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Countries of the World in 1914 with a Map

How many countries before World War One can you name?
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Quiz by Vicky
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Last updated: May 29, 2021
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First submittedJanuary 15, 2019
Times taken149,791
Average score71.3%
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Europe
Albania
Montenegro
Andorra
Netherlands
Austria-Hungary
Northern Epirus
Belgium
Norway
Bulgaria
Portugal
Denmark
Romania
France
Russia
Germany
San Marino
Greece
Serbia
Italy
Spain
Liechtenstein
Sweden
Luxembourg
Switzerland
Monaco
United Kingdom
Asia
Afghanistan
Mongolia
Anaza
Najran
Asir
Nejd
Beda
Nepal
Bhutan
Oman
China
Ottoman Empire
Hamum
Persia
Jabal
Siam
Japan
Tamim
Kathiri
Tibet
Landak
 
Africa
Al-Hiba
Aussa
Dervish
Ethiopia
Liberia
Mbunda
South Africa
Zaian
North America
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Mexico
Newfoundland
Nicaragua
Panama
United States
South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela
 
Oceania
Australia
New Zealand
100 Recent Comments
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Level 65
Mar 26, 2019
Where is the Vatican?
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Level 76
May 19, 2019
There was no Vatican City until 11 February 1929 when the Lateran Treaty was signed.
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Level 44
Mar 28, 2019
I SWEAR I typed in Germany, oh my I'm not very smart
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Level 44
Mar 28, 2019
I find this map so depressing.
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Level 43
May 7, 2024
why?
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Level 49
May 20, 2019
Just a nitpicky thing, but Lesotho and eSwatini should not be included as South Africa, since they were protectorates of the UK in their own right.
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Level 55
Aug 27, 2019
Fixed
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Level 24
May 21, 2019
Amazing quiz bro. Love it
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Level 27
Aug 14, 2019
That moment when you forget Russia...
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Level 65
May 3, 2024
Please.
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Level 76
Sep 5, 2019
A little fix is required on the map - Djibouti stays yellow even if you guess all answer
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Level 55
Sep 5, 2019
Fixed
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Level 69
Sep 6, 2019
Easier than I expected. No small countries outside of Europe I've never heard about or trying to guess which Oceanian countries were already independent etc.
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Level 74
Nov 9, 2019
It was indeed much easier than I expected.
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Level 28
Dec 15, 2019
was the middle of arabian peninsula still not inhabited by anyone at this time
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Level 82
Dec 27, 2019
No. The only uninhabited place is in the southeastern corner of the grey area on the map and known as the Empty Quarter still to this day. Most of the unfilled area on the map in 1914 was controlled by the Rashid clan of the oasis and trading city of Ha'il in northern Arabia. Their state is also known as the Emirate of Ha'il, the Rashid (or Rashidi) Emirate, the Rashidi Dynasty, or the Emirate of Jabal Shammar. Their absence from the quiz and map is odd, except insofar as since living in Saudi Arabia I've noticed that Westerners knowledge of the history of this region seems to be something like a black hole.

The Emirate was eventually overrun by King Abdulaziz of the House of Saud, who returned from exile in Kuwait to conquer first Riyadh, and then most of the peninsula, in the 1920s. The Rashid clan is still sore about this.

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Level 82
Jul 28, 2021
It seems as though Ha'il (Jabar) and the 2nd Saudi state (Emirate of Nejd) were added to the map with the last update ... though... I'm a little confused about Nejd being on here because I thought they had been overrun by the Rashidis (Ha'il/Jabar) by 1914. Was there an interim Nejdi state between the 2nd and 3rd Saudi kingdoms?
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Level 55
Jul 28, 2021
Nejd was overrun in 1891 but regained independence in 1902.
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Level 50
Jan 7, 2020
Why are Iran and Thailand accepted?
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Level 64
Feb 10, 2022
Because then people would get angry if they weren't
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Level 31
Mar 4, 2020
Tibet gained their independence in 1913
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Level 68
Apr 1, 2020
I guessed Newfoundland when Europe failed. Surprised it worked.
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Level 46
Apr 28, 2020
Luxembourg doesn't turn green for me.

Otherwise a great quiz with a great map.

