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Colonies

For each selected colony or territory, name the country that controlled it.
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  • Quiz by Quizmaster - May 29, 2015
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Colony
Dates
Mother Country
Hong Kong
1842-1997
Brazil
1532-1825
Congo
1908-1960
----- East Indies
1603-1949
Haiti
1697-1804
Alaska
1784-1867
Philippines
1565-1898
Philippines
1898-1946
Korea
1910-1945
Virginia
1607-1776
Guam
1898-
Colony
Dates
Mother Country
Guatemala
1609-1821
Suriname
1667-1975
Kamerun
1884-1919
Southern Rhodesia
1889-1953
Libya
1912-1947
Macao
1557-1999
Iceland
1380-1944
Carthage
814-650 BC
New South Wales
1788-1901
Acadia
1604-1713
Saint Barthélemy
1784-1878
Answer Stats
Colony
Dates
Mother Country
% Correct
Your %
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level 73
Mar 31, 2013
Fun quiz. Got all of them pretty quickly down to the last two, then I just had to guess. but ended with 100%.
+6
level 56
Aug 29, 2015
How on earth do you 'guess' Sweden for the last one? It's about the most un-Swedish name there is!
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level 56
Aug 29, 2015
There are only a very limited number of European countries that existed back then that could have had colonies. I just guessed all of them. Sweden was the last one I could think of.
+1
level 73
Aug 30, 2015
yeah, basically. I guessed several other countries first.
+2
level 46
Dec 5, 2017
Among fellow Scandinavians (I'm a Dane) this is actually quite widely known. Because of a very small joke: even under French sovereignty the island has maintained the capital's name as "Gustavia". Named in honour of King Gustav - the most Swedish of all royal names.
+1
level 54
Dec 5, 2017
I've heard sometime that Sweden used to have something in the Caribbean.
+1
level 62
Jun 11, 2013
I didn't knwo Sweden ever had a colony! I thought they were too busy ordering the Norwegians around.
+3
level 13
Jun 26, 2013
Supposedly the first settlers of the Americas were from Scandinavia.
+11
level 59
Apr 17, 2017
Supposedly there were people settled in the Americas before the Europeans arrived.
+2
level 45
Apr 17, 2017
Snap snix, you tell em!
+1
level 43
Dec 5, 2017
there are pieces of wood, minerals, plants found in Peru and Chile that may come from Japan or even India. May from wind currents, probably on ships.
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level 32
Sep 4, 2013
yea the swedish empire
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level 42
Feb 28, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_colonial_empire
+3
level 61
Jul 8, 2014
The state of Delaware started out as a Swedish colony.
+1
level 44
Sep 23, 2014
No, I think Delaware was founded by the Dutch. Lewes. Zwaanendael. There's still some Dutch architecture there.
+2
level 55
Aug 29, 2015
The Zwaanendael colonists were all killed by the natives. A few years later (1638), the Swedes started a colony, which later (1655) was conquered by the Dutch, and from them (1664) by the English.
+1
level 51
Feb 18, 2017
Delaware was New Sweden, but the population consisted out of Finnish people. Finland back then was part of Sweden. Many of the Dutch settlers in New Netherlands were Walloons, they spoke a type of French, with Dutch as their second language. Most were religious refugees from the southern Netherlands.
+1
level 41
Jan 5, 2015
There's also a large (for the region) amount of Finns in the U.P of Michigan and North-East Wisconsin
+1
level 39
Oct 13, 2016
People please: A large NUMBER of people, not a large AMOUNT of people.
+1
level 60
Dec 5, 2017
Divantilya: Thank you for your constructive feedback and educating us on your language. We appreciate all efforts to improve our vocabulary and use of phrases for our 2nd, 3rd or 4th languages. If only all users could be so considerate
+1
level 32
Dec 7, 2013
So the Phoenicians founded Carthage? On another note, this may be the first time that my very last guess has worked. 0:01 to go with the box showing 100% is almost screenshot-worthy. :P
+1
level 36
Nov 7, 2015
Yes they did, along with many other cities in the Mediterranean
+1
level 18
Apr 23, 2014
100%, 3:10 sec left,good :)
+1
level 56
May 15, 2014
That was really quite difficult! I only got 13!
