Leaving aside the entries for the World and the EU, the eleven most populous nations on earth – the 11 with 100 million people apiece – according to the CIA Factbook, are as follows; see if you can fill in the blanks:
3. United States
I left in the easier ones (including Russia, which is dropping like a rock on this list). The answers are below the fold.
Bangladesh surprised me the most, since other than Japan none of the others is nearly as small, size-wise. But Pakistan’s population also surprised me. The two – which were once a single nation, the Muslim carve-outs from India – combine for a population in excess of 300 million, larger than the U.S.