Modern Day Countries of Nazi Germany on a Map

Can you name the modern-day countries that were directly controlled by Nazi Germany at its peak in 1942?
Not including puppet states
Excluding modern day territories of countries
Source: this map
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Last updated: September 18, 2020
First submittedApril 5, 2020
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Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
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Estonia
France
Germany
Greece
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Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Netherlands
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Norway
Poland
Russia
Serbia
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Slovakia
Slovenia
Ukraine
U.K. (Channel Islands)
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Level 89
Apr 5, 2020
Nice quiz. You could add the Channel Islands (UK) which were under Nazi occupation from June 1940 until May 1945.
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Level 49
Apr 13, 2020
Iceland was occupied by Nazi Germany from 1940 until 1944.
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Level 62
Apr 20, 2020
Iceland was never occupied by Germany. It was in fact invaded by the UK, to prevent German invasion and occupation. Channel islands were definitely under occupation though, and are part of the UK now.
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Level 72
Jul 7, 2020
The Channel Islands aren't part of the UK and never have been. Like the Isle of Man they're a Crown Dependency. It's quite an odd relationship.
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2020
So when I invade the Channel Islands I do not attack the UK and the NATO? It is just the Queen and her order of knights which would fight the invaders?
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2020
@TheLastFish The Channel Islands are Crown Dependencies that belong to the United Kingdom, but are not part of it.
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Level 44
Aug 20, 2020
@TheLastFish, interesting question. The UK is responsible for the defence of the Channel Islands, but I don't know if that means that NATO would consider an invasion of Jersey as meriting a NATO response since technically it wouldn't be an invasion of a member state.

That said, diplomatically it would be quite hard for NATO to blithely ignore it...

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Level 64
Aug 26, 2020
well it depends on Who invades the channel islands. I am sure a russian attack will not be ignored by the NATO. I am also sure a french attack will detonate a thermonuclear response.
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Level 52
Sep 18, 2020
And Elizabeth's rule over them is not as Queen, but as Duke (not Duchess) of Normandy.
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Level 63
May 13, 2020
Take away at least a minute. This quiz is kind of too easy
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Level 70
May 13, 2020
Not every quiz needs to be difficult.
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Level 83
Sep 19, 2020
Every quiz is worth 5 points, whether it's "Name the Seven Continents" or "Name Every City in the World with Population over 1,000".
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Level 51
Oct 1, 2020
not unfeatured quizzes
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Level 71
Jun 2, 2020
I actually thought they managed to take over pretty much all of France. Good to know.
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Level 70
Jun 2, 2020
The southern part of France was controlled by Germany - just not directly. It was under occupation from Vichy France, which was a puppet government of the Nazis, but it wasn't directly administered by them.
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Level 67
Jul 11, 2020
In November 1942 Germany DIRECTLY controlled most parts of France, just some parts where instead controlled by Italy (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3c/FranceOccupee.jpg). It all comes down to which arbitrary date "peak in 1942" refers.
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Level 65
Aug 20, 2020
The scene in Casablanca where Laszlo leads the French in La Marseillaise to drown out the Germans is one of the most hardcore and excellent moments in movie history. Vive la France!
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Level 56
Aug 22, 2020
this is way enough!

