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Countries of the World, By Date of Sovereignty

This is the traditional Countries of the World quiz, except that you must guess them in order of when they gained sovereignty! I gave you to (sometimes approximate) date at the bottom. Good luck, you'll need it.
In the case of the same date, alphabetical order is applied.
It is based off of the date of acquisition of sovereignty column in the Sortable List on Wikipedia
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Quiz by ZeldaQuizzer
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Last updated: May 11, 2023
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BC Era
5300 BC
Asia
Iran
3150 BC
Africa/Asia
Egypt
2333 BC
Asia
North Korea
2333 BC
South Korea
2070 BC
China
2000 BC
India
700 BC
Africa
Sudan
338 BC
Europe
Greece
330 BC
Asia
Jordan
202 BC
Africa
Algeria
161 BC
Asia
Sri Lanka
110 BC
Israel
80 BC
Africa
Ethiopia
0-999 CE
50/68 CE
Asia
Cambodia
400 CE
Japan
481 CE
Europe
France
544 CE
Asia
Vietnam
590 CE
Bangladesh
626 CE
Europe
Croatia
650/768 CE
Serbia
681 CE
Bulgaria
711 CE
Asia
Pakistan
714 CE
Europe
Denmark
751 CE
Asia
Oman
756 CE
Europe
Vatican City
788 CE
Africa
Morocco
9th century
Mali
Aug 843 CE
Europe
Germany
849 CE
Asia
Myanmar
870 CE
Europe
Czech Republic
872 CE
Norway
880 CE
Asia/Europe
Armenia
895 CE
Europe
Hungary
930 CE
Iceland
966 CE
Poland
1000-1499
1008
Asia/Europe
Georgia
1042
Europe
Montenegro
1137
Africa
Eritrea
7/25/1139
Europe
Portugal
1140
Asia
Maldives
1156
Europe
Austria
1238
Asia
Thailand
1243
Europe
San Marino
1253
Lithuania
9/7/1278
Andorra
1285
Africa
Somalia
1/8/1291
Europe
Switzerland
1297
Monaco
1299
Asia/Europe
Turkey
1354
Asia
Laos
1368
Brunei
1377
Europe
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
1397
Sweden
1465
Asia/Europe
Kazakhstan
1480
Africa
Malawi
1480
Asia/Europe
Russia
1500-1799
1516
Europe
Spain
7/26/1581
Netherlands
c. 1600
Africa
Benin
1634
Asia
Bhutan
1649
Europe
Ukraine
c. 1680
Africa
Burundi
5/1/1707
Europe
United Kingdom
1709
Asia
Afghanistan
1752
Kuwait
1768
Nepal
7/4/1776
Americas
United States
1787
Africa
Madagascar
1800-1899
1/1/1804
Americas
Haiti
1806
Europe
Liechtenstein
5/25/1810
Americas
Argentina
9/16/1810
Mexico
9/18/1810
Chile
5/14/1811
Paraguay
7/5/1810
Venezuela
1815
Europe
Luxembourg
1815
Americas
Uruguay
9/15/1815
El Salvador
9/15/1815
Guatemala
7/20/1820
Colombia
1821
Dominican Republic
7/28/1821
Peru
9/15/1821
Costa Rica
9/15/1821
Honduras
9/15/1821
Nicaragua
1822
Africa
Lesotho
5/24/1822
Americas
Ecuador
9/7/1822
Brazil
8/6/1825
Bolivia
10/4/1830
Europe
Belgium
1845
Oceania
Tonga
7/26/1847
Africa
Liberia
5/17/1861
Europe
Italy
7/1/1867
Americas
Canada
1871
Oceania
Fiji
7/13/1878
Europe
Romania
6/12/1898
Asia
Philippines
1900-1960
1/1/1901
Oceania
Australia
5/20/1902
Americas
Cuba
11/3/1903
Panama
9/25/1907
Oceania
New Zealand
5/31/1910
Africa
South Africa
1/1/1912
Asia
Taiwan
11/28/1912
Europe
Albania
12/6/1917
Finland
2/24/1918
Estonia
5/28/1918
Asia/Europe
Azerbaijan
11/1/1918
Asia
Yemen
11/18/1918
Europe
Latvia
1921
Asia
Mongolia
1922
Europe
Ireland
1932
Asia
Iraq
9/23/1932
Saudi Arabia
