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Never realized all the 'Stans are stacked one on top of the other.
Feb 28, 2012
for the 'Stans: If you start with Kazahk and rotate clockwise, their alphabetical. kazak, kyrgy, tajik, turkmen, uzbek.
Dec 19, 2012
As long as you don't include Afghanistan and Pakistan. Those are stans too.
Feb 4, 2013
Don't forget Ubeki-beki-beki-stan-stan!
Jan 31, 2014
going clockwise you hit uzbek before turkmen
Aug 1, 2014
Pakistan was part of British Raj in the past. It lies over the Indian Ocean.
Afganistan is to the north of Pakistan and borders with Iran also.
Uzbekistan is doubly landlocked country and most populated (of former soviet -stan republics). It has south part of Aral Sea (today mostly desert).
Kazakhstan is in the north, it has the largest area. It has north part of Aral Sea and has connection with Caspian Sea.
Turkmenistan is between Uzbekistan and Iran. It also has connection with Caspian Sea.
Tajikistan is not turkish speaking state, but persian. It borders with Afghanistan.
Kyrgyzstan borders with Kazakhstan, in the past was called Upper Kyrgyzstan, because Kazakhstan was called Kyrgyzstan.
Jun 9, 2014
And most have nomadic historys :3
Oct 17, 2014
I never realized how many 'Stans there are!
Mar 19, 2012
the 'stans.." are the tricky ones..
Apr 10, 2012
May 9, 2012
agree. Though there aren't that many of them, the rest of this map is very easy.
Apr 4, 2013
Whether the 'stans are tricky or easy may just be a generational thing. I know that I find them trickier, but some of that's because when I was a kid learning Geography all the 'stans (except for Afghanistan & Pakistan) were part of the USSR.
Nov 28, 2013
Jan 15, 2014
I actually got every -stan but missed Qatar.
Mar 15, 2014
I put Syria in Jordan before, but after learning for about 10 mins, got 100%. 'Stans are a little bit tricky, though. Just search in Google before starting the quiz.
Apr 8, 2014
I got confused between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan at first, but then I remember that Tajikistan's national language is closer to Persian and Pashto (one of Afghanistan's language) and that Kyrgyzstan's language is closer to Turkish, just like the rest of 'Stans brothers. That helps :)
Apr 22, 2014
i think the "stans" are the easiest!!!!
May 9, 2012
Oct 3, 2012
Apr 23, 2014
Not quite for me... For me Israel and her neighbors are the easiest... maybe that's just cause I'm Jewish, though...
May 23, 2014
Jun 3, 2014
23/26 puts me only in top 40%.. impressive competition!
May 15, 2012
26/26! :D
Jul 21, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
19/26... trying again
Aug 28, 2012
22/26 didn't get iran or iraq! how sad........
Aug 30, 2012
I agree the stans were the hardest. You don't hear much news about them and I never learnt Soviet history so I just had to guess.
Nov 21, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
Mixed Qatar with Bahrain, and Georgia with Armenia...
Feb 17, 2013
I always get oman and yemen mixed up
Feb 25, 2013
The way I remember it is that if you follow the coast around from the south, it's YOU, Yemen, Oman, UAE.
Sep 6, 2013
That's a good tip, I had trouble with those as well.
Mar 12, 2014
you can memorize them if you know that yemen used to have connections with somalia in the past. Since somalia is in Africa, then yemen should be closer to africa than oman
May 11, 2014
why isnt palestine included
Mar 30, 2013
it's not a country
Apr 4, 2013
As of Nov. 29, 2012, it is recognized by the UN as an independent state.
Jun 7, 2013
UN recognition does not make it an independent state. It was strictly a symbolic vote. According to the UN charter, "The recognition of a new State or Government is an act that only other States and Governments may grant or withhold. It generally implies readiness to assume diplomatic relations. The United Nations is neither a State nor a Government, and therefore does not possess any authority to recognize either a State or a Government." Don't get me wrong. I hope to see it included soon, but it won't be yet.
Jul 3, 2013
Sadly, it has to be the 'right' states which recognise it before it can actually operate as a state. Nearly 70% of UN member states recognise Palestine, representing 80% of the world's population. But who cares about democracy?
Nov 1, 2013
Doesn't really have much to do with it. The USA, UK, Germany, France, Russia and China could all "recognize" "Palestine" as an independent state- that would not magically grant it control over its own borders, give it a unified coherent government, define its borders, grant it a currency, or make it a sovereign entity. It's not a popularity contest, though votes in the UN often are.
Jan 8, 2014
It isn't a country yet.
Feb 10, 2014
how come turkey and cyprus are on the middle east map but not the europe
Apr 12, 2013
that is because they are part of middle east/Asia not Europe.
Jul 3, 2013
Actually,Turkey is in-between Europe and Asia,like Russia :)
Feb 23, 2014
... which also isn't on either of the Asian maps. Quizmaster's pretty consistent about continent and country groupings, with the glaring exception of Egypt on this one :).
Jul 18, 2014
Nice. I like the new look/interface.
May 18, 2013
How did 20% miss Afghanistan? We've only been there for 10 years.
Jul 2, 2013
We who? You do realize that the internet spans the globe, don't you? That is why it is called the WORLD WIDE web.
