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Recognized, Non-Recognized Countries, and Territories of the World

How many countries and non-recognized "countries" can you name? As you answer, the map will be filled in.
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Quiz by Vicky
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Last updated: January 8, 2024
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First submittedDecember 26, 2019
Times taken85,959
Average score80.2%
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Country
Abkhazia
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and
Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin
Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Caribbean
Netherlands
Cayman Islands
Central African
Republic
Chad
Country
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling)
Islands
Colombia
Comoros
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curaçao
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Democratic
Republic of
the Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican
Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial
Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Federated States
of Micronesia
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Country
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Country
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macau
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
North Korea
North Macedonia
Northern Cyprus
Northern Mariana
Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Country
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New
Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn Islands
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Republic of
the Congo
Réunion
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Barthélemy
Saint Helena,
Ascension, and
Tristan da Cunha
Saint Kitts
and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Saint Pierre and
Miquelon
Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
São Tomé
and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliland
South Africa
South Korea
Country
South Ossetia
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Svalbard and
Jan Mayen
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Transnistria
Trinidad and
Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and
Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
U.S. Virgin
Islands
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab
Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Wallis and
Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
100 Recent Comments
+26
Level 55
Apr 19, 2021
I have updated the quiz to use the same places as Jerry928's Countries 197 to 205, 206 to 242, and Countries 243 to 250, with the last one excluding Catalonia and Kurdistan.
+39
Level 55
Aug 17, 2021
From this quiz I have learned that people do not read sticky comments...
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Level 64
Aug 12, 2021
I missed Northern Cyprus because I thought it was looking for Akrotiri and Dhekelia, and I couldn't remember how to spell that. Why aren't Akrotiri and Dhekelia included?
+4
Level 55
Aug 17, 2021
Read pinned comment.
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Level 72
Aug 14, 2021
Accept Saint Martin for both sides.
+3
Level 55
Aug 17, 2021
It already is.
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Level 55
Sep 22, 2021
Politically, they are completely separate. Saint Martin is a French territory and Sint Maarten is Dutch. All that they have in common is that they share the same island.
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Level 58
Aug 14, 2021
Please add Indigenous US/Canadian sovereignties including the Dakota, Shoshone, and Navajo / Dine
+4
Level 55
Aug 17, 2021
Read pinned comment.
+2
Level 53
Aug 15, 2021
I got 247, missing just Norfolk Island! Very annoying!
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Level 17
Aug 15, 2021
England, Wales, northern Ireland and Scotland
+4
Level 55
Aug 17, 2021
Read pinned comment.
+3
Level 17
Aug 15, 2021
Best quiz ever!
+2
Level 59
Aug 16, 2021
Strange which ones are included/excluded
+3
Level 55
Aug 17, 2021
Read pinned comment.
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Level 88
Aug 26, 2021
I don't think your pinned comment explains things as well as you seem to think. I get that you are using an answer set defined by another user's quizzes, but IMO that doesn't actually address the issues raised by various comments; it just passes the buck. That said, I had fun taking the quiz anyway and I appreciate the effort you put in.
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Level 55
Aug 26, 2021
The quizzes on the pinned comment is the closest we have to a "JetPunk standard".
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Level 66
Aug 17, 2021
The two entities that I'm missing most are Saba and Sint Eustatius. They have the same administrative status as Bonaire, which is included. Some people here are saying they shouldn't be included but I would say they're in the same situation as the French overseas departments – keep them all. Other than that, I assume places like the US Minor Outlying Islands, Clipperton Island, and several Antarctic territories and islands are excluded because they are uninhabited?
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Level 55
Aug 17, 2021
Read pinned comment, also Bonaire is not included, however the Caribbean Netherlands is, which accepts Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius as valid answers.
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Level 63
Nov 16, 2022
What about principality of sealand the unrecognized micronation
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Level 61
Sep 29, 2021
Shouldn't Sahwari Republic be accepted at least as a type in?
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Level 53
Oct 26, 2021
That was a good one, had a couple tiny little island left, managed to finish though, the name list really helped narrow it down
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Level 38
Oct 27, 2021
absolutely love this quiz
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Level 49
Nov 25, 2021
I beat all countries of the world, and now I am looking to beat this one…
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Level 72
Dec 8, 2021
Regarding people not reading sticky comments, I don't want to read any comments before taking a quiz, because the comments usually spoil the quiz. I am certain that many other users are the same way. Maybe if you popped the information you want people to see in the description instead, more people will see it.
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Level 63
Dec 13, 2021
232 because of the pacific
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Level 39
Dec 15, 2021
Where Is Sint Eustatius
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Level 35
May 25, 2023
near montserrat, saba, saint martin, and antigua & barbuda. There's a large collection of territories there
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Level 24
Jan 22, 2022
I finished with 1:29 left and I am 11. Has anyone ever realized how satisfying it is to type geographical country and overseas territory names with proper capitalization and punctuation? My strategy is continent for continent, but when I finished I was missing one. Luckily, I realized it was the British "Cayman Islands" just south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. I wish luck to everyone on this quiz, it was a tricky one, and took four-five tries to finish completely.
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Level 87
Jun 24, 2022
Congrats! I am 38 and it took me 10+ times to get them all. That said, you seem very precise. Was it 4 times or was it 5? ;)
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Level 35
May 25, 2023
imagine taking 4-5 tries smh
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Level 47
Jan 26, 2022
"Cayman" should be accepted for the Cayman Islands as a shortcut
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Level 60
Mar 20, 2022
now you could add Donetsk and Lugansk because Russia recognized them
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Level 15
Apr 2, 2022
great quiz but it's still missing a few countries/territories, there should be 261 total (259 without donetsk and luhansk)
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Level 48
Apr 15, 2022
244/248! Great quiz
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Level 24
Apr 16, 2022
This probably should be updated for Donetsk and Luhansk (both recognized by only Russia.)
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Level 39
Apr 18, 2022
You should put Christmas Island, Australia and Add South Georgia, and also you should add Jan Mayen
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Level 65
May 24, 2022
can you allow netherlands antilles of caribbean netherlands?
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Level 90
Jun 16, 2022
Time to add donetsk and lugansk
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Level 77
Aug 9, 2022
accepts BVI but not USVI?
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Level 35
May 25, 2023
yeah, really strange how weird quizzes spell "US virgin islands"
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Level 42
Aug 24, 2022
BIOT and South Georgia? (possibly Bouvet Island, TAAF, HiMi, Ashmore and Cartier, Coral Sea Islands, etc. but they're uninhabited so I get not including them)
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Level 55
Sep 28, 2022
Hey where's Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland?! Great quiz btw

