I just got done with this… IT TOOK FOREVER! Save your self the pain and copy if you need it.
196 Countries in Country Name and ISO “-2 Code Country Code format. The JSON object is in name value pair format for easy consumption.
Please leave a comment is I misspelled something or if I need to add another country!
Did all the counties from here: http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/country_code_list.htm that weren’t in italics.