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Countries of Europe in 1444

Can you name the countries of Europe in the year 1444, based on the video game "Europa Universalis 4"?
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While not perfect, this is probably a very decent list. The makers of the game performed research and consulted historians.
Quiz by OskarRB
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Last updated: July 9, 2020
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First submittedApril 11, 2019
Times taken72,125
Average score35.2%
Rating4.94
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Country
Albania
Andorra
Aragon
Armagnac
Athens
Auvergne
Avaria
Beloozero
Bologna
Bosnia
Bourbonnais
Brittany
Burgundy
Byzantium
Castile
Country
Circassia
Clanricarde
Cospaia
Crimea
Croatia
Denmark
Desmond
East Frisia
England
Epirus
Flanders
Foix
France
Gazikumukh
Genoa
Country
Granada
Great Horde
Herzegovina
Holstein
Holy Roman Empire
Hungary
Kazan
Kildare
Leinster
Lithuania
Livonian Order
Mazovia
Moldavia
Munster
Country
Muscovy
Naples
Navarra
Naxos
Nevers
Nogai
Norway
Novgorod
Odoyev
Offaly
Orleans
Ormond
Ottoman Empire
Papal States
Country
Perm
Perugia
Poland
Portugal
Provence
Pskov
Ragusa
Riga
Rostov
Ryazan
San Marino
Scotland
Senarica
Serbia
Shirvan
Country
Sligo
Sweden
Teutonic Order
The Isles
The Knights
Theodoro
Thomond
Tver
Tyrconnell
Tyrone
Ulster
Urbino
Venice
Wallachia
Yaroslavl
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2019
Congratulations on being featured! This one surely deserved it :)
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Level ∞
Nov 19, 2019
I have a hard time knowing what to do with quizzes like this. On one hand, it's an absolute masterpiece of quiz creation. On the other hand, this is really obscure stuff for 99% of the population. But the people have spoken - and now its featured!
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Level 68
Nov 19, 2019
Yes, that's understandable. I think my thoughts are that no matter how obscure it may be, there'll always be some group of people who will absolutely love it. And, with this being geography, that group is unlikely to small!
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Level 80
Nov 19, 2019
Great work, I'm glad it's featured! It's not hard to get 4 points with just a slightly better glimpse of medieval history of Europe. 5 points - yeah, that's tough. There are so many NBA / NFL quizzes that are 100% obscure to me ;)
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Level 74
Nov 20, 2019
Agree with Stewart here. Specialist quizzes are still fun to try, and I learn a lot when I take them.
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Level 76
Jun 24, 2020
This deserved featuring for artwork alone, and I learned some cool history along the way. But is Genoa in the right place? Choosing that answer only lights up land way over in present-day Russia.
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Level 82
Jun 24, 2020
Explained above - Genoa was a part of HRE, so no dot like for Venice, but its colonies weren't.
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Level 71
Nov 25, 2020
I definitely learned a lot from this quiz. I think the 2 biggest surprises for me were that Lithuania was so large and that Genoa apparently controlled territory all the way in Ukraine/Russia.
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Level 60
Jan 10, 2022
Yeah, this is an amazing SVG but I think there should be more of a balance between nice but easy SVGs and other quizzes. Right now pretty much all of the quizzes on the nominations page are excellent SVGs but could be completed in about 20 seconds.
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Level 47
Nov 19, 2019
Thanks 🙏 😃
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Level 72
Nov 18, 2019
Is Moldova not an acceptable type in for Moldavia?
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Level 47
Nov 19, 2019
No sorry, In my opinion that's like accepting "United Kingdom" for England 😕
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Level 95
Nov 18, 2019
Great and challenging quiz. Might I suggest accepting 'Kingdom of the Isles' as a type-in for 'The Isles'?
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Level ∞
Nov 19, 2019
Sure.
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Level 76
Nov 18, 2019
What a fascinating quiz!
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Level 16
Nov 19, 2019
Awesome quiz! Do you think you could make a version of this that includes the rest of the map, such as north Africa and the Middle East? (just asking because it would be fun to play)
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2019
Great quiz - how about the Despotate of Morea? Worth including for its name alone...
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Level 47
Nov 19, 2019
It was only a Semi-autonomous appanage of the Byzantine Empire
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Level 55
Nov 21, 2019
But that makes it even better. What quiz, of any kind, would not be improved by having one of the answers as "Despotate of Morea, semi autonomous appanage of the Byzantine Empire."? The type ins might be tricky though.
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Level 47
Nov 21, 2019
Well... That's like if Greenland was an answer on the Countries of the world quiz.
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Level 74
Jan 14, 2020
I'd accept it, but only when epic background music is played while saying is out loud.
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Level 59
Oct 14, 2020
Abbreviate like this: 'DOMSAAOTBE', and you're good.
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2019
Very nicely made! I'd like to suggest a few missing, but pretty minor states: Republic of Cospaia, the Republic of Senarica, the Principality of Béarn and the Duchy of Saint Sava.
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Level 86
Nov 20, 2019
Question: When will I get 100% on this quiz?