Oct 23, 2013
Indeed wolfcat95 :-) It's amazing that someone who obviously enjoys geography still has that close-mindedness so typical of the US citizens. Yankee there really are people from other countries that use this website and as they don't have any connection to Afghanistan, there is a possibility that they can get it's location wrong :-)
Dec 25, 2013
Well if "we" means the world and not the USA, then "we've" been there much longer than 10 years. Afghanistan has been one of the world's favorite countries to invade for about 2500 years.
Jan 8, 2014
'We' coming from someone named Yankee...hard to guess why he said that. It is true thought that we could apply to any of the other countries that took part in Afghanistan during that time period and it has been a world wide media event during that time period. It isn't Yankee's fault that you don't keep up with international news.
Feb 21, 2014
ALL CORRECT :D on first try.
Sep 24, 2013
26/26! Got a test on it tomorrow... thx for the practice!
Oct 10, 2013
100% This test is so easy now that I got the hang of it.
Oct 30, 2013
did terrible, only 19 right. Still better than how I did on the European quiz! XD
Dec 2, 2013
I am better at Europe 'cause I live there ^^
Feb 23, 2014
I live in USA. So I'm pro at Middle East. Beast at South and North America. OK at Africa and Europe. Great at Asia.
Feb 27, 2014
YESSSS. all of them FINALLY!
Dec 12, 2013
Nice. I'm from Washington state. I'm also Jewish, so I'm a pro among pros when it comes to the Middle East and Asia. I'm also good at North America and Europe, but have SERIOUS problems with Oceania, the Caribbean, and Africa. I'm average at South America. And I'm more than a little bit hurt that so few people get ISRAEL!!! A friend of mine who's retired from the military was asked a question by another friend of mine... The question was: If he was still in the army, and the US declared war on Israel, would he fight for his country? Remember, he's in the army in the question. He said no, because Israel ALWAYS wins.
May 23, 2014
Got all save for the stans
Dec 14, 2013
all very easy 100% every time
Feb 5, 2014
lol. More people get Afghanistan, Cyprus, and Lebanon than Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and ISrael! HOW!?
Feb 10, 2014
LMFAO did Israel twice... (facepalm)
Apr 14, 2014
I got Israel but missed ISrael. Never heard of the latter before so that's my excuse.
Sep 16, 2014
Egypt,in Asia!?!
Feb 23, 2014
Egypt is a transcontinental country - the area east of the Suez is considered "Asia", while most of the country is geographically "Africa". Russia, Azerbaijan and Turkey are also transcontinentals... they are both Asian and European.
Apr 17, 2014
Georgia might be intercontinental, but AZERBAIJAN???
May 23, 2014
@GhostRider, yes actually, Azerbaijan. This Map shows one of the predominant definitions of boundaries between Europe and Asia. Azerbaijan straddles the Carpathian mountain line, and so is in both Europe and Asia.
Sep 3, 2014
Sinai from Egypt is in Asia while the remaining is in Africa. But the quiz is about the middle east where Egypt is considered a part of it
May 11, 2014
*sigh* I have gotten Iran right more than Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Feb 26, 2014
26/26 in 3:29!
Mar 5, 2014
why so easy.. when it comes to geography, i am truly please visit my quizzes..
Apr 20, 2014
I'm not too upset with 24/26. I couldn't remember which way round Oman and Yemen were, and I did stumble over which country in the Caucasus was which. I knew, really, but got flustered under pressure! I should have just taken my time. I was surprised to get the smaller "Stans" right. They're still a little hazy in my mind, so that was a fluke, I have to admit.
Apr 22, 2014
Got 'em all in 1:14 :D I got ya, Middle East!!!
Apr 28, 2014
The "stans" are the hardest for me ... I just have to narrow them all down if I'm having trouble. Stan actually means "the land of" so Pakistan means the land of Paki. If you put your name in front of stan, it means the land of (enter your name here).
May 1, 2014
where is Cyprus?
May 8, 2014
In the Eastern Med where it's always been I guess :-) Is it Asia or Europe? It's been covered a thousand times on here and continues to crop up but the majority consider it Asia although the population there seem to be mainly from European stock. So, for me it's in Eurasia.
May 22, 2014
It was really annoying that I got mixed up with Azerbaijan and Georgia even though I know all of the countries of the world.
Jun 9, 2014
How is Iraq the one with the least percent correct?? One would think that something like Bahrain would be harder...
Jun 30, 2014
whatchu talking about Willis?
Jul 15, 2014
I didn't miss any Stan's just Kuwait Syria and Armenia
Jul 17, 2014
100% 7yrs old
Aug 15, 2014
Yeah, sure *rolls eyes dramatically
Sep 18, 2014
all done with 2:59 left :)
Aug 22, 2014
Surely Pakistan and Kazakhstan is stretching it a bit? I definately think Pakistan is not part of the Middle East, but instead in the Indian Subcontinent. Kazakhstan....? Maybe but its probably more towards North/Central Asia.
Sep 13, 2014
18/26 after a few goes - not bad,not great - need to keep at it can name all of the countries though - its now just there location
Sep 18, 2014
My method of remembering former Russian -stans... Imagine 5 spots on a dice: K K at the top U in the middle and T T at the bottom. You'll just have to remember which way round the Ks are, but Ts are easy as TURKmenistan is closest to TURKey. Ta-da!
Oct 8, 2014
as a middle eastern this was easy!
Oct 12, 2014
Add Palestine, you American ignorant CUNTS.
Oct 25, 2014
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