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Find a country Italy is in, given that:

Belgium is in The Netherlands

Germany is in Switzerland

The United Arab Emirates are in Oman

Russia is in Belarus

Note: This puzzle was inspired by Which country is INDIA in?

However, I noticed that the question is not possible anymore with India.

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The answer is:

Switzerland

Because:

Campione d'Italia is an Italian exclave which is an enclave in Switzerland
Baarle-Hertog is a Belgian exclave which is an enclave in the Netherlands
Büsingen am Hochrhein is a German exclave which is an enclave in Switzerland
Nahwa is an exclave of the United Arab Emirates which is an enclave in Oman
San'kovo-Medvezh'e is a Russian exclave which is an enclave in Belarus

Here's more:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_enclaves_and_exclaves

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  • $\begingroup$ I was going to point out that India would be possible with this answer, but it turns out it isn't for a little less than a year! (about time they took care of that...) $\endgroup$ – ffao Apr 8 '16 at 20:08
  • $\begingroup$ @ffao Actually, there is still one enclave of Bangladesh in India (though not dozens like before). $\endgroup$ – gparyani Mar 7 at 20:59
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The answer is:

Switzerland

How?

They are sharing their borders

Belgium is in The Netherlands
Germany is in Switzerland
The UAE is in Oman
Russia is in Belarus
So the Italia aka Italy is in Switzerland

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  • $\begingroup$ And why Switzerland? Could France, Austria or Slovenia not also be valid? $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore Apr 8 '16 at 20:02
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The answer is

Austria or Switzerland

Because;

Over Belgium there is The Netherlands
Below Germany is Switzerland
Right to UAE is Oman
Left to Russia is Belarus
and back to Over Italy is Austria or Switzerland

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