Random Category Elimination - Countries

In each randomized group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.

The answers and categories change every time you play!

Using JetPunk conventions where applicable (Russia is Europe, Cyprus is Asia etc...). Overseas territories are excluded, but overseas regions are included.
# = the number of answers possible. Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box.
All data as of February 2022.
Also try the original series!
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: February 10, 2022
First submittedMay 3, 2021
Times taken120,962
Average score70.0%
Rating4.99
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Green Categories
104
Countries with blue on their national flag
43
... that are in Eurasia
9
... that are 6 letters long
3
... that are in the European Union
1
... with a density less than 50 per km²
Sweden
 
Orange Categories
104
Countries with a land area greater than 100,000 km²
83
... with red on their national flag
30
... that are in Africa
3
... that are 8 letters long
1
... with a density less than 50 per km²
Zimbabwe
Blue Categories
93
Countries that are in Eurasia
81
... that are only one word
15
... with fewer than 2 million people
4
... that contain the letter U
1
... with black on their national flag
Brunei
 
Purple Categories
107
Countries that are 7 or fewer letters long
48
... with a land area smaller than 100,000 km²
16
... with more than 5 million people
3
... that contain the letter O
1
... that are in Africa
Togo
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Level 68
Jun 21, 2021
What to know how this quiz was made? Read about it in How I Made Random Category Elimination.
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Level 55
May 3, 2021
Amazing, thanks!
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Level 55
May 3, 2021
I've been waiting for this for so long and it is finally here!
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Level 39
May 3, 2021
Me too!
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Level 47
May 3, 2021
How many answers total are possible?
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Level 68
May 3, 2021
Every single country is possible, but this uses custom code to generate the categories. I'll work out the maths later, but I would say it's very likely every single game will be different. It's not using the quiz editor or random group at all since it's all custom code.
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Level 68
May 3, 2021
Well if you've ever copied the quizmaster fast math quizzes, it's not far off that. Basically 90% of the quiz is created through custom code not the editor, the only thing I use the editor for is creating the design grid in step 4 with the hidden cells.

I hope to do a blog sometime soo to explain how this was made, because it took a long time to get here ...

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Level 71
Jun 13, 2021
Wow wait - there's a potential table for every 196-country? As a total non-expert, the only way I can imagine that you did this would be incredibly painstaking, even using the large amount of data you must have from the previous incarnations with fixed answers.

So if I imagine correctly, it must be possible (or even, almost certain) that the answer country will have different categories above each time the quiz is played?

I'd love to see your blog about it!

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Level 68
Jun 13, 2021
Yes every country is a possible answer, I'll get to work on writing a blog for it, since 1000 characters is too short to explain :)

But yes, you are right, it is almost certain every single game played will be entirely different and customised.

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Level 39
May 3, 2021
Amazing!
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Level 65
May 3, 2021
YAY
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Level 72
May 3, 2021
The best feeling is when you guess a country and it keeps working all the way down!
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Level 63
May 3, 2021
Great quiz! Thank you Stewart. I really appreciate your quizzes. Please make more great quizzes.
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Level 67
May 3, 2021
I got a country in Europe that borders the Caribbean Sea :)
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Level 68
May 3, 2021
Guess that narrowed you down to only two options since overseas regions (but not territories) are included :)
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Level 83
Jun 26, 2021
Cyprus!
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Level 37
Jan 6, 2022
same... the netherlands...
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Level 61
May 5, 2021
Love this!

Finished with 2:06 left

Thanks!

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Level 32
May 9, 2021
This quiz is great!
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Level 37
May 11, 2021
One of the best quizzes ever
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Level 66
May 12, 2021
0:24 left, great quiz!!!
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Level 44
May 12, 2021
I got a question about a country in the Americas, with white on its flag, that's max. elevation is above 5000m, bigger than 250.000km2 and contain the letter M. Idk why the USA doesn't count.
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Level 68
May 12, 2021
Its name is just "United States" officially, there's no "of America"
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Level 47
May 15, 2021
not to be rude, because you make amazing quizzes, but 'United States of America' has been its official name since 1776. United States is just a shortened form of that
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Level 68
May 15, 2021
Well we have to use some sort of standard to ensure conventions are used. Across all of JetPunk we use United States, so it would not make sense to use a different name just for this one quiz. This is clearly covered by the first caveat.

