Groups of Things - History #2

Can you guess the members of these historical groups?
Note: In 2009, references to Communism were removed from North Korea's constitution
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Last updated: November 17, 2021
First submittedSeptember 8, 2014
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First five Roman emperors
Augustus
Tiberius
Caligula
Claudius
Nero
 
Assassinated U.S. Presidents
Abraham Lincoln
James A. Garfield
William McKinley
John F. Kennedy
 
Empires conquered by
conquistadors
Aztec
Inca
 
Most common first names of
French kings
Louis
Charles
Philip
Henry
 
Central Powers of WWI
German Empire
Austria-Hungary
Ottoman Empire
Bulgaria
Epic poems attributed to Homer
The Iliad
The Odyssey
 
Ancient Wonders of the World
Great Pyramid of Giza
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
Colossus of Rhodes
Lighthouse of Alexandria
 
Great capitals of ancient China
Beijing
Nanjing
Luoyang
Chang'an
 
Iberian peninsula countries,
1400 AD
Portugal
Navarre
Castile & Leon
Aragon
Granada
 
Cities that fought in the
Peloponnesian War
Athens
Sparta
Greatest Mongol khans
Genghis
Kublai
 
Rivers of Mesopotamian civilization
Tigris
Euphrates
 
Countries that still have a
Marxist-Leninist constitution
China
Cuba
Laos
Vietnam
 
