Guerrillas by Country

Can you guess the country where each selected guerilla group is or was based?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Many of these groups no longer exist
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Last updated: May 1, 2022
First submittedSeptember 22, 2015
Times taken30,512
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Guerrilla Group
Country
Hamas
Israel / Palestine
IRA
United Kingdom / Ireland
Taliban
Afghanistan
Hezbollah
Lebanon
Khmer Rouge
Cambodia
Boko Haram
Nigeria
Zapatistas
Mexico
Tamil Tigers
Sri Lanka
Mau Mau
Kenya
Guerrilla Group
Country
Lord's Resistance Army
Uganda
Symbionese Liberation Army
United States
Janjaweed
Sudan
Shining Path
Peru
Sandinistas
Nicaragua
ETA
Spain / France
FARC
Colombia
Aum Shinrikyo
Japan
Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Philippines
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Level 75
Sep 22, 2015
Interesting that just two of these have ended up later winning their national elections (Sandinistas and Hamas) (so when does a "guerrilla group" become part of that country's "establishment"?) Hezbollah and IRA (via Sinn Fein) have a small number of their members elected to parliament, and the Taliban and Khmer Rouge have ruled their countries for a period after armed uprisings.
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Level 76
Sep 23, 2015
One could say the same thing about the American Revolutionaries 300 years ago.
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Level 58
Dec 19, 2015
Haha, would have loved to see the reaction if "Sons of Liberty" had been included on this list.
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Level 82
Sep 5, 2018
In high school social studies (a few decades ago), my teacher noted with some irony that the guerilla warfare that was such a thorn in the side of the US, was the same tactic that helped us win the Revolutionary War two centuries prior.
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Level 59
May 10, 2022
Sinn Fein aren't IRA aligned (you'd need to specify which IRA you meant as well)
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Level 74
Oct 14, 2015
Excellent idea for a quiz.
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Level 57
Dec 13, 2015
If you ever decide to add new one's, the FLQ in Canada would be a good one that most non-Canadians would probably have trouble with.
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Level 86
Dec 13, 2015
Speaking as an American, I have no idea what you mean by 'Canada'. Is that a country or something?
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Level 64
Dec 13, 2015
It's the federal district of Oman.
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Level ∞
Jan 30, 2018
Its an uninhabited region north of the United States. Recently there were some rumors that people are living there now. Its impossible to say for sure. Most scientists think its impossible to survive the harsh winter conditions.
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Level 67
Sep 5, 2018
All kidding aside, it's amazing how some of us Americans think people up in Canada live in Igloos. They're a first world and fully developed country and only the Inuit near the north pole live in igloos. We need to get better at learning more about other countries.
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Level 67
Sep 5, 2018
There was a Canadian show called "Talking to Americans" which was kind of a mix between Leno's Jaywalking Tonight Show segments and "Da Ali G Show". On on episode, Mike Huckabee, then Governor of Arkansas, congratulated Canada on its efforts to preserve its National Igloo in Ottawa.
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Level 77
Sep 6, 2018
There are a bunch of loonies up there. :)
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Level 87
Jan 10, 2020
It's a joke. A lot of comedians in particular say they're from "Canada".
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Level 86
May 2, 2022
As Homer Simpson put it "anyone can miss Canada, all tucked away down there."
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Level 73
May 10, 2022
Many of us in Canada have stories, some of which might be considered unbelievable.
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Level 67
May 10, 2022
Gzx5, who are you talking to that actually thinks average Canadians live in igloos? I've never met anyone over the age of nine who thinks such a thing.
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Level 58
May 11, 2022
I didn't believe it until all of a sudden everyone started denying it... very suspicious. What are they hiding?
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Level 27
May 17, 2022
'an American' - from Chile, Peru, Ecuador......??
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Level 68
Sep 25, 2016
They were only very active in the 70's when they kidnapped and killed an official. Hardly anyone outside of Canada likely has heard of it.
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Level 67
Sep 5, 2018
But it was still there.
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Level 40
Dec 15, 2015
Moro Islamic Liberation Front : MILF
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Level 67
May 10, 2022
Lol
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Level 52
Dec 21, 2015
Viet Minh?
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Level 73
May 10, 2022
Absolutely. Guerrilla, of course, just means warrior. And even when associated with strategy and tactics it involves most (almost all?) military independence struggles.
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Level 60
Dec 29, 2015
Would never have known about the LRA if it hadn't been for the 'KONY2012' movement
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Level 51
Apr 18, 2017
Even though Janjaweed has the fewest people know the answer I'm sure it will also have the fewest people forget it.
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Level 87
Jan 10, 2020
Most guessed answer: Jamaica.
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Level 73
Jan 17, 2022
Janjaweed was featured in a story arc on ER when they did their second African story line.
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Level 69
Jul 18, 2018
Aum Shinrikyô a guerrilla?
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2018
What about the Judean People's Front?
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Level 84
Sep 5, 2018
I think you mean the People's Front of Judea.
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Level 67
Sep 5, 2018
Splitters!
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Level 72
Sep 12, 2018
At least they're not the Judean Popular People's Front!
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Level 87
Jan 10, 2020
He's over there.
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Level 87
May 4, 2022
What have the Romans ever done for us?
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Level 67
Sep 5, 2018
No Boko Haram? I feel like they're a well known group. Don't know if they're considered eligible for this quiz though?
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Level 65
Sep 5, 2018
Guerrilla group or just murderous terrorists? Calling them a guerrilla group somehow legitimizes their purpose (and in that case ISIS would be even more infamous), and I think that is why they shouldn't be included. Of course the same goes for some of the others already on the list
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Level 42
Sep 5, 2018
Totally agree with Sputnix on this. Calling these groups guerrillas seems to add some legitimacy to them, when in fact they are just a bunch of murderers who don't care who they kill or cripple. Maybe change the title to Terrorist organisations as this is what they are.
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Level 76
May 2, 2022
I disagree. There is not an inherent good or bad connotation for "guerrilla", and it's use does not imply in any form that the cause they support is just or not. To call them a "guerrilla" is perfectly OK.
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Level ∞
May 1, 2022
Added that one.
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Level 67
Sep 5, 2018
And where's Al Shabab?
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Level 57
May 2, 2022
in Somalia, happy to help.
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Level 67
May 10, 2022
Touche
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Level 63
Sep 5, 2018
Odd...I only got 9 but it said I got 11? Glitch? Good quiz QM, as ever. Thanks
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Level 76
Sep 5, 2018
For those cheating on this quiz by using Google - be careful or you'll end up on a government watch list...
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Level 65
Sep 6, 2018
Got them all except Symbionese Liberation Army. I think Fretilin would be a good addition to this quiz.
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Level 59
Sep 7, 2018
Having looked up definitions of 'guerrilla' I have to add my voice to those above. Most of these groups are terrorists, not guerrillas. Guerrilla implies that they are fighting against and army or government, not blowing up and murdering civilians.
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Level 76
May 2, 2022
A few definitions:

