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Countries that Bordered the USSR

Name the countries that had a land border with the USSR post WWII.
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Last updated: December 10, 2019
First submittedFebruary 9, 2015
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Country
Afghanistan
China
Czechoslovakia
Finland
Hungary
Iran
Country
Mongolia
North Korea
Norway
Poland
Romania
Turkey
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level 71
Dec 5, 2015
No idea if this make any sense, but would East Berlin count as USSR, creating a border with East Germany, and maybe West Germany?
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level 70
Dec 5, 2015
There was just an occupation zone, but still capital of East Germany.
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level 78
Dec 11, 2015
Ridiculous suggestion, unless you wish to claim the French, British and American sectors of West Berlin as parts of France, Britain and the USA.
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level 33
Jan 23, 2019
Relax there, cowboy...
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level 32
Jul 25, 2019
Kaliningrad is next to east germany so, not that ridiculous...
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level 75
Jul 25, 2019
It was traditionally German, but the USSR took it for Russia and gave the surrounding area to Poland.
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level 51
Mar 16, 2016
Almost forgot Norway due to its very tiny common border, but got it with 30 secs. to spare.
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level 66
May 19, 2017
Still 10x the length of the North Korean border :)
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level 47
Oct 20, 2017
Norway and USSR were (and Norway and Russia are) neighbors just because USSR stole Petsamo area from Finland in WW2.
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level 75
Jul 25, 2019
Finland shouldn't have put the swastika on all their military stuff.
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level 49
Jul 27, 2019
By that logic USA shouldn't have put the star on all their military stuff. French shouldn't have put the cockade on theirs etc.
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level 39
Oct 26, 2019
Yeah, the swastika was used by Finland long before Hitler was even born, let alone when the 3rd Reich was born, That's like saying that because Communist China and the Soviet Union have (or had) stars on their flag, They are like the US or the other way around.
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level 77
Apr 29, 2016
What a lucky bunch of countries...
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level 59
May 1, 2016
The bunch that was inside was even "luckier".
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level 47
Jul 25, 2019
Considering most were puppets, they were probably forced to feel lucky
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level 44
May 1, 2016
Whenever the size of Russia impresses(or scares) you, remember that Soviet Union was 30% bigger.... :)
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level 63
May 13, 2016
And the Russian Empire was even bigger than that
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level 14
Jul 25, 2016
And the British Empire was even bigger :)
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level 34
Aug 29, 2016
And the St Vincent and the Grenadines Empire was even bigger than that!
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level 57
Sep 17, 2016
Don't forget the Tuvaluan Empire, that was 50 billion times larger than the puny British Empire!
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level 67
Nov 18, 2016
And the Vatican beats the lot!
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level 58
Jan 23, 2019
St Vincent and the Grenadines and Tuvalu (part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands) were part of the British Empire
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level 43
Jun 10, 2019
Y’all can’t forget the biggest: SEALAND
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level 45
Jul 25, 2019
JackintheBox, I don’t think many people care, as it’s this thing you would commonly call, a joke.
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level 58
Dec 12, 2019
@ABritishCat I know. I was just stating a fact amongst a whole comment section of jokes. Another fact (again, many people wouldn't care, but a fact nevertheless) is that St Vincent and the Grenadines and Tuvalu are both Commonwealth realms, so they retain the British monarch as head of state.
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level 77
Jan 22, 2019
what about Emperor Xenu's Galactic Empire?
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level 30
Jan 22, 2019
What about the empire of my bedroom?
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level 41
Jan 23, 2019
What is going on?
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level 39
Oct 26, 2019
What's going on is the Empire of Jupiter has brainwashed the inhabitants of this Solar System that there are no aliens, every once and a while you come in contact and we have to start the process over again, ever wonder why your 2 puny world wars happened? that was you being discovered by Mars and Venus respectively.
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level 40
May 1, 2016
I missed czechoslovakia... Tried slovakia many times hahaha didnt remember it was WWII naming
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level 35
May 1, 2016
Thank you for 5 points!
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level 60
May 1, 2016
Only now did I realize those monthly "happening" quizzes don't appear every calends! :P
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level 65
May 16, 2016
Technically, all of the countries that formed the USSR (except Russia) bordered it as they declared their independence before the USSR was dissolved (26.12.1991). Even if you'd like to count only countries which independence USSR has officially recognised, it would still be three more than there are now in the answers: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been recognised as independent by the Soviet government on 06.09.1991
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level 70
May 16, 2016
Interesting fact...
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level 62
Aug 12, 2016
I guess post WWII means directly after.
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level 65
Apr 3, 2018
Kazakhstan was the last country that left the USSR, even after Russia
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level 28
Jul 22, 2016
Almost forgot North Korea.
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level 50
Aug 5, 2016
czechoslavakia didn't work. that's frustrating
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level 70
Aug 5, 2016
Why CzechoslAvakia?
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level 52
Dec 23, 2016
Yes, it is always frustrating if you are not able to spell it or write it correctly. ISA does not work for USA as well. Suprised?
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level 56
Apr 4, 2017
Oh yes, that lesser known country that borders the Czech Republic, Slavakia...
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level 43
May 23, 2018
dont forget the Inited States of America XD
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level 66
Jul 25, 2019
Two O’s, then two A’s.
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level 44
Jan 3, 2017
Couldn't for the life of me figure out the spelling of Czechoslovakia with only 15 secs left...
