Yes, back in 2010 we met a fellow overlander who had the flags of all the countries he was planning to visit on the side of his 4WD. On arrival in Morocco they took great offence over the Western Saharan flag. After hours of fiasco the authorities peeled the stickers off and took the contact details of the company who'd printed them for him.
Fawlty Towers approach works, "don't mention the war".
Vladivostok - Denmark 2008... Finished.
Denmark - South Africa 2010-2011... Finished.