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Countries that Bordered British India with an Empty Map

Can you name all of the countries that bordered the British Raj, or British India, in 1947?
*Including overseas colonies from other nations
Quiz by Jiaozira
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First submittedNovember 23, 2018
Last updatedJanuary 13, 2019
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Country
Afghanistan
Bhutan
China
French Indochina*
Goa*
Iran
Nepal
Pondicherry*
Siam
Tibet
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level 69
Nov 23, 2018
Great!
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level 60
Nov 23, 2018
Thanks Kolji!
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level 41
Nov 24, 2018
wow I dont know countries of that time only 4 correct haha
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level 71
Nov 24, 2018
great!
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level 60
Nov 24, 2018
:)
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level 58
Jan 13, 2019
Damn Goa!
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level 83
Jan 14, 2019
You aren't kidding, I spent a long time looking for a gap on the border I'd missed...
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level 40
Jan 14, 2019
Really loved it
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level 72
Jan 14, 2019
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level 60
Jan 14, 2019
Sikkim was close! It actually gained proper independence mid 1947 when India succeeded, but this map is from just before the partition.
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level 16
Aug 28, 2019
While that's certainly a valid view, the same is true of Bhutan. I think it's difficult to justify the view that Bhutan was an independent country when Sikkim was not. Either both should be included, or neither.
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level 43
Jan 14, 2019
1:44 remained :D
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level 62
Jan 15, 2019
Nice that it accepts the colony controller.
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level 75
Jan 20, 2019
Great quiz, thank you!
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level 21
Jan 30, 2019
Nice Quiz !
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level 60
Feb 2, 2019
Thanks! :)
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level 53
Feb 2, 2019
Got Goa, forgot Afghanistan
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level 66
Feb 8, 2019
Thanks so much for accepting France and Portugal.
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level 46
Feb 8, 2019
Typing France and Portugal gives the least guessed ones. I'm surprised not many people have done that.
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level 35
Feb 8, 2019
Great Job! A very unique quiz! I almost forgot Goa...
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level 51
Feb 8, 2019
What's about Diu and Damão, Dadra and Nagar Haveli? Goa is not the country - it's Portugal or Portugese India, to be more precise.
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level 60
Feb 8, 2019
Try typing Portugal! ;)
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level 24
Feb 8, 2019
Burma was seperated from British Raj in 1936. Ceylon(Sri Lanka) was never a part of British Raj. Sikkim's sovereignity is disputed, event though it was a princely state with British suzerainity.
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level 60
Feb 8, 2019
My source includes them, regardless of how intergrated they were with what is now India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Yes, Sikkim was a princely state, but most princely states in the subcontinent during this era had limited autonomy, such as Manipur and Hyderabad. Bhutan was a princely state, but it had more recognition and legitimacy than others.
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level 77
Feb 8, 2019
Ugh, got all but one. Typed Puducherry at the very end but didn't have time to enter the old name when it wasn't accepted. Fun quiz though!
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level 77
Aug 4, 2019
This time I typed France but forgot about Goa/Portugal. Harrumph. Still a great quiz.
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level 20
Feb 8, 2019
1:40 left
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level 33
Feb 8, 2019
Playing to much HOI4 made this easy... ;)
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level 28
Feb 9, 2019
Got Goa with 8 seconds left!
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level 56
Feb 10, 2019
Was Ceylon part of British India?
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level 56
May 22, 2019
I don't think Burma was part of British India in 1947. And Siam was renamed Thailand in 1939. And Ceylon was never part of British India.
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level 56
Jun 7, 2019
Am I right?
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level 60
Jun 7, 2019
It was renamed to Siam from 1945 to 1949. As for Burma and Ceylon, my source included them.
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level 45
Feb 10, 2019
Excellent quiz! This was a very creative quiz, and the accompanying map was excellent :)
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level 47
Jun 12, 2019
Almost forgot Portuguese Goa and French Pondicherry
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level 28
Jul 23, 2019
I think you should replace goa and puducherry with portugal. Also french indochina with france
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level 60
Jul 24, 2019
I kept the name of the colony to be specific, but you can type either the country name or the colony name if you want.
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level 34
Aug 26, 2019
Got all 10 out of 10!
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level 16
Aug 28, 2019
Aden (the port) is not shown on the map. It was administered by India until 1936, the same time as Burma ceased to be administered as part of India. It was bordered by the Aden Protectorate, now part of Yemen.
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level 40
Sep 14, 2019
Tibet was not a country in 1947. Tibet has been part of China almost thousand years as an autonomous state. British Empire brutally destabilized China in 19th century by opium wars and tried to annex Tibet to British colony India in an military campaign in early 20th century. British managed to reach Tibet Lhasa. As a result Qing dynasty invaded Tibet. After Qing dynasty collapsed and China became a republic, Dalai Lama 13th exploited this opportunity and proclaimed independence of Tibet in 1912 with a support of Britain, but the independence of Tibet was never recognized by any sovereign nation, not even British Empire. So claiming that Tibet was a country in 1947, is the same as praising imperialism and authoritarian theocracy like Lama's Tibet, where 95% of population were slaves for 5% owning class - lama, monks and aristocracy - for hundreds of years.
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level 60
Sep 15, 2019
Just because you don't like a country doesn't mean it doesnt/didn't exist. It's widely considered that Tibet was independent in the first half of the 20th century, and recognition was not so important then as it is now. (But Taiwan is sovereign despite little recognition).