Invasions

Based on the date and the invader, guess the country that was invaded.
Answer must correspond to the highlighted box
In some cases, we give only the leader of a coalition
Some of these countries no longer exist
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Last updated: February 20, 2017
First submittedMarch 22, 2013
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Average score65.0%
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Date
Invader
Invaded Country
2003
United States
Iraq
2001
United States
Afghanistan
1990
Iraq
Kuwait
1979
Soviet Union
Afghanistan
1973
Egypt, Syria
Israel
1970
United States,
South Vietnam
Cambodia
1956
Soviet Union
Hungary
Jun 1941
Germany
Soviet Union
Nov 1939
Soviet Union
Finland
Sep 1939
Germany
Poland
Date
Invader
Invaded Country
1846
United States
Mexico
1812
United States
Canada
Jun 1812
France
Russia
1588
Spain (attempted)
England
1415
England
France
1296
England
Scotland
218 BC
Carthage
Rome
334 BC
Macedonia
Persia
490 BC
Persia
Athens / Sparta
599 BC
Babylon
Judah
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Level 40
Mar 23, 2013
Lovin' this quiz!
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Level 59
Mar 23, 2013
Nice quiz! Just a small mistake: it should be November 1939 for Soviet Union and Finland.
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Level 58
Sep 1, 2017
soviet union never invaded finland?
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Level 62
Sep 4, 2017
Yeah they did. They meant to take Helsinki, but they got bogged down. World's deadliest sniper fighting for the Finns helped. They ended up settling for only a chunk of Finnish territory
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Level 53
Dec 17, 2020
The heroics of Simo Hayha and the Winter War are a short chapter in WW2, but they are a doozy!
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Level 52
Mar 23, 2013
good quiz
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Level 54
Jun 27, 2013
The North Vietnamese, Chinese, and Soviet troops in Vietnam were all in Cambodia way before the Americans and South Vietnamese. The war expanded into there because there were enemies there.

By the way, there WERE Chinese and Soviets (troops) in Vietnam.

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Level 19
Oct 2, 2013
Ah Man! Judah? kept guessing Judea
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Level 87
Jul 4, 2018
Botwin?
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Level 72
Apr 6, 2020
I put Israel and got it right :P
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Level 36
Dec 6, 2013
It would have been awesome if USA conquered ALL of North America, We would be biggest country and the only other country taking up a whole continent!
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Level 64
Jun 20, 2016
Sounds like we've got a fan of Manifest Destiny here. You do realize that was seriously considered by many people in the early 1800's right? We actually could have annexed Mexico after the Mexican War but only annexed the northern frontier lands that are now states. Many considered Canada to simply be the part of British North America that hadn't been "freed". Even long after the war of 1812 incursions into Canada were favored by the more radical Democrats. If James K. Polk had his way, British Columbia would be part of the United States. There were even unauthorized military campaigns in Central America and the Caribbean.
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Level 61
Aug 31, 2017
It wasn't quite 53-40, but Polk did a good job with the Canadian border.

He pushed the envelope with Mexico and wanted Southern expansion of slavery, perhaps into Cuba.

