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Countries by a Single Clue #12

Can you name the country that corresponds to each clue?
Answer must correspond to yellow box!
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First submittedMay 22, 2017
Last updatedJune 5, 2017
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Clue
Country
Where you could find the Great Sphinx
Egypt
Largest island country in the Caribbean Sea
Cuba
Messi and Maradona were born in this country
Argentina
Frequently threatens to nuke the United States and other countries
North Korea
Where the capital of the Incan Empire was located
Peru
These "Federated States" consist of 607 small, Pacific islands
F.S. Micronesia
A bridge connects this country to Singapore
Malaysia
Country whose king awards 5 of the 6 Nobel Prizes
Sweden
Poorest country in the Americas
Haiti
Home to Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall
Venezuela
Dubai is its largest city
United Arab Emirates
Feta cheese comes from here
Greece
Country that makes dolls that stack within other dolls that stack within other dolls, etc..
Russia
Its capital city hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Its capital city is Minsk
Belarus
The International Court of Justice is located here
Netherlands
Rugby and American football are popular sports in this Oceanic country
Samoa
Lapland is its northernmost region
Finland
Asian country that is just 10 miles from Djibouti
Yemen
Russia invaded this country in 2008, seizing the region of South Ossetia
Georgia
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level 80
May 22, 2017
Technically, Bosnia and Herzegovina didn't exist in 1984, so no country's capital actually hosted the Winter Olympics that year.
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level 82
May 22, 2017
Somehow I feel Yugoslavia should be an accepted answer.
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level 69
May 22, 2017
I disagree. Sarajevo was never Yugoslavia's capital, Belgrade was. Furthermore, the description in the quiz is absolutely correct: Bosnia's capital city (Sarajevo) indeed hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics.
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level ∞
May 23, 2017
Thanks @Henning. I wrote the question the way I did for a reason. Yugoslavia is not the correct answer.
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level 73
May 23, 2017
Indeed, the question is ok, though I see how it can be misleading for some people. Still very surprised by SO low percentage of correct answers.
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level 56
May 23, 2017
Wouldn't it be better to clarify the modern-day countries?
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level 61
May 24, 2017
I agree with Henning.
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level 72
May 28, 2017
I suggest changing it to "present-day" capital.
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level 70
Sep 3, 2017
I agree with VirusSlo.
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level 67
Nov 20, 2017
I agree with everyone.
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level 77
Nov 20, 2017
The question is perfect as is.
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level 49
Nov 21, 2017
It's not that hard folks. I had to think a bit but a) Sarajevo is the capital of B & H, b) they hosted the Olympics. That's all the question says.
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level 58
Nov 20, 2017
well, but it didn't ask about a capital that day. It asked about a country, whose today's capital hosted the Olympics. And that surely is Bosnia and Herzegovina...
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level 72
Apr 14, 2019
Its capital, the city of Sarajevo, did indeed host the 1984 Winter Olympics.
In other Earth shattering news, Italy's capital city, Rome, once controlled the entire Mediterranean.
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level 61
May 26, 2019
Therefore we can conclude there was no 1984 olympics.. it never took place
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level 72
May 22, 2017
The 2nd sport in Samoa, after rugby union, is rugby league - American football is hardly played there. (In the nearby US territory of American Samoa, American football is played a lot)
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level 76
Nov 20, 2017
I know nothing about rugby, but now I'm even more confused - are there two separate sports, one called rugby league, and one called rugby union? Wouldn't they both just be part of the sport called rugby, which would put something else in second place?
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level 80
Nov 20, 2017
Very different in terms of rules. They don't even field the same number of players, scoring is different, etc. Similar to how you could compare NFL football to Arena League football or the CFL (Canadian league).
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level 77
Nov 20, 2017
They are variants of rugby, with quite different rules, but still I think they can be grouped for this particular question.
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level 60
Nov 20, 2017
Disagree - they are different sports in many ways, though I accept that movement of players from one to other is increasingly seen.
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level 56
Nov 20, 2017
Have to agree with Jerry928. As someone who actually lived in Samoa, they don't play American football. Most couldn't tell you the rules if you paid them. There's a fair bit of football aka soccer and cricket played there. American football is only played in American Samoa. There's a definite distinction between the country of Samoa (official name Independent State of Samoa and formerly called Western Samoa) and the American territory of American Samoa.
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level 77
May 23, 2017
I think the lapland clue can also apply to Norway and Sweden (it depends on what you call a region, but still...)
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level 72
May 28, 2017
This map of Lapland agrees with you.
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level 59
Nov 20, 2017
Not Norway, because Svalbard is not part of Lapland. Your case for Sweden still stands, though.
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level 59
Nov 22, 2017
I got confused by that as well and started second guessing myself, then just started typing Norway, Sweden and Finland
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level 72
Jun 4, 2017
i think there poorest country question might need to be re-phrased. I kept trying to guess every country in western Africa, that's to the left of the greenwich meridian line. There's several that have have way lower per capita GDP than Haiti. Liberia is less than half of them.
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level ∞
Jun 5, 2017
Good catch. Fixed.
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level 62
Jun 4, 2017
Gambia has a lower GDP per capita than Haiti. Maybe change Western Hemisphere to "in the Americas"
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level 65
Nov 20, 2017
For some reason, when I got to the ICC question, I flipped to guessing cities.
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level 56
Nov 20, 2017
ICC?
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level 77
Nov 20, 2017
International Criminal Court.
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level 56
Nov 20, 2017
The question is about the ICJ though, which is a separate organization.
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level 34
Nov 20, 2017
Russia didnt sieze south ossetia lmao, keep this georgian propaganda out of here
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level 59
Nov 20, 2017
Ur purrfect grammer is russian propaganda lmao.
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level 79
Nov 20, 2017
Fun quiz. The clue for Russia could be simplified to "Country known for making nesting dolls."
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level 71
Nov 20, 2017
Pedantry alert: during the civil war between Atahualpa and Huascar that weakened the Incan Empire enough to allow Pizarro to conquer it, Atahualpa declared Quito his capital. Cuzco remained the capital for Huascar and reverted to being the capital for the entire Empire when Atahualpa defeated him. But it would be a bit more accurate to say "Where the principal capital of the Incan Empire was located."
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level 38
Nov 20, 2017
Great Quiz! - Thank you.
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level 51
Nov 23, 2017
Can you unlock the answers to cells?
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level 65
May 15, 2018
I hate when I miss one and get only 4 (or less) points. So close but no cigar.
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level 58
Feb 27, 2019
Lapland is the name of the northernmost region in both Sweden and Finland. You should either accept Sweden as an answer, or change the clue to something that exclusively refers to one country.