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Modern-Day Countries of the Persian Empire on a Map

Name all the modern-day countries of the Achaemenid Empire at around 475 BC, also known as the First Persian Empire!
According to this map
Quiz by Nilles
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Last updated: March 6, 2021
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First submittedApril 6, 2020
Times taken49,804
Average score96.9%
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Countries
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bulgaria
China
Cyprus
Egypt
Countries
Georgia
Greece
India
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Countries
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Libya
Moldova
Countries
Oman
Pakistan
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Countries
Tajikistan
Turkey
Turkmenistan
UAE
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
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Level 51
Mar 6, 2021
THE MAP IS FIXED!
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Level 32
Apr 20, 2020
The map is a bit wierd, and Israel owns Palestine
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2020
The map shows Israel owning Palestine... what is your complaint?
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Level 66
Feb 19, 2021
Some quiz makers might disagree, but they have to follow the JetPunk convection that Palestine is not a country.
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Level 51
Mar 2, 2021
You should grey out Palestine or use the striped function on Inkscape.
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Level 50
Apr 20, 2021
No, that is different. Jammu and Kashmir are disputed regions, with China, India, and Pakistan all laying claim. Palestine is a separate geopolitical entity subjugated by Israel.
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Level 39
Apr 23, 2021
Palestine should be a separate country able to be typed in
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Level 34
May 13, 2021
yes, thank you
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Level 34
May 13, 2021
yes, thank you
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Level 56
Feb 2, 2023
@yankeesfor28 Palestine is not a country, why should you have to type it in?
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Level 31
Jun 2, 2023
Because it's a country.
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Level 38
Dec 13, 2023
ShievaAndGolly is right Palestine is an observer state under UN Recognition but So in Kosovo and Palestine is recognized by more countries so do what you will with that info.
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Level 47
Jan 6, 2024
There really is no point arguing. You all have different opinions but it is Jetpunk Convention that it is in grey and cannot be typed in. If you have a problem with that go write to Jetpunk yourselves.
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Level 61
May 17, 2020
You should add the date, otherwise it's a really cool quiz!
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Level 51
May 17, 2020
This map shows the empire at about 475 BC, I've added it to the instructions, thanks for the suggestion!
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Level 51
Jun 14, 2020
100%!
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Level 56
Jul 18, 2020
The map looks very weird and i am pretty sure that the Persian Empire once ruled Palestine, but anyways good quiz.
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Level 68
May 13, 2021
According to Jetpunk, Palestine is not a country. Regardless of personal opinions on that matter, quiz makers must show it as so.
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Level 48
Aug 3, 2020
Where’s the Aral Sea?
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Level 37
Oct 7, 2020
Its between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. :)
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Level 37
Oct 7, 2020
Oh, maybe he is saying why isn't Aral Sea in here. Ok, lol
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Level 75
Dec 22, 2020
Aral Sea (Wikipedia)

Notice the use of the past tense...

:'(

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Level 56
Sep 28, 2020
Good quiz, but can you make the borders a bit less thick? (Select all paths, then change border size to 0.1)
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Level 51
Oct 11, 2020
or 0.5
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Level 54
Sep 30, 2020
great quiz, one of the best I've taken all week
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Level 81
Oct 6, 2020
This is such a good idea for a quiz, but I recommend you update it and make it look cleaner. Loved it anyway though.
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Level 51
Oct 11, 2020
There is something wrong with Greece.
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Level 82
Nov 8, 2020
Like India and maybe others, it cannot be hovered.
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Level 51
Jan 8, 2021
Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine too
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Level 57
Jan 19, 2021
Having Crimea turn green when "Russia" is typed in rather than "Ukraine" is certainly... a choice.
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Level 51
Jan 19, 2021
I personally do not like Russia at all, but to be objective I just went with what COTW does.
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Level 56
Jan 30, 2021
It's your choice. Quizmaster even said this on the Russian Oblasts quiz: I say any quizmaker who wants to make a quiz can make a personal choice on whether to include Crimea or not.
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Level 56
Apr 20, 2021
Crimea speaks Russian and is under the jurisdiction of the Russian federal government. It only makes sense that it is part of Russia
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Level 56
Apr 23, 2021
it doesn't matter if it speaks russian
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Level 64
Aug 17, 2021
It is de facto controlled by Russia, but to say it is under Russian jurisdiction goes a bit far. With the exception of Russia's close allies, every country recognises Crimea as part of Ukrainian sovereign territory, and the Russian annexation of Crimea followed a farce of a referendum conducted without international oversight, and with armed Russian soldiers at each polling station.
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Level 55
Sep 10, 2022
Austria speaks German, yet it is not part of Germany. The USA speaks English and it isn't part of the UK. The fact that Crimea speaks Russian doesn't matter.
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Level 35
Jan 19, 2021
Good quiz! Wasn’t too difficult but that’s never a bad thing! :D
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Level 65
Jan 31, 2021
Good idea, but the SVG is a bit rough. Maybe fine-tune the borders more?
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Level 79
Feb 24, 2021
It's very interesting, but in the end it's just another countries on a map quiz, that all the geography nerds will get a maximum on. I did.
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Level 65
Mar 3, 2021
Show some respect. I have known the countries of the world for five years, and I still enjoy these. Having some experience with SVG's, I know that this probably took a while to make. However, it is not as hard as for someone like me making them with a text editor. I really wish the map stroke would be reduced to the default of one pixel though. Or maybe even use this code so the stroke reduces when you guess it right: <style>.svg-holder .svg-correct{stroke-width:1px !important}</style>.
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Level 79
Apr 7, 2021
Hey Clutch, please don't take it the wrong way - I didn't intend any disrespect at all. I have great respect for all the setters of these excellent quizzes, and I really enjoy them. My original comment still remains valid though.
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Level 65
Apr 20, 2021
Fair enough
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Level 75
Mar 1, 2021
I suggest you remake the map before it gets featured in 2-3 weeks
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Level 65
Mar 2, 2021
The map is weird but a side from that its pretty good
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Level 65
Mar 17, 2021
Never mind it got fixed
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Level 63
Mar 4, 2021
Nice one! You may want to fix the map a little, it's slightly fuzzy. Nominated!
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Level 68
Mar 6, 2021
Wow! The new map looks amazing Nilles, great job! :)
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Level 51
Mar 6, 2021
got help from the best ;)
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Level 75
Mar 6, 2021
Finally, my eyes have been rescued :D