Answer: Nevers!

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Level 80
Jan 24, 2020
Never say Nevers ;)
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Level 59
Jan 8, 2020
Quite frankly, I don't think that the Holy Roman Empire should be considered a nation, even if Paradox considers it to be so. It does make guessing the Germany area easier, but the Holy Roman Empire was just a union of hundreds of tiny German states united under a single emperor- not a country. I don't know, I just feel this way. It's just getting under my skin, especially since I enjoy seeing the border gore that the German states provide.
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Level 48
Jan 14, 2020
https://eu4.paradoxwikis.com/images/5/51/Countries.png

In the game itself, the Holy Roman Empire is split up. The quiz creator probably did it to make Germany easier.

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Level 47
Jan 19, 2020
Yup, It'd make the quiz too big and messy. And the difficulty would rise by a lot. So I figured this would be best
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Level 46
Jan 21, 2020
Also it was kindof a country at that time. The HRE was just an empire where feodalism was still very strong and local nobles had a lot of autonomy. In practice they all acted like independent states and only answered to the emperor in name.

But in 1444 we are just leaving the middle ages and it was how things worked. Even regions in France and England still had a lot of autonomy back then. The royal power would eventually become stronger here and the HRE would eventually dissolve because the emperor's power would become weaker and weaker. But I'm not sure that outcome was set in stone back in 1444.

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Level 64
Jan 24, 2020
It was not set in stone at all, Austria or more correctly, the Habsburgs had a firm grip over the empire for a long time. Only after the religious wars and the rise of Prussia they became less powerful.
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Level 59
Oct 14, 2020
Maybe have both versions, so people can try it out? Not that I expect to get much. Also, I feel the HRE was a bit like an international body, a bit like a medieval EU for Germany. The Emperor was elected by several states, and they moved armies around for defense, but also attacked each other as independent countries and were constantly competing.
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Level 63
Jan 21, 2020
this is my worst nightmare, BORDERGORE
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Level 66
Jan 23, 2020
I wonder how big the overlap of eu4 players and jetpunk users is.
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Level 80
Jan 24, 2020
Glad this got featured, it deserves it! :)
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Level 73
Jan 24, 2020
Isn't Cyprus in Asia?
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Level 74
Jan 24, 2020
Great quiz! Pretty tough. Struggled my way to 50% before giving up.
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Level 51
Jan 24, 2020
Great quiz
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Level 63
Jan 24, 2020
Wait... Lithuania use to be a big country?!?!?!? That's hilarious to me - they are so minuscule now!
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Level 55
May 23, 2020
Look at the Vatican.
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Level 64
Jan 28, 2022
They were once the biggest in Europe

Now nobody even knows how to spell their capital half the time

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Level 55
Jan 24, 2020
75 out of 78... I missed Clanricarde, Beloozero and Avaria. I think i have played eu4 too much
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Level 56
Jan 24, 2020
Andorra and San Marino are not in Eu4, why are they added?
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Level 47
Jan 24, 2020
Cause this isn't a quiz about Eu4, I just used the Eu4 map as source and added the countries which was missing from the game
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Level 47
Jan 24, 2020
I think you should make this clearer in the description. I was wondering as well.
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Level 45
Jan 24, 2020
It’s really changed!! ;) Great quiz, so interesting to see all the borders that have moved around through time. Thumbs up :)
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Level 59
Jan 26, 2020
Hahaha surely beloozero is a joke
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Level 67
Jul 10, 2020
Pskov..
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Level 73
Jan 27, 2020
Genoa had territory that far east, to Crimea? That's wild.
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Level 34
Jan 27, 2020
Monaco was founded in 1297 so it should be there too.

