Former Countries/Country Names

Listed are countries whose names may have changed or are defunct. You have to give the name of the country currently or the country that occupies it now.
Countries have changed their names over time. Reasons like new government, independence, union or a separation from a union cause the name to change.
Listed is the names of countries that appeared on maps in the past.
Not all were sovereign nations. And some have more than one correct answer. A few are now more than one country, so think hard.
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Last updated: October 30, 2014
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Certain ones are historical names or part of countries where the term is antique.
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Bechuanaland
Botswana
Dahomey
Benin
French Somaliland
Djibouti
Abyssinia
Ethiopia
Hellenic Republic
Greece
Portugese Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Dutch Guiana
Suriname
Mesopotamia
Iraq
Basutoland
Lesotho
Nyasaland
Malawi
Tanganyika
Tanzania
Rhodesia
Zimbabwe
East Pakistan
Bangladesh
Northern Rhodesia
Zambia
Korea
South Korea
Ceylon
Sri Lanka
Persia
Iran
United Arab Republic
Egypt and Syria
Rio de Oro
Western Sahara
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British Palestine and Transjordan
Israel and Jordan
French Sudan
Mali
Upper Volta
Burkina Faso
Irish Free State
Ireland
Myanmar
Burma
Siam
Thailand
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Russia
Danelaw
UK
Orange Free State
South Africa
German East Africa
Tanzania
Vichy France
France
British East Africa
Kenya
Portugese East Africa
Mozambique
Russian America
Alaska, United States
German South West Africa
Namibia
Dutch East Indies
Indonesia
Zaire
D.R. Congo
Campuchea
Cambodia
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Level 84
Jun 24, 2015
Fine quiz, but don't you have the clue and answer for Burma and Myanmar backward? I mean, you could say it goes either way. Myanmar was the name of the country before European imperialists decided it should be Burma.. and then recently the country gained independence and decided to go back to using the name Myanmar, even though QM prefers the colonial name. So it has gone back and forth.
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Level 52
Jul 29, 2015
I like the quiz. However, Western Sahara is disputed territory and not a recognized state. Its still considered to be part of Morocco by most of the international community.
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Level 33
Jan 1, 2018
It's a neat quiz, but Hellenic Republic is still the official name of Greece, and states such as Korea and the USSR should accept other countries than just the one.
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Level 60
Oct 14, 2018
I agree. Also, Myanmar is the modern name, not Burma. I got the question correct, but there is still a mistake nonetheless.
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Level 44
May 25, 2022
Burma and Myanmar are swapped