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Afghanistan
   can be described as   
"The Crossroads of Conquerors"
Australia
   can be described as   
"The Smallest Continent"
The boomerang was invented by native aborigines of Australia, and they were used as weapons.
Bangladesh
   can be described as   
"The Bengali Nation"
Brunei
   can be described as   
"The Youngest Nation"
Burma
   can be described as   
"The Land of Golden Pagodas"
Cambodia
   can be described as   
"A New Dawn"
China
   can be described as   
"The World's Biggest Nation"
The last emperor of China was P'u Yi, who inherited the Mongol Quing Dynasty at the age of 2 years and 10 months.
Egypt
   can be described as   
"The Gift of the Nile"
Greece
   can be described as   
"A Collection of City States"
Guam
   can be described as   
"Where American's Day Begins"
India
   can be described as   
"The World Largest Democracy"
Indonesia
   can be described as   
"The World's Largest Archipelago"
Indonesia is made up of roughly 17500 islands.
Iran
   can be described as   
"The Land of Daniel and the Persians"
Iraq
   can be described as   
"The Cradle of Civilization"
Ireland
   can be described as   
"The Emerald Isle"
Isle of Man
   can be described as   
The Jewel of the Irish Sea
Israel
   can be described as   
"The Birthplace of Christ and Homeland of the Jews"
Japan
   can be described as   
"The Land of the Rising Sun"
Jordan
   can be described as   
"The Desert Arab Kingdom"
Korea
   can be described as   
"The Land of the Morning Calm"
Kuwait
   can be described as   
"The World's Richest People"
Laos
   can be described as   
"The Land of a Million Elephants"
Lebanon
   can be described as   
"Divided by a Civil War"
Malaysia
   can be described as   
"A Malayan Federation"
Mongolia
   can be described as   
"The Land of Genghis Khan"
New Zealand
   can be described as   
"Land of the Long White Cloud"
The popular translation of the Maori "Aotearoa"
The Philippines
   can be described as   
"The Pearl of the Orient"
Its the largest Catholic nation in Asia.
Russia
   can be described as   
"The Central Asian Republic"
Saudi Arabia
   can be described as   
"The Cradle of Islam"
Singapore
   can be described as   
"An Island City Republic"
Sri Lanka
   can be described as   
"The Isle of Sorrow"
Once best-known for its enormous tea plantations, Sri Lanka exported tea to China. China, in turn, exported it to the UK, thus creating "tea time".
Syria
   can be described as   
"The Land of Saladin"
Taiwan
   can be described as   
"The Island Bastion of Nationalist China"
Thailand
   can be described as   
"The Land of the Free"
Turkey
   can be described as   
"A Republic on Two Continents"
St. Nicholas (Santa Claus) was born in Denre, on the coastline. The first man to fly was from Turkey. Aesop (as in Aesops' Fables) was born in Turkey.
U.S.A.
   can be described as   
Land of the Free, Home of the Brave
From the national anthem,'The Star Spangled Banner', (the last line of the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th stanzas.)
Vietnam
   can be described as   
"Victor Over the West"
Yemen
   can be described as   
"The Land of Sheba"
Yemen is physically connected to the countries of Oman and the United Arab Reppublic. A small country, but a country with a high crime rate (theft, etc.)


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