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Countries that Start with M

Name the countries that start with the letter M.
  • Recently JetPunk changed our policy, and moved one country from B to M!
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - May 20, 2016
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level 68
Aug 3, 2012
Myanmar is still the official name of Burma, for now, at least... kept thinking I was misspelling it. Just because I prefer the name "Ceylon" to "Sri Lanka" doesn't mean I can leave S.L. out of the S countries... seems arbitrary.
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level 52
Oct 8, 2012
The name is Burma to the people. The military junta changed the name to Myanmar. Personally, I'd just as soon use Burma.
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level 34
Oct 1, 2014
The military junta was not the first to call it Myanmar. Both names have significant histories and both are widely accepted.
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level 54
Mar 7, 2015
by your argument, the people of germany call their country deutschland, so why do we keep using germany?
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level 20
Oct 29, 2015
and for the russia in russian, would it be easy?
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level 64
Apr 25, 2016
Put this in the "for what it's worth" category: I used to work on the Thai/Burma border, working with various groups from Burma. Not a soul from the ten ethnic groups from Burma I worked with ever said Myanmar. That was partly for the political reasons someone mentioned above. The Thai people I worked amongst never said Myanmar. That might have been out of habit. That was way back in 1998. For the last eight years, I've taught many people from Burma (almost all from the Karen ethnic group in the east). Not once has anyone referred to their former country as Myanmar. It strikes me that Myanmar has faced a much more troubled acceptance than, say, Mumbai. And it seems to be on a wholly different level than the acceptance of changed country names like Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso.
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level 53
Jul 22, 2016
Tshalla, it might sound weird for an English speaker, but in Burmees, the names hardly sound different. Maybe that is why you never heard one of them?
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level 64
Nov 14, 2016
You're right, djee, the sounds are much more similar in Burmese than their English spellings would suggest. I'm not saying that I've never been confused, because I'm constantly tricked by unfamiliar sounds, but my colleagues (from Burma) and I used to talk about this issue quite a bit. And in those conversations, in English, the two names were quite distinct. Again, this doesn't prove anything - just my experiences.
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level 20
Oct 22, 2012
Totally agree with you. Myanmar should be on this list. Never the less I got 100% :)
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level 9
Oct 22, 2012
Buat afaik Cylon is still the name for the island, and Sri Lanka is the name of the state, right?
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level 28
Dec 29, 2012
No, Sri Lanka is the name of the country, and Ceylon was the former name.
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level 50
Oct 15, 2016
I believe the name of the island was also changed to Sri Lanka
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level 22
Mar 20, 2018
is it possible to find one quiz without someone arguing in the comments about myanmar/burma or cyprus, georgia, or taiwan?
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level 65
Oct 22, 2012
You use Federated States of Micronesia? OK, it's a fair choice. But Burma changed the name to Myanmar, sorry you don't like it, but Quizmaster you're not more important that a country. Why don't you call every country by the name you want? Let's use Zaire, Rodhesia, Persia, Ceylon and Sia, even let's reunite Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and USSR, because JetPunk likes that way. Sorry, but that's really arbitrary.
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level 68
Nov 18, 2014
Your logical fallacies are.... strawman and slippery slope.
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level 33
May 25, 2016
shush
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level 73
Mar 7, 2015
I'm all for condensing it even further into the Roman Empire. Maybe I'd score better, anyway.
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level 17
Aug 12, 2015
Thinking about SPQR?
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level 73
Oct 15, 2016
I'd never heard of SPQR until your comment. i had to google it. Thanks for the learning moment of the day.
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level 64
Dec 29, 2016
Your logic is quite ridiculous. But Myanmar is now accepted, oh well.
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level 54
Jan 2, 2017
Please, the Tahuantinsuyo.
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level 41
Jan 26, 2017
Why do you care?
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level 35
Mar 19, 2018
I dont think it makes sense to abuse QM personally for each time theres something on the quiz that you dont like. The rest of us just give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he made a small mistake. Happens to the best of us.
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level 65
Oct 22, 2012
@darkseraphim21 They had elections in 2010, and a democratic government since last year, and they still want to be called by its legit name. The United Nations uses 'Myanmar', as do the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Russia, Germany, Norway, China, India, Australia and Japan.
