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All Modern-Day Countries Ever Controlled by Greeks

With the help of a map, can you guess all modern day countries that were at one point controlled by Greek peoples?
Due to its process of Hellenization, territories of the Byzantine Empire are included here.
Includes tributary states and occupied territory.
Quiz by Dekkie
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Last updated: March 24, 2021
First submittedFebruary 9, 2021
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Countries
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Countries
Egypt
France
Georgia
Greece
India
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Italy
Countries
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Libya
Malta
Monaco
Countries
Montenegro
Morocco
Nepal
North Macedonia
Pakistan
Palestine
Portugal
Romania
Countries
Russia
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Slovenia
Spain
Switzerland
Syria
Countries
Tajikistan
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
Vatican City
+17
Level 57
Feb 9, 2021
Awesome quiz Dekkie!
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Level 55
Feb 10, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 73
Feb 10, 2021
Wasn't expecting the Nepalis to make it in here

Also Azerbaijan was quite sneaky ngl, took me a bit to notice that bit

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Level 55
Feb 10, 2021
You can thank the Indo-Greeks for Nepal, haha.
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Level 55
Feb 10, 2021
Great Quiz! Just one nitpick error with the map.

The Azerbaijani exclave doesn't exist(I won nitpick of the year)

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Level 72
Feb 10, 2021
I was going to say the same thing (but still definitely a nitpick).
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Level 55
Feb 10, 2021
Nakhchivan? I don't think that was ever part of Alexander's conquests, but I'll readjust the borders a little bit.
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Level 60
Mar 4, 2021
Awesome
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Level 61
Mar 24, 2021
Corsica is coloured in when you answer Italy, instead of France.
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Level 55
Mar 24, 2021
Whoops. Good catch, I fixed this up real quick. Thanks!
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Level 64
Mar 31, 2021
WOW! I never knew they made it to Nepal!
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Level 72
Sep 25, 2022
I am picturing an old Greek man with a cap herding yaks in Nepal.
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Level 55
Sep 25, 2022
They apparently actually did assimilate pretty well, leaving little Greek influence out there aside from ruins of old cities stemming from that era. Although, I've heard that some of the easternmost areas still have people living there that have Greek ancestry, confirmed from having their DNA tested.
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Level 64
Jul 13, 2021
Recommend you put a dot for micronation on Malta. It took me a while to even spot the missing part of the map... I kept looking for a yellow edge somewhere along the borders on the sides of the map thinking it was a sliver of a bigger country. Regardless, fun quiz and well done!
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Level 55
Sep 25, 2021
What’s the fun in that?
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Level 67
Sep 30, 2022
being able to solve a map quiz based on geography knowledge rather than monitor resolution
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Level 51
Jul 13, 2021
Crimea is part of Ukraine not Russia
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Level 55
Jul 13, 2021
I go by JetPunk standards, which considers Crimea a part of Russia rather than Ukraine.
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Level 36
Feb 2, 2022
yes, I vote that Crimea was part of Russia
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Level 80
Sep 19, 2022
Wait a few months and it might change. But yeah Jetpunk consideres who actually controls AND claims an area.
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Level 61
Sep 28, 2022
Do they really though?

Plenty examples of "countries" that control and claim their territory but JetPunk doesn't consider sovereign e.g. Somaliland.

Will JetPunk now count the occupied territories of Ukraine as part of Russia following the sham referendums?

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Level 53
Aug 4, 2021

Wow, very impressive quiz. This is another masterpiece

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Level 57
Dec 15, 2021
What about Gibraltar?
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Level 55
Dec 15, 2021
Not independent.
+5
Level 72
Sep 28, 2022
Part of the UK.
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Level 61
Sep 28, 2022
No it isn't
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Level 56
Sep 29, 2022
it is
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Level 36
Feb 2, 2022
that was more like merging Roman Empire, and Ottoman Empire
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Level 37
Apr 16, 2022
Forgot about Malta, but it was impossible to see
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Level 70
Sep 20, 2022
yes, i thought that was a speck on my screen :(
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Level 44
May 1, 2022
Switzerland?
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Level 37
Aug 21, 2022
The Roman Empire splitter up 2 times, the first time the east streched very far out to Italy and south Switzerland. The border was the French-Italian border The second time the border was around Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Level 60
Aug 26, 2022
Fantastic quiz. Interesting how the Greeks never really colonised territory to much to the north?
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Level 59
Aug 28, 2022
I think they stopped around where the Danube river is
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2022
The Bosporus Kingdom was (likely) the northernmost point. They never really went further than the westernmost points of the Mediterranean Sea as far as I'm aware.
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Level 78
Sep 28, 2022
They did explore further north, so I wonder whether they would have set up northern colonies in an alternative history.
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Level 55
Sep 13, 2022
Great quiz
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Level 55
Sep 20, 2022
Thanks!
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Level 78
Sep 21, 2022
I thought the Greeks conquered Gibraltar & therefore part of the UK
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Level 55
Sep 21, 2022
It's already listed, though grayed out.
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Level 90
Sep 21, 2022
To be overly pedantic, Gibraltar is not part of the UK. I recommend the Venn Diagram found here. Gibraltar is an Overseas Territory belonging to the Crown, to which the UK also belongs. So while the British Monarch is their head of state (as they are for countries like Australia, Canada, and (for now at least) the Bahamas) they are internally self-governing.
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Level 72
Sep 28, 2022
Probably just me but I think Malta is hard to see, maybe because it is highlighted in green when Italy is typed.
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Level 66
Sep 28, 2022
Fun quiz, though I almost wish the map hadn’t been included. Would have been much more challenging. (My geography is MUCH better than my history, and I don’t think this is intended to be a geography quiz)
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Level 53
Sep 29, 2022
Was Alexander Greek or was he Macedon?
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Level 67
Sep 30, 2022
Both.
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Level 66
Sep 30, 2022
Crimea is not part of Russia!!
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Level 55
Sep 30, 2022
I will mention it again: This quiz, like all my other quizzes, follows JetPunk standards, which puts Crimea under Russia. I understand that the situation has been complicated even more than before with the annexations that happened earlier today, but right now I'd rather not try and modify my quizzes with the daily changing frontllines.
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Level 68
Oct 2, 2022
It's very disappointing to learn JP recognizes Crimea as part of Russia. You don't have to follow that lead -- you have a choice. Front lines might change daily, but it's pretty easy not to recognize any Ukrainian territory seized by Russia.
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Level 55
Oct 3, 2022
Until the war is over, I'm gonna keep the status quo ante bellum and not make any further changes.
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Level 51
Sep 30, 2022
Nice quiz, but way too easy with map. Thanks anyway.
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Level 25
Sep 30, 2022
armenia and malta were hard to find
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Level 75
Nov 8, 2022
Great quiz! The others in this series have been hard for me to see, but this one is perfect! Thanks for making it :)
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Level 55
Nov 9, 2022
Thanks!