Depending on how "big brain" you are, this can be easy. Note this is my standard for hard, as this is the hardest geography stuff I know, and if you say it is easy, cool, but I'm not updating it to be to your standard.
I'd like to say NO CHEATING OR GUESSING!! You can do it, but please, try not to.
(That must mean it is misspelled on my map)
Cool challenge! :)
Interesting to hear about Equatorial Guinea's proposed capital.
The first question about the empire can't be right though, can it. What war are you referring to?
1. Although named the Roman Republic, this 1800s country was not as similar to the 300s Roman Republic as I thought it would be. This country was founded after Napoleons conquest of Italy, making it a sister state. I think this would make this more French than Italian, as it was most likely run by France.
2. I just couldn’t find a war. Closest thing I could find was probably Napoleonic supporters of the conquest who fought against the Papal States.
From Wikipedia: Joseon (Korean: 조선; Hanja: 朝鮮; MR: Chosŏn; [tɕo.sʌn]; Middle Korean: 됴ᇢ〯션〮 Dyǒw syéon or 됴ᇢ〯션〯 Dyǒw syěon), officially the Great Joseon (Korean: 대조선국; Hanja: 大朝鮮國; [tɛ.tɕo.sʌn.ɡuk̚]), was the last dynastic kingdom of Korea, lasting just over 500 years.
Would've loved a little spelling lenience on Bashkortostan (I tried Bashkortistan), or alternatively accept Bashkiria, which I also guessed , but I guess those aren't technically official.
Otherwise good quiz!