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Africa Map with Random Merged Countries

Guess the six random pairs of countries that been merged in the map below. The answers change every time you play.
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Some countries may have been merged multiple times!
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: June 11, 2020
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First submittedJune 11, 2020
Times taken41,850
Average score91.7%
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Merged Countries
Namibia
South Africa
 
Merged Countries
Guinea
Sierra Leone
 
Merged Countries
Cameroon
Chad
Merged Countries
Mozambique
Zimbabwe
 
Merged Countries
Egypt
Libya
 
Merged Countries
Liberia
Sierra Leone
74 Comments
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Level 69
Jun 11, 2020
Ah, my favourite country, the Democratic Central African Republic of South Ethiopia Sudan.
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Level 68
Jun 11, 2020
I'll make sure to add DCARSES as a typein!
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2024
Ethiopia is independent, per tradition.
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Level 54
Jun 11, 2020
Very nice quizz! A bit easy, but interesting! Nominated!
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2020
I wonder if Mauriccotanialicarawique will ever appear here lol
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Level 75
Jun 11, 2020
Sadly not, since that would require portions of countries to be merged, but not the entire thing. Great quiz as always, by the way, Stewart
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Level 52
Jun 11, 2020
Hi Stewart, I'm looking for a bit of help on randomized maps. I can't figure out how to make random groups of things light up/ do stuff. I want to make a randomized version of this quiz.
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Level 68
Jun 11, 2020
Okay, so to do this requires some light CSS work. I'll briefly explain and then any points your stuck on feel free to ask for more help :)

  1. First off, everything you want to be hidden by default needs a common class so we can use CSS to reference them all at once. For what you're doing, it seems "country" might be suitable since it's already there.
  2. Second, use the CSS ".country{opacity:0}" to hide all countries by default. Just add this inside <style> tags to implement it.
  3. Thirdly, use "random-svg-highlight" to show the countries again. The CSS for this is ".svg-holder .random-svg-highlight{fill:#ffff80;opacity:1}". This will override the first one and make any selected groups show up.
I think the countries after that should light up on their own, provided you've placed an appropriate id or class associated with each path in Step 2.

Let me know if you need elaboration anywhere :)

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Level 52
Jun 12, 2020
Maybe a bit more help on step one...
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Level 68
Jun 12, 2020
So, every path in an SVG can have a unique ID, but can also have classes under the attribute "class". You will notice this in the JetPunk world map, as every country will have the class "country border", indicating it has both the class "country" and the class "border" (classes are space-separated). Now, classes are great because they're not unique to a specific path like IDs, this means many paths can have the same class.

For you, you want all the countries to be hidden, and only the countries that are randomly selected to show up, right? So to do this, we need every path (in this case country) to have a class which is the same, so that we can use CSS to hide them all at the start. It would normally be easier to just select everything in Inkscape and set to opacity 0, however JetPunk's minifier for SVGs automatically removes any paths with opacity 0, so that won't help us.

My suggestion of using the "country" class was if you were using the JetPunk map.

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Level 78
Jan 29, 2024
Is random-svg-highlight a JetPunk specific command?
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Level 68
Jan 29, 2024
Yes
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Level 52
Jun 12, 2020
When I put a country under the "country" class, it removes it's borders.
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Level 52
Jun 12, 2020
Also, is there an easy way to change all country classes at the same time?
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Level 68
Jun 12, 2020
To the first point, a country / path can have multiple classes, these are space separated. So it's likely you removed a class (probably "border") that was colouring the borders themselves. If they don't already have "country" in the classes, then you just need to add " country" to the end to give them the country class.

To your second point, unfortunately no not easily. You can do it with some PHP and a script, but I sense you're not a programmer so manually changing them will be easiest. :)

Feel free to keep firing away any more questions :)

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Level 52
Jun 12, 2020
By my logic, (which isn't necessarily right) if I have every country under the same class, then when I make Jetpunk light up random countries under that class, won't they just be random countries on an empty world map? (Not random groups of countries.)
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Level 52
Jun 12, 2020
Also, thanks for this help!
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Level 68
Jun 12, 2020
Oh okay, so it seems your issue is not the SVG part but the Random Group part. So what you need to do is go to "More Options" in Step 1, and change your quiz from Random to "Random Group", then set the group size and total number of answers you want to be shown.

