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World Capitals by a Single Clue #2

We give you one clue: can you name the world capital?
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  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jun 05, 2017
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Capital City
Divided by a wall until 1989
Founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535
Home to Europe's most successful professional soccer club
Based on a 1791 design by French architect Charles L'Enfant
Hans Christian Andersen lived here
Where Guinness beer comes from
Second most populous metro area in Africa
The world's oldest stock exchange was founded here in 1602
Its name comes from the Algonquin language
City-state with a population of 5.6 million
Lies 120 kilometers inland from the port city of Valparaíso
Asian capital that doesn't have a single foreign embassy
Capital of the Umayyad Caliphate from 661 to 750
It bordered U.S. territory from 1903 to 1979
Has the most billionaires per capita of any capital city
Located on the north coast of Lake Victoria
Its metro area includes Quezon City
This inland Asian city is the world's coldest capital
Site of many protests against Nicolas Maduro
Everest climbers usually fly into this city
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level 63
Jun 6, 2017
These are good quizzes, enjoyable to do.
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level 61
Jun 8, 2017
Either i'm really dumb or these are bloody tough, but so far I haven't got over 50% and looking at some of the answers I would NEVER have got them.
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level 68
Jun 8, 2017
Bruges opened its stock exchange in 1309, nearly 200 years before Amsterdam. From Wikipedia's entry for Bruges: This [port] development opened not only the trade in spices from the Levant, but also advanced commercial and financial techniques and a flood of capital that soon took over the banking of Bruges. The Bourse opened in 1309 (most likely the first stock exchange in the world) and developed into the most sophisticated money market of the Low Countries in the 14th century.
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level 54
Sep 5, 2017
Trying to think of Israel as Asian will get every time
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level 55
Sep 5, 2017
Wow, harder than I thought it would be!
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level 70
Sep 5, 2017
thought of Panama with 2 seconds to go but couldn't type it fast enough. Only one I missed...
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level 32
Sep 5, 2017
Try finger yoga before typing.
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level 64
Sep 5, 2017
There is an all-too-predictable slant among some quizmakers to convince the world that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. Yeah, there is a good reason why no embassies are located there.
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level 55
Sep 5, 2017
It's up to the country to decide which city is their capital, regardless of our opinion or conventional practice. Therefore some countries have their capital split (e.g. South Africa, Bolivia) or a ceremonial capital, when the seat of government is elsewhere (e.g. the Netherlands). If Israel calls Jerusalem it's capital, so be it.
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level 64
Sep 5, 2017
Reasonable point, ignoring the more fundamental point of whether Israel has the right to occupy Jerusalem (under any designation) in the first place.
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level 53
Sep 5, 2017
Were the Turks right to occupy Istanbul? What about Americans in Texas and California? Spaniards in Mexico, Peru, etc.?
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level 50
Sep 5, 2017
Since when have other countries decided what a particular country's capital is? If we are allowed to do that, then I say the capital of France is Brest, just so school boys can titter about it!
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level 59
Sep 5, 2017
The reason that there are no embassies in Jerusalem is mostly the passing of UNSC Resolution 478, which condemned the occupation of East Jerusalem and called upon states to move their embassies elsewhere. The Resolution doesn't state that Israel's power over the rest of Jerusalem is unlawful, nor that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel (which it has been since 1948).
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level 59
Sep 5, 2017
Tell us more about how you don't hate Jews, you just hate Zionists and Israelis. (Alt.: I look forward to hearing your impassioned views the next time e.g., Cyprus or Morocco are mentioned.)
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level 32
Sep 5, 2017
Don't you love those guys?
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level 37
Sep 5, 2017
Yeah, there is a good reason: the whole point of diplomacy is to avoid unnecessary trouble. If you're suggesting that Israel has no claim to the 4/5ths of Jerusalem west of the Green Line and thus cannot claim Jerusalem as its capital, I don't know what to tell you other than that you're clearly wrong.
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level 70
Sep 5, 2017
The reason is politics. JetPunk's policy is to embrace reality over politics. The reality is that Israel's capital is in Jerusalem. The seat of government and national administration is there. What definition for capital are you using?
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level 67
Sep 5, 2017
Great quiz but much harder than I expected!
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level 56
Sep 5, 2017
Why claim that Jerusalem is a capital, when NO government in the world acknowledges it as such?
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level 72
Sep 5, 2017
Apparently one does - the government of Israel.
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level 59
Sep 5, 2017
Since when does a capital require foreign recognition? And if Jerusalem isn't the capital of Israel, what city is? Israel not only calls Jerusalem its capital, its government is seated there too. It would be pretty silly to make up another capital for them.
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level 46
Sep 5, 2017
Tel Aviv is Palestine's supposed Israeli capital since they themselves claim Jerusalem. It's not that they couldn't both claim the city since it lies on the hypothetical border between country and...whatever Palestine is, but the latter really wishes Israel didn't exist at all, so...yeah. The problem with Jesperbf's claim is that he appears to have failed to do much research into it. Wikipedia's page on the matter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_recognition_of_Israel) shows a lovely little chart that shows how 162 of 193 UN member states (including Israel) recognise it. Jesperbf seems to be confusing embassies with declarations of capitals, but that's not the case. Take Canada's notes on the matter, for instance: 'While Israel designates Jerusalem as its capital, Canada believes that the final status of the city needs to be negotiated between the Israelis and Palestinians. At present, Canada maintains its Embassy in Tel Aviv.' Essentially, most countries recognise
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level 46
Sep 5, 2017
Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but understand the dangers of placing their embassies there, so they take the safe option and move them to Tel Aviv, which works just as well for most people.
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level 32
Sep 5, 2017
So I must discontinue referring to my kitchen as the garage?
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level 44
Sep 5, 2017
Does Pyongyang have a foreign embassy in it? Really interesting to get some info about it.
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level 61
Sep 5, 2017
Looks like there are actually a fair number of embassies in Pyongyang. Surprising. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_diplomatic_missions_in_North_Korea
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level 66
Sep 5, 2017
Worst. Diplomatic. Assignment. Ever.
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