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Countries that Bordered the USSR

There were 12 countries that had a land border with the Soviet Union in the post-WWII era. How many can you name?
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Country
Afghanistan
China
Czechoslovakia
Finland
Hungary
Iran
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Mongolia
North Korea
Norway
Poland
Romania
Turkey
105 Recent Comments
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Level 46
Aug 5, 2016
czechoslavakia didn't work. that's frustrating
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Level 77
Aug 5, 2016
Why CzechoslAvakia?
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Level 58
Apr 4, 2017
Oh yes, that lesser known country that borders the Czech Republic, Slavakia...
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Level 45
May 23, 2018
dont forget the Inited States of America XD
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Level 66
May 19, 2021
Don't forget Ni- oh wait, I might get cancelled.
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Level 43
Jun 1, 2024
that was unfunny
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Level 22
Jun 13, 2024
Hey Uncool
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Level 58
Jan 3, 2017
Couldn't for the life of me figure out the spelling of Czechoslovakia with only 15 secs left...
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Level 68
May 18, 2020
First put Czech, then an o, then a Slovakia. Done!
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Level 73
Jan 11, 2017
there was not any official north korea before 1948 (3 years after ww2). so maybe accept both "north korea" and "korea"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korea#Soviet_occupation_and_division_of_Korea_.281945.E2.80.9350.29

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Level 44
Jan 20, 2017
Kazakhstan?
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2017
Kazakhstan was one of the 15 republics that made up the USSR.
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Level 71
Aug 13, 2020
Those Soviets really needed their potassium...
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Level 89
Jul 21, 2018
How about Googlestan?
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Level 16
Aug 20, 2018
Lol

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Level 59
Oct 26, 2019
Excuse me... did you just say Googlestan? we only allow Yahoostan and Bingastan on this site, it's not at all like I'm using the G word right now.
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Level 68
May 18, 2020
I think the Googlestan empire rules.
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Level 34
Aug 5, 2022
You forgot Firefoxstan! It's a very important country for the world (wide web)!
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Level 75
Nov 7, 2023
Duckduckgostan?
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Level 65
Nov 8, 2023
Anything but Orspelstan
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Level 42
Feb 1, 2017
If this is post WW2, wouldn't North Korea just be Korea?
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Level 62
Feb 10, 2017
Because North Korea is best Korea
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Level 71
May 1, 2017
YES
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Level 16
Aug 20, 2018
Agreed
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Level 59
Oct 26, 2019
North Korea is only the Korea
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Level 49
Jul 26, 2019
i thought of this too
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Level 54
Mar 6, 2017
Is there another way to spell Czechoslavakia?
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2017
Yes, wrongly :-)
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Level 75
Apr 4, 2017
It's CzechoslOvakia, my brainless friend.
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Level 70
Apr 22, 2017
Unlike you ChaosLord, some of us are not perfect.
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Level 47
Dec 5, 2017
Well, we would expect him to be, he is a pretty high level, and has been taking these quizzes for a while.
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Level 68
May 18, 2020
First put a Czech, then an o, then a Slovakia.
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Level 26
Mar 29, 2017
Before World War 2 Japan took over the Korean peninsula and Manchuria, so wouldn't Japan be a option?
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Level 58
Apr 4, 2017
The instructions ask for those countries around after the war, not before, during, or imagined.
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Level 45
May 23, 2018
'imagined' you mean not official because it was an occupation
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Level 49
Jul 25, 2019
And the sharing of Sakhaline island... Was this after the war?
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Level 49
Jul 25, 2019
That's it!

USSR attacked Japan AFTER WW2.

Before that, they had a common border in Sakhaline.

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Level 65
Apr 22, 2017
I wonder how close Pakistan was to bordering the USSR.
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Level 66
Aug 1, 2017
I think it's about 20km, that's the narrowest bit of Afghanistan between Pakistan and Tajikistan.
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Level 49
Dec 6, 2021
And also India if you consider the POK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) region as India which 20% of the world's population does.
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Level 49
Dec 6, 2021
and also India if you consider the POK region as India which 20% of the world's population does.
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Level 32
May 10, 2017
I forgot about Czechoslovakia
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Level 39
May 26, 2017
12/12 with 2:14 remaining
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Level 77
Aug 24, 2017
*Guesses Czech Republic and Slovakia* Hmmm, I wonder what it could be? Not Yugoslavia, not India... Wait a minute, could it be Czechoslovakia?