(sod England, the above are the original colonies of England anyway)

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Level 67
Oct 19, 2022
Finally I got them all. It was my fourth time, but to be fair 3 out 4 were in October.

1st- 237

2nd- 241

3rd- 246

4th- 248

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Level 21
Nov 30, 2022
I love how its "non-recognized" but wales Scotland and northern Ireland aren't an answer.
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Level 54
Dec 8, 2022
100% with 11:44 remaining !
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Level 68
Jan 4, 2023
Greenland is the 3rd most guessed "country". Interesting.
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Level 35
Feb 7, 2023
managed to get it in 9:15 wow
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Level 14
Apr 1, 2023
You scored 248/248 = 100%

11.1% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 181

Your high score is 248

Your fastest time is 20:00

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Level 14
Apr 2, 2023
Your fastest time is 18:57
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Level 35
May 25, 2023
Your fastest time is 13:36
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Level 53
Jul 18, 2023
Hi there. Nice quiz. Love it. Btw is this quiz strictly for inhabited regions or places with permanent population? Is that why some of the overseas territories are missing here, e.g. British Indian Ocean Territory, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Bouvet Island, Jan Mayen, Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Coral Sea Islands, US Minor Outlying Islands (incl. Navassa Island), Clipperton Island, and the various regions of the Antarctica etc?

Btw for unrecognized/partially recognized sovereign states, why are both Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic not included here?

And what about Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus?

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Level 83
Jan 8, 2024
You missed some news, Donetsk and Lugansk are now either part of Ukraine or part of Russia, they don't claim independence anymore.
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Level 60
Sep 2, 2023
Sorry, I don't mean to be a pain because I know there's a lot of ambiguity in this quiz, but I don't understand why Easter Island / Rapa Nui isn't on here. I did read the sticky, but I would argue that it should be on one of those as well.
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Level 62
Oct 20, 2023
247/248 isnt even enough to be getting 5/5 points
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Level 52
Oct 25, 2023
when you know all the countries, it's tough when you forget Andorra in this quiz

But great quiz anyways

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Level 44
Oct 26, 2023
To be honest I didn't know what the big territory was to the southeast of Kiribati (on the left of the map). I also didn't get the big territory between Africa and South America, though I knew St. Helena was there, I didn't think of it at the moment.
+2
Level 67
Nov 8, 2023
Will Artsakh/Nagorno Karabakh be removed?
+3
Level 72
Jan 8, 2024
Gone now.
+1
Level 42
Apr 2, 2024
Why should they
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2024
NOOOOOOO I have to redo this
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Level 72
Jan 16, 2024
:(
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Level 76
Jan 8, 2024
Bougainville would definitely be considered a unrecognized country for the purposes of this quiz. https://www.usip.org/publications/2022/08/next-five-years-are-crucial-bougainvilles-independence-bid
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Level 64
Jan 8, 2024
Started with Scotland. Apparently not an answer, so stopped.
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Level 67
Jan 8, 2024
You do put Bonaire on the list but not St. Eustatius and Saba. While it has the exact same status as the others. Change that.
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Level 55
Jan 8, 2024
Bonaire is not an answer.
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Level 49
Jan 9, 2024
Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba are all part of the Caribbean Netherlands. So if you type in one of them or just "Caribbean Netherlands", you don't have to type in the other ones
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Level 80
Jan 8, 2024
Only suggestion I have is highlight the smaller Lesser Antilles islands. Even zoomed in you cannot tell if they are highlighted yellow or not.
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Level 72
Jan 16, 2024
For this you can click on the "Show missing countries" in the bottom-right corner. Dots will appear.
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Level 85
Jan 8, 2024
Why are they here? Because they're here. Roll the Bones.

