Idea, people, is to guess the countries:
1. Río de la Plata to the south, originally the Charrúa people, on a per-capita basis, it contributes more troops to United Nations peace-keeping missions than any other country, Economist “country of the year” in 2013
2. Was dominated by Bantu-speaking tribes, a Marxist–Leninist one-party state from 1970 to 1991, fourth largest oil producer in the Gulf, independence from France on 15 August 1960, in 1997 – Lissouba and Sassou started to fight for power in a civil war.
3. Name comes from an extinct tribe of Turkic origin, heavy industry, power engineering, and agriculture, saved its Jewish population from deportation to concentration camps, air pollution more severe than any other country in continent.
4. Kingdom of a Million Elephants Under the White Parasol, landlocked, occupied by French and Japanese, generates electricity from its rivers and sells power to its neighbours, accused of genocide, and violations against the Hmong ethnic minority.
5. Large hinterland in the north-east, close to Bougainville, highest territorial points over 11,000 feet – Mount McClintock and Mount Menzies, affected by the Indian Ocean Dipole and the El Niño–Southern Oscillation, carbon dioxide emissions near highest in world.
6. Safavids were important, one of worst for human rights abuses today, huge fossil fuel reserves, Ferdowsi highly regarded, devastated by Mongols, Caucasian khanates took over much territory, Krtsanisi most famous battle.
7. Red, blue and yellow flag, one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse, was once the Granadine Confederation, became British military target in 1739, followed in 1783 by a Royal Botanical Expedition, constant civil war.