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All Modern-Day Countries Ever Controlled by Iranian Peoples with a Map

With the help of a map, can you guess all modern day countries that were at one point under the rule of Iranian peoples?
Despite its Germanic leadership, the "Kingdom of Vandals and Alans" is considered here.
Persianate countries are not included here.
Includes tributary states.
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Countries
Afghanistan
Algeria
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Bulgaria
Countries
China
Cyprus
Egypt
France
Georgia
Greece
India
Iran
Countries
Iraq
Israel
Italy
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Countries
Libya
Malta
Myanmar
Nepal
North Macedonia
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Countries
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Syria
Tajikistan
Countries
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan
Yemen
13 Comments
+2
Level 66
Feb 18, 2021
I think you mean "people" in the title and not peoples
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2021
"Peoples" is actually correct.
+4
Level 60
Feb 18, 2021
Nominated!
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 42
Feb 18, 2021
Great Quiz. Nominated
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2021
Thanks. I appreciate it.
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Level 71
Apr 20, 2021
Great quiz! Just out of curiosity, why did you include the "Kingdom of Vandals and Alans"? I don't know what that is (well, I've heard of the Vandals as one of the groups that sacked Rome, but don't know much beyond that), so I'd love it if you could enlighten me!
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2021
The Alans were an Iranian people that formed a pretty important part of that kingdom. They originally settled all the way in the Caucasus region and migrated all the way to western Europe, even setting up a short-lived "Kingdom of the Alans" in what is now Spain and Portugal.
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Level 22
May 4, 2022
@Dekkie this is the best geography-based series on Jetpunk!
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Level 45
Mar 4, 2023
Scythians controlled more than that in Russia but at least you counted Russia in it.
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Level 76
May 8, 2024
Yeah what about the Scythians and Sarmatians?
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Level 58
May 8, 2024
curoius as to why you call it iranian peoples as opposed to persian people.

Iran as a term is as far as im aware new only being used after the desposal of the shah.

I was also not aware the alans were iranian i always thought they were germanic alon with the goths (although there are arguments for the goths being slavic not germanic.)

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Level 55
May 8, 2024
"Persians" only refers to one specific Iranian ethnic group.