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Countries Once Held by Sweden

Name the modern-day countries in which Sweden controlled any land at any point since the independence of Sweden in 1523.
Quiz by ArgonianKing
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Last updated: November 24, 2018
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First submittedSeptember 3, 2012
Times taken28,082
Average score84.6%
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Country
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Country
Ghana
Latvia
Lithuania
Norway
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Poland
Russia
Sweden
United States
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Level 35
Sep 14, 2012
How could I forget Sweden!!?? So obvious!!
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Level 75
Nov 24, 2018
I assumed it was assumed :P
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Level 65
Jan 7, 2019
Same here. Sweden is assumed. It probably shouldn't be an answer.
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Level 69
Aug 27, 2019
tricky :D
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Level 72
Jun 24, 2021
The real question is how 47% of people forgot Sweden
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Level 69
Nov 10, 2012
We used to have a Caribbean island called St. Bartholomew. But strangely I can't find it on Wikipedia...
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Level 91
Nov 25, 2018
it is Saint Barthélemy which is part of France
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Level 45
Mar 18, 2019
Oh, so that's the one I missed.
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Level 46
May 13, 2019
Yeah, it was given to Sweden in 1784 and then sold back to France in 1878.
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Level 55
Jun 7, 2015
forgot Sweden..
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Level 74
Dec 27, 2018
I didn't forget it. I just thought, given the wording of the instructions, that it wouldn't be necessary.
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Level 55
Dec 27, 2018
"Once held by Sweden"

I'm pretty sure Sweden is the current occupant of Sweden, so it should be one of those quizzes where Sweden is already filled.

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Level 66
May 14, 2019
Or people should just think, and not make up excuses
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Level 40
Apr 20, 2018
its all north europe and then there's ghana
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Level 70
Nov 27, 2018
I suddenly broke out into a little rendition of that Sesame Street classic, "One of These Things is Not Like the Others" 🎶
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Level 77
Apr 30, 2022
+ the Caribbean
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Level 71
Nov 24, 2018
I assumed Sweden would be a given seeing as it is the country in question. Seems a bit pedantic asking us to give it as an answer.
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Level 81
Nov 26, 2018
You should've noticed by now that JetPunk is VERY pedantic, not just a bit :)
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Level 66
May 14, 2019
Pedantic, really?? It is the most obvious answer. I guess it is an ego thing for people. So many blaming the quiz(master) because they missed an answer they really should have gotten.
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Level 55
May 1, 2022
I agree it should be filled in, but it's pretty obvious it's going to be on the grid by the instructions.
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Level 83
Nov 24, 2018
Source?
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Level 75
Nov 24, 2018
An astonishing quiz. I had no idea Sweden once spread so far and wide. As for Ghana, how come it's scoring more than about 2%?
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Level 75
Nov 25, 2018
having found a hole between Germany and Latvia that I couldn't fill in, I decided to type them all in alphabetical order and got it on the first attempt...
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Level 83
Dec 4, 2018
With my extra time, it made sense that the next place they would go would be coastal Africa.
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Level 63
Nov 26, 2018
Sweden had a colony in Tobago for a very short while as well!
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Level ∞
Nov 30, 2018
Wikipedia has it as an "attempted settlement thwarted by the natives".
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Level 83
Dec 4, 2018
Got all of them...except Sweden.
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Level 71
Dec 8, 2018
Your not alone.....
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Level 77
Apr 8, 2021
You're :)
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Level 40
Dec 27, 2018
Sweden is 60% Hahahaha... whaaat :D
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Level 38
Dec 27, 2018
yeet all them i got
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Level 38
Dec 27, 2018
dont I sound like Shakespeare?
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Level 27
May 2, 2022
shekesper had iambic pentamiter, which hads 10 sylabls per line, that alternatment between stresed and unstresed. yu is halfway ther. (thums up sine here)
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Level 66
Dec 27, 2018
DARN IT! I literally just thought about making a quiz about former Swedish Possessions and I saw this quiz 5 minutes later when I logged on. Well back to the drawing board.
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Level 73
May 12, 2020
I once made a quiz about country flags with red, white, and blue, only to find the exact same thing about five minutes after I finished...
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Level 59
Jan 6, 2019
Belarus and Ukraine
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Level 20
Jan 25, 2019
Didn't know Sweden was part of African colonization
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Level 45
Mar 3, 2019
I didn't knew that Ghana was colonised by Swedish Empire.Learn something new today!
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Level 64
Mar 20, 2019
Got them all with 0:42 remaining at 2:36:12 PM on March 20, 2019. I happened to look up the Wikipedia article on the Swedish Empire today, and that made me decide to try this quiz again.
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Level 82
May 13, 2019
Got Ghana, didn't get Sweden...
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Level 55
May 13, 2019
Sweden 53% ?
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Level 58
May 13, 2019
Interesting quiz. Learned something new today.
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Level 36
May 13, 2019
Missed Ghana and... Sweden... oh.
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Level 55
May 13, 2019
what about trinidad & tobago

and guadalupe in mexico?

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Level 55
Jun 14, 2019
99% got norway but 53% got sweden. Intelligence is quite good actually. Countries once held by sweden. Sweden still owns sweden. You could change it to exclude sweden.
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Level 65
Sep 22, 2019
doh - sweden - damn

I get Ghana, USA etc and forget Sweden

DUMBDUMBDUMBDUMBDUMB

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Level 29
Aug 3, 2020
Don’t include the country it’s self!
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Level 60
Aug 25, 2020
The wording of the caveat is not the best. I'm pretty sure they "controlled" parts of Belarus and Ukraine when they marched through them towards Poltava, for example. Maybe add some limitation on how long the land must have been held?
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Level 55
Mar 18, 2021
I think Iceland should count, they were under the Kalmar Union together until 1523
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Level 72
Apr 30, 2022
But that was under Danish rule, so Sweden never controlled Iceland: it was a junior partner in the Kalmar Union, along with Norway.
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Level 65
Jun 2, 2021
I knew Ghana because it was a polish colony :D
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Level 55
Jun 16, 2021
how did i forget Sweden?
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Level 65
Oct 30, 2021
It is alarming to how many people didn't say Sweden.
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Level 77
Apr 30, 2022
They should've typed it :)
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Level 88
Apr 30, 2022
That's why I typed Sweden first.
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Level 56
Apr 30, 2022
When was a part of the u.s. under Swedish rule?
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2022
Small parts of some states in the 1600s.
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Level 59
May 1, 2022
New Sweden (Delaware), from 1638 to 1655, when it was conquered by the Dutch from New Netherlands (New York)
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Level 74
May 1, 2022
Okay including Sweden itself in this was just cruel lol. Duh, cannot believe I missed that one.
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Level 46
May 2, 2022
During the Thirty Years' War, Swedish troops controlled significant parts of the Czechia for some time.
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Level 67
May 2, 2022
Parts of Ukraine have been under Swedish rule; the language even survives to this day in at least one village:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gammalsvenskby

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Level 71
May 2, 2022
The village was founded by Swedish Estonians... there is no indication in that article that it was under control of the Swedish crown.
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Level 40
May 2, 2022
damn how i miss ghana super obvious
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Level 16
May 2, 2022
Sweden Should be assumed
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Level 71
May 2, 2022
I'm Ghana regret this one
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Level 82
Aug 5, 2022
The map on wikipedia very clearly shows the coastline of Togo as well
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Level 36
Dec 18, 2022
got usa last second