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Countries Unconquered since 1850

Name the countries that have not been controlled by a foreign power since 1850.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_by_date_of_formation
China is not counted because the Qing dynasty were not Han Chinese
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Since
Country
1066
United Kingdom
1243
San Marino
1243
Turkey
1480
Russia
1523
Sweden
1634
Bhutan
1743
Oman
Since
Country
1768
Nepal
1781
United States
1808
Portugal
1813
Andorra
1814
Spain
1815
Liechtenstein
1815
Switzerland
Since
Country
1816
Argentina
1818
Chile
1819
Colombia
1822
Brazil
1825
Bolivia
1828
Uruguay
1830
Venezuela
Since
Country
1830
Ecuador
1838
Costa Rica
1838
Guatemala
1839
Peru
1847
Liberia
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level 38
Aug 5, 2014
Oman? Really?
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level 75
Aug 5, 2014
Nobody wanted to conquer Oman.
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level 68
Aug 5, 2014
Well not until the Persian Gulf oil boom anyways, but that was well after colonialism had peaked.
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level 38
Aug 5, 2014
I just didn't expect it.
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level 54
Aug 5, 2014
Good one kal. True, too.
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level 28
May 17, 2016
Must be poor then! :)
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level 66
Sep 21, 2016
Oman's a pretty damned awesome place to visit.
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level 72
Oct 27, 2016
Oman was cooperative enough with the Biritish that it didn't need to be conquered. Probably a similar story with Nepal and Bhutan.
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level 20
Aug 8, 2014
I know, that's weird. It's the only one I missed
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level 53
Sep 22, 2015
I just assumed they were part of the Ottoman empire. I should read up on my history.
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level 75
Nov 18, 2016
There was a big, useless, hostile desert separating the southeast corner of the Ottoman Empire from Oman.
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level 56
Aug 5, 2014
cool quiz!
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level 70
Aug 5, 2014
Turkey? Modern Turkey wasn't established until after WWI. Before that, it was part of the much larger Ottoman Empire. Also, the area was occupied during and immediately after the war by Allied forces. So I'm not sure how Turkey can be considered "unconquered" or not controlled by another country.
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level 75
Aug 5, 2014
I was going to say this, too. Though I got Turkey. Anatolia itself was not occupied, but, the Ottoman Empire was completely dismembered after being on the losing side of wars. If every part of the United States was carved up and given to other countries except for Maryland and Virginia would we say the United States was unconquered?
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level 75
Nov 23, 2016
I wouldn't.
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level 75
Jan 6, 2017
kalba - I think it would be considered a "fringe" opinion - but, considering the states you chose, one could technically say that "Washington didn't fall." But, that hypothetical case highlights the more meaningful question - at what point is a country considered conquered or controlled by an outside power? Is it just a matter of territory, or do social, political, and economic factors also play a part?
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level 54
Jan 24, 2019
https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/occupation_during_and_after_the_war_ottoman_empire
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level 39
Feb 18, 2019
well, germany was 'unconquered' but lost land in WWI
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level 77
Aug 5, 2014
If China is not accepted, then Turkey shouldn't either...
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level 75
Aug 5, 2014
Fair point.
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level 75
Aug 5, 2014
You could also make a case for Ethiopia and Thailand deserving a place on the list. Ethiopians are proud to claim that they are the only people in Africa to never be colonized, even though Italians did take over Addis Ababa and some of their coastal territory for a few years.
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level ∞
Aug 5, 2014
But China was conquered by the Manchus. The Manchus were not Han Chinese and were very much seen as foreigners.
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level 75
Aug 6, 2014
The Castle of Fu Manchu is one of the best MST3K episodes ever.
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level 77
Aug 23, 2016
MST3k!! Kalba, you just went way up in my eyes, aside from the fact that The Castle of Fu Manchu is one of the most brutal episodes; I barely made it through. :-)
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level 65
Aug 5, 2014
Definitely agree that Turkey should not be on this list. "Turkey" didn't exist until the end of the Ottoman Empire. Not to mention Constantinople/Istanbul as capitol changing hands several times.
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level 44
Aug 6, 2014
Istanbul is not a capital of Turkey
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level 50
Aug 8, 2014
Kestrana didn't say it was.
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level 54
Mar 26, 2015
Istanbul (Constantinople) was, however, the capital of the East Roman Empire
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level 65
Nov 18, 2016
Right, my point was that, when it was the capital it was a popular place to go conquer for awhile :)
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level 58
Nov 18, 2016
That's nobody's business but the Turks.
