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Western Europe Map Quiz

We made a map of all the countries that are historically considered to be part of Western Europe.
Fill in the map by clicking each highlighted country.
This is mostly based on the Cold War
We are aware that some of these countries seem pretty far east
Quiz by Pinoccio
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Last updated: October 28, 2018
First submittedNovember 12, 2017
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Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
San Marino
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Vatican City
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level 15
Jan 17, 2018
I really liked this quiz and recommend it to all students in 7th grade
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level 15
Jan 17, 2018
I need to work on the small countries!!!
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level 30
Jan 17, 2018
Wow! Thanks!
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level 29
Jun 21, 2018
great quiz! ill be waiting for all of north and south africa!
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level 15
Jan 19, 2018
BEST QUIZ EVER!!!!
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level 30
Jan 23, 2018
Thank you!
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level 15
Jan 19, 2018
I LOVE THIS QUIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 45
Feb 25, 2018
Why is Finland considered Western Europe country?
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level 75
Feb 25, 2018
I think it vaguely follows the Nato/Warsaw pact dynamic
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level 58
Jun 21, 2018
Finland, Sweden, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, and all of the micronations except Luxembourg are not part of NATO. Most European countries are (although they all joined after the collapse of the Warsaw pact, of course).
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level 66
Feb 25, 2018
Dude ... Finland is nothing ... Greece ! like ...just why?
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level 61
Feb 25, 2018
Why is Greece Western Europe XD?
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level 63
Feb 25, 2018
Because it was a NATO country during the cold war and politically aligned with the 'West'.
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level 59
Jun 21, 2018
Czechia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and many others are also part of NATO and not included here. This quiz is really questionable
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level 67
Jun 21, 2018
These only joined nato after the collapse of the Soviet Bloc.
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level 38
Sep 5, 2018
Here we go again, conflating geography with politics. A blind man can see that, given the parameters, Greece is in Eastern Europe!
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level 74
Mar 10, 2018
The general geography knowledge hasn't been updated much since about 1990.
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level 58
Jun 21, 2018
I would say it ties back to Greece being seen as the "birthplace of Western civilization". Whether that historical characterization has much bearing on current cultural or geopolitical realities, I am not sure.
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level 67
Jun 21, 2018
I wonder if Aristotle knew that he was representing "the West." He and his contemporaries might even have been crazy enough to think that Persians (and others) offered more of "civilizational" value than folks present elsewhere on this map.
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level 61
Jun 29, 2019
Because it isnt eastern europe.
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level 60
Nov 3, 2019
Greece has been considered a western country throughout the last century. Its politics were mostly aligned with the West, it was a member of NATO and it had a western, "developed" way of life especially compared to the rest of the Balkans. Of course it retains some eastern elements, such as Orthodoxy and cultural similarities with both the Middle East and the Balkans but it is ethnolinguistically distinct.
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level 76
Feb 25, 2018
Why aren't there any country names in the Answer Stats?
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level ∞
Feb 26, 2018
Fixed!
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level 66
Feb 25, 2018
never understood the point of having to select the countries from a list instead of just typing them out
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level 66
Feb 27, 2018
This way you're sure to get the correct answer even if you don't know the proper spelling of the country.(Monaco is easy to spell, Philippines - not so much.) It's also easier for the not-geography-nerds to have a limited list of countries from which they have to choose.
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level 61
Mar 6, 2018
I always take way longer for Switzerland and Austria than I should. They're my neighbors yet I have to think about which is which. Knowing where Basel belongs to and what it borders usually helps me out.
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level 58
Jun 21, 2018
It might help to remember that about a quarter of Switerland('s population) speaks French!
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level 61
Jun 29, 2019
Me too, always ! And been on this site 6 months now, so have come across quizzes with both of them several times.

With this quiz it finally clicked though AUSTria is east... you know... it is the eastern country... Österreich..

