Geography General Knowledge 2

You have to look at the statement and then think of the country which applys to the statement. Any questions, comment below.
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Covers the most time zones
France
Most likey to disappear beneath the waves apart from Kiribati
Maldives
Producers of the worlds most oxygen
Russia
Most lakes in the world
Canada
Largest number of tanks
Russia
Youngest population of any country
Niger
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Nation which is losing its population because of population decrease
Ukraine
Most of its citizens live aboard
Malta
Almost entirely covered by jungle
Suriname
Almost entirely treeless
Haiti
Least peaceful nation in the world
Somalia
Most people behind bars
USA
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Level 84
Jun 19, 2013
I thought Kiribati was just as likely to be abandoned to the sea as the Maldives, and it seems like several other answers could also apply to the jungle and treeless clues. Are those statistically the countries with the highest and lowest % of forestation respectively? Egypt doesn't seem accurate to me... I mean... the ancient kingdom of Egypt wasn't the first state in the world, it was predated by several older ones to the east. If the implication is that the modern nation-state of Egypt is the same as the ancient kingdom that's not really true, either. Egypt has been part of Alexander's empire, the Roman empire, the Ottoman empire, the Arab Caliphate, the British empire, etc. the country that exists today bares no resemblance to the older one and has no direct ties aside from the geography which isn't entirely the same either.

However, I'm most puzzled by the Ukraine clue. What does that even mean? I didn't know Ukraine was disappearing.

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Level 14
Jun 20, 2013
Hello, firstly thanks for taking the quiz.

These were found on this website http://travelforfreebook.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/25-amazing-facts-about-countries-around-the-world/

This website will explain why these answers are here, now if you still are confused. Visit this page again. I am making the confusing questions like the Ukraine one easier by stating the question differenting. The ukraine one means its population. Comment again if you have some more questions and try some of my other quizes if you feel like it.

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Level 52
Jan 12, 2021
Aren't there many countries experiencing a population decrease? Japan, Syria, Spain, Portugal, the Baltics, and most of the Balkans are all declining.
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Level 52
Jan 12, 2021
I guess this is maybe just an out of date quiz.