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(Burma / Myanmar)
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(44)
Considering its official name is Myanmar, I don't think "Burma" should be included.
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May 6, 2012
(35)
lol, nice one.
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May 6, 2012
(27)
NO BURMA!!!!!!!!!!
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Mar 24, 2014
(63)
"You most likely know it as Myanmar, but it will always be Burma to me." -Jay Peterman
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Feb 23, 2016
(76)
France could pass a law saying that its name is now "Baorlasdf". It wouldn't change the fact that its name is France.
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May 6, 2012
misskatelyn01
(20)
You wouldn't put Siam on a 'S countries' quiz!
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Jan 1, 2013
(67)
Actually it would. Lots of countries change their name, it's kind of baffling that this site seems to have an official position against accepting the name change of Myanmar... I mean, yes, it was changed by the junta in power. How does that make it different than every single other country on Earth?
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Apr 22, 2013
dunkinggandalf
(65)
Of course it would!
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Apr 8, 2014
rarejfuzz
(9)
Stop arguing. Burma is way easier to spell
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Apr 30, 2014
(44)
Many countries do not recognize Myanmar. Actually many Burmese do not recognize Myanmar. It's not like this website is an outlier.
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Aug 7, 2014
WahMD
(36)
It would change it. Big shame certain sites and governments seem to have issues with calling things a certain way. Its been myanmar for quite a long time now and should be called that, whether we like it or not. Its not our country
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Nov 3, 2014
Roxy7699
(29)
Right, WahMD. It's not your country. So don't call it Myanmar!
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Apr 16, 2016
(23)
Actually, that would change it. For example, the Ivory Coast is not the name of a country. The nation of Cote d'Ivoire actively discourages using that name and has declared by law that it is not right. Therefore, the name of the country is Cote d'Ivoire, not Ivory Coast.
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May 18, 2016
SilverFlute
(23)
Oh heck. Those guys don't need another revolution.
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Jun 19, 2016
tshalla
(48)
For what it's worth: I worked for a time on the Thai-Burma border for groups opposing the government. For the last few years, I have also worked with members of the Karen community in Canada, virtually none of whom are politically active but all of whom oppose the Burmese government. In both cases, I've never heard anyone refer to the country from which they come as "Myanmar." The people I've known don't represent everyone. For them, it's a political choice, for sure.
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Jun 24, 2016
(41)
Mostly the generations born before name switch refer to it as "Burma" within the country. The name will likely eventually become obsolete. Kind of makes sense, as to me it appears as another example of decolonization, similar to Ceylon becoming Sri Lanka. I realize that a military junta changed the name, but I any type of government could have done the same, at least eventually.
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Aug 3, 2016
(32)
Tell it to Aung San Suu Kyi
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May 7, 2012
(70)
I will...right after I'm done lambasting her for her silence on the persecution of the Rohingya.
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Jul 9, 2014
(6)
ditto
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May 18, 2012
(48)
When Burma changed its name to Myanmar whilst it was recognised by the UN some nations governments have still not recognised the change including the US, and as this is a US site.....
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Mar 15, 2013
dunkinggandalf
(65)
Is this a US State Department website, or why do we care?
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Nov 3, 2014
(8)
however, the country is known by both names so either one is correct.
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Jul 15, 2013
(20)
Yeah quit arguing LukeD is right. And who said the names had to be official? In other quizzes UK is accepted for United Kingdom, because it is known by both names.
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Jul 14, 2014
SummerMcLovin
(55)
That's not really a relevant example, beastloader, given the UK is just an abbreviation of United Kingdom. It would more be like accepting Great Britain, although that isn't correct given it doesn't include Northern Ireland.
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Nov 2, 2014
Yong100
(10)
true lol
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Aug 21, 2013
(58)
Here's my take on it: Burma was pretty much the British colonial name. Myanmar is recognized as the official name by Wikipedia and the EU. The National Geographic map on the wall says "Myanmar". People just don't like to call it Myanmar because the name is "against democracy". Okay, so during the Cold War we don't call it the USSR, since it's against democracy? It just doesn't make sense. Last time I checked, one Parliament member cannot singlehandedly rename a country.