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level 35
Nov 6, 2012
Stop complaining!
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level 9
May 14, 2014
If Russia, China, and the U.N are agreeing, thats saying somthing
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level 44
Oct 22, 2012
I'm guessing with Micronesia and Macedonia, it's like saying the USA should be under A and Saudi Arabia should be under K respectively, if you get what I mean.
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level 65
Oct 22, 2012
Saudi Arabia I agree with, but it is United States of America is it not? That would put them under U.
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level 45
Mar 23, 2017
Why would Saudi Arabia be under K?
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level 70
Mar 24, 2017
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. But then it's also Repbulic of Slovenia etc.
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level 4
Oct 22, 2012
I wrote Myanmar and Micronesia or Federated States if Micronesia and you didn't accept them....
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level 4
Oct 22, 2012
Missed Moldova...........
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level 34
Oct 22, 2012
Allow me to clarify some things, this quiz uses the short names for countries. The Federated States of Micronesia don't have a short name. They're only known by their long name. Macedonia on the other hand is officially called the Republic of Macedonia (It hasn't been called Fornmer Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in nearly 20 years). The Republic of Macedonia's short name is Macedonia. Fun fact: Canada is one of the few countries that has no prefix (i.e. "Republic of...") which is the result of its unique relationship with Great Britain.
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level 16
Oct 24, 2012
And Japan. But nobody mention Taiwan- Republic of China? Taiwan? Republic of Taiwan?
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level ∞
Oct 24, 2012
Thanks @aertzc. That is exactly correct.
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level 71
Sep 5, 2013
Is it a unique relationship? How does it differ to Australia's relationship with the UK? Not a criticism, I'm genuinely interested.
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level 46
Mar 7, 2015
It doesn't. Both are Commonwealth. Canada's old name was the Dominion of Canada, the prefix was removed some time ago and this is never used as its official name anymore.
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level 65
Feb 27, 2015
How has the name Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia been out of use for 20 years? Several countries have never accepted the name "Republic of Macedonia" because this interferes with Greece's national heritage (it creates the illusion that anything Macedonian is not Greek, which is horribly wrong). So, because of the ongoing naming dispute, most major international organisations (e.g. the UN, the EU, the IOC) refer to the country as FYROM.
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level 64
May 29, 2016
That is absolutely correct. The officially accepted name by international organizations like the UN, EU and NATO is FYROM. Some countries recognize it by its constitutional name (Republic of Macedonia). What the quiz goes by is another story, but let's get our facts straight at least.
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level 68
May 31, 2016
And we wonder why the world is in a constant state of war.
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level 73
Jun 13, 2016
By "several countries" do you mean Greece and only Greece? If not, then this is inaccurate. Greece has put pressure on some organizations to adopt their ridiculous stance, but no other country gives a crap. Greek and Macedonian nationalism were both birthed around the same time. And now they fight over this nonsense because their respective creation myths (a necessary component to any nationalist narrative) are contradictory; and also, of course, because of tourist dollars.

Probably also because it's the Balkans and hating your neighbors is a time-honored tradition.
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level 65
Jul 22, 2016
Actually, kalbahamut, it's 16 coutries according to Wikipedia, among which Germany, France, Japan etc. And all these countries refuse to accept FYROM's claims because this country is the one employing ridiculous methods to falsify history and fuel irredentism, not Greece. Imagine Canada deciding to call itself "America" (well, Canada is part of the American continent, right?) and trying to use this to prove that the American Revolution, the American Civil War etc. are actually their own history. And that since these historical events took place on US soil, much of the US is actually occupied Canadian lands largely inhabited by oppressed Canadians. Such nonsense is exactly the impression that FYROM is trying to create. As to the stance of other countries, it's all a matter of political interests.
