American Country by History

Guess each American country based on something that occurred during its history.
Includes countries from both Americas.
The selection of countries is random each time.
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Last updated: December 10, 2021
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During the 17th century, one of the islands that now make up this country was governed by three members of the Knights Hospitaller.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
This country was ruled by the Sandinistas from 1979 to 1990.
The ruins of Tiwanaku are located in this country.
The entirety of this country was once part of the Banda Oriental, which served as a buffer territory between Portuguese Brazil and the Spanish Empire.
The Diquis culture of what is now this country created over three hundred stone spheres.
Costa Rica
The term "banana republic" comes from the novel Cabbages and Kings, which was inspired by the author's time in this country.
Toussaint Louverture was the most prominent leader of the revolution that lead to this country's independence.
This country's capital was founded on 5th August 1496, making it the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas.
Dominican Republic
The Taíno called this country Xaymaca, meaning "Land of Wood and Water".
There were once Norse settlements in this country.
This country was invaded by the United States in 1983.
This country fought three others during the War of the Triple Alliance.
As a result of the Treaty of Breda, the Dutch regained a colony located within what is now this country (which also had a similar name to this country), while the English kept the colony called New Netherland.
Manuel Noriega was the de facto ruler of this country during most of the 1980s.
Archaeological cultures located within what is now this country include the Las Vegas culture, the Valdivia culture and the Cara culture. The kings of the latter ruled from this country's capital.
This country's longest-serving president died in 2013 as a result of cancer.
This country fought in a war known in Spanish as the Guerra de las Malvinas.
During the period in this country's history known as the "Coffee Republic", most of the land in the country was controlled by the oligarchy, who were referred to as the Fourteen Families.
El Salvador
This country's capital was named Longchamps when it was controlled by the French. When the Dutch took control, they renamed it to Stabroek. The name was changed again, this time to its current name, when the British took control.
This country's capital was once the de facto capital of the Aztec Empire.
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