How to color world maps (as seen on Wikipedia)

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    ...paint bucket? Or am I not understanding the question?
     
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    That would mean meticulously clicking Canada dozens of times to get all of its islands. Repeat for the geographical intricacies of nearly two hundred countries.

    I was thinking that since thousands of articles work off the same template, there must be a website that lists the countries and allows you to make them as you see fit, automatically applying the color of choice to the full country.
     
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    The files you linked to are .svg files. I opened the second with Inkscape. It seems that all the regions that belong to a given country (eg, Canada and all its islands) are grouped, so you can simply select a group and choose a fill color.
     

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