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Countries of the World in 1938 Quiz

Name the countries of the world that existed in the year 1938.
Some countries became sovereign mid-1938
Two countries featured are partially recognized states.
Data According to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_in_1938
Use the common English name in use at the time
Last updated: January 29, 2018
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Asia
Afghanistan
China
Hatay
Iran
Iraq
Japan
Mongolia
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Siam
Tibet
Turkey
Tuva
Yemen
Europe
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Czechoslovakia
Danzig
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Soviet Union
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Yugoslavia
South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela
Oceania
Australia
New Zealand
North America
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
United States
Africa
Egypt
Liberia
South Africa
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level 71
Aug 15, 2017
Jiaozira: The master of the maps. Love it!
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level 58
Jan 28, 2018
Thank you Gassu, as always!
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level 46
Jan 29, 2018
So much fun
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level 68
Aug 15, 2017
Great :)
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level 63
Aug 16, 2017
You should fix a map of Finland. This is a correct version.
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level 80
Sep 9, 2017
Agreed. Finland didn't look like it does until after WWII. The pre-WWII had more skirt and a 2nd arm.
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level 65
Sep 10, 2017
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level 72
Oct 15, 2017
Yeah, Finland extended to the sea in the north and was very close to Leningrad.
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level 49
Jan 28, 2018
I second this. It's the only border I saw that wasn't accurate.
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level 37
Jan 28, 2018
Yes, and Japan with the northern islands.
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level 82
Sep 9, 2017
This is a good quiz, but about 10 countries aren't shown in yellow, even if you zoom in (like Andorra, Vatican, San Marino to name a few). A 'Show Missing Countries' link would also be useful.
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level 58
Sep 9, 2017
Ththey are too small. The only reason you can see the countries on the map is their outline, which is a grey colour like the other outlines. Andorra is a bit larger, but it's still overshadowed by the other countries, covered by their outline. The counties are yellow, but you cannot see that unless you scale the map even more.
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level 62
Sep 10, 2017
The "missing countries" option which is sometimes used, might be an idea?
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level 65
Oct 1, 2018
Or add circles directly on the map.
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level 61
Sep 9, 2017
Magnificent quiz.
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level 48
Sep 10, 2017
Interesting how the boundaries in the Americas are pretty much the same as they are today.
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level 75
Jan 28, 2018
That's the Monroe Doctrine at work. The United States made sure that the Americas did not go through the same level of European meddling as Africa or Asia did. (and yes, before someone points it out, that didn't stop the USA from limited meddling itself)
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level 45
Nov 25, 2018
"limited meddling" Tell that to Salvadore Allande
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level 69
Sep 10, 2017
I think the southern part of Sakhalin was Japanese in 1938. It was seized by the USSR not until 1945.
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level 72
Oct 15, 2017
Correct, the border was about in the middle of the island.
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level 65
Sep 10, 2017
I enjoyed this quiz. Great idea. I wasn't aware that Hatay existed before I took it. Would it be possible for overseas territories and dependencies to turn green when the home country does? It would be interesting to have the visual of which nations administered/controlled these territories at the time.
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level 73
Sep 16, 2017
Hatay joined to Turkey in 1939 so 1938 was their last independent year.
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level 66
Jan 28, 2018
I might be wrong, but I don't think Hatay can be said to have been independent. I don't think there was any time at which neither the French nor the Turks had significant levels of formal and real control. The Maldives, on the other hand, was autonomous and sovereign in every meaningful way. In 1887, the Sultan signed a treaty with the UK, establishing it officially as a protectorate, but no Brits - none, official or private - resided in the islands, and they did not influence laws or trade. When World War II started, the RAF had to bargain to lease one island to use as an air base - a lease later unilaterally terminated by the Maldivian government. The Maldivian sultans were unfree, it's true, to make alliances with the USSR or Japan (since their protectorate agreement was essentially an alliance with the UK), but that was far less an imposition than the average IMF conditionality or "free trade" clause. So, fetishize the absolute nature of sovereignty at your peril.
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level 52
Sep 11, 2017
I may not be right here, but I believe that Iceland remained an autonomous part of Denmark until the end of the war. In 1938, it is technically not its own country yet
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level 58
Sep 11, 2017
It was a fully sovereign country represented by Denmark, according to the Danish-Icelandic Act of Union.
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level 62
Sep 11, 2017
Great quiz! Could you accept Gdansk for Danzig?
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level 60
Sep 12, 2017
I tried Gdansk also.
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level 43
Sep 22, 2017
I third the motion. Gdansk for Danzig would be really good.
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level 37
Jan 28, 2018
I agree, that's the version of the name that I tried first.
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level 72
Oct 15, 2017
Yup, It was officially bilingual.
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level 70
Jan 28, 2018
Another request for Gdańsk. I always forget that bit of what is now Poland also had a German name
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level ∞
Jan 29, 2018
Okay
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level 37
Jan 28, 2018
Awesome quiz! How about Ethiopia though? I think they had tossed the Italians out in the 1890s.
