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All Possessions of the British Empire in 1921 with a Map

With the help of a map, can you guess all polities that made up the British Empire at its peak in 1921?
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For the sake of this quiz, modern-day country names are not accepted (unless applicable).
Not including the occupation zone in the Ottoman Empire, international zones or any Antarctic possessions.
Includes separate dependencies of dominions.
Quiz by Dekkie
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Last updated: July 25, 2022
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First submittedAugust 16, 2021
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Sovereign State
United Kingdom
Dominions
Australia
Canada
New Zealand
Newfoundland
South Africa
Protectorates / Protected States
 
Aden
Bahrain
Bechuanaland
 
Bhutan
Brunei
Egypt
Federated Malay States
Johor
Kedah
Kelantan
Kuwait
Maldives
Muscat and Oman
Nepal
North Borneo
Nyasaland
Perlis
Qatar
Sarawak
Sikkim
Solomon Islands
Somaliland
Swaziland
Terengganu
Tonga
Trucial States
Uganda
Zanzibar
Crown Dependencies
Guernsey
Isle of Man
Jersey
Crown Colonies and Protectorates
Gambia
Kenya
Nigeria
Sierra Leone
Company Rule
Northern Rhodesia
Southern Rhodesia
Crown Colonies
Bahamas
Barbados
Basutoland
Bermuda
British Guiana
British Honduras
Ceylon
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Gibraltar
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Gold Coast
India
Jamaica
Leeward Islands
Malta
Mauritius
Pitcairn Islands
Saint Helena
Seychelles
Straits Settlements
Trinidad and Tobago
Windward Islands
League of Nations Mandates
Iraq
Nauru
(Australia, NZ and UK)
New Guinea
(Australia)
Palestine
South West Africa
(South Africa)
Transjordan
Western Samoa
(New Zealand)
Chinese Concessions / Leases
Guangzhou
Hankou
Hong Kong
Jiujiang
Tianjin
Weihaiwei
Xiamen
Zhenjiang
Australian External Territories
Norfolk Island
Papua
Condominiums
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
New Hebrides
Under Military Administration
Cameroon
Cyprus
Tanganyika
Togoland
Other Possessions
Ascension Island
Ashmore Reef
Baker Island
Cartier Island
Line Islands
Phoenix Islands
Tristan da Cunha
+5
Level 39
Aug 16, 2021
yemen tirangle oman snek
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Level 31
Aug 16, 2021
Congrats Dekkie your gonna be in my first User Spotlight alongside MG17 tomorrow!
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Level 55
Aug 17, 2021
Not sure how to respond to that, but thanks!
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Level 87
Aug 16, 2021
Fantastic quiz.
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Level 55
Aug 17, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 63
Aug 17, 2021
Great quiz (as always)
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Level 55
Aug 17, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 46
Aug 18, 2021
Great quiz!
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Level 55
Aug 18, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 67
Aug 23, 2021
This quiz rocks!!
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Level 55
Aug 23, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 80
Aug 23, 2021
Awesome quiz, nominated! Btw why is Cyprus so blurry?
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Level 55
Aug 23, 2021
Thanks! That was a minor mistake in the map which has now been fixed.
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Level 65
Aug 23, 2021
Love the quiz, just with there was a "show missing" button
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Level 55
Dec 24, 2021
Too easy ;)
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Level 55
Aug 23, 2021
Wonderful quiz! But Aden looks a little too triangular to me...
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Level 55
Aug 23, 2021
Aden changed borders quite a lot over the years. This is just how it looked in 1921.
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Level 55
Aug 23, 2021
Really? I didn't know that. Thanks for letting me know!

Also, I just realized that Goa and other European Possessions in India are missing on the map

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Level 55
Aug 23, 2021
This has been fixed. I actually forgot to add the gray areas to India during the finalisation of the map.
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Level 69
Nov 27, 2021
Great quiz! Curious if there's a reason why those bits of modern Turkey are darker though?
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Level 55
Nov 27, 2021
Allied occupation at the time.
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Level 55
Apr 19, 2022
Great job! Hope this gets featured, we need more territories / possession quizzes and more quizzes about the past!
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Level 61
Jun 13, 2022
Oman: Let's not get to excited about our colonies. Let's just have the coast and land near Muscat.

Aden: A L L O F T H E S A N D

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Level 48
Oct 26, 2022
What is the reason for the light gray spot in Turkey?
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Level 55
Oct 27, 2022
Zone of the Straits, a joint allied occupation zone that existed in the final years of the Ottoman Empire in and around Constantinople.