Also the quality of my quizzes has nothing to do with following JetPunk conventions.

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Level 73
May 31, 2021
@Quizzer134921

In that manner, Russia contains F, China contains P, Switzerland contains C but not Z, Israel contains T

Your point?

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Level 55
Jul 30, 2021
Just some confused ideas that came to my mind :

Thinking about this I came to the surprising discovery that the USA don't have a "personal" name...

In "Russian Federation", Russia ist the name.

In "Peoples Republic Of China", China is the name.

In "United States Of America", it sounds like America would be the name, but America is the name of the continent (2 Continents) and there are other states which are not "united" with the USA.

Most other countries have some form of "personal" name, some of them share it with others (Sudan, Korea, Guinea...) but a few don't even have such a name (USA, CAR, UAE, South Africa, UK, East Timor,...)

In some cases the "namelessness" is hidden in old words/languages (Austria, Australia, most likely more !?)

This is not ment to be offensive in any way, it's just a weird product of my scattered brain :D

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Level 54
Sep 6, 2021
I didn't realize the official name was United States no America. Was going to complain about it when I saw this.
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Level 70
May 12, 2021
wouldnt st vincent work for the first
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Level 68
May 13, 2021
It's randomized... there's no way for me to know what your "first" is
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Level 56
Jun 17, 2021
I just put this in first place with a nomination. Really hope this gets featured this week
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Level 41
Jun 21, 2021
It got featured! Congratulations!
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Level 51
Jun 22, 2021
Why is Netherlands not accepted sometimes, the category was name longer than 8, part of the eu and blue on the national flag.
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Level 68
Jun 23, 2021
I can't see any reason it wasn't. Are you sure it was "8 or more letters" rather than "exactly 8 letters long"?
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Level 50
Jul 30, 2021
Do you mean for the last answer? Because it's less than 100 000 km2... Otherwise I don't know. =p
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Level 81
Jun 22, 2021
Countries that are not landlocked

... that contain the letter E

... that are located entirely on islands

... that are smaller than 25,000 km²

Why not Singapore?

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Level 68
Jun 23, 2021
Thanks! It seems there were a couple countries I had missing from the "islands" clue, notably Singapore and the 3 Saint's. All fixed now :)
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Level 40
Jun 23, 2021
Countries with red on their national flag

Guessed 60%+ on JetPunk

5 letters long

Bigger than 1M km2

What about Egypt?

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Level 68
Jun 24, 2021
It seems I have used "land area" for previous quizzes, which has resulted in Egypt not making the cut at 995k. I'll make the change to use total area
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Level 68
Jun 24, 2021
Okay after looking into it, I'm sticking with Land Area. Land Area is definitive and only restricted by agreed territories (which are decided by JetPunk Standards anyway). Total Area is reported differently by different sources depending on if and which territorial waters are included. This means some sources even place China 4th instead of USA just because the USA has more coastal waters than China, despite being smaller in strictly land.

To keep consistent with other category eliminations, I have reworded the area clues to use the word "Land" explicitly.

This means Egypt sits at 995k and does not have more than 1m km2 land area

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Level 40
Jun 24, 2021
Okay, thanks!
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Level 41
Jun 29, 2021
You should definitely do an country flags randomized one.
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Level 56
Jul 28, 2021
Island countries are not in Eurasia
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Level 68
Jul 28, 2021
Eurasia here is the combined continents of Europe and Asia, not the landmass
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Level 67
Jul 30, 2021
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinally got them all in one go.
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Level 65
Jul 30, 2021
Russia is not landlocked, is definitely larger and more populated than Saudi Arabia and is in Asia. Why didn't it work?
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Level 68
Jul 30, 2021
See the first caveat. Due to the way the quiz is made, Russia can't be both Asia and Europe and so it follows JetPunk conventions and puts it in Europe. Sorry
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Level 62
Jul 30, 2021
New Zealand has more than 5 million people
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Level 68
Jul 30, 2021
This quiz still uses 2020 estimates (4.8m). It will be updated later this year. (Since population continually changes, it would be unrealistic to update every time)
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Level 67
Jul 30, 2021
Great quiz.

