Six Flags Over Texas

Name the six nations that have, at some point, controlled part of the state of Texas.
Quiz by Kyle72211
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Last updated: March 6, 2019
First submittedApril 30, 2014
Times taken32,448
Average score83.3%
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Country
Spain
France
Mexico
Republic of Texas
United States
Confederate States
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Level 55
Jun 25, 2016
U should take "independent" for for "republic of Texas"
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Level 60
Jun 27, 2016
No. It was called Republic of Texas. USA was never called "Independent".
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Level 50
Apr 21, 2022
I think they are referring to Texas being called "Independent," not the US, since Texas being controlled by Texas sounds slightly redundant. While nothing ever called "Independent" has controlled Texas, the answer "Independent" is referring to Texas and its independence.

Accepting "Independent" for "Republic of Texas" would imply Texas being controlled by its own independent self.

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Level 48
Apr 25, 2022
The question is worded very specifically.
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Level 30
Nov 14, 2017
Try the quiz with the flags given here
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Level 83
Dec 16, 2018
What? And see the Confederate flag? Heavens forfend!
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Level 45
Apr 21, 2022
No one's offended by historical data. The confederate flag as seen in the quiz is the Confederate Flag, a far cry from the Stars and Bars, a Confederate battle flag which is used exclusively post-Civil War as a symbol for racial division.
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Level 76
Dec 16, 2018
Just as a matter of interest for us ignorant Brits - is the order chronological?
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Level 73
Dec 16, 2018
I believe the Texas area was first claimed by Spain, then France, then Mexico. Texas then became independent, then joined the USA, then seceded and joined the CSA. Finally rejoined the USA after the War between the States.
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Level 60
Dec 17, 2018
Si, oui, si, yes, yes, & yes/si...
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Level 87
Dec 17, 2018
Now known as Texico.
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Level 46
Jan 27, 2022
ja, yes, si, Da

thats all I got lol.

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Level 61
Apr 22, 2022
first claimed by the natives
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Level 29
Jan 30, 2019
Of course! I forgot the confederate states!
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Level 84
Mar 6, 2019
Took me a little while to think of that one as well but after thinking a bit it became obvious. Nobody else has controlled Texas since it joined the USA.
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Level 72
Mar 6, 2019
Find it historically a bit strange call Confederate states a "country". At least according to modern interpretation of the international laws they would not count.
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Level 87
Mar 6, 2019
Why is that? It had international relationships with multiple countries including Britain and France (the two most important countries in the world). Applying modern standards to past incidents is a fool's errand.
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Level 84
Mar 6, 2019
Other countries traded with the Confederates but none formally recognized their sovereignty.
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Level 66
Apr 21, 2022
Yeah, only the USA formally recognized them as a country, cause they kinda had to
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Level 61
Apr 21, 2022
The USA did not recognize them as a country. That was the whole point of the war though...
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Level 21
Apr 20, 2019
Interesting SeaNomad..... considering that the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA recognized the REPUBLIC of TEXAS as an independent nation March 6 1837. The Republic of Texas opened an embassy in Washington D.C. in 1841.
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Level 62
May 20, 2021
Ummm... The Republic of Texas and Confederate States were completely different things
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Level 55
Apr 21, 2022
I agree, but I think this quiz is more based off of the flags that are included in the cultural six flags of Texas. Despite not being a country, it was one of the flags that flew over Texas
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Level 76
Mar 6, 2019
Got all with 1:04 remaining
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Level 71
Mar 6, 2019
This should be reworded: "the six countries." The Confederacy was never a recognized country, not by the Union or any other nation; perhaps reword it to say "countries/entities," or, just remove the CSA as an answer, period.
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Level 60
Mar 6, 2019
I have changed it from "countries" to "nations". Why would I remove it as an answer? It is what it is, like it or not.
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Level 85
Mar 6, 2019
Removing CSA is not an option. It's not "Five Flags Over Texas". Whether or not you consider the CSA a legit country, the flag still counts.
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Level 53
Mar 6, 2019
It wasn't recognized as a sovereign nation by other countries, but that decision is more from political concerns than accurate taxonomy. The Confederacy had its own president, printed its own money, issued passports, patrolled its borders, and traded with other countries. They had their own army and navy. During the Civil War they were independent from the USA and did not obey any superior governmental entity.

