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local p = {}
--
-- to enable us to replicate the current functioning of CountryAbbr and CountryAbbr2
-- We need to deal with 
-- 1 alternative names ISO 3166 should do that
-- 2 {{<name>}}
-- 3 [ [<name>] ]
-- 4 [ [<name>|<junk>] ]
-- 5 [ [image:flag of <country>.[svg|gif|png|jpg]|\d+px] ]
--
 
function p.extractCountry(frame)
   local string= mw.ustring.toNFC (frame.args[1])
   local match=nil;
   match = mw.ustring.match(string, "Flag of ([^\.]*)")
   if (match) then 
      return match
   end 
-- () for Cocos (Keeling) Islands
-- ' For  People's 
-- . for U.S. etc.
   match = mw.ustring.match(string, "(%u[%a\(\)\.' -]+)")
   if (match == "Image") then
       string = mw.ustring.gsub(string, match, "")
       match = mw.ustring.match(string, "[\|\[](%u[%a\(\)\.' -]+)")
   end
   if (match == "20px") then
       string = mw.ustring.gsub(string, match, "")
       match = mw.ustring.match(string, "\[(%u[%a\(\)\.' -]+)")
   end 
   if (match) then 
      return match
   end
   return  string
end
 
--[[ 
 
 
]]
 
function p.extractSubdivision(frame)
   local string= mw.ustring.toNFC (frame.args[1])
   local match=nil;
-- Needed for {{flag|Greenland}},
   match = mw.ustring.match(string, "Flag of ([^\.]*)")
   if (match) then 
      return match
   end 
-- . needed for Washington D.C. 
-- ' for cote d'azur
-- leading ' for 'Aden
-- ‘ and trailing ' for Şan‘ā'
   match = mw.ustring.match(string, "('?[%u][%a'‘ \.\,-]+[%a\.'\d]+)")
   if (match) then 
      return match
   end
   return  string
end
 
 
return p

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