Border Crossings Quiz #2

Start in one country. Cross a border. Which country are you in now?
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Last updated: February 16, 2019
First submittedAugust 30, 2012
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Canada
South
United States
Chad
North
Libya
Yemen
North
Saudi Arabia
North Macedonia
South
Greece
Papua New Guinea
West
Indonesia
Gambia
Any Direction
Senegal
Sweden
East
Finland
Bhutan
South
India
Iraq
East
Iran
Togo
West
Ghana
Tunisia
West
Algeria
Andorra
North
France
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Israel
West
Egypt
Kuwait
South
Saudi Arabia
Liechtenstein
West
Switzerland
Spain
West
Portugal
Panama
East
Colombia
Ecuador
South
Peru
Paraguay
South
Argentina
North Korea
South
South Korea
Kazakhstan
North
Russia
San Marino
Any Direction
Italy
Bangladesh
North
India
Netherlands
East
Germany
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Level 82
Jan 11, 2013
This was even easier than the last one.
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Level 67
Jan 21, 2021
True, and I love this mini-series, but there are more dodgy clues this time. Gambia shouldn't be "any direction" (unless Canada is too), and south-west would be better for Israel.
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Level 82
Apr 18, 2021
The Gambia clue is fine. There are multiple directions you can leave the country and cross an international border. In any of them, you will find yourself crossing into the same country. Yeah.. technically the same is true for Canada since you could go south to the continental US or west to Alaska... but.. whatever. The clue isn't wrong.
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2021
You can actually go north from Canada into the US at Detroit, Niagara Falls, parts of Maine, and parts of Alaska.
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Level 38
Jan 11, 2013
good quiz!!
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Level 53
Jun 12, 2020
+1!
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Level 32
Jan 11, 2013
That was fun. I got confused with Israel... Was thinking of either Gaza strip or Cyprus ;)
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Level 55
Jan 12, 2013
... gaza strip isnt a country and cyprus is an island
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Level 28
Apr 18, 2021
yeah but Egypt is more to the south-west of Israel so directly west would be the sea or Cyprus.
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2021
Looking at a map, you can definitely walk due west from parts of Israel and end up in Egypt. Taba International Airport in Egypt is due west of Eilat in Israel.
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Level 63
Apr 19, 2021
Is Cyprus even an island on jetpunk? Apparently, it's not in the same place the real-world country is.
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Level 78
May 18, 2015
Israel confused me, too. The Mediterranean lies west of Israel. I suppose if you are at the very southern part of Israel you would go west into Egypt. Still, I found it confusing and when I looked it up online every source I checked said Egypt lies to the southwest of Israel. I should have just tried every country that borders it.
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Level 58
May 18, 2015
The Mediterranean didn't work for me either. Southwest would have been a better clue.
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Level 75
May 17, 2017
Egypt only works if you're at the south end of the country. From the center, going west puts you in the sea. If you're in northern Israel, Lebanon becomes be the answer.
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Level 64
May 17, 2017
Well since this quiz is about crossing borders I assume you'd have to be directly at the given border and step into the given direction and the answer is where it takes you. So for Israel if you're at the very southern border since you need to go South you definitely only end up in Egypt.
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Level 38
May 17, 2017
Carry: '....since you need to go South....'? South?

The clue says West.

The instructions don't say: at the Southernmost point of the clue country (if the direction is South) - which you have assumed, so I suppose that could be added.

I think there's plenty enough time to put in a second guess - how much effort is it to type in Egypt if the first guess of Lebanon is incorrect.

