Name a Valid Country #1

Name any of the countries that belongs in each selected category.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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First submittedDecember 27, 2018
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with land on the Equator
Brazil | Colombia | D.R. Congo | Ecuador | Gabon |
Indonesia | Kenya | R. Congo | São Tomé and Príncipe |
Somalia | Uganda
with an X in its name
Luxembourg | Mexico
bordering only China and India
Bhutan | Nepal
on the island of Borneo
Brunei | Indonesia | Malaysia
whose flag is only blue and white
Greece | Finland | F. S. Micronesia | Honduras |
Israel | Somalia
whose flag is only blue and yellow
Ukraine | Sweden | Kazakhstan | Palau
completely surrounded by another country
Lesotho | San Marino | Vatican City
touching Lake Victoria
Kenya | Tanzania | Uganda
that averages less than 6 cm of precipitation per year
Egypt | Libya | Saudi Arabia
with an average elevation over 3000 meters
Bhutan | Nepal | Tajikistan
bordering the Black Sea
Bulgaria | Georgia | Romania | Russia | Turkey | Ukraine
bordering the Red Sea
Djibouti | Egypt | Eritrea | Israel | Jordan |
Saudi Arabia | Sudan | Yemen
which gained independence from the Netherlands
Belgium | Indonesia | Suriname
considered by the United States to be a
state sponsor of terrorism
Cuba | Iran | North Korea | Syria
whose population shrunk more than 5%
between 2010–2021
Andorra | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Bulgaria |
Croatia | Latvia | Lithuania | Romania | Syria | Ukraine
whose capital starts with J
Israel | Indonesia | South Sudan
that is recognized by JetPunk but not the UN
Kosovo | Taiwan
that grows more than 600,000 metric tons of coffee
Brazil | Vietnam | Colombia | Indonesia
that borders the Ivory Coast
Burkina Faso | Ghana | Guinea | Liberia | Mali
that had no people in the year 600 AD
Bahamas | Cape Verde | Iceland | Mauritius |
New Zealand | São Tomé and Príncipe | Seychelles
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Level 61
Dec 27, 2018
fun quiz! It is very well done, I like the variety of questions/answers :)
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Level 58
Dec 28, 2018
How come the Pacific islands like Nauru and Kiribati have population that early?
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Level ∞
Dec 28, 2018
Who knows? Ocean currents maybe.
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Level 61
Jan 14, 2019
They are closer to the equator and to Asia where humans had established themselves at that time.
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Level 54
Apr 7, 2019
Polynesians from Bolivia. Do you know them?
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Level 24
Sep 17, 2019
Interesting that New Zealand didn't though. Polynesians had settled in other island but not there yet.
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Level 74
Sep 17, 2019
Most of those small island countries were settled by Polynesians long before New Zealand was, because it's lots of short island hops to get to them, whereas you can't island-hop to New Zealand.
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Level 72
Dec 28, 2018
Really creative quiz. Very much fun. Thanks.
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Level 59
Jan 14, 2019
Agree totally - and the "higher position than ..." series of national quizzes.
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Level 53
Jan 14, 2019
Blue and white... sorry Scotland :(
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Level 60
Jan 14, 2019
Not really a country, is it.
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Level 68
Apr 6, 2019
I hope no Scotsman reads your comment!!

It is, and should be recognised by Jetpunk.

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Level 43
Sep 18, 2019
Scotland is indeed a country, as are England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Level 50
Sep 28, 2019
Yes, it is a constituent country, but it isn't a nation, which is the biggest difference, whereas the UK is a nation. I'm not against scottish independence or for it, but right now It's not a nation.
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Level ∞
Jan 10, 2020
Relevant Simpsons clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5lYXaVkA0U

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Level 70
Mar 10, 2020
Northern Ireland is a province, and never has been a country
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Level 63
Jan 14, 2019
I found myself typing Indonesia for a lot of them.
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Level 34
Jan 15, 2019
Same
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Level 63
Jan 14, 2019
Great quiz, looking forward to number 2, and 3, and 4...!
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Level 28
Jan 14, 2019
Awesome quiz! I passed it with 1 mistake only. Please add a new similar quiz, it's fun :D
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2019
Excellent quiz, more of these please!
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Level 60
Jan 14, 2019
Loved the "recognized by Jetpunk and not UN" question :-D
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Level 45
Jun 6, 2021
Poor Taiwan.. I actually think Taiwan should be a recognized nation tho..
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Level 42
Jan 14, 2019
i'm not sure if new zealand had no population during 600 ad or earlier, taking the maori in to consideration.

good quiz overall.