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level 66
Jun 24, 2015
I agree with the Quizmaster. Turks ruled the Ottoman Empire, it simply had a different type of government.
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level ∞
May 12, 2016
Exactly.
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level 77
May 19, 2016
Ok, but why 1243? Seems to me that the Ottoman Empire wasn't very big before the 15th century.
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level 61
Dec 4, 2016
Turkish occupation of Anatolia begins in the 11th century. But mongols do invade in 13th century so that's why it's 1243. Turks were in Anatolia before the Ottoman Empire along with other ethnic groups, but they were controlling it.
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level 74
Mar 25, 2017
It's not just a different government It's a completely new state. Modern Turkey establised at April 23, 1920 and It's regime became republic at October 29, 1923. We didn't keep our monarchs and they escaped the country. Ataturk(founder of the modern Turk State) destablished the monarchy and end the Ottomans in November 1, 1922. Yes Turkey is successor of Ottoman heritage and It can be accepted as It's extend but It isn't the just same country with it.
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level 59
Aug 5, 2014
All the sources I've seen until today have said that Bhutan was in the British Empire along with India, strange. I also missed some obvious ones: Russia and Bolivia.
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level 57
Aug 5, 2014
Bhutan was apparently defeated by, but never conquered by the British Empire -- the battles had to do with surrounding territories but not Bhutan itself. Yes it's wikipedia, but you can follow the links to the history if you care to . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_history_of_Bhutan
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level 59
Aug 5, 2014
England was conquered in 1066. Britain was formed in 17 something. The UK didn't exist until the 20th century.
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level ∞
Aug 5, 2014
Yes, England annexed other areas. However, England was itself never conquered. Unless you count the Glorious Revolution, which I don't.
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level 59
Aug 6, 2014
True, but it also doesn't exist anymore (as a sovereign state), so its a tricky one I understand. You cant really say the UK was last conquered in 1066.
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level 45
May 23, 2018
I think 1066 is reasonable as the UK can be considered the "successor state" to England, since, after union, London was still the capital and most of the power was concentrated in England.
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level 39
Feb 18, 2019
i wouldnt consider any civil war as conquering
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level 68
Aug 5, 2014
The Qing Empire, though Manchurian in origin, was so thoroughly Sinicized by the 19th century that their not being Han Chinese is irrelevant. China has historically normally conceived of its civilization being wider than just its dominant ethnicity, and on multiple occasions been ruled imperial families of other races without any significant discontinuity in Chinese civilization as a whole, because the Mandate of Heaven allowed for it. More relevant is that significant portions of China were conquered by Japan, including not only Manchuria, but most of the North China Plain and Yangtze River basin, which form the historical core of China. Although never strictly conquered, the Republic of China had to move its capital further and further inland to avoid the oncoming onslaught of the Imperial Japanese Army. I don't know if that should keep it off this list, but it's certainly more relevant than the fact that the Qing were originally Manchu.
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level ∞
Aug 5, 2014
That's a good point. Although it would be hard to pick an exact date on which they became Chinese.
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level 39
Feb 18, 2019
they were just a ruling class. as to when they adopted chinese culture, i dont know
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level 67
Aug 5, 2014
Remembering the Monroe Doctrine really helps with this one.
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level 65
Aug 5, 2014
So stupid!!!! Never thought about Russia and USA... Shame on me!!
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level 71
Aug 9, 2014
Forgot USA too
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level 58
Aug 5, 2014
Apparently, no one cares about South America when it comes to conquests.
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level 58
Aug 5, 2014
Too damn hot in those jungles.
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level 75
Aug 6, 2014
No it's that the USA was protecting the entirety of both continents.
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level 50
Aug 8, 2014
Since 1850?
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level 75
Aug 12, 2014
No. Since 1823. Monroe Doctrine
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level 73
Aug 11, 2016
not sure South Americans would call it "protecting"
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level 75
Nov 18, 2016
^hwes, you're right. They don't. But the fact remains they were not conquered or molested by Europeans, unlike the entire rest of the world during this period in history, thanks to the USA. Not that they're appreciative of this at all.
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level 57
Dec 21, 2017
not conquered, just controlled by US-friendly dictators, like Pinochet right?
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level 45
May 23, 2018
In 1850 South American countries had only recently gained independence from Spain and Portugal. They were conquered by Europeans, it's just that they gained independence sooner than Asian and African countries.
