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Big Countries that Became Smaller

Can you name all of these countries which were once big but are now smaller?
This does not count colonial empires but does count continuous land empires.
Quiz by BigGeographyGuy
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Last updated: April 24, 2021
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First submittedFebruary 26, 2021
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Continent
Answer
Asia
Mongolia
Asia
Japan
Europe
Italy
Europe
France
Europe
Germany
Transcontinental
Turkey
Africa
Mali
Asia
Armenia
North America
Mexico
Continent
Answer
Asia
Brunei
Asia
Iran
South America
Bolivia
Europe
Sweden
Africa
Egypt
Europe
Poland
Transcontinental
Russia
Europe
Spain
15 Comments
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Level 62
Feb 26, 2021
Let me know if there are any I missed
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Level 66
Feb 26, 2021
What is defined as "big but becoming smaller?" You might as well add Sudan on here that became smaller when South Sudan became independent. Also Poland used to be bigger.
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Level 62
Feb 26, 2021
A country which used to be massive but has lost a considerable amount of land over time and now is tiny or medium size.
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Level 85
Feb 26, 2021
Russia? Spain? Portugal? Egypt? Australia?
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Level 62
Feb 26, 2021
Thanks I will add it.
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Level 34
Feb 26, 2021
nice quiz! got only 4.... My brain isn't working right. And Quizboy786 is a really nice guy..... Nice quiz, anyway
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Level 62
Feb 26, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 59
Feb 26, 2021
Nice Quiz lol
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Level 62
Feb 26, 2021
Thanks a lot!
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Level 42
Feb 28, 2021
Nice quiz.
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Level 62
Mar 1, 2021
Thank You!
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Level 75
Mar 24, 2021
How has Russia become smaller? With the annexation of Crimea it only came bigger.
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Level 62
Mar 25, 2021
Russia used to be the Russian Empire and back then it most of eastern Europe, Alaska and nearly all of the "stan" countries.
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Level 79
Jun 16, 2021
This list seems quite arbitrary. What does getting smaller actually mean?
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Level 62
Jun 16, 2021
My definition is that a country has lost a considerable amount of land over time. Like around 30%+ of its original size.