Then, you need to organise your groups in Step 2. The editor will show you the boundaries of each group, and you just need to put in groups of countries. It might be easiest to do this in a spreadsheet to maximise your number of groups (to give a large enough pool). Essentially you need to hard-code the groups themselves into Step 2, there's no way to tell the randomizer to pick "groups of countries" other than to group them manually and use "random group".

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Level 52
Jun 12, 2020
How did I not see that. I feel so dumb. Oh boy...
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Level 68
Jun 12, 2020
No problem at all :P Glad we got it worked out in the end!
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Level 52
Jun 16, 2020
Still having problems, in step 2, do I set all classes to "country" and then change them to country in inkscape?
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Level 68
Jun 16, 2020
Oh no, if you do that in Step 2 then any answer would light up every single country. What you want in Step 2 is the unique ID of each country in the SVG, the class "country" is simply a common class among them all so you can easily hide them when they're not part of the answers of a particular selection.
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Level 52
Jun 16, 2020
Ok, when I put in .svg-holder .random-svg-highlight{fill:#ffff80;opacity:1 it doesn't seem to light anything up, it just stays blue.
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Level 68
Jun 16, 2020
do you mind posting the link to the editor page for the quiz so I can see what you've done? Would be easier to see what's going wrong :P
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Level 68
Jun 16, 2020
Okay I see the issues. Firstly, the whole style tag is being ignored because you have a <style> inside another one. All CSS should be inside a single <style and enclosing </style>. Furthermore, you don't have an enclosing brace on the second selector, meaning that part is not going to work either. Doing those two things should fix your problem!
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Level 52
Jun 16, 2020
Now I can't get into the quiz to edit it.
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Level 68
Jun 16, 2020
oh you can remove collaboration, I don't need it to access it (since I have Admin privileges still)
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Level 52
Jun 17, 2020
Is it possible to add an extra caveat?
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2020
Not without copying a quiz with 4 caveats already. You could always add the extra one at the end of the description or combine two of your other caveats, that would be my suggestion! :)
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Level 52
Jun 17, 2020
Sometimes Armenia is just appearing as a blob, not as a distinctive shape. Any help with that?
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Level 68
Jun 17, 2020
That's an issue with the current world map, it happens with Nepal, Bhutan and North Macedonia too. If you wait a couple days (at most, it may even by tonight), I have a site update coming out that will fix this. Should solve your problem easily (it'll be obvious what to do when the update is live). I'll have a blogpost out when the update is live, so you'll know when!
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Level 52
Jun 17, 2020
Ok, I can wait!
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Level 52
Jun 18, 2020
I finally finished Stewart, please try it and tell me what you think!Quiz.
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Level 68
Jun 18, 2020
Wow! I absolutely love it :)
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Level 52
Jun 18, 2020
Thanks! I used the class "border" instead of country to hide the lakes as well. I also used the class "light-water" to hide the light water around islands.
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Level 78
Jan 29, 2024
This exchange was very educational!
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Level 65
Feb 4, 2024
I had the same thought. This comment section is basically a lesson in SVG from Stewart
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Level 45
Nov 8, 2020
mauritania + mali = malitania
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Level 45
Nov 10, 2020
sudan got pretty big sudan + chad + niger + south sudan
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Level 43
Jan 1, 2021
Ah yes, my favourite country ‘Moralgegypibyudan!’
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Level 44
Nov 12, 2021
What the-
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Level 25
Feb 7, 2021
ez but noice
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Level 39
Jun 8, 2021
-when you get countries that actually existed, like Abyssinia [Ethiopia and Eritrea] and Anglo-Sudanese Egypt-
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Level 44
Nov 12, 2021
I just got Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Guinea & Liberia. Sierra Leone only borders them now. Togo, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast & Burkina Faso are now trapped
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Level 64
Mar 31, 2022
I got the Niger(ia) Union, The Union of Malibygeria and pre-1994 South Africa
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Level 43
Jun 6, 2022
I got Manigerlibenitoghanankina faso lol
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Level 53
Sep 13, 2022
Merging Benin and Niger had me stuck for a while, but I got them all in the end.
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Level 48
Oct 30, 2022
I got Lesotho and South Africa merged lol (Imagine if you got Senegal and The Gambia merged)
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Level 60
Dec 25, 2022
Out of curiosity, is Angola and R. Congo a merge?
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Level 68
Dec 25, 2022
Angola and DRC yes, not RC though.
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Level 72
Feb 7, 2024
A shame. That would've made it a lot more fun.
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Level 85
Dec 25, 2022
Way too much time. Should probably be a minute or less.
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Level 75
Dec 27, 2022
I was thrown off by South Africa and Lesotho. I also had Sudan and South Sudan, I am used to seeing maps with them combined!
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Level 61
Nov 8, 2023
Wait how do non-featured quizzes work? If you do them and then they get featured, do you get the points or do you have to take them again for the points?
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Level 68
Nov 8, 2023
Yes, you get the points. But over 99% of quizzes on JetPunk are unfeatured, so it's unlikely a non featured quiz will become featured. However, 99% of takes come from featured quizzes... Because most users either ignore them or don't realise unfeatured quizzes exist.
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Level 77
Jan 29, 2024
Morocco and Western Sahara are merged but it won't accept it in the answers . . . Same with Somalia and Somaliland and Puntland . . . (I'm being facetious, before anyone takes the time to write a self-righteous multi-paragraph response . . .)
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Level 65
Jan 30, 2024
Noice quiz
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Level 76
Jan 30, 2024
I got a weird visual glitch. Don't even know how to properly describe it. I had a two-set and a three-set of country pairs that shared one or more countries. One was Mali/Senegal + Algeria/Mauritania + Mali/Mauritania.