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level 75
Aug 28, 2018
Toon, sometimes, yes. Not every statement everyone makes is in service of some kind of political agenda or bias. Sometimes people just make neutral statements that are true for the sake of stating the truth.
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level 43
Aug 5, 2014
Can someone tell me why Turkey is on this list but not Japan, Mexico, Haiti, Iran, and Greece?
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level 55
Nov 7, 2014
I have no idea about Iran - I'd put its date at the start of the Safavid dynasty in 1502. For Mexico I can only imagine that the quiz maker considers the establishment of the second Mexican Empire in 1861 a French occupation. The other three seem more logical: Japan: Occupied by the allies (USA) after World War 2. Haiti:Occupied by USA 1915-1934 Greece: Occupied by Germany during World War 2
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level 70
Jun 29, 2015
iran is the most ancient country and empire ever created! how can you not included it in your list?!!! it had been conquered and changed name only a few years after the invasion of the macedonian shepherds, arab bedouins and mongol vampires!
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level ∞
Jun 30, 2015
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Russian_Entente
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level 50
Jun 26, 2017
Iraq invaded Iran in the Iraq-Iran war of the 1980s.
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level 66
Jul 15, 2018
And had a stalemate in the desert. Iraq did not conquer Iran in the 1980s.
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level 44
Aug 6, 2014
Japan? No one has ever conquered Japan.. Afghanistan too?
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level 60
Aug 6, 2014
Then what would you call the US occupation of Japan after WWII?
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level 53
Sep 22, 2015
Afghanistan was occupied by the Russians in the 1970s
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level 67
Jul 28, 2017
RDH131 .......Fairly good books on the history of World War 2 are available these days. Not very dear, well worth a read.
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level 66
Jul 15, 2018
Maybe you don't know about this event called World War 2. The United States nuked Japan, executed its leaders, set up an American general as governor, established an American style government, stripped Japan of its military, and made its emperor go on the radio for the first time in history just to say their asses had been handed to them, give up to your new overlords, then made them all show up as a gag in 19th Century top hats and tails for a costume party aboard a boat but mega pranked them with a surrender document and everyone in the world press taking pics and selfies with them. Doesn't sound like a good ol' conquering time to me.
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level 51
Apr 8, 2019
Better than raping hundreds of thousands of their women and children and rounding up men to go on 'long marches' and massacring them. By the way, they were not 'made to show up as a gag in 19th Century top hat and tails for a costume party aboard a boat but mega pranked with a surrender document etc' and know that.
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level 46
Aug 6, 2014
Somehow I managed to miss Ecuador. Great quiz.
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level 44
Aug 7, 2014
Turkey should not be on the list that is a fact. I am not sure how to understand Russia. That it was not conquered ? Not conquered entirely, or foregin troops were not on Russian soil until they called the country Russia? Russian teritory was under Polish control in the 16th century. What about the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (as part of the USSR). Part of it was under german control during WWII (Leningrad and Stlingrad was under siege, the german troops reached the borders of Moscow so weel within russian borders). And the last one is Argentina. I believe that the war over the Falkland Islands with the UK should eliminate Argentina from this list.
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level 77
Aug 23, 2016
Ceding territory or being defeated in a battle for offshore islands does not equate to being conquered. There was no mainland invasion.
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level 58
Nov 18, 2016
Russia was under Polish control in the 17th century, not 16th. :)
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level 42
Aug 8, 2014
can we really say all those south and central american countries like chile, argentina and guatemala were not controlled by a foreign power when the US deposed their governments and installed ones they wanted
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level 75
Aug 12, 2014
This is a very interesting question. The American Empire has grown through establishing economic, political, and military spheres of influence, supporting friendly puppet governments or installing them when that didn't work, and acting all the time as if the world that submits to American interests is still somehow free and independent. This is partially a realistic approach to governance in the age of nationalism, democracy and republicanism (not to mention terrorism and guerilla warfare)- maintaining a traditional empire through governors and garrisons isn't really a tenable prospect these days; and partially an ideologically-driven façade due to American attitudes toward and history fighting against old European empires. Empire in the USA is a bad word.
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level 50
Aug 8, 2014
Was Switzerland conquered? They've been around since 1291.
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level 50
Aug 8, 2014
I mean prior to 1815.
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level ∞
Aug 9, 2014
They were conquered by Napoleon. Independence was restored in 1815.
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level 59
Jan 20, 2016
Since that was before 1850, Switzerland should be on the list.
