2019 News Stories - Name the Country

Can you name the countries related to these news stories from the year 2019?
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Last updated: January 13, 2020
First submittedDecember 16, 2019
Times taken12,611
Average score70.0%
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Climbing on Uluru is permanently banned
It has been estimated that over 1 million Uyghur Muslims now live in re-education camps
This country rejects a $20 million dollar donation to help stop rainforest fires
The word "North" is added to the official name of the country
North Macedonia
Jeremy Corbyn vows to resign as Labour Party leader following the party's worst
electoral showing since 1935
United Kingdom
The capital city is renamed from Astana to Nur-Sultan
An anti-immigrant zealot attacks a mosque, killing fifty
New Zealand
This country's most famous cathedral is seriously damaged in a fire
A teenage climate change activist from this country becomes an international celebrity
More than 25% of people in this country now live in extreme poverty, the highest
percentage of any country in the Western Hemisphere
This country becomes to the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage
Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is elected President
Emperor Akihito abdicates in favor of his son Naruhito
Amid allegations of voter fraud, President Evo Morales is prevented by the military
from taking a constitutionally forbidden 4th term in office
This country wins the FIFA Women's World Cup for the fourth time
United States
The remains of former dictator Francisco Franco are dug up and moved to
a different location
The island of Bougainville votes to secede
Papua New Guinea
Protestors burn down many metro stations in protest after fares are raised
Prime Minister apologizes for multiple past incidents in which he wore black facepaint
This country, led by Viktor Orbán, is the first in the EU to be considered
only "partly free" according to Freedom House's index
Level ∞
Dec 29, 2019
I deleted the entire comment thread. I am going to add a feature to disable comments entirely on specific quizzes including this one. We've had a lot of people with extreme right-wing and left-wing views posting lately and things have gotten weird. We've always had a pretty strict moderation policy, and people generally like it that way. Sorry if you disagree.
Level 83
Dec 30, 2019
I was just joking about you being an evil interdimensional time-traveling lizard person...
Level ∞
Dec 30, 2019
Well obviously it hit a little too close to home.
Level 44
Dec 30, 2019
As weird as using 'gotten' in an otherwise sensible sentence?
Level 83
Dec 30, 2019
What are you talking about? "gotten" is the past participle of "get." Things get weird. Things have gotten weird. These are correct sentences.
Level 76
Dec 31, 2019
'gotten' is not used in British English.
Level 62
Dec 31, 2019
Maybe not anymore, but it was good enough for Shakespeare: To quote two examples: "You told not how Henry the Sixth hath lost / All that which Henry Fifth had gotten?" (Henry VI part III), or "I was a poor groom of thy stable, king, / When thou wert king; who, travelling towards York, / With much ado at length have gotten leave /To look upon my sometimes royal master's face. (Richard II)
Level 80
Nov 7, 2021
^Are you suggesting we also bring back 'thou' and 'hath' and 'wert' just because they're in Shakespeare?
Level 87
Dec 30, 2019
Listen, I’m sorry for defending Belgium, okay? I just forgot it’s a big no-no for this site. Now that I know the consequences I’ll be sure not to do it again.
Level 63
Dec 30, 2019
What's a Belgium? Is that even a country?
Level 66
Dec 30, 2019
Oh, that's probably a mistake, mon ami. I mean, my friend.
Level ∞
Dec 31, 2019
There are only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures... and the Belgians.
Level 59
Sep 15, 2020
As a Belgian, thank you all...
Level 17
Mar 24, 2022
Jeg er norsk, vi hater ikke belgere bare danskere og svensker
Level 13
Aug 21, 2020
What? I came here specifically for the arguing.
Level ∞
Jan 13, 2020
I changed my mind and we are not going to add a feature to disable comments on quizzes. But we might be a little more liberal with bans in the future.
Level 90
Jan 20, 2020
Until I read the hint correctly, I wondered what it would be like to live in a 'Party Free' country.
Level 73
Feb 17, 2020
Question reads: "More than 25% . . . of any country in the Western Hemispher." You're missing an E.
Level ∞
Feb 18, 2020
Level 41
Apr 24, 2020
Love the Chilean hint, makes me feel nostalgia for those days, we will rise again and eat the rich
Level 70
Jul 28, 2020
I think at this point virtually anything can make anyone feel nostalgia for 2019
Level 66
Sep 6, 2020
bunch of chilean commies are ruining Chile