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Countries From a Blind Start #3

The following nine countries have exactly 8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 and 0 borders with neighboring countries. Name the countries, and the ones that border them.
Land borders only
Quizzes in this series: #1, #2, #3, #4 and #5
Quiz by Jerry928
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Last updated: October 10, 2021
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First submittedAugust 24, 2015
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This one...
Zambia
... is bordered by these 8
Dem Rep Congo
Namibia
Zimbabwe
Mozambique
Botswana
Malawi
Tanzania
Angola
 
 
This one...
Poland
... is bordered by these 7
Russia
Ukraine
Slovakia
Belarus
Germany
Czechia
Lithuania
This one...
Chad
... is bordered by these 6
Sudan
Libya
Nigeria
Central African
Republic
Niger
South Sudan
 
 
This one...
Bulgaria
... is bordered by these 5
Serbia
Romania
North Macedonia
Turkey
Greece
This one...
Kyrgyzstan
... is bordered by these 4
China
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
Kazakhstan
 
 
This one...
Djibouti
... is bordered by these 3
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Somalia
 
 
This one...
Costa Rica
... is bordered by these 2
Panama
Nicaragua
 
 
This one...
Timor-Leste
... only borders
Indonesia
 
 
No border
Grenada
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Level 75
Aug 24, 2015
This quiz is inspired by the pencil-and-paper game Battleship which requires some skill and some luck to win. We thought it would be fun to do a Jetpunk quiz that has a chance element as well to it! This is another way of saying "Yes, when it gets down to one or no borders it's pretty hit and miss - it's supposed to be!"
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Level 67
Aug 24, 2015
I wasn't sure about this at first but it was fun!
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Level 75
Aug 24, 2015
Good fun! But, reguarding the 'no-borders' I think the analogy with battleship isn't perfect because in battleship you can guess the small ship while trying to guess the other ones. How about giving some small hint, for example saying which of the other 8 countries is the closest to it? (eg in this case 'country with 2 borders' is the closest)
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Level 75
Aug 24, 2015
The comparison with Battleship is that in both that game and this quiz, you are being asked to find 8 groups of connected dots with the degree of difficulty rising as the group gets smaller. I've played versions of Battleship where the smallest "ship" was also one square in size, which is analogous to the one-country group here.
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Level 75
Aug 25, 2015
But in Battleship when you guess a square, you know it may hit either a big ship or a small one, including the one square ship. In this game, the borderless countries are 'separated' from the rest: when you type for example Germany, you know you may be hitting many "ships" (including the 1-border country Denmark), but the borderless are completely separated from the rest of the quiz
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Level 75
Aug 24, 2015
I like it :)
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Level 55
Oct 10, 2021
One complaint - while your previous quizzes have been updated, this one still says Macedonia and Czech Republic (almost missed Czechia!). Otherwise a great quiz! I'd like to make a sequel if you'll allow it.
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Level 75
Oct 10, 2021
Country names updated. Sure, you'd be welcome to create a #4 - let me know when you've done it and I'll add that link into these instructions.
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Level 55
Oct 10, 2021
Thank you! I'll work on it now.
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Level 55
Oct 10, 2021
Finished! I couldn't keep the first column from getting cramped since I think my answers are too long, but the rest of the formatting should be identical. Let me know if you spot any differences.

It's here: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1306568/countries-from-a-blind-start-4.