Why are they counted? Because they're counted. Roll the Bones.

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Level 72
Jan 8, 2024
If Northern Cypru is included then the Republics Russia recognised as indipendent in Ukraine should count too.

Also the French overseas departments should not be count as separate countries. They are fully integrated to France, otherwise Wales, Scotland and other examples should have been included as answers.

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Level 83
Jan 8, 2024
Russia has already annexed all the republics it recognised in Ukraine.
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Level 76
Jan 8, 2024
i think it would save a lot of people commenting if the source was in the quiz description, rather than in the description of another quiz that you link to in pinned comment. there's so many comments on here "why is X not included?" which i think they wouldn't have if the answer was very visible at the top of the page
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Level 79
Jan 8, 2024
I missed Jersey and Guernsey because I tried 'Channel Islands' then gave up...
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Level 63
Jan 8, 2024
Love how all these small places are answers and yet the four British countries aren't. It's just funny to me.
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Level 89
Jan 9, 2024
Several users already made this comment, but simply saying “read the sticky comment” does not go any way to explain why this quiz (brilliant btw) can feel so arbitrary in places. If Gibraltar, why not Ceuta just to take one example?

Using somebody else’s criteria doesn’t shed light on anything - clearly the criteria need updating. The question wording could be tightened to a couple of specific definitions, and you would need to include a dozen or so more answers, but then the quiz would be both epic and consistent.

If I could do SVG’s I’d have a go myself…

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Level 60
Jan 10, 2024
Agreed. BIOT, Heard Island & McDonald Islands, Easter Island, Ceuta & Melilla, Canary, Azores, and Madeira should be considered.
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Level 53
May 10, 2024
i think an important criterion for a country is that it has permanent population, so i dont think HDM should be added
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Level 43
Jan 9, 2024
This quiz was just updated, time to replay :D
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Level 77
Jan 9, 2024
artsakh is gone 🦀🦀🦀🦀
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Level 53
May 10, 2024
why the crabs
+6
Level 35
Jan 10, 2024
Rip Artsakh. Your efforts for independence and recognition will never be forgotten
+2
Level 45
Jan 10, 2024
Could you please add USVI as a correct answer to the United States Virgin Islands?
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Level 93
Jan 10, 2024
Great quiz. Could you add a zoomed in box (like the one for Svalbard) for the smaller caribbean islands? It would make it easier to see them and if they are guessed yet.
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Level 72
Jan 16, 2024
For this you can click on the "Show missing countries" in the bottom-right corner. Dots will appear on the missing ones.
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Level 60
Jan 10, 2024
AVI and USVI should be accepted for United States Virgin Islands if BVI and UKVI are accepted for British Virgin Islands.
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Level 56
Jan 12, 2024
I got 237/247 and still got 4 points. People are crazy good at this here
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Level 71
Jan 15, 2024
Please for the love of God highlight all the islands!!
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Level 83
Jan 17, 2024
you could try clicking 'show missing countries'
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Level 33
Feb 17, 2024
done it in 9:15 min
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Level 15
Mar 8, 2024
This Quiz Forgot The Aland Islands
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Level 47
Mar 21, 2024
Let's go 🔥
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Level 56
Mar 25, 2024
Love this quiz! Is there also a flag version of this?
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Level 48
Apr 1, 2024
Is there also a version that's just Non-Recognized Countries and Territories of the World? For practice
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Level 42
Apr 2, 2024
Very cool quiz, I like that!

It would be nice if there were more, like Kurdistan, and Russia has at least one that at least partly claims independence too (Chechnya), Spain and France have the Basque country and I believe Corsica has people who want independence too

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Level 69
Apr 14, 2024
How come French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Mayotte count but not say Hawaii or Alaska?
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Level 53
May 10, 2024
HI and AK are literally states.
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Level 30
Apr 16, 2024
Where is Chinland and Wa State
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Level 49
Jun 2, 2024
Got 100% in my first attempt

Very good quiz, I loved it!

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Level 61
Jun 26, 2024
9:49 gang