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Level ∞
Jan 14, 2019
The Maori didn't arrive in New Zealand until much later.
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Level 42
Jan 14, 2019
The Maori arrived in New Zealand around 1200AD from Eastern Polynesia. There is a myth that there were other people (the Mori Ori) in New Zealand before the Maori arrived, but that has been debunked.
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Level 41
Jan 14, 2019
San Marino Should Count with the countries with blue and white colours
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Level 34
Jan 15, 2019
It has a crest with some yellow and green
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Level 59
Jan 14, 2019
I wrote Mexico, but did not count it.
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Level 82
Jan 14, 2019
You should accept "Nipple" and "what's this stuff over here?" for "countries bordering only China and India" or else our president isn't going to get any of these.
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Level 56
Oct 24, 2020
What about Button? Surely Button must work?!?
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Level 75
Jan 14, 2019
Vatican City works as a type in for "that is recognized by JetPunk but not the UN," although it does not show up in the table of correct answers.
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Level 57
Jan 15, 2019
I fully disagree, Vatican city is recognized by the UN, it is just not a member of the UN, not the same here.
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2019
I would argue that Sudan's population fell by more than 5% between 2010 and 2017 due to South Sudan gaining independence in 2011. If you will, that lead to a population drop of around 25%.
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Level 27
Jan 16, 2019
Scotland's flag is only blue and white.
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Level 26
Jun 3, 2020
yes, but is not a country in its own right.
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Level 32
Jan 17, 2019
This was awesome, you should make more like these
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Level 41
Jan 20, 2019
Portugal is completely surrounded by Spain. Am I reading the question wrong?
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Level 66
Jan 20, 2019
Just that small issue of the Atlantic on the entire western side...
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Level 60
Jul 24, 2021
"Completely surrounded" vs. "Only bordering."
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Level 64
Jan 21, 2019
Please more quizzes like this one!
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Level 47
Apr 30, 2019
Shouldn’t Sudan be allowed for the question “whose population fell more than 5% between 2010 and 2017”, when South Sudan gained independency in 2011?
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Level 62
Sep 18, 2019
Would Palestine count as a nation not recognized by the UN? ....ah but I see you specified. JetPunk only recognizes it in like one quiz I think. Carry on! Fabulous idea for a quiz! :)
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Level 62
Dec 8, 2019
Who needs UN recognition when you have JetPunk recognition?
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Level 74
Feb 14, 2020
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Level 55
Apr 11, 2020
The countries on the "whose flag is only blue and yellow" category are not on alphabetical order.
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Level 61
May 2, 2020
What about Eswatini for countries completely surrounded?
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Level 32
Jun 16, 2020
It is not completely surrounded by only one country as it borders both South Africa and Mozambique
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Level 64
Jun 22, 2020
I was surprised to see that New Zealand was the only Oceanian country that was uninhabited before 600.
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Level 85
Oct 24, 2020
Sudan needs to be updated for the state sponsors of terrorism list. It was recently taken off.
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Level 59
Nov 15, 2020
Capital starts with J... I know it's always a bit of a debate but shouldn't South Africa with Johannesburg be accepted?
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Level 60
Sep 18, 2021
Johannesburg isn't a capital of SA, so what exactly would you like to debate about?
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Level 20
Apr 16, 2021
Wasn't Namibia a Dutch colony. Isn't that why dutch is spoken there?
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Level 60
Jul 24, 2021
Namibia was a German colony. Maybe they were once Dutch, or you are thinking about some parts of South Africa. But it doesn't matter, because the question asks for whom they gained independence, i.e. the last foreign country that owned them. And Namibia gained independece from South Africa.
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Level 50
Jul 24, 2021
German rule in Africa (as opposed to French, British and Portuguese rule) didn't involve much language teaching to the natives, and many native languages are spoken in Namibia, of which none is demographically dominant. That's why Afrikaans, not Dutch, which was introduced during decades of South African mandate rule in Namibia, has stuck around as the country's lingua franca.
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Level 44
May 2, 2021
isnt gambia surrounded only by senegal?
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Level ∞
Jun 24, 2021
Also by the Atlantic Ocean.
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Level 55
May 24, 2021
Sudan was recently taken off the 'state sponsors of terrorism' list
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Level ∞
Jun 24, 2021
Updated.
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Level 40
Jun 5, 2021
Johannesburg (one one the capital cities in South Africa) begins with a J
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Level ∞
Jun 24, 2021
The three capitals of South Africa are Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein.
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Level 35
Jul 24, 2021
good quiz me like
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Level 31
Jul 24, 2021
Didn't Luxembourg gain independence from the Netherlands?
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Level 50
Jul 24, 2021
I think Luxembourg should be accepted as a country that gained its independence from the Netherlands. It was nominally separate from the United Kingdom of the Netherlands after 1815, but only to fulfil Prussia's demands that it be part of the German customs union, and in no way was it truly 'independent' until Belgian independence and the breakup of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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Level 54
Jul 24, 2021
18/20, missed population shrinkage of 5% and recognized by Jetpunk
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Level 33
Oct 18, 2021
Kosovo is recognized by the UN, though...