11/22/1943
Lebanon
8/17/1945
Indonesia
4/17/1946
Syria
12/24/1951
Africa
Libya
3/20/1956
Tunisia
5/6/1957
Ghana
8/31/1957
Asia
Malaysia
10/2/1958
Africa
Guinea
1960
Asia
Cyprus
1960
Africa
D. R. Congo
1/1/1960
Cameroon
4/27/1960
Togo
6/20/1960
Senegal
8/3/1960
Niger
8/5/1960
Burkina Faso
8/7/1960
Ivory Coast
8/11/1960
Chad
8/13/1960
Central African Republic
8/17/1960
Gabon
8/15/1960
Republic of the Congo
10/1/1960
Nigeria
11/28/1960
Mauritania
1961-1965
4/27/1961
Africa
Sierra Leone
12/9/1961
Tanzania
1/1/1962
Oceania
Samoa
7/1/1962
Africa
Rwanda
8/6/1962
Americas
Jamaica
8/31/1962
Trinidad and Tobago
10/9/1962
Africa
Uganda
8/31/1963
Asia
Singapore
12/12/1963
Africa
Kenya
9/21/1964
Europe
Malta
10/24/1964
Africa
Zambia
2/18/1965
Gambia
11/11/1965
Zimbabwe
1966-1975
5/26/1966
Americas
Guyana
9/30/1966
Africa
Botswana
11/30/1966
Americas
Barbados
1/31/1968
Oceania
Nauru
3/12/1968
Africa
Mauritius
9/6/1968
Eswatini
10/12/1968
Equatorial Guinea
9/3/1971
Asia
Qatar
12/2/1971
United Arab Emirates
12/16/1971
Bahrain
7/10/1973
Americas
Bahamas
9/24/1973
Africa
Guinea-Bissau
2/7/1974
Americas
Grenada
6/25/1975
Africa
Mozambique
7/5/1975
Cape Verde
7/6/1975
Comoros
7/12/1975
São Tomé and Príncipe
9/16/1975
Oceania
Papua New Guinea
11/11/1975
Africa
Angola
11/25/1975
Americas
Suriname
11/28/1975
Asia
East Timor
1976-1989
6/29/1976
Africa
Seychelles
6/27/1977
Djibouti
7/7/1978
Oceania
Solomon Islands
10/1/1978
Tuvalu
11/3/1978
Americas
Dominica
2/22/1979
Saint Lucia
7/12/1979
Oceania
Kiribati
10/27/1979
Americas
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
7/30/1980
Oceania
Vanuatu
9/21/1981
Americas
Belize
11/1/1981
Antigua and Barbuda
9/19/1983
Saint Kitts and Nevis
10/21/1986
Oceania
Marshall Islands
11/3/1986
Federated States of
Micronesia
1990-Present
3/21/1990
Africa
Namibia
1991
Europe
Belarus
6/25/1991
Slovenia
8/27/1991
Moldova
8/31/1991
Asia
Kyrgyzstan
9/1/1991
Uzbekistan
9/8/1991
Europe
North Macedonia
9/9/1991
Asia
Tajikistan
10/27/1991
Turkmenistan
1/1/1993
Europe
Slovakia
10/1/1994
Oceania
Palau
2/17/2008
Europe
Kosovo
7/9/2011
Africa
South Sudan
4 Comments
+3
Level 65
Jul 16, 2022
I like the concept, but some countries appear out of order on the list. Also some of these dates are debatable. For example, Poland existed as of 966. Lithuania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and several others also had iterations earlier than their modern forms. In fairness, I know it's difficult to discern what counts. :)
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Level 57
Jul 17, 2022
Yeah, that's quite hard to decide, I might change this to modern form only
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Level 65
Jul 18, 2022
The UK did not declare independence in 1707. In fact it did not exist until 1801. The Kingdom of Great Britain was formed in 1707 but was formed from two independent nations.

Also surely Germany only became independent after reunification in 1990?

sort of stopped after that.

I really like the concept but this needs work.

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Level 57
Jul 23, 2022
Currently in giant overhaul of the quiz.