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The Only American Country ...

Given the statement, name the only American country which fits with the clue.
America: The continent which consists of North America and South America
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Last updated: September 09, 2017
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The only country that ...
Country
is 4,300 km long, but only
200 km wide
Chile
has won five FIFA World Cups
Brazil
is bisected by a canal
Panama
starts with J
Jamaica
ends in U
Peru
does not use the metric system
United States
shares a border with Haiti
Dominican Republic
has a maple leaf on its flag
Canada
is communist
Cuba
has more than 100 murders
per 100,000 people
El Salvador
The only country that ...
Country
has two official capitals
Bolivia
has a capital that starts with A
Paraguay
uses the Quetzal as its currency
Guatemala
uses Dutch as an official language
Suriname
has a per-capita GDP under $2,000
Haiti
has greater oil reserves than Saudi Arabia
Venezuela
was invaded by the U.S. in the early 1980s
Grenada
is entirely south of the Tropic of Capricorn
Uruguay
was the birthplace of a pope
Argentina
has more than 3.5 annual tourists
for every resident
Bahamas
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level 74
Sep 8, 2017
No country in the Americas has 70 murders per 10,000 people. The latest rates for murders per *100,000* people put El Salvador at the top with 109 according to UNODC. OSAC says Nicaragua's homicide rate is 8 per 100,000.
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level ∞
Sep 9, 2017
Wow! Many mistakes introduced by me. Thanks to @Gassu69 for fixing them.
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level 68
Sep 9, 2017
No problem @Quizmaster
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level 62
Sep 8, 2017
What's about US invasion of Panama in 1989?
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level ∞
Sep 9, 2017
Changed to early 1980s.
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level 39
Nov 20, 2017
USA invaded Grenada in 1983.
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level 56
Sep 8, 2017
I almost forget the touristy nation!!!!!!!!!!
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level 69
Sep 8, 2017
I was madly typing Asuncion instead of Paraguay. Kicking myself now!
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level 42
Feb 7, 2018
Same thing.
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level 70
Sep 8, 2017
Great quiz - interesting mix of questions.
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level 60
Sep 8, 2017
Totally wrong about Nicaragua
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level 70
Sep 8, 2017
Honduras was formerly top of the world murder league but has been replaced by El Salvador. Please remove this incorrect assertion that Nicaragua has more murders per capita.
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level ∞
Sep 9, 2017
This has now been fixed.
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level 73
Jan 4, 2018
Aside from the US, Cuba, Canada, and Chile every country in the Americas puts up pretty impressive numbers when it comes to homicides per capita, but El Salvador is just killing it. They've worked hard to be #1 considering the stiff competition.
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level 66
Jan 4, 2018
USA can't boast with a homicide every 60 seconds.
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level 73
Feb 7, 2018
oh.. I get it. When it diminishes the achievements of the USA somehow even if it doesn't make any sense to measure in this way (like Nobel prizes or Olympic medals awarded), THEN you insist on using per capita figures.... but when it makes the USA look bad and even though it *only* makes sense to look at per capita numbers, in those instances you prefer looking at totals overall. Wow, you Europeans are so wise.
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level 67
Feb 7, 2018
Wow, I can smell generalization here. Bravo, you are the best.
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level 43
Feb 7, 2018
The U.S. still has a higher murder than every Western European nation.
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level 43
Feb 7, 2018
It also has a higher murder rate than Argentina.
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level 73
Feb 7, 2018
Argentina's murder rate is 6.53. The USA's is 4.88.
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level 73
Apr 14, 2018
Other countries and territories with a higher intentional homicide rate than the USA: Lithuania, Mayotte (France), Bermuda (UK), Turks and Caicos Island (UK), Guadeloupe (France), British Virgin Islands (UK), Russia (3x as high, and the rest of these are higher still), Greenland (Denmark), French Guiana (France), Cayman Islands (UK), Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France), Montserrat (UK), Anguilla (UK)...

