Countries by a Single Clue #11

Can you name the country that corresponds to each clue?
Answer must correspond to yellow box!
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Last updated: March 28, 2020
First submittedMay 22, 2017
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Clue
Country
Has the cities of Ghent, Antwerp, and Bruges
Belgium
Where the movie "The Sound of Music" was set
Austria
Its largest island is Baffin Island
Canada
Scheduled to host the World Cup in 2022, despite international opposition
Qatar
Its capital starts with B and its largest city starts with Z
Switzerland
Hamlet was a (fictional) prince of this country
Denmark
The largest country in Africa until 2011
Sudan
Had ten days in a week from 1793 to 1805
France
Location of Lake Garda and Lake Como
Italy
Transylvania is part of this country
Romania
Country from which Russia leases its spaceport, the Baikonur Cosmodrome
Kazakhstan
The only country to be kicked out of the United Nations (in 1971)
Taiwan
Has the largest economy in Europe
Germany
Former first lady Imelda Marcos had thousands of pairs of shoes
Philippines
Controlled almost 25% of the world's land area in 1920
United Kingdom
Closest country to Australia, geographically
Papua New Guinea
In 2011, a woman was sentenced to 10 lashes for the crime of driving.
(The decision was overturned by the King).
Saudi Arabia
Once led by emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopia
Country where Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011
Pakistan
Home to the cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai
Thailand
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Level 78
May 23, 2017
Another nice (easy) one
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Level 61
May 23, 2017
I thought it was a wee bit tougher...
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Level 82
Nov 13, 2017
This was the first one that stumped me. Had no idea about the 10-day week...
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Level 60
Nov 13, 2017
I got it right away — but have no idea why. Never heard of it before. Although now that I think about it, must have simply been a deduction from the dynamic historic period.
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Level 78
Nov 13, 2017
I took a guess at France purely because the dates coincided with Napoleon's rise.
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Level 85
Nov 13, 2017
I had never heard of this, but I assume it was some type of metric calendar. That's when they converted to metric units of measure. Guess people had no interest in trying to convert dates.
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Level 85
Nov 13, 2017
I just looked it up. They even decimalized timed. That worked about as well as a screen door on a submarine.
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Level 82
Nov 13, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Republican_Calendar
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Level 60
Nov 14, 2017
They wanted to have more productivity and tried to rationalize the calendar. Instead of having 1 day off every 7 days (sunday), it was just 1 every 10 and they got rid of all religious holidays too.

Seems that they tried to change too much too quickly so it backfired as with several other revolutionary ideas they had.

