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2016 News Stories - Name the Country

Can you name the countries related to these news stories from the year 2016?
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Last updated: December 18, 2016
First submittedDecember 16, 2016
Times taken11,078
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Country
President encourages citizens to kill drug dealers
Philippines
President Dilma Rousseff impeached
Brazil
Failed coup against President Erdoğan
Turkey
Donald Trump is elected President
United States
One child policy comes to an end
China
This country can now be sued in U.S. courts for 9/11 terrorism
Saudi Arabia
Hackers from this country are accused of trying to influence the U.S. election
Russia
After 50 years, commercial flights resume between the U.S. and this country
Cuba
Inflation surges to over 100%. Food and toilet paper are in short supply
Venezuela
Citizens vote against a peace deal with FARC rebels
Colombia
UN sanctions lifted after this country agrees to limit its nuclear program
Iran
The UN passes yet another resolution against this country after yet another nuclear test
North Korea
In an effort to combat money laundering, all 500 and 1,000 rupee
notes are suddenly made invalid
India
Intervening in a Civil War, Russian planes bomb this country's largest city
Syria
Leaked papers reveal how a law firm in this country helped
the global elite to launder money
Panama
King Bhumibol dies at age 88
Thailand
Citizens vote to exit the European Union
United Kingdom
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level 60
Dec 16, 2016
I did better then I thought I would, but the standard was still pretty low for me in the first place :).
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level 76
Dec 17, 2016
"resultion" should be "resolution". "Civll" should be "Civil". "Wikileaks" should be "WikiLeaks".
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level ∞
Dec 17, 2016
Fixed
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level 82
Dec 17, 2016
And "again" should probably be "against" ?
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level 60
Dec 17, 2016
agreed
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level ∞
Dec 17, 2016
Okay
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level 60
Dec 17, 2016
Brazil 71%???
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level 77
Dec 26, 2016
Are you incredulous it's so low or so high?
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level 77
Dec 26, 2016
It's obviously not obvious.
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level 62
Dec 26, 2016
It's obvious that he's surprised that it's so low because the whole Dilma impeachment process was quite talked about especially during the Olympic Games. So yes, it's obviously obvious
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level 64
Dec 26, 2016
I never heard about it until this quiz
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level 24
Dec 17, 2016
Percentages show so many of you are uninformed and don't follow news, but they take this test anyways? kk
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level 80
Dec 20, 2016
Yet some of us can not only answer the questions, but ALSO form a complete sentence.
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level 77
Dec 26, 2016
All of these are known by at least half the people taking the quiz. All but two are known by nearly 2/3rds. 2/3rds of these are known by 3/4 quiz takers. I'd say the percentages are actually pretty impressive. And yes, most of these people are probably better at forming sentences then you are but that didn't stop you from trying.
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level 76
Dec 26, 2016
Some of us are informed and do follow the news, we just have poor memories. I missed four and should have gotten three of those. Had no idea about Panama.
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level 27
Dec 17, 2016
This was a really fun quiz. I'd be happy to see more of those.
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level 70
Dec 19, 2016
I was stumped for a while on the 100% inflation country. Yesterday I heard a CNN report that it's closer to 500%
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level 71
Dec 20, 2016
Great quiz!
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level 73
Dec 20, 2016
Huh...missed ALL of the south American countries.
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level 62
Dec 26, 2016
Um...same.
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level 58
Dec 26, 2016
Easy like sunday morning. Cut 1 minute, please!
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level 62
Sep 7, 2019
And what would you gain by that?
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level 40
Dec 26, 2016
Good one!
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level 66
Dec 26, 2016
What a year it has been!!! Let's hope 2017 will bring some better news...
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level 65
Dec 26, 2016
taking journalism classes this year really paid off
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level 62
Dec 26, 2016
Got them all on my first attempt. Paying attention to the news actually payed of for once.
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level 65
Dec 26, 2016
Only 48% for Venezuela somewhat explains why so many people were "feelin' the Bern".
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level 27
Dec 19, 2017
Or maybe we all thought that it was Zimbabwe?
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level 66
Oct 18, 2018
I tried Zimbabwe at first. I was thinking "toilet paper shortage? Didn't they have an outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe?"
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level 54
Dec 26, 2016
Nice quiz!
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level 48
Dec 26, 2016
100%. Reading the news (and twitter) pays off.
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level 32
Feb 20, 2017
Thanks for the last one being 2 letters only had 3 seconds left
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level 54
Apr 15, 2017
DAMMIT Venezuela
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level 30
Dec 7, 2017
So Thailand is on this quiz but there is nothing about France?
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level 49
Mar 9, 2018
what happened in France in 2016? I sure dont remember anything but I got 100% on the quiz.. haha
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level 38
Nov 17, 2018
Between January and July 2016 there were four terrorist incidents on France.
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level 59
Jan 19, 2018
11/17 and yet I only recieve one point?
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level 62
Sep 7, 2019
That is 2 below average so yeah, seems legit to me