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Countries that Block Other Countries from Water

Several countries egregiously block or very nearly block other countries from reaching bodies of water. Can you name the blocking and blocked countries?
"Blocking" is defined as separating another country from a body of water via a thin strip of land running along the coast/banks of that body of water.
If there is more than one blocked country, write either one.
An asterisk (*) indicates that a country is very nearly blocked, but not entirely.
Quiz by AlexThirkell
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Last updated: December 17, 2022
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First submittedDecember 29, 2020
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Body of Water
Blocking Country
Blocked Country
Pacific Ocean
Chile
Argentina / Bolivia
Gambia River*
The Gambia
Senegal
Adriatic Sea*
Croatia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
South China Sea
Vietnam
Laos / Cambodia
Norwegian Sea
Norway
Sweden
Barents Sea
Finland
Gulf of Thailand
Thailand
Myanmar
Mediterranean Sea
Israel
Jordan
Red Sea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Indian Ocean
Somalia
Gulf of Aden
Djibouti / Somalia
Lake Malawi
Malawi
Zambia
16 Comments
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Level 75
Mar 12, 2022
Thanks for the help from @JetPunker180 and @RPHXX. I would've abandoned this quiz without you.

I hope this quiz will inspire a few people to look at a map and think about the importance of water access for any community/society/country. Enjoy!

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Level 71
Dec 30, 2020
You need to create an answer in Step 2 for the blocking and the blocked countries. Then you change the quiz format in Step 4 from "Auto" to "Manual". When you change your quiz format to manual, you can format it in Step 4 just like in Step 2. Delete all the auto-generated answers for the blocking countries using the "Add and Delete Cells" menu on the right, so you only have the answers of the blocked countries left. Then create an extra column where you want your other answers to be (the blocking countries). If you now want to change those empty tiles to an answer, select them, then change them on the top from "Hint" or "Text" to "Answer" and select the answer you want.

I hope that helped

Nice quiz by the way

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Level 75
Dec 31, 2020
Thank you RPHXX, that was a lot of help. I've got the two answer columns now!
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Level 54
Dec 31, 2020
Collaborate me, I will help you
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Level 75
Dec 31, 2020
Thanks for the help, it's all ready now!
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Level 54
Jan 1, 2021
Nice
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Level 60
Apr 20, 2022
Came here from the link on Easternmost Countries in Europe. Great job, I nominated!

I noticed in the caveats it says that if there is more than blocked country, write either one, but this is also the sake for the blocking country for the Gulf of Aden.

If you merged Norway, you should. probably merge Ethiopia.

Also, you may want to consider ordering the columns as the body of water, the blocking country, and the blocked country. This would be a nice visual demonstration of the concept, with the blocking country column blocking the water column like in real life.

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Level 75
Apr 22, 2022
Excellent ideas, I made those changes. Much appreciated!
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Level 65
Dec 17, 2022
Well done for persisting. One of the more original quizzes on here. Thanks.Nominated. PS I do think the time is a bit too stingy though, just another minute for those of whose geographical knowledge requires a bit more dredging up.
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Level 85
Dec 17, 2022
There's plenty of time. Bosnia does have access to the Adriantic at Neum however marginal it may be.
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Level 75
Dec 18, 2022
That's what the asterisk is for (*)

There are some countries, such as Bosnia, that are so close to being blocked that I thought they deserved to be part of the quiz as well.

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Level 54
Dec 19, 2022
should have added ukraine and moldova
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2023
I'm mulling your suggestion... Arguments on both sides...
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Level 40
Jan 15, 2023
great quiz (Nominated)
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Level 59
Feb 17, 2023
What about Italy : Vatican + San Marino?
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2023
Interesting idea - the Vatican can't quite get to the Tiber! Not sure about San Marino though.