Below I operate two countries name into a country name.
The 3 countries must have different names.
Determine how the operation works, then replace ?? with a country name.

australia # poland = austria
romania # brazil = oman
romania # moldova = iran
lithuania # venezuela = haiti
sierra leone # montenegro = israel
mongolia # congo = mali

malawi # norway = ??
nigeria # belgium = ??
argentina # botswana = ??
somalia # vietnam = ??

Bonus puzzle
Find another set of 2 countries to which the operation can be applied plus its resulting country name.

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    $\begingroup$ IMO you only need one example. The rest could have been questions. $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Jun 10 '17 at 10:05

The operation #...

Removes the letters in the second country from the first country name, then anagrams the remaining letters. You remove only as many of a specific letter as the number of times it appears in the second country's name.

Operation results:

malawi # norway = mali
nigeria # belgium = iran
argentina # botswana = niger
somalia # vietnam = laos

Bonus question:

dominica # morocco = india

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    $\begingroup$ woww... so fast. $\endgroup$ – Jamal Senjaya Jun 10 '17 at 6:45
  • $\begingroup$ @rybo111 I agree that it's not perfectly explained, so I tried to change the wording. Feel free to suggest something better if you have any idea! $\endgroup$ – ffao Jun 10 '17 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ Looks good now, can't think of a better way to summarise than you have. $\endgroup$ – rybo111 Jun 10 '17 at 10:04

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