Rival political parties of Britain
(1680–1850)
Whig
Tory
 
Declared wars of the United States
War of 1812
Mexican-American War
Spanish-American War
World War I
World War II
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Level 75
Sep 9, 2014
American Civil War? Also can you accept Spanish War and Mexican War? Missed Great Pyramids because it's the only one in that block without an underline prompt - I should look harder next time!
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Level 79
Sep 9, 2014
The American Civil War is not included because it wasn't considered an international declaration of war as the Confederacy wasn't officially recognized by anyone other than themselves.
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Level 68
Jan 19, 2016
What about the revolutionary war? vietnam? korea? iraq? afghanistan?
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Level 81
May 18, 2016
"Declared" is the key word here. In 2003 and 1991 there was no declaration of war by the US against Iraq; in Korea and Vietnam the US government didn't recognize the northern, communist governments so there was no declaration of war. The CSA was, as has already been pointed out not recognized, so no declaration. The Revolutionary War was just that - a revolution, not an international conflict between two established nations. In Afghanistan the ostensible conflict involved the US giving support to overthrow the Taliban, not an openly declared conflict between the US and Afghanistan.
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Level 70
Mar 11, 2022
Also tried "Spanish" and "Mexican" (and "Canadian" for 1812). So knew them, but couldn't get them.
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Level 83
Sep 9, 2014
Wikipedia says "In 2009, references to Communism were removed from [North Korea's] constitution."
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Level 81
May 18, 2016
Agreed - North Korea is not by any measure officially communist anymore. Juche is its official state ideology. The ruling party is the Korean Workers Party, no mention of communism and all remaining references to communism have been scrapped. North Korea should be removed from the answer.
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Level ∞
Aug 26, 2016
This has been fixed
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Level 84
Oct 18, 2014
What about Timur? What about Vietnam War, Korean War, Gulf War, etc.?
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Level 83
Nov 17, 2014
I also thought of Timur the Lame. He was arguably as great as Temujin or Kublai, though how does one gauge such a thing? Most historians would probably rank him 3rd.
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Level 78
Jun 13, 2020
I think it is merely referring to Genghis and his descendants, or in other words khans of the Mongol Empire and those empires that formed from its disintegration, rather than any ruler of Mongol descent.
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Level 69
Jan 27, 2022
Timur/Tamerlane was also not necessarily Mongol. He may as well have been something closer to Uzbek, although it's hard to draw a clear delineation.
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Level 73
Mar 5, 2017
Timur had his own empire; he was not a Mongol, he fought against the Mongols.
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Level 83
Sep 23, 2018
Might want to read up on him a little more.
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Level 78
Nov 17, 2014
Should accept Pharos of Alexandria.
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Level ∞
Nov 17, 2014
Okay
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Level 44
May 16, 2015
Also please accept Temple of Diana, the Roman version of Artemis.
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Level 81
May 18, 2016
But it was a Greek temple...
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Level 73
Mar 2, 2017
Yup - Greek.
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Level 55
Mar 16, 2017
That amounts to the equivalent of accepting Hermes, Aphrodite, Gaia, Ares, Zeus, Cronus, Caelus, Poseidon, and Hades as the names of the planets.
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Level 70
Mar 11, 2022
It's not the same, because the temple in question is also known as the "Temple of Diana" as a common alternative name (listed as such in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, for example).
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Level 78
Nov 17, 2014
Also, many other greek cities fought alongside Sparta in the Peloponnesian League against Athens. And could you accept Al-Andalus for Granada?
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Level 42
Nov 17, 2014
I typed "Henri" instead of the english version. Can you accept that?
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Level ∞
Nov 17, 2014
Okay, Henri will work now.
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Level 59
Nov 17, 2014
I know my native-name comments are getting boring, but this quiz has more to whine about than expected: Ilias, Odysseia, Henri. I can also argue about Philippe.
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Level ∞
Nov 17, 2014
Sorry, if the quiz is in English we may not accept all native names.
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Level 81
Sep 3, 2016
Philippe works, but you only have to type "philip".
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Level 78
Nov 17, 2014
I hung the H on the wrong G for Genghis Khan.
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Level 87
Nov 20, 2019
Ghenius.
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Level 79
Nov 17, 2014
Tried umpteen variations on the Great Pyramid of Giza and finally gave up. Turns out the quiz only accepts "Pyramids." The answer should be singular. While there are three pyramids in the Giza Necropolis only the Great Pyramid is one of the Seven Wonders. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pyramid_of_Giza.)
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Level 83
Nov 17, 2014
Yeah. Khufu's pyramis is an awesome 138 m tall. The Pyramid of Khafre nearby is a meager 136m! Those aren't wonder of the world numbers! gotta have some standards.
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Level ∞
Nov 18, 2014
Pyramid will work now.
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Level 47
Nov 28, 2014
Oh "Declared Wars OF the United States"...dammit I was trying countries that had declared war against the US. Read the question! *facepalm
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Level 71
Nov 10, 2015
It feels good to see that I'm not the only one who made this mistake.
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Level 46
Nov 19, 2015
Please accept “Mexican Wars.”
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Level 60
Dec 30, 2016
I typed Mexican and it was still not accepted.
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Level 78
Mar 2, 2017
Likewise.
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Level 63
Dec 19, 2015
Please add "Navarra" for "Navarre." I didn't get it right because I used that spelling, which is also a correct name for the country.
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Level ∞
Dec 20, 2015
Okay
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Level 47
Jul 17, 2016
Please accept Austro-Hungarian Empire as a central power
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Level ∞
Aug 26, 2016
Austro-Hungarian would have worked
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Level 75
Aug 30, 2016
should Andorra be considered a country in the Iberian peninsula?
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Level 76
Feb 8, 2017
It should, as it's entirely located in the Southern slopes of the Pyrenees and it was (more or less) an independent country since 1278. In fact, the entire question it's a bit of a mess, because the "crown of Aragon" was not a country, but a group of countries in personal union including the the Principality of Catalonia, the kingdom of Aragon and the kingdom of Valencia.
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Level 65
Mar 2, 2017
I can never, ever remember William McKinley, not on any presidential quiz.
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Level 63
Mar 2, 2017
Kubla? Your usual generosity re variations not evident here!?
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Level 51
Mar 2, 2017
Is the War of 1898 not acceptable for the Spanish-American War?
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Level 72
May 10, 2018
Does anyone call it that?
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Level 87
Nov 20, 2019
It's been called that since 1898. Older people just referred to it as The War of '98.
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Level 65
Mar 2, 2017
How about “Mexican” and “Spanish” as accepted answers for the wars?
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Level 44
Mar 2, 2017
You should allow Conservative for Tory
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Level 81
Feb 11, 2018
They're not the same thing here.
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Level 50
Apr 1, 2017
Please accept just spanish war, british war and hanging garden.
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Level 84
May 11, 2018
How odd. I googled "british war" (with quotes) because I had never heard it called that before, and the first result that came up was the Wiki page on the War of 1812. Yet the phrase "British War" does not appear on that page at all.
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Level 71
May 6, 2018
The First World War and Second World War should both be valid.
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Level 56
Apr 3, 2019
First Roman emperors were Tarquinius Priscus, Tarquinius Superbus and Servius Tullius
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Level 78
Jun 13, 2020
They were kings of Rome, back when it was the Roman Kingdom and not the Empire.
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Level 67
Aug 29, 2019
No Shere and Chaka, no? ok..
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Level 76
Nov 20, 2019
Arrrrgggghhh... Typed in 'Mexican' and 'Spanish' but were not accepted..
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Level 74
May 22, 2020
Why is Castile consistently spelled wrong as 'Castille' on this site?
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Level ∞
May 22, 2020
Because I can't spell it obviously.
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Level 58
Dec 2, 2020
Of all the assassinated presidents to miss, I missed Lincoln! I guess I was just really digging deep for McKinley.
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Level 77
Jul 25, 2021
Should accept Mexican and Spanish
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Level 71
Jan 27, 2022
I agree, after all the question asks 'Declared wars of the United States'.
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Level 59
Nov 29, 2021
46
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Level 83
Jan 27, 2022
Tiberias for Tiberius?
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Level 55
Jan 27, 2022
Why is 'Mexican' accepted for Aztec and not Mexican American war? Especially considering the "American" and "war" were both part of the original question for the Mexican American war.
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Level 55
Jan 27, 2022
I knew both of the mongol khans, but I couldn't figure out how they are spelled in english...
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Level 68
Jan 27, 2022
"Greatest" is a relative term. Perhaps use a different identifier, or use a different question altogether. Nice set-up, nonetheless.
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Level 61
Jan 27, 2022
Really? We can't accept "Mexican" and "Spanish" for the Mexican-American and Spanish-American Wars?
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Level 59
Jan 31, 2022
Kubla Khan should be accepted. It's a standard spelling variant in English. It's even used in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's famous poem "Kubla Khan."
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Level 26
Mar 9, 2022
I have something to say about this quiz. First, Romulus was the ruler and founder of rome (the first one actually). Second, Xi'an was the third great capital of ancient china. Luoyang was the fourth and chang'an was not even top ten!
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Level 50
Mar 12, 2022
Romulus is a mythical figure, and he was never an emperor of rome, because rome did not become an empire for many many centuries after his supposed existence.

Secondly Chang'an is just the ancient name for Xi'an.

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Level 53
Mar 13, 2022
Xian and Chang'an are the same thing. They were names for the same city but in different eras. It was even called Daxing before.
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Level 50
Mar 12, 2022
Technically the microstate Couto Misto existed on the iberian peninsula in 1400. But it's so small and insignicant that you could probably realistically ignore it.