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2022 News Stories - Name the Country

Can you name the countries related to these news stories from the year 2022?
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Last updated: December 21, 2022
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Clue
Country
Russia invades this country
Ukraine
Violent protests occur after morality police beat a young woman to death for wearing
an improper hijab
Iran
Hundreds of millions of people are forced to remain at home for weeks at a time as this
country maintains its strict "Covid Zero" policy until December
China
Lula da Silva is elected President
Brazil
This African country passes Brazil to become the 6th most populous in the world
Nigeria
This African country surpasses 100 million in population
D. R. Congo
A convoy of truckers travels across the country to protest Covid mandates
Canada
This country has three different Prime Ministers and two different monarchs
United Kingdom
Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is assassinated
Japan
China is angered when U.S. leader Nancy Pelosi visits this island nation
Taiwan
This country hosts the FIFA World Cup
Qatar
... and this country wins it
Argentina
Canada and _____ end their border dispute, agreeing to split Hans Island
Denmark
158 people are killed by a crowd crush during Halloween street festivities
South Korea
Inflation surges to over 80% as the value of the Lira crashes
Turkey
Over 1,739 people die in flooding due to heavy monsoon rains and melting glaciers
Pakistan
President Pedro Castillo is deposed after attempting to dissolve Congress
Peru
This country wins 37 medals at the Winter Olympics, the most of any country and
adding to its all-time lead
Norway
43 Comments
+5
Level 43
Dec 22, 2022
Wow that was a bad year to Brazil ;-;
+48
Level ∞
Dec 22, 2022
Could be worse: 7-1.
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Level 81
Dec 22, 2022
Well, the alternative was far worse: Bolsonaro and to be eliminated by Argentina.
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Level 71
Dec 22, 2022
Does becoming the 6th most populous country in the world really count as news? Maybe to JetPunkers, but I doubt Nigerians were celebrating in the street at the moment they passed Brazil in population.

Also, Sri Lanka would have been a good addition.

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Level 89
Dec 22, 2022
Of course it's news. The clue said nothing about Nigerians celebrating in the streets, or that it was good news.
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Level 78
Jan 6, 2023
Here: https://www.thecable.ng/world-population-hits-8-billion-nigeria-now-6th-most-populous-country A Nigerian news site which covered the news.
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Level 45
Dec 22, 2022
I just hear hard rock music when doing this quiz
+18
Level 89
Dec 22, 2022
So do Canada and Denmark now share a land border? :)
+7
Level 83
Dec 22, 2022
yes, but depending if/how you count dependencies
+20
Level ∞
Dec 22, 2022
The subtlety that one million JetPunk commenters never seem to pick up on.
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Level 89
Dec 28, 2022
After researching it further, looks like the Canadian side is officially part of Canada proper (part of the territory of Nunavut), but the Danish side is officially part of Greenland, so not part of Denmark proper. You probably (thankfully) don't have to reset a few dozen border quizzes! ;)
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Level 68
Dec 22, 2022
Small correction, and correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Shinzo Abe the PM of Japan, not the president?
+4
Level 72
Dec 22, 2022
He was, aye.
+2
Level ∞
Dec 22, 2022
Fixed
+3
Level 69
Dec 22, 2022
The Nigerian fact is a little scary.
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Level 66
Dec 23, 2022
why?
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Level 70
Dec 27, 2022
They're so poor and have several conflicts that younger population would seek any way to leave this country, causing massive migration crises in many developed countries
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Level 72
Mar 12, 2024
Of course someone goes straight to immigration and not the obvious question of whether or not Nigeria can support a population of that size.
+7
Level 2
Dec 27, 2022
why do you seem more worried about the migration crisis affecting the developed countries than what is happening there...?
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Level 83
Dec 28, 2022
'Developed' countries really need an influx of younger people right now. 'Developing' countries will suffer far more from their loss than we will from their gain. Unless you're a xenophobe I guess
+9
Level 93
Dec 23, 2022
The fact that Shinzo Abe was assassinated is still so depressing to me.
+3
Level 65
Dec 23, 2022
First clue should be "Russia", not "Russian"
+1
Level ∞
Dec 23, 2022
Fixed
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Level 35
Dec 27, 2022
Actually...
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Level 66
Dec 23, 2022
There were convoys of truckers in a bunch of countries
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Level 39
Dec 24, 2022
Ya, but it started in Canada
+3
Level 69
Dec 24, 2022
The Dem. Rep. Of The Congo did not surpass 100,000,000 in 2022, they’re estimated to surpass it in 2024.
+4
Level ∞
Dec 24, 2022
I calculated the numbers myself based on the 2022 edition of the UN World Population Prospects.
+1
Level 60
Dec 24, 2022
Should have got the China one, how many other countries have hundreds of millions of people.
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Level 45
Dec 27, 2022
A lot of them......
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Level 77
Dec 27, 2022
Seven, if we take "hundreds of millions" to mean "more than 200,000,000."
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Level 65
Dec 27, 2022
Very good. Thank you QM
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Level 73
Dec 27, 2022
Sad that the news item that should have gotten the most news coverage got the fewest right answers. I'm talking about the floods in Pakistan caused by climate change.
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Level 35
Dec 27, 2022
U.S. Leader Nancy Pelosi? I think you messed up a little bit...
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Level 69
Dec 27, 2022
She's a leader, just not the top leader.
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Level 66
Dec 27, 2022
Thanks for mentioning the Canadian truckers protesting against the vaccine mandates. This event was unreported in the world press, as were the many, many other vaccine mandate protests worldwide, attended by thousands, in Europe, South America, the USA, Australia and even China. Here in the UK, thousands of NHS workers marched last year and managed to overturn the mandates for NHS workers, this of course included many doctors and nurses.
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Level 67
Dec 27, 2022
Mentioned, but not condoned.
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Level 55
Dec 27, 2022
It was definitely reported on. Far more than anyone with sense wanted to hear about
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Level 67
Dec 29, 2022
Workie did say "world press," and indicated they're from the UK. We in the USA and Canada heard about the protests ad nauseum, but it's possible it was not major news elsewhere.
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Level 76
Jan 4, 2023
As someone living outside North America, I can assure you it was. I don't know what OP is talking about, maybe some Bezos-fueled conspiranoid BS.
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Level 67
Dec 28, 2022
Surprised Sri Lanka wasn't included!
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Level 56
Dec 29, 2022
This might be nit-picky, but I somehow interpreted "this country has three different Prime Ministers and two different monarchs" to mean **at this same time.** I think "had" would be more grammatically correct.
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Level 76
Jan 4, 2023
"Has" during that year, not necessarily meaning "at the same time", which the expression does not imply in any way. Notice how the other entries are also in present tense.