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European Countries not in NATO

Name countries of Europe which are not part of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
A friendly reminder that JetPunk considers Cyprus as not in Europe!
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Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ireland
Kosovo
Liechtenstein
Malta
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Moldova
Monaco
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Switzerland
Ukraine
Vatican City
30 Comments
+5
Level 74
Jan 27, 2018
What about Kosovo?
+6
Level 68
Jan 27, 2018
My apologies, somehow it must've slipped my mind! I'll try to be even more thorough in the future.
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Level 69
Apr 13, 2020
North Macedonia has now joined NATO and the UK isn't in NATO
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Level 68
Apr 13, 2020
Fixed the former, and UK is in NATO.
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Level 49
May 31, 2023
You're confusing NATO with the EU for the UK.
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Level 52
Apr 4, 2023
Cyprus is in Europe!
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Level 49
May 31, 2023
its people descend from European peoples but Cyprus is geographically in Asia.
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Level 77
Oct 19, 2023
Have you looked at a map?
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Level 52
Apr 10, 2023
did you add finland?
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Level 68
Apr 10, 2023
Yes, Finland was removed from this quiz upon joining NATO on April 4th
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Level 81
Oct 19, 2023
I really struggle to comprehend the "Cyprus is not in Europe" drama. Continents are, by definition, arbitrary. There is no scientific definition of continents that would be completely objective. The line is even blurrier when we talk about the islands as parts of continents. So, you can say "we at JetPunk don't consider Cyprus to be a part of Europe", that is completely fine. But to proclaim as an absolute truth "Cyprus is not in Europe" is just wrong, at least as much as to say it is in Europe. For example, this article: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-continent-is-cyprus-in.html says: "If anything, the country has an interesting story here as to whether it should be placed in Europe or Asia. If we talk about the geographical location of the country, it is very close to Asia in terms of the border, but its history, stories, and cultural heritage have more of a European influence." How did you come to completely ignore one arbitrary definition and vehemently stick by another?
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Level 68
Oct 19, 2023
I think the wording changed when the quiz was featured. I have updated it to include "JetPunk considers..." for specificity.
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Level 77
Oct 19, 2023
Continents are based on physical geography. If you want to start bringing cultural ties into the equation then you would have to consider whether Australia or Mexico or Brazil are part of Europe. Cyprus is geographically closest to Asia, followed by Africa and in third place Europe.
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Level 68
Oct 27, 2023
Just a reminder that Trinidad and Tobago is 11 kilometers from Venezuela, yet Jetpunk has no problem considering it part of North America. So, it's clearly not about physical geography.
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Level 63
Nov 26, 2023
Your key words are “11 kilometers from”. That’s very physical.
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Level 68
Dec 5, 2023
Since you didn't get the point: Trinidad and Tobago is a lot closer to South America than to North America, and it's also a lot closer to South America than Cyprus is to Asia.

So, the argument that "continents are based on physcial geography" clearly doesn't seem to apply here.

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Level 72
Nov 27, 2023
If you follow physical geography strictly, then Europe and Asia are not separate continents.
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Level 79
Oct 19, 2023
No they're not, physical geography is a part but it's largely just convention. There are at least 5 other ways to reasonably divide up the world into continents, some that make far more sense based on physical geography than the 7 we typically use.
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Level 71
Mar 8, 2024
There are five continents:

- Eurasia (which has two subcontinental peninsulas, Europe and South Asia)

- North America

- South America

- Africa

- Antarctica

Australia is a dwarf continent. Oceania is a continentoidal region. Cyprus is part of Eurasia.

We've always been at war with Eastasia.

+8
Level 65
Oct 19, 2023
Ok I forgot Russia
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Level 15
Nov 4, 2023
Ukraine is now in Nato, so u need to remove it from the quiz.
+21
Level 70
Nov 26, 2023
no it is not
+11
Level 52
Nov 26, 2023
what
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Level 39
Nov 26, 2023
I love it when people who think they're right could not be any more in the wrong
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Level 35
Dec 6, 2023
I don't understand why you would take the time to comment on this quiz when you are just completely wrong. Why not just take the time to look it up before you comment?
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Level 54
Feb 15, 2024
Were you drunk while typing this?
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Level 54
Feb 15, 2024
The only one I missed was Russia lol.
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Level 58
Mar 3, 2024
sweden just joined nato
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Level ∞
Mar 3, 2024
They have not yet joined but it will happen soon.
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Level 49
Mar 11, 2024
This aged like fine wine