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Countries with the Biggest Economies Quiz

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GNP
Country
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19.4 T
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5.42 T
4.13 T
3.94 T
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3.28 T
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2.91 T
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Answer Stats
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Country
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level 17
Mar 13, 2012
How is Germany the only one I missed?! Out of all the countries.
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level 53
Feb 22, 2015
Same! Like HOW?!?!
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level 23
Jun 2, 2018
21/22 missed Thailand
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level 44
Mar 13, 2012
Missed Poland...
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level 65
May 22, 2014
don't worry, it's out of the list
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level 26
Mar 13, 2012
100%. Almost missed Poland as well. Guessed.
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level 9
Mar 28, 2014
100% and almost forgot Canada!
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level 55
Mar 13, 2012
Missed Poland, Mexico and one other one.
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level 46
Dec 23, 2015
Poland is not on the list
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level 35
Mar 13, 2012
I forgot Italy like a fool, but I would have never guessed Iran and Indonesia. Got the rest though.
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level 73
Jan 22, 2013
Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world and Iran is a huge country with lots of people that also happens to be among the top energy exporting countries in the world.
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level 16
Mar 30, 2014
Iran WAS one of the top energy exporters...
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level 73
Apr 1, 2014
Still is. Even with sanctions in place they are still top 10-20 in the world for exports of oil, natural gas, and electricity. They produce so much of all three that they could meet their own energy needs about 20x over for the foreseeable future, and people still believe the nuclear program is for energy.
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level 54
Apr 3, 2014
really?... so one dimensional in the criticism I hear. you sound like CNN
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level 73
Apr 3, 2014
Who are you talking to Tecumseh? I read the 4 comments above yours and don't see any criticism.
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level 58
Jul 22, 2014
why you think that nuclear program is not only for energy?
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level 73
Mar 1, 2016
Dudi..because I'm not a fool. Like I said they have HUGE surpluses of oil, natural gas, and electricity. They're also on the cutting edge in terms of geothermal power. Their economy is in the shitter and they have no reason at all to be investing resources into nuclear energy, especially given all the trouble this has caused for then internationally. You'd have to be an infant to think that Iran wants nuclear power to meet its energy needs.
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level 28
Mar 13, 2012
Missed Brazil and Turkey.
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level 69
Mar 13, 2012
I'm surprised that Saudi Arabia is not on the list
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level 73
Jan 7, 2013
It should be I think. It's part of the G20.
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level 73
Jan 7, 2013
I guess the inclusion of Taiwan as a country (most lists don't count it) could have edged Saudi out. On the lists I look at Iran is also below Saudi. Maybe their economy expanded recently, but with all the sanctions that doesn't seem possible.
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level 43
Mar 1, 2014
Most country lists still count Taiwan as a country. How is it fair that Taiwan shouldn't be counted as an independent sovereign state anymore just because China think it should belong to them.
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level 73
Mar 28, 2014
I didn't say it was fair I just said most of the lists I looked at didn't count it.
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level 55
Mar 28, 2014
I feel like Taiwan isn't really a sovereign state considering the UN doesn't recognize it as a state
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level ∞
Mar 30, 2014
The UN could vote that 2+2=5, but that doesn't make it so. Before 1971, Taiwan was in the UN and China (PRC) was not. Does that mean that PRC wasn't a country, or that it was merely a part of Taiwan?
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level 73
Apr 1, 2014
^according to the government in Taiwan it was.
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level 36
Dec 10, 2014
^Which it should be.
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level 46
Jan 27, 2015
^ Yeah, I'm pretty sure the former Chinese government was pushed out by communism and they were pushed all the way out of the mainland into Taiwan. So theoretically, Taiwan is the real China and the one we know of is actually an impostor, replacement China
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level 57
Mar 2, 2016
I don't know if the quiz has been updated, but Saudi Arabia is on the list.
