Country Initialisms Accepted On JetPunk

Can you guess these countries based on the initials of that country that are typically accepted as JetPunk type-ins?
Inspired by overtired
These initialisms are not accepted as type ins on this quiz.
Quiz by nichster
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Last updated: May 9, 2021
First submittedApril 12, 2021
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Initialism
Country
CAR
Central African Republic
DPRK
North Korea
DR
Dominican Republic
DRC
Democratic Republic of the Congo
FSM
Federated States of Micronesia
FYROM
North Macedonia
GB / UK
United Kingdom
KSA
Saudi Arabia
Initialism
Country
NZ
New Zealand
PNG
Papua New Guinea
PRC
China
ROC
Taiwan
ROK
South Korea
UAE
United Arab Emirates
USA
United States
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Level 49
Apr 12, 2021
i was out here trying to find out why 'former yugoslavic republic of macedonia' and democratic people's republic of korea' etc didnt count.. didnt think of this..
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Level 78
Apr 18, 2021
did exactly the same
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Level 61
Apr 13, 2021
Yes, same as above, thought the exact spelling was required... which was what made the idea quite bright as for once one would have had to spell it all!

Nice idea anway)

Thanks!

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Level 67
Apr 17, 2021
Nice quiz! I always wondered why the Quizmaster doesn't accept RSA as an acronym for South Africa. It's used in sports and is quite similar to KSA as well.
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Level 57
May 8, 2021
Me too; I always try it for South Africa every time I guess it even though I know it won't be accepted.
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Level 66
Jul 19, 2021
Me three.
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Level 74
Apr 17, 2021
Was disappointed to find that the acronyms themselves are not accepted
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Level 78
Apr 17, 2021
Likewise. Very frustrating. I definitely think clearer instructions are needed.
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Level 72
Apr 17, 2021
It is especially confusing when I use some acronyms (PNG, NZ, CAR, etc.) and type some in the full lenght.
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Level 73
May 6, 2021
Yeah
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Level 85
Apr 17, 2021
Why is People’s Republic of China not accepted? That is what PRC means isn’t it?
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Level 65
Mar 1, 2022
You're supposed to use the common standard Jetpunk name for it which is just "China."
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Level 88
Apr 17, 2021
Hum, I didn't know about half of these were valid.
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Level 77
Apr 17, 2021
i've never found a quiz where NZ and DR are accepted...
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Level 58
Apr 17, 2021
all of them are, actually
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Level 74
Apr 17, 2021
Must have been a recent change, I've been trying "NZ" for years. But good to know it works now, thanks!
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Level 75
Apr 17, 2021
According to the changelog

NZ and KSA - 27th April 2020

DR - 20th April 2020

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Level 85
Apr 18, 2021
So, pandemic-inspired changes.
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Level 81
Apr 17, 2021
See and I figured ROC was for Republic of the Congo! And I didn't even know that several of these were accepted...can save time in the future now!
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Level 30
May 11, 2021
Yeah
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Level 81
Apr 17, 2021
Why isn't "Republic of China" accepted?
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Level 76
Apr 22, 2021
The people's republic said no.
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Level 67
Apr 18, 2021
Interesting that ROI isn't accepted for Ireland...
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Level 78
Apr 18, 2021
They tried it, but the "return on investment" was small. (Who says accounting jokes are not funny?)
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Level 54
May 30, 2022
It's because Ireland's official name is just Ireland. Not Republic of Ireland, which is actually an unofficial name to differentiate it from the island Ireland.
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Level 75
Apr 18, 2021
Maybe it's time to retire FYROM as a type-in for North Macedonia. Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was a provisional name used by many agencies (including the UN) while the naming dispute was being sorted out, and that was finally resolved in February 2019.
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Level 54
May 30, 2022
If we're retiring FYROM we definitely need to do the same for Ceylon.
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Level 76
Apr 18, 2021
Not Oz for Australia?
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Level 57
May 8, 2021
“Oz” is a slang term, not an acronym.

It’s also not accepted as a type-in for Australia.

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Level 65
Apr 18, 2021
Wow this quiz is so useful, thank you!
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Level 67
Apr 18, 2021
Some type-ins would be appreciated.
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Level 52
Apr 18, 2021
The point of this quiz is to see the acronym type ins and figure out what you would put without type ins.
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Level 85
Apr 18, 2021
The comment might have been a joke. (Or not.)
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Level 91
Apr 18, 2021
Hmm, I only knew about a few of these.
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2021
Has nobody ever come up with a shortcut for Equatorial Guinea? I've always found it pretty tiresome to write that out each time.
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Level 66
Apr 18, 2021
I propose "EG" to be a new acronym for Equatorial Guinea
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Level 30
Apr 5, 2022
I think "eqguinea" would be nice
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Level 54
May 30, 2022
What about Guinea-Malabo like Congo-Brazzaville / Congo-Kinshasa? After all, Equatorial Guinea isn't actually on the equator.
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Level 68
Apr 18, 2021
Never before have I typed in "u-n-i-t-e-d-k-i-n-g-d-o-m" in a JetPunk quiz until now, and... it feels way longer and more difficult than it should be, lol
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Level 82
Apr 19, 2021
Some of these I often use - like PRC - but they're not the way I actually think of the country. But my brain froze up when confronted with UAE, because that's the only way I ever write, speak or even think about it. Same with UK. Writing out the whole name took a surprising amount of effort, I'm just so used to the short form.
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Level 82
Apr 19, 2021
Also, hate to be *that guy*, but almost none - or possibly none - of these are actually acronyms. It is only an acronym if you pronounce the shortened form as a word. The airline QANTAS for example - pronounced Kwon-tuss or thereabouts, for the uninitiated - is an acronym with the letters standing for Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services. Laser - Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation - is an acronym. In CD-ROM, CD is not an acronym because you just read the letters, but ROM is, because you pronounce it as a word. These are initialisms.
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Level 58
May 8, 2021
Interesting. TIL.
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Level 75
May 8, 2021
According to Wikipedia:

"An acronym is a word or name formed from the initial components of a longer name or phrase, usually using individual initial letters, as in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) or EU (European Union), but sometimes using syllables, as in Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), or a mixture of the two, as in radar (RAdio Detection And Ranging). Similarly, acronyms are sometimes pronounced as words, as in NASA or UNESCO, sometimes as the individual letters, as in FBI or ATM, or a mixture of the two, as in JPEG or IUPAC."

I really hate to be this guy

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Level 58
May 8, 2021
I agree AIDS, NATO, UNICEF or UFO for instance are acronyms.

RNA or UN are not :)

In French acronym shall be read as a word. If it is only initials we call it "sigle" i.e. initialism like CIA or FBI or TNT.

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Level 72
May 8, 2021
Do you say "yoofo" for UFO??
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Level 59
May 9, 2021
In many other languages we say it as a word, but not the way you write it
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Level 72
May 9, 2021
I was asking if Julotek pronounces UFO as "yoofo", which seems both very strange and very sensible! Like OVNI in Spanish, pronounced as "of knee".
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2021
Some people do pronounce it that way, especially in related coinings like "ufologoy".
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Level 54
May 30, 2022
They made the title use Initialisms as you pointed out.
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Level 72
Apr 19, 2021
I'm still confused why we can't stop typing after Dominican Rep, it's clear you know what's coming by then. Just to distinguish from Dominica. When DR was accepted, obviously that was even more amazing :)
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Level 69
Apr 21, 2021
OMG Thank you I didn't know half of these, going to be saving me a lot of time from now on!
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Level 54
Apr 22, 2021
I'm so dumb I thought ROC was republic of the Congo
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Level 60
Apr 23, 2021
Republic of China should'nt be accepted as a type-in for China.
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Level 75
May 8, 2021
I agree - Republic of China is what Taiwan is known as formally, not China.
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Level 29
May 8, 2021
Look I know it's not called that anymore, but if FYROM is accepted then you really should accept "Former Yugolsav republic of Macedonia" on this quiz because that's what it actually stands for.

In fact, you should accept what the acronym stands for on all of them, or clarify the title because it seems like you are asking for the acronym, not the country.

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Level 84
May 8, 2021
Or at least accept FOROG for Greece in the interest of fairness.
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Level 55
May 8, 2021
Great Britain is not synonymous with the United Kingdom.
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Level 57
May 8, 2021
We’re not saying it is; merely recognising that Americans can’t be bothered learning the difference, so use them interchangeably.
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Level 56
May 8, 2021
So that's how you all score so high in those one minute sprints! Very useful quiz :)
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Level 56
May 8, 2021
I don't use a lot of these so I got 10/15. Nice quiz!
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Level 58
May 8, 2021
Technically most of these are initialisms and not acronyms. Yes I am that fun at parties.
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Level 62
May 8, 2021
Imma use KSA and FSM from now on, thank you
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Level 74
May 8, 2021
I can't believe I've only just found out about most of these!
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Level 68
May 8, 2021
Thank you!! I only knew of and use seven of these - I became very thankful went jetpunk started accepting NZ, eg, not that long ago.

The rest will be welcome when playing.

One point - these are initialisms, not acronyms.

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Level 52
May 8, 2021
Will change the title. One of them is still arguably an acronym, CAR.
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Level 54
May 30, 2022
I pronounce FYROM like a word so that would be two for me.
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Level 57
May 8, 2021
Why has nobody told me DR isa possible type-in? That has cost me a lot of my lifetime :c
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Level 84
May 8, 2021
If I can remember that "DR" one that will save me some time in the future... was already using most of these others.

Really should take off "FYROM"

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Level 69
May 8, 2021
I sat here for a solid minute typing every variation of "Republic of the Congo," "Congo-Brazzaville," etc. I could think of before I realized it was referring to the other ROC.
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Level 66
May 9, 2021
The acronym "FSM" is actually offensive to true believers in our Lord and Saviour, the Flying Spagehtti Monster (pb&j).

May you be blessed by his noodly appendage! Ramen.

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Level 60
May 12, 2021
real ones remember the time before DR was accepted for Dominican Republic
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Level 60
May 13, 2021
Today i learned that JetPunk accepts DR. Been wasting a lot of time typing Dmonicneinf Repbslifasfh.
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Level 61
Jun 4, 2021
DR doesn't works before.
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Level 87
Jul 5, 2021
How about accepting BF for Burkina Faso?
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Level 56
Jul 9, 2021
You mean,there are other acronyyms accepted besides uae,usa and uk?that could have save a lot of time😂
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Level 73
Mar 22, 2022
Been on this site for years. The only type ins I knew about were png, fsm, uk, usa and uae. Can't wait to try the others I just found out about.
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Level 47
May 13, 2022
Didn't get Taiwan
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Level 65
Jun 25, 2022
now the speedrunners will be even more juiced. Thanks dude