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level 73
Mar 23, 2017
If Canada wants to change their name to America, let them. I honestly couldn't possibly care less. Even though your analogy is wrong. And obviously biased. And it would be a little weird for them to make that an official name. But if they wanted to be the Republic of America, or the Commonwealth Realm of America, or the Democratic Federation of America, or the United Provinces of America... that would be perfectly fine. Why wouldn't it be? It's their country. And yes they are in North America. And if Americans started whining about this and insisting that Canadians were "stealing" their history, as if such a thing were even possible, and changed all their signs going to the Republic of America to read "FCROA" just as a general F you to their Canadian neighbors... I would loudly and confidently call those Americans pathetic, petty, ignorant morons. I have no problem calling out my fellow citizens for stupidity or jingoism when they exhibit it, which is often enough.
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level 73
Mar 23, 2017
and if then the Republic of America built a giant statue of George Washington in Ottawa, I wouldn't mind pointing out that this was a bit kitschy or silly. Thought I still wouldn't insist they change the name of their country. That would be stupid.
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level 65
May 25, 2017
I would be happy to hear what makes the analogy so obviously wrong and biased, because the only major difference I can see is that any hypothetical attempts by Canada to promote a nationalistic narrative based on name changes and ludicrous statements about history would be of no international significance. The US has the power to ensure that, after all. On the contrary, in a region where nationalism, irredentism and claims about the oppression of minorities have very recently sparked public unrest, wars and genocides and have been used as an excuse for foreign intervention, one cannot just sit back while a neighbouring country is successfully trying to create widespread international confusion about historical issues in order to justify the promotion of an aggressive nationalist agenda.
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level 65
May 25, 2017
You may think that we Macedonian Greeks are overreacting when we don't want road signs reading "Macedonia: 100km" while we are already in Macedonia, when we feel uncomfortable about people getting our nationality wrong if we say we are Macedonians, or about them thinking that Alexander the Great was not Greek. But pathetic morons we are certainly not, especially since there is a complex and possibly threatening political issue underlying the choice of name.
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level 73
Aug 11, 2017
If someone asks you your nationality and you answer that you are Macedonian, then you deserve any resulting frustration. If someone asks you where you are from and you answer that you are Macedonian, then any resulting confusion ought to frustrate you no more than residents of Georgia the US state (correct answer: not at all). And Alexander was not Greek in the sense that you are using the word. Just because there existed a word Greek in ancient texts that contemporary Greek nationalists co-opted to describe the people of the country they invented doesn't mean that the word in both contexts now means the same thing. Further, it doesn't matter whether he was or not.
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level 73
Aug 11, 2017
The main reason your analogy is absurd is that the United States is barely 200 years old. There was never any overlap between the territories of Canada and the US. Americans can trace their national history back to the Revolution pretty easily and there's no period inbetween then and the present when the country ceased to exist and the ethnicity meant something other than what it means today. Beyond the Revolution we are talking about some combination of Native American history, British history, French history, etc... which Canadians have at least equal claim to. It would be supremely stupid for Americans to claim that they are the true Brits and Canadians have no claim to the legacy of John Cabot, Jamestown, etc. and they don't do that. If Canadians want to build a statue of John Smith, Pocahontas, or King George, great. Go for it. It doesn't matter if they speak a different language in Quebec.
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level 73
Aug 11, 2017
Anyway while the USA has its share of creation myths, as all nationalist movements have and require, the American creation myths are not as far fetched as most because the history is so short. It's not a big stretch for Americans to claim Benjamin Franklin as one of their own. After the Declaration of Independence he had American citizenship so they have that in common and there's not a big separation in time, and no separation in terms of national identity since they're using the same Constitution today. It's not nearly the same thing as modern Greeks or Macedonians trying to lay claim to Alexander, who was neither Greek nor Macedonian, in the contemporary sense; but whose ancient kingdom existed in both countries, and whose descendants live in both countries.
Your rambling about aggressive nationalist agendas and genocides... come on are you serious? Yeah nationalism is stupid and leads to bad things. Greek nationalism as much as any other flavor. So why not let it go?
