Do other countries have these problems with naming themselves?
I think The Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macadonia do (looooong wikipedia link )
Although the Macedonia knows what to call itself and everyone knows what to call Macedonia - except a few bad-tempered Greeks. Mate worked on a base in Afghanistan and said the greek officer spent most of his time writing emails complaining that the Macedonians' vehicles had "Macedonia" painted on them instead of FYROM. Although I suppose if the worst thing an army did in Afghanistan was write some trolling emails, that's probably not too bad a track record.
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