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All Modern-Day Countries Ever Controlled by the United States

With the help of a map, can you name every country the United States has controlled since the U.S. Declaration of Independence in 1776?
Including condominiums and occupation zones
Not including military advancements, disputed claims under the Guano islands act, or international zones
Quiz by Pullasorsa
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Last updated: October 8, 2022
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First submittedJuly 21, 2021
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Country
Austria
Canada
China
Cuba
Denmark
(Greenland)
Country
Dominican Republic
France
(Clipperton Island)
F.S. Micronesia
Germany
Grenada
Country
Haiti
Honduras
Iceland
Iraq
Italy
Country
Japan
Kiribati
Liberia
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Country
Netherlands
(Bonaire)
Nicaragua
North Korea
Palau
Panama
Country
Philippines
South Korea
Suriname
United Kingdom
(Falkland Islands)
United States
21 Comments
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Level 77
Jul 21, 2021
Thanks to Jetpunk Discord server members, notably Dekkie and IAB, for fact-checking!
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Level 52
Jul 21, 2021
I believe they also occupied Suriname during World War II.
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Level 77
Jul 21, 2021
Wow, I completely missed that. Added now.
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Level 44
Jul 21, 2021
In the Mexican-American War the US occupied the upper half of Mexico
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2021
Nice quiz, but you stole my idea! Brilliantly executed though!
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Level 75
Jul 22, 2021
How can your idea be stolen when you haven't mentioned you're making the US version while you're also not the original creator of this series?

You just both thought of the US, simple as that

Good map btw

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Level 77
Jul 22, 2021
You definitely weren't the person who came up with this concept. I'm not even sure which "idea" you are referring to. You haven't made a quiz exactly like this.
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Level 67
Jul 22, 2021
No, it was just a joke. I meant it was something I was planning on doing, though I hadn't started it yet. I wasn't saying you were being unfair or unreasonable at all. You have complete rights to this quiz and like Iluvbread said, I definitely don't. Sorry for the confusion.
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Level 77
Jul 23, 2021
Ah, ok then. Thanks for explaining and glad you liked the quiz!
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Level 67
Jul 25, 2021
No worries. Sorry for the misunderstanding :)
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Level 61
Oct 21, 2021
Afghan war

Somali civil war

they occupied much more of Germany western Europe and north Africa and chunks of south east Asia

Mexican American war

occupation of Honduras

russian civil war

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Level 77
Oct 21, 2021
Yeah, Honduras is there now. I wouldn't consider the rest as being really "controlled" by the US per se.
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Level 61
Oct 21, 2021
i guess its reasonable but i would count those over stuff like Suriname and Iceland but thats just me
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Level 64
Feb 20, 2022
Germany/Austria? I thought this quiz "Didn't include occupation zones"...
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Level 77
Feb 21, 2022
That isn't stated anywhere.
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Level 64
Oct 11, 2022
My mistake I can't read
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Level 88
Oct 11, 2022
Might make sense to expand the map to cover the mideast (Iraq). The current map is confusing.
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Level 71
Oct 11, 2022
Can you explain why Iraq is here but not Afghanistan? Based on my understanding, both countries were under US occupation at some point. Is there some sort of finer detail that means Iraq counts but Afghanistan doesn't?
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Level 64
Dec 9, 2023
What is the reasoning for why some areas are half shaded? I’m sure there is an obviously apparent reason, I for some reason just can’t see it.
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Level 77
Dec 9, 2023
Not even sure anymore why I chose those specific territories. I did highlight the whole of Oregon Country due to its status being disputed territory between the US and UK for a while. Iraq and parts of Mexico probably because they were more temporary military occupations than anything. I should revise the map at some point.
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Level 80
Dec 13, 2023
If you *are* going to revise the map, I'd like to ask if you'd have a look at the American concession in Borneo. Not sure if it counts for this quiz but it's an interesting historical tidbit nonetheless.