<input type="country" />

Terence Eden with a good rundown of the problems around standardising a country input type:

Let’s start with the big one. What is a country? This is about as contentious as it gets! It involves national identities, international politics, and hereditary relationships.

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Some countries don’t recognise each other. Some believe that the other country is really part of their country. Some countries don’t exist.

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Borders shift. Countries disappear, merge, split, change names, change flags, and do all manner of weird things which trip up your edge cases.

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