Three Real and One Fake - Country Flags

We show you four flags. Three of them are flags of independent, sovereign nations. One is not. Can you guess the odd one out?
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Last updated: August 1, 2022
First submittedMarch 10, 2021
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1. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of Hong Kong, a Chinese special administrative region.
2. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France.
3. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of the Falkland Islands, an overseas British territory involved in an undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom.
4. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of Kurdistan, an autonomous region in the Middle East.
5. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of Somaliland, a de facto state in Somalia which claims to be independent but isn't internationally recognised.
6. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated US territory in the Caribbean.
7. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of Chuuk, one of the 4 states of Micronesia. The state is due to hold a much delayed independence referendum in 2022.
8. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of Abkhazia, a de facto state in the South Caucasus but is widely regarded as part of Georgia.
9. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of Western Sahara, a partially recognized state in North West Africa.
10. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of the Cook Islands, a self governing island country in free association with New Zealand.
11. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of New Caledonia, a sui generis collectivity of overseas France. They have voted against independence on 3 separate occasions.
12. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of Scotland, a country that is part of the United Kingdom. No, Jetpunk doesn't consider Scotland a country as I write this.
13. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of Guernsey, an island in the English Channel
14. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of Ohio, a Midwestern US state.
15. Which one is NOT the flag of an independent country?
The odd one out is the flag of Christmas Island, an Australian external territory.
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Level 58
Jun 21, 2022
Nominated, but tell us in the answers what all the countries and non-countries were!
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Level 52
Jun 21, 2022
Added the fake country details!
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Level 76
Jul 3, 2022
Very good addition, learnt a lot from this - thanks!
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Level 68
Jul 4, 2022
Wouldn't non-sovereign be a better term to describe these territories than "fake countries"? Other than that, great quiz! :)
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Level 64
Aug 1, 2022
Got all of them but Chuuk. Learned smth new today
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Level 86
Jul 2, 2022
Nice. Educational too !
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Level 73
Jul 3, 2022
Tuvalu really looks like you just went to town adding extra stars to the flag.
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Level 46
Aug 10, 2022
They actually represent the islands of Tuvalu, in case anyone was wondering.
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Level 70
Jul 3, 2022
Stirring the hornet's nest with the st andrew's cross, I dig it.
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Level 80
Jul 3, 2022
They literally voted against independence, what's controversial here?
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Level 75
Jul 4, 2022
They voted against it by a narrow margin BEFORE BREXIT. They are in the early stages of planning a post-BREXIT independence vote.
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Level 66
Jul 8, 2022
At which point, if it succeeds and everything goes through, all of Jetpunk save for a few angry English people will happily welcome Scotland to the great family of independent nations! They're just not in it right now.
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Level 86
Jul 4, 2022
The Ohio Burgee was a nice inclusion! Go Buckeyes...
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Level 56
Jul 5, 2022
" No JetPunk doesn't consider Scotland a country as I write this. "

Its JetPunk not Jetpunk

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Level 68
Aug 1, 2022
It’s JetPunk not Jetpunk.

It’s “it’s”, not “its”. Muphry’s law in action, haha.

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Level 73
Aug 1, 2022
I will avoid pointing out the obvious irony here and instead just mention that doesn't have anything to do with Murphy's law.
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Level 53
Aug 1, 2022
Muphry's law, not Murphy's law
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Level 66
Aug 1, 2022
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Level 73
Aug 3, 2022
Oh. Nevermind, then. I thought it was just misspelling.
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Level 71
Jul 6, 2022
Fun quiz, thanks.

BTW, the Falkland Islands being described as "involved in an undeclared war between Argentina and the United Kingdom" makes it seem like it's still going on, at least the way I read it. Adding "... in 1982." would make it clear, but not exactly a huge issue!

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Level 34
Jul 9, 2022
Kosovo shouldn't be considered as an independent country neither as it's partially recognized by other countries.
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Level 78
Jul 17, 2022
The description should probably specify that three flags belong to nations recognized by Jetpunk specifically.
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Level 50
Jul 17, 2022
Am I the only one who red the question 15 times ?

Nice quiz tho :)

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Level 23
Aug 1, 2022
While Cook Islands are not a member of the UN, the UN recognizes them as an independent nation with full treaty-making capacities, same as Niue.
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Level 34
Aug 1, 2022
Do they also recognize Tokelau as the same?
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Level 26
Aug 1, 2022
Kosovo is not a country!!!
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Level 47
Aug 2, 2022
It is
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Level 59
Aug 1, 2022
kosovo is a slightly dicey one to include since there are many UN countries that don't recognise it.

Still more an independent country than Scotland will ever be!!!

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Level 19
Aug 1, 2022
Hi, liam here. I like this simple quiz, i dont see any problems. I would like to reccomend south ossetia and guam. But, if wouldnt like to edit it it is fine, i like this quiz, it is nominated.
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Level 67
Aug 1, 2022
kosovo is as independent as somaliland
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Level 20
Aug 1, 2022
chuuk and kosovo.... damn thats an unfortunate choice.
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Level 61
Aug 1, 2022
I thought that some of the fake flags were drawn by you :)
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Level 56
Aug 1, 2022
United Nations would say that number 7 has two flags of non-independent countries.
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Level 54
Aug 1, 2022
Working on my former country flags series helped a lot with this lol. I could easily recognize some of the former ones.
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Level 62
Aug 1, 2022
Too easy
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Level 66
Aug 1, 2022
Absolutely easy to recognise the imposters, couldn't have told you anything about all but 3 of them though - nice touch to add a description at the end on who's those flags actually are. Enjoyed that quiz, Thanks!
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Level 44
Aug 1, 2022
Seeing the Scotland one is cruel! Haha
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Level 43
Aug 1, 2022
Niue, South Ossetia, and Artsakh would be nice additions
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Level 36
Aug 3, 2022
Ohio moment
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Level 41
Aug 4, 2022
Hope Scotland never is an independent country.
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Level 47
Aug 4, 2022
They can take our lives, but they will never take our freedom!!!
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Level 40
Aug 4, 2022
This has been one of the most fun quizes I've done! Great job!
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Level 20
Aug 5, 2022
i did in 27 seconds now pervious time was 47 seconds