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Which Country in WWII?

Can you guess which countries these statements about WWII apply to?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Some of these countries were still under colonial rule at the time
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Last updated: March 22, 2023
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Benito Mussolini was its leader
Italy
Where Anne Frank and her family sought refuge in an attic
Netherlands
Its leader said they would fight "on the beaches" if necessary
United Kingdom
It was invaded by Germany on September 1, 1939 – often considered to be the
official beginning of the war
Poland
It suffered about 10 million military deaths, the most of any country
Soviet Union
It produced the greatest number of vehicles, airplanes, and ships of any country
United States
Annexed by Germany in the "Anschluss" of 1938
Austria
Its Sudetenland region was ceded to Germany at the 1938 Munich Conference
Czechoslovakia
General MacArthur fled this country in 1942 but returned in 1944
Philippines
Island country which was occupied by the UK, US, and Canada to prevent it
from falling into German hands
Iceland
Country which the Soviets invaded, but failed to conquer during the Winter War of 1939–1940
Finland
Asian country which hosted the first meeting of the "Big Three" Allied leaders in 1943
Iran
Some soldiers from this country continued to hide in the jungle and fight long after
the war ended. The last one didn't surrender until 1974.
Japan
Where Rommel's tanks were turned back for good at the Second Battle of El Alamein
Egypt
Produced the first jet fighter plane ever to see action
Germany
Island country under British rule which the Nazis tried, but failed, to bomb into submission
Malta
Although officially neutral, volunteers from this country's "Blue Division"
fought with the Germans
Spain
A famous land route through this country allowed the Allies to supply China
Myanmar
Site of Allied invasions during Operation Torch in late 1942
Algeria /
Morocco
Where 80,000 British and allied troops surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 despite
being ordered to fight to the last man
Singapore
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Level 66
Mar 23, 2023
Got stuck on the jet fighter one for a bit, even though it was probably one of the easiest.
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Level 92
Mar 23, 2023
I just completely "froze" up on the island nation occupied by UK, US & Canada. Went through Caribbean nations, African nations and I even tried Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey. Just blanked out for some reason there.
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Level 73
Mar 23, 2023
There were also Spanish troops who helped liberate Paris.
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Level 58
Mar 23, 2023
4th
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Level 77
Mar 23, 2023
Was it called Myanmar during WWII? I thought it was Burma. If so, it shouldn't it go by the former name, much like the Soviet Union, and to some extent, Czechoslovakia?
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Level 82
Mar 24, 2023
Why "to some extent"?
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Level 84
Mar 25, 2023
Agreed. It was not called Myanmar then, it was Burma. USSR and Czechoslovakia are the correct answers, and so is Burma. If you had a question about Yugoslavia, that would be the answer, not Bosnia/Croatia/Serbia etc.
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Level 70
Mar 28, 2023
The difference between the USSR & Czechoslovakia and Myanmar is that the USSR & Czechoslovakia are different countries with different territories than Russia and Bosnia/Croatia/Serbia etc. whereas Myanmar is simply a new name for Burma. Similar to DR Congo and Zaire.
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Level 71
Jul 11, 2023
It would probably be best to call it "Burma" here, but accept Myanmar.
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Level 76
Mar 23, 2023
Could use another minute or two
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Level 58
Mar 28, 2023
I'm surprsied he managed to do a quiz including 20 countries of WW2 without getting France into
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Level 67
Mar 29, 2023
The USSR did not try to conquer Finland in the winter war; they wanted to push the border back so Leningrad could not be reached with artillery from the finnish side. Before the war they proposed a land swap which the finnish regime declined to accept.
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2023
Tweaked the clue slightly. It's probable, but not certain, that the USSR intended to conquer Finland.

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

"Most sources conclude that the Soviet Union had intended to conquer all of Finland, and use the establishment of the puppet Finnish Communist government and the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact's secret protocols as evidence of this,[F 7] while other sources argue against the idea of a full Soviet conquest."

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Level 49
Mar 30, 2023
As a Finn I never have had any other thought than Soviet Union tried to occupy and conquer Finland, of course they tried it and failed. I have seen recently claims by people from other countries that there were just strategic goals, but it is nonsense. We see same imperialistic goals today, nothing has changed.

When someone attacks your country, you don't ask their goals. If you sit in a living room in your home and someone breaks in the house, do you ask, what he wants?

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Level 70
Mar 30, 2023
Oh how embarrassing - didn't get Operation Torch and my uncle was actually part of it!
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Level 68
Mar 30, 2023
Great quiz!
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Level 67
Apr 20, 2023
The German translation of Iceland is "Island" so I didnt understand the question "Which Island was occupied..." at first, because I thought the answer was already given in the question :D
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Level 26
Dec 21, 2023
disrespect for not adding Yugoslavia on the list