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Former Countries by Capital #2

Based on the capital, name the former country or empire.
Not necessarily the only capital
Quiz by kalbahamut
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Last updated: September 29, 2018
First submittedJune 23, 2015
Times taken1,925
Average score28.0%
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Capital
Answer
1979
Salisbury
Rhodesia
1964
Stone Town
Zanzibar
1961
Cairo
United Arab Republic
1925
Mecca
Kingdom of Hejaz
1918
Munich
Bavaria
1918
Dresden
Saxony
1910
Hanseong
Korean Empire
1897
Ulundi
Zulu Kingdom
1888
Kuching
Sarawak
1861
Turin
Sardinia
1859
Targoviste
Wallachia
1857
Agra
Mughal Empire
1849
Lahore
Sikh Empire
Ended
Capital
Answer
1816
Palermo
Sicily
1591
Gao
Songhai Empire
1547
Nantes
Brittany
1507
Samarkand
Timurid Dynasty
1431
Angkor
Khmer Empire
1368
Karakorum
Mongolian Empire
1066
Winchester
Wessex
888
Aachen
Carolingian Empire
330 BC
Persepolis
Achaemenid Empire
586 BC
Jerusalem
Judah
720 BC
Samaria
Kingdom of Israel
1178 BC
Hattusa
Hittite Empire
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Level 84
Jun 23, 2015
I'm accepting "Holy Roman" for Carolignian because even though the dates don't match up... and even though the Holy Roman Empire had no official capital... Aachen was also a defacto capital of the HRE for a while.
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Level 84
Jul 29, 2015
And sometimes one is counted as the successor to the other, even if it probably shouldn't be.
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Level 84
Feb 13, 2017
I'm also accepting Transylvania for Wallachia even though that's not really accurate.
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Level 84
Feb 13, 2017
and Persia for the Achaemenid Empire, though it's only one of many Persian Empires.
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Level 18
Jul 7, 2019
You are my favourite quiz maker, which is why you are the only quiz maker I have subscribed to. Just wanted to appreciate your fantastic work.
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Level 18
Jul 7, 2019
kalbahamut applause
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Level 57
Sep 9, 2020
IMHO Stewart is the best
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Level 84
Sep 10, 2020
can't argue with that^
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Level 76
Feb 23, 2020
'HRE' doesn't work for Carolingian.
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Level 84
Feb 23, 2020
it's not even technically accurate, but "Holy Roman" works.
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Level 58
Nov 9, 2020
I didn’t even think to try Holy Roman after HRE didn’t work. Eventually managed to get it on Frankish though (I was expecting Franks or Francia to work)
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Level 77
Jun 24, 2015
Thanks for making this quiz. I didn't do so well, 8/25, but hopefully I'll do better next time. I usually learn a lot from your quizzes.
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Level 84
Jun 24, 2015
That's not bad. It beats the average comfortably.
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Level 84
Jun 25, 2015
I'm personally surprised basically nobody got Torino..
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Level 63
Jul 29, 2015
Might want to accept Piedmont for that as I believe the kingdom was called "Piedmont and Sardinia" and Piedmont is the more popularly remembered part. Just a suggestion
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Level 68
Jul 29, 2015
I live in French Canada and I have been studied in history for six years. But I have to admit my ignorance about a kingdom in continental Italy led by the island of Sardinia. I tried several different typings of «Piedmont», with no success.
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Level 84
Jul 29, 2015
Kingdom of Sardinia

Thanks for the suggestions. I added Piedmont as a type-in.

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Level 68
Jul 29, 2015
I did all the quizzes in history, and that's the thoughest (is that word a real one?) quiz for me. Bring me more please.
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Level 64
Aug 2, 2015
thoughest is not a real word. toughest is.
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Level 38
Aug 2, 2015
Please accept "Hijaz" for "Hejaz" and "Judea" for "Judah" as alternate spellings. Great quiz and quite difficult!
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Level 38
Aug 2, 2015
Oh and also "UAR" for United Arab Republic would be helpful as well. :-)
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Level 84
Aug 3, 2015
Judea is not an alternate spelling of Judah. They're different things. The ancient kingdom was Judah. Judea was the name of the Roman province that covered roughly the same area. I'll add your other suggestions as type-ins, though.
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Level 84
Nov 14, 2015
I've been to 8 of these places. Cairo, Mecca, Dresden, Hanseong (Seoul), Targoviste (pretty close anyway), Agra, Jerusalem, and Hattusa... hope to visit Persepolis, Angkor, Turin, and Munich some day.
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Level 84
Nov 3, 2017
I was in Munich last Oktoberfest, now. Great food.
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Level 59
Mar 15, 2016
Please accept Frankish Empire and Juda (without "h")
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Level 84
Mar 16, 2016
Added Frankish
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Level 62
May 27, 2016
I think Saxony and Bavaria shouldn't be counted, because by 1918 they weren't sovereign states but merely federal states inside the German empire
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Level 48
Oct 15, 2016
Please accept Bretagne. That's what the region is actually called.
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2017
This is a nice quiz, looking at the stats, it seems as if not many people know about former countries and capitals.
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Level 84
Feb 13, 2017
The first quiz in the series (not authored by me) was a bit easier than this one. If there was a #3 then I think it would be substantially more difficult. There's a steep drop-off for this subject, I think.
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Level 84
Feb 13, 2017
Most people I think have a hard enough time keeping up with capitals of countries that presently exist.
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Level 52
May 16, 2017
I was really disappointed by my own score, 6/25. Should have gotten Dredsen, Salisbury and Hanseong too, but my mind was completely blank... Surprised not more people got Nantes and Turin though, especially since you're accepting Piedmont as an answer. It was definitely challenging, I love it. Keep on making awesome quizzes for us, Kalbahamut!
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Level 27
Mar 5, 2018
you ought to accept Hedjaz for Kingdom of Hejaz
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Level 38
Jun 13, 2018
Rhodesia is really just Zimbabwe....
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Level 87
Sep 24, 2018
I was looking for this comment. The borders didn't change, just the form of government. Paris could be considered the former capital of France many times over since 1789 that way.
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Level 84
Sep 24, 2018
And I would argue that those people would be correct. The French Republic is not the same thing as the Kingdom of France. It is a lie of nationalist narratives that modern-day countries share an unbroken continuity with every political entity that came before that existed in roughly the same area. But the nationalist narratives will use old place names to try and legitimize their narrative and give legitimacy to their territorial claims.
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Level 76
Mar 21, 2019
Got 11/25 (including Sarawak as I come from Malaysia)
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Level 18
Jul 7, 2019
kalbahamut, what about other empires, you could still do a part 3 or 4, as these are popular
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Level 84
Jul 7, 2019
I could do a part 3 for this but the difficulty would be very high.
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Level 61
Jun 4, 2020
Great quiz. I think the dates for Bavaria and Saxony should be changed to 1871. That's when they stopped existing as sovereign countries, although they still existed as subdivisions of the newly formed German Empire, similar to how England and Scotland still exist today as subdivisions of the United Kingdom.
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Level 51
Jul 1, 2020
100%!!!!
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Level 53
Aug 26, 2020
Winchester ceased to capital of England in 1066 not Wessex. could that be updated.
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Level 58
Sep 16, 2020
I think you should accept Punjab for Sikh Empire.
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Level 72
Nov 25, 2021
Great quiz. Accepting Juda for Judah would be a bonus.