All Modern-Day Countries Ever Controlled by Slavic People

With the help of a map, can you name all modern-day countries that were ever under Slavic control?
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Satellite states and occupations are included
This was made based on sources on YouTube and Wikipedia, and with the help of Dekkie and Pullasorsa. Detailed credits and extra information pinned in the comments section.
Quiz by Iluvbread123
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Last updated: September 30, 2021
First submittedFebruary 4, 2021
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Country
Afghanistan
Albania
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Cameroon
China
Croatia
Country
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Estonia
Finland
France
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Country
India
Iran
Italy
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lebanon
Lithuania
Madagascar
Moldova
Country
Mongolia
Montenegro
North Korea
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Romania
Russia
Senegal
Serbia
Slovakia
Country
Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Tajikistan
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
United States
Uzbekistan
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Level 72
Sep 30, 2021
For this quiz, the definition of Slavic people will be ethnic Slavs and Slavicized minorities. Former countries that did not assimilate during their occupation of Slavic territory (e.g. Mongol Empire) are not considered. Slavs that occupied other regions and lost their identities as time went on are also excluded.
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Level 51
Feb 4, 2021
Soviet Union+Manchuria+Russian Empire+Warsaw Pact
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Level 72
Feb 4, 2021
+ Soviet puppets
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Level 53
Feb 4, 2021
Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia?
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Level 72
Feb 4, 2021
They were pretty much Soviet puppets at the time, so I included them as client states

(For the same exact reason why the Korean peninsula is part of this)

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Level 72
Apr 29, 2021
I'm now considering removing them tbh, might as well swap them out
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Level 57
Feb 4, 2021
Greece? Austria?
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Level 72
Feb 4, 2021
That chunk of Austria was from the Great Moravia.

As for Greece, some South Slavic tribes raided the region and took over the control from the Byzantine Empire.

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Level 39
May 24, 2021
Austria got divided after WW2 just like Germany, then West Germany formed, and Austria just completely united.
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Level 78
Oct 6, 2021
Significant parts of modern Greece were part of both Serbian and Bulgarian Empire .
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Level 70
Feb 4, 2021
I can’t be the only one that put Alaska instead of US
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Level 72
Feb 4, 2021
Most certainly not, I did that when truing to speedrun this
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Level 61
Jun 2, 2021
I not only did that, but also put Kauai.
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Level 22
Feb 5, 2021
Good quiz, nominated.
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Level 72
Feb 5, 2021
Thanks! :D
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Level 50
Mar 26, 2021
Cuba? When was Cuba controlled? Great quiz nonetheless, nominated!
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Level 72
Mar 26, 2021
Puppet state of USSR, the Soviets stored nukes there, thanks!
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Level 55
Mar 29, 2021
Was Turkey a part of America?
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Level 50
Oct 2, 2021
Wait, what happened to Cuba?
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Level 72
Oct 3, 2021
It was removed as its status as a puppet was debatable
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Level 74
Mar 28, 2021
I do think you have been overly generous about how much territory slavic nations have controlled.

Whilst you can say that technically there is merit in the ones you have listed, it is a bit disingenuous.

Great quiz nonetheless, I really enjoy this series!

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Level 39
May 24, 2021
Bulgaria is Slavic as well, so don't be so surprised...
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Level 35
Apr 16, 2021
Not sure if you want to count this but for a few years in the mid 17th century the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (nowday Latvia) while being part of the Crown of the Polish Kingdom colonized The Gambia and Trinidad and Tobago.
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Level 72
Apr 16, 2021
I'll be adding that, thanks!
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Level 62
Jun 2, 2021
So YOU did that
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Level 72
Jun 2, 2021
Yup ;D
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Level 35
Oct 9, 2021
They actually just colonized an island in the Gambia river and not the whole country.
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Level 72
Oct 10, 2021
I used this map Dekkie previously used on her quiz, I don't know where exactly did it come from though
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Level 52
May 21, 2021
Wasn't Afghanistan completely occupied by the Soviets?
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Level 72
May 25, 2021
Not sure. Do you have any source on that by any chance?
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Level 72
May 28, 2021
I just checked, the Soviets only ever controlled major cities and highways, everything else was pretty much under the Mujahideen and small Maoist groups
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Level 34
Jun 14, 2021
idk but its some of the worst bordergore ive ever seen.
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Level 52
May 31, 2021
what the heck did they do to afghanistan
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Level 72
Jun 1, 2021
Afghanistan was once communist and was backed by the Soviets

The Soviets tried putting down the Mujahideen and the Soviets as well as the DRA controlled the most populous cities as well as major highways

