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Former Countries by Territory Map

Name these former countries and empires based on a map of the territory they held.
We also give you the approximate year represented in the map
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Last updated: June 26, 2021
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First submittedJune 29, 2018
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117 A.D.
500 B.C.
1989
1279
1800
850
1914
1870 (in blue)
1989
1500
323 B.C.
1989
1789
1200
814
1700
550 B.C.
1683
77 Comments
+28
Level 81
Jun 29, 2018
Kudos... this ties together so many other quizzes into 1 place to learn so much...
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Level 76
Jun 29, 2018
Awesome quiz.
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Level 72
Jun 29, 2018
Tough tough quiz
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Level 82
Jun 29, 2018
Agree with the above comments, great job
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Level 73
Jun 29, 2018
Every time I see it, I'm reminded of how utterly drunk Prussia looks.
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Level 74
Jun 30, 2018
Well, that was easy.
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Level 77
Jun 30, 2018
Great one!
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Level 46
Jun 30, 2018
Woot! 18/18 first try!
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Level 76
Jul 1, 2018
Great quiz. Would love to see a sequel.
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Level 82
Jul 1, 2018
Very easy, but nice quiz.
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Level 57
Jul 1, 2018
Can Carolingian Empire be accepted?
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Level 73
Oct 25, 2018
Agree.
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Level 57
Oct 26, 2018
Indeed - the Frankish Empire has no meaning - Carolingian; Merovingian (but wrong date) or Empire of Charlemagne
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Level 45
May 14, 2019
I was just about to say this and then I saw this comment, but it's still not fixed so imma just comment it again
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Level 71
Jun 12, 2020
Agreed
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Level 55
Apr 22, 2021
Agreed.
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Level 89
Jul 1, 2018
Great learning quiz for schools.
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Level 89
Jul 1, 2018
Nice use of Prussian blue by the way.
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Level 69
Aug 11, 2018
Yes I thought that was clever and a nice hint too!
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Level 66
Jul 1, 2018
I thought this was a great quiz! 18/18 Second Try, the Venetian Republic was a bit tricky, never heard of it before. But I personally think the best learning comes from trial and error. Just curious, isn't the Carthaginian Empire as big as some of these countries (Out of curiosity, no correction intended)? Also, why do the Babylonian and the Assyrian Empires have a "Neo" with a hyphen before the name?
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Level 71
Oct 25, 2018
There was another Babylonian empire before the second one. The first Babylonian empire was conquered by Assyrians.
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Level 66
Jul 1, 2018
Googled "Venetian Republic" and I stupidly just realized the nationality tense: "From Venice."
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Level 46
Jan 23, 2020
I actually wrote Venice and it worked ^^

I knew it was venice holdings but didn't really know how it was called at the time :s

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Level 54
Jul 1, 2018
Fun quiz; a few tweaks might be useful. IMO it should take "Soviet" for USSR; "Charlemagne" and "Carolingian" for Frankish (just as it accepts "Alexander" for Macedonian); and "Mogul" for Mughal. But on the other hand, right now it accepts "caliphate" for "Abassid caliphate," although there were four caliphates over a 1300-year period. (The Abassid was the second and the Ottoman was the fourth.) Since a caliphate is just a territory ruled by a caliph, that's maybe a bit broad -- kinda like saying "empire" or "kingdom" and having it auto-fill the right empire or kingdom :-)
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Level 46
Jan 23, 2020
Well I always get confused with muslim caliphates so I just tried arab (hoping arabic empire or caliphate would get me somewhere, though I didn't expect too much) and it got me abbasid caliphate... I think it's a little too easy that way because as you mentioned there are multiple caliphates and I may have been able to remember abbasid, but it's far from certain...
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Level 30
Jun 25, 2021
yeah I was quite surprised hey accepted "arabian" lol
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Level 79
Jun 11, 2020
I thought that the Abbasid Caliphate was the third, after Rashidun and Umayyad?
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Level 75
Jun 23, 2021
I couldn't think what the caliphate was so I didn't get it. Really annoyed that just 'caliphate' would've worked, and it definitely shouldn't. And as for accepting 'Arab' ... smh
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Level 81
Jul 6, 2018
Great quiz. Maybe add Portuguese and British empires?
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Level 69
Aug 27, 2018
Great quiz!
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Level 56
Oct 25, 2018
Damn only missed babiloniya
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Level 71
Oct 25, 2018
Moar!
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Level 75
Oct 25, 2018
No British? No Klingon?
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Level 86
Oct 25, 2018
Unfortunately, the Klingon Empire will still be in existence hundreds of years from now, so it doesn't really fit in a "Former" quiz ;)
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Level 86
Oct 25, 2018
Very enjoyable quiz. Pretty easy if you're like me and waste a lot of time looking at historical maps. I only got stuck for a bit trying to remember the right name for "the one that Charlemagne ruled."
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Level 59
Sep 3, 2020
Not a waste of time.
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Level 68
Oct 25, 2018
Great quiz! Make a second part
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Level 65
Oct 25, 2018
Maybe accept the misspelled "Venician"? :-)
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Level 68
Jun 26, 2021
And the misspelled Ottomon 😬
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Level 81
Sep 4, 2021
Said with a Jamaican accent?
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Level 61
Oct 26, 2018
I thank Paradox games for a few of my 5 points.
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Level 47
Mar 4, 2019
Yeah Carolingian or Charlemagne is better than Frankish...
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Level 85
Jul 2, 2019
Couldn't it be argued that the Frankish empire was also the HRE, as Charlemagne was crowned as Holy Roman Emperor?
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Level 59
Aug 6, 2019
No, because it is wrong.
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Level 84
Jun 23, 2021
Charlemagne wasn't crowned Holy Roman Emperor?

