRIES
ITALY
UGANDA
 
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Level 54
Jul 5, 2019
To be honest I didn't understand much what was going on but I somehow got the two answers. I think a little better explanation would be appreciated by the users :)
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Level 65
Jul 5, 2019
OK, that's what we were expecting. Is there anything specifically you were confused by?
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Level 73
Jul 8, 2019
nice, lots of innovations! but after having filled in some ticks it becomes difficult to gather information. Any thoughts on changing the answers to ✓1 ✓2 ✓3 etc so that for example you type Kenya and press enter you can see which categories it fits even though they might have been guessed already?
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Level 65
Jul 11, 2019
Yes, that's why we designed the textbox for notes. Can you explain further about the numbered answers? You have a great point but I don't understand the logistics behind it :)
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Level 72
Sep 4, 2019
I got 11 out of 12 first try just by typing random countries. Working it out properly was beyond my poor little brain's capabilities!
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Level 65
Sep 5, 2019
Haha, still good job!
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Level 64
Sep 22, 2019
What do you mean by shared border, and why did I get a tick for Brazil?
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Level 65
Sep 22, 2019
Shared border means that the country (Italy) and your guess (Brazil) both share a border (in this case, France).