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Asian Country by History

Guess each Asian country based on something that occurred during its history.
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Last updated: December 3, 2021
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History
Country
This country's third president, who first came to power after leading a military coup in 1961, was assassinated on 26th October 1979.
South Korea
A precursor of this country was the first successful secular democratic republic in the Turkic and Muslim worlds.
Azerbaijan
The principality of Muang Phuan was located within what is now this country.
Laos
The Austronesian peoples are thought to have originated from what is now this country.
Taiwan
Ancient kingdoms located in what is now this country include Qataban and the Sabaean Kingdom.
Yemen
The dominant Phoenician cities were located in what is now this country.
Lebanon
A precursor of this country built the largest temple complex in the world, in terms of land area.
Cambodia
Jade mined in Taiwan was worked in this country as part of the Maritime Jade Road.
Philippines
The ancestors of the people of this country established a khaganate that existed between the 9th and 10th centuries, centred on the upper Yenisei River.
Kyrgyzstan
The ancient city-states of Ebla, Mari and Ugarit were located within what is now this country.
Syria
The ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya is located in this country. The name is derived from the name of the site's gateway, known in English as the Lion Rock.
Sri Lanka
The ancient sites of Mehrgarh and Taxila can both be found in this country.
Pakistan
This country was the main source of cowrie shells, which were once used as currency.
Maldives
One of the precursors of this country collapsed shortly after being invaded by the Konbaung dynasty, who had to withdraw a few months after the invasion when their capital was threatened by the Chinese.
Thailand
In the late 2000s, the monarchy of this country was abolished and it became a federal republic.
Nepal
The founder of this country fought the Ottoman Empire in March 1893, after Ottoman officials had imprisoned sixteen of the area's tribal leaders.
Qatar
The ruins of the ancient cities of Ctesiphon and Susa are located in this country.
Iran
One of the cities in this country was home to the first paper mill in the Islamic world, and was one of the capitals of both the Timurid Empire and the Kara-Khanid Khanate.
Uzbekistan
Large parts of what is now this country were ruled by a Hindu thalassocratic empire between 1293 and 1527.
Indonesia
This country was the site of the largest British surrender in history.
Singapore
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