I feel silly now not having looked at it that way before (and no not 100% obvious, cause switzerland is east of something aswell... but between these though I keep mixing up, the most eastern country is the eastern realm/lands :)

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level 69
Jun 21, 2018
Got 100% on this, but never can handle Eastern Europe (Damn you Yugoslavia breakup!).
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level 44
Jun 26, 2018
Wasn't part of eastern block...more like undecided;)
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level 23
Jun 21, 2018
Great quiz!
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level 5
Jun 21, 2018
Rename it Downwards Spiral Map Quiz.
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level 35
Jun 21, 2018
You should make now for eastern europe!!!
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level 53
Jun 21, 2018
Cheese and Rice that would be controversial.
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level 35
Jun 21, 2018
Why?
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level 45
Jun 21, 2018
I don't get this quiz at all, Finland is way more to the east than Poland, Czech Republic or Slovakia, in the south you added Greece but Croatia, Albania or Slovenia would be more to the west than Greece. So you included some of north east but didnt include some of central european countries, what sense does it make?
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level 63
Jun 21, 2018
I hope that one day you will get internet and will be able to google "Western Europe"
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level 53
Mar 24, 2019
I destroyed my computer in anger.
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level 61
Jun 29, 2019
You dont seriously think that the guy creating ths quiz has just made it up did you? That is like saying on a quiz (not as a general thought, but aimed at the quizmaker) Why is british colombia (in the west of canada..) not considered to be usa.. alaska is, and it is much further north than british colombia... So so should british colombia.. fix the quiz please..
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level 61
Jun 29, 2019
And yes, in a way all borders are made up obviously (just not by jetpunk quizmakers)
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level 53
Jun 21, 2018
So, when have the Nordic Nations or Greece been considered "Western Europe. I learned the regions of europe like this: Western Europe: Portugal, Spain, France, Andorra, Monaco, UK and Ireland. Northern Europe: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland Southern Europe: Italy, Vatican, San Marino, Malta, Cyprus, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Northern Macedonia, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Georgia, Azerbaijan Armenia and Turkey. Eastern Europe: Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan Central Europe: Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czechia and Slovakia. This is just my opinion and I may be wrong don't judge me.
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level 22
Jun 21, 2018
This is my vision, based on geographic and historical elements : 1529594902-monde-colore.png - envoi d'image avec NoelShack
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level 66
Jun 21, 2018
You're not wrong, and neither is the quiz... Western Europe is not an official term, and Greece and Finland might belong to it on cultural or historical grounds. I presume that the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg belong to Western Europe in your system? :)
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level 77
Nov 3, 2019
what tour said. Also the definitions of western and eastern Europe used on the two jetpunk map quizzes pertaining to them seem to sort each according to whether they were more in the American or Soviet sphere of influence after World War 2. This was a very common way of dividing up the continent during the Cold War and up through today.
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level 57
Jun 21, 2018
I got Denmark wrong because I wasn't paying attention and assumed Sweden would be after Norway
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level 34
Jun 21, 2018
Yeah i did that too!
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level 49
Jun 21, 2018
Is Turkey in Europe?
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level 49
Jun 21, 2018
I mean the animal not the country.
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level 66
Jan 25, 2019
Nope, it’s strictly a North American bird, which is why Benjamin Franklin supported making it the national animal over the Bald Eagle.
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level 77
Nov 3, 2019
Guineafowl, birds from the west coast of Africa that resemble American turkeys, were imported to Europe around the time that European colonial empires were being founded via the Ottoman Empire, and thus via Turkey, and so came to be called "turkey hens" in Europe to differentiate from the chickens that were more common on the continent. When Europeans first settled in North America and saw the American fauna there, they noticed some birds that resembled these African fowl, and took to calling them "turkey birds" as well. Even though they had never seen this exact species of animal before.
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level 44
Jun 24, 2018
Western Europe according to what? Just FYI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_geoscheme_for_Europe
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level 53
Mar 24, 2019
FYI according to what? Let's argue about some more irrelevant stuff.