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Countries Whose Official Names Do Not Contain Their Conventional Names

Most countries have official names that contain their conventional names (For example, "United States of America" contains "United States"). Can you name the countries that don't fit this pattern?
You must enter either both the country's conventional name and official name.
Countries like Russia (Russian Federation) are excluded, because the word "Russian" contains the word "Russia."
Quiz by MyMindWentBlank
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Last updated: December 22, 2016
First submittedDecember 22, 2016
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Official Name
Conventional Name
Argentine Republic
Argentina
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
North Korea
French Republic
France
Hellenic Republic
Greece
Italian Republic
Italy
Kyrgyz Republic
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Laos
Portuguese Republic
Portugal
Republic of China
Taiwan
Republic of Korea
South Korea
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Swiss Confederation
Switzerland
United Mexican States
Mexico
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level 48
Dec 22, 2016
Really interesting (I didn't really know any!)
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level 66
Dec 22, 2016
What about France and Portugal (French and Portuguese Republic)?
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level 49
Dec 22, 2016
Also Italian Republic and Argentine Republic.
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level 52
Dec 22, 2016
Whoops! You're absolutely right that those countries should be on this quiz. I was going by this list, which might be outdated or mis-translated: https://www.un.int/protocol/sites/www.un.int/files/Protocol%20and%20Liaison%20Service/officialnamesofcountries.pdf
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level 69
Dec 22, 2016
Tough quiz. My score was 4, thanks to the Korean peninsula.