That hurt when I saw it

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Level 71
Sep 19, 2020
Many more areas of Europe were under Axis occupation, but are not included in this quiz because they were governed by Germany's allies/puppet states. Greece, for example, was divided into German, Italian and Bulgarian occupation zones, which is why you only see bits and pieces of it on the map.
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Level 73
Sep 24, 2020
In 1944, Germany took direct control of Rome and much of Italy after the Italians tried to make peace with the Allies. Agree that the 1942 "maximum extent" is certainly arbitrary.
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Level 48
Jun 5, 2020
I thought they had Hungary?
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Level 69
Jun 12, 2020
Hungary, Romania and Italy were just allies of Germany which is why they're not on here
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Level 56
Jun 8, 2020
What about the Afrika Korps?
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Level 74
Jul 6, 2020
Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia were under the control of puppet France, Libya belonged to Italy, and the Germans never controlled Egypt long enough, only temporarily took territory before being beaten back
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Level 61
Jun 12, 2020
So they never reached the Caucasus?
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Level 73
Jul 6, 2020
They did advance between September and November 1942 to the Caucasus. German Panzers were halted near Ordzhonikidze on 2 November 1942 before reaching their target of Grozny. If the territory between Rostov and Stalingrad is included in the map then the area to the south up to the Caucasus mountains and bounded by Novorossiysk, Maikop and Alagir (all of which were taken by the Germans during their advance) should also be included
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Level 73
Jul 6, 2020
This map: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/map-of-german-advance-to-stalingrad-july-november-1942 shows the southern area I refer to in the post above.
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Level 73
Jul 6, 2020
I note the source map linked above the quiz doesn't actually extend to the area in question between Rostov and the Caucasus, but this area should be included.
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Level 42
Jun 14, 2020
The Channel Islands are not part of the UK. They are UK Crown Dependencies.
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Level 70
Jun 20, 2020
Which is why they don't need to be guessed.
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Level 51
Jul 6, 2020
Congrats For The Feature! Imo the Map makes this series too easy. I suggest removing the Map or doing an empty map.
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Level 48
Aug 12, 2020
But isn't that the whole reason the quiz gets featured? The user puts lots of hard work into the map and then as a reward they often get featured.
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Level 51
Aug 20, 2020
Disagree. Although the svg would have taken a lot of work and is visually appealing, it sorta defeats the point of the quiz- to test your knowledge of history. With the Map- this series becomes just another quiz of naming the countries shown on the map- which is an unnecessary geogrophization.
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Level 65
Aug 20, 2020
Eh, I mean, most people know the Nazis' conquest was in Europe, and the answers in quizzes are usually alphabetized, so I'm not sure how much easier the map makes it. I think it adds a nice dimension because it highlights just how vast the Nazi Empire was. It's pretty staggering to think one country could occupy all that land in the twentieth century. I think being informative is more important than being hard, and I appreciate the perspective this map provides.
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Level 77
Sep 30, 2020
^ I mean let's be fair the British Empire still existed in a big way for half of the 20th century
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Level 67
Aug 14, 2020
Wonder why Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Croatia, Albania and Bosnia-Hertzegovina were excluded? Germany controlled whole Balkan.

And being a Finn it is a bit embarrassing to say that actually you should also include northern Finland, because the Finnish government had in practice given it under the control of German troops.

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Level 77
Sep 19, 2020
Other parts of Yugoslavia were occupied by Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Italy and puppet state Croatia.
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Level 69
Aug 20, 2020
Why is Poland listed twice in the answers?
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Level 72
Aug 20, 2020
Because the Germans really, really wanted to control Poland
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Level 65
Aug 20, 2020
I see that you're using the map from the Wikipedia page and that you say in 1942 in the description, but the title is just misleading. Nazi Germany definitely "directly controlled" parts of Italy after having to invade, in addition to the above comment about other countries in the Balkans being under Nazi control.
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Level 65
Oct 13, 2020
How was this quiz reset in the last 2 months
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Level 57
Aug 20, 2020
Very surprising. The Germans are portrayed as if the whole of Europe was under there rule, but it wasn't really such a huge territory.Nothing like the British Empire, French or Ottoman Empires for example,
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Level 67
Aug 20, 2020
Their*. And much of continental Europe was indeed under Nazi German rule.
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Level 45
Aug 20, 2020
Actually, a lot more of Europe was ruled by the Nazis, yet this quiz does not show all the areas. They got to the Caucasus, they ruled most of the Balkan countries, and had almost all of France under them.
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Level 59
Aug 20, 2020
The quiz only shows the territory directly controlled by Germany. However, many other European countries (Hungary, Romania, southern France) were puppet states which were under indirect control of Germany.
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Level 38
Aug 20, 2020
Yess! 0:48
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Level 17
Aug 20, 2020
Crimea is by international law Ukraine
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Level 70
Aug 20, 2020
On paper, sure. But it is de facto controlled by Russia, which is really the only thing that matters.
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Level 44
Sep 13, 2020
Cheers to the 1% who missed Germany but got France
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Level 57
Sep 18, 2020
What was updated in it?
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Level 70
Sep 18, 2020
Finally getting rid of the second Poland.
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Level 73
Sep 23, 2020
Now you only have to update the map to include the Caucasus, because your source map doesn't go far enough to the east and south
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Level 70
Sep 23, 2020
I already have. The original map included and still includes down to the southeast extent, but they didn't make it further than Russia.
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Level 73
Sep 24, 2020
Sorry but you are incorrect. During 1942 the extent of German controlled territory included Maikop and Alagir both of which are today in Georgia. I gave you a link to a much better map in my earlier comment above. Here it is again: https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/images/maps/germanoffensive2.jpg