Also Bresica (Venice) is apart of the HRE kinda like the Burgun, Teuton, etc. So it should be put into HRE.

...or you could add all the HRE states bb plz

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Level 54
Jan 27, 2020
Can you add Papal State as a type-in for the Vatican?
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Level 44
Jan 30, 2020
Can you please accept the papal state for vatican city?
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Level 62
Feb 29, 2020
Please accept Tir Chonaill, there's no letter y in the Irish language so that spelling seems to make no sense
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Level 61
Mar 2, 2020
more pls
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Level 82
Jun 9, 2020
Paradox issued 1.30 with map corrections, an update would be great
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Level 48
Jun 16, 2020
1.30 Austria was just released, may need update
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Level 47
Jun 16, 2020
Yes, somebody already requested that, I just need to find some time to do the map
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Level 82
Jun 17, 2020
@Abbyws update yours first duh
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Level 95
Jun 24, 2020
When typing Genoa, the land around Genoa doesn't turn green.

Vatican only became the name of a country in 1929, when the Papal States (or State of the Church) were reduced to the Vatican hill in Rome.

The islands that used to belong to the Knights of Rhodes remain yellow even after guessing all the countries.

Cospaia and Senarica are two other microstates in the Italian peninsula that were independent in 1444.

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Level 47
Jun 25, 2020
Genoa was part of the HRE which is why Italian Genoa doesn't turn green when typing Genoa and Vatican is only used as a type-in in this quiz as Papal States is still what appears in answers. And The Knights problem is fixed now
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Level 47
Jun 25, 2020
I'll also add Cospaia and Senarica when I get the time to do some SVG editing
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Level 89
Jul 7, 2020
....And usually Germany is the tripping point for missing a lot of answers on European maps before 1871.
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Level 88
Jul 9, 2020
Munster does not appear on the map.
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Level 47
Jul 9, 2020
uhhh, If you're talking about Munster in Ireland then yes it does and If you're talking about Münster, Germany then It was a part of the HRE
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Level 88
Jul 13, 2020
Yep sorry assumed it was the German one
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Level 78
Jul 9, 2020
A couple of questions:

-Why typing Genoa gives you its possessions on the Black Sea, but not the city itself? If you are considering it a part of the HRE, shouldn't dominions be included in the pack?

-Could you accept Moldova for Moldavia? Isn't it it the modern English adaptation?

