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Countries and States in the Caucasus

Can you name the countries and partially/unrecognized states with land in the Caucuses region?
The Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) has been dissolved as of 1 January 2024
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Last updated: January 1, 2024
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First submittedFebruary 24, 2017
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Countries
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Russia
Turkey
 
States
Abkhazia
South Ossetia
80 Comments
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Level 77
Feb 24, 2017
Great!
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Level 70
Feb 24, 2017
Great, as always! Well done, Jiaozira!
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Level 70
Feb 24, 2017
Thanks Kolji and Gassu :)
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Level 65
Feb 24, 2017
I missed South Ossetia and that N one. Nice!
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Level 60
Feb 25, 2017
The time is quite generous.
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Level 71
Jul 24, 2024
It is basicly 3:50 to name the two states. Which I failed at btw.. couldn't get Ashkhabad/Ashgabat out of my head.

Those 3 minutes extra were not doing anything for me to remember them. That being said, I have no problem with having time left over

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Level 76
Feb 25, 2017
Nice quiz. Adding Russian areas with separatist movements too (e.g. Chechnya, Dagestan etc) might make for an even more interesting quiz.
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Level 70
Feb 25, 2017
I originally considered adding autonomous Russian republics, such as Chechnya and Dagestan, but that would also likely mean adding other autonomous states with similar status in Georgia and Azerbaijan, and I feel like a quiz of the sort may be too obscure.
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Level 76
Feb 26, 2017
Ah, I thought places like South Ossetia/Abkhazia had a similar status to the autonomous Russian republics. I'll admit, I don't know much about these places.
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Level 87
Mar 7, 2017
I was all set to put in Ingushetia!
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Level 71
May 14, 2017
I was expecting Adjara and Nakhichevan.
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Level 77
Apr 19, 2023
the only thing special about nakhchivan is its exclave status. It has an autonomous government, but it's still fully under Azeri administration. Sorta like Greenland
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Level 47
Mar 14, 2020
South Osetia and Abkhazia are independent de facto.

Chechya is a part of Russia de-jure and de facto.

So keep your dreams.

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Level 72
Mar 7, 2017
Great quiz
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Level 65
May 14, 2017
Finally, a quiz where I can use my useless knowledge of non-recognized states! Great quiz!
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Level 69
May 14, 2017
Shouldn't Nakhichevan be seperate as well?
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Level 54
May 14, 2017
Can you accept Artsakh for Nagorno-Karabakh?
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Level 56
May 14, 2017
Yeah
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Level 65
May 14, 2017
Artsakh is the official name for Nagorno-Karabakh and the name I use most often when referring to it, so you should accept it.
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Level ∞
May 14, 2017
Artsakh will work now
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Level 89
Aug 13, 2018
Good. I can never remember the term Nagorno-Karabakh correctly. I keep thinking Ngorongoro Crater Astrakhan is easier. Too bad that's a city in Russia though.
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Level 47
Dec 6, 2019
You should change the name to Artsakh rather than Nagorno-Karabakh
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Level 82
May 14, 2017
Congrats for featured, but please add Iran ! You said two months ago that you'll add it, why isn't it here ? But very, very good quiz !
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Level 75
May 14, 2017
Just did a presentation on the unrecognized territories of the Caucasus. Didn't know it would help me this much.
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Level 53
May 14, 2017
nice
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Level 82
May 14, 2017
What about Adjara?
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Level 34
May 14, 2017
That's a region in Georgia.
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Level 76
May 14, 2017
One thing - Jetpunk has justified excluding Palestine from the Countries of the World quiz on the single basis that it does not have "control over its borders". So shouldn't Georgia also be excluded? Its loss of control over South Ossetia and Abkhazia is so formalised that these Russian-controlled areas have names.
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Level 65
May 14, 2017
If we would do that then not only would Georgia not be included, but Azerbaijan, Somalia, and Morocco wouldn't be included either.
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Level ∞
May 15, 2017
And India, China, Pakistan, Ukraine, etc... All the countries mentioned, except for Palestine, have control over their borders. They just don't control 100% of the territories they claim.
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Level 65
May 15, 2017
Only Palestine and Western Sahara have a horrible control over borders.
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Level 71
Sep 4, 2017
Nice one
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Level 28
Nov 19, 2017
Try the map quiz here
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Level 61
Nov 25, 2017
Maybe a better amount of time for the quiz is 30 or 45 seconds. Overall great quiz though!
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Level 44
Jun 2, 2018
And Chechnya ( dont know hoe to spell it )
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2024
It is under control of Russia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia are not under control of Georgia.
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Level 36
Sep 8, 2018
You shouldn't exclude Abkhazia and "South Ossetia" from Georgia because they are officially unrecognized regions, just under Russian occupation, The whole world claims them to be within Georgian borders and in reality they ARE Georgia.

On the other hand, if you added northern Caucasian republics, that are parts of Russia (Chechnia,Dagestan,Ingushetia,etc) The quiz would become much more interesting.

(I'm from Caucasus and I know the region quite well)

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Level 70
Nov 25, 2019
The reality of any situation is more valuable than lines drawn on a map. I would love to make a version with the Russian republics, I'll try and make it soon as I can :)
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Level 67
Jan 18, 2024
But Georgia does not control it. The regions are self controlled so theoretically they are independent states. Even practically they are just not recognized by most countries because it was Russia that 'liberated' them and not a the USA.
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Level 41
Feb 9, 2019
I spelled Ossetia wrong...