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Nov 14, 2013
(55)
I like call Burma, Ceylon, Persia, Siam
also Bombai, Calcutta (Kalkuta), Canton, Madras, Nankin, Peking, Pusan
It sounds much better (idk why english names are removed)
But I call Haiti, instead of Hispaniola (old spanish name)
Falklands
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Jun 9, 2014
SummerMcLovin
(55)
Persia(n Empire) was much larger than Iran though. Around half of Hispaniola is the Dominican Republic so you'd be wrong to refer to Haiti that way. The people living on the Falklands, whether you think it is an outdated piece of British colonialism or not, are overwhelmingly happy to remain as they are, rather than become the Malvinas under the administration of Argentina.
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Nov 2, 2014
(35)
DudiJG, I had to study the Dominican Republic and it actually is majority of the island. Haiti is the other half, and collectively the island is called Hispaniola. I am a mere Yr7 student, yet even i know that.
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Jun 26, 2015
(35)
And work on your grammar, too DudiJG!
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Jun 26, 2015
(34)
I agree DudiJG. I still use most of those names, as well as Constantinople.
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Dec 12, 2015
(23)
I believe the name Constantinople was removed by the Ottomans. In any case, that's not the name of the city. A certain song by They Might Be Giants comes to mind...
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May 18, 2016
(55)
Yes, but in Polish and Russian Hispaniola is called Haiti,
I know that name of island is Hispaniola,
that Haiti had 10 more times people [sic]
than Dominican Republic in early XIX century (0.8m to 0.08m),
now Haiti has less people (9.89m to 10.017m).
Dominican Republic was once called Spanish Haiti.
Island was called Haiti ("Mountainous Land") by the Taíno.
So I don't refuse naming island neither Haiti nor Hispaniola.
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May 24, 2016
(55)
The Persians and Arabs referred to it as Sarandīb
(the origin of the word "serendipity") from the word Cerentivu.
Ceilão, the name given to Sri Lanka
by the Portuguese Empire when it arrived in 1505,
was transliterated into English as Ceylon.
Sri Lanka is name of country,
but Ceylon is name of main island in Polish.
More can I say that Sri Lanka include islands around main island
(e.g. Mannar Island), so now name of main island
can't be distinguished from name of all islands.
It should be distinguished politics from geography.
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May 24, 2016
(41)
DudiJC, the reason most of the English names are being removed is that they can be seen as unethical in origin. Many of the countries you mentioned step away from their colonial history, for it is sort of a dark moment in history for majority of the people who were taken over. It is best to call people and their country or city by what they want to be called, rather than what arguably sounds better to an English speaker, but that is just my opinion.
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Aug 3, 2016
BlacKnight14
(18)
Agreed. We live in the present, not the past
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Apr 21, 2014
rarejfuzz
(9)
Great username milk. I disagree, only because Burma is a lot easier to spell.
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Apr 30, 2014
SummerMcLovin
(55)
As others have said, it is most likely due to the US not recognising the change of name. Our Quizmaster agrees with that opinion, so this site still uses Burma. If more Burmese people agreed with the change, rather than the ones with guns, I'm sure their standing among nations would change and Myanmar would be a more universally-accepted term.
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Nov 2, 2014
dunkinggandalf
(65)
Right - because the quizmaster knows what the Burmese people think.
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Nov 3, 2014
(41)
Actually the people of Myanmar/Burma are split between the name, with the younger generations more in favour of the name "Myanmar", while the older generations generally are more likely to call it "Burma". However, as the name changed close to 30 years ago, Myanmar is more widely in use now, (and not just by the people with guns, unless they make up slightly more than half the total countries population).