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level 66
Mar 13, 2012
all except poland
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level 20
Oct 23, 2012
same here!
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level 16
Mar 13, 2012
ahh i forgot Iran :(
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level 54
Mar 13, 2012
Iran has a lot of people and a lot of oil.
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level 13
Mar 13, 2012
missed taiwan, indonesia, turkey
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level 33
Mar 13, 2012
Missed Taiwan!
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level 22
Mar 13, 2012
Awesome didn't expept poland
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level 32
Dec 17, 2012
neither did I. I'm Polish btw ;p
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level 73
May 7, 2013
It's on here because the cost of living (goods and services) in Poland is relatively low, which, when using PPP as this list does, unrealistically inflates the size of the economy.
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level 71
May 20, 2014
Surely when you're speaking about the size of the economy the cost of living is irrelevant?
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level 73
Mar 1, 2016
Wombat it definitely ought to be irrelevant , but when using PPP instead of nominal GDP, it becomes very important.
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level ∞
Feb 29, 2016
Poland is now #23, FYI
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level 18
Mar 13, 2012
mmm I missed south korea
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level 16
Mar 13, 2012
19/20! I missed Taiwan :(
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level 22
Mar 13, 2012
missed japan and australia!
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level 73
Mar 1, 2016
Sorry to admit I missed Japan. Somehow in my head I had already added it and couldn't figure out that one country high on the list that I was missing.
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level 40
Mar 14, 2012
Missed Iran!!!
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level 39
Mar 14, 2012
Only missed Taiwan, and I kept thinking of it and not putting it down!
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level 33
Mar 21, 2012
100% with 1:33 remaining
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level 1
Apr 8, 2012
how on earth did i miss india :(
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level 57
Aug 7, 2016
How on earth did I miss Germany! It disappeared off my mental map of Europe for some reason!
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level 47
Jan 4, 2017
How on earth did I miss Canada?!
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level 40
Feb 19, 2017
Don't fell ashamed, I missed Italy T-T
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level 12
Apr 11, 2012
Almost slipped on Poland.. got through a wild guess!
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level 14
Jul 31, 2012
This was easy!
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level 16
Aug 3, 2012
100% with 2:55 remaining
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level 20
Oct 17, 2012
Lol... I missed canada, spain and south korea XD! (that sucks)
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level 15
Nov 6, 2012
How could I forget UK and Russia?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!
+4
level 23
Nov 9, 2012
ummm ... why is swaziland not up there?????!!!!!!
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level 55
Mar 28, 2014
Swaziland is a relatively poor country in Africa that is tiny so.....
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level 62
Dec 1, 2014
do you mean switzerland
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level 56
Apr 25, 2017
Swaziland has a tiny and very poor population, so it's got a pathetic GDP. And Switzerland has a GDP of around $800 billion.
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level 20
Jul 6, 2017
Swaziland's GDP is 4.06b only...
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level 69
Aug 24, 2017
Not GDP - this is GNP - the size of the economy, internally. Suffice it to say that it is a nuance primarily among economists only. And also that Swaziland is tiny and poor. There are companies with much higher revenues (whether worldwide or only within the US) with greater output than the entire Swazi economy.
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level 73
Aug 24, 2017
trying to figure out if you are trolling or not...
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level 23
Oct 20, 2017
He's completely joking. Swaziland is dirt poor.
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level 11
Dec 29, 2012
100%
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level 73
Jan 7, 2013
On every list I look at Saudi Arabia is ranked 20th, while Poland is ranked 22nd-24th and Iran is ranked 22nd-32nd. What gives?
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level 73
Jan 7, 2013
oh.... I figured it out.... that "purchasing power parity" BS.... That's baloney. Who cares how much stuff the people in the country can buy with their money? That doesn't have any objective effect on the real size of the economy compared to the rest of the world. But.. okay.
