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9:43am Fri 29th Apr, ANONYMOUS

This is a really good point, as it applies to every country in the list. Simple examples include "Iran" vs "Iran (Islamic Republic of)" and "Korea" vs "South Korea" vs "Republic of Korea". But truthfully, how an individual may express a country's name is often cultural, or completely arbitrary. Handling each individual edge case is not good design. There are techniques around this (like how Google implements its search algorithm), but this is far beyond the scope of this course. Would a more realistic approach be to expect the user to input the country in the formats from the CSV (except for perhaps, case-sensitivity)?

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