Biggest Countries by Population, but... #1

We removed all first-level subdivisions that contain the letter A in its name. This caused drastic population changes across the world. Can you guess which countries have the highest population now?
Using the most recent available data for each country (2020-21)
Subdivisions were removed based on official names from this quiz
Quiz by RoxyTheQuizzer
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Last updated: March 7, 2022
First submittedMarch 7, 2022
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Population
Country
259 mil
China
99.9 mil
Nigeria
94.9 mil
United States
66.4 mil
Russia
47.8 mil
Pakistan
37.4 mil
Mexico
31.1 mil
Japan
30.8 mil
South Korea
26.3 mil
D. R. Congo
24.8 mil
Bangladesh
Population
Country
23.0 mil
Vietnam
21.1 mil
Ukraine
18.6 mil
India
15.5 mil
Turkey
15.3 mil
Burkina Faso
15.0 mil
Italy
13.5 mil
Germany
12.7 mil
Uganda
12.5 mil
Sri Lanka
11.3 mil
Philippines
Population
Country
10.9 mil
Malawi
10.8 mil
Kenya
10.7 mil
Mali
10.3 mil
South Africa
9.93 mil
Nepal
9.86 mil
Algeria
9.48 mil
Cameroon
9.37 mil
Haiti
9.35 mil
Canada
9.34 mil
Belarus
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Level 56
Mar 12, 2022
Wouldn't have ever guessed Belarus! Nice quiz