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level ∞
May 12, 2016
And indeed they are
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level 59
Nov 19, 2016
Glad we got that settled.
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level 53
Aug 10, 2014
If China is not included than why not places like russia and turkey. They all overthrew a previous regime. The quiz is not about specific ethnic groups. Also the UK lost and gained territory since 1066, so I believe this quiz has some problems.
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level ∞
Aug 10, 2014
Lost or gained territory? That's not exactly getting conquered. China was conquered by Manchus who established the Qing Dynasty. Russia hasn't been conquered ever since the Mongols. That one's obvious. And Turkey had a new system of government, but it was still very much a Turkish one. A quiz like this can never be truly objective, but this list is probably better than any alternative.
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level 75
Aug 12, 2014
IMO Manchus are Chinese and the Ottoman Empire was conquered. Just my two cents.
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level 75
Aug 12, 2014
consider:
-Manchuria is an integral part of China and has been for a long time. It was the central part of the Jin Dynasty in the 12th Century and part of the 13th Century Yuan Dynasty as well. The Jin may not have been Chinese originally but they were made sufficiently Chinese after expanding their empire deep into China, and these people were the precursors of the Qing. The Yuans were led by Mongols but also became Sinicized over time. Manchuria was conquered but then retaken by the Han Chinese Ming Dynasty for nearly 300 years. The Qing Dynasty was far from the first time that Manchuria had been a part of China. It has been part of Chinese history for nearly 1000 years prior.
-Manchus are currently the 4th largest ethnic group in China. There are a small number living in Russia but the overwhelming majority are Chinese.
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level 75
Aug 12, 2014
It would kind of be the same as saying the modern state of Syria is not Syrian because the Alawites are not the majority.
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level ∞
Nov 18, 2016
The Alawites were not foreign invaders though.
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level 75
Nov 18, 2016
Neither were the Manchus if you accept the argument I put forward above. That was the point. What is or is not foreign depends on your definition of what is or is not part of a specific country. Currently, and for a long time, Manchuria has been considered part of China. If one ethnic group from a different part of a country takes over the country, that doesn't mean the country is conquered by foreign invaders.
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level 75
Apr 7, 2019
I'm disappointed China still isn't on here, I feel like my argument is pretty air tight. The Manchus are today and were in 1850 Chinese. They had been ruling China for 200 years by the time some of these countries even came into existence, and were part of Chinese history for 1000 years before that. Are you going to tell someone from Shenyang today that they are not Chinese or not from China? Since when was China defined as exclusively Han? And if Turkey wasn't conquered why did they have to fight a war of independence in 1922? If different ethnicities swapping power inside a country equals conquering then what about the half-Albanian Ataturk abolishing the Turkish sultanate, kicking out the Allied occupying armies in Istanbul, and establishing the new Republic of Turkey?
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level 75
Apr 7, 2019
even if you want to say that the Manchus were a foreign power, which I think is wrong, they conquered China long before 1850. Are you saying the Kuomintang were foreign invaders?? Because that's who "conquered" China in the early 20th century.
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level 53
Oct 14, 2015
The Revolution of 1911 overthrew the Qing dynasty. Ataturk kicked out the Ottomans and the Bolsheviks did away with the Tzar. They all overthrew within their own country. So yeah.
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level 54
Aug 13, 2014
There is problem with Switzerland date. 1291 is the foundation, 1815 it's restored and federal state is created in 1848. If the date is 1291, you can't put it on this quizz (ex : Helvetican Republic after Napoleon's changes in 1803. If the date is 1848, ok but the date have to be upgraded. Those informations are confirmed by Wikipedia. ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland
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level 71
Aug 28, 2018
Nah, 1815 is corrected. Napoleon had direct influence during Helvetic Republic. From 1803 to 1815, it was a vassal state of the French but since the Federal Treaty of 1815, Switzerland has never been occupied by a foreign power
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level 55
Sep 7, 2014
Nepal has never been conquered by a foreign power. The 1768 date must refer to the conquest of the kingdom of Kantipur, e.g. the city of Kathmandu, by the king of Gorkha, Prithvi Narayan Shah, as part of the unification of what is today Nepal. But Gorkha was not a "foreign power." In fact, the people of Gorkha spoke Nepali; the people of Kantipur/Kathmandu (and the other small kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, two of which were conquered AFTER 1768) were primarily Newari. So you can pick that date for the creation of Nepal, which prior to that was a bunch of petty kingdoms (much like India pre-British), many but not all of which spoke Nepali; but you can't say it was a time when a "foreign power" conquered Nepal.