I have played it a number of times, and the only clues I don't like are the "exactly x letters long" ones. Results in to much random guessing, as typing a countrys name is as easy as counting the number of letters.

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Level 59
Jul 30, 2021
Cleared Saudi Arabia and Belarus, missed Nigeria and missed Niger and the clue before it
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Level 64
Jul 30, 2021
All of my answers were African countries. How random is that? Got all but the last one. (6 letters, on the coast, greater than 100,000km and has an E in it.)

Will play again.

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Level 71
Jul 30, 2021
Guinea
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Level 57
Jul 30, 2021
The United States of AmeRica has an 'R' in it.
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Level 21
Jul 30, 2021
Amazing!
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Level 43
Jul 31, 2021
great quiz
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2021
And so... I did not get New Zealand... Stung!
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Level 29
Aug 5, 2021
how is east timor in Eurasia? I am confused
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Level 68
Aug 5, 2021
Eurasia is anything in Europe or Asia. See the Wikipedia article for Eurasia.
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Level 74
Aug 18, 2021
I am in awe of this quiz.
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Level 30
Aug 25, 2021
Does Moldova have green on it's flag? smaller than 250000 sq. km. With green on flag. Part of soviet union, in Europe and contain the letter m.
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Level 68
Aug 25, 2021
Yes, Moldova satisfies all those clues (and I checked the data too). If it didn't work then I suspect either the clue was EU not Europe (which discounts Moldova), or it was "less than 25000 km2" instead of 250k
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Level 30
Aug 28, 2021
Is Australia connected to any mainland? It's located entirely on islands, isn't it?

Plus, for the Moldova thingy, it said EU.

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Level 68
Aug 28, 2021
JetPunk considers Australia a continent instead of an island, which means it's not counted. I don't agree with that but we have to conform to JetPunk standards to be consistent. There's lots of arguments about it on the "Island Countries Quiz"
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Level 30
Oct 22, 2021
But I finally got 20

With the final answers being Monaco, Saint Lucia, Spain and Oman.

Great Quiz!

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Level 54
Sep 6, 2021
'Countries that are only one word that contain the letter E that are in Europe that end with the letters IA that are landlocked' should accept Czechia as an answer.
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Level 68
Sep 6, 2021
See the caveats, unfortunately JetPunk still uses Czech Republic because Czechia still has limited official recognition :(
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Level 54
Oct 23, 2021
My bad, thought JetPunk had changed.
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Level 36
Sep 29, 2021
Hey, so there is a category where "Czech Republic" is the final answer, and categories leading up to it include "contains the letter P" and "more than one word". Would this be different now, since the nation now goes by Czechia?
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Level 68
Sep 29, 2021
JetPunk and many other countries still don't recognise Czechia as the official short name yet :(
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Level 87
Oct 12, 2021
For the Green Category where "Barbados" is the final answer, I believe that Guinea-Bissau should satisfy the second-to-last clue. Apologies in advance if I just misspelled it.
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Level 68
Oct 12, 2021
This quiz is randomized so I have no idea what clues you're on about.
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Level 73
Nov 8, 2021
One of New Zealand's clues is "with fewer than 5 million people" and at least as of June 2021, that's no longer the case
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Level 68
Nov 9, 2021
I'll update the quiz at the end of the year when January 2022 population estimates are released for all countries.
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Level 35
Nov 30, 2021
Countries with more than 5 million people

with blue on their national flag

that start with a vowel

that contain the letter U

that are located entirely on islands

The quiz said it was the UK but why couldn't it be Australia?

