Countries by a Single Clue #10

Can you name the country that corresponds to each clue?
Answer must correspond to yellow box!
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Last updated: May 20, 2023
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Where flamenco dancing got its start
African country that is closest to mainland Europe
Major languages include Zulu, Xhosa, and Afrikaans
South Africa
Site of a failed coup in 2016 which some suspect was staged
European oil exporter with a $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund
Largest country that is entirely in Europe
Explorers from this country were the first to sail around Africa
Has the lowest murder rate of any country with a population of at least 10 million
The only country which starts with O
Invaded by the USSR in 1979
Led by the Pope
Vatican City
The Khmer Rouge killed about 25% of the population in the late 1970s
The largest country that borders the Caribbean Sea
(not including external territories)
Where Pablo Escobar lived
Created from the merger of Tanganyika and Zanzibar
Known as "The Lion City"
Ruled by Idi Amin from 1971–1979
Major cities include Qom, Shiraz, and Isfahan
Country once led by "Colonel" Gaddafi
Has a GDP per capita that is 20 times greater than its only neighbor
South Korea
Level 86
May 19, 2017
So... Florida (and its territorial waters) are not considered to border the Caribbean?
Level 89
May 19, 2017
Nope, they border the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean is southern
Level 42
Mar 2, 2021
Surely it borders via puerto rico?
Level 80
Mar 7, 2021
not to mention the USVI
Level 44
Apr 16, 2021
What about Serranila Bank?
Level 73
Nov 7, 2017
It is bounded by Mexico and Central America to the west and south west, to the north by the Greater Antilles starting with Cuba, to the east by the Lesser Antilles, and to the south by the north coast of South America.
Level 70
Oct 5, 2019
Florida only borders the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, just like the northern coast of Cuba. The southern coast of Cuba does border the Caribbean.
Level 85
May 19, 2017
I thought the last one was Dominican Republic, but the ratio with Haiti seems to be *only* 9.
Level 66
May 20, 2017
same here
Level 63
Aug 31, 2017
Isn't Russia Europes largest oil exporter? I don't want to start the whole Asian/European debate here, but on JP, Russia is usually considered European.

Excluding it does make the question more interesting though, so I'm all for it, but I think you should mention it somehow.

Level 67
Nov 7, 2017
I haven't looked it up but I believe Russia is a large oil producer, but does not really export as much. They consume most of what they produce.
Level 59
Nov 7, 2017
Only missed Turkey and South Korea. I had "South" typed out when I ran out of time :(
Level 39
Nov 7, 2017
As a Colombian it is sad that the clue for our country is Escobar a murderer, drug traficker and worst of the worst. Try our coffee, which is one of the best in the world
Level 68
Nov 7, 2017
I'll also accept Sofia Vergara
Level 66
Nov 9, 2017
Don't complain about Escobar. I'm from Germany, so guess what would be our favourite clue...
Level 59
Nov 9, 2017
Something to do with Beckenbauer?
Level 77
Nov 4, 2020
Beethoven? Kant? Brothers Grimm? Nina Hagen? J S Bach? Marlene Dietrich? Richard Strauss? Johannes Brahms? Friedrich Nietzsche? Handel? Mendelssohn? Telemann? Schumann? Goethe? Schiller? Thomas Mann? Heinrich Mann? Grass? Hesse? Brecht? Have I got it yet?? Gerd Müller? Paul Breitner?
Level 70
Mar 7, 2021
Don't gatekeep. Complain about Escobar. Complain about Nazis. Complain about clues that perpetuate dated, negative stereotypes.
Level 60
Apr 20, 2021
Yeah, stick your heads into the sand instead of noticing and admitting problems. If Escobar is the best clue for Colombia, it's not the rest of the world's fault. I'm not saying it's the fault of Colombia's people either, but like it or not, they are the ones who have to change that, not the rest of the world. Also, Germany was the bully of Europe long before Hitler was ever born. Stereotypes exists for a reason.
Level 68
Mar 2, 2021
I get the sentiment, but coffee isn't uniquely Colombian. I'm sure we could find something else, though.
Level 76
Mar 2, 2021
Carlos Lehder?
Level 66
Nov 7, 2017
"neighbor"? Is this an American spelling?
Level 77
Nov 4, 2020
Yes it is. Tough one innit?
Level 78
Nov 17, 2020
What do you think it was?
Level 64
Mar 2, 2021
You can really find another clue other than Escobar for Colombia, it gets old.
Level 70
Oct 2, 2023
Suggestions like this are unconvincing without a proposed solution. Someone suggested coffee since Colombia produces some of the best in the world; except so does the U.S., Mexico, Indonesia and Ethiopia, among others. I'll admit my ignorance of Colombia and say that I don't have a better clue to offer.