+1
level 16
Sep 28, 2014
Iceland was colonised by norwegians not danes
+1
level ∞
May 29, 2015
Check the dates
+1
level 45
Aug 6, 2015
Since there is Carthage, you could add ancient roman or greek colonies and many more historic ones!
+1
level 67
Aug 29, 2015
I never actually knew Germany managed to colonise Africa at all. I thought it was just Britain, France, Italy, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands
+3
level 60
Aug 29, 2015
Then you learned something today, which is good.
+1
level 59
Aug 29, 2015
Check out the German colonial empire, was pretty big at one point. Namibia still has some German speakers.
+1
level 74
Aug 29, 2015
Yes, they had a few colonies, like Tanzania. That's why there was some fighting in Africa during WWI. Anyway, the French and British empires were ridiculously big, which is, in my opinion, the main cause of the war... ironically, the German wanted more and they lost everything in 1919...
+1
level 55
Aug 29, 2015
Apart from those and Germany, there was also Spain. The Netherlands on the other hand were already out of Africa before the main colonizing period started in the late 19th century.
+1
level 56
Aug 29, 2015
i had seconds left and kept misspelling italy (just guessing). too bad i couldn't get it right...
+1
level 46
Aug 31, 2015
Very nice quiz. Didn't get a few of them (St. Bart's, Carthage) but I learned a little something too.
+1
level 11
Sep 5, 2015
100% with 3:13 left
+1
level 32
Apr 8, 2017
Is Kamerun supposed to be Cameroon?
+1
level 45
Apr 17, 2017
It's the german spelling
+3
level 58
Apr 17, 2017
"Mother Country" is quite offensive. "Colonizer" is more accurate.
+1
level 39
Apr 17, 2017
I do apologize if I offended any non-native English speakers (which I obviously have) with my comment about "NUMBER of" ... (people) rather than "Amount of..." (people). That was not my intent, but it was my fault for not first checking the name. My comment was directed to native English speakers who are just too careless to use the proper phraseology. My pet peeves are the above: "Number v. Amount" and the use of the word "Floor", when speaking of the sidewalk or walkway, for which the proper terminology is "ground". Again, this was not intended for English as a second-language speakers, of which I am one as well.
+2
level 70
Sep 19, 2017
FWIW, that's what I understood the intent of you comment to be. And I appreciated what you pointed out. I always prefer to know more rather than less. Except when it comes to anything having to do with Harry Potter, of course. :-)
+1
level 53
Nov 27, 2017
Phoenicia is a bit unfair.
+1
level 56
Dec 5, 2017
Why?
+1
level 53
Dec 5, 2017
All the others are still countries, Phoenicia arguably never was (being rather a collection of city-states that were never very unified).
+2
level 73
Dec 5, 2017
It's the obvious answer.
+1
level 53
Dec 7, 2017
Really? Is it? I think at least there should be a note that 'some of these countries no longer exist'.
+1
level 70
Dec 7, 2017
You have a location and time period, with that you either know or don't who was in Carthage at the time.
+1
level 73
Dec 8, 2017
Yes. Really. What did you guess instead? Lebanon?
+1
level 49
Dec 5, 2017
Nice quiz. I would just highly suggest to specify that the Congo is the Congo Free State. I think it would be unambiguously then, because there used to be a different French Congo.
+1
level 37
Dec 5, 2017
St. Barthelemy was French from 1648 to 1783 and was then exchanged to the Swedish in 1784, then it was sold back to France in 1878 and is now an Overseas Collective of France.
+1
level 21
Dec 5, 2017
You write ''Kamerun'' like this in German but you write it like this in English ''Cameroon''!!!
+1
level 34
Dec 19, 2017
Can Lebanon (maybe also Israel) be considered as type-in for Phoenicia?
+1
level 33
Jun 16, 2018
...seems like a lot of guesswork going on in this quiz...helps to be on the internet, i suppose...
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