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Aug 3, 2016
(19)
I agree too
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Dec 2, 2014
kangelyazaki
(27)
totally agreed!
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Jan 5, 2015
(34)
Yeah it's like having Britain
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Feb 4, 2016
Gregory365
(7)
Its actually called the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and that starts with an 'R'
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Feb 20, 2016
(53)
+1. milk, if you think the official name is Myanmar, you're incorrect.
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Apr 10, 2016
(65)
36 replies on this thread (37 if you count this post) - is this a record on this site?
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Apr 20, 2016
iggysue
(12)
wondering if Barbuda of Antigua & Barbuda would count...I guess technically not? hmmmm....need to get a life =O)
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May 6, 2012
SummerMcLovin
(55)
It sprung to my mind, but given you have recognised that the actual name starts with -A-ntigua, the answer is obvious.
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Nov 2, 2014
(12)
14/18 not bad
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May 6, 2012
(45)
The Myanmar comment in the tagline confused me- I thought you were saying you wouldn't count "Myanmar" (or alternate name) as a "B" country so don't bother arguing. I put it anyway so no complaints.
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May 9, 2012
(67)
Any frequent reader of comments here would know QM has had a long-standing position on calling the country Burma.
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Nov 3, 2014
(23)
I got Burkina Faso but not Bolivia. Thinking TOO outside the box. :L
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May 10, 2012
(35)
I do the same type of thing- got Burundi and Brunei... But not Bolivia.
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Sep 2, 2012
cl4
(20)
I did that too.
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Oct 20, 2013
(48)
Got Burkina Faso and Bolivia, but forgot Belgium!
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Jun 12, 2014
Freestatebear
(68)
Maybe I should start a campaign that QM start accepting Upper Volta for the "U" quiz?!?
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Feb 20, 2016
llwpeach
(1)
Not fair since Burma is officially called Myanmar. So naturally I guessed all of them except Burma!
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Oct 14, 2012
(57)
By the time your points score is 30 or 40 you will be using B for Burma and M for Myanmar to fit the quiz.
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Sep 12, 2015
(33)
100% in 1:32!!! ^_^
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Nov 3, 2012
paula05
(33)
14.
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Dec 22, 2012
(49)
100% with 1:28 to spare...wooottt!!!
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Jan 22, 2013
Skaggerack
(43)
This is stupid I can get 196/196 on the "countries of the world" quiz in 7 minutes but I always blank out on these countries by letter ones....
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Feb 25, 2013
(56)
me too
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May 12, 2013
(15)
Got Burundi but forgot Bhutan.
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Mar 20, 2013
(67)
don't feel bad. I got almost all of them but missed Bahrain and I live in Bahrain.
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Apr 22, 2013
Linelei
(37)
Lol! Thank you Kalbahamut, you made me feel much better about missing Bahrain even though I have a friend who lives there.
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Jun 10, 2014
(24)
Haha. Unlucky. I got 14 but I always look at the comments to help me get answers
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Aug 10, 2015
(66)
In other words, Epicdjyoshi, you cheat.
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Apr 5, 2016
(20)
literally though
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Jul 14, 2016
DeeGee
(2)
How about Bermuda?
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Jun 27, 2013
(59)
It's not its own country.
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Jun 28, 2013
(71)
Yeah I tried Bermuda and then of course forgot all about Barbados. There's 2 of those B-island-countries somewhere around there. One is Bahamas and the other one is .. :)
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May 9, 2014
SummerMcLovin
(55)
Indeed, Bermuda is still under British administration.
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Nov 2, 2014
(13)
100 percent easy
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Oct 31, 2013
(32)
I feel like the stupidest person ever. I forgot Brazil :(
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Nov 3, 2013
(18)
The flag is right there!!!
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Nov 3, 2013
(20)
BUT FRICKIN HOW M8?
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Jul 14, 2016
(25)
I don't know if I should be proud that I got 12/14 or if I should be embarrassed because I missed BRAZIL and the BAHAMAS.
