Modern Day Countries of the Spanish Empire on a Map

Can you name the modern day countries whose current territory was part of the Spanish Empire in 1800?
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Quiz by Nathaniel
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Last updated: May 12, 2021
First submittedNovember 11, 2020
Times taken29,622
Average score90.9%
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Country
Argentina
Bahamas
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Country
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
F.S. Micronesia
Country
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Marshall Islands
Mexico
Morocco
Nauru
Country
Nicaragua
Palau
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Country
Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
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Level 50
Nov 11, 2020
I didn't see Canada... But excellent quiz! Congrats! Nominated!
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Level 66
Nov 11, 2020
Yeah Canada is a real problem. I can't put the ocean thing around it, because it isn't an island nation, nor can i put a circle on it like for example for Andorra, because it's elongated. I was thinking of doing an arrow, but I can't figure out how to do that with classes and all.
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Level 66
Nov 11, 2020
What I did now as a sort of intermediate solution, until I have a better idea, was cheat a little and make the Canada portion a little larger. :D cheaky me
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Level 51
Nov 26, 2020
Can't you just save the Chinese Provinces SVG and then copy and paste the arrow into here?
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2020
The problem is, that i need the class node for "border country". If I had an arrow, I would want it to disappear once Canada is typed in, but then Canada would have to be a class.
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2020
But since 78% get Canada anyways, I don't really see the necessity.
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Level 55
May 20, 2021
You can add multiple classes to a path! Just put a space in between them, i.e. for Canada it would be:

border country canada map-hidden ca

(If Canada's path is ca)

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Level 66
May 21, 2021
Ah thank you very much, that solves a lot of problems I have with different quizzes.
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Level 47
Mar 30, 2021
You can click "show missing countries". That's what I did :)
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Level 66
Mar 31, 2021
I only added this option yesterday.
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Level 71
May 18, 2021
I didn't notice the "show missing countries" thing. Maybe a "show show missing countries thing" thing is needed.

/jk I got Canada anyway after checking the country list below. Love these modern-day countries quizzes 💙

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Level 66
May 21, 2021
XD, Thank you!
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Level 60
Nov 14, 2020
Great work Nate. Didn't know Spanish Empire was soooo big (ʘ言ʘ╬). Hope it gets featured sometime
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Level 66
Nov 14, 2020
Thank you! ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ I actually thought it had all of Argentina and Chile. I hope so too
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Level 51
Jan 21, 2021
Great quiz. Nominated.

But who didn’t get Spain.

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Level 66
Feb 17, 2021
Thx!!!
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Level 76
Jan 31, 2021
It all went downhill for the Spanish Empire straight after this map was drawn, when Napoleon's troops entered the Iberian peninsula...
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Level 58
Feb 4, 2021
Another amazing Nathaniel quiz!!! It's interesting to see how much of South America and the U.S. Spain had. A couple requests. 1. Can you add in parenthesis next to United Kingdom what territory it is? 2. Could you possibly add a caveat saying, "Includes a modern day oversees territory of a European country"?
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Level 66
Feb 4, 2021
Thank you! I don't think that's really necessary, because of the Falkland War most people know that the UK own them and where they are approximately. According to the current stats 81% got them.
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Level 23
Feb 9, 2021
United Kingdom got me, darn Falklands...
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Level 23
Feb 9, 2021
Should be Argentinian!
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Level 74
Mar 30, 2021
Errr noooooo. They were only held by Spain in 1800 as an intermission because the British presence was temporarily withdrawn when Spain allied with France during the Revolutionary/Napoleonic Wars. They were never held by any recognised Argentinian Administration ever, until the 1982 war.
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Level 54
May 20, 2021
I think it wasn't an suggestion, much rather an opinion...
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Level 55
Mar 4, 2021
what about Portugal and the Iberian union?
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Level 66
Mar 4, 2021
The Iberian Union lasted from 1580 to 1640. The year we are looking at here is 1807.
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Level 65
Mar 23, 2021
Great quiz, barely got Trinidad.
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Level 66
Mar 27, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 56
Mar 27, 2021
Nice one! Nominated.
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Level 66
Mar 27, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 55
Mar 29, 2021
This is very nice map and quiz, but it contains a few errors for 1807:

- Spain didn't hold any territory in Morocco then.

- Control over most of Mindanao wasn't established until later in the 19th century (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moro_Sultanates_(Philippines).png)

- Spanish Guinea had some slightly different borders back then, stretching to Nigeria, Cameroon and Gabon which can be seen here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Treaty1777.JPG