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Level 54
May 31, 2021
Missed France South Korea and Trinidad
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Level 55
Jun 2, 2021
Another spotlight!
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Level 72
Jun 2, 2021
Yeah :D
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Level 61
Jun 2, 2021
One of the best quizzes i've played on Jetpunk...I think Russia had some little colony in Mali, Geography now made video about it...Btw. I'm Slavic XD
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Level 72
Jun 2, 2021
They did? Never knew that. I'll have a look when I find myself less busy
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Level 46
Jun 2, 2021
When did the Slavs control Lebanon, the Gambia, Djibouti, Trinidad and that huge part of China?
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Level 72
Jun 2, 2021
China: Russian sphere of influence and concessions during Qing dynasty

Gambia and Tobago: Colonies of Courland and Semigallia (a Polish vassal at the time)

Lebanon: Occupation of Beirut in the 18th century

Djibouti: Sagallo

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Level 57
Oct 11, 2021
What about Cameroon and Madagascar? :)
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2021
See this
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2021
You keep getting spotlights left and right :D you definitely deserve it though, I'm not complaining.
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2021
Oh also, I was doing research for another quiz I'm making and I found this. I wonder if you could add it? Your call, I definitely don't know as much about this as you :')
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Level 72
Jun 15, 2021
Interesting, I'll put that in for the next update
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Level 72
Jun 9, 2021
It's a bit confusing to have some of those enlarged sections randomly placed instead of where they fit on the world map, especially the one that is over a completely different landmass.
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Level 72
Jun 15, 2021
It's primarily because I want the zoom boxes to be a bit more spread out. A good chunk of the map would look empty
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Level 74
Jul 11, 2021
Bornholm (Part of Denmark) was occupied by the USSR after the second world war.
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Level 72
Jul 12, 2021
Interesting, I'll add that in in the near future
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Level 75
Sep 5, 2021
Somehow I successfully missed Trippy dad and Tobacco, although that should have been all too obvious.
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Level 61
Sep 15, 2021
Why Turkey?
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Level 72
Oct 1, 2021
Those chunks were controlled by Russia and Bulgaria
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Level 82
Oct 4, 2021
Chunks of Turkey? Like a thigh and a wing?
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Level 47
Sep 25, 2021
I think India should be on the list since the Dubrovnik (Ragusa) Republic had a small colony near Goa.
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Level 72
Oct 1, 2021
Yup, it's now in the updated version
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Level 50
Oct 2, 2021
My god, what happened to Afghanistan? Great quiz, by the way.
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Level 72
Oct 3, 2021
Soviet-Afghan war

Thanks

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Level 70
Oct 4, 2021
Can you add a dot to the least guess answer? I had a minute left and spent my time clicking on the map at random trying to see which country I had missed. Judging by how low it’s score is, other people have failed to notice it too.
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Level 72
Oct 4, 2021
The two least guessed answers as of me writing this comment, Madagascar and Cameroon, are both easily visible
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Level 80
Oct 5, 2021
I have to disagree....I got all but those two and spent a solid minute hunting the map, zooming in all over, before I found them.
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Level 72
Oct 5, 2021
I've tried both light and dark modes, and on 3 different screen sizes (6.8, 10.1, and 19 inches). They weren't hard to spot regardless. So I really don't think it's that big of an issue
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Level 87
Oct 4, 2021
I think the general rule should be that if a dot on the wide-zoom map is larger than a yellow area with boundaries, then the boundaries should be replaced with a dot. It's too hard to have to click and zoom every square inch of the map trying to find tiny little slivers of territory that are indistinguishable on the large map from geographical features.
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Level 55
Oct 4, 2021
It's not meant to be easy.
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Level 72
Oct 4, 2021
That spot in Madagascar is larger than the dots I believe

Also those bits are clearly visible

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Level 85
Oct 5, 2021
I disagree. Cameroon and Madagascar spots are definitely smaller on my screen than the dots. Chrome browser on a MacBook, if that matters.
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Level 72
Oct 5, 2021
I tested it on three different screen sizes in both light and dark mode

They weren't hard to see in any of them

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Level 81
Oct 4, 2021
Agreed. I had to zoom-hunt for Denmark, Cameroon, Madagascar, Senegal, and South Korea. I'm not a fan of zoom-hunting.
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Level 55
Oct 4, 2021
That's kinda your own problem, buddy.
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Level 72
Oct 4, 2021
Really? Senegal?

I literally added a zoom box for that already

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Level 71
Oct 5, 2021
If you don't like zoom-hunting then why did you take this quiz? Furthermore, why do you complain to the quiz author? If they added zoom boxes for every single detail then this would be less of a map of the world and more of a map of boxes.
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Level 76
Oct 5, 2021
Japan would insist to be included (Kuril islands), if anybody asked them.
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Level 72
Oct 5, 2021
I zoomed in and out almost everywhere, still couldn't see the spot in Madagascar. It is not visible in the main map at all.
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Level 72
Oct 5, 2021
I've tested it and they're visible on my phone (6.8''), my tablet (10.1'') as well as my computer (19'') in both light and dark mode.
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Level 79
Oct 9, 2021
to the quiz-setter: you know, maybe it's visible to *you* because you knew where to look? just maybe?
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Level 72
Oct 9, 2021
Yes, it's definitely easier for me, but that still doesn't really change the fact that they're visible on the map.
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Level 68
Oct 9, 2021
Yes, so is it.
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Level 61
Oct 5, 2021
Shouldn't Vatican City be included? It is an absolute monarchy which was controlled by a slavic pope (Pope John Paul II) from 1978 to 2005. So I would say that it fits the criteria of the quiz.
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Level 72
Oct 5, 2021
Oh, I didn't know about that. It should I believe.

