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Countries of Europe After World War II

Name all the countries of Europe that existed in 1946, after the end of the Second World War.
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First submittedSeptember 26, 2016
Last updatedOctober 10, 2016
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Country
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Czechoslovakia
Denmark
East Germany
Finland
France
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Country
Luxembourg
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Soviet Union
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Vatican City
West Germany
Yugoslavia
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level 34
Sep 26, 2016
Very nice quiz! Are you planning on doing a WW1 version as well?
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level 72
Oct 12, 2016
Please note the correct answer is Germany, because East and West Germany were not created until 1949. The Berlin Wall, pictured, was not built until 1961.
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level 62
Oct 14, 2016
Please note that the water is not light blue, its more colorless than blue really.

On a more serious note, even if he put the date at 1961 or 1962, what difference will that make? The map would stay the same. Malta isn't independent until 1964, the USSR, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia are still there. Just imagine it as the map of Europe after WWII ended until the independence of Malta, which would be the only real change and I'm sure the title could stay the same. Other than that, you're just being very nitpicky.
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level 28
Oct 15, 2016
Well, to actually leave a reply to something unrelated to what he is talking about, on the top of the quiz, I'm sure he want everybody to know such minor details.
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level 60
Nov 2, 2016
No German ever called it East Germany.
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level 72
Jan 29, 2017
There are some really weird comments coming in response to what I said above. In 1946 there was only Germany. No East Germany, no West Germany. They both came 3 years later. Please fix this quiz!!!!
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level 63
Jan 29, 2017
No German calls it East Germany, West Germany, or Germany, 'cos that's not the German name... Love from Not a German x x x x
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level 62
Jan 29, 2017
@Svitapeneela @Carry No Korean calls South Korea "South Korea" and North Korea "North Korea". They think that they control the entire peninsula, does that stop them from being countries, of course not
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level 77
Jan 29, 2017
Jerry928 is quite right and making a perfectly valid point. And as for nitpicking - Gamer, don't tell me you have reached level 55 in Jetpunk without ever coming across nitpicking before! :-) This site is the promised land for all us hair-splitters and smart asses!
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level 55
Jan 29, 2017
I'm not sure why this quiz has never been corrected. In 1946, Germany was partitioned under several allied protectorates under the agreement formed at the Potsdam Conference and was generally referred to as "Allied-Occupied Germany". The country that would come to be called West Germany did not exist until 1949. The easiest way to fix this would be to change the date in the quiz description to 1949. This is still "after World War II" and gives a pretty accurate description of the state of affairs in Europe following the war.
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level 62
Jan 30, 2017
Or 1962, just to make the Berlin Wall more accurate.
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level 69
Jan 30, 2017
Although I'm with you about the date being deceptive, the discussion about "the Berlin Wall being shown" is misinformed. Ever since the division of Germany, there was East and West Berlin, just as there was East and West Germany. The erection of the wall was a notable event, but it didn't change the political borders any further. 1949 would be a fine date for this map.
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level 47
Jan 30, 2017
That is not necessarily the Berlin Wall "pictured" on the map. The Berlin Wall was simply built around the allied-occupied west Berlin. So it is not the Wall but the border.
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level 40
Feb 1, 2017
It was actually divided into East and West not long after WWII ended. The thing is, they weren't INDEPENDENT until 1949
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level 48
Feb 7, 2017
I understand people are complaining, but you know what Kolji means and if you look at that map and think: 'that border in the middle of Germany must be a mistake, the west east thing hasn't been sorted out yet, so therefore I'm not going to bother trying West Germany' then you deserve it. Stop complaining and just play his quizzes. They are my favourites.
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level 48
Feb 7, 2017
It's clear enough.
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level 40
Mar 13, 2017
Gamer1162 Does it really matter what colour the water is? The quiz is about the countries not the oceans and/or seas. Even so, the water appears blue and you should therefore cut it some slack.
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level 40
Mar 2, 2018
I agree with Gamer1162. People need some common sense.
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level 67
Apr 4, 2019
Count me with Jerry on this one, even though I agree that there's a de facto/de jure thing going on here. (Which I believe, as others have said, could be solved by shifting the date to 1949.)
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level 56
Jul 1, 2019
@antofagasta That is like saying, on a quiz about flowers, if there is a picture of a cow, calling it out is nitpicking because you know what is meant. But it is about flowers so it shouldnt be there, regardless if you know what was meant.

As for nitpicking, there are (way) more nitpickers here that nitpick on so called nitpickers than actual nitpickers, and that is saying quite a lot, it is not a rare thing to find on this site. But people that nag and whine just because someone pointing out an error. (And I mean error, not preference or disputabe stuff) are 100x worse.