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Level 66
Mar 29, 2021
I'll change the source map: new map. Now the date will be 1800.
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Level 82
Mar 29, 2021
Got to 32 and had to do some zoom searching to notice Trinidad.
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Level 85
Mar 29, 2021
yes, zoom has been an important part of all our lives lately
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Level 75
May 18, 2021
The Zoom doorbell appears in my nightmares. I can't wait until I don't have to hear that ever again.
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Level 75
Mar 29, 2021
Fun quiz, well done for the feature!
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Level 76
Mar 29, 2021
Not sure if possible, but some quiz maps have "show missing countries" which would certainly help for this quiz.
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Level 63
Mar 30, 2021
You can see the countries you missed just below the map and then locate them in the map.
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Level 66
Mar 30, 2021
I've added this option. It is pending review.
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Level 73
Mar 30, 2021
That's all of Argentina/Chile that Spain controlled? Wow. I know that the south is pretty inhospitable, but I always thought Spain controlled the entire southern cone excluding Brazil.
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Level 74
Mar 30, 2021
They didn't go anywhere it was too cold!
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Level 69
Mar 30, 2021
What about Equatorial Guinea and Jamaica?
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Level 66
Mar 31, 2021
They had lost Jamaica and hadn't yet gained Equatorial Guinea at the time of this map.
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Level 75
Mar 30, 2021
Could I just clarify Morocco here? Are the two dots drawn there to indicate Ceuta and Melilla? If so, they are not a part of present-day Morocco.
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Level 66
Mar 30, 2021
I believe the possessions of Spain in Morocco were larger back then. Although the locations might be around Ceuta and Melilla, they were more extensive back then.
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Level 74
Mar 30, 2021
Did the Spanish not control the Marianas islands back then? (That would add the USA for Guam and the Northern Marianas) I understand that rio de oro, rio muni and morocco were all taken much later as part of the scramble for Africa but didn't Spain's Pacific holdings date from much earlier?
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Level 66
Apr 1, 2021
The US is already included. Why find further reasons to include it?
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Level 63
Apr 2, 2021
Canada. Why include that?
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Level 66
Apr 3, 2021
Because it's true
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Level 66
May 18, 2021
Oh, sure, if that's what you want your quiz to be about !

I thought this was about fun and creativity!

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Level 66
May 18, 2021
I think the truth outweighs your bitterness about missing Canada.
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Level 73
May 29, 2021
@dunkinggandalf2 Fun and creativity?

This is a history quiz my guy (or ma'am). What made you think historical maps are about that rather than actual events that happened?

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Level 54
Apr 25, 2021
I think the Spanish had abandoned Canada by 1800.
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Level 73
May 29, 2021
Spain handed Louisiana back to France a year later in 1801
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Level 72
May 11, 2021
I noticed a spot on northeast Spain, which looks like Andorra, isn't an answer at all. Does this mean Andorra should be an answer or it just shouldn't be there at all?
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Level 66
May 11, 2021
I can't see where you are seeing a spot
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Level 72
May 11, 2021
I could send you a screenshot through discord but I can't dm you since I'm not your friend. It's a very small detail that doesn't really matter anyway.
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Level 66
May 12, 2021
I opened the map in Inkscape now, and you are right, Andorra was on the map, it shouldn't though, since Andorra gained independence of Aragon in the year 1278. I've removed Andorra now, the changes are pending review. Thanks for the hint.
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Level 72
May 12, 2021
No problem. Hard to see so it makes sense that you missed. Thanks for fixing it
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Level 56
May 18, 2021
Great quiz Nathaniel! I only missed a few, including Trinidad where I am from lol. I was taught that Trinidad was captured by the British in 1797. However this possession by the British was apparently only formalized in 1802 with the Treaty of Amiens.
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Level 61
May 18, 2021
Are the two Morrocan circles Ceuta and Melila or did Spain used to have even more North African peninsulas and islands?
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Level 52
May 18, 2021
Yes, but actually no. The possessions were much more extensive around Ceuta and Melilla at the time, encompassing the land around the two cities, before eventually being shrunk back to just the cities.
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Level 55
May 18, 2021
How about Morocco. Im sure Spain occupied Western Sahara, Melilla, Ceuta at some point of time. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Level 66
May 19, 2021
At some point yes, but the map depicts a specific year.
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Level 70
May 18, 2021
Barbados, Antigua, Grenada, Jamaica and maybe others. Am I missing something?
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Level 46
May 19, 2021
Equatorial Guinea and some countries in Africa???
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Level 54
May 20, 2021
Also replying to the comment above yours, this is the 1800s.
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Level 59
Jun 1, 2021
Missed Canada, Marshall, Palau. Got Micronesia right as time ran out
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Level 59
Jun 15, 2021
This quiz is a fake, where is Ntherlands, Belgium, Italy?, and Morocco?... it appears like Ceuta and Melilla, and both cities are not Morocco, these cities are Spain when Morocco isnt exist.
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Level 66
Jun 16, 2021
This quiz is not about all countries controlled by the Spanish Empire at some point in time, but about the specific year 1800. At this point in time the only parts of Morocco controlled by Spain are the surroundings of modern-day Ceuta and Melilla, hence the dots for Morocco. Those are not Ceuta and Melilla themselves.
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Level 46
Jul 1, 2021
Why is Spain less guessed than Mexico or USA? xD
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Level 66
Sep 24, 2021
I do not believe Nauru was ever under Spanish control, much less in 1800 when no European foot had stepped on the island. :)
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Level 28
Feb 1, 2022
very nice quiz :)
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Level 43
Jun 7, 2022
What about Taiwan?
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Level 41
Jul 4, 2022
i got Canada at 0:03
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Level 59
Jul 19, 2022
Had to use "show Missing Countries" To find Trinidad & Tobago :P
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Level 39
Sep 16, 2022
Spain controlled Equatorial Guinea.