Countries named "Guo" (國) in Chinese

Similar to the "ia", "land" and "stan" suffix in English, few countries are named or abbreviated to "guo" (國, meaning country or nation) in Chinese. Can you guess which these are?
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Last updated: September 4, 2019
First submittedNovember 24, 2014
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Commonly Called
Country
德國 De Guo
Germany
法國 Fa Guo
France
韓國 Han Guo
(South) Korea
寮國 Liao Guo
Laos
美國 Mei Guo
United States
泰國 Tai Guo
Thailand
英國 Ying Guo
United Kingdom
中國 Zhong Guo
China
Less Commonly Called
Country
俄國 E Guo
Russia
加國 Jia Guo
Canada
葡國 Pu Guo
Portugal
以國 Yi Guo
Israel
意國 Yi Guo
Italy
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Level 74
Nov 24, 2014
Are Israel and Italy both Yi Guo?
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Level 60
Nov 25, 2014
Yes, or to be exact, Israel = Yǐ Guó, Italy = Yì Guó
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Level 72
Mar 8, 2017
I've never heard of anyone calling Israel or Italy "Yi Guo". Jia Guo, Pu Guo, Liao Guo are extremely literal forms of the name that nobody ever uses.
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Level 71
Apr 22, 2015
I'm guessing the quizmaster is Taiwanese or at least lives there, but there are lots of differences in mainland China. Portugal - 葡萄牙 Italy - 意大利 Laos - 老挝 Canada - 加拿大
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Level 58
Jul 29, 2018
In Taiwan I never heard of anyone saying "加國","義國" or "葡國", however "寮國" is what we called laos, which is different than the chinese version "老挝".
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Level 65
Feb 24, 2016
Mandarin Chinese is usually written in simplified, not the traditional writing presented in the quiz.
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Level 72
Sep 2, 2019
Do please specify. No one on the mainland has ever called Laos "Liao Guo," it is only "Lao Wo." Also, I've never heard of the Portugal, Italy, and Israel sayings ever. Finally, you are missing a couple: Bangladesh (孟加拉国) The full UAE name (阿拉伯联合酋长国)