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Countries by Wikipedia Descriptions #2

Can you name these countries by excerpts from their Wikipedia descriptions?
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Last updated: February 04, 2019
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Emerged as one of the world's earliest civilizations, in the fertile basin of the Yellow River
It is the largest wholly European country
A long and narrow coastal Southern Cone country on the west side of the Andes Mountains
The island was the only known home of the dodo
An island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres
off the coast of East Africa
A group of rebel military officers led by Muammar Gaddafi launched a
coup d'état against King Idris
lies on the equator and overlies the East African Rift
They built churches in every city and replaced some of the Inca temples with churches,
such as the Coricancha in the city of Cusco
In 2014, it was noted about 30% of the population was made up of millionaires
Bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west,
Greece and Turkey to the south
More than six million citizens, including 90% of the country's Jews, perished in the war
Before Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution, it was one of the most advanced and
successful countries in Latin America
Has witnessed numerous military campaigns, including those by Alexander the Great, Mauryas,
Muslim Arabs, Mongols, British, Soviets, and since 2001 by the United States
The most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world
Its population is 9.2 million, of which 1.4 million are citizens and 7.8 million are expatriates
United Arab
Founded in 1819 as a trading post of the British East India Company
The renaming remains a contested issue. Many political and ethnic opposition groups
and countries continue to use "Burma"
Claims that the Western Sahara is part of its territory
The country now depends on expensive food imports, mainly from South Africa and Portugal
The empire's centre of power was Angkor
level 72
Feb 4, 2019
The Myanmar question is a bit broken as long as one can just type "Burma" from the question
level ∞
Feb 4, 2019
level 58
Feb 4, 2019
Don't all the requirements of the "A member state of the United Nations, OPEC, African Union, the Community of Portuguese Language Countries" also fit Equatorial Guinea?
level ∞
Feb 4, 2019
Yes. Changed the clue.
level 70
Feb 10, 2019
Ugh. Dodo.
level 63
Mar 12, 2019
"Before Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution, it was one of the most advanced and successful countries in Latin America" - I guess Cuba's wikipage is in dire need of revision. Someone's been trying to rewrite History based on wishful thinking (to say the least)...
level 50
Apr 2, 2019
Absolutely, sounds like a correction is needed right away
level 75
Apr 2, 2019
I tried to look up some figures. According to one thing I read, in 1950 Cuba ranked 7th of 47 Latin American countries in terms of GDP per capita. (interesting aside: in the same year Venezuela was ranked 4th in the entire world) Today they're ranked 8th. What issue are you taking with this statement? You don't think they were doing well in the 50s compared to the rest of Latin America, or is it the implication that somehow they've fallen further behind than they were?
level 64
Apr 2, 2019
I guess it's more about the joys of being a Mafia run Banana Republic in the 1950s?
level 75
Apr 2, 2019
What is?
level 65
Apr 2, 2019
Cuba is relatively poor measured by gdp but in terms of health, education, technical innovation and life expectancy it's very advanced. I've noticed these quizes and this comment section are often very used for expressing reactionary and neo-liberal views.
level 75
Apr 2, 2019
1. where is a neo-liberal view on this quiz?
2. neo-liberal is not a pejorative.
level 67
Apr 2, 2019
Very advanced. That's why the more enlightened citizens of the imperialist west flock there in droves. Their universities (name two?) are world-renowned. Their technical innovation (name three globally-significant companies?) rivals silicon valley. Their health and life expectancy must be why Cubans keep trying to escape to America, despite their dictatorship's attempts (admittedly paused in recent years) to keep them imprisoned there.
level 75
Apr 2, 2019
true (assuming sarcasm), but they are actually not that bad compared to much of Latin America, same or slightly worse than they were under Batista, and I'm genuinely curious what teke meant. But I guess he was just reading an implication that Cuba is an impoverished country, an implication that is both true and not present on this quiz, and then overreacted to his reading of this implication. I'm assuming also that he thinks neo-liberalism means capitalism and that both are bad words.
level 64
Apr 2, 2019
Well, they do have basically free heath care and medicine, so that is quite advanced. Compared to some other countries that is.
level 75
Apr 2, 2019
Yeah I guess but I heard you have to bring your own lightbulbs and bedsheets to the hospitals. And of course the Communist overlords, and rich visiting tourists, get a much higher quality of care than the average Cuban. Their ability to make do with less is notable. Their life expectancy is just behind that of the United States' (assuming this isn't just part of the propaganda), so that's good. Still doesn't answer any of the above questions.
level 52
Apr 2, 2019
Please capitalise the 'L' in 'Lies' in the 7th hint.
level 52
Apr 4, 2019
Please :)
level 77
Apr 2, 2019
It took me way too long to figure out the answer to "An island country in the Indian Ocean..." I think that's a sign of way too much Jetpunk.