It meant that the Algeria/Mali border was visible, but not Algeria/Mauritania, and the same with Senegal Mauritania, but not Senegal/Mali. It looked very weird, with borders just ending somewhere.

Same with Botswana/South Africa + Botswana/Namibia. That made Namibia/Botswana disappear, but not Namibia/South Africa...

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Level 76
Jan 30, 2024
Maybe don't allow countries to be in more than one pairing.
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Level 68
Jan 30, 2024
This is all intentional and mentioned in the second caveat of the quiz (which is underlined). If you didn't allow multiple pairings for a country then the results would be severely limited in what could be an answer. And also the selection of borders that are removed is completely random, so there is no choice or control anyway.
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Level 39
Feb 1, 2024
Yes, the Great Kenyan-Tanzanian-Mozambiquean-Zimbabwan-Botswanian Empire, as well as the Chadian-Cameroonian-Congan Republic.
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Level 45
Feb 1, 2024
Got one of 5 right next to one of 2
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Level 54
Feb 4, 2024
Ah yes, the Mauritania-Senegal (twice)-Guinea blob. Also it seemed the Union of South Africa returned...
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Level 50
Feb 4, 2024
ah yes, maliger, libyad-sudan, namibotswana and zimbabique.
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Level 79
Feb 4, 2024
Sudan + South Sudan = Sudan circa 2009.
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Level 66
Feb 5, 2024
Zambia-Botswana would be evil lol
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Level 66
Feb 5, 2024
I finished in 1:30 with 0:00 on the clock! Never happened to me before
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Level 58
Feb 7, 2024
Oddly enough, Morocco and Western Sahara doesn't work :(
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Level 14
Feb 23, 2024
polska only
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Level 70
Feb 23, 2024
Knowing how "friendly" the relations between Algeria and Morocco are, it's interesting seeing them merged
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Level 47
Apr 8, 2024
i got sent back to pre-apartheid....

lol

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Level 69
Apr 19, 2024
Great quiz!
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Level 22
Jun 17, 2024
I got five in one!
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Level 43
Jun 20, 2024
I got 🇨🇲🇹🇩🇳🇪🇳🇬 all merged together...