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Countries by Haiku #1

We wrote a haiku / for these seventeen countries / can you guess them all?
Quiz idea: Quizzer6794
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Last updated: November 5, 2020
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First submittedNovember 2, 2020
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This northern island / growing larger day by day / tectonics at work
Iceland
We built a big fence / to stop the rabbits spreading / but it didn't work
Australia
Germany invades / this tiny neutral country / takes all the waffles
Belgium
Our naval glory / rum sodomy and the lash / as the saying goes
United Kingdom
Here we speak Urdu / which is almost but not quite / the same as Hindi
Pakistan
The peninsula / where ancient Troy once stood proud / Anatolia!
Turkey
Hundreds of islands / near the Caribbean Sea / but not inside it
Bahamas
Too much unsold cheese / causing hardship for farmers / let's invent fondue
Switzerland
To this small island / the United Nations said / you're no real country
Taiwan
The Atlas foothills / a city called Marrakesh / hope you like couscous
Morocco
"Hola" said Eichmann / and please don't tell Israel / where they can find me
Argentina
Though mostly jungle / along the coast lie cities / where people speak Dutch
Suriname
Countries do not like / our capital's location / except the U.S.
Israel
At El Alamein / Erwin Rommel's mighty tanks / were finally stopped
Egypt
Government steals farms / turns all the starving people / into trillionaires
Zimbabwe
Nice to be near Nice / but one thing's even nicer / no more high taxes
Monaco
Our President said / that no gay people live here / Ahmadinejad
Iran
67 Comments
+21
Level 73
Nov 3, 2020
A very interesting, creative idea! I enjoyed the quiz quite a lot. :)
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Level 71
Nov 3, 2020
Totally awesome/

how come nobody ever/

thought of this before?

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Level 60
Dec 13, 2020
Quizzer6794 did! Check the 1st caveat
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Level 46
Nov 23, 2023
second line is 6 syllables
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Level 74
Nov 3, 2020
"The United Nations / to this little island said / you're no real country"

My first thought was Sealand.

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Level 66
Nov 16, 2020
You're not alone^^
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Level 27
Jan 22, 2023
I agree what the UN said. That's why I didn't get that.
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2023
Sealand isn't an island though.
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Level 74
Nov 3, 2020
Creative!
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Level 65
Nov 3, 2020
Nice addition, better clues than mine for sure ;)
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Level 81
Nov 4, 2020
It's subjective to say it's nice not to have high taxes. Perhaps if you're filthy rich it is. Otherwise not having high taxes generally means run down public services, no or limited welfare state, rampant property speculation, increasing inequality etc.
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Level 73
Nov 4, 2020
It works pretty fine for Monaco.
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Level 46
Dec 13, 2020
It works well for Monaco because it's a country populated almost exclusively by millionaires and billionaires hence a small percentage of taxes works ok. It's also basically a city state so no need for much investment in infrastructure etc. The reason those millionaire and billionaires moved there is so they can avoid paying their fair share and this can by definition only work in a small number of countries who, essentially, steal from everyone else. The fact that powerful governments like USA, UK, France, etc. tolerate this should give their citizens a clear indication that their governments care more about the world's billionaires than their own citizens.
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Level 36
Dec 14, 2020
"Fair share"...how much is that, exactly?
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Level 76
Mar 23, 2021
Tax havens tend to have it fine, at the cost of a lot of people living in other countries. Remember Panama papers? That was just the tip of the iceberg.
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Level 91
Nov 4, 2020
You sound like the life of the party.
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Level 82
Feb 27, 2022
Sounds more to me like someone with a basic idea of social justice.
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Level 56
May 30, 2022
you sound like the life of the party
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Level 68
Nov 4, 2020
I assumed it was ironic.
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Level 56
May 30, 2022
you're joking right. on this quiz??
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Level 94
Nov 4, 2020
this is so good! I enjoyed it a LOT
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Level 55
Nov 4, 2020
Maybe for bolivia

We fought with chile

and lost our precious coastline

We are still salty.