On a side note, I think "Countries" looks better than "Answer" in the header cells

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Level 55
Mar 6, 2021
There we go, the map is amazing!
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Level 51
Mar 6, 2021
Ah! Nominated just in time :D
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Level 51
Mar 6, 2021
The map is among the best on the site!
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Level 74
Mar 6, 2021
Sneaky Moldova!!
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Level 80
Mar 8, 2021
Spent like 2 minutes searching for that thing.
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Level 76
Mar 10, 2021
And me!
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Level 54
Apr 2, 2021
Me too!
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Level 75
Sep 26, 2022
Isn't it because on the map, Ukraine spills over into Moldova, so if you type in Ukraine first, the formerly Persian part of Moldova becomes green too?
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Level 65
Mar 6, 2021
I've waited for this update for so long...and I got it! Just saw it on the recent user quizzes page. I can finally nominate.
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Level 70
Mar 7, 2021
Super update, and congratulations for getting one of the highest amounts of nominations I have seen on Jetpunk! Looking forward to seeing this again on the front page.
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Level 56
Mar 7, 2021
I got the record a few weeks ago (131) and @Nilles has a good chance of surpassing it :( But it's an excellent quiz so I nominated it anyways
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Level 70
Mar 7, 2021
That is an incredible (albeit well-deserved) amount of nominations!
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Level 60
Mar 9, 2021
Congratulations on th feature (人*´∀`)。*゚+
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Level 43
Apr 12, 2024
He decided to do the quiz lol I seen your comment on the Inca empire
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Level 26
Mar 10, 2021
When you type in moldova it doesn't turn green
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Level 65
Mar 11, 2021
Not true. The small occupied portion of Moldova turns green. These quizzes only light up the territory occupied. I like it better this way.
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Level 71
Mar 12, 2021
Could not find Moldova, searched everywhere for a sign but did not find one ....... grrrrrr
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Level 74
Mar 13, 2021
Congratulations on the feature!!! I like the fixed map much better! Well done!
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Level 70
Apr 20, 2021
Crimea should be in Russia
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Level 37
Apr 20, 2021
Nice quiz, but I think it would be challenging without the map ;) Now it was too easy
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Level 66
Apr 20, 2021
Um, the map is the main reason this quiz got featured...
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Level 71
Apr 20, 2021
Congrats on the feature! This is a really good map :)
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2021
Why Bahrain is not included in the list?
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Level 77
Apr 20, 2021
rip the old map
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Level 56
Apr 20, 2021
Shouldn't Crimea be part of Russia?
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Level 48
Apr 20, 2021
no
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Level 70
Apr 20, 2021
Too much time!
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Level 52
Apr 20, 2021
I feel like the map makes this almost too easy, percentage occupied might have worked better
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Level 65
Apr 20, 2021
The map is literally the whole point of the quiz, and it took an immense effort for @Nilles to make...the map makes the quiz fun, and you would understand if you ever decide to start making custom-map quizzes
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Level 63
Apr 20, 2021
wow that's big
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Level 57
Apr 21, 2021
Missed Moldova!
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Level 84
Apr 22, 2021
It's easy to miss. I can't see which part of Moldova is included, but I guessed that it must be the missing country based on being the only country with a border close enough to the green area.
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Level 62
Jun 7, 2021
It’s the very southern tip (the bit where it gets very near the sea!).
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Level 63
Aug 23, 2021
It's the only one I missed. Very small area. Hardly visible.
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Level 49
Apr 21, 2021
Awesome quiz! Thanks :)
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2021
2:44 remaining
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2021
I can see why Moldova is the most missed one, but I typically just guess everything in that vicinity so I didn't pay attention to where it was actually included
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Level 65
Apr 7, 2022
Something strange happens with the map when typing Moldova/Ukraine
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Level 28
Apr 10, 2022
Got a 100 %. I had to zoom in quite a bit to notice the Moldovan part of the Persian Empire.

Nice quiz!

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Level 48
Apr 13, 2022
Yes its invisible.
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Level 55
May 12, 2022
Damn Moldova is basically invisible.
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2022
i love these map quizzes so much honestly
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Level 65
Jul 19, 2022
Moldova is invisible lmao
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Level 19
Mar 19, 2023
The UK Owns Land on the island of Cyprus
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Level 34
Apr 11, 2023
Me: Gets 31/32 with a minute left. “What am I missing?!”

Me: Zooms in on map, looks across entire map. “Aha!”

Moldova: Sticks two cubic inches of land into Persian empire map.

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Level 65
Apr 26, 2023
Thank you for putting Crimea where it rightfully belongs
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Level 40
Aug 11, 2023
Didn't see moldova :(
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Level 60
Aug 19, 2023
32/32 easy
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Level 74
Sep 11, 2023
Delighted to see Crimea as part of Ukraine.
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Level 36
Nov 26, 2023
I had such a problem finding Moldova.
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Level 45
Jan 18, 2024
I spent 2 minutes not seeing what i was missing, then finally i noticed Moldova