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Countries of Asia in 1900

Can you name the countries of Asia that existed in the year 1900?
  • Excludes territories of other countries
  • Quiz by Jiaozira - Feb 09, 2017
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(68)
How about a quiz including all the land area, and having a column for protectorates/external territories like Dutch East Indies? Interesting that Aceh remained a separate country all that time.
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Jan 29, 2017
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Aceh surrendered to the Dutch in 1903
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Feb 7, 2017
(57)
What about Cyprus? It wasn't annexed by Britain until 1914. It was pretty independent at 1900
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Feb 9, 2017
(66)
It was Ottoman territory under British administration. Doesn't sound very independent.
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Feb 9, 2017
(28)
Cyprus is in Europe
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May 16, 2017
(46)
No. Geographically not.
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May 16, 2017
(43)
Lets not start this debate
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Jun 20, 2017
(68)
Very interesting quiz!
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Feb 9, 2017
(50)
Thanks :)
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Feb 9, 2017
(61)
my first guess was Tibet... Thought Tibet was independant until the Chinese invaded them in the 50s.
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Feb 9, 2017
(63)
Thought so too
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Feb 10, 2017
(65)
They were controlled for quite a while by the Qing dynasty, and before that, the Yuan. The Qing dynasty didn't fall until 1912.
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Feb 16, 2017
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I think they were de jure part of China, though de facto independent (and together with Persia and Afghanistan a bone of contention between Russia and the UK)
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May 22, 2017
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Tibet was part of the Qing Dynasty China, and it was only independent for a few years until becoming part of modern China.
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May 22, 2017
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isn't ha'il jabal shammar? i wrote jabal shammar and it was wrong
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Feb 23, 2017
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Wouldn't Afghanistan be on the list? And Aden was a British colony and protectorate from the 1800s, and the Ottomans had more of Bulgaria in 1900.
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May 13, 2017
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Bulgaria isn't in Asia though.
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May 16, 2017
(55)
it's on the map though
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May 16, 2017
(47)
It might be on the map, but then so is Ethiopia, which was independent. Bulgaria and Ethiopia are not in Asia: the quiz is about Asia, not places in Europe and Africa that happen to appear on the map.
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May 16, 2017
(50)
Bulgaria is in Europe. However, it was partially controlled by the Ototoman Empire, an Asian country.
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May 16, 2017
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Afghanistan would be on the list
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May 16, 2017
(49)
Tannu Uriankhai was still under Chinese sovereignty in 1900.
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May 16, 2017
(32)
Love the quiz and the map makes it even cooler :D
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May 16, 2017
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I was aware that Ha'il, a city in Saudi Arabia, was the most prosperous and significant city in the region in 1900. I knew that the al-Rashidi and Shammari tribes held sway there and still do. But I wasn't sure what to call the Emirate that existed there at the time. Tried a few things and failed.
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May 16, 2017
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You might accept also "Najd" instead of Ha'il. To the extent of my knowledges, it's a more common name referring to the whole region the Saudis started their expansion from. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najd
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May 16, 2017
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Definitely agree. Najd must be accepted.
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May 17, 2017
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My first guess was Najd. I think that's the more common name of not the right name.
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May 21, 2017
(42)
Hey, I tried Najd...
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May 23, 2017
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Personally I think you shouldn't accept the modern names like Thailand and Iran. Those weren't the names of those countries at the time, so it makes it a little too easy.
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May 16, 2017
(57)
They're successor states, though. Not accepting successor states' name changes would be problematic, as it would contravene the acceptance of Burma in place of Myanmar on dozens of quizzes.
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May 16, 2017
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yay 13
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May 16, 2017
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Ummm...... No Afghanistan ???????
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May 17, 2017
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I would have included it, but I guess the makers of the quiz considered it a British protectorate at the time.
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May 22, 2017
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When did Formosa come about?
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May 18, 2017
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Formosa was originally settled by indigenous people of Melanesian descent, before Portugal colonised it. However, it was then taken over by the the expanding Japanese empire, and it was part of Japan in 1900. After the revolution in China, the national party was driven onto the island, now named Taiwan, while the CCP claimed the mainland. In 1900, Taiwan was at the state of control under Japan, as it was one of the earlier territories they acquired, (along with the Okinawa islands).
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May 18, 2017
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It wasn't the Portuguese, but the Dutch who colonized Formosa, from 1622 onward (although there was a Spanish stronghold for some time too). In 1661 it was conquered by Ming loyalists, who lost it to Qing in 1683. Only in 1895 it was annexed by Japan after the first Sino-Japanese war.
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May 22, 2017
(40)
Well... I know Champasak as only Champa
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May 30, 2017
(12)
Got all the obvious ones only missed four
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Jul 14, 2017
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