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Level 75
May 17, 2017
How about adding a caveat to the instructions: "Where more than one country fits the clue, we want the one with the longest common border"? Then Egypt would be clearly the only answer.
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Level 64
May 19, 2017
I mixed it up. Doesn't change the outcome though.
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Level 56
Jun 15, 2020
It's not "the very southern point," it's pretty much half of the country. Even the Israelis are aware of this misconception that we outsiders have, I once read a book where the author specifically calls it out. Just accept that you learned something new, instead of arguing against it.
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Level 49
Oct 17, 2020
If your in the Golan Heights in Israel than Lebanon is definitely to the west.
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2021
Basically from the Gaza Strip down to the Gulf of Aqaba, if you walk due west from any part of Israel, you are going to end up in Egypt. Also, if you walk due south, you will end up in Egypt since the border is slightly diagonal. The answer is not wrong.
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Level 61
Apr 19, 2021
There's only one country that you can get to when you leave Israel heading west, and that's Egypt. Pretty obviously the right answer. I'm surprised this thread is so long but no one has mentioned that leaving Bangladesh northwards could be China rather than India.
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Level 83
Apr 19, 2021
@ Dimby, Bangladesh doesn't border China. Maybe you are thinking of Bhutan?
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Level 60
Jan 12, 2013
why only 87%? north korea, go south= south korea
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2013
Yeah... Maybe they thought it was trick question. :/
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Level 51
Jan 8, 2014
86% now lol
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Level 43
Dec 30, 2016
89%
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Level 42
May 17, 2017
90%
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Level 52
Apr 6, 2020
91%
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Level 28
Apr 18, 2021
92%
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Level 52
Jan 16, 2014
My thoughts exactly
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Level 81
May 17, 2017
Both Russia and China can be reached by going south from North Korea (over near the eastern tip).
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
Is it that hard? Obviously they were thinking about/typing (and correcting typos) the previous answers. Reallyy... it doesnt take a braniac to think of the cause...
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
You are "smart" enough to think of south korea, but not think of this? Or are you playing dumb? (Like it is weird people might not have time to get them all to the last question)
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Level 52
Apr 6, 2020
Very funny question.
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Level 50
Oct 6, 2020
Maybe somebody out there is living pre-Korean War and thinks that North Korea isn't even a country.
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Level 61
Apr 19, 2021
Maybe 8% of the test takers on this one are from North Korea and consider South Korea a breakaway province.
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Level 34
Jan 13, 2013
great idea for a marathon round at my local pub...figured the travel direction would be on land, but just in case, The Republic of Cyprus is a country . .a member State of the European Union, with a National football team, a parliament, a President, a judical system, a National Anthem, need one go on . . .
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Level 53
Jun 12, 2020
yes.
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Level 14
Jul 4, 2013
Got 100% but really bad time...
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Level 79
Nov 5, 2013
100% with 1:31 leftover. it helps to love maps like I do!
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
I

Like maps but i dont like countries....

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Level 69
Feb 2, 2014
Done with 2:16 left...
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Level 20
Mar 23, 2014
Gambia borders atlantic ocean so it wouldn't be "any direction"
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Level 19
Apr 18, 2014
I see your point, but i think its basically saying it only borders 1 country. I guess you could say the same with canada as it only has 1 border also
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Level 39
May 8, 2015
Bangladesh also borders Myanmar/Burma.
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
Err... it doesnt have any border with any other country so yes, any direction (it has borders)
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Level 24
Apr 11, 2014
It would make more sense if gambia is any direction except west.
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
It doesnt share a border to the west... this implies otherwise..and will only make things more confusing, not clearer
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
Gambia shares all of its borders with senegal. Not all borders besides the west... (borders as in the definition bordering a country, not like the far end of a country)
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Level 73
Apr 18, 2021
Gambia is also not perfectly straight, it is a little squiggly. If you go west from Birkama Ba, you will end up in Senegal before crossing back into Gambia.
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Level 57
May 27, 2014
loved that quizz!
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Level 35
Jul 5, 2014
Like it
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Level 33
Sep 3, 2014
24/24. Really good quiz
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Level 28
Sep 29, 2014
couldn't get tunisia, liechtstein, or togo... I must study and try again....
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
The first two are very easy (imo) but the 3rd one is more difficult yes
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Level 39
May 8, 2015
Panama should be South or Southeast. Going east would take you straight into the Caribbean.
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Level 82
May 17, 2015
No it wouldn't.
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Level 59
May 17, 2017
Do you really think that whoever set the quiz didn't look at a map when setting this up...?
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Level 51
May 17, 2015
That moment when you realise that you have no idea where Liechtenstein is...
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Level 79
Nov 12, 2015
To be honest, aside from doing the Countries quiz countless times, I probably wouldn't know either if I hadn't been. (BTW, it's quite nice, but there's not a lot there.)
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
I would ve guessed it between switzerland and luxembourg, so close enough. (North instead of east of switzerland) the thing that (used to) confuse me was (coins with) letzeburg.... i didnt know if it was a country or what...
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
And i think i thought it was liechtenstein at one point. (When i was still young)
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Level 79
May 17, 2015
too easy 100% with 1:31 leftover. nice concept for a quiz though!
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Level 68
May 17, 2015
The answer for North Korea should be that you can't go anywhere...
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Level 28
Apr 18, 2021
Yeah good thinking...
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Level 58
May 17, 2015
Guess who got Iraq and Iran mixed up, and couldn't understand why Turkmenistan, Afghanistan or Pakistan wouldn't work.
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Level 60
May 17, 2015
fun quiz !! Got 'em all with 30 seconds left on the very first time! Border Quizzes are fun!
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Level 62
May 17, 2015
I pity the 8% who don't know what is south of North Korea. Also, if you can picture a map in your head, this is extremely easy. (100% with 2:09 to go)
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Level 73
May 19, 2015
It's up to a 10% now. Sigh...
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
I pity the ones that cant seem to grasp that maybe not everybody got around to that question... (either thinking hard about questions before it or not typing fast) really.. it is common sense..
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Level 47
May 4, 2016
100% with 2:35 left
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Level 43
May 22, 2016
Great quiz, really like these ones! Tho I think 2 points for 22/24 is kind of harsh....
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Level 56
Dec 15, 2016
got em all with 2:10 remaining! cool quiz, i want more!
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Level 43
Mar 12, 2017
Cool quiz!
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Level 56
May 17, 2017
Struggled with Iraq until realised it was East not West
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Level 56
May 17, 2017
How did 11% of people not get North Korea going south?
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Level 22
May 17, 2017
Got all correct... Awesome Quiz...
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Level 43
May 17, 2017
Great quiz, 24/24 with 17 sec left, got stuck on israel for a while...
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Level 53
May 17, 2017
If you started in South Iraq and went east you would end up in Kuwait.
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Level 43
May 17, 2017
100% with exactly 2 minutes left
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Level 33
May 17, 2017
Bangladesh - India - north