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level 36
Jan 7, 2013
only missed Iran :S
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level 13
Jan 24, 2013
Nice 19/20 - I could not remember on 1,389 $! I said to me: "It isn't possilble" So it is some small modern country with strong economy or some developing country with weak economy, but with big population. So I tried west europe countries: Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria with oil: Iraq, Singapor, Bruney, Kuwait, Qutar, Saudi Arabia, United arab emiras, much of the population: Malaysia, Nigeria, Ukraine, Egypt, Philliphines... And I forgot the Canada = big area, but low population =o)
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level 44
Nov 25, 2016
singapore qatar and kuwait does not have much oil if any ...
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level 63
Oct 20, 2017
On the list of countries by proven oil reserves, Kuwait is 6th and Qatar is 14th. Singapore indeed isn't on that list, but it makes a lot of money by refining oil. So, Mufi315's list is very much understandable. :)
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level 14
Jan 28, 2013
18/20 Missed taiwan and Poland
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level 19
Feb 2, 2013
missed indonesia
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level 23
Feb 5, 2013
Got them all first try :D almost missed Italy though
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level 15
Feb 18, 2013
got em all :)
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level 31
Apr 18, 2013
Missed Taiwan and Poland. -.- Grrrr.
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level 40
Apr 29, 2013
Haaaahah..... missed 3. Spent all my time tracing mental maps of Europe, Asia, Africa, South America.... Forgot Canada and Mexico.
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level 38
May 19, 2013
yeah, i made it. I couldn't believe when my country, indonesia was in that list
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level 21
Jun 23, 2013
Poland like everyone else -.-
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level 3
Jun 28, 2013
The name of this quiz should be 'countries with highest purchase power'. GDP is the common measure of wealth.
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level ∞
Jun 29, 2013
This quiz does use GDP. The difference is that for exchange rate it uses Purchasing Power Parity, rather than fiat rates. Why? Because nations manipulate their currency. (China, cough).
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level 73
Mar 28, 2014
Agree with Kristoffer. Just because a currency's value has been intentionally manipulated doesn't render null the effects of that manipulation.
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level 70
Aug 24, 2017
Exactly. So the fact that that manipulation doesn't render the effects of that manipulation null means that PPP, which does, gives a more meaningful measure.
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level 73
Oct 20, 2017
It's not at all more meaningful. PPP is flat out stupid to use when comparing GDP. I'm too lazy to explain why again. Good for comparing wages. Stupid for comparing national GDP. It is not in any way immune from the vagaries of currency fluctuations it's actually affected by it quite a lot in addition to many other things that nominal GDP is not.
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level 50
Jul 26, 2013
Poland? Really?
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level 53
Aug 12, 2013
Missed Canada!!
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level 14
Oct 31, 2013
HOW.DID.I.FORGET.ITALY.AND.FRANCE.
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level 33
Nov 12, 2013
Got Taiwan but not spain. ugh....
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level 34
Nov 12, 2013
got em Amazing how such a little Island like Taiwan has this immense economy, no wonder China is pissed off
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level 73
Mar 31, 2014
imagine how they felt in the 1980s when Taiwan's total GDP was almost on par with China's total, and their GDP/capita was about 20x larger.
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level 45
Nov 20, 2013
missed taiwan
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level 26
Jan 11, 2014
19/20...... missed Taiwan
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level 27
Jan 18, 2014
I forgot my neighbouring country france... stupid me! still not bad 19/20
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level 45
Jan 29, 2014
i got all but spain.
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level 43
Feb 3, 2014
haha missed china... and indonesia, turkey, iran, taiwan
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level 57
Feb 4, 2014
How could I miss Spain ... yet so quickly got France, UK, Germany and Italy ?? Spain escapes me :^))
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level 20
Feb 9, 2014
Missed South Korea, Iran, Poland & Taiwan. 80%
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level 33
Mar 4, 2014
Got It!
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level 33
Mar 5, 2014
2:42!
