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Countries that Have Controlled Mesopotamia

Can you name the nations and empires that have controlled the region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers?
  • Specifically, the region around modern-day Baghdad
  • Since 911 B.C.
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - May 07, 2017
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Years
Nation or Empire
911 BC - 612 BC
620 BC - 539 BC
539 BC - 330 BC
330 BC - 141 BC
141 BC - 113 AD
113 - 117
117 - 224
244 - 651
651 - 1258
Years
Nation or Empire
1258 - 1392
1392 - 1405
1405 - 1533
(Black Sheep / White Sheep Turkmen)
1533 - 1918
1918 - 1932
1932 - 2003
2003 - 2011
2011 -
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I filled in the Black Sheep / White Sheep Turkmen because the Wikipedia articles were very sparse about that era of history.
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Jan 25, 2017
(62)
Did the U.S. really control that area? I'm skeptical.
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Jan 25, 2017
(56)
Yeah. Quizmaster uses the term "control" rather than own. In 2003, the United States overthrew the Ba'ath government, and stationed a bunch of troops to retain control of the country until 2011, when they pulled out. Even though the area wasn't American territory, the United States controlled it.
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Jan 27, 2017
(67)
He may being questioning whether the US truly "controlled" the area -- as in subdued it -- given that there was a rebellion the entire time their troops were present.
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May 7, 2017
(50)
Yay Babylon... I like Babylon
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Jan 25, 2017
(62)
Try living there now. Been a few years since anyone's pulled that off.
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May 9, 2017
(58)
86% of people got the third one!? Hhhmmmmm. I assume there are a few accepted type ins for that?
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Jan 25, 2017
(72)
Yeah, like "Persia".
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Jan 25, 2017
(65)
Yeah there are plenty of type ins it seems. I successfully entered Persia, Arabs, Alexander.
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Jan 25, 2017
(68)
Great quiz!
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Jan 25, 2017
(79)
I think between achaemenids and seleucids should be the alexandrian/macedonian empire, Seleucus starts a new different hellenistic kingdom. Same as you have done separating Timur (a mongol) from the mongolian empire.
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Jan 26, 2017
Maybe... In any case Greek, Alexander, Macedon, and Hellenist are all acceptable answers for the Seleucid Empire.
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Jan 26, 2017
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I see a problem with "Persia". Both Achemenid and Sassanid empires are "persians", so to only give the former is a bit arbitrary.
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Jan 30, 2017
(64)
Got all except the bottom 3 most answered questions
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Feb 16, 2017
(49)
Accept "Sasanid" for Sasanian Empire?
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Apr 14, 2017
(43)
Goddamit I couldn't remember how to spell Parthian for some reason also forgot about the Sasanids! Happy I got the Timurids tho (Thanks EU4)
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Apr 20, 2017
(56)
Umayyad Caliphate?
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May 7, 2017
(42)
I was confused as to why it was not on here
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May 20, 2017
(69)
100%. Since 911 BC? What? No love for the Hittites, Assyrians, or Akkadians?
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May 7, 2017
(69)
Babylonians, Sumerians... very popular region for conquering.
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May 7, 2017
(56)
Poor Sumerians. :(
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May 8, 2017
(34)
maybe accept Partian?
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May 7, 2017
(49)
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it the Umayyad Caliphate that ruled from ~650-750, then the Abbasid Caliphate took over at ~750 (I don't remember the exact date off the top of my head) and ruled until the Mongols toppled it in 1258?
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May 7, 2017
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The Abbasid Caliphate dates are wrong; you gave the dates of the Arab's control of Iraq since the Islamic conquest until the mongol invasion, while the Abbasids only came onto the scene in 750 AD. Either change the entry to Arab Caliphate or have separate entries for the Rashidun, Umayyad, and Abbasid Caliphates.
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May 7, 2017
(43)
I got timurid because i played Medival II Total War
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May 7, 2017
(58)
I got Parthia and Seleucid thanks to the Rome version. :)
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May 8, 2017
(46)
You should accept "parthia" for the parthian empire
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May 7, 2017
(28)
No Mamelukes? thought they got that far.
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May 7, 2017
(66)
I thought so as well, though admittedly, I entered Marmadukes.
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May 8, 2017
(55)
"Parthia" should be accepted, especially since "alexander" is for "Seleucid" which is a different thing.
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May 7, 2017
Okay
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May 7, 2017
(55)
Pretty soon you'll have to update this quiz to include the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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May 7, 2017
(44)
Umayyad Caliphate?
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May 7, 2017
(53)
The more I'm here, the less I think I know.
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May 7, 2017
(54)
Oh, hey, I made some of this style a while ago, they're a lot shorter but maybe some of you would be interested in them too http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/59306/countries-dallas-has-been-in http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/59306/countries-manila-has-been-in http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/59306/countries-krakow-has-been-in http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/59306/countries-cairo-has-been-in
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May 7, 2017
(53)
Just in case anyone wants to have some fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAMRTGv82Zo
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May 8, 2017
(35)
replace abbasid caliphate with just caliphate or add more caliphates because Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid, Safarid, Seljuk, Fatamid, Ayyubid, and Gaznavids were islamic nations in control of the area from 651 - 1218
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May 8, 2017
Caliphate is an accepted type-in
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May 10, 2017
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"Ilkhanate" should be accepted for Mongol. This is the name of the khanate that took over that region after the splitting up of the Mongol empire in four.
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May 9, 2017
(52)
Why no Rashidun Caliphate?
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May 11, 2017
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