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Dec 1, 2013
(21)
11/18 60% not that bad
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Jan 28, 2014
archon
(32)
There is no country called Burma!
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Mar 12, 2014
(50)
Technically, there is, but it is now called(by most of the world)Myanmar.
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Jun 16, 2014
mollimae
(32)
Ok, so my works internet filter need to be improved. I am doing NOTHING else today.
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May 19, 2014
(21)
12/18 I only missed Asian and African countries
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May 27, 2014
(28)
I forgot Belize! Even though there's this infomercial that tries to get me to move there all the time. Come to Belize! Belize is wonderful! NO!!! :^)
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Jun 20, 2014
(19)
Technically there are 19 countries that begin with b they missed out bermuda
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Jul 12, 2014
(67)
Bermuda is a territory of the UK.
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Nov 2, 2014
(22)
10/18
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Aug 23, 2014
Crazylittlpanda
(27)
How did I forget Belgium lol that's the country I'm going to move to in a week!
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Sep 6, 2014
Qoan
(40)
You added a country that doesn't exist.
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Nov 2, 2014
nikkcartwright
(5)
good quiz :)
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Nov 6, 2014
(49)
Since Wikipedia is used here, let's see what it has to say: Burma, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, commonly shortened to Myanmar... Both it's official and common names include Myanmar, and neither include Burma
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Nov 18, 2014
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All this talk about Burma versus Myanmar was irritating me, so I did some research into it. Burma refers to the largest ethnic group in the country, and is the written or literary name of the country. In languages like Burmese they have different versions of words for when they are written and when they are spoken. Myanmar is the spoken variant of the country's name. The official name of the country was the "Union of Burma" until 1989, but has since been changed to the "Union of Myanmar" and is now the "Republic of the Union of Myanmar." Myanmar was chosen as its official name to avoid singling out the minority ethnic groups of the country. Myanmar is its official name. Burma is accepted as a variant of the name. All this being said, if it were I would include Burma in the B quiz and Myanmar in the M quiz to avoid the dispute. :D
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Jan 3, 2015
KFraine
(15)
100% w/ 3 sec left!!
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Jan 23, 2015
ButterflyWings
(2)
it wasn't that hard but what is it with some of the names
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Jan 26, 2015
ButterflyWings
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I did it again and had 1:08 left
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Jan 26, 2015
AndrejB
(27)
That awkward moment when you live in Bosnia, but forget to write Bosnia -.-
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Mar 3, 2015
Edog92
(15)
XD
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Apr 27, 2016
ayeayed
(22)
how could i forget Belgium?!
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Apr 29, 2015
magijinn
(2)
That took me twenty times!
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May 16, 2015
(15)
100% 1:17 to spare im 12
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May 31, 2015
PranavC
(11)
I finished the quiz when I had 35 seconds left.
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Jun 4, 2015
(8)
1:53 remaining {I think it is Myanmar not Burma though still got it anyway} play my quizzes they will make your levels go up because they are all so easy and fun to play/take!
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Jun 14, 2015
(75)
Levels only go up for quizzes that are featured on the front page.
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Oct 21, 2015
Schlomohoward
(52)
Burma is not legit at all; once a country declares its legal name, that becomes official use, period.
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Jul 9, 2015
FlagMaster2
(13)
I always thought Burma as Myanmar, that got me there. :(
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Jul 13, 2015
(35)
yay 19
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Jul 21, 2015
(20)
???
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Jul 14, 2016
(24)
7/18. I'm disappointed in myself. I will try again
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Aug 10, 2015
(23)
Please remove Burma from the list, its not the name of the country.
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Sep 12, 2015
(24)
100% :D
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Sep 14, 2015
(26)
1:26 left. :)
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Oct 2, 2015
Reddevil23
(34)
First time, missed Burkina Faso, felt stupid. Second time, missed Burundi, felt stupider. Finally got it the third time.