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level 65
Aug 26, 2017
Despite the separation in time, I believe it is wrong to claim that Greece has no continuity as a nation. Greeks never seized to exist or define themselves as such, and elements that compose a national identity, most notably the Greek language, have stood the test of time remarkably well. State sovereignty and integrity are pretty much the only things the US has maintained better than Greeks, and I wouldn't call these crucial in terms of defining nationality. I am not implying that this is proof of ethnic purity or superiority. In fact, I believe anyone has the right to be inspired not only by the ancient Macedonian civilisation, but also by any culture or historical figure of the recent or distant past. Nevertheless, denying the connection between ancient or modern Greeks and Macedonia is a mistake in historical terms. The FYROM government has not only turned this mistake into a national policy, but they have also been promoting it precisely as proof of their own ethnic superiority.
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level 65
Aug 26, 2017
Of course you can find such an absurd notion of superiority among nationalists around the world. The key factor in FYROM, and the reason why it is indeed aggressive and worrying, is that it is not only actively promoted by the state, along with a strong flavour of irredentism, but the main instrument of this promotion, namely the stubborn stance on the naming dispute, is also internationally condoned, with the resulting historical confusion creating an anti-Greek sentiment in connection with this issue even in the minds of educated people globally. In a similar discussion elsewhere on this very site, where comments are on average more educated than most places on the web, Greeks were collectively categorized as people with issues they need to get over. This is really saddening and unjustified, and one of the main reasons why we Greeks insist on not just letting it go.
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level 73
Apr 4, 2018
You might believe it's wrong to claim that there is no continuity... but I'm sorry, you've been duped by the nationalist lie of your own country. There isn't any continuity. And you're wrong that Greeks never ceased to define themselves as Greeks. They absolutely did. When the entire Byzantine Empire covered all the lands from Italy to Iran, and all of it spoke Greek, the ethnicity of Greek did not exist. When the Ottomans came and conquered the same territory, and slowly the Turkish language and Muslim religion came to displace Greek and Orthodox Christianity, the term "Greek" was used to refer to members of the Greek Orthodox Church. It didn't mean the same thing that you think it means today. Language is often used to define a nation, but I find it an incredibly flimsy thing to base it on. If I am from China but learn to speak Japanese, does that make me Japanese? If I move to America and my children speak English, are they not Chinese?
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level 73
Apr 4, 2018
and what is "Chinese" anyway (linguistically)? There are hundreds of languages and dialects spoken in China, to go along with hundreds of ethnicities. And yet China has more political, historical, and cultural continuity than Greece does. (I also believe Chinese nationalism is a lie, for what it's worth) It's all BS. Anyone can learn to speak a language. You don't have to be related to Alexander to speak Greek. And you could be his direct descendant and speak Bulgarian. The Israelis revived a completely dead language when they created their nationalist myth. So greater linguistic feats have been accomplished than the preservation of Greek.
You say it is a mistake to deny a connection between ancient Macedon and Greek Macedonia. Okay. Who does that? And how do you then go on to deny the connection between ancient Macedon and the Republic of Macedonia? Both places existed within the territory of Philip II's empire. Both contain his genetic heirs.
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level 73
Apr 4, 2018
If the Republic of Macedonia's government is being petty and trying to thumb their nose at Greek Macedonians (and I know that they are).... LET THEM! Why bring yourself down to their level? Frankly both sides of this debate are acting like petulant children. Any anti-Greek sentiment that arises from this, I submit, is directly the result of Greeks loudly insisting on use of "FYROM," when everyone else sees how silly and pointless this is. If you wanted to be the mature ones in this dispute and just let it go as I suggest, there would be no anti-Greek sentiment. You are causing the very thing that you say you need to fight against. You would win the fight if you just stopped fighting.
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level 65
Apr 25, 2018
I agree that language in itself is not proof of a nation's continuity, but the preservation of a language is an undeniable indicator of an ongoing desire to respect the tradition of one's ancestors, even more so when it has survived through Roman, Bulgarian, western European and Ottoman conquests. This respect for a common history and past and the will to honour it is what I believe defines a nation and its continuity, and it is also what has kept the Greek civilisation perfectly alive throughout many difficult centuries, its continuity not being some sort of fabrication necessary for religious identification, but a fact already documented by Byzantine scholars, still far from the necessity of a common conscience against an occupying force, in a state that actually never seized to identify itself as the continuation of the Roman Empire.