but you're really comparing apples and tunafish here. The British territory of Anguilla has a murder rate per 100k inhabitants of 27.66, which is damned impressive next to the United States' paltry 4.88, but Venezuela's is 57.15, Honduras' is 63.75, and El Salvador's is a staggering 108.64. Like I said, it's incredibly silly to try and group some of these other countries in with El Salvador. They dominate. If you feel the need to comment that the US is somehow comparable you are a twit.
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level 39
Nov 20, 2017
Great Quiz! - More please.
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level 68
Nov 21, 2017
Well, there‘s an African, an Asian, a European, an Oceanian and a worldwide quiz about this topic.
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level 73
Jan 4, 2018
The only country of the Americas*
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level 68
Jan 4, 2018
The description explains what „America“ is
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level 74
Jan 27, 2018
And it's incorrect. There are two continents - North America and South America - unless you want to count Eurasia as one, too.
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level 44
Feb 3, 2018
well ander - If you count north and south america as one continent, you have to disregard the suez canal, combining asia and africa. And you also don't have a set border between europe and asia, so there's a huge afro-eurasian continent. (Check out CGP Grey's What are continents)
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level 73
Feb 7, 2018
the definition you use is a peculiar and unusual one. The language I suggested would make your meaning unambiguous and clear, negating the need for any caveat. If you opt for confusion over clarity when the option for clarity is so simple, I'm left to assume that the motivation for naming the quiz is a political one.
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level 70
Feb 7, 2018
It's unambiguous and clear already.
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level 74
Feb 7, 2018
It always amazes me that people on this site will fight to the death the right of Ivory Coast to ask that its country be called Cote d'ivoire or Israel to name its own capital as Jerusalem, but the people who live in North America and South America have no right to proclaim we are two continents just because some European textbooks said we are one.
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level 73
Feb 7, 2018
Jerry: false.
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level 70
Feb 7, 2018
Kalba: true (me) and false (you).
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level 70
Feb 7, 2018
Ander: Claim your own country's name, sure, and claim your own capital, sure, but continents aren't anyone's to claim. For example, I consider anyone insisting calling a country by a name it has requested NOT to be called by, somewhat arrogant, disrespectful and rude, because that's no different from being introduced to Juan and you insisting calling him John. I also think Jerusalem is Israel's capital, simply because the Israeli government says so (leave all the embassies except Donald's one in Te Aviv, though, but that's another story). But here, what the enthusiastic Americans on this website have missed is that Gassu isn't claiming that's the only way to view America. Now, my Yanqui friends, please stop bleating and whining when, in this quiz at least, the perspective of most American countries appears. On an international website like this, it won't hurt you to see how the rest of the world sees the world when you step outside your own country!
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level 73
Feb 9, 2018
Jerry: you're just totally wrong. Saying that I'm wrong and you're right doesn't make you right. You're wrong. Clearly and totally wrong. If very large numbers of people use the language that I proposed, then using different peculiar, odd, contradictory language is going to make your meaning confusing and unclear. It doesn't matter if it's clear TO YOU... and I don't even believe you when you say that it is. You are CLEARLY LYING. Because I am 1000% SURE that when you see "American," the first thing you think of is NOT the Americas. Now you might click through the quiz, see it's about North and South America, and because this satisfies some politically motivated bias you have about those uppity arrogant Americans monopolizing words (which is a stupid mischaracterization of the language issue here anyway), THEN you accept it because it satisfies your prejudices. But YOU CANNOT argue that it is MORE clear this way.
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level 73
Feb 9, 2018
By "large numbers of people" I could merely be referring to 320 million people who live in the United States. But I'm not even. I've worked as an educator all over the world including in South Korea, in Saudi Arabia, in the United States and in Europe... and all over the world by FAR the most prevalent popular and common way to view the Americas is by separating them into two continent. By FAR the most prevalent, popular, and widely understood use of the name "America" is the short name for the United States of America. By FAR the most prevalent, popular, and widely understood use of the demonym "American" is referring to things from the USA. There are BILLIONS of people around the world who understand the words this way. And there are two ways to handle this.

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level 73
Feb 9, 2018
If you want to be CLEAR so that EVERYONE understands what you mean, you can refer to North and South America as North and South America, or collectively as "the Americas," and refer to things from both as of or from or in the Americas. These terms cannot refer to anything else. The meaning is absolutely unambiguous. NOBODY will be confused by this, thus it is more clear. If you argue against this point you have conceded defeat in the argument because it is unassailable and self-evident.
If, on the other hand, you value chauvinism over clarity and want to insist on your word preference, and this is more important to you than being understood, then you can refer to the Americas as "America," confusing billions of people who are used to seeing this refer to a country. And you can refer to things from the Americas as "American," and confuse the billions who are used to seeing this demonym applied to the US. Then you can arrogantly call people wrong for being understandably confused.
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level 73
Feb 9, 2018
This point and the point I made above isn't about what's "correct"... because there's no such thing in language anyway. Language is a vehicle to convey understanding of concepts. So it's about how language is popularly used and commonly understood. That's it.
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level 73
Feb 9, 2018
The fact that Gassu felt the need to put a caveat in the quiz to explain what he meant by his odd use of "America" proves what I'm saying beyond any shadow of a doubt. If you adopted the language I proposed, you could eliminate the caveat, nobody would be confused at all, and there would be no argument from anyone in the comments section regardless of what they learned in school.
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level 66
Feb 7, 2018
How about the Top 20 Countries US Citizens have moved to ..... here it is
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level 75
Feb 7, 2018
That moment when you say to yourself, "What country other than the United States doesn't use the metric system?" - D'oh!
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level 39
Feb 7, 2018
The title of this quiz is "The only American country"; that should be a tip off that the answers will include more than the United States of America!
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level 52
Feb 7, 2018
Panama isn't the only country to be bisected by a canal. Canada is bisected by the Welland canal. "Bisected" doesn't mean it has to be cut in two EVEN pieces. Just sayin'
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level 70
Feb 8, 2018
A map of The-Two-Pieces-of-Canada-as-Bisected-by-the-Welland-Canal would show how comically unequal the pieces are, kinda like a photo of an elephant next to a mouse. But, I gotta say, you're right!
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level 52
Feb 9, 2018
I'm from the part of Canada west of the canal. It's the best part IMHO.
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level 52
Apr 8, 2018
Quizmaster - you've gotta fix the quiz!!
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level ∞
Apr 8, 2018
Lol no. One extra credit point for you though! (Cash value 1/20th of a cent)
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level 52
Apr 9, 2018
Wwwwelp you're going to have to fix it when Nicaragua builds theirs. How about the only country spelt "_a_a_a"?
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level 68
Apr 9, 2018
Canada or Panama?
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level 44
Feb 7, 2018
Europe is a misshapen peninsula off the west coast of Asia.
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level 58
Feb 9, 2018
And Australia is the west island of New Zealand.
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level 42
Apr 22, 2018
Sorry, your our last state
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level 39
Jul 12, 2018
How can Anguilla have 27.66 murders per 100,000 population when its entire population is only 13,600?
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level 80
Jul 20, 2018
Ratios, or fractions if you prefer. The stats I see say that Anguilla has a rate of about 4 murders in a population of about 14,450. 4/14450 ~= 27.66/100000
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level 16
Aug 9, 2018
cuba is technically socialist