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Countries by a Single Clue #2

Can you name the country that corresponds to each clue?
Answer must correspond to yellow box!
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Last updated: December 21, 2019
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First submittedMay 9, 2017
Times taken47,749
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Clue
Country
Called "The Land Down Under"
Australia
Its northern border is a DMZ
South Korea
Smallest country in the world
Vatican City
Southernmost country in the Caribbean Sea
Trinidad and Tobago
Largest island in the Indian Ocean
Madagascar
Home to the Angkor Wat temple complex
Cambodia
African island country uninhabited until discovered by Portugal
Cape Verde
Owns about 2/3rds of the region of Patagonia
Argentina
Invaded by the United States in 1983
Grenada
Has the cities of Dunedin, Rotorua, and Whangarei
New Zealand
Historically called "White Russia"
Belarus
Its second largest city is Mombasa
Kenya
Its capital has the initials KL
Malaysia
Monte Carlo is a neighborhood in this city state
Monaco
Its two largest cities both start with H
Vietnam
Broke away from Serbia in 2008
Kosovo
Has won the most Olympic gold medals in alpine skiing
Austria
80% of the country was strip-mined for phosphate
Nauru
Least-populous country in the Alps
Liechtenstein
Its capital is Luanda
Angola
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Level 93
May 9, 2017
This is a great series!
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Level 60
May 10, 2017
Totally agree, was expecting #2 today. The great thing about this series (thanks QM) is that there is so much to be learned about countries with information in nuggets. Number of quizzes in this series could easily surpass the general knowledge quizzes and be even more useful.

Having said all this - 9/20 :-(

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Level 77
May 11, 2017
Rather on the easy side. Completed with 1:50 remaining.
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Level 57
May 21, 2017
Simply did not know Nauru...at least by this one clue.
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Level 57
Jun 3, 2020
Nauru has even space for Strip Mining?
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Level 60
Sep 17, 2020
I was a little freaked for a bit because I thought a sizeable country had actually been mostly strip mined, so Nauru was a relief.
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Level 56
Aug 27, 2020
Only got that one because of other quizzes on jetpunk.
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Level 65
Aug 1, 2017
Are you sure the answer to 12 isn't Westeros?
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Level 76
Aug 29, 2017
Nah, Westeros is a continent
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Level 68
Aug 27, 2017
Monaco is in the Alps (commence arguments)
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Level 70
Aug 27, 2017
Unless QM *just* changed if from "smallest" to "least populous", the answer was right: Monaco boasts ~1000 more people than the big L.
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Level 34
Aug 27, 2017
Monaco is in the Madagascan Alps.Argument over.
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Level 68
Aug 28, 2017
Those are estimates, it probably goes back and forth between the two.
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Level 49
Oct 17, 2018
Monegasque....Madagascar is a long way away...
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Level 80
Sep 15, 2020
A long time ago, in an alpine region, far far away...
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Level 45
Aug 27, 2017
i forgot asutralia,malaysia,south korea,kenya,austria,vietnam and grenada
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Level 75
Aug 27, 2017
I totally guessed on Mombasa.. somehow I was right, first try! I already knew about New Zealand and Nauru, so I ended up with 18.
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Level 66
Aug 27, 2017
I can't believe 76% got Cape Verde.
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Level 84
Aug 27, 2017
Pretty easy. Even if you didn't know that Cape Verde was colonized by Portugal... and I did, I once went out with a girl from there... there are only 6 African island nations in total.
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Level 66
May 26, 2019
started with sao tome, did all the african islands, then thought huh?? then remembered I had forgotten about one, so cape verde was the last and allmsot looked over ( I forget it more often, and was sort of thrown off after sao tome wasnt it, I thought well the others do not sound portuguese... but well, lets try em all)
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Level 22
Aug 31, 2017
100% with 2:42 left - second try. Love this quiz :)
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Level 37
Nov 13, 2017
Great Quiz! - Thank you.
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Level 92
Nov 20, 2017
i think also Cyprus qualifies for having a DMZ as its northern (and only) border: maybe northern (turkish) cyprus is not a recognized state, but a border does not need an international acknowledgement to be effective (and sure the division in two of the island of Cyprus IS effective)
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Level 53
Sep 15, 2020
That is not its only border. It also has borders with the British Sovereign Base Areas of Dhekelia and Akrotiri.
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Level 45
Dec 24, 2017
for smallest country in the world I said nauru, but it was wrong so I typed vatican. Then when i see i missed nauru for the 80% question, i was pissed
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Level 35
May 13, 2018
Surprising how such a tiny country was able to invade the U.S
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Level 89
Sep 17, 2018
Surprising how such a tiny word, "by," inverts the meaning of the clue.
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Level 64
May 14, 2018
Since 'bela' means white, and 'Rus' means 'Russia', Belarus still means 'white Russia'.
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Level 76
Dec 3, 2018
Yes, but it's called Belarus
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Level 66
May 26, 2019
yes but the way it is phrased makes it sound that it used to be called something meaning white russia, but not anymore..
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Level 76
Jun 3, 2019
Not to me - it sounds like the question is saying it used to be called White Russia, which it did (or at least part of it used to be)
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Level 62
Jul 29, 2022
Strangely, Belarus is pronounced "bái é luó sí" in Chinese, which literally means "White Russia", but it also sounds similar to Belarus.
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Level 66
May 26, 2019
May I suggest writing DMZ in full? This is a site in english, yes, but you have many many people for whom english is not their native tongue.