*A member of a small independent group taking part in irregular fighting, typically against larger regular forces.

*A person who engages in irregular warfare especially as a member of an independent unit carrying out harassment and sabotage

*A member of a usually small group of soldiers who do not belong to a regular army and who fight in a war as an independent unit

IMHO, it should be relatively easy to agree that all the groups from the quiz match with this definitions. Meanwhile, agreeing which ones can be called "terrorist" or not is an absolutely fruitless endeavor. It's a label that only exists in the eye of the beholder.

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Level 78
Jun 22, 2020
this quiz needs a retitle . Terrorist not guerrillas.
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Level 67
May 10, 2022
A few on this list would fit that definition for sure.

But if you think every single one of them is simply a terrorist organization, then just wait until you find out about what some of their enemies are like. ;)

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Level 66
May 7, 2022
The acronym of the last group sounds quite interesting... 👀
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Level 56
May 10, 2022
As a matter of fact, the Taliban's headquarters is located in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Level 54
May 10, 2022
According to Wikipedia- Janjaweed is also active in Chad
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Level 84
May 10, 2022
FARC, LRA and Boko Haram also spill over borders
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Level 76
May 10, 2022
Red Army Faction (alt. Baader-Meinhof gang) would be a good addition.
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Level 84
May 10, 2022
Can't wait for part 2, finally all my hours obsessively pouring over wikipedia conflict pages paid off
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Level 33
May 10, 2022
Where is PKK in Turkey?
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Level 64
May 10, 2022
Nice quiz, although personally I don't think that Aum fits into the category of "guerilla" since most of the attacks they did were to preserve the group and they had no real territory unlike the other groups (although Shining Path could somewhat fit these criteria too...)
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Level 26
May 10, 2022
I only got taliban
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Level 26
May 11, 2022
than you malala
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Level 86
May 10, 2022
I don't know much about the Moro Islamic Liberation Front...are there many MILF's in the Philippines? ;)
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Level 51
May 10, 2022
Its Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, not Tamil Tigers.
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Level 60
May 10, 2022
He said gorillas, not guerillas....go, guer!
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Level 53
May 10, 2022
I prefer this quiz instead = https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/170770/countries-with-gorillas.
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Level 44
May 10, 2022
What about adding FLQ (Front de Libération du Québec) ? 😁⚜️
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Level 54
May 11, 2022
Everyone who took AP Human Geography knows the Janjaweed lol
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Level 26
May 11, 2022
gotta love the MILF