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Countries of the Middle East

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(68)
Wonderful quiz! Great job!
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Nov 18, 2016
(70)
Seems like you're undecided on whether to include the Palestinian Territories or not. You list them separately, but it fills in automatically when you enter Israel. Maybe a note in the instructions could clarify?
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Nov 18, 2016
(65)
What needs clarification? Whichever one you type in, both will show up. It's like the perfect neutral solution :-)
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Nov 18, 2016
(54)
What's the little blip on Egypt's southern border? Reminds of the bit sticking out of Minnesota into Canada
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Nov 18, 2016
(55)
Part of the Nile unofficially known as the Wadi Halfa Salient. Another interesting Egypt/Sudan border feature is the Hala'ib Triangle.
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Nov 18, 2016
(34)
Presently I believe it's referred to as the Bir Tawil.
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Mar 10, 2017
(46)
Actually quite an interesting area of land. I'll find a video about it later but basically neither Sudan nor Egypt technically claim the land. I'm not sure exactly of the reason but from what I remember is that Sudan believe that the border is everything below a longitude parrelel belongs to them. And Egypt follow some old colonial border that everything above this border is them. That bit of land is above the parallel and below the Egyptian border so nobody has claimed it.
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Nov 18, 2016
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Wow, that's the reverse of the problem that usually happens, where multiple countries WANT to claim a disputed piece of land. I'm thinking this place must be a real hole-in-the-wall, if Egypt and the Sudan are both like, "No no no, you can have it!" // "Oh, heavens no; YOU take it. We insist." // "No really – it belongs to you. We could not dream of keeping this little slice of paradise from you." // ad infinitum…
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Nov 18, 2016
(46)
Er turns out I got a bit mixed up in terms of which part was actually in dispute. Actually a different area with all the territorial disputes. But yeah look up Bir Tamil and the Hala'ib Triangle if you want to know more
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Nov 19, 2016
(57)
Here is this video: https://youtu.be/gtLxZiiuaXs (skip to 6:46)
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Nov 20, 2016
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The video that Gamer1162 references the history of the area, but doesn't speak to the 'blip' directly. The same amendment to the condominium treaty that makes Bir Tamil unclaimed and Hala'ib claimed by both Sudan and Egypt puts the Wadi Halfa under Sudanese control, as it was easier to manage the flooding on Lake Nubia from the Sudanese side.
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Nov 21, 2016
(61)
This is very interesting. Since this is unclaimed territory, I wonder what would happen if someone goes there and plants his flag.
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Dec 20, 2016
(58)
They did. A child (in U.S., I think) wanted to be a princess. So her dad went there, "claimed" it, and declared her Princess and ruler. Trump has proposed to her (after Melania divorces him) if she'll make him King - having a higher IQ, she declined.
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Mar 9, 2017
(57)
Look up "Wadi Halfa"
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Nov 23, 2016
(42)
Did it al with 100000 minutes left! i'm only 0.5
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Mar 9, 2017
(43)
I didn't realize that Cyprus was considered part of the Middle East. You learn something new every day, I guess.
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Mar 9, 2017
(36)
It isn't. It's just an American thing.
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Mar 9, 2017
(42)
true
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Mar 9, 2017
(52)
It's a part of the European Union even though it's a little way away from the nearest other member which is Greece. The reason Americans class it as the Middle East is because it's close to the other countries in the region.
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Mar 9, 2017
(70)
This time I don't agree with the quiz maker. Cyprus is in Asia, but I would not include it in the Middle East.
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Mar 9, 2017
(40)
If Turkey is in the Middle East, then so is Cyprus. What is NOT in the Middle East is Egypt. (unless you're going to consider the entire eastern part of Africa, the Middle East). This is a geography test; let's leave politics out of it.
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Mar 9, 2017
(70)
The concept of "Middle East" is quite political anyway. But ok, let's say that the turkish part of Cyprus qualifies it for being in the Middle East.
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Mar 9, 2017
(44)
Amen, Arp
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Mar 9, 2017
(52)
Yeah, this is the first time I've ever seen Cyprus in the Middle East. Egypt most definitely is in the Middle East.
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Mar 9, 2017
(51)
Meh. I'm just gonna leave them in the sea.
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Mar 9, 2017
(45)
Ok, some version of this joke was already here, so I don't have to add it. ( My line would have been "Do we want to bring them back?")
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Mar 9, 2017
(57)
I'll save Cyprus only.
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Mar 9, 2017
(33)
CYPRUS?!
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Mar 9, 2017
(64)
We don't talk about Cyprus.
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Mar 9, 2017
(62)
Or myanmar
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Mar 9, 2017
(55)
Yeah, wtf?
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Mar 9, 2017
(50)
most defintions of the middle east include cyprus
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Mar 9, 2017
(52)
I kind of just pursed my lips in absurdity with this as well.
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Mar 9, 2017
(32)
Nice quiz! Maybe less time as I got 'em all with 1:52 remaining...
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Mar 9, 2017
(69)
I saved all the Middle Easterners from drowning.
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Mar 9, 2017
(69)
Whoever deletes comments here is trying to cover up evidence...
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Mar 11, 2017
(18)
nice quiz
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Mar 9, 2017
(54)
Jetpunk seems to be very adamant that the Palestinian territories and separate from the state of Israel, and yet that land is filled in when you type in Israel.
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Mar 9, 2017
(53)
I didn't understand the premise at first and was wondering why in the world the quiz included a random photo of water...
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Mar 9, 2017
(45)
Nice quiz, but the map pic is misleading.
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Mar 9, 2017
(19)
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia should have been included too...
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Mar 10, 2017
(14)
I didn't know that Bahrain was in the Middle East.
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Mar 12, 2017
(44)
I agree Cyprus in the Middle East since it is in Western Asia, Egypt I have doubts about as I do about Iran. How about including the several Libyas and Afghanistans and Palestine/Gaza?
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Mar 14, 2017
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