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Level 55
Apr 30, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 47
Apr 29, 2020
I was really out of place. I din't even remember the european microstates until like the very end. And also I learnt that Newfoundland was independent. Overall, nice quiz. :)
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Level 40
Jun 9, 2020
British raj did not own Bhutan and Afghanistan.
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Level 52
Jun 10, 2020
Liked it!
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Level 55
Aug 6, 2020
Probably my favorite quiz!
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Level 32
Aug 9, 2020
cool! I am a kid but answer correctly all.
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Level 53
May 6, 2022
ok?
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Level 65
Aug 11, 2020
Before this quiz, I just took a quiz that was of the countries of the world in 1400. Imagine the immense satisfaction that I had that I didn't even zoom in. The map was just so CLEAN.
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Level 63
Aug 18, 2020
Awesome quiz!
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Level 47
Oct 11, 2020
crazy and quite sad to see just three independent countries in Africa
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Level 68
Oct 12, 2020
Had no idea Newfoundland was ever an independent country!
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Level 44
Oct 16, 2020
Cool quiz! Really interesting to see how things have change from that time.
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Level 42
Oct 30, 2020
Kinda funny that there were only three independent countries in Africa at the time.
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Level 57
Dec 31, 2020
Awesome quiz!
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Level 29
Feb 10, 2021
what on earth is newfoundland? like how lazy is the guy that came up with the name?
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Level 15
Apr 4, 2021
Mongolia wasn't part of Chinese during these periods, I would like you to fix that, and add Mongolia as a independent country.
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Level 64
Apr 14, 2021
Accept Cape Colony for South Africa
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Level 53
May 6, 2022
its name wasnt that south africa was the name and also cape colony and south africa are basically the same amount of letters.
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Level 43
Apr 17, 2021
I was wondering if Neutral Moresnet was considered an independent country as well?
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Level 59
Apr 27, 2021
Wasn't Somaliland British?
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Level 64
Feb 10, 2022
The Northern half of Somaliland was British
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Level 70
May 29, 2021
That is one helluva a knowledge precipice. Goes from about 2 out of 3 of people knowing down to 1 out of 10.
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Level 76
May 29, 2021
Amazing quiz, but I can't find any mention of Anaza on Wikipedia. What can you tell us about that country?
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Level 55
May 30, 2021
There's not a lot of information on Anaza, unfortunately. It was a sheikhdom that existed from around the mid-19th century until its annexation by the Sauds in the 1920s (likely 1922).
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Level 60
Jun 7, 2021
Nejd - 69%

Jabal - 11%

Wow... that's a giant gap!

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Level 53
Sep 22, 2021
I didn't type in Nejd. It must have accepted an alternative answer for that one, hence the giant gap.
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Level 60
Nov 3, 2021
Neither did I. It accepts 'Saudi'.

(Also, the percentages are now 56% and 6%.)

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Level 44
Jun 10, 2021
sad ecuador and bolivia
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Level 79
Jul 28, 2021
I guessed Epirus but it wasn't accepted for Northern Epirus.
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Level 73
Jul 28, 2021
Portuguese- and French-controlled territories on the Indian subcontinent are missing. Also, Tibet is looking rather different. The country of Tibet roughly corresponded to the current "autonomous region" of Tibet.
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Level 55
Jul 28, 2021
Portuguese/French-Controlled territories in India are to small to be shown on the map. This is the source that I used for Tibet.
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Level 55
Jul 28, 2021
Actually, Tibet's (and Mongolia's) borders were constantly changing due to the ungoing Chinese Civil War.
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Level 68
Jul 28, 2021
I think that this is the first time that I could type ‘Dominican Republic’ without getting ‘Dominica’.
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Level 51
Jul 28, 2021
Epirus should be an acceptable answer for Northern Epirus.
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Level 44
Jul 28, 2021
The percentage drop, though...
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Level 67
Jul 28, 2021
Tonga never relinquished its sovereignty. It is the only Pacific Island nation to remain independent throughout the colonial era.

The UK looked after its foreign affairs but it remained independent and was at least as independent as NZ Australia Canada etc

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Level 44
Jul 31, 2021
Wasn't Russia known as the Soviet Union in 1914?
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Level 75
Aug 1, 2021
1922–1991