I have no sympathy with the CSA or its cause, but for these reasons I think it would be accurate to say it did exist as an independent nation-state. If Taiwan is a country, the CSA was one.

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Level 67
Mar 7, 2019
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Level 58
Apr 21, 2022
I think it's six countries, as recognized by Texas.
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Level 74
Mar 6, 2019
How do only 98% get the USA?
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Level 59
Mar 6, 2019
They were taking the quiz at work. Boss walked in, they minimized. Time lapsed. Tale as old as time.
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Level 61
Mar 6, 2019
Stop knowing my life.
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Level 65
Mar 6, 2019
Fantastic quiz! I got them all with 0:56 remaining at 2:22:10 PM on March 6, 2019. I have now reached 997 points. I actually remembered to guess the Confederate States fifth, and then I guessed Texas itself last.
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Level 55
Mar 6, 2019
Phew, I almost missed the Confederate States, not the proudest moment in our history.
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Level 59
Mar 6, 2019
Guessed 4 because that seems like a real Texas thing to me, a non-Texan.
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Level 58
Mar 6, 2019
lame
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Level 46
Mar 7, 2019
#Kyle72211

Like the title. (: Pretty creative compared to my quiz's title LOL!

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Level 39
Sep 6, 2019
There is another variant of seven flags that contains also the Republic of Rio Grande
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Level 60
Sep 9, 2019
Viva Zapata!
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Level 65
Apr 9, 2020
If there was a country of Confederate States, then why was it called the American Civil War?
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Level 57
Sep 19, 2021
We won
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Level 87
Apr 21, 2022
United States of America vs. Confederate States of America. Not a hard question to answer.
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Level 71
May 14, 2020
Damn, I typed Confederation instead of Confederate states. Otherwise I'd have gotten 100%. I'll know better next time.
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Level 49
Jul 24, 2021
How about the natives? It would have been interesting that we include all the native nations that occupied that land before europeans in the quizz. We are not enough taught of what happened before Christopher Colombus.
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Level 60
Jul 27, 2021
Here ya go!

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/76926/native-american-tribes-of-texas

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Level 45
Apr 21, 2022
it could technically be said that ya forgot the republic of rio grande mate
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Level 39
Apr 21, 2022
Got it in 10 seconds!
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Level 48
Apr 21, 2022
Huh, I never really thought of the Confederacy as a country...
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Level 51
Apr 21, 2022
easy points! thank you!
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Level 55
Apr 21, 2022
Fun fact: The original theme park Six Flags Over Texas is called that because of these six nations whose flags flew over Texas throughout its history. The park has six different sections, one for each of those nations. At the entrance to the park, all six flags were always on display, including the Confederate flag (the real one: https://media.vocativ.com/photos/2015/06/Flag_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America_1861-1863.svg_.png,

NOT the one you're thinking of). This attracted very little attention, as it was only capturing the full history of Texas, until 2017 when one or two people complained and the flags were replaced with all 50-star American flags, completely erasing the meaning of Six Flags.

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Level 41
Apr 21, 2022
The Republic of the Rio Grande excluded once again smhing my head
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Level 60
Apr 25, 2022
Seeing that these people involved in the Republic of the Rio Grande are my direct ancestors, I have the utmost interest and compassion for this. However, this is just a failed rebellion that doesn't have the merit of any of the other answers. As just and romantic as it may have been, it doesn't meet the criteria that the others do. If we counted every rebellion worldwide as legit independent nations, there'd be too many to count. Anyhow, that's my reasoning for leaving it off.....that and my 7th grade Texas History teacher, Mr. Sudberry, never mentioned it! Lol jk
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Level 41
Apr 25, 2022
I had less than a minute left and had only one country left to guess. After examining the list of the countries I had guessed so far, I realized that the order of the quiz was in order of succession. I paused the game and asked myself, "Who had Texas for a bit after the US?" I knew that it probably happened sometime during the 1800's, because that's when the US got Texas, so I thought to myself "Hmm, what else happened during the 1800's? I know the Civil War was..." I paused, and then BAM! It hit me.
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Level 18
Apr 25, 2022
Got This Because Of 6 Flags
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Level 44
Apr 25, 2022
so smart that i forgot that texas owned texas