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Level 65
Aug 31, 2017
So, Polk was a Democrat, and advocated for expanding slavery and conquering other nations just to gain territory. That kind of sounds like what Republicans would be accused of in today's world! For those that pledge allegiance to a political party, just remember that political parties stand for whatever gets them the most votes. This is why their ideals change so radically as time goes on. Always vote for the candidate, not the party!
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Level 66
Jan 24, 2019
This is partially true, but it is possible to pledge allegiance to a political party as it is at the time in full knowledge that more than a hundred years previously it has advocated what you disagreed with. Not every party stands for what will win it the most votes, otherwise every party would have the same policies. They usually have principles, even if they have not always had the same principles.
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Level 34
Jun 29, 2016
You also wouldn't have Canada, which would suck
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Level 71
Jul 16, 2016
Hell no! Americans would be lost without Mexican food and ice hockey. Love our neighbors ❤️
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Level 84
Aug 31, 2017
Not necessarily agreeing with the original post here, but I don't think that if Canada or Mexico were absorbed into the USA that would have meant losing any food or sports enjoyed by the locals.
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Level 67
Aug 4, 2021
I mean if the British negotiators at the Treaty of Ghent had been at all competent then Canada would include much more territory that it currently does.
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Level 36
Dec 10, 2013
I like how USA on there 4 times. LOVE IT!
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Level 42
Oct 14, 2015
Why?
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Level 34
Jun 29, 2016
I rest my case that America is not one of the least patriotic nations
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Level 84
Aug 31, 2017
Because you've never once seen a person from any other place say something similar.
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Level 44
Aug 3, 2021
You were a bit of a troll weren't you? Hope your views have matured/evolved since 2013 lol.
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Level 55
Aug 3, 2021
They love invading
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Level 61
Feb 22, 2014
In 1812, the USA declared war on Great Britain, not Canada. Canada was only created in 1867.
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Level 84
Jul 15, 2014
but they didn't invade Great Britain.
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Level 58
Jul 18, 2015
They invaded colonies of Britain and were fighting British troops, not Canadians. There weren't any Mounties up there in 1812!
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Level 84
Jul 19, 2015
British troops, but not "Great British" troops. Great Britain is an island.
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Level 43
Jul 21, 2015
the Dominion of Canada as a sovereign nation wasn't created until 1867, however the British colony that became the sovereign nation of Canada was called Canada before, during, and after 1812. Therefore it is still correct to say Canada was invaded. Great Britain wouldn't be correct anyway, as that's just the island comprised of England, Scotland, and Wales, not the whole empire/commonwealth.
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2017
so write it was Britain, it is which country was invaded not which colony or territory
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2017
but in fact Great Britain is short for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, it's not really a significant point
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Level 77
Sep 4, 2017
Great Britain is not short for the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland" Great Britain is not the same as the United Kingdom. Great Britain (consisting of England, Scotland and Wales) is a constituent of the sovereign nation called the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
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Level 87
Jul 4, 2018
Yet a resident of Northern Ireland is granted a British passport and the demonym for the UK is British. Realistically, only the English day they're British, everyone else in the UK says they're Scottish, Irish, etc.
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Level 84
Oct 24, 2019
I've worked with Scottish and Welsh people before who called themselves British, in addition to Scottish or Welsh. But maybe that's because they were overseas and knew it would be understood differently in that context?
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Level 68
Mar 27, 2020
Sounds like you people have never been to Northern Ireland, or even talked to people from that part of the world. If you had you would know that many of them say they are British rather than just Irish. In fact adamantly so.
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Level 57
Mar 7, 2014
The War of 1812 was technically not really an invasion - the British were in the US just as much as the US were in Canada (technically not yet Canada). It wasn't until 1813 that US gained control of Lake Erie and Western Ontario. However, in 1814, the British invaded and seized parts of Maine, Michigan, and Wisconsin, holding them for the duration of the war. You can't really say whether it was an invasion from either side.
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Level 84
Jul 15, 2014
If troops were sent into a country it was an invasion.
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Level 42
Jan 12, 2015
If troops are sent into a country which is not hostile to the sender of the troops, that surely is an invasion. But what if both (or all) countries arm heavily for some time and then send troops to one another's territories virtually at the same time? Is that an invasion? Was the start of the Six Days war in 1967 an Israeli invasion, for example?
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Level 84
Jul 18, 2015
Two countries can simultaneously invade each other. If the troops enter someone else's territory, unwelcome, this is invasive.
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Level 64
Jun 20, 2016
It was disputed territory, much of it inhabited almost entirely by the Native Americans and no one else. Both sides might have laid claim to it but neither controlled the bulk of the territory. It would be like Portugal and Spain fighting over the western Amazon in the 1500's.
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Level 84
Jul 4, 2018
What was disputed territory?? Canada? Or Washington DC?
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Level 84
Jul 15, 2014
cool quiz. Only missed Hungary.
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Level 77
Mar 7, 2015
Got 'em all with 1:25 left.
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Level 77
Jul 18, 2015
Just took the quiz again and missed two. I'm losing brain cells.
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Level 77
Aug 31, 2017
Just took it again and missed four. Yikes! This is getting serious.
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Level 24
May 9, 2015
For Persian invasion, could you accept Greece rather than just Athens or Sparta?
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Level 64
Mar 3, 2021
Greece maybe, Sparta is incorrect. Athens was the only target in 490BC, the invasion of the whole of Greece (specifically Athens and Sparta) took place in 480BC.
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Level 84
Jul 18, 2015
Note about the dates: for most of this quiz the invasions are listed chronologically in descending order. Then when you get to the BC dates the order is fudged a little bit, maybe because when ordering it you were temporarily not thinking of the fact that bigger BC dates are farther back in time than smaller ones? Anyway, if you care to fix it...
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Level 50
Jul 18, 2015
Please can you accept roman empire for rome?
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Level 67
Jul 20, 2015
Don't think so. Rome was a republic at the time.
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Level 66
Mar 5, 2016
Brilliant there were ones on here I didn't know about the first time
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Level 73
May 26, 2016
In 1973, Egypt and Syria attacked Israel, and most of the fighting was in territory already controlled by Israel. Any incursions into territory then controlled by Egypt and Syria was after many days of intense fighting in areas held by Israel since 1967. I don't think that counts as an Israeli invasion. A more accurate question would be Egypt and Syria (attempted) - like the Spanish Armada question.

You could make a case for the 1967 war, I suppose. While the war was certainly provoked by huge armed forces amassing on Israel's Egyptian and Syrian borders, Israel did make the first strikes, albeit in self-defense.