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level 59
Jan 11, 2017
there was not any official north korea before 1948 (3 years after ww2). so maybe accept both "north korea" and "korea" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korea#Soviet_occupation_and_division_of_Korea_.281945.E2.80.9350.29
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level 43
Jan 20, 2017
Kazakhstan?
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level 56
Mar 14, 2017
Kazakhstan was one of the 15 republics that made up the USSR.
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level 75
Jul 21, 2018
How about Googlestan?
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level 15
Aug 20, 2018
Lol .
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level 39
Oct 26, 2019
Excuse me... did you just say Googlestan? we only allow Yahoostan and Bingastan on this site, it's not at all like I'm using the G word right now.
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level 43
Feb 1, 2017
If this is post WW2, wouldn't North Korea just be Korea?
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level 65
Feb 10, 2017
Because North Korea is best Korea
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level 54
May 1, 2017
YES
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level 15
Aug 20, 2018
Agreed
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level 39
Oct 26, 2019
North Korea is only the Korea
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level 51
Jul 26, 2019
i thought of this too
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level 51
Mar 6, 2017
Is there another way to spell Czechoslavakia?
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level 56
Mar 14, 2017
Yes, wrongly :-)
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level 64
Apr 4, 2017
It's CzechoslOvakia, my brainless friend.
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level 67
Apr 22, 2017
Unlike you ChaosLord, some of us are not perfect.
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level 53
Dec 5, 2017
Well, we would expect him to be, he is a pretty high level, and has been taking these quizzes for a while.
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level 66
Jul 25, 2019
Not sure how being one letter off in regards to a now nonexistent country completely discredits their intellect. Also, it is quite easy for someone to achieve a high level without knowing this spelling, as it only appears on a few general knowledge quizzes and USSR-related stuff.
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level 27
Mar 29, 2017
Before World War 2 Japan took over the Korean peninsula and Manchuria, so wouldn't Japan be a option?
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level 56
Apr 4, 2017
The instructions ask for those countries around after the war, not before, during, or imagined.
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level 43
May 23, 2018
'imagined' you mean not official because it was an occupation
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level 45
Jul 25, 2019
And the sharing of Sakhaline island... Was this after the war?
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level 45
Jul 25, 2019
That's it! USSR attacked Japan AFTER WW2. Before that, they had a common border in Sakhaline.
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level 48
Apr 22, 2017
I wonder how close Pakistan was to bordering the USSR.
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level 54
Aug 1, 2017
I think it's about 20km, that's the narrowest bit of Afghanistan between Pakistan and Tajikistan.
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level 48
Mar 8, 2018
about 16km
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level 33
May 10, 2017
I forgot about Czechoslovakia
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level 35
May 26, 2017
12/12 with 2:14 remaining
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level 67
Aug 24, 2017
*Guesses Czech Republic and Slovakia* Hmmm, I wonder what it could be? Not Yugoslavia, not India... Wait a minute, could it be Czechoslovakia? YES 100%
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level 59
Nov 27, 2017
Korea and North Korea should be accepted as both bordered the USSR after WWII
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level 58
May 23, 2018
Korea wasn't unified at any point after the Second World War. The Japanese empire conquered Korea and when the empire was dissolved Korea was split between the USA and the USSR. It is arguable that at this stage neither North not South Korea were really countries yet, but they were occupied by two different countries and were certainly not one country.
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level 48
Mar 8, 2018
2:05 remaining on first try
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level 34
May 23, 2018
What about Tanna Tuva?
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level 44
Mar 25, 2019
That was a state just before world war 2, this is after ww2
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level 54
Dec 23, 2018
Dprk should be accepted for north korea
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level 39
Oct 26, 2019
That's like saying Ukgbni for the United Kingdom, there is already a defining difference between the 2 Koreas as in North and South.
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level 58
Dec 12, 2019
Ukgbni doesn't have to be accepted for the United Kingdom, as the first two letters are already accepted for it.
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level 28
Jan 22, 2019
Could you put in the title post WWII didn't notice that thing until i finished it, confused me at the beginning why didn't it accept baltic nations and japan.
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level 40
Jan 23, 2019
how did i forget about mongolia???
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level 44
Mar 25, 2019
OH MY GOD WHY DID I FORGET CHINA AND MOMGOLIa
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level 43
May 20, 2019
Forgets Mongolia and Finland after getting all the less obvious ones.
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level 39
Oct 26, 2019
Well Finland and Mongolia were both part of the USSR at one point so maybe you just subconsciously thought of it as part of it already.
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level 55
Jul 25, 2019
0:45 left
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level 51
Jul 26, 2019
As north korea was only officially formed in 1948, i think korea and even south korea are also good answers for that question, even though all the three are somewhat wrong
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level 51
Jul 26, 2019
nice and interesting quiz by the way! :)
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level 46
Aug 1, 2019
please allow Slovakia or Czechia or Czech Republic to count as Czechoslovakia
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level 70
Aug 1, 2019
No.
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level 58
Dec 12, 2019
Good.
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level 54
Dec 12, 2019
Slovakia maybe, Czechia definitely not. But no, the USSR bordered a country called Czechoslovakia.
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level 25
Oct 6, 2019
turkey???? if you see armenia, azerbaijan and georgia. Where is Turkey?
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level 70
Oct 6, 2019
It is on the list.
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level 34
Nov 30, 2019
Does Japan count with Sakhalin Island?
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level 70
Nov 30, 2019
No.