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City-States

Name these city-states from ancient times to the present.
Cities are grouped by the modern-day country is whose territory they were located
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First submittedJanuary 6, 2015
Last updatedOctober 11, 2017
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Greece
Birthplace of democracy
Athens
Militant rival of the above
Sparta
Had a "Sacred Band" of elite soldiers
Thebes
Developed a third order of columns
Corinth
 
 
Lebanon
Phoenician cities often grouped together
Tyre
Sidon
 
 
Modern-Day City States
Monte Carlo is a neighborhood of this city
Monaco
Where chewing gum is banned
Singapore
 
 
Germany
Leader of the Hanseatic League
Lübeck
Free city on the Main river. Origin of
the Rothschild family
Frankfurt
Italy
Grew to become one of history's
greatest empires
Rome
Birthplace of the Renaissance
Florence
Galileo's home town
Pisa
Sicilian city founded as a Greek colony.
Home of Archimedes
Syracuse
City of canals built on a lagoon
Venice
City in northwest Italy. Columbus's home town
Genoa
Setting of "Romeo and Juliet"
Verona
Lombard League city ruled by the Visconti
Milan
 
 
Poland
"Free city" between Germany and Poland
Danzig
 
 
Tunisia
Phoenician colony. Grew to control
much of the African coast
Carthage
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level 77
Jan 9, 2015
Nice quiz, I was not aware that all those italian cities were city-states once. One detail : Genoa is not on the adriatic sea, but on the ligurian sea (you could as well say it is in Liguria...).
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level 70
Jun 27, 2015
Italy was full of city-states, if you find a map of medieval times you'll see there's even more. As you pointed out, Genoa is not on the adriatic!
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level 68
Jul 26, 2015
This. Genoa was (briefly) a Mediterranean sea power, not in the Adriatic. Also, it's far from confirmed that Columbus was born there. t's true that there was a family with this name in the city, but it was a very popular surname across the Mediterranean at the time.
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level ∞
Oct 10, 2017
Finally fixed. I just removed the sea.
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level 55
Jul 25, 2015
Genoa is on Tyrrhenian Sea.
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level 74
Jul 25, 2015
Correction. Genoa is on the Ligurian Sea
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level 35
Jul 25, 2015
Can you accept Thiva for Thebe??
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level 75
Jul 25, 2015
Darn, I spelled it Frankfort. I guess Kentucky wasn't considered one of the German city-states.
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level 48
Jul 25, 2015
The problem with these quiz is that often I don't know the english name of the answer, for example Genua instead of Genova, Syracuse instead of Siracusa and so on. The time available ends up before I have tried all possible combination.
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level 66
Jul 27, 2015
I have the same problem. I didn't know Syracuse was the common name of Siracusa.
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level 58
Jul 25, 2015
Seriously, change the Galileo clue. It's on the opposite side of the country from the Adriatic.
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level 58
Feb 20, 2018
Please accept Genua, the latin name (and used in many countries including Italy)
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level 78
Feb 20, 2018
in italy it is called Genova, never heard of Genua.
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level 48
Feb 20, 2018
Why isn't the Vatcian City or San Marino considered a city state?
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level 72
Feb 20, 2018
The quiz doesn't claim to be exhaustive
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level 60
Feb 20, 2018
Can you accept Saida for Sidon?
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level 67
Feb 20, 2018
I always thought Hamburg was the leader of the Hanseatic League. Well, I guess you never stop learning, even about your own country.^^
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level 49
Feb 21, 2018
Surprised not to see Oklahoma
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