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Countries that Have Controlled Mesopotamia

Can you name the nations and empires that have controlled the region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers?
  • Specifically, the region around modern-day Baghdad
  • Since 911 B.C.
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - May 07, 2017
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Years
Nation or Empire
911 BC - 612 BC
620 BC - 539 BC
539 BC - 330 BC
330 BC - 141 BC
141 BC - 113 AD
113 - 117
117 - 224
244 - 651
651 - 1258
Years
Nation or Empire
1258 - 1392
1392 - 1405
1405 - 1533
(Black Sheep / White Sheep Turkmen)
1533 - 1918
1918 - 1932
1932 - 2003
2003 - 2011
2011 -
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Jan 25, 2017
I filled in the Black Sheep / White Sheep Turkmen because the Wikipedia articles were very sparse about that era of history.
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level 65
Jan 25, 2017
Did the U.S. really control that area? I'm skeptical.
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level 57
Jan 27, 2017
Yeah. Quizmaster uses the term "control" rather than own. In 2003, the United States overthrew the Ba'ath government, and stationed a bunch of troops to retain control of the country until 2011, when they pulled out. Even though the area wasn't American territory, the United States controlled it.
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level 68
May 7, 2017
He may being questioning whether the US truly "controlled" the area -- as in subdued it -- given that there was a rebellion the entire time their troops were present.
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level 37
Sep 19, 2017
I'd say we had more control than many of these empires did.
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level 54
Jan 25, 2017
Yay Babylon... I like Babylon
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level 69
May 9, 2017
Try living there now. Been a few years since anyone's pulled that off.
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level 61
Jan 25, 2017
86% of people got the third one!? Hhhmmmmm. I assume there are a few accepted type ins for that?
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level 72
Jan 25, 2017
Yeah, like "Persia".
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level 67
Jan 25, 2017
Yeah there are plenty of type ins it seems. I successfully entered Persia, Arabs, Alexander.
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level 68
Jan 25, 2017
Great quiz!
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level 80
Jan 26, 2017
I think between achaemenids and seleucids should be the alexandrian/macedonian empire, Seleucus starts a new different hellenistic kingdom. Same as you have done separating Timur (a mongol) from the mongolian empire.
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level ∞
Jan 26, 2017
Maybe... In any case Greek, Alexander, Macedon, and Hellenist are all acceptable answers for the Seleucid Empire.
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level 72
Jan 30, 2017
I see a problem with "Persia". Both Achemenid and Sassanid empires are "persians", so to only give the former is a bit arbitrary.
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level 65
Feb 16, 2017
Got all except the bottom 3 most answered questions
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level 55
Apr 14, 2017
Accept "Sasanid" for Sasanian Empire?
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level 44
Apr 20, 2017
Goddamit I couldn't remember how to spell Parthian for some reason also forgot about the Sasanids! Happy I got the Timurids tho (Thanks EU4)
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level 56
May 7, 2017
Umayyad Caliphate?
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level 43
May 20, 2017
I was confused as to why it was not on here
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level 70
May 7, 2017
100%. Since 911 BC? What? No love for the Hittites, Assyrians, or Akkadians?
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level 70
May 7, 2017
Babylonians, Sumerians... very popular region for conquering.
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level 59
May 8, 2017
Poor Sumerians. :(
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level 34
May 7, 2017
maybe accept Partian?
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level 53
May 7, 2017
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it the Umayyad Caliphate that ruled from ~650-750, then the Abbasid Caliphate took over at ~750 (I don't remember the exact date off the top of my head) and ruled until the Mongols toppled it in 1258?
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level 59
May 7, 2017
The Abbasid Caliphate dates are wrong; you gave the dates of the Arab's control of Iraq since the Islamic conquest until the mongol invasion, while the Abbasids only came onto the scene in 750 AD. Either change the entry to Arab Caliphate or have separate entries for the Rashidun, Umayyad, and Abbasid Caliphates.
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level 45
May 7, 2017
I got timurid because i played Medival II Total War
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level 59
May 8, 2017
I got Parthia and Seleucid thanks to the Rome version. :)
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level 47
May 7, 2017
You should accept "parthia" for the parthian empire
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level 30
May 7, 2017
No Mamelukes? thought they got that far.
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level 67
May 8, 2017
I thought so as well, though admittedly, I entered Marmadukes.
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level 56
May 7, 2017
"Parthia" should be accepted, especially since "alexander" is for "Seleucid" which is a different thing.
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May 7, 2017
Okay
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level 55
May 7, 2017
Pretty soon you'll have to update this quiz to include the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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level 48
May 7, 2017
Umayyad Caliphate?
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level 55
May 7, 2017
The more I'm here, the less I think I know.
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level 55
May 7, 2017
Oh, hey, I made some of this style a while ago, they're a lot shorter but maybe some of you would be interested in them too http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/59306/countries-dallas-has-been-in http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/59306/countries-manila-has-been-in http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/59306/countries-krakow-has-been-in http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/59306/countries-cairo-has-been-in
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level 58
May 8, 2017
Just in case anyone wants to have some fun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAMRTGv82Zo
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level 38
May 8, 2017
replace abbasid caliphate with just caliphate or add more caliphates because Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid, Safarid, Seljuk, Fatamid, Ayyubid, and Gaznavids were islamic nations in control of the area from 651 - 1218
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May 10, 2017
Caliphate is an accepted type-in
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level 29
May 9, 2017
"Ilkhanate" should be accepted for Mongol. This is the name of the khanate that took over that region after the splitting up of the Mongol empire in four.
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level 53
May 11, 2017
Why no Rashidun Caliphate?
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level 48
Jul 27, 2017
Can you accept Ilkhante for the Mongols/Jalayarids and not fill in the Black Sheep/White Sheep Turkmen? Their respective names are Qara Qoyunlu and Aq Qoyunlu if I'm not mistaken, and I believe that quite a few people should be able to get them right :)
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