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level 65
Apr 25, 2018
Considering the above, and the fact that, as you said anyway, using alleged bloodlines to lay claim to history is pretty much nonsense whatever nation we are talking about, if Slavic Macedonians indeed respected ancient Macedonia and its civilisation, I would be happy to embrace the connection between the two. Yet what FYROM keeps doing is a laughable falsification of historical facts about Macedonia and Alexander (a unifier of nations, by the way) in an attempt to maintain the integrity of a state linguistically composed mostly of Bulgarian and Albanian speakers, by fanaticising the population about their national superiority and the rightful nature of irredentist claims against their neighbours. This is evidently such a blatant display of both disrespect for history and aggression towards Greece, that carelessly accepting FYROM's position on the dispute would be a self-inflicted blow not only to Greece's diplomatic position, but also to the Greeks' own respect towards their past.
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level 45
Oct 22, 2012
Agreed, there needs to be Micronesia and Myanmar.
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level 58
Oct 23, 2012
When i took the quiz having to name all the countries of the world, Myanmar and Micronesia both showed up just as that...Myanmar and Micronesia. Therefore, I do not see how JetPunk uses Burma and F S of M
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level ∞
Oct 24, 2012
Trust me, that didn't happen. We use the same country names on all our quizzes. We do "allow" those answers on the countries of the world quiz, but that's not how they're displayed.
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level 9
May 14, 2014
Quizmaster, why not allow names for countries the are debatable on multiple quizzes. Then everyone is happy. BTW, is the quizmaster 1 person, a group, or a clever-bot sort of thing( More Intelligence though.)
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level 56
Jun 11, 2016
It would have to be a pretty damn clever bot to be able to write responses like the above. It's pretty clearly a person.
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level 44
Feb 23, 2013
"Micronesia" was accepted as a short cut for the Federated States of Micronesia, but Myanmar defintately does not work.
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level 58
Oct 23, 2012
Mulva?
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level 16
Oct 24, 2012
What?
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level 64
Dec 29, 2016
Must be a futuristic country
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level 41
Jul 1, 2013
Dolores!
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level 42
Oct 29, 2012
USA should actually be under T. The official name is THE United States of America.
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level 32
Oct 31, 2012
Its official name is without the 'the', same goes for (the) Netherlands. People just say the Netherlands and the United Sates of America, but that doesn't make it offcial. Even if 'the' was part of the offcial name they would still put it under the U of United. Just look at Gambia, official name 'The gambia', but still they place it under the G. The Gambia is by the way the only country with a offcial article at the beginning of its name. So never look at the article when it comes to putting countries in alphabetical order.
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level 47
Dec 21, 2014
yet in the UN, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia sits under T, next to Thailand
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level 46
Apr 25, 2017
"The" is a part Of the Netherlands's name
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level 56
Aug 17, 2017
What about El Salvador? Or do you mean names in English?
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level 9
May 14, 2014
LOL
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level 9
Oct 2, 2017
it should actually be under a america
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level 34
Jan 22, 2018
actually is shouldn't because it would be confusing. there are two continents that have "America" in them (idk if you are being sarcastic)
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level 19
Feb 7, 2018
No it should not, as it is not only an unsuitable name for a country, but also for the continent, hence the term North America
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level 34
Feb 9, 2018
Well, it does fit the pattern in countries like Kingdom of Spain -> Spain, Republic of Cuba -> Cuba, former United States of Venezuela -> Venezuela, and the citizens are referred to in English as Americans, but the official short term is United States so that's how we alphabetize it.
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level 38
Dec 18, 2017
Here's my question: Why is this under countries that start with m? did he put it in as "Murica"?
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level 46
Jan 10, 2018
Should Australia come under "c"? Of course not they're too awesome, they're definitely an "A"
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level 68
Nov 3, 2012
You forgot 'Merica.
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level 34
Jan 6, 2013
OMG so many whiners on this website.
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level 73
Mar 7, 2015
I like whiners. Their club has no membership fees.
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level 64
Dec 29, 2016
True
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level 35
Jan 11, 2013
I know right
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level 49
Jan 22, 2013
missed montenegro!
