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Locations by Letter - V

Can you name these real and fictional locations that start with the letter V?
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First submittedMarch 27, 2014
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Description
Location
City of canals and gondolas
Venice
U.S. state named for Queen Elizabeth
Virginia
Hall of the Norse gods
Valhalla
Second rock from the Sun
Venus
Italian city where "Romeo and Juliet" is set
Verona
Australia's second most-populous state
Victoria
Volcano that destroyed Pompeii
Vesuvius
Louis XIV's palace
Versailles
"Star Trek" planet populated
with logical beings
Vulcan
Description
Location
Biggest city in British Columbia
Vancouver
Spanish city known for oranges
Valencia
Capital of Austria
Vienna
Pacific port city of Russia
Vladivostok
Country in Indochina
Vietnam
Grand Theft Auto's version of Miami
Vice City
City where the Pope holds sway
Vatican City
South American country
Venezuela
Where George Washington spent
a very cold winter
Valley Forge
46 Comments
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Level 57
May 12, 2014
So sad that so few people got Valley Forge, smdh :(
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Level 48
May 30, 2014
Well, it's probably irrelevant to non-Americans.
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Level 47
Jul 10, 2014
How Many Americans know about the Battle of Hastings in 1066?
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Level 75
Jul 21, 2014
I do. And the Magna Carta in 1215, and all of Henry VIII's wives, Richard the Lion-hearted and Saladin, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, where the Beatles began - all the important stuff.
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Level 82
Jan 5, 2015
Ammo: pretty much all of them. Though some might forget after 9th grade history class.
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Level 86
Jan 5, 2015
I wouldn't say it's totally irrelevant, but yes, outside the USA, you don't learn that at school, so you have to be interested in the 18th century's history to know such things. I have heard about Valley Forge in some TV programs (and maybe in Age of Empires III ?) but that's all.
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Level 69
Jan 5, 2015
Not many very cold winters in Florida, right?
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Level 77
Jan 5, 2015
We know you had a civil war. We know who George Washington was. No, we don't know the battles of your civil war (well regularly), we might have heard of Gettysburg, that's it. - I don't expect you to know that we had a civil war too, but I do expect you to know we exist. And that we are independent. And perhaps if you feel very knowledgeable to know about the Winter War. But you will be excused if you don't.
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Level 64
Jan 5, 2015
@kdc4: And you do realize how long the US has been important compared to to the history of the world is pretty small right? The US hasn't been important for very long, just saying.
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Level 83
May 16, 2024
Lot of people from the mid-1700s taking this quiz, probably.
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Level 64
Jan 5, 2015
@sillie Where are you from? Finland?
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Level 86
Jan 6, 2015
Sillie, you are confusing the civil war and the independance war...
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Level 62
Feb 2, 2015
The Battle of Hastings was a bad example. We had that battle and the year it happened drilled into our brains in world history in 10th grade. Should have gone with Battle of Sablat. That's too obscure for most Americans.
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2016
Arp: oh so I am! Thank you. See? - And yes, I am from Finland. I also regularly confuse the West Coast of the US with the East Coast of the US seeing it's all west from here.
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Level 63
Aug 12, 2016
I've never heard of it. But hey, Germans have enough other battles to know about.
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Level 51
May 16, 2017
Americans should be glad. Do you know anything about the founding of Russia? China? India? Japan? Indonesia? Nigeria? The U.K, France, Spain, Brazil, Canada, or Mexico? That's what I thought.
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Level 48
Oct 10, 2017
Relax. If you get something wrong, and you find out the answer, you have learnt something. Which is good, right?
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Level 82
Oct 10, 2017
Aesthus please speak for yourself.
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Level 65
Oct 30, 2019
@ammo55, that must mean you're interested in the world. USA generally is not interested in the world, hence no one is interested in the USA. (I'm American)
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Level 60
Jul 31, 2020
Well, given that the majority of Jetpunkers are from the US, it actually is pretty sad.
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Level 22
Oct 10, 2017
Classic americentrism
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Level 82
Oct 22, 2018
classic non-American inferiority complex.
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Level 78
Mar 18, 2024
You so funny! Tosser.
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Level 80
Mar 24, 2021
Is that the best you can do? Yeah, Non-Americans feel inferior because they don't know the minutiae of your revolutionary war. European history is certainly a part of American history, and that is why you learn about it. American history is generally not part of European history. That is the point which you are missing, intentionally or otherwise.
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Level 80
Mar 24, 2021
That said, next time I hear about Valley Forge, I will know about it. Thank you jetpunk for teaching me more and more about American stuff. For all you non-Americans suffering with an inferiority complex, take a look.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_Forge

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Level 32
Aug 31, 2014
Dangit Russia!
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Level 55
Jan 5, 2015
Never heard of Valley Forge or Vice City!
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Level 35
Jan 6, 2015
Didn't get Vesuvius cause I couldn't find the english/italian spelling.. :( Damn French with its name changes..
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Level 74
Jul 28, 2018
The italian spelling, Vesuvio, actually doesn't work. That's what I tried first.
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Level 83
Oct 17, 2015
This was not a good time to find out that the "v" key on my keyboard isn't working properly.
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Level 68
Oct 12, 2017
Best comment!
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Level 69
Oct 25, 2015
I managed to not get "Virginia".

I live there.

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Level 78
Jan 18, 2016
you should accept Venezia as an alternative to Venice...thats the way its spelt and pronounced locally
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Level ∞
Nov 19, 2016
Okay
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Level 37
Oct 11, 2017
There should be NO favoritism in accepted spellings ... what's good for the goose... If you accept Venezia for Venice and Napoli for Naples because that is the way they were originally spelled, , then you must also accept Nieuw Amsterdam for New Amsterdam because that's the way THAT was originally spelled. (I patiently await your deletion)
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Level 73
May 19, 2018
It's not how they were originally spelled, it's how they're correctly spelled in those actual locations.
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Level 82
Jun 24, 2018
QM does a great job with the type-ins and I think that, when possible, native language spellings should work, but there is some inconsistency here when Italian and German spellings for city names often work but... for example... except on my quizzes the Russian spellings of the names of tsars never work. I'm not saying we should move back from accepting Italian spellings as diva suggests, but cut QM some slack it's not necessarily favoritism he does what he can.
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Level 70
Mar 9, 2019
And 北京 should be accepted for capital of China.
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Level 78
Mar 18, 2024
Toowise - hilarious username, Seriously. But when you're in the pub, do you say 'Venezia' rather than 'Venice'?
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Level 68
Jan 2, 2017
Lots of Italian questions for a change!
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Level 48
Oct 10, 2017
Evidence of my changed world view: I first thought 'Wien' and had to convert back.
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Level 45
Oct 22, 2018
Thanks, Assassin's Creed 3 :)
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Level 69
Oct 6, 2019
I very much doubt Venus is actually second closest rock to the Sun, surely there are some asteroids and cosmic dust inside Venus' orbit. Does that phrase have any cultural reference?
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Level 82
Feb 15, 2020
it does and it's understood when you use it that you're talking about the really big rocks.
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Level 88
Aug 22, 2022
For the half of the Norse Gods one I kept guessing "Vanir" cause of the Aesir-Vanir War
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Level 46
Dec 5, 2023
3/18 Answers were to do with the US, so not american centric