I myself have not heard of DMZ before (and my vocabulary is quite big, I usually know more words in english than native speakers.) It is not a word you come across in daily life, unless perhaps in a documentary about korea. Or a book about military terminology.

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Level 31
Apr 13, 2020
I second this!
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Level 61
Aug 11, 2019
It helps that I have been to most of them!
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Level 38
Apr 2, 2020
Mauritius should work for "African island country uninhabited until discovered by Portugal" - although it was discovered first by Arabs the first to make a settlement on the islands were the Portuguese.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius#Portuguese_Mauritius

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Level 31
Apr 13, 2020
Fun fact: in Dutch, the name for Belarus is still "Wit-Rusland", which translates perfectly to "White Russia".
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Level 63
Sep 17, 2020
Same in norwegian, Hviterussland.
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2020
Wasn't Sao Tome also first discovered by the Portuguese?
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Level 73
Sep 15, 2020
Yes. That's a little confusing. Does it work as an alternate answer?
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Level 70
Sep 15, 2020
no
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Level 60
Sep 15, 2020
Belarus doesn't mean "White Russia" but "White Ruthenia", a historic land of Kievan Rus, which consisted most of today's Belarus. Name "Russia" also originated from Ruthenia.
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Level 74
Oct 30, 2020
Weird that you'd go with Ruthenia when you have the Rus there. In any case, it would be "White Rus", but since Russia is, practically speaking, the modern form of Rus, then "White Russia" is quite adequate; certainly more than a very old name for the region which is actually a latinized exonym.
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Level 60
May 11, 2021
Rus is Slavic for Ruthenia
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Level 73
Sep 15, 2020
Sao Tome and Principe was in fact uninhabited when it was discovered by the Portuguese. I thought for sure this was the answer, but you were just not willing to accept any alternate spelling, so I wasted all of my time trying to figure out how to get the proper keyboard input on a US keyboard. Since there seem to be two or three valid answers to the clue, maybe you should reconsider the clue's wording to avoid this.
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Level 39
Apr 13, 2021
I got Nauru but not Malaysia.
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Level 50
Apr 20, 2021
Wasted way to much time trying to correctly spell São Tomé and Príncipe. The island country in Africa that was uninhabited until the Portuguese navigators, João de Santarém and Pedro Escobar discovered them in 1470