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level 49
Feb 26, 2018
worse I missed Mexico haha
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level 45
Jul 5, 2013
100% with 2 seconds left phew! Last one guessed: Malaysia
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level 15
Aug 6, 2013
forgot marshall islands. oceania gets me every time
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level 40
Sep 17, 2013
Martinique, also.
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level 75
Oct 9, 2013
Martinique is part of France I think
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level 64
Dec 29, 2016
Yes, it's an overseas region of France
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level 24
Dec 8, 2013
what about micronesia???
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level 7
Oct 11, 2017
bruh
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level 25
Jan 13, 2014
Wow some of you guys take quizzes way too seriously. Who gives a monkeys if it's Burma or Myanmar on a quiz? It's not the end of the world.
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level 56
Mar 9, 2015
You're saying that on a trivia site, where the entire demographic is people who have an interest in knowing the correct answers to esoteric knowledge. Precision is important.
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level 70
Mar 31, 2014
Micronesia should be on here. Martinique is not its own country.
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level 17
Apr 19, 2014
Ran out of time for Mongolia
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level 48
Apr 22, 2014
needs 'MURIKAH! :P
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level 46
Apr 25, 2017
*MURICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 23
Aug 11, 2014
Micronesia !
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level 61
Aug 18, 2014
Minnesota, Melbourne, Mars
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level 64
Dec 29, 2016
Dang, planets, states and cities are becoming independent! Time to start the censorship spree!
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level 12
Aug 19, 2014
Monserrat and Martinique are also part of the world. Small as they be.
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level 65
Nov 3, 2014
So are Munich, Minnesota and MyAss - that doesn't make them countries!
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level 70
Sep 18, 2016
So is a town in Connecticut, USA called Mianus. You should check out Mianus.
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level 63
Nov 3, 2016
And wouldn't you know it, there's even a general store in Mianus. Look! Rick's pumping in Mianus!
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level 37
Sep 10, 2014
micronesia is missing
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level 70
Sep 18, 2016
Federated States of Micronesia starts with an "F", not an "M".
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level 40
Oct 8, 2014
please accept "monoco" for monaco
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level 47
Dec 21, 2014
why? it's spelled/spelt Monaco....
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level 70
Sep 18, 2016
Please accept Mahnuhkoe too. And while you're at it, why not also accept $&@*%#!?
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level 64
Dec 29, 2016
That can't even be accepted
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level 38
Dec 18, 2017
don't forget mosadhfauiesfhioajfeowhurdhweiafjsjbwhaoefiaouewco
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level 48
Feb 15, 2017
Yes, and why doesn't it accept monocle? And Mononoke? And Bonobo, monkey, or a cajun spelling: Monaqueaux? I really do like Mahnuhkoe.
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level 23
Nov 8, 2014
i only missed mexico, i dont even anymore
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level 20
Jan 7, 2015
Hahaha the only one I missed was Mexico. How sad...
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level 70
Mar 10, 2017
That's because Mexico begins with a 'U'?
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level 27
Mar 7, 2015
Why not just write in Burma, and have us guess its other name that starts with M (Myanmar). This would avoid a lot of the arguments that have already sprung up. Great quiz!
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level 39
Mar 7, 2015
Shoot I missed Malawi. Strangest thing is that I live there! (I'm from Canada though)
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level 28
Apr 16, 2015
You guys like my name? I think it goes very well with this quiz (and 80% of the other quizzes on this website)
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level 64
Dec 29, 2016
Since when does "Relbore" have anything to do with many quizzes?
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level 46
Apr 25, 2017
REALBORE
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level 40
Aug 2, 2015
I kept thinking mesopotamia *shakes head*
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level 40
Oct 6, 2015
forgot Madagascar and Moldova
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level 44
Nov 10, 2015
How the HELL did I remember the Marshall Islands and forget Mexico?....
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level 47
Mar 20, 2017
no clue why but I always forget about mexico and canada
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level 50
Jan 7, 2016
nyackjohn,if you prefer naming ceylon to srilanka then try naming babylon instead of iraq prussia instead of germany and byzantine empire instead of turkey
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level 43
Aug 28, 2016
Byzantine Empire has nothing to do with Turkey.