YES 100%

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Level 61
Nov 27, 2017
Korea and North Korea should be accepted as both bordered the USSR after WWII
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Level 70
May 23, 2018
Korea wasn't unified at any point after the Second World War. The Japanese empire conquered Korea and when the empire was dissolved Korea was split between the USA and the USSR. It is arguable that at this stage neither North not South Korea were really countries yet, but they were occupied by two different countries and were certainly not one country.
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Level 64
May 23, 2018
What about Tanna Tuva?
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Level 47
Mar 25, 2019
That was a state just before world war 2, this is after ww2
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Level 68
Dec 23, 2018
Dprk should be accepted for north korea
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Level 59
Oct 26, 2019
That's like saying Ukgbni for the United Kingdom, there is already a defining difference between the 2 Koreas as in North and South.
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Level 79
Dec 12, 2019
Ukgbni doesn't have to be accepted for the United Kingdom, as the first two letters are already accepted for it.
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Level 61
Jan 22, 2019
Could you put in the title post WWII didn't notice that thing until i finished it, confused me at the beginning why didn't it accept baltic nations and japan.
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Level 20
May 10, 2023
The baltic nations were a part of the unites soviet socialist republic.
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Level 37
Jan 23, 2019
how did i forget about mongolia???
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Level 47
Mar 25, 2019
OH MY GOD WHY DID I FORGET CHINA AND MOMGOLIa
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Level 52
Dec 8, 2020
I don't understand China, but you just misspelled Mongolia; hence you didn't get it.
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Level 68
Jun 4, 2023
Momgolia sounds like a brand of women's hiking clothes.
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Level 41
May 20, 2019
Forgets Mongolia and Finland after getting all the less obvious ones.
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Level 59
Oct 26, 2019
Well Finland and Mongolia were both part of the USSR at one point so maybe you just subconsciously thought of it as part of it already.
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Level 69
Apr 2, 2020
What?
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Level 69
Apr 21, 2020
No they weren't
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Level 68
May 18, 2020
Wasn't Finland part of the Russian Empire and Mongolia part of Qing Dynasty China?
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Level 68
Jun 4, 2023
Russian Empire != Soviet Union
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Level 74
Jul 25, 2019
0:45 left
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Level 49
Jul 26, 2019
As north korea was only officially formed in 1948, i think korea and even south korea are also good answers for that question, even though all the three are somewhat wrong
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Level 49
Jul 26, 2019
nice and interesting quiz by the way! :)
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Level 46
Aug 1, 2019
please allow Slovakia or Czechia or Czech Republic to count as Czechoslovakia
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Level 77
Aug 1, 2019
No.
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Level 79
Dec 12, 2019
Good.
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Level 68
Dec 12, 2019
Slovakia maybe, Czechia definitely not. But no, the USSR bordered a country called Czechoslovakia.
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Level 33
Oct 6, 2019
turkey???? if you see armenia, azerbaijan and georgia. Where is Turkey?
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Level 77
Oct 6, 2019
It is on the list.
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Level 68
May 18, 2020
Turkey bordered Armenia, which was part of the USSR with Georgia and Azerbaijan.
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Level 65
Nov 30, 2019
Does Japan count with Sakhalin Island?
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Level 77
Nov 30, 2019
No.
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Level 67
Apr 17, 2020
Gahhhh only missed Czechoslovakia, tried Czechia and Slovakia but totally forgot that they were the same country after WWII.
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Level 68
May 18, 2020
I wonder what would happen if the USSR won the Cold War. Would the USA break up into 50 states? Good thing that didn't happen, otherwise the Countries of the World Quiz would be much harder.
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Level 77
May 18, 2020
Nobody won the Cold War.
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Level 82
May 18, 2020
The Soviet Union disintegrated. The United States remained the world's only superpower. The US and its allies clearly won. Unless you are saying that the entire exercise was unproductive and wasteful which, if so, fair enough.
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Level 82
Aug 20, 2020
If the United States ever broke apart into different successor states I think it's more likely that many of them would form different clusters. I imagine independent states of... Hawaii, Alaska, Texas, California, and Florida. But after that probably New England that would include New York, a new Southern Confederacy, a mountain state centered around Denver or Salt Lake City, a Pacific Northwest state with a capital in Seattle, a midwest farm belt state, Chicago maybe as an independent city-state, and an Eastern seaboard state from Pennsylvania down to Northern Virginia and perhaps extending down the coast as far as Norfolk and Virginia Beach. That would be 12 new countries, not 50. West Virginia and some Native American reservations might declare sovereignty, as well. And maybe Vermont, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Guam, Las Vegas, and Disney World.
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Level 82
Dec 6, 2021
The different US states did use to think of themselves as separate sovereign entities, but joined together in a common federation of independent states, probably similar to how different member states of the EU feel today. But that's pretty ancient history, now. Slowly the USA moved closer to something like the UK, where the constituent entities were independent and "states" ("countries") in name only, power was increasingly concentrated at the federal level, and citizens of individual states began to think less of themselves as Virginians or New Yorkers and more as Americans. Until finally we got to the status quo of the day where, in the US, if you hold allegiance to your state or city higher than to your country this is usually seen as quaint or cute but unrealistic, and only kooks and dingbats like Ted Cruz openly talk about secession, and then are publicly ridiculed for it.
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Level 71
Dec 6, 2021
Yeah, even in our age of polarization, no one is talking about the breakup of the United States. The difference is that the Soviet Union was really a successor state to the Russian Empire, which was made of dozens of ethnicities with their own histories and geographic regions. The weakening of the Soviet Union in the late '80s was the perfect time for these nations to regain sovereignty and break free of Russian influence. In contrast, most parts of the US have the same acknowledged history, and while we are ethnically diverse, our diversity isn't based around geography or history.