(How i spelt it : Osseta)

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Level 34
Nov 25, 2019
Chechnya
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Level 65
Oct 30, 2020
and Dagestan
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Level 51
Aug 17, 2020
100%!
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Level 65
Oct 14, 2020
Artsakh is Armenian!!
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Level 70
Oct 14, 2020
Not currently, although the majority of people there are Christian Armenians, and from what I've heard there is no hard border between Artsakh and Armenia. I hope for peace in Artsakh, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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Level 65
Oct 30, 2020
There actually is a hard border between Armenia and Artsakh Republic, its called the Lachin Corridor, which also has Armenian population.

Artsakh is armenian because it has freed itself from Azerbaijan in 1991 by an unanimous referendum.

PS: Armenia want´s peace, AZ wants war (they restarted the war by a spontaneous and ferocious attack on September 27th of this year.)

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Level 70
Oct 30, 2020
I do not know which map shows the current controlled territory of Artsakh, although I've seen Russian provided streetview which shows no visible border controls between Armenia and Artsakh (the Artsakh streetview has since been removed, however). I don't want to take the sides of either Armenia nor Azerbaijan, for both countries have a kind and generous people, many of whom whom have been wronged by the other side and turned into refugees. Both sides have committed massacres in recent history and both sides have destroyed priceless cultural heritage. Therefore, I hope for only peace and nothing more without favouring any particular side.
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Level 58
May 11, 2021
isn't Iran technically in the Caucasus Region?
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Level 70
May 11, 2021
Yes technically. It could probably be added at somepoint if Turkey is.
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Level 37
Sep 8, 2021
Nahgoreno Kareabek: the easier way to remember it. Splitting it into simpler parts makes it way easier.
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Level 72
May 17, 2023
Or, alternatively: Artsakh
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Level 58
May 5, 2022
Excellent quiz! I am curious why there so many breakaway states in Georgia for it being a relatively small country?
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Level 70
May 6, 2022
Thank you! South Ossetia and Abkhazia are politically frozen zones which exist as a result of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Both have seen wars since 1991 and both are home to ethnic minorities other than Georgians. Both have some degree of Russian influence and South Ossetia has just beginning a process to become a part of Russia so its days on this quiz may be numbered.

I hope this is helpful :)

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Level 72
May 17, 2023
The Caucasus mountains are home to a variety of different groups. You can look at an ethno-linguistic map of the region and see a lot of diversity, especially on the Russian side.
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Level 42
May 30, 2023
Nagorno-Karabakh, hard in write. Polish have easier. Wow
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Level 15
Oct 26, 2023
Nagorno-Karabakh no longer exists.
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Level 70
Oct 26, 2023
It will not be removed until 2024 when Azerbaijan officially annexes the territory.
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Level 71
Jan 1, 2024
This is one sad update!! The world abandoned Artsakh... Not even the outcry like there is in Gaza.
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Level 58
Jan 1, 2024
Damn, the one homeland Armenians had outside of Armenia proper is now gone...
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Level 58
Jan 6, 2024
They still have Los Angeles
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Level 73
Jan 2, 2024
"Can you name the countries and partially/unrecognized states with land in the **CaucusUs** region?"
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Level 76
Jan 2, 2024
*CaucAsUs
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Level 71
Jan 8, 2024
That, my friends, is Muphry’s law.
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Level 58
Jan 6, 2024
RIP Artsakh
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Level 44
Jan 18, 2024
Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh should still be a part of this quiz. The dissolution has been reverted and the government still exists.

See for example: https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20231222-nagorno-karabakh-dissolution-not-valid-says-armenian-separatist-leader

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Level 70
Jan 18, 2024
The existence of a separatist movement does not mean the unrecognised-state still exists. The territory of Artsakh has entirely capitulated to Azerbaijan, and the complete depopulation of the territory makes its reinstatement very unlikely. The leader signed the dissolution agreement, and then after a few months went back and claimed it was just a piece of paper and had no validity.
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Level 72
Jan 18, 2024
The former capital of Artsakh, Stepanakert, is now a complete ghost town. Such is life.
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Level 58
Jan 18, 2024
I really dislike the usage of "country" and "state" linguistics-wise here. All of these are both states and countries
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Level 70
Jan 18, 2024
The title was meant to be an allusion to unrecognised-states, since Abkhazia and South Ossetia are drilled into our heads as 'non-countries', for those who spend time enough time on Jetpunk.
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Level 56
Jan 18, 2024
I think Nagorno-Karabakh should be added too!
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Level ∞
Jan 18, 2024
On JetPunk, maps are based on control of territory not hopes and wishes.
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Level 66
Feb 13, 2024
that's not really true lol
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Level 47
Jan 25, 2024
I don't think it should, seeing it got dissolved
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Level 70
Jan 25, 2024
It was here, I updated the quiz earlier this month to remove it.
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Level 66
Feb 13, 2024
it doesn't exist anymore
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Level 65
Jan 18, 2024
I knew Abkhazia but took me forever to figure out the spelling...
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Level 52
Feb 28, 2024
North Ossetia is accepted for South Ossetia, it's a bit strange.
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Level 70
Feb 29, 2024
Anything that contains 'Ossetia' is accepted.
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Level 15
Jul 12, 2024
Ossetia and Abkhazia are officially part of Georgia, occupied by Russia.
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Level 70
Jul 12, 2024
They are partially unrecognised states, which is a criteria for this quiz. It is not relevant if they are officially supposed to be part of Georgia because that's not what the quiz is looking for.