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Poll: Countries never nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar

These countries never had any of their films nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Which country do you think is most due for this honor?

(For the sake of limiting the options, the list is largely based on the number of submissions to the award each country has made. These numbers are mentioned in brackets for each option, but please vote according to your general perception of the country's achievements.)

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    Atiq Rahimi in Syngué sabour, pierre de patience (2012)

    Afghanistan (9)
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    East, West, East: The Final Sprint (2009)

    Albania (9)
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    Nabat (2014)

    Azerbaijan (6)
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    Jalaler Golpo (2014)

    Bangladesh (11)
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    Olvidados (2014)

    Bolivia (5)
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    Tilt (2011)

    Bulgaria (26)
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    Princesas rojas (2013)

    Costa Rica (4)
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    Olga Pakalovic and Mijo Jurisic in Halimin put (2012)

    Croatia (24)
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    Dólares de arena (2014)

    Dominican Republic (8)
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    Silencio en la tierra de los sueños (2013)

    Ecuador (4)
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    Yasmin Raeis in Fatat el masnaa (2013)

    Egypt (30)
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    Biola tak berdawai (2003)

    Indonesia (17)
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    Syn Babilonu (2009)

    Iraq (6)
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    Kurmanjan datka (2014)

    Kyrgyzstan (11)
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    Golfstrim pod aysbergom (2012)

    Latvia (7)
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    Caramel (2007)

    Lebanon (12)
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    Julija Steponaityte and Aiste Dirziute in Sangailes vasara (2015)

    Lithuania (8)
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    Perl oder Pica (2006)

    Luxembourg (11)
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    Die Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel (2003)

    Mongolia (2)
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    Nabil Ayouch in Les chevaux de Dieu (2012)

    Morocco (11)
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    Afia Nathaniel at an event for Dukhtar (2014)

    Pakistan (5)
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    Eddie Garcia and Princess in Bwakaw (2012)

    Philippines (27)
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    Manoel de Oliveira

    Portugal (32)
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    Cristian Mungiu and Oleg Mutu in 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)

    Romania (31)
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    Haifaa Al-Mansour in Wadjda (2012)

    Saudi Arabia (1)
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    Bajram Severdzan in Black Cat, White Cat (1998)

    Serbia (22)
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    7 Letters (2015)

    Singapore (8)
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    Marko Igonda, Attila Mokos, and Péter Nádasdi in Krok do tmy (2014)

    Slovakia (19)
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    Igor Samobor in Razredni sovraznik (2013)

    Slovenia (18)
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    Joon-ho Bong in Mother (2009)

    South Korea (27)
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    Sakda Kaewbuadee in Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (2010)

    Thailand (22)
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    Nuri Bilge Ceylan at an event for Kis Uykusu (2014)

    Turkey (22)
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    Povodyr (2014)

    Ukraine (7)
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    Rolf Becker and Héctor Noguera in Mr. Kaplan (2014)

    Uruguay (13)
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    Edgar Ramírez in The Liberator (2013)

    Venezuela (25)