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Countries by a Single Clue #2

Can you name the country that corresponds to each clue?
Answer must correspond to yellow box!
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Last updated: May 20, 2023
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First submittedMay 9, 2017
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Clue
Country
Called "The Land Down Under"
Australia
Its northern border is a DMZ
South Korea
Smallest country in the world
Vatican City
Southernmost country in the Caribbean Sea
Trinidad and Tobago
Largest island in the Indian Ocean
Madagascar
Home to the Angkor Wat temple complex
Cambodia
The United Nations lists its name as Cabo Verde
Cape Verde
Owns about 2/3rds of the region of Patagonia
Argentina
Invaded by the United States in 1983
Grenada
Has the cities of Dunedin, Rotorua, and Whangarei
New Zealand
Historically called "White Russia"
Belarus
Its second largest city is Mombasa
Kenya
Its capital has the initials KL
Malaysia
Monte Carlo is a neighborhood in this city state
Monaco
Its two largest cities both start with H
Vietnam
Broke away from Serbia in 2008
Kosovo
Has won the most Olympic gold medals in alpine skiing
Austria
80% of the country was strip-mined for phosphate
Nauru
Sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland
Liechtenstein
Its capital is Luanda
Angola
36 Comments
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Level 95
May 9, 2017
This is a great series!
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Level 59
May 10, 2017
Totally agree, was expecting #2 today. The great thing about this series (thanks QM) is that there is so much to be learned about countries with information in nuggets. Number of quizzes in this series could easily surpass the general knowledge quizzes and be even more useful.

Having said all this - 9/20 :-(

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Level 79
May 11, 2017
Rather on the easy side. Completed with 1:50 remaining.
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Level 56
May 21, 2017
Simply did not know Nauru...at least by this one clue.
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Level 56
Jun 3, 2020
Nauru has even space for Strip Mining?
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Level 59
Sep 17, 2020
I was a little freaked for a bit because I thought a sizeable country had actually been mostly strip mined, so Nauru was a relief.
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Level 55
Aug 27, 2020
Only got that one because of other quizzes on jetpunk.
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Level 66
Aug 1, 2017
Are you sure the answer to 12 isn't Westeros?
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Level 75
Aug 29, 2017
Nah, Westeros is a continent
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Level 45
Aug 27, 2017
i forgot asutralia,malaysia,south korea,kenya,austria,vietnam and grenada
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Level 77
Aug 27, 2017
I totally guessed on Mombasa.. somehow I was right, first try! I already knew about New Zealand and Nauru, so I ended up with 18.
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Level 22
Aug 31, 2017
100% with 2:42 left - second try. Love this quiz :)
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Level 37
Nov 13, 2017
Great Quiz! - Thank you.
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Level 94
Nov 20, 2017
i think also Cyprus qualifies for having a DMZ as its northern (and only) border: maybe northern (turkish) cyprus is not a recognized state, but a border does not need an international acknowledgement to be effective (and sure the division in two of the island of Cyprus IS effective)
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Level 55
Sep 15, 2020
That is not its only border. It also has borders with the British Sovereign Base Areas of Dhekelia and Akrotiri.
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Level 45
Dec 24, 2017
for smallest country in the world I said nauru, but it was wrong so I typed vatican. Then when i see i missed nauru for the 80% question, i was pissed
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Level 34
May 13, 2018
Surprising how such a tiny country was able to invade the U.S
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Level 91
Sep 17, 2018
Surprising how such a tiny word, "by," inverts the meaning of the clue.
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Level 66
May 14, 2018
Since 'bela' means white, and 'Rus' means 'Russia', Belarus still means 'white Russia'.
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Level 75
Dec 3, 2018
Yes, but it's called Belarus
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Level 68
May 26, 2019
yes but the way it is phrased makes it sound that it used to be called something meaning white russia, but not anymore..
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Level 75
Jun 3, 2019
Not to me - it sounds like the question is saying it used to be called White Russia, which it did (or at least part of it used to be)
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Level 68
Jul 29, 2022
Strangely, Belarus is pronounced "bái é luó sí" in Chinese, which literally means "White Russia", but it also sounds similar to Belarus.
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Level 68
May 26, 2019
May I suggest writing DMZ in full? This is a site in english, yes, but you have many many people for whom english is not their native tongue.

I myself have not heard of DMZ before (and my vocabulary is quite big, I usually know more words in english than native speakers.) It is not a word you come across in daily life, unless perhaps in a documentary about korea. Or a book about military terminology.

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Level 30
Apr 13, 2020
I second this!
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Level 62
Aug 11, 2019
It helps that I have been to most of them!
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Level 38
Apr 2, 2020
Mauritius should work for "African island country uninhabited until discovered by Portugal" - although it was discovered first by Arabs the first to make a settlement on the islands were the Portuguese.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius#Portuguese_Mauritius

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Level 30
Apr 13, 2020
Fun fact: in Dutch, the name for Belarus is still "Wit-Rusland", which translates perfectly to "White Russia".
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Level 63
Sep 17, 2020
Same in norwegian, Hviterussland.
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Level 60
Sep 15, 2020
Belarus doesn't mean "White Russia" but "White Ruthenia", a historic land of Kievan Rus, which consisted most of today's Belarus. Name "Russia" also originated from Ruthenia.
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Level 76
Oct 30, 2020
Weird that you'd go with Ruthenia when you have the Rus there. In any case, it would be "White Rus", but since Russia is, practically speaking, the modern form of Rus, then "White Russia" is quite adequate; certainly more than a very old name for the region which is actually a latinized exonym.
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Level 60
May 11, 2021
Rus is Slavic for Ruthenia
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Level 39
Apr 13, 2021
I got Nauru but not Malaysia.
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2023
17/20, missed New Zealand, Nauru, and Grenada
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Level 72
Jun 14, 2023
Novak Djokovic seems to disagree with one of theses clues.
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Level 68
Oct 31, 2023
Novak Djokovic is good at playing tennis, and not worth listening to on most other subjects.