Why not any directon?

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Level 85
May 17, 2017
Because it also borders Myanmar.
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Level 51
May 17, 2017
Kind of easy....
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Level 70
May 18, 2017
I went West from Gambia ....... drowned.
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Level 27
May 18, 2017
:)
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Level 41
May 19, 2017
;D
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Level 41
May 19, 2017
Got em' all!
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Level 44
Jun 8, 2017
Loved that quiz
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Level 53
Jul 31, 2017
What if you go west from Gambia?
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
Too late, somebody else was already funny. And if you are serious, many others were also allready vomplaining
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Level 76
May 7, 2019
Vomplaining = Vomit + Complaining?
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Level 51
Oct 19, 2017
Cool quiz.
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Level 56
Feb 1, 2018
The 90% for North Korea is quite surprising I would say...
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Level 54
Mar 20, 2018
Already mentioned by others, but yes, west of Israel is a bit misleading. How about "southwest"?
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Level 81
May 3, 2019
It doesn't say that "west" is the best way to describe the direction of Egypt from Israel. It says that *if* you go west from Israel and cross a border, then you'll have crossed into Egypt. (Like many answers in this quiz, it's the most natural answer but not the only possible answer. For example, you can cross a border from Israel going west and end up in Lebanon. It's even possible to cross from Israel into Jordan going west if you're near one of the meanders of the Jordan River.)
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Level 63
Jun 2, 2018
I wouldn't say "any direction" for the Gambia. Heading west leads you to the Atlantic Ocean.
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2019
You dont cross a border then do you... not untill later well at sea, when you reach international waters. (IF you could call it a bordercross then.......)
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Level 67
Jan 21, 2021
So South Korea, Canada, Ireland, UK etc etc are "any direction" too?
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Level 50
May 3, 2019
How is Colombia "east" of Panama?

And how come no one commented on that yet?

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Level 81
May 3, 2019
Because that's what the map says? Because it's right?
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Level 75
Mar 14, 2020
Admittedly, looking at the map, its kind of south-east, but for the purposes of this quiz I think it still counts.
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Level 50
May 3, 2019
fantastic quiz. for the Israel one, I would personally put South West. :))
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Level 82
May 3, 2019
The only land border Israel has going west is with Egypt. Bodies of water are not valid answers for this quiz.
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Level 39
Nov 6, 2019
Fantastic quiz idea! Pure genius:)
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Level 65
Jan 16, 2020
Because Netherlands is the name used by the UN for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and because jetpunk conforms to this, it would be true to say here that you can reach France by crossing a land border to the east from the Netherlands, on Saint Martin/Sint Maarten
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Level 38
Apr 3, 2020
ok, but like Israel isn't a country
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Level 48
May 19, 2021
since when
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Level 41
May 3, 2020
The Israel one is a bit of a stretch
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Level 62
Jan 14, 2021
Great quiz! I do like these border crossing quizzes! A 3rd one please?
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Level 43
Mar 18, 2021
This is way easier than the last one! I got 100% first try with 1:57 left.
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Level 54
Apr 18, 2021
I've done 5 of these crossings on land.

Canada-US

Liechtenstein-Switzerland

Andorra-France

San Marino-Italy

Netherlands-Germany

I've also crossed from Sweden to Finland, but that involved a ferry ride.

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Level 76
Apr 19, 2021
In fairness to the surprisingly large number of people who didn't get the North Korea one, I'll just point out that heading north from South Sudan doesn't get you to the country of North Sudan. Heading south from North Macedonia doesn't get you to the country of South Macedonia. Heading west from East Timor doesn't get you to the country of West Timor. This still isn't much of an excuse, but I'm trying to be nice.
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Level 57
May 30, 2021
Quizmaster forgets Ceuta and Melillia.
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Level 24
Jun 7, 2021
I only didnt know Togo, never heard of it