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Level 47
Jul 9, 2020
Not All parts of countries were parts of HRE back then and Genoa is one of those countries, hence why only the parts of it appears.
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Level 47
Jul 9, 2020
I've alread yanswered this question before but no I wont accept Moldova as Moldavia since it's two different countries and I see it as like accepting United Kingdom for England
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Level 90
Jul 9, 2020
Moldavia is the English name for the historical principality of Moldova (which is the Romanian name). So they are different names for the same thing - unlike United Kingdom and England, which actually aren't the same (England being a subset of the UK). And a comment on another comment above - in EU4, neither Monaco nor San Marino are listed - https://eu4.paradoxwikis.com/Countries
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Level 47
Jul 9, 2020
Okay So I'll accept Moldova for Moldavia then
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Level 47
Jul 9, 2020
But There's a reason why this quiz isn't called countries in Eu4 but but Countries of 1444, I just used Eu4 as the main source and added the countries which Eu4 doesn't include
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Level 77
Jul 9, 2020
This quiz kicked my booty! Good quiz, though. Cheers!
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Level 67
Jul 10, 2020
I managed to miss France... and Ottoman empire.. I did get Kildare, Sligo and East Frisia though (and others ofcourse, just naming a couple of high scorers I missed and low scorers I got)
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Level 60
Sep 26, 2020
The Holy Roman Empire: not an empire, not Roman, and not Holy.
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Level 66
Oct 16, 2020
While I love the quiz as an EU4 player, I think you shouldn't mix EU4 history and real history together (for example by adding san marino and andorra). The EU4 map is a certain view of history, and while based on research, not representative of actual historical borders and events. There is also game design involved, and the fact that the map has changed multiple times via updates is a testament to that. I'm not saying this quiz can't use EU4 as a source, I'm just saying that you should keep it as it is in EU4, because adding your own bits to that creates yet another layer to this cake.
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Level 55
Oct 20, 2020
It's funny how this quiz and 4hrue's countries of the world in 1444 are very different, including the HRE, France, and many other places
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Level 47
Oct 20, 2020
France on my map is Updated, and he decided to split all of HRE's small duchies (or whatever they're called) into individual countries.
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Level 69
Nov 14, 2020
2 stars... because WHY would you have Andorra and San Marino if this is supposedly based off EU4?????????? You should at least say that you use more countries than EU4 does in the description.

Also why would you make the HRE all one thing? That makes no sense. They were far more separate than Scotland and the Isles, or Denmark-Norway-Sweden, yet you make those all separate and lump the HRE together. It just doesn't make much sense.

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Level 74
Dec 2, 2020
The title is "countries of the world in 1444", not "countries in EU4". If you want the latter, go ahead and make your own quiz.
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Level 89
Jan 17, 2021
What are all the gray coral snakes crawling over the map?
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Level 64
Jan 28, 2022
I don't play EU4 but I know those are uninhabited areas or something or uninhabitable areas.
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Level 47
Jan 21, 2021
Something's off about the font of "Provence"
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Level 64
Mar 12, 2021
What happened to the world version of this map
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Level 47
Mar 12, 2021
I didn't make the world version, so I have no idea
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Level 43
May 17, 2021
Omg I forgot France...
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Level 58
Jun 26, 2021
This should probably be called "EU4 Starting Map Quiz". It's not wholly accurate at all and out of line with the rest of the "Europe in X" quizzes. Either way I had fun doing it
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Level 25
Jul 1, 2021
Anyone who plays Europa Universalis 4 can get this. I wonder if this was based off of that game in the 1.30 update.
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Level 73
Aug 2, 2022
yes it was, it says in the caveat aswell
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Level 37
Aug 27, 2021
The only countries I recognize are Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Portugal.
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Level 55
Dec 29, 2021
Novgorod? it shouldn't be Novogrod?
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Level 59
Feb 22, 2022
no..
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Level 78
Jun 19, 2022
Wasn't Couto Misto (or Couto Mixto) still independent in 1444?
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Level 65
Jun 24, 2022
big difference from 1300, that had 636 countries of europe only....
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Level 65
Jun 24, 2022
Great quiz, but can you accept Roman Empire for Holy Roman Empire?
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Level 63
Oct 18, 2022
They're not even remotely the same thing.
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Level 44
Aug 10, 2022
i got naxos but forgot the ottoman empire and france
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Level 37
Aug 20, 2022
I can’t see genoa
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Level 43
Jan 24, 2023
I tried Britain, Great Britain, UK, British Empire, Saxons, but I couldn't think of England, I'm gonna go cry myself to sleep.

I got an okay 26/88

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Level 51
Apr 4, 2023
Maybe have “Papal State” and “The Papal State” as a type-in? Didn’t add an S and never got it
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Level 54
Aug 15, 2023
Great Quiz! Thank God the HRE was unified at this time, though i don’t really like the look of France and Ireland
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Level 26
Nov 14, 2023
It is Papal State not States.
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Level 49
Dec 18, 2023
My day is better just by knowing that in 1444 there was a country called 'Tyrone.'
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Level 16
Mar 4, 2024
It is actually Papal States, because by that time there were two popes, one in Rome and one in southern France.