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level 37
Sep 29, 2014
was about to type in france........I was that desperate
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level 65
Dec 3, 2014
What about Liechtenstein, Andorra and San Marino?
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level 62
Feb 19, 2015
Liechtenstein was invaded in 2007 - albeit accidentally - by misguided Swiss troops :) they left without conquering, though, but I guess they could have easily.
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level 45
Feb 19, 2019
What about them? They are all on the list.
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level 55
Apr 18, 2015
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland did not exist in 1066.
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level 63
May 19, 2015
Russia was controlled by Poles in 1610-1612
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level 65
May 27, 2015
What about the invasion of Russia (USSR) by Germany in WWII. Somehow they controlled a large part of it for few years.
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level 70
Jul 3, 2015
Missing San Marino, which would be on second place, being established in 1243, or even in the year 301, as the inhabitants claim.
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level 65
Sep 13, 2015
I think Tonga should be on the list as well.
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level 76
Oct 15, 2015
So it was just a succession of thinking of nearly every country in the world, and then thinking "Nope, we owned them" or "Nope, Russia owned them" or "nope, someone else with aims for world domination owned them". Some of the old empires were scarily big.
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level 56
Oct 26, 2015
I think Peru should not be included. Chile occupied the southern half of Peru and Lima (the capital) for 3-4 years in the 1880s
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level 51
Mar 28, 2017
^ i second this
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level 68
Dec 21, 2015
San Marino an Liechtenstein (?) are missing. Especially San Marino has an unique history of not being conquered, it would be a shame not to add them.
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level ∞
May 12, 2016
Those two countries have been added. Thanks!
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level 84
May 13, 2016
I think Andorra is unconquered too since napoleonic times.
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level ∞
May 14, 2016
Added Andorra as well
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level 58
Jul 22, 2016
I'm curious: who controlled the Vatican?
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level 63
Nov 18, 2016
Italy. It wasn't until 1922 that the Vatican became it's own country.
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level 71
Aug 2, 2016
Wasn't Russia part of USSR from 1917 to 1990-odd?
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level 76
Aug 13, 2016
It WAS the USSR, pretty much. Seeing as it was Russia that did the invading, I think we're safe to call it "unconquered" in this instance.
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level 51
Sep 11, 2016
Shouldn't countries like Bahrain and Tonga be included here if Nepal and Bhutan are?
All of those countries were protectorates of the UK even after 1850.
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level 21
Nov 18, 2016
If you said that, Australia would be on the list.
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level 55
Nov 21, 2016
Australia was a colony (or rather, a number of colonies), not a protectorate
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level 45
Jun 11, 2018
Uh. No. Nepal and Bhutan co-operated but were not protectorates.
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level 66
Sep 21, 2016
I'll offer the Maldives for this list. While it was a protectorate of the UK from 1887 until 1965, no Brits resided anywhere in the country for most of that time, Maldivian government was undisturbed, and Britain even had to negotiate the use of the southern island of Gan as an airbase during World War II (a lease that was subsequently renewed and ultimately revoked by the Maldivian government using negotiations that were basically the same before and after the end of the protectorate). This certainly doesn't represent a "conquering." The only time in the last 2,000-2,500 years that the Maldives hasn't had local rulers was during a period of Portuguese control between 1558 and 1573. This isn't a complaint - it must be pretty hard to come up with a list that makes sense for this.
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level 54
Nov 18, 2016
Iran has been conquered since 1850? I don't think so.
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level ∞
Nov 18, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Russian_Entente
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level 45
Nov 18, 2016
why not Haiti?
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level 21
Nov 18, 2016
I believe the US occupied it for quite some time.
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level 65
Nov 18, 2016
In January 1914, British, German and US military forces entered Haiti, ostensibly to protect their citizens from civil unrest at the time.[75] In an expression of the Theodore Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, the United States occupied the island in 1915. U.S. Marines were stationed in the country until 1934, a period of nineteen years.
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level 46
Nov 18, 2016
Can I just say how much I disagree with not including China? They were never fully controlled by foreign powers after 1850, and Manchuria is now an integral part of China. Although not ethnically Han, there are many non-Han minorities inside China, and have been for centuries. It is hard to see the Manchu Qing as an alien group when those same people are still part of China, even if they are a different ethnicity.