Maybe in the far future, regional cultures in North America will become distinct enough for the US to break up, but I doubt it'll happen anytime this century.

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Level 20
May 10, 2023
If the US states broke apart, Most of them would be bought out or invaded.
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Level 50
Aug 20, 2020
dang, bro... I put in Czechia and Slovakia but I forgot to combine them lmao. I forgot all about Czechoslovakia.
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Level 29
Sep 5, 2020
.. forgot Norway bordered Russia...
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Level 56
Nov 27, 2020
Nice quiz. Would perhaps be more of a head-scratcher if you included the whole of the USSR's history.
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Level 49
Nov 27, 2020
you need to put post-1949, because until then east germany was still theirs, making a border with the us, france, the uk and denmark i think. dont know when korea got independent tho
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Level 23
Mar 3, 2021
@Forestier No, Kaliningrad is next to Poland.
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Level 30
Apr 11, 2021
Shouldn’t Sweden be there?
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Level 64
Apr 22, 2021
USSR never owned Finland. Russian Empire did
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Level 30
Aug 26, 2021
I literally tried Czechia and Slovakia but at the time it was Czechoslovakia, I am sad
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Level 51
Dec 6, 2021
Can you please accept Czechia for Czechoslovakia?
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Level 70
Dec 6, 2021
It didn't exist at that time.
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Level 32
Dec 6, 2021
What about Konigsburg? Wouldn't that make it border East Germany?
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Level 81
Dec 6, 2021
No, Königsberg / Kaliningrad was part of USSR, but it borders Poland, not Germany (then East Germany). It also borders Lithuania, but that was just another part of USSR.
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Level 68
Dec 6, 2021
I feel like there should be a caveat that some of these countries may not still exist.

I didn't think to type former countries.

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Level 31
Dec 8, 2021
Can you accept Czechia for Czechoslovakia?
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Level 77
Dec 12, 2021
No, because they are two different countries.
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Level 20
May 10, 2023
13..actually
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Level 36
Jan 26, 2022
Norway almost got me
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Level 34
Dec 23, 2022
It took me so long to figure Afghanistan
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Level 43
Jan 19, 2023
Forgot it was czechoslovakia at this time
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Level 59
Feb 23, 2023
..nice...but too easy...
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Level 20
May 10, 2023
bro i literally put czechoslovakia with a space
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Level 68
Jun 4, 2023
I guessed the last country with 1 second Romaning