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Countries by a Single Clue #9

Can you name the country that corresponds to each clue?
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Last updated: May 18, 2017
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Clue
Country
Northernmost country in Africa
Tunisia
Has the highest GDP per capita in the Southern Hemisphere
Australia
Where the rivers Shannon and Liffey flow
Ireland
Sea pirates from this country inspired the movie "Captain Phillips"
Somalia
Has the oldest constitution still in use
United States
Its emperors were buried in jade suits
China
Location of the Atacama Desert
Chile
Has the most Catholics of any country in Eastern Europe
Poland
Much of its land area is within the Ganges delta
Bangladesh
Largest landlocked country in the Western Hemisphere
Bolivia
Its capital city is Vilnius
Lithuania
The southernmost country in Central America
Panama
Has an autonomous Kurdish region with its own Parliament
Iraq
Gets a total volume of rainfall greater than any other country
Brazil
Until 1480, it was possible to walk from this country to India
Sri Lanka
Led by King Abdullah II - who is sometimes considered a benevolent dictator
Jordan
Most educated country in the Middle East
Israel
The only majority Hindu country other than India
Nepal
The Romani people (Gypsies) originally came from this country
India
Melania Trump was born in this small Alpine country
Slovenia
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level 67
May 18, 2017
Missed the 5th one. I thought one of the European nations would have had a constitution that was older. Clearly not.
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level 81
May 18, 2017
We move with the times in Europe. It said "still in use".
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level 54
Oct 30, 2017
US "moves with the times" also, to an extent. The Constitution is simply amended, not replaced.
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level 59
Oct 30, 2017
Ours is better than yours. That's why we don't have to replace it.
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level 55
Nov 1, 2017
The second amendment begs to differ, my dear friend.
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level 77
Jul 3, 2018
I agree with Aaron. Because the US Constitution is amendable it can be changed to reflect the opinions and conventions of the times - case in point the 18th and 21st Amendments. It's age and the fact that it is still in use doesn't indicate an outdated, immovable, set-in-stone document rather one whose authors had the foresight to include a way to make revisions as they are needed to update the whole and keep it current with changing needs. Moving with the times is not an exclusively European virtue. It's just my opinion, but to this outsider it appears that Europe clings much more tightly to its traditions than anything in the New World (i.e. royalty, monarchies, patrimonies etc.). MeestuhDuht, I don't understand you reference to the 2nd amendment. Could you please clarify your meaning?
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level 77
May 19, 2017
The "Statutes" of San Marino are from 1600, but are not quite a full constitution. Apart from that, the oldest in Europe is the Norwegian one (1814).
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level 73
May 19, 2017
British would be older as well, but it's not codified.
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level 68
Oct 23, 2017
The question doesn't say codified whatever that means in this context. Lots of the still effective parts of the UK constitution were enacted/agreed centuries before the USA even existed. Judged just against the UK, the most that could be said of the U.S. constitution is that it might be the world's oldest still effective constitution with the word 'constitution' written on it. But that doesn't work because of San Marino - whose constitution dates from 1600. So what the USA is left with is that it might have the oldest still effective constitution with the word 'constitution' written on it in English - which makes the claim, and the question, effectively meaningless.
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level 67
Oct 30, 2017
Different meanings of the word Constitution. It can either mean the rules/customs/means of governing a country, or it can mean a single document that officially lays out those rules for the country. The U.S. definitely has the oldest of the latter, with the closest being San Marino which is older but also not one document.
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level 75
Oct 30, 2017
rufty you don't know what you're talking about.
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level 38
Apr 12, 2018
I just couldn't wrap my head around the idea that the US, which is a relatively new country, had an older constitution than the UK, France, Germany, Denmark, etc., etc.
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level 63
May 10, 2018
Although France and Germany have a long history, as modern states they are relatively young. The French Fifth Republic came into being in 1958; Germany was only united into one country in 1871, and the current constitution was instituted after WWII. Denmark's constitution was originally adopted in 1849 - before that it was an absolute monarchy. The UK dates from 1707, with the union of the crowns of England and Scotland. It has a constitution, but not one that is written down in a single document. England has a history of legal and constitutional development (Magna Carta, Bill of Rights, Common Law) that goes back a long way, and influenced the drafters of the US Constitution.
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level 38
Aug 15, 2018
And yet - I would have voted for the UK, Greece, the Netherlands or even France, before thinking of the USA as having the oldest constitution.
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level 68
May 18, 2017
What happened in 1480?
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level 60
May 19, 2017
Cyclones supposedly sunk the landbridge.
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level 60
Oct 30, 2017
Those one-eyed hooligans!
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level 77
Oct 30, 2017
I thought it was the Cylons.
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level 73
May 19, 2017
(Almost) nobody knows this about the gypsies??
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level 66
Oct 30, 2017
I guess the word Romani made the clue misleading. I personally thought the gypsies came somewhere from Eastern Europe. Also had an impression they resided in Ireland and northern U.K.
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level 58
Oct 30, 2017
They're all different things. Roma/Romani are a nomadic Indian people who ended up mostly migrating to Europe. They now mostly live in eastern Europe. Somewhere between .25-0.5 million of them were killed in the Holocast. They're the original "gypsies," which word possibly originates from people thinking they were Egyptian. Most gypsies in the UK and Ireland are Irish travellers rather than Roma, although there's Roma groups too.
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level 75
Oct 30, 2017
(Some of, perhaps a plurality- popular misconception that it's possible for "a people" to be discrete and extant for all time) the ancestors of today's Roma migrated to Europe from India. I was under the impression that the name Roma/Romani came from the fact that many of them first settled in Romania before spreading elsewhere in Europe, but looked it up before posting and apparently that's not the case. Anyway there are still huge numbers in Romania but they are all over Europe.
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level 71
May 20, 2017
Slovenia is mainly flat plains. The northern border with Austria is alpine, but that only covers a small proportion of the country.
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level 73
May 20, 2017
Far from "mostly flat plains", it's mostly hilly. Alpine and subalpine regions cover about 40% of the country. In any case, it's an Alpine country just as it is also a Mediterranean country.
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level 40
Oct 30, 2017
"Bolivia" is the one answer I missed, just because I'm ignorant and didn't get the meaning of "Western Hemisphere" (I thought it was the "Northern Hemisphere"). Shame on me.
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level 75
Oct 30, 2017
easy
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level 67
Oct 30, 2017
Mauritius also has a Hindu majority. Slim majority at 51.9% (as per wikipedia), but still a majority.
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level 56
Oct 30, 2017
I don't think pirates from Somalia "inspired" the move "Captain Philips" seeing how it was based on a true story.
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level 75
Oct 30, 2017
..... what do you think the word inspired means?
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level 60
Oct 30, 2017
The Atacama Desert extends into Bolivia, Argentina and Peru as well depending on which source you're using. But it's certainly not only Chile.