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Level 68
Nov 30, 2021
Australia is not an island but a continental mass. There's a minor difference. You can see lots of arguments on the "Island Countries" quiz
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Level 36
Dec 2, 2021
how does spain have blue on it's flag?
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Level 68
Dec 2, 2021
On its emblem! It's a tough one for sure, but that happens with a randomised quiz :)
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Level 27
Jan 3, 2022
great quizz apart from the fact that i got taiwan as an anwser when it's not part of eurasia
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Level 68
Jan 3, 2022
Taiwan is in Asia and thus in Eurasia
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Level 51
Feb 12, 2022
United States of America has c in it
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Level 68
Feb 12, 2022
It is only called United States on JetPunk
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Level 51
Feb 12, 2022
Wow such a fast reply ok then I admit defeat
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Level 68
Feb 12, 2022
You caught me at a good time :)
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Level 30
Feb 24, 2022
I am dumb when I was thinking the last answer was Indonesia and giving up then only realising it was Indonesia. Dumb me.

I mean

1 Red flag

2 population more than 5 mil.

3 contain s

4 entirely on island

5 max elevation above 3000m

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Level 68
Feb 24, 2022
Great effort! And yeah, to be fair not many countries satisfy those last two clues alone :)
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Level 30
Feb 24, 2022
But is San Marino one word?

It was an answer under one of them but is said one word.

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Level 68
Feb 24, 2022
That's not a possible outcome, are you sure it didn't say "with more than one word in its name"? That's the only similar clue possible for San Marino
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Level 30
Feb 24, 2022
Maybe it did. Maybe I can't read.
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Level 30
Feb 24, 2022
Oh, and then i got one a lot of people will struggle on.

At least I didn't :)

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Level 68
Feb 24, 2022
Course not! You must be one of the pros by now :)
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Level 30
Feb 24, 2022
Well, I'm a pro at geography, so probably :)
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Level 49
Mar 1, 2022
What are the odds to get Niger and Nigeria in the same go, because I just did lol
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Level 46
Mar 9, 2022
Could Hungary be in the green category?
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Level 68
Mar 9, 2022
This is a randomized quiz. I have no idea what your clues were.
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Level 70
Apr 22, 2022
The clues for my Orange category one were: Countries with green on their national flag / that are in Eurasia / with a land area greater than 100,000 km2 / that contain the letter S / that start with a vowel.

The answer you had was Uzbekistan, but Afghanistan also works and I used up the whole time trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. Afghanistan has almost a third of its flag green, it's in Eurasia, its land area is more than 650,000 km2, it contains an S, and it starts with an A.

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Level 68
Apr 22, 2022
Afghanistan's flag is no longer green! It changed last year after the government was changed.
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Level 70
Apr 22, 2022
I just realized that playing another game. Ugh! Why can't everything just stay the same?
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Level 53
May 14, 2022
For the one that starts with "Countries with a land area greater than 100,000 km^2" Poland is also a valid answer.
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Level 68
May 14, 2022
Works fine for me
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Level 24
May 17, 2022
i think for the one with 'countries with 8 or more letters, in africa, not landlocked, and has an L', algeria should work for that.
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Level 68
May 17, 2022
Might need to recount... Algeria has 7 letters :)
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Level 19
Jun 2, 2022
Maybe I'm wrong, but doesn't Vatican City have a bit of green on it's flag? (Look closely on the right)
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Level 68
Jun 2, 2022
I don't see any green:

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Level 50
Jun 29, 2022
This comment wasted approximately 3 minutes and 52 seconds looking for a green and I still don’t see a green
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Level 64
Jul 13, 2022
Countries that are only one word

with more than 5 million people

that are landlocked

that are eight letters long...

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country

Population: 14.86 million (2020) World Bank

Wouldn't accept it as an answer

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Level 68
Jul 13, 2022
All the categories are correct for it, so I don't know how or why that happened.
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Level 38
Jul 16, 2022
Found Cambodia at the last second but couldn't type it twice! Darn it
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Level 50
Sep 27, 2022
Finally got it after at least two dozen tries with 8 seconds left! One of the hardest quizzes I've taken on Jetpunk that's dependent on random luck!