- The knowledge panel on that one wiki article

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Level 21
Aug 2, 2021
One of the best quizez i have ever done! thank you.
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Level 62
Aug 2, 2021
Awesome quiz! :) I see I missed all the same mysteriously-named forgotten countries as everybody else.
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Level 29
Aug 4, 2021
I didn't Get Northern Epirus Because It Didn't Accept Just 'Epirus'
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Level 56
Aug 9, 2021
I made a typo when I was trying to type Haiti, and I ended up with... Jabal?
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Level 53
Sep 22, 2021
A disappointing lack of 'dots' for the European microstates which most map quizzes feature meant I missed out on four relatively easy ones.
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Level 55
Sep 22, 2021
It also means you missed out on the very obvious "Show Missing Countries" option.
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Level 29
Nov 18, 2021
nice quiz
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Level 35
Dec 7, 2021
the percentage drop from Monaco to Jabal lol
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Level 47
Dec 30, 2021
British raj should be an answer, even Hoi4 considers it a "country" just like Canada or Australia
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Level 64
Feb 10, 2022
HOI4 starts in 1936, 22 years after this. Different time.
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Level 82
Jan 8, 2022
68 for first time, not bed?
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Level 78
Jan 19, 2022
Bizarre. I got 64 the first time I took this and got 3/5. When I retook it, I got 66 and got 5/5?? The statistics on this one are very strange.
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Level 64
Jan 27, 2022
"This beats 94.9% of test takers..."

-I was so close, yet so far to that all important 5th point.

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Level 58
May 11, 2022
Out of curiosity, why did Britain control most of coastal Oman while the state known as "Oman" only controlled some inner areas? As far as I know, Muscat is a coastal city
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Level 56
May 13, 2022
Australia, Canada, and New Zealand shouldn't be listed as independent from the UK. They only became independent in 1986, 1982, and 1986 respectively.
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Level 52
Jun 21, 2022
The Worldmap is really more beautiful with Tibet in it!!
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Level 37
Aug 17, 2022
South america wasnt different ar this time
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Level 59
Sep 14, 2022
Only at little bit
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Level 37
Aug 18, 2022
It was exact the Same expect for british and Dutch guyana
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Level 64
Sep 5, 2022
Why are Nepal and Bhutan listed as independent but Bahrain, for example, is not?
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Level 59
Sep 14, 2022
How did I even get Northern Epirus?
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Level 82
Oct 3, 2022
I tried Epirus and it didn't work. Never thought to try adding the "Northern". Would it be possible to accept Epirus just as Macedonia is accepted in Countries of the World for today even though the country is North Macedonia officially? Unlike, say, Korea, there's no need to distinguish in this case.
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Level 62
Dec 9, 2022
Had no idea Newfoundland was once a country. The more you know...
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Level 51
Dec 24, 2022
I got 67 it doesn't accept epirus it's first time ever i hear northern öne it could be 68
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Level 51
Dec 24, 2022
Damn protocol of corfu
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Level 75
Mar 10, 2023
Can you accept Rumania? I think it was the spelling at the time.
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Level 40
Mar 26, 2023
Can anyone tell me what is Landak,I couldn't find any history regarding the place and how it was independent.
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Level 65
May 20, 2023
Hello, I am currently doing some research to make my own quiz and I am using this quiz as a source and I saw your comment. When you search 'Landak' it gives you some sort of hedgehog but if you search 'Landak Tribe' it gives you the 'Kendayan people'. But there is nothing about them being a country or nation or sultanate or whatever. I know I didn't really answer your question but maybe if you dig deeper you can find something.

Have a nice day :)

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Level 66
May 28, 2023
Only HOI4 players will know what Aussa is right away
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Level 26
May 30, 2023
61/80 .... didn't knew those ones in mid-east
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Level 65
Sep 11, 2023
lol love the thumbnail. Back in 1914 when the world was black and white.
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Level 53
Sep 17, 2023
South America is mostly the same
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Level 61
Oct 16, 2023
I think it'd be cool to do an "Every Country Since x year" quiz. Might not be able to have a map but it'd be interesting.
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Level 72
Dec 4, 2023
There's one for Europe: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1298084/every-country-of-europe-since-1815
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Level 47
Dec 6, 2023
you should accept "Shammar" / "Shamar" for "Jabal" because the name of the tribe/nation was called "Jabal Shammar" in arabic, and "Sabal" in arabic simply means a mountain so technically Shammar is more accurate! great quiz btw
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Level 23
Mar 31, 2024
Great quiz. I feel like Tonga should be included though. Yes it was a protectorate of Britain but it did not give up its sovereignty, and seems to have been at least as independent as Canada, Australia, Newfoundland etc at that time
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Level 26
Apr 10, 2024
accept ussr
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Level 70
Apr 13, 2024
Not in 1914
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Level 65
Apr 19, 2024
I feel pretty good about my result. I got all the possible ones, basically (66/80) - and none of the other ones had I ever, ever heard of. Like literally ever. And apparently I'm not the only one who feels this way, because the drop-off from Monaco to Jabal is massive.