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Submitted By:Smithy
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What is the link between the following countries?

Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Liechtenstein
Madagascar
Slovenia

Czechoslovakia also shared this link, although neither the Czech Republic nor Slovakia do individually.

Answer:

They all have internet top-level domains that are chemical symbols.

Argentina - .ar - argon
Australia - .au - gold
Brazil - .br - bromine
Chile - .cl - chlorine
Colombia - .co - cobalt
Liechtenstein - .li - lithium
Madagascar - .mg - magnesium
Slovenia - .si - silicon

Czechoslovakia had the domain .cs, shared with caesium, whereas the Czech Republic (.cz) and Slovakia (.ck) lack this property.

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