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. HDI data unavailable for Nauru and Tuvalu
Using JetPunk's standard list of 196 countries, dependent territories excluded
Quiz by overtired
Last updated: October 27, 2022
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First submittedMay 6, 2021
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Northernmost in Oceania
Marshall Islands | F. S. Micronesia | Palau | Kiribati | Nauru | Papua New Guinea
2 (t)
Longest one-word country name
Island nation with lowest HDI
Haiti | Madagascar | Comoros | Papua New Guinea | Solomon Islands
Most Catholic island nation (%)
East Timor | Malta | Philippines | Ireland | Cape Verde |
Seychelles | São Tomé and Príncipe
Oldest country named after an explorer
United States | Colombia | Kiribati | Marshall Islands
First capital alphabetically
United Arab Emirates | Nigeria | Ghana | Ethiopia | Algeria | Jordan |
Netherlands | Andorra | Turkey | Madagascar | Samoa
Southernmost once fully in Japanese Empire
Solomon Islands | Kiribati | Indonesia | East Timor
Southernmost once fully in German Empire
Namibia | Samoa
Largest within timezone UTC+11:00
Russia | Solomon Islands | Vanuatu
Island nation with greatest elevation
Indonesia | Papua New Guinea | Taiwan | New Zealand |
Dominican Republic | East Timor | Philippines | Madagascar | Cape Verde
First new country of the 21st century
East Timor | Montenegro | Serbia | Kosovo | South Sudan
Most identical polygons on flag
United States
Easternmost where cars drive on the left
Fiji | Tuvalu | New Zealand | Kiribati | Australia | Nauru
Shortest name with all 5 vowels (aeiou)
Level 75
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.
Level 82
May 7, 2021
You're right, of course. The question was upside down. Thanks.
Level 86
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?
Level 82
May 18, 2021
Yes, stupid mistake, was meant to be Namibia. Thanks for pointing it out!
Level 74
Jan 22, 2022
I believe for #1 Marshall Islands can be accepted, but other than that great quiz!
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.
Level 55
Oct 27, 2022
For the elevation question, you're missing a space in EastTimor.
Level 82
Oct 27, 2022
Thanks. You reminded me that I forgot to submit the update too. Will do later today.