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level 56
Nov 18, 2016
"Name the countries that have not been controlled by a foreign power since 1850" What is the criteria? Portugal was not controlled by French Empire during Napoleon invasions. French invaded Portugal and there were many battles, but they never had political control. In fact officially they never took control of the main cities Lisbon or Porto, despite of the atempts. The French killed many people, sacked lots of precious objects, food, etc, but they NEVER had control of the territory. Likewise the Swedish conquered Moscow in 1610 but you are not counting it and that;s correct because Russia did not lose sovereignty, even though they had another country invading the territory. And like that it happened to other countries in this list...countries that were invaded, there were battles without losing sovereignty. Last time Portugal was officially ruled by other country was in 1640, at that time Spain ruled Portugal.
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level 65
Nov 18, 2016
Portugal is a correct answer...?
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level 55
Nov 21, 2016
He is arguing for a 1640 rather than 1808 date for Portugal.
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level 31
Nov 18, 2016
German troops occupied San Marino for a few days
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level 63
Nov 18, 2016
According to your source, Andorra was occupied by France in 1933 and Greece has been unconquered since 1822.
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level 55
Nov 21, 2016
Greece was under German occupation in World War 2
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level 56
Nov 18, 2016
Way too much grey area in this quiz
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level 44
Nov 19, 2016
Seems to me all the South American ones are on here because nobody could be bothered going so far away for some rainforest :) (referring to Europeans here mostly)
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level 45
Jul 20, 2018
Most South American countries gained independence in the early 1800s.
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level 54
Nov 19, 2016
Thailand has never been conquered by any foreign power. Thailand's close relationship with British, Dutch, French, Spanish and Japanese made them the only unconquered country in Southeast Asia.
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level 55
Nov 21, 2016
Agree. 1238 seems to be the year according to Wikipedia
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level 71
Jan 9, 2019
They were never conquered or colonized by a Western power, but I believe the Burmese controlled them for some period in the late 1800s, even though they mostly fought off Burmese invasions. Maybe someone can clarify.
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level 44
Nov 19, 2016
If china is not accepted Russia shouldn't be either because of the USSR.
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level 34
Mar 28, 2017
Until, not since
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level 15
Mar 28, 2017
turkey = ottoman empire wich was invaded and occupied in world war 1
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level 39
May 2, 2017
I thought South America got its independence after Australia so I tried Australia and Failed and then was like well I guess south America isn't one
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level 72
May 17, 2017
Really? As in REALLY???????
I mean, the Latin American nations emancipation from Europe (basically: Spain, Portugal and France) came on the heels of the US independence, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Australia was still a British Dominion during WWI, almost a century later.
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level 61
May 17, 2017
Wasn't Oman under the rule of British Empire or something? And isn't Bhutan like a puppet state of India?
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level 72
May 17, 2017
Bhutan is kinda weird: The 1949 treaty with India lets India "guide" the Bhutanese foreign policy; however, it also calls for non-interference in each other's internal affairs. So calling Bhutan a "puppet state" of India would be mostly wrong.
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level 53
Aug 28, 2018
mostly
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level 54
Jul 28, 2017
so, we're not counting all foreign invasions, such as when the U.S. overthrew democratically elected leader of Guatemala Arbenz in 1954? sure, the U.S. didn't technically seize control of the nation, but instituted it's own chosen "leadership." just like they've done in countless countries around the world... but i guess that doesn't count.
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level 53
Nov 6, 2017
This one got me thinking. Had to think about which country was actually a country at the time before deciding which ones to answer.
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level 60
Dec 5, 2017
Ethiopia has not been conquered by Europe.
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level 59
Jan 22, 2018
Italy conquered it in World War II
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level 53
Aug 28, 2018
Try telling that to an Ethiopian.
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level 75
Jan 9, 2019
I tried. Now what? Nationalist rhetoric trumps facts?
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level 55
Mar 10, 2018
How did I get Oman but not Russia?
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level 11
Aug 28, 2018
Shouldn't Mexico be on here?
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level 53
Aug 28, 2018
nope.
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level 40
Jan 9, 2019
what about the uk being ruled by norseman and a dutch king?
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level 75
Jan 9, 2019
the Viking conquest of England was before 1066.
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level 61
Apr 7, 2019
I got Oman and Liberia but the United States.
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level 35
Apr 8, 2019
Why don't Ethiopia and Thailand make the cut?
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level 19
Apr 8, 2019
I'm a proud swiss citizen...
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level 44
Apr 8, 2019
Canada has been its own country since 1867. It's part of the commonwealth but is not controlled by the UK at all.