Nitpicking to me is about things that do not change the validity of the quiz, like how the netherlands is absolutely butchered on this map and is hardly recognisable. Or wether micronesia should be listed under F or M. But if it is say a quiz of list all the countries of europe and paraguay is on there, pointing that out is NOT nitpicking. Asking/expecting a quiz to have the correct answers is not nitpicking.

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level 56
Jul 1, 2019
Saying that a country isnt written with a capital letter, yes that is nitpicking. (Or that isn't written as isnt ;) ). Or that something isnt in alphabetical order.

Or my favourite. For instance people with famous last names. Let's say the last name Wright. "you left out/should accept Jonathan Wright, he was the waiter in 1 episode of a show that got canceled after one season back in 1969" People insisting on stuff being added while it clearly doesnt fit the bill. Correct as in having that last name, but obviously not what they were looking for.

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level 70
Apr 4, 2019
2019 is after World War 2, but saying "Countries of Europe after World War 2" does indicate right after the war ended, not "Countries of Europe at some random point in the infinite timeline to follow World War 2".
So the nitpicking is actually people saying ANY time after May, 1945 is "after World War 2" because then you have no set point for which countries to exclude.
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level 56
Jul 1, 2019
It actually literally says 1946 in the description. So it is not just vaguely implied, but there in black and white.
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level 58
Sep 26, 2016
Wow, nice SVG!
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level 69
Sep 26, 2016
Thank you :) There is a lot of tricks I need to learn.
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level 66
Sep 26, 2016
Good idea for a quiz. You could do different areas and time periods. But it might be best to specify an exact year.
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level 61
Sep 26, 2016
I agree you should do a WWI version. This is a great quiz!
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level 58
Sep 26, 2016
How did you make this quiz?
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level 69
Sep 26, 2016
Do you know how to use Inkscape or some similar program?
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level 58
Dec 11, 2016
Not really at all :D
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level 69
Dec 11, 2016
Hahaha :) Then I can give you few tips :p
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level 62
Oct 10, 2016
Is the little dot in Berlin supposed to represent the Berlin wall? Nice quiz
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level 62
Oct 10, 2016
West Berlin was surrounded by East Germany. The small point is West Berlin. Click on the map and you will see, its not only a dot.
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level 69
Oct 10, 2016
That is right.
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level 61
Oct 10, 2016
Great quizz! But I think Malta is missing... hahah
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level 70
Oct 10, 2016
Apparently Malta was under UK control until 1964.
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level 61
Oct 11, 2016
oops, didnt know about that! sorry xD
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level 28
Oct 10, 2016
Why is there a line between the borders of Romania and the USSR and Albania and Yugoslavia?
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level 69
Oct 10, 2016
Because Romania was independent of the USSR and Albania was never part of Yugoslavia. Hence Romania's infamous dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, who ruled with an iron fist even by the standards of Eastern European communism and became an outcast within the Eastern Bloc. Likewise, Albania's Enver Hoxha became Mao's only foreign ally in the wake of the Sino-Soviet Split - not particularly impressive compared to the USSR's global network of alliances.
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level 62
Oct 11, 2016
I don't think he meant that. He probably meant that when you zoom in, there is a little line. Probably an error from the map creator.
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level 28
Oct 15, 2016
Yes that's what I meant Gamer. I'm sure it's just editing problems.
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level 71
Oct 10, 2016
Very interesting quiz!
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level 77
Oct 19, 2016
This is how I learned them in grade school. I guess that makes me old.
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level 73
Oct 26, 2016
I also disagree with German borders. In 1946 Germany was still one country, though divided into four occupation zones + Berlin.
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level 73
Oct 26, 2016
Also the Italian-Yugoslav border was nothing like this, I guess oficially it was still at pre-war location, as the peace treaty was signed only next year and defined most of the border while creating Free Territory of Trieste
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level 59
Oct 30, 2016
Lowest is Albania at 98%, impressed.
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level 66
Nov 3, 2016
should allow more options for Czechoslovakia, since it´s difficult to spell. Thanks
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level 60
Jan 30, 2017
No, it's easy if you know the 2 current countries into which it was split.
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level 49
Nov 10, 2016
Did the whole thing without looking up from the keyboard. I feel so speshul.
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level 55
Nov 21, 2016
It would be nice if BRD was accepted for West Germany as DDR is accepted for East Germany :)
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level 66
Jan 30, 2017
Indeed.
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level 45
Jan 31, 2017
yesyesyes
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level 68
Nov 28, 2016
Some more tests with the borders at different points of history would be interesting.
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level 59
Jan 29, 2017
Amazing! Tried to make a similar quiz for post World War One Europe once, (the map I was using failed though.)
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level 76
Jan 29, 2017
