Countries that Start with D

Name the countries that start with the letter D.
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Last updated: May 4, 2020
First submittedMay 21, 2012
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Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
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Level 27
Feb 21, 2012
What about democratic republic of Congo?
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Level 15
May 21, 2012
Added it!
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2017
Brilliantly done. Very uncontroversial.
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Level 43
May 21, 2020
Democratic People's Republic of Korea?
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Level 24
Jul 2, 2020
it's already there
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Level 58
Apr 30, 2012
yeah.. if it's not going to be on the "C" quiz, it should be here.
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Level 61
May 3, 2012
DRC should definately be here
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Level 66
Dec 2, 2019
definitely*
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Level 72
Feb 11, 2013
I would have gotten all 5 but I didn't notice that Democratic Republic of_________ popped up on my screen uninvited. If you give me that much, I'll get it.
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Level 46
Feb 13, 2018
True. Perhaps he should add a caveat.
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Level 44
Jul 27, 2013
65% got Dominica... 60% got the Dominican Republic... ?????
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Level 65
May 14, 2014
A surprising number of people assume they are the same country..
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Level 53
Nov 8, 2015
In order to get Dominican Republic, the auto-correct system gives you Dominica. The same thing happens with Jackson, Mississippi on US cities quizzes when people are trying to type Jacksonville.
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Level 27
Dec 22, 2017
Not the case any more
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Level 88
May 21, 2020
I almost forgot Dominica, but got Dominican Republic by typing DR on my way to DRC.
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Level 55
May 3, 2014
Yeah...that was kind of a gimme.
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2015
1:50 left.
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Level 28
Apr 4, 2015
What about Democratic People's Republic of Korea? Its the official name of North Korea.
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Level 46
Apr 11, 2016
True, but I think we should stick to the common name, and names that we all use.
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Level 39
Dec 11, 2016
We don't say dr Congo, its the official name, we just say Congo as everyday use. So if dr Congo is accepted, dpr Korea should also be in the list
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2017
We typically say DRC, seeing as there's another Congo right next door. Be horribly inconvenient to call them both Congo, wouldn't it?
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Level 79
May 5, 2020
..but most quizzes on this site do just that.
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Level 78
May 15, 2020
The ones I've seen call them by the correct names but accept Congo for both.
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Level 43
Jun 20, 2015
5/5 1:53 left!
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Level 63
May 21, 2016
With the V quiz now featured, this one should follow, too :)
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Level 71
Feb 1, 2017
Why is D so much harder to remember than the V ones?
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Level 30
Apr 20, 2017
100% with 1:41 remaining.
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Level 19
May 5, 2017
1:14
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Level 24
Aug 31, 2018
1:53 left
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Level 70
Oct 11, 2018
Deutschland?
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Level 55
Nov 7, 2019
Germany
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Level 21
Dec 17, 2018
Denmark!
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Level 55
Nov 7, 2019
Why is "Democratic Republic of the" given? Since this quiz is about countries that start with D, I think D or (DR) should be the blank instead of the C.
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Level 60
Jan 5, 2020
Congo is misleading...
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Level 78
Apr 14, 2020
It's just feels wrong to have to type "Congo" in a quiz where all of the answers are supposed to start with D.
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Level 15
Apr 18, 2020
Micronesia is an acceptable type in for the 'Countries that start with F'. Burma and Swaziland as well can be written in different letters.
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Level 78
May 21, 2020
I disagree about Micronesia starting with F, and two wrongs don't make a right! Burma and Swaziland are acceptable type-ins, not official answers.
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Level 77
May 4, 2020
If we're counting Congo what about DPRK (North Korea)?
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Level 78
May 15, 2020
If that was done for every country there would be no end to it - Commonwealth of Australia, People's Republic of China, Federative Republic of Brazil, etc. There are two countries with Congo in their names so the full names are used to differentiate.
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Level 70
May 4, 2020
If you are going to use 'Democratic Republic of the Congo' in this quiz then it should be the format for every country that is a so called 'Democratic Republic' The very fact that the quiz already has 'Democratic Republic of the ......' given is testimony that jetpunkers would not usually use that part of the country's name.
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Level 71
May 5, 2020
The difference is that the DRC is always known as the DRC to distinguish it from the Republic of the Congo. North Korea might officially be called "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea", but everybody calls it North Korea because there are no other countries called North Korea.
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Level 72
May 14, 2020
Agree. This is messy. So DRC is going to be removed from the C’s – not to mention reordered in the literally dozens upon dozens of quizzes where DRC is considered a “C” country. But “Republic of Congo” is going to stay in the Cs, despite it really beginning with an R?

Quizmaster works very hard to keep country references very standard here. So is this how you want it?

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Level ∞
May 14, 2020
Whatever I do people will whine. These countries by letter quizzes have been ordered this way since the earliest days of the site. I'm not going to change after nearly a decade.

Story time. Once upon a time, on our Oscar Best Pictures quiz, we used the year the movie was made, not the year of the ceremony. I got so many complaints that I changed it to the year of the ceremony. Did the complaints stop? No, of course not.

What I've learned from this episode is that, when there are multiple possible interpretations of the data, you will always get complaints. The worst thing to do is to twist in the wind, tinkering with the quiz to try to stop the complaints. Because you won't. It's impossible to please everyone.

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Level 62
May 4, 2020
That good feeling when you think of every answer right off the bat
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Level 54
May 21, 2020
5 points for 5 answers! Talk about efficient.
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Level 43
May 21, 2020
DPRK?
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Level 45
May 21, 2020
Wow I wasn’t expecting it to be that easy, took me a while to type some of them though cuz I was on my phone
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Level 38
May 21, 2020
DPRK?
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Level 35
May 22, 2020
I spend way too much time on Denmark considering I live there
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Level 58
May 22, 2020
Hope you're not offended that I forgot Djibouti! ;p
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Level 35
Aug 20, 2020
Did them all in 1:49. Ez.