Country Limericks #1

Can you guess the country for each limerick that I've written below?
This is just for fun, so allow for some artistic and creative licence!
Any improvements are welcome (but any priggishness will be ignored)!
Quiz by JustJoshing
Last updated: February 25, 2024
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First submittedNovember 6, 2021
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Limerick #1
This one is of red, white and blue
And home to The Stones and The Who
We're spread across islands
With one of them Ireland
And our head was Elizabeth Two
United Kingdom
Limerick #2
We're famous for Jews in this place
But also for two other faiths
Our flag bears a star
And war's never far
'Cause Palestine's laid claim to our space
Limerick #3
Our flag has a triangle of green
Of islands we've a hundred-fifteen
Our people die young
The creole's our tongue
And our capital is named for a queen
Limerick #4
We used to be the land of a king
Now a republic is more of our thing
Our army does march
By our Triumphal Arch
And our third city's the reason we sing
Limerick #5
We've the Caspian Sea to our east
And the plov forms part of our feast
We were freed in the nineties
Which was pretty good timing
And our four-letter capital was unleashed
Limerick #6
As Ellice, we were part of an Empire
Now our nine islands are ours to admire
We're for the almighty
Whilst pledging to Blighty
And our fekei is best cooked on the fire
Limerick #7
Our flag is striped red, green and gold
And our winters can get rather cold
We were ruled by the Prussians
And then by the Russians
And our Old Town's a sight to behold
Limerick #8
1810 saw our Spanish rule reversed
Now we say that the homeland is first
'86 was our Cup
The chihuahua’s our pup
And it’s tequila that quenches our thirst
Limerick #9
We were once well beloved for our phones
Though for small Angry Birds we're now known
You'll make us feel homely
By saying Suomi
And in our saunas bare bodies are shown
Limerick #10
We're big fans of ackee and fish
That's 'cause it's our national dish
We prayed with our Rastas
So Usain ran faster
And to live as One People's our wish
Level 77
Nov 6, 2021
An inventive idea for a quiz. In limerick five, the rhyme is a trifle forced. How about finishing it off thus: "We like to expand, From our own native land, Well into Armenia, at least"?
Level 65
Nov 12, 2021
Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for that suggestion - I’ll have a think about adding that in
Level 76
Nov 6, 2021
Love it! Want more :-)
Level 65
Nov 12, 2021
Glad you enjoyed! 😁
Level 65
Nov 12, 2021
In #9, I think you mean to say "homey". "Homely" means unattractive.
Level 69
Nov 12, 2021
Really? In which variety of English? Here in Ireland it means comfy, cosy, like a home.
Level 65
Nov 12, 2021
Spot on tranagceist - I can’t imagine any situation where “homely” means unattractive haha
Level 85
Nov 12, 2021
In American English, homely is more commonly used in a derogatory fashion—describing someone as such means that they look plain, or unattractive as kawow said.
Level 65
Nov 12, 2021
In Indian English also homely means nice.
Level 94
Nov 12, 2021
great idea and execution! nominated :)
Level 62
Nov 12, 2021
Can be hard to come up with something original - good work.
Level 65
Nov 12, 2021
Level 82
Dec 1, 2022
this was awesome! Although Limerick #8's first line has too many syllables? Or am I just saying it in the wrong accent?