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6-Letter History Chain #1

For each hint, enter a 6-letter word. The last letter of this word will be the first letter of the next word.
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First submittedDecember 16, 2015
Last updatedFebruary 20, 2019
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Hint
Answer
Country invaded by Saddam
Kuwait
Notable feature of a WWI battlefield
Trench
Infamous führer
Hitler
Ancient Wonder: Colossus of ______
Rhodes
Title of the Ottoman ruler
Sultan
Victorious admiral at Trafalgar
Nelson
Italian city founded as a Greek colony
Naples
Disease of sailors
Scurvy
Term for a person from U.S., specifically
the northeastern parts
Yankee
A castrato, for example
Eunuch
What the Inquisition tried to root out
Heresy
Rank below squire
Yeoman
The Dutch had a monopoly on this spice
Nutmeg
Hint
Answer
He is called Mahatma
Gandhi
Country that the Balfour Declaration
helped to create
Israel
Banned Nabokov book
Lolita
The U.S. bought this from Russia
Alaska
Hun who terrorized Eastern Europe
Attila
Victoria's husband
Albert
Island paradise; HMS Bounty sailors
never wanted to leave
Tahiti
Philippines first lady Marcos
Imelda
A road that led to Rome: ______ Way
Appian
Flammable gel used in the Vietnam War
Napalm
Northeast Native American tribe or an
edgy punk rock hairstyle
Mohawk
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level 57
Apr 4, 2016
Please accept "yankie". Also, I thought "Victoria's husband" is David Beckham :P
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level ∞
Apr 4, 2016
Yankie will work now
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level 71
Jul 10, 2016
Yack! That feels like an accommodation too far. What's next, Yorkee for the breed of dog? Monkee for the primate? Kentuckee for the state? Stand tough, Quizmaster!
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level 54
May 11, 2017
What about yank?
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level 33
Jan 22, 2018
its a quiz where all the answers are 6 letters. Yank is only 4. Also its only spelt Yankee not Yankie
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level 51
Apr 24, 2019
Quizmaster I emplore you, as a Yankee, who's ancestors came to America in the 1600's and forged the stereotypes and nickname associated with those of the Northeast to reverse your decision and strike "yankie" from the accepted spelling list for "Yankee"
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level 44
Apr 4, 2016
I'm shocked that I managed to get Yankee, since I'm not American, but failed to get Nelson, Hitler, Trench, Rhodes and Israel.
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level 76
Apr 4, 2016
At first I thought you were asking who banned the Nabokov book. I was trying to think of six-letter names such as Boston or France which fit the puzzle. Finally it dawned on me you wanted the name of the book. Duh.
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level 69
Apr 4, 2016
Heretics cant count for Heresy?
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level 58
Apr 4, 2016
not 6 letters, but I admit I tried heretic first as well
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level 61
Aug 15, 2019
I tried heathen...
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level 59
Apr 4, 2016
Well, At least I know how to spell Heresy now.
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level 59
Mar 21, 2019
Even today the Grand Dukedom of Luxemburg is larger than the Princedom of Monaco.
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level 44
Apr 26, 2019
A bit random?
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level 54
May 5, 2016
For the Alaska clue, I kept trying resources and goods and stuff, never thought to put something specific...
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level 45
Aug 9, 2016
I'm a bit confused here, what does Eunuchs have to do with history?! I don't see why this would be included in this quiz.
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level ∞
Feb 20, 2019
Eunuchs have a lot to do with history. They often served as bureaucrats in the Byzantine Empire, China, and many other places. They were considered more trustworthy because they could not hope to overthrow the ruler and establish their own dynasty.

Castrati were boys who were castrated so as to retain a high singing voice in adulthood. Thankfully, this practice has ended, although it went on longer than you might think. The last castrato died in 1922.

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level 65
Mar 21, 2019
From Wikipedia : Eunuchs were familiar figures in the Assyrian Empire (ca. 850 until 622 BC) and in the court of the Egyptian Pharaohs (down to the Lagid dynasty known as Ptolemies, ending with Cleopatra, 30 BC). Eunuchs sometimes were used as regents for underage heirs to the throne, as it seems to be the case for the Neo-Hittite state of Carchemish.[24] Political eunuchism became a fully established institution among the Achamenide Persians.[25] Eunuchs held powerful positions in the Achaemenide court. The eunuch Bagoas (not to be confused with Alexander's Bagoas) was the Vizier of Artaxerxes III and IV, and was the primary power behind the throne during their reigns, until he was killed by Darius III.[26]
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level 54
Dec 15, 2016
Pretty stoked with this one, couple educated guesses with the clues available, 3.07 left
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level ∞
Feb 20, 2019
Nice work!
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level 79
Apr 24, 2019
Got them all pretty easily. I remembered Appian Way from an old Wheel of Fortune game.
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level 48
Apr 24, 2019
4 minutes left, and I'm not even from your planet
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level 68
Apr 24, 2019
Anyone else try "singer" for "A castrato for example"?
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level 68
Apr 24, 2019
I did, before I realized this was a chain quiz.
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level 68
Apr 25, 2019
Whoops, I did the whole thing without realising that. Must pay attention to the instructions!
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level 37
Oct 11, 2019
Ohh I forgot it was a chain oops