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Controversial Countries

Name these countries responsible for frequent controversy on JetPunk
Last updated: August 25, 2015
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Source of Controversy
Country
Continental Placement
Russia
Continental Placement
Turkey
Continental Placement
Cyprus
Continental Placement
Georgia
Continental Placement
Armenia
Continental Placement
Azerbaijan
Name change
Myanmar (Burma)
"Holland"
Netherlands
"England"
United Kingdom
3rd or 4th largest country
United States
3rd or 4th largest country
China
Its independence
Palestine
Its independence
Kosovo
Chinese Island or Country?
Taiwan
One of its islands part of Oceania?
Indonesia
Inclusion on ‚ÄĚSouth America Map Quiz"
Falkland Islands
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level 30
Aug 24, 2015
What about Fyrom and Kosovo?
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level 46
Aug 24, 2015
Please accept "falklands"
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level 71
Aug 24, 2015
"Isn't a country, widely recognised however"? Huh? If its widely recognised, its a country! More countries recognise Palestine (70% of the world's countries, in fact) than Kosovo or Taiwan, which no-one disputes are countries; and while being largely occupied by Israel, especially in the West Bank, that does not stop Georgia and Cyprus, also partly occupied, being accepted as countries.
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level 35
Oct 12, 2016
Jerry928... There's a difference between " PARTIALLY " and fully occupied. Palestine has practically no independence.
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level 52
May 2, 2017
Georgia and Cyprus have a historical claim to their land, having been their for centuries. Kosovo and Taiwan are opposed only by a few countries who have natural vendetta against them (notably China for Taiwan and Serbia for Kosovo, who owned the land previously). Palestine, however, has neither of these things, and is just a pseudo-country declared during the turmoil of various nearby countries attacking Israel. If Palestine had taken advantage of these circumstances to actually take control of the land, then they would be a country, but Israel has been in the Palestinian area dating back over 3000 years, whereas Palestine's claim isn't even thirty years old.
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level 68
Jan 29, 2018
The Taiwanese and the Chinese do not have a 'natural vendetta' against each other. In fact, they both agree that there's only one China. It's just that they both think they are it. Power-hungrily speaking. Most civilians, in fact, do not care. They would be perfectly happy to have these separate nations and go on with their individual lives. Only the politicians and the nationalists are bickering over the issue. This educated opinion is based on Asian studies, knowing a lot of people on 'both sides' and living over there. It's true, though that be there a political cockfight, the politicians (on all sides) use the tool that psychologists call "hostile imagination" and insert it in their citizens for political points and the suffering of your regular Mr and Mrs Cheng. The case of Israel (Palestine/Jordan) is also interesting and sad. War over a book and its interpreters' hunger for power, simplifying. Otherwise, just people, same people. Used to live and prosper in .. Peace
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level 52
Aug 29, 2017
And to further the point, more countries recognise Taiwan. Oh, and lots of people dispute whether Kosovo is a country. I mean, they're wrong, but still.
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level 67
Nov 23, 2016
The naming of Macedonia and the inclusion of Southern Sahara in Morocco is discussed quite a lot too. Good test anyway.
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level 52
Feb 7, 2017
Maybe accept France for French Guiana? I got the answer nonetheless, but when people debate about whether to include French Guiana they debate about whether to include France.
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level 75
Aug 4, 2018
You can add eSwatini for "name change", and Western Sahara for "its independence".
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