Random Countries with Letters Missing

Every other letter of these 20 random countries has been removed. Can you guess the correct country?
Answer must correspond to highlighted box!
Some answers may have multiple countries, and some countries may appear more than once
Using names exactly as they appear on JetPunk's Countries of the World Quiz
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: February 18, 2019
First submittedJanuary 19, 2019
Times taken16,466
Rating4.29
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Level 37
Jan 19, 2019
Why do you have Kyrgyzstan twice?
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Level 68
Jan 19, 2019
As mentioned in the description, some countries may appear twice since both forms of their alternations are possible. E.g. PERU can be P_R_ or _E_U
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Level 81
Jun 26, 2020
I like this feature of having the same country twice, tricksy
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Level 76
Jul 3, 2020
I had both forms of Ecuador consecutively. Really threw me for a while. Therefore, I like it :-).
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Level 77
Jul 6, 2020
I admit I hadn't read that part of the description, so was confused when Paraguay showed up twice. Makes perfect sense now that I understand the parameters.
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Level 67
Jun 28, 2020
It is a result of it being random I assume. Not purposefully put in a single quizround together.
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Level 81
Jul 6, 2020
I got the same country right back to back.
_O_I_I_A
D_M_N_C_
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Level 68
Jul 6, 2020
That was very lucky!
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Level 59
Jul 19, 2020
Why don't you read the instructions thast quiz compilers take the trouble to provide for you?
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Level 89
Jun 26, 2020
Perfect score and 2:17 to spare.
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Level 67
Jul 19, 2020
Really?
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Level 29
Jul 19, 2020
I just tried and found all of them with 2:21 left !
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2020
Always struggle with these sorts of quizzes, just not how my mind works lol
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Level 47
Jul 19, 2020
I know, I knew I would be terrible at this, and I was.
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Level 65
Jun 26, 2020
Unexpectedly hard, but fun quiz.
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Level 77
Jun 26, 2020
Maybe add a caveat that the punctuation is also missing?
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Level 68
Jun 26, 2020
I assume you're talking about Guinea-Bissau, it wasn't supposed to have the "-" missing, I have fixed this now thanks :)
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Level 89
Jun 29, 2020
Well done; fun quiz!
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Level 60
Jul 19, 2020
All correct with 1:20 left. I seem to have the brain for this sort of quiz
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Level 29
Jul 19, 2020
Me too, all found with 2:21 left!
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Level 46
Jul 19, 2020
More difficult than I expected :O cool quiz!
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Level 46
Jul 20, 2020
Cote d'Ivoire Point of View Matters
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Level 63
Jul 20, 2020
Holy Moley, that was tough!
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Level 64
Jul 20, 2020
Curious how many duplicates there are. I_a_ and _a_a_a are two I could think of, but not sure how many more there are.
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Level 17
Jul 23, 2020
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa