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  • Afghanistan [r]: A Islamic republic in Central Asia, with an unstable but elected government; borders China, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan [e]
  • Albania [r]: Republic in south-eastern Europe (population c. 3.6 million; capital Tirana), with a long Adriatic coastline on the west and land borders with Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece. [e]
  • Andorra [r]: Small landlocked country in western Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France. [e]
  • Angola [r]: A country in southern Africa, and Africa's largest Portuguese-speaking state. [e]
  • Argentina [r]: Second largest South American country; speaks Spanish. [e]
  • Australia [r]: Continent in the Southern Hemisphere and the federal parliamentary nation that occupies it. [e]
  • Austria [r]: Federal republic in central Europe (population c. 8.2 million; capital Vienna), bordered to the north by Germany and the Czech Republic; to the south by Italy and Slovenia; to the west by Switzerland and Liechtenstein; and to the east by Hungary and Slovakia. [e]
  • Azerbaijan [r]: A country variously considered part of Central Asia or Southwestern Asia, with a shore on the Caspian Sea, major borders with Iran and Russia, a tense border with Armenia and a small European portion north of the Caucasus Mountains [e]
  • Bangladesh [r]: Country in southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India. [e]
  • Belarus [r]: A landlocked country in Eastern Europe. [e]
  • Belize [r]: Country (formerly known as British Honduras) located in Central America, bordering Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south, whose capital city is Belmopan. [e]
  • Bhutan [r]: Landlocked constitutional republic in the Himalayan Mountains. [e]
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina [r]: Formerly part of Yugoslavia, a mountainous federal democratic republic (population c. 4.6 million; capital Sarajevo) bordering Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, and with a few kilometres of Adriatic coast on the southern tip of the country. [e]
  • Brunei [r]: Country in North Borneo. [e]
  • Bulgaria [r]: Mountainous republic (population c. 7.3 million; capital Sofia) in south-eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the north (with River Danube as border); the Black Sea to the east; Greece and Turkey to the south; and Yugoslavia and Macedonia to the west. [e]
  • Burma [r]: Country in Southeast Asia, officially called Myanmar. [e]
  • Cambodia [r]: A country of Southeast Asia, on the Gulf of Thailand, sharing borders with Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos [e]
  • Cameroon [r]: (population 18 million) A country located in West/Central Africa which shares boundaries with Chad to the north, Nigeria to the west, Central African Republic to the east, Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea to the south. [e]
  • Chad [r]: A landlocked country in East Africa and the Sahel, forming the western border of the Darfur Conflict, and having newly discovered oil running by pipeline to Cameroon on the Atlantic coast of West Africa [e]
  • Chile [r]: A country in the southwestern part of South America occupying a long and narrow coastal strip between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. [e]
  • Colombia [r]: Country in South America. [e]
  • Costa Rica [r]: Democratic third world nation located south of Nicaragua, north of Panama, east of the Pacific Ocean and west of the Caribbean Sea. [e]
  • Croatia [r]: South-east European republic (population c. 4.5 million; capital Zagreb), located south of Slovenia and Hungary, west of Serbia, and north and west of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and with a long Adriatic coastline to its west. [e]
  • Cyprus [r]: Contested eastern Mediterranean island republic (population c. 793,000; capital Nicosia (Lefkosia)), divided between Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC, recognised only by Turkey) in the north and Greek Cypriot Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus) in the south. [e]
  • Czech Republic [r]: Landlocked republic (population c. 10.2 million; capital Prague) comprising the territories of Bohemia and Moravia; formerly part of Czechoslovakia; bordered by Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. [e]
  • Egypt [r]: A country in the northeastern corner of Africa, bordering Sudan, Libya, the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea [e]
  • Estonia [r]: Baltic republic (population c. 1.3 million; capital Tallinn) bordered by Latvia to the south and the Russian Federation to the east; it includes more than 1500 islands, and its people are more closely related to the Finns than those of the other Baltic states, Latvia and Lithuania. [e]
  • Finland [r]: Scandinavian republic (population c. 5.2 million; capital Helsinki) bordered by Norway and Sweden to the north and west and the Russian Federation to the east; a low-lying country of forests and almost 188,000 lakes. [e]
  • France [r]: Western European republic (population c. 64.1 million; capital Paris) extending across Europe from the English Channel in the north-west to the Mediterranean in the south-east; bounded by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain; founding member of the European Union. Colonial power in Southeast Asia until 1954. [e]
  • Georgia (country) [r]: A country in the Caucasus to the southeast of Continental Europe and at the east coast of the Black Sea. [e]
  • Germany [r]: Federal republic in central Europe (population c. 82.4 million; capital Berlin), with the North Sea, Denmark and the Baltic Sea to the north; Poland and the Czech Republic to the east; Switzerland and Austria to the south; and France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west; founding member of the European Union. [e]
  • Ghana [r]: A country in West Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Togo. [e]
  • Guatemala [r]: Country in Central America that shares borders with Mexico to the north and west, Belize to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the south. [e]
  • Guinea [r]: Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Guinea (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
  • Iceland [r]: Sparsely populated island country in the northern Atlantic Ocean with capital city Reykjavík. [e]
  • Indonesia [r]: A country in Southeast Asia. [e]
  • Japan [r]: East Asian country of about 3,000 islands; one of the world's largest economies; population about 125,000,000. [e]
  • Jordan [r]: An Arab country of the Middle East, landlocked and bordered by Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the West Bank of Palestine [e]
  • Kenya [r]: A country of 38 million in East Africa. [e]
  • Kosovo [r]: Country in south-eastern Europe which declared independence from Serbia in 2008 - not officially recognised by the United Nations. [e]
  • Kuwait [r]: Country on the Persian Gulf bordering Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south; population of 2.5 million. [e]
  • Laos [r]: A country in Southeast Asia that was part of French Indochina, located northeast of Thailand and west of Vietnam, with short borders to Burma, Cambodia and China [e]
  • Latvia [r]: Small republic (population c. 2.3 million; capital Riga) on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea; lies between Estonia and Lithuania, with Russian Federation and Belorussia to the east. [e]
  • Liechtenstein [r]: A doubly landlocked alpine microstate in Western Europe, bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and by Austria to the east. [e]
  • Lithuania [r]: Former Soviet republic (population c. 3.6 million; capital Vilnius) bordered by Latvia, Belorussia, Poland and the Russian Federation, and with a short coastline on the Baltic Sea. [e]
  • Luxembourg [r]: Constitutional monarchy (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; population c. 486,000; capital Luxembourg) surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany; founding member of the European Union. [e]
  • Malta [r]: An island republic (population c. 403,500; capital Valletta) lying in the Mediterranean Sea, midway between Europe and North Africa; of the four main islands of the Maltese Archipelago, Gozo, Malta and Kummuna are inhabited and Filfla is not. [e]
  • Marshall Islands [r]: Formerly a U.S. trust territory, site of major Japanese bases in WWII, and then used for U.S. nuclear testing after the war; now a semi-independent facility with local government but the U.S. in control of foreign policy; the U.S. operates large ballistic missile defense test ranges [e]
  • Mexico [r]: A country in North America, bordering the United States on the north and Guatemala and Belize on the south. [e]
  • Moldova [r]: Landlocked country in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east and south. [e]
  • Monaco [r]: Small, sovereign city-state on the Mediterranean Sea, entirely surrounded by France. [e]
  • Mongolia [r]: A country of Northern Asia, which, with the Chinese autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, was the origin of the Mongol Empire of Genghiz Khan [e]
  • Montenegro [r]: South-east European, former Yugoslav republic (population c. 678,000; capital Podgorica) off the north-eastern Adriatic Sea, bordering Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania. [e]
  • Morocco [r]: An Arab monarchy of western North Africa, nonaligned but generally moderate, with a slow-growing economy [e]
  • Nepal [r]: Landlocked country in South Asia, bordered by Tibet and India. [e]
  • New Zealand [r]: Country in the South Pacific; constitutional monarchy and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. [e]
  • Nigeria [r]: Country on the coast of West Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean in the south, Niger to the north, Benin to the west, and Cameroon to the east. [e]
  • North Korea [r]: State comprising the northern Korean peninsula; officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea with Pyongyang its capital. [e]
  • Oman [r]: Country located in Southwest Asia which borders the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. [e]
  • Pakistan [r]: Country in southern Asia, established as a Muslim state split from India in 1947, bordering the Arabian Sea to the south, India to the east, Iran and Afghanistan to the west, and China to the north. [e]
  • Palau [r]: Independent republic in the Pacific Ocean, an archipelago consisting of more than 350 islets. [e]
  • Papua New Guinea [r]: A developing nation in Oceania, part of the Commonwealth of Nations, on whose islands and in whose waters were fought many major battles of the Second World War [e]
  • Peru [r]: A South American nation bordering Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Bolivia. [e]
  • Philippines [r]: A large, democratic nation of Southeast Asia, consisting of an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, with many cultures, religions and languages. [e]
  • Portugal [r]: South-west European republic (population c. 10.7 million; capital Lisbon) on the western side of the Iberian Peninsula, with a long Atlantic coastline to its west and bordering Spain to the north and east. [e]
  • Romania [r]: South-east European republic (population c. 22.2 million; capital Bucharest) on the western shore of the Black Sea, and divided by the arc of the Carpathian Mountains, which enclose the Transylvanian basin in the north-west; borders Ukraine, Moldavia, Hungary, Serbia and Bulgaria. [e]
  • Saudi Arabia [r]: A country in the Middle East, governed by a monarchy under Islamic law, which includes the most revered sites in Islam, and also dominates the world's oil economy. [e]
  • Serbia [r]: Landlocked, former Yugoslav republic (population c. 10.2 million; capital Belgrade) in south-eastern Europe, having borders with Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Croatia. [e]
  • Seychelles [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Singapore [r]: Even though of tiny size, one of the world's most prosperous countries, a trading and transportation center of Southeast Asia, made up of islands between Malaysia and Indonesia. [e]
  • Slovakia [r]: The Slovak Republic (population c. 5.5 million; capital Bratislava) is a landlocked nation adjoining Austria to the west, the Czech Republic to the north-west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. [e]
  • South Korea [r]: A democratic republic in East Asia, occupying the southern half of the Korean peninsula; established in 1948 after Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule. [e]
  • Sri Lanka [r]: An island nation in South Asia, located 31 km off the south-east coast of India, formerly known as Ceylon . [e]
  • Switzerland [r]: A country in western Europe known for its banking industry and for being a neutral country since early 19th century. [e]
  • Syria [r]: Country in the Middle East, facing the Mediterranean Sea, and sharing borders with Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. [e]
  • Taiwan [r]: Formerly known as Formosa, an East Asian island and the common name for territories administered by the Republic of China. [e]
  • Tanzania [r]: A large coastal East African nation bordered by Kenya, Uganda, Congo and the Indian Ocean. [e]
  • Thailand [r]: Southeast Asian country (capital Bangkok), with a constitutional monarchy, often democratic government, and a relatively strong economy; population about 67 million. [e]
  • United Arab Emirates [r]: Federation of the seven arabian states Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeirah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. [e]
  • United Kingdom [r]: Constitutional monarchy which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. [e]
    • England [r]: The largest and southernmost country in the United Kingdom, and location of the largest city and seat of government, London; population about 51,000,000. [e]
    • Scotland [r]: A country that forms the northernmost part of the United Kingdom; population about 5,200,000. [e]
    • Wales [r]: A country of the United Kingdom that historically was considered a principality; population about 3,000,000. [e]
  • United States of America [r]: Constitutional republic in North America, has major land borders with Mexico and Canada. [e]
  • Vatican City [r]: City state in Europe. [e]
  • Venezuela [r]: A Latin American country located at the north of South America. [e]
  • Western Sahara [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Yemen [r]: A Middle Eastern country with a coast on the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, and land borders with Saudi Arabia and Oman. [e]
  • Zambia [r]: Landlocked republic in southern part of Africa. Formerly North Rhodesia until independence from U.K. in 1964. [e]
  • Zimbabwe [r]: A country located in Southern Africa bordering the countries of Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zambia. [e]


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  • Nation [r]: A large group of people with a singular, shared, and commonly-accepted historical identity, identified by a universally recognised name. [e]
  • State [r]: Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See State (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
  • Province [r]: Territorial unit, almost always an administrative division, within a country or state. [e]
  • Pseudostate [r]: A term put forward by the author and journalist Adam Hochschild to refer to political states or regions where power rests with a government or organisation either outside the country or in some way unaccountable - for example, a local militia. [e]
  • Countries of the United Kingdom [r]: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales; which form the sovereign state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. [e]
  • Official language [r]: one given political recognition in a region, usually a state, and typically used in politics and law. [e]
  • Sovereign state [r]: Political association with effective internal and external sovereignty over a geographic area and population which is not dependent on, or subject to any other power or state. [e]
  • European Union [r]: Political and economic association of 28 European states. [e]
  • United Nations [r]: An international organization that was founded in 1945 with the mission of preventing international war, protecting human rights, supporting social progress and justice, and helping with economic progress. [e]
  • International law [r]: The formal conduct of interactions between nation-states, both at the national level and on behalf of their citizens; generally accepted as first formalized by Hugo Grotius. [e]