Random Countries with Letters Missing

Every other letter of these 20 random countries has been removed. Can you guess the correct country?
Answer must correspond to highlighted box!
Some answers may have multiple countries, and some countries may appear more than once
Using names exactly as they appear on JetPunk's Countries of the World Quiz
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: February 18, 2019
First submittedJanuary 19, 2019
Times taken27,683
Average score65.0%
Rating4.47
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Level 37
Jan 19, 2019
Why do you have Kyrgyzstan twice?
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Level 68
Jan 19, 2019
As mentioned in the description, some countries may appear twice since both forms of their alternations are possible. E.g. PERU can be P_R_ or _E_U
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Level 81
Jun 26, 2020
I like this feature of having the same country twice, tricksy
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Level 75
Jul 3, 2020
I had both forms of Ecuador consecutively. Really threw me for a while. Therefore, I like it :-).
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Level 80
Jul 6, 2020
I admit I hadn't read that part of the description, so was confused when Paraguay showed up twice. Makes perfect sense now that I understand the parameters.
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Level 67
Jun 28, 2020
It is a result of it being random I assume. Not purposefully put in a single quizround together.
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Level 86
Jul 6, 2020
I got the same country right back to back.

_O_I_I_A

D_M_N_C_

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Level 68
Jul 6, 2020
That was very lucky!
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Level 63
Jul 19, 2020
Why don't you read the instructions thast quiz compilers take the trouble to provide for you?
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Level 32
May 10, 2021
I got Vanuatu twice:

_A_U_T_

V_N_A_U

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Level 90
Jun 26, 2020
Perfect score and 2:17 to spare.
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Level 75
Jul 19, 2020
Really?
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Level 29
Jul 19, 2020
I just tried and found all of them with 2:21 left !
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Level 75
Dec 22, 2020
Wow. I'm terrible at this!
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Level 67
Jun 26, 2020
Always struggle with these sorts of quizzes, just not how my mind works lol
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Level 49
Jul 19, 2020
I know, I knew I would be terrible at this, and I was.
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Level 66
Jun 26, 2020
Unexpectedly hard, but fun quiz.
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Level 80
Jun 26, 2020
Maybe add a caveat that the punctuation is also missing?
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Level 68
Jun 26, 2020
I assume you're talking about Guinea-Bissau, it wasn't supposed to have the "-" missing, I have fixed this now thanks :)
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Level 91
Jun 29, 2020
Well done; fun quiz!
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2020
All correct with 1:20 left. I seem to have the brain for this sort of quiz
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Level 29
Jul 19, 2020
Me too, all found with 2:21 left!
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Level 52
Jul 19, 2020
More difficult than I expected :O cool quiz!
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Level 49
Jul 20, 2020
Cote d'Ivoire Point of View Matters
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Level 70
Jul 20, 2020
Holy Moley, that was tough!
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Level 65
Jul 20, 2020
Curious how many duplicates there are. I_a_ and _a_a_a are two I could think of, but not sure how many more there are.
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Level 18
Jul 23, 2020
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Level 54
Jul 22, 2021
I got _I_E_I_ and I_E_A_D.
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Level 68
Jul 22, 2021
There are 9 possible duplicates!
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Level 44
Jul 4, 2021
"Netherlands" doesn't fit, there was one gap too little; I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that in more than two years.
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Level 68
Jul 4, 2021
I have double checked and they're both correct.

The two for Netherlands are:

N_T_E_L_N_S

_E_H_R_A_D_

Which are both the correct expected outcomes (as can be seen by merging the two together!

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Level 42
Feb 15, 2022
Nice and challenging quiz! Couldn't stop me from getting the perfect score though, haha!
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Level 54
Apr 21, 2022
I got _A_I_I_ and came up with Palikir before remembering it was countries, not capitals.
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Level 68
Apr 21, 2022
Good idea, I could make that next!
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Level 54
May 4, 2022
I just noticed how the time for this is 3:21... very cool!
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Level 66
May 19, 2022
Comoros Islands also fits :(