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The Nations of the World” is a well-known song written by Randy Rogel, a writer from Batman: The Animated Series and Animaniacs, whose son was studying geography. When he saw that "United States, Canada" rhymed with "Mexico, Panama," he wrote and rhymed the other lines, got to work on the lyrics, and sent the song to Animaniacs. The music is that of the "Jarabe Tapatío," better known as the "Mexican Hat Dance" tune, a traditional Mexican song. Rogel later wrote a new updated verse that included many countries that were skipped or which did not exist when the original song was written. Rob Paulsen has included this new verse in performances of the song in Animaniacs Live!and at conventions, and notably recorded it in a 2017 Nerdist video.

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And now, all the nations of the world in order!

United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru

Republic Dominican, Cuba, Dominica, then there's El Salvador, too

St. Lucia, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras, Guyana, and still

Guatemala, Bolivia, then Argentina, And Ecuador, Chile, Brazil.

Costa Rica, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada

Paraguay, Uruguay, Suriname, Barbados, The Bahamas, Nicaragua!

Norway, and Sweden, and Iceland, and Finland, And Germany, The UAE's

Switzerland, Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, Italy, Turkey, and Greece

Poland, Romania, Georgia, Albania, Ireland, Russia, Oman

Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Cyprus, Iraq, and Iran

There's Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Then Yemen, Kuwait, and Bahrain

The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Portugal, France, UK, Denmark, and Spain

India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan

Bangladesh, Cambodia and both the Koreas And China, Malaysia, Japan

Mongolia, Laos, Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines and Tuvalu

Sri Lanka, The Seychelles, Vietnam and New Zealand, Slovenia, Vanuatu

Tunisia, Morocco, Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe, Djibouti, Botswana

Eswatini, The Gambia, Mozambique, Zambia, Guinea, Algeria, Ghana

Burundi, Lesotho, then Malawi, Togo, The DRC and South Sudan,

Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Liberia, Egypt, Benin, and Gabon

Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya, and Mali, Sierra Leone, and Samoa

Nauru, Namibia, Senegal, Libya, Cameroon, Congo, Moldova

Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Sao Tome and Principe

Tonga, Armenia Then Mauritania and Lithuania, Monaco, Liechtenstein, Malta, and Palestine, Fiji, Australia, Sudan

Montenegro and Bosnia/Herzegovina, then Timor Leste, Turkmenistan

South Africa, Vatican City and Latvia, Belarus, Azerbaijan

Mauritius, Uzbekistan, Brunei and Kazakhstan, the Marshall Islands and now Kyrgyzstan, then there's Tajikistan, then Eritrea, Qatar and Palau!

Equatorial Guinea and Papua New Guinea, St Vincent and The Grenadines

The CAR, Serbia, St Kitts and Nevis...

Ukraine and Estonia, North Macedonia, then San Marino, Andorra, Comoros, Micronesia, Kiribati and Croatia, Cote D'Ivoire, Cabo Verde, the Solomon Islands, Maldives!

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