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level 44
Dec 5, 2016
babylon is kind of ancient already, prussia formed germany, was a state in germany until 1918 when it was dissolved due to the terms of ww1 and byzantine empire bit the dust around 700 years agoand although it owned turkey, it was the turks themselves(ottomans) who destroyed the byzantine empire. if you are asking about why not ottoman empire for turkey they dissolved after ww1.
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level 14
Apr 9, 2016
I missed Mongolia. How embarrassing
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level 37
Apr 10, 2016
Hey everyone! Check out my quiz! It's called country to capital #1
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level 73
May 20, 2016
Quizmaster has finally given in...
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level 57
May 20, 2016
You may want to change the tagline...
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level ∞
May 21, 2016
I did change it!
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level 70
May 21, 2016
Would you mind explaining what prompted the change from Burma to Myanmar? I know there are a lot of arguments here about it and I don't mind, I think it's right that both are accepted, just wondering
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level ∞
May 22, 2016
Our general policy on JetPunk is to reflect the world as it is, and not to make political distinctions. That's why we list Taiwan as a country, and not Palestine, no matter what the UN votes. It's also why we recognize Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea. Even if we don't like it, we can't deny that it happened. Using Myanmar instead of Burma seems more inline with this policy of realism.
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level 70
Jun 9, 2016
And no matter that 138 countries recognize that Palestine is a country? I find it bizarre that 138 countries say "Yes, that's a country, and we'll exchange ambassadors and consulates to demonstrate that", and a quiz website decides that no, no, those countries must be having diplomatic relations with a fantasy because the "world as it is" has no Palestine in it. That's a separate question from its UN recognition as an observer state, but the fact that it is one is another compelling strand to the debate.
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level 56
Jun 11, 2016
It would unrealistic to pretend that the opinions of every country have equal weight. The majority of Europe (include the UK), all Anglo countries and Japan do not recognise Palestine. The influence of European countries and free democracies is far stronger. Plus, as an American and English-language site, it makes sense to reflect the general opinion of Americans and English-speaking people.
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level 73
Jun 13, 2016
Jerry, they have diplomatic relations with the Palestinian National Authority. That much is not a fantasy. The country that the PNA claims (not without dispute) to rule over, on the other hand, is indeed fantasy. There is no such country. Not in any meaningful way. Northern Cyprus (recognized by only 1 country) and Transnistria (recognized only by other non-recognized countries) are much more countries than Palestine.
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level 64
Dec 29, 2016
Most of the countries that recognize Palestine are mostly Islamic or they mostly hate Israel. Most of them would love to see the Israeli land destroyed. But as kalbahamut said, the Palestinian state is just a fantasy.
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level 73
Mar 23, 2017
gamer, you're oversimplifying. Countries that recognize Palestine do include many Islamic and Arabic countries that simply hate Jews and can't abide the existence of a Jewish state, but you are discounting all the countries who recognize Palestine because they hate the United States (Russia and some of its Cold War allies, some South American countries, etc), countries that have been confused by the Arab narrative into conflating Israel with European colonialism (most of Africa and parts of Latin America), far left countries that seem to want to recognize Palestine as a way of protesting what they see as Israeli human rights abuses and war crimes, and then a bunch of countries in East Asia that just don't give a crap. It's a large and diverse group.
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level 64
Jan 2, 2018
Jerry - I think that you know that Palestine is not considered a country here, but Kosovo is, because one is recognized by the US government and the other isn't. Otherwise the types of numbers you cite would matter.
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level 73
Apr 4, 2018
Malarky. If JetPunk's stance of sovereignty was tied to US recognition, then Taiwan would not show up on the countries of the world quiz.
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level 61
May 24, 2016
Can you change the 'Countries that start with B' quiz to not list Burma as 'Burma/Myanmar' to be consistent and avoid confusion.
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level 73
Jun 13, 2016
He has.
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level 42
Jul 22, 2016
Totally forgot Malta what a numpty
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level 21
Sep 10, 2016
Got 11!
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level 4
Oct 21, 2016
11/18 missed mauritius mongolia malta maldives montenagro malawi and myanmar
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level 40
Mar 23, 2017
What Country is MontenAgro???
