Countries that Beat Bougainville (197th Country)

Bougainville voted for independence from Papua New Guinea in 2019 and is likely to become the world's next new country, with Arawa its capital city.

For each selected category, name any country that will rank higher than Bougainville.
Based on current statistics
Using JetPunk's standard list of 196 countries, dependent territories excluded
HDI data unavailable for Nauru and Tuvalu
Quiz by overtired
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Last updated: May 18, 2021
First submittedMay 6, 2021
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Average score60.0%
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Rank
Category
Countries
6
Northernmost in Oceania
F. S. Micronesia | Palau | Kiribati | Nauru | Papua New Guinea
2 (t)
Longest one-word country name
Liechtenstein
6
Island nation with lowest HDI
Haiti | Madagascar | Comoros | Papua New Guinea | Solomon Islands
5
Oldest country named after an explorer
United States | Colombia | Kiribati | Marshall Islands
12
Country with first capital alphabetically
United Arab Emirates | Nigeria | Ghana | Ethiopia | Algeria | Jordan |
Netherlands | Andorra | Turkey | Madagascar | Samoa
9
Most Catholic island nation (%)
East Timor | Malta | Philippines | Ireland | Cape Verde |
Seychelles | São Tomé and Príncipe
3
Southernmost country once fully
part of German Colonial Empire
Namibia | Samoa
8
First country alphabetically where
the cars drive on the left
Antigua and Barbuda | Australia | Bahamas |
Bangladesh | Barbados | Bhutan | Botswana
4
Largest within timezone UTC+11:00
Russia | Solomon Islands | Vanuatu
6
Closest to (but not) a country with
an island called "something Britain"
Indonesia | Ireland | Australia | France | Belgium
10
Island nation with greatest elevation
Indonesia | Papua New Guinea | Taiwan | New Zealand |
Dominican Republic | EastTimor | Philippines | Madagascar | Cape Verde
5 (t)
Country name of maximum two
words with the most vowels
Equatorial Guinea | Dominican Republic |
Guinea-Bissau | Saudi Arabia
2
Most identical polygons on flag
United States
4
Area closest to 10,000 km2
Gambia | The Bahamas | Lebanon
6
First new country of the 21st century
East Timor | Montenegro | Serbia | Kosovo | South Sudan
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Level 74
May 7, 2021
The final question isn't making sense to me. When Bougainville becomes an independent country, it will immediately become the newest country of the 21st Century. Bar none.
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Level 82
May 7, 2021
You're right, of course. The question was upside down. Thanks.
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Level 85
May 18, 2021
Neat quiz. One quibble about question 7, though. I don't think the German Empire ever controlled Angola (it was a Portuguese colony until it became independent), but the Germans did control the territory that would become Namibia. Is that perhaps what you had intended instead of Angola?
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Level 82
May 18, 2021
Yes, stupid mistake, was meant to be Namibia. Thanks for pointing it out!
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2022
I believe for #1 Marshall Islands can be accepted, but other than that great quiz!
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Level 82
Jan 22, 2022
Oh yeah, thanks. I'm updating the quiz soon as I'm not happy with some questions so will add it then.