I agree with the quiz being this way and it seems obvious because there were two Germanys at this point in history and it's staring you right in the face on the map and the convention in English is and always has been to call them East Germany and West Germany.... but if Germany is not accepted for West Germany on this quiz then why would it be on certain other quizzes. I recall one of mine in particular that was featured and had the type-ins changed to accept only Gemany without the West.
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level 43
Jan 29, 2017
Strange...
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level 77
Jan 29, 2017
Kal, you are not making sense. The map of 1946 Germany on this quiz is incorrect, and even though it is staring us right in the face it is still not true. If you check the facts, you learn that in 1946 there was still officially only one Germany.
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level 76
Feb 1, 2017
Okay you're right. I was wrong. East Germany didn't really exist as a country until 1949.
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level 51
Jan 29, 2017
People are definitely correct about Germany, the two states were both founded in 1949. At least accept FRG (Federal Republic of Germany) and GDR (German Democratic Republic) for the incredibly inaccurate East and West Germany. At that time Germans were still considering East Germany to be those bits they lost in 1945, which have bave part of Poland and Russia for so long now that it is easy to forget how people felt about them back then.
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level 76
Jan 29, 2017
How is it "incredibly inaccurate?" You have some alternative compass that you are using? Would you say North and South Korea is also "incredibly inaccurate?" That's not what Koreans call the countries. But that couldn't possibly be more irrelevant to an English-language quiz site where the answers are in English and the convention has always been to refer to the countries as such.
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level 77
Jan 29, 2017
Assuming this quiz is fixed e.g. by changing the year to 1949, it would seem reasonable to accept both the official country names (Federal Republic of Germany, or FRG in short, and German Democratic Republic, or GDR), as well as the widely-used West Germany and East Germany for the purposes of this and other quizzes. Maybe even the German abbreviations BRD and DDR could be considered. However, for 1946 those names are irrelevant.
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level 76
Feb 1, 2017
Having read up on it, yes, this^
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level 67
Jan 29, 2017
Really Germany from 1945 till 1948 was divided up into 5 major Occupied Zones. British / American / Soviet / French with Berlin under Allied Military Administration. Also Poland annexed an area adjoining the Soviet sector. There was no clear cut division West / East.
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level 64
Jan 29, 2017
And Saarland as a French protectorate that even competed in 1952 Olympics. In 1946 there was only one Germany, beeing occupied by four different states.
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level 75
Jan 29, 2017
Just wondering - why is it spelled "slov" in Czechoslovakia, Slovakia, and Slovenia, but it is spelled "slav" in Yugoslavia? Is there a difference in meaning between "slov" and "slav"?
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level 44
Jan 29, 2017
Oh nice question! :D Well, in my language, Serbian (and probably most other Slavic languages) we don't say "Slavs", we say "Sloveni", so that's why it is spelled with an "O" in most of the countries.
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level 44
Jan 29, 2017
And Yugoslavia got it's name like this: Yug + Slav. Yug(jug, југ) means "south" in Serbian.
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level 69
Jan 29, 2017
Guys, thanks for the comments. There will be some solution for this problem.
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level 72
Jan 30, 2017
This quiz is a great concept though! It was fun to take.
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level 60
Jan 31, 2017
Be careful with changing dates to solve German problem. Trieste was a truly independent state "under direct responsibility of U.N. Security Council" from 1947 to 1954. However Saar was only a French protectorate, despite having an international football team.
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level 38
Mar 15, 2018
Nitpickers aside, this was an excellent quiz! I guess that by time I began school, Germany had been divided, so I had no issue with the East/West thing; though we did learn them as the German Federal Republic (West) and the German Democratic Republic (East).
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level 48
Jan 29, 2017
Great quiz, i only missed out Bulgaria
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level 53
Jan 29, 2017
As somebody else has said I knew these with minimal effort as it was how I leaned them at school. Guess I'm old too!
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level 39
Jan 29, 2017
Wow, I didn't realize so many countries were independent back then
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level 47
Jan 29, 2017
Most that weren't independent are in Africa
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level 60
Jan 31, 2017
Yep, American colonialism failed again.
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level 41
Jan 30, 2017
Cool quiz, got 'em all with 2:13 remaining. Kek!
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level 50
Oct 30, 2017
Please accept PR Poland, PSR Albania etc.
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level 26
Mar 19, 2018
100% 2:55 left 7 years old, Down syndrome
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level 45
Mar 19, 2019
I'm not sure if you realize this but using and actual condition that so many people struggle with to act dumb as a joke, is really disrespectful.
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level 69
Aug 23, 2018
Will this ever be fixed? It was a featured quiz, after all.
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level 53
Jan 26, 2019
The ones I learned in school, easy!
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level 60
Mar 17, 2019
Your hints are not correct. Neither East Germany nor West Germany existed in 1946; they were founded only three years later. In 1946, there were only the four zones. You should change that.