It will be added in the future update, thanks

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Level 79
Oct 9, 2021
Is this meant to be a "take an educated guess" quiz, or a "click randomly on the map until you chance upon a spot of yellow" quiz?

I didn't know I was doing a map hunt instead of a quiz. maybe the title should change

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Level 72
Oct 9, 2021
Well, the former would work rather well for those who knew all those niche bits of history
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Level 47
Oct 9, 2021
Why isnt the macedonian empire counted on here?
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Level 72
Oct 9, 2021
Because it's Greek?
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Level 58
Oct 9, 2021
Some territories are not quite visible in the map. These include Cameroon, Senegal, Madagascar, Denmark. Is it possible to add a circle for them?
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Level 72
Oct 9, 2021
I don't think it's necessary, especially since they can be easily seen with just 1 click.
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Level 67
Oct 9, 2021
I second the request for circles. I missed Madagascar and Cameroon because I didn't zoom in the right places. I doesn't help that the map cuts of part of southern Africa - made me think that there is nothing important there so I didn't even bother zooming into that area.
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Level 72
Oct 10, 2021
Well, I only cut portions with literally no answers

So cutting only a part of the South would suggest that there is at least one answer somewhere down there

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Level 44
Oct 9, 2021
Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund was of pure Slavic blood, being an offspring of Czech and Polish royal dynasties. So I'd add also the borders of Holy Roman Empire in the early 15th century, which would include Benelux countries, Switzerland, Liechten, Austria, Italy, Monaco and a little bit more of Eastern France.

Also Vatican, because you know, pope John Paul II.

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Level 72
Oct 9, 2021
Interesting, I'll do some research on that, thanks
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Level 60
Oct 9, 2021
Very good, but it was hard to spot Senegal and Madagascar. Perhaps these could be better identified so one can know where they are.
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Level 72
Oct 9, 2021
Senegal has a zoom box already, whereas Madagascar can be easily spotted with a single click
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Level 89
Oct 9, 2021
I'm agreeing Madagascar and Cameroon need dots. Could not find them.
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Level 66
Oct 9, 2021
is there any way to add a "show missing countries" thing here? especially since many people (myself included) are having trouble finding all the countries?
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Level 72
Oct 10, 2021
That kind of ruins the challenge of finding the answers and just makes it a much easier version of CotW
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Level 52
Oct 11, 2021
I mean that's sort of what adding a map in the first place does. If you want it to be challenging you're probably better off not even including a map and just listing occupation percentages. 'Zoom in and out of the map til you find a dash of yellow' isn't exactly a very interesting challenge. Love your work btw!
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2021
Well, tbf quizzes involving just countries aren't really challenging to begin with, and most active users can ace CotW in less than 10 minutes, so challenge probably wasn't the right term. Main reason why I made the map was because I believe SVGs generally carry the quality of quizzes.

Thanks for your comment

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Level 82
Oct 10, 2021
I had a hard time seeing Madagascar and I was trying to zoom all over the map. still missed it.
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Level 72
Oct 10, 2021
I thought the yellow chunks were pretty easily visible when zoomed in, no?

I checked with a few of my friends, both irl and online, and none struggled with these two countries

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Level 65
Oct 11, 2021
Luxembourg is missing. The Luxembourg dynasty married into Bohemian royal family, and for some time, the Luxembourg and Bohemia kingdom were ruled by the same person, a Slavic king.
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Level 55
Oct 11, 2021
John of Luxembourg had a Bohemian wife, so yeah... Charles IV, Wenceslaus IV, and Sigismund had Slavic blood and Luxembourg should be included
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2021
Oh I thought I didn't have to include Luxembourg as the rulers were part of the House of Luxembourg. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks
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Level 71
Oct 12, 2021
Great quiz Bread, and congrats on the feature! This quiz was very fun. Also, Bahrain is in yellow even though it isn't a guessable answer.
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2021
Dang, how did I not notice that

Thanks!

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Level 47
Oct 12, 2021
just didnt notice senegal
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Level 86
Oct 12, 2021
i couldn't see madagascar, might need a dot.
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Level 46
Oct 13, 2021
Why south-east Spain is included?
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2021
Saqalibas, see pins for more info
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Level 51
Oct 19, 2021
South Korea and North Korea...?? oh russian