And Don't Forget Plucky Finland

So you think you're a student of foreign affairs. But are you a student of foreign-affairs news-media cliches? Try to match the countries and states below with their best-loved modifiers (as verified by the Nexis database).

1. Breakaway republic of

a. Bosnia

b. Chechnya

c. North Korea

2. War-torn

a. Chiapas

b. Haiti

c. Bosnia

3. Oil-rich

a. North Korea

b. Northern Ireland

c. Saudi Arabia

4. Isolated

a. North Korea

b. Chiapas

c. Chechnya

5. Strife-ridden

a. Haiti

b. Wales

c. Northern Ireland

6. Troubled

a. Northern Ireland

b. Chiapas

c. Denmark

7. Impoverished island nation of

a. Haiti

b....

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