You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps
if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at
the very least you need a beer.
— Frank Zappa
By popular demand, I now use ISO 3166 as my reference, but still use common names when they are better known than the official ones. I include a country if it existed at the time I was there. Unless needed for disambiguation, I leave off "Republic of" and other prefixes.
Albania Egypt Liechtenstein Singapore Algeria France Macau Slovakia Argentina Germany Macedonia (FYROM) Slovenia Australia Gibraltar Malaysia South Korea Austria Greece Mexico Soviet Union Belgium Hong Kong Monaco Spain Bermuda Hungary Morocco Switzerland Bulgaria Iceland Nepal Syria Canada India Netherlands Thailand Chile Indonesia Panama Tunisia China Ireland Peru Turkey Colombia Israel Philippines UK Croatia (Hrvatska) Italy Poland United States Cuba Jamaica Portugal Uruguay Czech Republic Japan Romania Vatican DDR (East Germany) Jordan Russia Vietnam Dominican Republic Laos (Lao PDR)
Places where I got stuck in the transit lounge at the airport, walked across the border without officially entering, or passed through on the train with a transit visa.
Abu Dhabi (UAE) Burma (MMR) Mongolia North Korea (PRK)
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