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level 43
Jan 28, 2018
Italians invaded Abyssinia in the 1930s.
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level 68
Jan 28, 2018
Abyssinia (Ethiopia) should be there. It was invaded by Italy in 1935 and occupied for 5 years but it was never a colony. Much like France or the Netherlands in WWII.
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level 56
Feb 13, 2018
That would mean that it was not independent in 1938. Being a colony or not is not relevant.
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level 75
Jan 28, 2018
Never heard of Tuva before... but I got Hatay because it's the country that Indiana Jones visits in the Last Crusade before going off to search for the Holy Grail. I looked it up because I was curious if it was a fictional place or not. Got everything else.
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level 56
Jan 28, 2018
That's exactly the same reasoning for how I got Hatay! Indiana Jones is the best!
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level 67
Jan 28, 2018
Very interesting quiz. I just missed the three least guessed answers. I had never heard of the last two. Learning something every day.
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level 75
Jan 28, 2018
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level 67
Jan 28, 2018
Great quiz, a whole series of these would be awesome.
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level 75
Jan 28, 2018
Another +1
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level 20
Jan 28, 2018
Iceland became independent from Denmark during WWII and shouldn't be listed on the quiz.... Otherwise it's a fun quiz
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level 37
Jan 28, 2018
I would also think that way...but what's the author's point in this quiz?
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level 48
Feb 5, 2018
Since 1918 Iceland was an independent and sovereign country in personal union with Denmark, thus the "Kingdom of Iceland".
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level 59
Jan 28, 2018
I think you should accept "Gdansk" for "Danzig", it's the Polish name of the city
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level 37
Jan 28, 2018
Congratulations on the feature!
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level 16
Jan 28, 2018
Thank you for helping me learn new things.
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level 33
Jan 28, 2018
All of them except Danzig, Tuva, and Hatay. I had no idea that those were a thing.
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level 43
Jan 28, 2018
Dang, I should have remembered the name from Indiana Jones The Last Crusade, for Hatay...
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level 62
Jan 28, 2018
I never saw the "greyness" of South-East Asia that obvious. I am somehow shocked. Although Japan was itself quite imperialistic, from an other (this!) point of view the asian part of WW2 looks more like an anti-imperialistic war for independence.
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level 58
Feb 1, 2018
In what way? Asia in WW2 was Japanese imperialism clashing with European imperialism, plus China. It was after the war that the Asian independence movements kicked off.
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level 44
Jan 28, 2018
Wasn't Iceland still under Danish control at this point?
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level 70
Jan 28, 2018
I didn’t know Vatican City had been independent for that long. Great quiz, thanks!
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level 63
Jun 23, 2018
One of Mussolini's social changes was to separate the 1,600 year old grip of the Vatican on Italian politics. He also made the trains run on time. Other than bringing him back to run Amtrak he'd be pretty useless today.
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level 55
Jan 29, 2018
I don't know how easy it is to get this, but: a "show missings"-button would be useful, like in the "normal" countries of the world quiz. I almost missed the microstates.
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level 52
Jan 29, 2018
I feel that Algeria should be colored green when typing in France. Unlike its other colonies, Algeria was in fact an incorporated part of France, with departments like in metropolitan France. Although I acknowledge we might be getting ourselves on slippery ground once colonies get involved...
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level 44
May 29, 2018
Yes. I agree. Similar to the way that French Guiana is part of France today.
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level 61
Jan 29, 2018
Liechtenstein and Monaco not being on the map threw me off - no excuse, but sadly true. Also, I kept trying NORTH YEMEN, which should have worked. Can you please update? The official names were the Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen) and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen).
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level 61
Jan 29, 2018
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen#/media/File:Divided_Yemen.svg
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level 58
Jan 30, 2018
If I could I would put a "show missing countries" button like on the original quiz! Also, North/South Yemen did not exist then, because the division was a part of the Cold War.
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level 26
Jan 30, 2018
HOI4 Anyone?
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level 38
Jan 31, 2018
Great idea for a quiz, got all of them but two!
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level 50
Feb 4, 2018
Missed all the ones after the drop-off in percentages and also Andorra because I'm a big dumb-dumb who can't count properly when keeping track of the small countries.
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level 44
May 29, 2018
Great quiz. I'd love to see more for other years as well.
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level 44
May 29, 2018
I'd also love to see the grey bits turn green, when the country is guessed. That way you'd be able to see how much each country controlled, while not having to actually type the territory.
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level 63
Jun 23, 2018
Anyone else get Tuva because of Richard Feynman?
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level 46
Nov 12, 2018
This has been said before, but map of Finland is not correct. We had Karelia and Petsamo (access to Arctic sea) before Stalin stole those in WWII.
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level 37
Dec 24, 2018
got tuva when I type Tuvalu