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Level 67
Oct 21, 2019
That was the one I thought scored so low on a trivia quiz site ! I think it actually is one of the "interesting facts" that appears on the site. (not 100% though, but I feel like I have come across it quite a lot lately and that is the best explanation I can think off, coming across it quite a lot of times on different days ( so not one big research topic or something)
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Level 82
Feb 4, 2020
yes makes sense given Napoleon and the metric system and for some reason got it on my 2nd or 3rd guess this time.
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Level 63
Mar 23, 2021
Napoleon is actually the one who went back on it. Also, under the Republican calendar, people had two free days every ten days, which was more than the previous one day out of seven.
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Level 63
Mar 23, 2021
Regardless of practicality, it's a beautiful and rational calendar. The year was divided into twelve even thirty-day months, which were each divided into three decades (in French, a decade is a period of ten days, while a décennie is ten years). The months had beautiful names associated with the seasons, such as Nivôse (month of snow) or Floréal (the month of flowers). The first of the month was always a Primidi, the second always a Duodi, the 13th always a Tridi and so forth. The days ending in 1 through 4 and 6 through 9 paid homage to seasonal plants (instead of stupid saints), the days in 5 paid homage to animals, and the one in 0 to tools. The last 5 days of the year were a special holiday, and were named respectively for Virtue, Genius, Labour, Opinion, and Rewards. Every four years, an extra day, the Day of the Revolution, was added.
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Level 63
Mar 23, 2021
I, for example, was born on a day honouring Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, which undoubtedly sucks - whereas in the Republican Calendar, I was born on Tridi 13th Thermidor (month of warmth), which happened to be the Day of the Apricot, and I think that's way more beautiful.
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Level 82
May 23, 2017
Well, that's three clues for Belgium ;).
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Level 63
Jun 1, 2017
Not really. Two hints would be the one given and add "De-facto capital of the EU".
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Level 82
Jun 5, 2017
In my opinion, each city is a different clue, because you only have to know one of the three to identify the country.
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Level 75
May 27, 2017
Spelling: Scheduled
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Level ∞
May 28, 2017
Fixed
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Level 59
Nov 13, 2017
How do you italicize your text?
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Level 85
Nov 13, 2017
If you want to italicize your text, write < em>Whatever you want to say< /em>, and remove the spaces, so it should look like this.
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Level 59
Nov 13, 2017
Thanks!
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Level 66
Nov 13, 2017
That's amazing
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Level 85
Nov 14, 2017
RAINBOW!
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Level 66
Nov 15, 2017
:)
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Level 73
Mar 12, 2019
I italicise my text by adding < i > at the start and at the end of the text I want to italicise (without the spaces). For bolding I do the same by with the letter 'b'. (I learned this from editing Wikipedia)
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Level 85
Sep 13, 2019
There’s multiple ways to do HTML tricks, of course. You might be able to Google a list of what you can do if anyone’s interested.
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Level 32
May 11, 2021
idk
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Level 47
Nov 13, 2017
Mostly easy.
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Level 61
Nov 13, 2017
Nice one QM. Thanks
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Level 49
Nov 14, 2017
Although opinion in USA may differ,I don't know many here in the UK that believe Bin Laden was killed in Pakistan or even in 2011!
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Level 37
Nov 14, 2017
No, Bin Ladin is still alive; he's sharing Peanut Butter, Jelly, Banana and Bacon sandwiches with Elvis.
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Level 63
Mar 23, 2021
Yeah, no. The entire world, including Britain, does know what happened. If you know many people who don't, it's time to change social circles!
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Level 14
Nov 18, 2017
Clue 5 is wrong. Bern doesnt end with a z
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Level 73
Mar 12, 2019
Are you serious?
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Level 37
Nov 26, 2017
But Zurich begins with a "Z" the question was "... its largest city..."
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Level 48
Aug 17, 2018
A 10 day week... Only 36 weeks in a year... Image how short our lives would be!
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Level 67
Oct 21, 2019
Yes, because suddenly you die sooner
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Level 67
Oct 21, 2019
Btw in your argument a year is still a year, so even if our deaths were "set", like everybody dies at 80, no matter what. It still wouldnt make our lives shorter. (unless it is set at X weeks, but nobody counts like that even now)
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Level 46
Sep 26, 2018
Hehe, nice clue for France. (The one time I get something others don't lol)
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Level 72
Nov 1, 2019
Why was Taiwan kicked out of the UN?
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Level 82
Feb 4, 2020
Because they let the People's Republic of China in, and China claims Taiwan as its province.
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Level 71
Feb 10, 2021
Taiwan wasn't kicked out. The PRC was recognized as the legitimate representative of China (mainland and Taiwan). Until then, the ROC was the representative for all of China.
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Level 54
Apr 24, 2020
Which world cup in 2022?
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Level 61
Mar 23, 2021
Country where Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011... or was he? Just kidding, of course he was, this is just a conspiracy theory.
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Level 68
Mar 23, 2021
"Has the cities of Ghent, Antwerp, and Bruges" .... that's three clues....
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Level 64
Mar 23, 2021
Is there not a better clue for Pakistan other than the US empire committing murder in another foreign country?
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Level 73
Mar 23, 2021
Typical comment from someone named 'YankeeGoHome'
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Level 28
Mar 23, 2021
Wow, Quizmaster used Belgium to be the first option, he didn’t argued in comments about it, and in the First Page you can clearly see he saying about the question of Belgium. This must be the first time...
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Level 57
Mar 23, 2021
Yeah.
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Level 41
Mar 23, 2021
To be exact, Taiwan was not kicked out of the United Nations - GA Resolution decided the question of which government represented the country of China.
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Level 54
Mar 23, 2021
It's absolutely abhorrent that Taiwan is not allowed in the UN because of PRC's authoritarianism.
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Level 35
Mar 25, 2021
I thought Switzerland didn't technically have a capital?