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Modern Day Countries of the Dutch Empire on a Map

Can you name the modern day countries whose current territory was part of the Dutch Empire at one point in time?
According to this map. Does not include trading posts.
Inspired by the quizzes in this series by IAB
Quiz by Nathaniel
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Last updated: November 13, 2020
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First submittedNovember 11, 2020
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Country
Belgium
Brazil
France
Ghana
Guyana
Country
India
Indonesia
Ivory Coast
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Country
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Taiwan
United States
54 Comments
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Level 68
Nov 11, 2020
Good quiz! But I think some of the path strokes are a bit different. For example for Sri Lanka, the stroke is a bit too large / thick compared to the others, just a small thing.
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Level 74
Nov 11, 2020
I think it's fixed now
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Level 55
Nov 12, 2020
Nominated!
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Level 74
Nov 12, 2020
Thx!
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Level 62
Nov 12, 2020
Luxembourg is spelt incorrectly
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Level 74
Nov 13, 2020
Fixed
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Level 87
Dec 13, 2021
Spelt is a grain.
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Level 57
Sep 19, 2022
spelt

/spɛlt/

verb BRITISH

past tense: spelt; past participle: spelt

past and past participle of spell.

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Level 89
Jan 4, 2021
Talk about sprawl. They mainly grabbed choice locations for trade.
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Level 58
Apr 11, 2021
Exactly. The map looks hilarious for some reason - I love how they never even captured the center of Sri Lanka
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Level 62
Jul 22, 2021
Aye, it's a cool-looking empire with that weird layout.
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Level 65
Feb 4, 2021
I can't say great quiz enough for you!
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Level 74
Feb 4, 2021
Thank you very much!!!
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Level 51
Feb 24, 2021
I see Indonesia is trying to escape
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Level 74
Feb 24, 2021
What do you mean?
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Level 76
Apr 3, 2021
What about Malacca (a modern state of Malaysia)? That was not just a trading post.
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2021
Ran out of time before I could get Ivory Coast and Luxembourg
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Level 84
Jun 7, 2021
Great quiz! Took me forever to come up with the last one. I won't forget you next time, Kaapstad.
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Level 65
Jun 8, 2021
Great!

But Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire looks like Hispaniola...

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Level 70
Jul 22, 2021
Theyve made a big continental and cultural shift in the last couple centuries.
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Level 78
Jul 22, 2021
Well, the tectonic plates are always moving.
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Level 89
Jun 8, 2021
How about Malaysia? Dutch Malacca was under Dutch control
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Level 69
Jun 9, 2021
Excellent quiz, but I can't help but feel like the list should be longer. Weren't the island of Tobago and Dutch Angola colonies as well?
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Level 83
Jul 22, 2021
You can add me to the list of people asking "What about Malacca - modern day Malaysia?"
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Level 59
Jul 22, 2021
Taiwan? Interesting. Time to go off and find out about that on Wikipedia! :-)
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Level 62
Jul 22, 2021
I can’t be the only one who tried guessing Central American countries for the Netherlands Antilles, can I‽ 😬
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Level 32
Jul 22, 2021
DRC??
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Level 64
Aug 22, 2021
Uh no youre thinking of Belgium.
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Level 59
Jul 22, 2021
Trinidad & Tobago (Tobago 1628-77), United Kingdom (British Virgin Islands ca. 1650-72), Angola (1641-48) are missing.

Cool Quiz!!!

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Level 63
Jul 22, 2021
Quite impressive for such a tiny little country in the first place
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Level 74
Jul 22, 2021
Brit: *has a fit of laughter*
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2022
lol
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Level 75
Feb 5, 2023
UK is 6x the size if the Netherlands FYI and back then it owned Ireland too so like 7.5x
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Level 66
Jul 22, 2021
The Netherlands once had small parts of Germany under control after WW2.

Some extra info about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_annexation_of_German_territory_after_the_Second_World_War

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Level 64
Aug 22, 2021
This wasnt the old Dutch Empire that had all this land tho.
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Level 52
May 3, 2022
Yeah, doesn't matter though, it doesn't specify a date but instead just says at any point.

It is also missing Iraq (Basra), Iran (Hormuz), Canada, Mozambique, Chile and quite some other countries.

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Level 50
Jul 22, 2021
Why is Indonesia more guessed than the Netherlands itself?
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Level 83
Jul 22, 2021
Wow, just barely got Netherlands with 4 seconds left. Always manage to do that on these quizzes
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Level 62
Jul 22, 2021
Mauritius was part of the Dutch empire in the 17th century
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Level 58
Nov 16, 2021
yeah
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Level 68
Oct 25, 2023
They ate all the dodo's
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Level 29
Jul 24, 2021
I feel bullied that French Guiana wasn't accepted so gave up on that location :( lol
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Level 64
Aug 22, 2021
What about the Maldives and Sao Tome, and Trinidad and Tobago, which were Dutch?
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Level 43
Sep 7, 2021
the UK is missing, the Dutch had some oversees British territory and even caputered a bit of land south of London.
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Level 57
Nov 19, 2021
I believe you're missing Singapore and Mauritius
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Level 38
Dec 7, 2021
forgets Netherlands...
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Level 55
Jan 9, 2022
Great quiz

Just curious why is there a hole in Sri Lanka?

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Level 60
Jul 17, 2023
Because the Dutch didn't control the center.
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Level 51
Jul 13, 2022
they had indonesia in the past but that nowadays includes east timor
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Level 60
Jul 17, 2023
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Level 59
Sep 13, 2022
East Timor?
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Level 56
Dec 22, 2022
Can someone explain why there is a hole in Sri Lanka. Did the Dutch not occupy their capital or something?
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Level 48
Nov 21, 2023
The Uk was once property of the dutch leader, doesnt that count?