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level 24
Mar 15, 2014
Missed Saudi Arabia only
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level 34
Mar 28, 2014
I got all of them... except Italy... -__-
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level 37
Mar 28, 2014
I'm very surprised that Nauru isn't up there. We all know how massive Nauru's economy is.
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level 55
Mar 28, 2014
It's a small country in the Pacific, I don't know about that...
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level 63
Jan 27, 2015
World's #1 fish exporter.
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level 60
Mar 2, 2016
According to Wikipedia, the economy of Nauru, "is primarily based on phosphate mining, offshore banking, and coconut products... Aid, chiefly from Australia, Taiwan and New Zealand, keeps the Nauruan economy afloat." Truth is certainly more amusing than fiction.
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level 57
Oct 23, 2017
Nauru briefly had the highest GDP per capita in the world, but then the easily exploitable phosphate ran out.
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level 47
Mar 28, 2014
Damn you Taiwan!
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level 24
Mar 28, 2014
Missed South Korea, Indonesia and Turkey. That was fun.
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level 13
Apr 10, 2014
How could I miss Canada??
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level 7
Apr 18, 2014
oh I HAVE MISSED TAIWAN AND IRAN....still dont get how iran was there???
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level 17
Apr 19, 2014
I missed Iran
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level 7
May 11, 2014
I missed Taiwan, I always forget it because of China :(
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level 54
Jun 20, 2014
Missed Indonesia.. ah well
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level 41
Oct 17, 2014
Got all of them except South Kore
+2
level 33
Dec 8, 2014
Probably because you didn't spell it right...
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level 43
Nov 25, 2014
ohh Taiwan... just that one!!
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level 25
Dec 16, 2014
Forgot Taiwan
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level 21
Dec 20, 2014
CANT BELIEVE I MISSED UK FRANCE TURKEY SO StUPID!
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level 63
Jan 27, 2015
Missed Turkey. Oops.
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level 23
Feb 15, 2015
Missed Turkey Got Taiwan 1st
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level 34
Apr 3, 2015
100% with only three seconds to spare, need to work on that. Almost missed Taiwan and South Korea!
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level 72
Oct 10, 2015
Missed Canada and Poland, oh well.
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level 74
Oct 15, 2015
Missed South Korea...I feel as if I always miss South Korea on everything. I'll do a mental tour of the world and manage to forget about that small but somewhat significant peninsula.
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level 42
Nov 6, 2015
First attempt, only missed Iran
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level 46
Dec 23, 2015
got all, i'm 12 yrs old
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level 31
Jan 11, 2016
missed Canada
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level 39
Feb 29, 2016
Missed only Spain, so got nearly everything and my score is 2/5. How come?
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level 53
Mar 1, 2016
I'm from Iran. I forgot Iran. Only country I forgot. I am ashamed :(
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level 60
Mar 1, 2016
2 things confuse me here: 1) Your choice of PPP instead of nominal. 2) The text on the front page saying "In a few more years, we might have a new #1." According to GDP PPP, China is the #1 and will remain there for decades.
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level ∞
Mar 1, 2016
D'oh! A few years happened, and now we do have a new #1, (at least in terms of PPP). As to PPP vs nominal, I think PPP is better because currency fluctuations matter less. The Canadian dollar recently declined from about $1 USD to about 75 cents. Using nominal GDP, this would mean that Canada's GDP declined by 25%. But of course this never happened. The actual amount of goods and services that Canada produced didn't vary nearly as much.
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level 73
Mar 1, 2016
But the value of those goods and services decreased substantially, as did Canadians' ability to acquire goods and services from outside of Canada, as did the Canadian government's ability to pay debts etc. This all has very real effects of the country's economic "size" in an international sense.

