2017 News Stories - Name the Country

Can you name the countries related to these news stories from the year 2017?
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Last updated: December 16, 2019
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News Event
Country
The region of Catalonia votes to secede but the vote is not recognized
Spain
Emmanuel Macron is elected as President
France
Women are, for the first time, allowed to drive
Saudi Arabia
Martial law declared on the island of Mindanao
Philippines
Companies Ali Baba and Tencent reach a market valuation of over $400 billion
China
Terrorists kill over 300 people at a Sufi mosque
Egypt
ISIS loses control of the city of Mosul
Iraq
93-year old Robert Mugabe is ousted as dictator
Zimbabwe
A royal prince becomes engaged to a divorced, American actress
United Kingdom
Leader of the country threatens to nuke the U.S. territory of Guam
North Korea
Muslim Rohingya refugees still can't return to here
Myanmar
This country is ostracized by its neighbors who object to its friendly relations with Iran
Qatar
Nine of ten citizens of this country can't afford adequate food, triggering massive protests
against President Maduro
Venezuela
This country overtakes the U.S. as the country with the best international image,
according to the Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index
Germany
The President of this country calls for confiscation of white-owned land without compensation
South Africa
Facebook confirms that this country purchased ads to influence the 2016 U.S. election
Russia
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Level 62
Dec 25, 2017
Didn't know about the second to last one.
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Level 54
Dec 30, 2017
same
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Level 74
Dec 30, 2017
You think Zimbabwe would be a perfect example of why you shouldn't do that.
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Level 72
Dec 25, 2017
She's not Catholic. She was raised Protestant, went to a Catholic school because it was a very good school.
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Level ∞
Dec 25, 2017
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 55
Dec 30, 2017
If South Africa goes through with the forced land grab without compensation I can't see any reason why sanctions wouldn't be put on them since that's pretty much exactly what happened with Zimbabwe.
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Level 59
Dec 30, 2017
Once again, Quizmaster shocks us with how ignorant of world events we are.
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Level 80
Dec 30, 2017
Easy but I hadn't heard of the Nation Brands thing. Not surprising though.

However, and this is at least the 2nd time this has appeared on a quiz, did Kim actually threaten to nuke Guam? Or did he just announced that they were going to test fire an (unarmed) ICBM that would splash down in the water near Guam? There's quite a huge difference between those two things.
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Level 68
Dec 30, 2017
I'm not sure about their exact statements. But is there a huge difference, really? If a person is known for experimenting with weapons and generally agressive behavior, and that person tells everyone he's planning to let some of his new bullets end up in my vicinity, I would regard that as a not-so-subtle threat.
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Level 80
Dec 30, 2017
Yes, really, there's a huge difference.
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Level 70
Feb 1, 2018
Unless you live in Guam.
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Level 40
Dec 30, 2017
Women in Saudi Arabia cannot yet drive. The royal order will be implemented by 24 June 2018 according to the BBC
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Level 55
Dec 30, 2017
The last one is total BS. Facebook stated that those ads were from "russian-based operatives", with no evidence at all of any tie with the russian government, and 50% of them were run after the election. But this is enough for someone to claim that Russia meddled in the US elections...
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Level 48
Dec 30, 2017
This whole story is just utter bullshit. Trying to justify why Trump won.
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Level 80
Dec 30, 2017
You people are so deluded it's amazing. Frightening. But still amazing.
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Level 41
Jan 11, 2018
That's the red-scare argument: "blame it on Russia". It doesn't matter if you lost elections mainly due to your own mistakes, you blame others, and resort to conspiracy theories to justify your defeat. As if Russia was the only country "interfering" in US or other western elections. It's amazing (and frightening) how people are deluded to think only Russia "interfered" in recent elections (US included). Various countries both friends or foes to the US, interfered to some extent in western countries elections. I'd say 250k Facebook ads story is catnip compared to US-based billionaire Soros' spendings to change politics oversea, eg in Hungary his homeland.
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Level 65
Mar 14, 2020
Trump won. You lost. Get over it.
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Level 83
Jun 21, 2020
This statement is so stale and over-used. Use a better one please.
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Level 54
Jan 2, 2018
What I don't get is why it's considered to be so wrong, even if it is true. I mean, Facebook ads? Really? There's a massive Russian conspiracy to influence people to vote for Trump, and they're supposedly using Facebook ads. First, most people on Facebook are the kinds of people who'd vote for him regardless (e.g., older, conservative, white, middle- and upper-class Americans). And second, if Russia is willing to interfere in the election, it's much more likely they would follow the route of ballot stuffing or similar.
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Level 80
Jan 7, 2018
1. No
2. No
3. No
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Level 54
Jan 8, 2018
Nice comeback
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Level 54
Jan 8, 2018
I understand why I'm wrong
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Level 54
Jan 8, 2018
Many thanks kal
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Level 83
Jun 21, 2020
It took you 3 separate comments to write 10 words?
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Level ∞
Dec 31, 2017
One thing that makes me happy is that the complaints from the left and right sides of the political spectrum seem to be relatively balanced on JetPunk. Oddly, however, both extremes seem to converge on a pro-Russian viewpoint: the left as apologists for Communism and the right as apologists for Putin. Generally, it would seem that the Russian government has been a source of discord and hatred for some time. We'd do well to ignore and resist them.
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Level 80
Jan 7, 2018
Stupid is pervasive. No one political party, gender, country, or religion has a monopoly on it.
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Level 45
Jan 1, 2018
Ah, influencing the election by purchasing ads for 50 000 $, and these ads werent even directed to either candidate they were just promoting RT.
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Level 80
Jan 7, 2018
To quote someone who is, in his own words, like, really smart: "wrong!"
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Level 37
Mar 5, 2018
^ you are so right here.
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Level ∞
Dec 16, 2019
Revisiting this two years later, I am inclined to think that this was a non-event over hyped by the media. The Russian spending on the U.S. election really was a tiny fraction fraction of the total campaign spending. People were shocked that Trump won (myself included) and were looking for someone to blame. The Russians certainly meddled, but I doubt it swung more than a tiny fraction of the votes.
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Level 69
Mar 18, 2020
Because of the way the US voting system is set, even a small fraction of votes in the right states can make a ton of difference. And even if they didn't make a difference, the fact that a foreign power tried to have / has influence on the US elections and doesn't get punished sends a loud and clear signal to anyone interested in doing so for their own reasons.
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Level 71
Sep 11, 2019
Fun and creative! Great quiz!
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Level 48
Jul 22, 2020
Women were not allowed to drive for the first time. Saudi Arabia had a driving ban that was lifted.