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Liechtenstein Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about country of Liechtenstein?
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Last updated: June 24, 2020
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Capital city
Vaduz
Most populous municipality
Schaan
Bordering countries
Austria
Switzerland
Official language
German
Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan are the only countries which are doubly ________,
meaning that all countries they border are also ________
Landlocked
Mountain range in which Liechtenstein lies
Alps
Empire that Liechtenstein was part of prior to 1805
Holy Roman Empire
The monarch of Liechtenstein has the power to ____ any legislation
Veto
Liechtenstein is the second _____ country in the world, trailing only Monaco
Richest
Currency used by Liechtenstein
Swiss franc (CHF)
Type of people who could not vote in Liechtenstein until 1984
Women
Like Monaco and Andorra, the monarch of Liechtenstein has this title
Prince
Current monarch
Hans-Adam II
River that forms Liechtenstein's western border
Rhine
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Level 67
Jul 7, 2020
Ha ! I got Hans correct! First I tried common names but once seen in higher circles. So John, richard, george etc, no dave and brads. Then I thought ow wait it should be more german, hans, and got it right at once!
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Level 54
Jul 30, 2021
I was actually trying to type Hansel... but I'll take it!
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Level 59
Jul 8, 2020
Good quiz! I think an interesting fact about Liechtenstein is that Princess Angela is the first ever black European princess.
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Level 79
Aug 13, 2020
She was born in Panama and is of African descent, married to Prince Maximillian, second son of Hans-Adam II. Her marriage to the prince had been authorised by his father, the reigning monarch of Liechtenstein. Together, they have a son, Prince Alfons, who is in the line of succession to the Liechtensteiner throne.
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Level 40
Jul 24, 2020
Didn't even know that lichtenstein used that type of currency
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Level 89
Jan 8, 2021
Franc was my second guess.
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Level 74
Jul 27, 2020
What a tiny, beautiful, friendly country - had the pleasure of cycling along the Rhine and through Vaduz on a beautiful October day. The people we met along the way went out of their way to be kind and helpful to just a few English-speaking American students on a day trip with rented bikes that were on the verge of breaking apart. Even if it is a bit hard to get to, it's absolutely worth the journey.
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Level 64
Sep 22, 2020
My first guess for the name of the Prince was Hans. I cannot express in words how surprised I was to get it right first time!
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Level 68
Oct 11, 2020
I was just glad I could get prince.
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Level 61
Oct 14, 2020
Can 'annul' be accepted too for 'veto'?
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Level 56
Jan 8, 2021
No - because it has a different meaning. If something is vetoed, it doesn't happen; if it is annulled then it has happened and then it hasn't happened (legally).
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Level 26
Oct 30, 2020
Can you accept "Franken" for "Swiss franc", and "Roman Empire" for "Holy Roman Empire"

I missed both of them because of it.

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Level 75
Nov 1, 2020
ditto about Franken
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Level 72
Jan 8, 2021
Roman Empire =/= Holy Roman Empire.
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Level 72
Jan 8, 2021
Roman Empire in 1805? I don't think that's acceptable :)
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2021
The Holy Roman Empire was probably not Holy and an Empire neither but it most definitely wasn't Roman.
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Level 73
Jan 9, 2021
When it was originally founded it most definitely was Holy and an Empire but by the 1800s it was none of the things it was claiming to be.
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Level 41
May 27, 2021
Unholy German states
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Level 74
Jan 8, 2021
Got them all on the first try.
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Level 31
Jan 8, 2021
can you please also accept "principality" apart from "prince" please?
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Level 49
Jan 8, 2021
I typed Hans thinking that this is probably the most stereotypical German name, didn't really expected to be correct
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Level 56
Jan 8, 2021
Brilliant, and probably my favourite country. But don't try hitch-hiking. They have the same dim view of random vagrants as the Swiss! I have been to and through it by car; by tarin and by hitching
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2021
Tarin is this dude:

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Level 79
Jan 8, 2021
What's tarin?
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Level 79
Mar 18, 2021
You probably mean 'train' (🚂) 😁
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Level 28
Aug 4, 2021
I didnt get the 5th most guessed answer. Oof.
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Level 44
Nov 1, 2021
Surely the word "overrule" should work in place of "veto", they mean the same thing.
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Level 71
Feb 21, 2023
One wonders why a country such a Liechtenstien even exists. Of all places, why does it exist where it does? Does it have a particularly strong ethnolinguistic identity? I don't think it really does...so...I wonder.

The monarch and ruling family, although they preside over a country of only about 40,000 people, do have an enormous amount of power...over only about 40,000 people. But their personal wealth is extremely disproportionate to what one would think it could be, even if they were autocratic and greedy to the extreme. To have a net family worth of $7 billion out of a sampling size of 40,000 people is insane.

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Level 71
Feb 21, 2023
However, sometimes rights don't exist when they're not needed. Perhaps women already have it well enough in Liechtenstein to where they don't need these rights like women would in places that are more economically impoverished? I don't know.

It might be that there is a special role that Liechtenstein and its royal family and monarch play in all of the intrigue of the balance of power on the world stage, and it might be an important role. I honestly have no idea. Looking at Hans-Adam's id portrait on his Wikipedia page makes it seem like he's a nice, sophisticated, smooth person, although one would also expect him to be.

I do remain curious about places like Liechtenstien, though. In addition to them, why do Luxembourg, Andorra, and San Marino exist? The Vatican is obvious. But these others...there must be some arcane reason. I wish I'd been a more erudite student of history for longer than I have been.

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Level 55
May 4, 2023
Liechtenstein mainly exists because it stayed neutral during the Austro-Prussian War. Because this war meant the end of the German confederation, many of the german states were unified. Secondly, because Austria-Hungary now existed separately, they were no longer connected to the few non unified german states, such as Bavaria. It wouldn't have made sense for them to just join Austria-Hungary then after being neutral so they stayed independent and still are.
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Level 68
Dec 13, 2023
I just have wrote a random German name as Hans, and it was correct :)
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Level 88
Apr 20, 2024
Fans of democracy look away now!

In 2003 the citizens of Liechtenstein voted by plebiscite to grant the power of absolute veto to their ruler Prince Hans-Adam II. This means that even if the people vote for something in a referendum, the Prince can still veto it.

The population was threatened by this power in 2011 when the country voted on easing a total ban on abortion. Crown Prince Regent Alois promised to veto the referendum if the public dared to vote against his wishes.

Subsequently another referendum was called in 2012 by democracy reformers calling for an end to the Prince’s veto. This was rejected by the voters, after the royal family threatened (once again) to leave the country.

It would seem that citizens of the beautiful but tiny mountain principality don’t trust themselves to vote properly, and require supervision from their omniscient benevolent leader in case they overreach themselves…

One can’t help suspecting that democratic ideals might have taken a back seat to $$$