And, while, yes, nominal GDP is effected by currency fluctuations, PPP is hardly immune from that, as currency values have a great impact on the cost of goods and services in a country for a variety of different reasons. So, nominal GDP is affected by the vagaries of currency fluctuation, and PPP is affected by that, plus a whole set of other vagaries placed on top of that, such as tax and tariff fluctuations, wage fluctuations, oil price fluctuations, and fluctuations in the price of a cheeseburger.
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level 57
Mar 1, 2016
An interesting solution would be to have both measures in one quiz. I'm sure there's a quiz that does this by nominal GDP already.
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level 43
Mar 1, 2016
Missed Thailand.
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level 73
Mar 1, 2016
I miss Thailand, too.. Especially in the winter time.
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level 52
Aug 3, 2016
Too funnt
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level 70
Aug 16, 2016
Yeah, I thought it was funnt, too.
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level 65
Mar 1, 2016
And Iran... so far away. Must have been a mental block. Or a mental flock of seagulls.
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level 60
Sep 9, 2016
Word association?
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level 57
Mar 1, 2016
All but 2! Luckily I got some of the more obvious ones :)
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level 41
Mar 1, 2016
100% 2:30 left, why is the Netherlands not here?
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level 48
May 20, 2016
Because wooden shoes aren't recession proof.
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level 57
Mar 1, 2016
100% with 30 seconds left on first try
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level 15
Mar 15, 2016
Yay! Indonesia is on the list
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level 48
May 20, 2016
Got them all with a mere 10 seconds to spare!! It was Turkey what gave me such troubles.
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level 19
May 28, 2016
missed Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and Nigeria :(
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level 32
Jun 6, 2016
missed iran and taiwan
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level 6
Jun 9, 2016
Easy Quiz !!!
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level 6
Jun 9, 2016
And missed Nigeria like always. I have played this quiz multiple times and I always miss Nigeria. Stupid Boko Haram country.
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level 41
Jun 13, 2016
Missed Nigeria (surprised their economy is bigger than South Africa's or Egyps's!) and somehow forgot South Korea.
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level 57
Jun 15, 2016
Didn't accept ROK :(
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level 54
Jun 24, 2016
Missed Taiwan... I didn't know they included it separately from China.
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level 23
Jun 25, 2016
since when china is higher than the USA?
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level 15
Sep 5, 2016
missed thailand !!
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level 21
Sep 12, 2016
missed Nigeria, but where is South Africa???!!!
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level 47
Sep 22, 2016
Only missed Russia. LOL
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level 43
Nov 14, 2016
I missed Thailand :(
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level 42
Nov 22, 2016
I gotta need to study my country's economy now
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level 28
Dec 5, 2016
:-)
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level 34
Apr 7, 2017
Thats not the GDP, USA has biggest economy, China, FRance, RUssia, Germany, Japan... They have bigger economies in this quiz than they actually have
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level ∞
Aug 23, 2017
Did you calculate the numbers yourself?
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level 39
Oct 20, 2017
Is THere a PRoblem WIth YOur KEyboard?
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level 30
May 21, 2017
Missed Nigeria :(
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level 38
Jun 2, 2017
I was thinking of Thailand but didn't type it down!
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level 50
Jun 12, 2017
got everything accept brazil lol
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level 64
Aug 25, 2017
Brazil's and Indonesia's places are out of order.
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level 65
Oct 20, 2017
22
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level 57
Oct 20, 2017
Egypt's economy is bigger than South Africa or Nigeria? After those didn't take, I tried DRC and figured I'd hit all the large African economies.
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level 44
Oct 20, 2017
RUSSIA!
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level 51
Oct 20, 2017
Everything but Taifreakingwan! Grrr!
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level 52
Oct 20, 2017
That moment when you get 20/22 but miss Japan and Thailand... AAARRRGGHH!!!!!
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level 39
Oct 23, 2017
Oh lord, Thailand! WHYYYYYYYYYY
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level 47
Feb 6, 2018
I got them all except for South Korea.
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level 23
May 3, 2018
I am Indonesian, and i missed Indonesia
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