I kid, but the point stands there are better empires to use for the quiz to avoid conflation

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Level 46
Jan 23, 2020
Well I suppose that from a muslim perspective France, the HRE and such were all called Frank kingdoms... But still the HRE is more like a state that emerged from the Frankish Empire rather than the frankish empire itself.
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Level 32
May 12, 2020
Accept Venetia and Macedon, please?
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Level 66
Oct 18, 2020
only writing caliphate gives you Abbasid, it's too easy since i got it by guessing ummayad caliphate. but ignoring that it's a fun quiz
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Level 43
Dec 13, 2020
The map of Spanish empire isn't right, many territories where already indenpendent
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Level 69
Jun 26, 2021
I was about to say this - or the date is wrong. At least the Netherlands had been independent for centuries by 1800! It is possible that the map shows every territory they ever had, and the date is simply when the empire reached its greatest extent, but that wasn't clear to me.
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Level ∞
Jun 26, 2021
Fixed, thanks!
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2020
First try, got everything except the Franks.
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Level 79
Dec 28, 2020
Could you accept 'Mogul' for 'Mughal'?
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Level 71
Jun 23, 2021
Thank you for this interesting quiz - it was fun, while both forcing me to remember my teenage history lessons and highlighted some gaps in my knowledge.
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Level 66
Jun 23, 2021
very interesting, thank you.
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Level 39
Jun 23, 2021
Could you accept Jugoslavia?
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Level 70
Jun 23, 2021
Great quiz!!
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Level 83
Jun 23, 2021
Looks like I'm the only one who thinks another minute should be added. :-(
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Level 84
Jan 29, 2022
I needed more time too.
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Level 53
Jun 23, 2021
Why was Carolingian empire not accepted?
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Level 71
Jun 24, 2021
Great quiz, and thanks for accepting "caliphate" for abbasid otherwise I wouldn't have completed the quiz.
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Level 60
Jun 26, 2021
Ugh. Typed Yugoslava instead of Yugoslavia
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Level 82
Jun 27, 2021
Yugoslava is the hot mineral sludge that leaks from the front end of Serbian-produced 1980s compact cars after the timing belt fails and the engine overheats and explodes.
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Level 79
Jul 13, 2021
Very good.
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Level 46
Jun 30, 2021
Please accept URSS for soviet union
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Level 63
Jul 24, 2021
Could accept "Habsburg empire", "Habsburg realms" or just "Habsburg" for Austria-Hungary, because it's referred to by that name quite often here in Europe, but a very good quiz!
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Level 55
Apr 3, 2022
I always forget about the mughal empire
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Level 34
Apr 8, 2022
F I mistook the Mughal empire with the Maurya empire...
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Level 59
Aug 7, 2022
Mughals were technically Mongols because the word Mughal itself is an alternate spellings of the Mongols. When we trace the ancestry before babur, it traces to Timur, then the khans of Mongolia. But nevertheless the Mughals can be counted as another Dynasty as they were confined to India.. kind of like Indian mongol Empire
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Level 48
Oct 25, 2023
Nice quizz, but I was suprised that the British Empire was absent. Remember than , in the BE, "the Sun never sets..."
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Level 65
Oct 25, 2023
Never realized Roman and Holy Roman were different. Interesting
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Level 61
Oct 25, 2023
I tried like 10 former Indian states I know but not the Mughal one
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Level 44
Oct 25, 2023
I feel like Prussia in this quiz has more of modern-day Poland than of modern-day Germany.
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Level 64
Oct 25, 2023
Please accept "Carolingian" for the Franks.
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Level 65
Oct 26, 2023
Yeah...sourcing the image from that Wikipedia page but not accepting is it weird
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Level 20
Oct 26, 2023
Amazing quiz!