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Level 64
Jun 20, 2016
It's a bit difficult when we're talking about disputed and occupied territory. The Palestinian Territories were de facto under Israeli control but de jure still part of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan (Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, and West Bank respectively). It was an invasion of those disputed territories and not clearly Israeli territory. I would agree that it should be marked as attempted because it's not like the Syrians and Egyptians would have opted for peace after the border battles.
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Level 64
Jun 20, 2016
It seems like a very bad idea to invade Russia at all but especially as late as June. I know Hitler delayed his invasion from May until June 22 because he decided to intervene in the Balkans and North Africa first but I'm not as well versed on the Napoleonic Wars. You've already missed between one and two months of good weather if you start in June! While the Wehrmacht, had Hitler actually listened to his generals, could have taken Moscow as early as September, how did Napoleon ever think such a feat was mathematically possible? He was moving the Grand Army entirely on foot and horseback, not via rail and mechanized units.
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Level 56
Nov 4, 2020
during the Napoleonic era, and indeed all wars up until really recently the crucial factor was forage for all the horses. You can't even start to assemble big armies until the grass starts to grow again in the spring. You can hardly take it with you - you'd need more horses.
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Level 34
Jun 29, 2016
Got Rome, Persia and Scotland but forgot Iraq? I need to brush up on my modern history
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Level 70
Dec 12, 2016
1812 ... France ... picture of Napoleon ...

I had to name every country in Europe between Spain and Poland before I finally got to Russia. I know that June narrows it down, but I definitely don't remember the timeline of Napoleon's campaign.

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Level 86
Dec 13, 2016
What's with the timeline of the BC dates? You were logically working backwards before that.
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Level ∞
Feb 20, 2017
Fixed
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Level 49
Aug 31, 2017
Macedonia wasn't a country during Alexander's invasion of Persia. At the time it was a kingdom of Greece called Macedon.
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Level 84
Aug 31, 2017
Greece also was not a country at the time.
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2017
CupASoup doesn't say Greece was a country?
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Level 84
Sep 2, 2017
And the quiz doesn't say that Macedonia was a country at the time of Alexander. What's your point?
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Level 84
Sep 2, 2017
But Soup does say Macedon was a "kingdom of Greece"... whatever that means... if he's using Greece as a region then Macedonia could be used in the same way.
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Level 29
Aug 31, 2017
Hahahaha.....23/24 and which one didn't i get.....USA going into Iraq !!!
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Level 64
Sep 1, 2017
What about the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 or the Chinese invasion of Vietnam in 1979.

Even the war in Korea or the war in Japan.

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Level 59
Sep 1, 2017
What about them? This isn't a list of all invastions, or a list of all invasions that you want - it's not about you, Mr Needy
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Level 78
Oct 11, 2021
There could be a whole quiz about your invasions alone!
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Level 67
Sep 1, 2017
Canada was not a country in 1812. It should be listed as United Kingdom, which we were a colony of at the time
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Level 78
Oct 11, 2021
As a Canadian, 100%. Now if you are talking about the attack on Washington, then - 100% Canada :)
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Level 31
Sep 1, 2017
Good quiz did not get the ancient ones didn't realise Macedonia was next to Persia so guessed Thrace, Bulgaria and Greece instead. Did not know where Babylon was
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Level 84
Sep 2, 2017
Pretty sure Alexander conquered Thrace and the rest of Greece before turning his attention to the Persian Empire, which at the time controlled Asia Minor.
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Level 72
Jul 4, 2018
Why does it say "Tried" for Spain vs England? I dont think neither Napoleon or Hitler succeeded in invading Russia...
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Level 77
Jul 4, 2018
Wrong, they both did invade Russia. They made it quite far, as a matter of fact. They both didn't *conquer* them, but that was not claimed. The Spanish Armada, though, even failed to actually enter Britain, as their ships didn't make it to the shore.

Let's also not forget that on 1 March 2007, Switzerland invaded Liechtenstein... albeit not on purpose.

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Level 84
Jul 4, 2018
The Spanish were destroyed at sea and never set foot on English soil. That's why they only attempted to invade.
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Level 56
Nov 4, 2020
though some of them did set foot on Irish soil. That didn't end well for them.
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Level 37
Jan 24, 2019
Americans are most patriotic when they are overseas. My Mother (an American) became an expatriate when she married my Dad. But any American tourist who found their way to our door (we lived on small islands and my parents were well known), were entertained and given the grand tour of whatever island we happened to be on. This was the '50s and '60s and Mom welcomed fellow Americans who would not even have spoken to her in a civil manner stateside. But, being overseas, they were very friendly. My perplexed Dad, who had read and heard of horrible injustices against Blacks in the US, once asked how she could entertain some of those people. Her response: "We're American".
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Level 57
Oct 24, 2019
Hans plays with Lotte, Lotte plays with Jane

Jane plays with Willi, Willi is happy again

Suki plays with Leo, Sacha plays with Britt

Adolf builds a bonfire, Enrico plays with it

Andre has a red flag, Chiang Ching's is blue

They all have hills to fly them on except for Lin Tai Yu

Dressing up in costumes, playing silly games

Hiding out in treetops, shouting out rude names

If looks could kill they probably will......

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Level 28
Nov 21, 2019
100% with 50 seconds left, Great Quiz!
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Level 54
Nov 7, 2020
Please accept Kampuchea for Cambodia
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Level 54
Feb 8, 2021
Very nice quiz and a great idea!
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Level 59
Aug 3, 2021
Ran out of time so missed Scotland, wouldn't have thought of Hungary or Judah
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Level 68
Apr 20, 2022
Both Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939. The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact of 1939 provided for a division of spoils, not the formation of a coalition.