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Capital Cities Chain

All the answers are national capitals. The last letter of each answer is the first letter of the next.
Quiz idea manchesterutd10
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Last updated: September 10, 2018
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First submittedNovember 2, 2015
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Hint
City
Has canals and a red light district
Amsterdam
Napoleon conquered it, briefly
Moscow
Southernmost national capital city
Wellington
Has an urban game reserve
Nairobi
Twin city of Rawalpindi
Islamabad
War-torn city of the Levant
Damascus
Where Samsung is headquarted
Seoul
Founded by Francisco Pizarro
Lima
Birthplace of democracy
Athens
Largest city in Scandinavia
Stockholm
Capital of Belarus
Minsk
Located on the Dnieper River
Kyiv
Hint
City
Sigmund Freud practiced here
Vienna
Relatively liberal Middle Eastern city
Amman
Closest capital city to Miami
Nassau
Coldest national capital.
Its name means "Red Hero"
Ulaanbaatar
Where King Abdullah lived
Riyadh
Location of the Tropicana nightclub
Havana
Has a giant gold statue of former
tyrant "Türkmenbaşy"
Ashgabat
Near the ancient city of Carthage
Tunis
Hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics
Sarajevo
Near the border of Ontario and Quebec
Ottawa
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Level 77
Jan 8, 2016
The clue of "conquered by Napoleon" could work for many state capitals such as Berlin, Madrid, Budapest, Bern, Amsterdam, Warsaw,...
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Level 81
Jan 22, 2016
But none of those begin with M and end with W.
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Level 73
Oct 7, 2018
Madriw, Mudapesw and Mmsterdaw do though
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Level 66
Aug 15, 2019
but you don;t know what it ends with yet untill the next question. I tried madrid too.. before moving on
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Level 45
Oct 24, 2018
But Moscow was definitely brief. (other cities were conquered for a tad longer)
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Level 68
Mar 12, 2016
"Relatively liberal Middle Eastern city" is there no better clue? There's also Ankara and Abu Dhabi...
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Level 71
Mar 12, 2016
Sigh... none of which begin with A and end with N. That's the idea of a chain. It eliminates other possible answers by specifying the first and last letter.
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Level 78
Mar 12, 2016
Point taken, but I think what AllenY is really trying to say is that there's got to be something more outstanding or unique about the city other than it is relatively liberal. Is that its greatest claim to fame? I can see the travel brochures now... "Come to Amman, we're Middle Eastern but we're relatively liberal so take a chance and visit! Now featuring....even more sand!!" Who could pass up an offer like that?
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2016
...and the key word here is "relatively". I mean, relatively speaking, Pol Pot wasn't indirectly responsible for the deaths of as many people as Stalin, right? Powerful word.
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Level 37
Apr 30, 2019
^ Poor choice. "Chain" aside, I would have chosen Beirut over

Amman.

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Level 66
Aug 15, 2019
Again, both of his examples start with an A, you want to answer the question you are reading at that moment, if you allready answered the next one, how would you know what that would end with untill you had allready answered the one that came after that, but how would you know... etc.

His comment is not weird at all, he makes a remark about the clue and is not saying this or that answer needs to be accepted.

People get stuck on certain replies and keep reposting it (like joining some pitchfork mob, without realizing who you are chasing, just join and scream) without looking if it is even relevant.

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Level 55
Jun 14, 2017
Interestingly, "Where King Abdullah lived" could also have been a clue for Amman
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Level 70
Oct 7, 2018
And Tel Aviv and Beirut too.
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Level 56
Oct 30, 2021
Having been to Amman, and a few other middle eastern capitals, I would merely dispute the factuality of this clue.
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Level 53
Mar 13, 2016
why not make one that changes every time? Or make it into a 'series' of this type of thing.
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Level 70
Jun 30, 2016
I missed my own capital city. I'm not smart.
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Level 44
Apr 16, 2017
Wasn't Sarajevo the host of the 1994 Winter Olympics, not 1984, which I believe was Calgary?
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Level 52
May 14, 2017
The quiz is right about Sarajevo; Calgary was 1988.
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Level 72
Feb 2, 2018
And 1994 was Lillehammer.
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Level 56
Oct 7, 2018
To my shame I got this one last. As a British man, how could I forget the triumph of Torville and Dean??
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Level 72
Oct 8, 2018
At the time Sarajevo wasn't a capital city.
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Level 64
Apr 13, 2020
The Olympic venues were used by the military in the Yugoslav Wars, as it was on a hill and therefore was a strategic position in the Siege of Sarajevo by the Bosnian Serbs. It was later destroyed in the war.
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Level 74
Oct 7, 2018
If Ottawa is "near" the border of Ontario and Quebec, then I suppose it's impossible for a city, without spanning a river border, to be "on" that border?
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Level 66
Aug 15, 2019
If you are on the border you belong to both sides, or you are inside the border and you are some weird micro-nation and belong to neither side.

Normally the closest you can get is the other country starts after your city ends, so the border is not in your city (if you are on the border the border is in your city, which would mean your ctiy is on both sides of the border

If this comes of as confusing, you could be totally right, I am so tired I am not to sure what I am typing anymore, I know what I mean though.

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Level 66
Aug 15, 2019
best you could say I guess is against the border, though at this moment I am not sure if that is proper english. might just be a too literal translation of how we say it.
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Level 72
Oct 28, 2021
For anyone wondering, Ottawa was pretty much originally supposed to be neither Ontarian or Quebecois. They picked the site for the capital because there was nothing there. Quebec (then known as Lower Canada) and Ontario (then known as Upper Canada) kept on changing the location of the capital between the French and English territory. In fact, the capital building in Montreal had just been burned down by angry Englishmen. Ottawa was chosen as a suitable neutral place for a capital because it was more or less neutral. The Quebec town of Hull was across the river, but its population was fairly low. By the 1920s, though, Francophones had moved to Hull en masse because it was close to the capital and thus we have the anglophone majority Ottawa, and right across the river is basically where many francophones who work in the capital live. That is to say... near the border isn't very specific. Why not, "on the river separating Ontario and Quebec"
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Level 36
Oct 7, 2018
Too short available time, as for me. :(
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Level 67
Oct 8, 2018
Same, I needed about 30 more seconds.
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Level 66
Oct 7, 2018
I don't think the war-torn city is really "war-torn". It was safer than much of the rest of the country at the time.
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Level 65
Oct 7, 2018
The quiz didn't accept "Havana" for some reason... Recent update with spelling error or something?
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Level ∞
Oct 8, 2018
Havana works
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Level 72
Oct 7, 2018
Seconding tshalla- Ottawa is directly on the Ontario/Quebec border. Near is unnecessary.
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Level 71
Oct 8, 2018
Excellent quiz, except the Minsk clue, which is a little bit too obvious
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Level 75
Jun 29, 2019
I agree on both counts.
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Level 53
Jan 27, 2020
I think that Ukrainian-based spelling for Kiev/Kyiv should be accepted just as well as Russian-based. After all, it is based on the official language in the city, and different spelling has no effect on this quiz, since both begin and end with the same letters.
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Level 51
Feb 10, 2020
Thank you
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Level 51
Feb 10, 2020
Accept kyiv. That’s how Kiev is properly spelled
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Level 44
Oct 28, 2021
Kiev is spelled correctly as that's the English spelling and this is a quiz in English.
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Level 59
Feb 25, 2020
Guessed randomly for Havana
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Level 73
May 8, 2020
Took me a while to get the second to last one, I tried San Marino and Santiago before I got it.
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Level 57
Apr 19, 2021
An urban game reserve. OK.