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Level 58
Dec 13, 2020
That was a really good pun if it was intentional! Cause now they can't be "salty" since they don't have access to the ocean!
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Level 84
Oct 4, 2022
Bolivia has very large salt flats, the largest of which is Salar de Uyuni.
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2023
That’s definitely not a pun.
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Level 83
Nov 7, 2020
Great idea!
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Level 74
Nov 22, 2020
awesome quiz! argentina, zimbabwe, suriname and monaco were my favourite clues. it's kinda cool that you can say that the government turned their people into trillionaires and it's a true statement
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Level 56
Dec 13, 2020
Millionaires.
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Level 73
Mar 16, 2022
100 trillion dollar notes were printed.
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Level 76
Apr 24, 2023
I once thought that Weimar Germany held the world record for the highest hyperinflation until Zimbabwe broke it in the 2000s. But I was wrong. Zimbabwe only comes in second place with a price doubling time of about 24 h and 100 trillion (100,000,000,000,000) as the highest printed denomination. The world champion is Hungary: In 1946, they had a doubling time of about 15 h, and their highest denomination was 100 quintillion (100,000,000,000,000,000,000). Germany only comes in 6th, almost as bad as the last world cups :-(
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Level 76
Apr 24, 2023
There's actually a potential interesting JetPunk fact in that story: When the Hungarian currency, the pengő, was replaced in August 1946 by the forint, the total value of all Hungarian banknotes in circulation amounted to 1⁄1,000 of one US cent.
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Level 58
Dec 13, 2020
Taiwan is not small and Iceland has no Northern Island
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Level 64
Dec 13, 2020
Iceland itself is a northern island.
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Level 76
Dec 13, 2020
And Iceland is itself Island.
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Level 82
Feb 27, 2022
"Small" is not an absolute term. In comparison with Australia or Madagascar, Taiwan is certainly small.
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2023
More of a relative term, really.
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Level 68
Mar 4, 2023
I thought it said the northern island as well so I kept trying New Zealand. It also has some tectonic action going on.
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Level 54
Dec 13, 2020
Excellent quiz! I love it!
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Level 73
Dec 13, 2020
Small is subjective. It's small compared to Greenland. And it doesn't say Iceland has a northern island, it says Iceland IS a northern island.
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Level 62
Dec 13, 2020
Statistically speaking, the number of Urdu speaking people in India is 5 times greater than Pakistan.
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Level 59
Dec 14, 2020
what about proportionally speaking? is it the same percent as Pakistan, is it an official language of India?
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Level 14
Jan 10, 2021
Exactly, @wiifly
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Level 70
Dec 13, 2020
actually, Australia, Serbia, Argentina and more countries also recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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Level 63
Dec 13, 2020
But that wouldn't fit, would it?
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Level 74
Dec 13, 2020
Australia and Serbia would, though that would make the clue significantly more difficult.
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Level 14
Jan 10, 2021
It's "like", not "recognize".
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Level 63
Oct 19, 2022
"Um, Actually" 🤓
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Level 71
Dec 13, 2020
A really great quiz/

Hope to see more of these soon/

Thanks for featuring!

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Level 72
Dec 14, 2020
We made Skype. We know /

you use it too. May we join /

the Nordic countries?

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Level 79
Dec 15, 2020
🇪🇪
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Level 14
Jan 10, 2021
This should be added! (Not writing answer because people might cheat)
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Level 49
Mar 3, 2023
Finland?
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Level 69
Dec 14, 2020
This was delightful.
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Level 66
Dec 15, 2020
Well done. Very enjoyable. Thanks
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Level 80
Nov 16, 2021
To this small island, the UN said, you're no real country - did anyone else immediately think of Sealand?
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Level 23
Feb 23, 2023
awesome quiz but i did terribly
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Level 43
Mar 3, 2023
Lovely quiz and I kept laughing
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Level 73
Mar 3, 2023
One of the funniest quizzes in Jetpunk! 😂
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Level 61
Mar 3, 2023
yo - this was charming and delightful! great quiz!!
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Level 53
Mar 3, 2023
taiwan isnt that small
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Level 64
Mar 3, 2023
Trillionaires is 4 syllables for me, but I can see how you pronounce it with 3 syllables.
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Level 39
Mar 3, 2023
Trill-yon-aires
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Level 59
Mar 5, 2023
I think that guy's saying it Trill-ion. I haven't really heard it that way
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Level 66
Mar 3, 2023
"and please don't tell Israel" - only comes to six syllables for me

and - please - don't - tell - Is - rail

Maybe I'm mispronouncing Israel and I should be saying Is-ray-el!

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Level 45
Jun 1, 2023
Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine
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Level 68
Jun 1, 2023
That was jolly fun. One thing, though--Taiwan is not what I'd call a small island.
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Level 68
Jun 2, 2023
Just missed Zimbabwe