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Oct 14, 2015
GeogBoy
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I had 1.31 remaining
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Nov 2, 2015
gorz
(6)
1:53 left,
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Nov 6, 2015
(20)
hehe looked at the comments and got 14/18. the only ones i knew were brazil and bahamas :(
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Nov 8, 2015
(66)
Does that not count as cheating?
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Dec 6, 2015
(20)
it does indeed
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Jul 14, 2016
frostedcherries00
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The name Burma has been officially changed to Myanmar guys
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Nov 16, 2015
geographywizard
(14)
missed bangladesh, belarus, and benin. Can't believe it.
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Nov 21, 2015
tkatnss
(18)
Shouldn't it be Myanmar instead of Burma?
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Dec 9, 2015
(34)
You're just repeating what about 50 people on this comment thread alone have already said. If the aforementioned 50 can't convince Quizmaster to change the name on the quiz, another person isn't going to do anything.
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Dec 12, 2015
(57)
All those people worrying about Burma V Myanmar...... Raise your right hand and say .... "From now on I will not get my Knickers in a Twist worrying about something so unimportant"........ thankyou
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Dec 29, 2015
stevieg4ever
(5)
'Burma'?? That is the former colonial name for what is now known as Myanmar. You need to get this stuff right for people to respect this site and take it seriously.
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Dec 29, 2015
Abidabi
(11)
lol I forgot 3
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Jan 1, 2016
(22)
Burma isn't a country anymore.
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Jan 2, 2016
Aragorn
(28)
Had been better if I had figured out Bosnia. Though, happy finishing the quiz with 0:24 to spare despite the lag.
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Jan 8, 2016
(33)
got 2:24 thx to lag ;]
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Jan 16, 2016
(40)
finished with 2.30 to go. Any harder quizzes?
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Jan 19, 2016
andypargs
(4)
Forgot Benin...seem to always forget it too on any world country quiz! Ugh! Anyhow I noticed some comments on the whole Myanmar/Burma thing and I think this site should accept either one like it does for United Kingdom/Great Britain...well at least it does on it's world countries quiz! Imho countries shouldn't get to rewrite history again and again, reprinting geography & history textbooks around the world seems like an unfair expense! Tomato/Tomatoe let's call the whole thing off!
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Feb 2, 2016
donquizote
(36)
People in complaining about quiz shocker.
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Feb 3, 2016
(3)
milk Burma is also a official name for myanmar
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Feb 11, 2016
redhotchillipeppers
(20)
finished with 2 seconds remaining
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Feb 29, 2016
(23)
same i was panicking because i couldn't spell but i did it ( yay )
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Mar 31, 2016
Aotearoa
(14)
Agreed. Myanmar is the official name.
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Mar 1, 2016
HelloHumans
(7)
I forgot to write my own country😂😂
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Mar 15, 2016
(10)
Got everything but burundi :(
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Apr 3, 2016
holly10
(7)
i got all but for you who didn't don't feel bad
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Apr 5, 2016
(69)
Quizmaster has finally given in...
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May 20, 2016
(46)
It only took about every 2nd comment on every quiz with Burma in complaining about it. :s
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May 28, 2016
DarinatorBB
(33)
Lol, almost forgot Belgium... I am Belgian... Brainfart I gues...
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May 25, 2016
mattpoacher
(9)
whoa i suck
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Jul 2, 2016
parom
(16)
burundi is also a country in africa
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Jul 4, 2016
(20)
I usually look at the comments in quizzes but i may start to not. BECAUSE ANYONE THAT EVER COMMENTS, COMMENTS ABOUT SOME STUPID ARGUMENT THAT DOESN'T PARTICULARLY MATTER!
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Jul 14, 2016
(67)
Or they comment to complain about other people's comments.
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Aug 21, 2016
Slizz
(6)
I Cant believe I remembered all but Brazil :-/
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Jul 22, 2016
(5)
i missed none lol and i consider it as Burma
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