Most Populous Modern-Day Countries in 1000 AD

Name the modern-day countries whose current territory had the highest population in the year 1000.
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Population
Country
73 m
India
58 m
China
9 m
Bangladesh
7 m
Turkey
6 m
Mexico
6 m
Japan
Population
Country
5 m
France
5 m
Indonesia
4 m
Egypt
4 m
Iran
4 m
Italy
4 m
Nigeria
Population
Country
4 m
Pakistan
4 m
Spain
3 m
Germany
3 m
Peru
3 m
Sudan
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Level 63
Sep 7, 2017
Shouldn't Japan be 7 m? If I got it right you counted the dots on the sources map that each stand for a million People. At first it looks like Japan has 6 but if you zoom in you see 7.
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Level ∞
Jun 3, 2019
Yes, fixed
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2019
It still shows as 6 though in the quiz and answers
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Level 53
Feb 9, 2018
Didn't expect Bangladesh to be this high. Also surprised to see india and china so far above the pack.
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Level 53
Feb 9, 2018
Hey, you want to have a billion people? Gotta start early.
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Level 36
Nov 26, 2018
they were most advanced civilizations of that time..........

and now again Asian tigers are roaring

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Level 53
Jun 25, 2019
Didnt china have Guns, fireworks etc. Long before Europe. Not as advanced but good enough. Europe made the Guns op
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Level 38
Aug 24, 2020
No, China made gunpowder into fireworks and cannons, and Europe became the centre of the world during the renaissance partly due to their invention of guns. China made the principle and ha cannons, Europe made guns
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Level 42
Oct 13, 2019
Bangladesh is considered the best place on Earth for human settlement, not surprised to it on this list.
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Level 62
Feb 9, 2018
A lot of these countries were about to lose a LOT of people. I would like to see this quiz, but around 1400.
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Level 45
Nov 2, 2020
The Black Death hit the world hard in the 1300s which is long time after 1000 ad. All these countries' populations would probably be larger in 1400 than in 1000.
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Level 81
Feb 9, 2018
Wow. Bangladesh's current population seems slightly less insane when you see they were the 3rd largest country in the world 1000 years ago.
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Level 68
Feb 9, 2018
Frig, why on earth do I keep forgetting Spain on these quizzes?
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Level 32
Apr 6, 2019
I was surprised that Russia wasn't on the list.
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Level 58
May 2, 2019
China and India always at a whole nother level than the rest