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level 27
Nov 29, 2016
Missed Mali, Mozambique, and Morocco
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level 18
Dec 5, 2016
missed monaco mongolia myanmar maruituis and mauritania why? IDK
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level 64
Dec 29, 2016
Maruituis, what kind of country is that?
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level 32
Jun 26, 2017
An island off the east coast of Madagascar
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level 23
Dec 6, 2016
Forgot Myanmar, thought of Burma :o
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level 27
Mar 23, 2017
100%
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level 60
Mar 23, 2017
I nearly forgot Mexico, even though I've been watching Breaking Bad all morning!
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level 39
May 17, 2017
As to the comments about Canada and its "right" to add some form of America to its name. Not only is Canada in North America, but in 1775, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio and I believe also Indiana and Illinois were all in the Province of Quebec which, I believe, is in Canada.
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level 65
May 25, 2017
The analogy above is not just about adding the word "America", it is about removing every other word as well.
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level 20
Jun 7, 2017
You kinda start to feel bad for forgetting Mexico when you live 15 minutes from the border...oops.
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level 15
Jun 22, 2017
1:57 left
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level 18
Jul 28, 2017
This comment section is a perfect demonstration of humanity's stubborn determination to argue over literally nothing and pretend to be fired up and emotionally invested in something they found off Wikipedia >.>
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level 73
Aug 11, 2017
Some of us have actually lived lives full of experience and can speak about history without having to consult Wikipedia.
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level 29
Aug 1, 2017
Missed Maldives
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level 58
Aug 1, 2017
'MERICA
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level 29
Aug 2, 2017
When I read that the description said one country switched from B to M, that made it obvious.
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level 39
Aug 9, 2017
Israel and its Arab neighbors remind me of seven brothers laying claim to their deceased parent's land. One brother claims that the land is his because he lived there with and took care of their parents while the others were out traipsing around the world. The other brothers claim that, whether or not they were present, they have a right to inherit, as they are rightful heirs of their parents. Oh, where's Solomon when you need him!
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level 73
Aug 11, 2017
Which "brother" do you imagine took care of the parent and which did the traipsing? Because both Jews and Muslims have lived there since the 12th Century.
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level 53
Aug 16, 2017
And Jews have lived there for more than three thousand years.
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level 39
Aug 24, 2017
I'm not getting into THAT argument. I purposely did not identify which brother I believe to have a greater right. I merely aimed to point out the insanity of kinship infighting. In the end, nobody wins.
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level 73
Apr 4, 2018
well, okay then.
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level 19
Aug 11, 2017
1005 with 1:26 remaining on my first try!!!! :D :D :D
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level 19
Oct 9, 2017
18/18, 2:38
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level 15
Oct 21, 2017
18/18 2:43 to spare
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level 48
Nov 7, 2017
Mapan, Morth Korea, Mindia, Megypt, Melgium and many others missing from this list...
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level 34
Nov 24, 2017
how did i forget mexico
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level 56
Dec 10, 2017
Still think that Macedonia shoud be listed on the F as it should be referred to as FYROM
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level 9
Dec 31, 2017
I got 100% with 1:16 remaining
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level 18
Jan 31, 2018
Author should add another country on M Montserrat, that is in Carribean
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level 28
Mar 19, 2018
Montserrat isn't a sovereign state, it's a dependent territory of France.
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level 11
Apr 2, 2018
Macedonia is actually "FYROM", not to be mistaken with the region of Greece "Macedonia".
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level 73
Apr 4, 2018
Macedonia is actually The Republic of Macedonia, not to be confused with "FYROM"- whatever that is. Nobody would confuse it with Greek Macedonia as Greek Macedonia is a region of a country and not a sovereign nation.
However, the "short name" of the Republic of Macedonia is Macedonia, just like the short name of the People's Republic of China is China, and the United States of Mexico is Mexico.
If there really were such a thing as "FYROM," then the short name of it would also most likely be "Macedonia," and so you'd still be whining about it.
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level 20
Apr 13, 2018
:( Got stuck and for some reason quiz didn't accept MERICA! :(
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level 17
May 29, 2018
got all of them right
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