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The Only European Country ...

Given the statement, name the only European country which fits with the clue.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Not counting overseas territories of the United Kingdom
For the purposes of the quiz, we consider Cyprus to be in Asia
Quiz by Gassu
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Last updated: January 16, 2020
First submittedJuly 25, 2017
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The only country that ...
Country
starts with the letter E
Estonia
has left the EU
United Kingdom
has more than 100 million people
Russia
has the death penalty
Belarus
is ruled by a seven-person council
Switzerland
has an orange stripe on its flag
Ireland
has territory on the African mainland
Spain
has roads with no speed limits
Germany
uses the Złoty as its currency
Poland
doesn't have mosquitos
Iceland
The only country that ...
Country
is an absolute monarchy
Vatican City
is doubly landlocked
Liechtenstein
borders both the Mediterranean and North Sea
France
has a trillion dollar sovereign wealth fund
Norway
has an average elevation above 1,500 meters
Andorra
is entirely surrounded by the Mediterranean
Malta
has a capital whose name starts with K
Ukraine
has one billionaire per 10,000 citizens
Monaco
gets 40% of its power from wind
Denmark
doesn't have an "A" or "E" in its name
Kosovo
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Level 68
Jul 25, 2017
If you consider Gibraltar part of the UK, then it would also border the North Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
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Level 60
Jul 26, 2017
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Level 71
Jul 26, 2017
OK, added a hint
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Level 63
Aug 31, 2017
UK borders the Mediterranean sea also at Akrothiri & Dhekelia.
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Level 51
Jan 14, 2018
Gibraltar is not a country.
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2018
It's not part of the UK either.
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Level 69
Feb 27, 2019
it is part of the UK and anyone who says otherwise is hopelessly ignorant and/or biased
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Level 76
Oct 28, 2019
@kpaige Gibraltar is NOT part of the UK; it is a British Overseas Territory.
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Level 60
Jul 1, 2020
@kpaige British Overseas Territories are technically not part of the UK, just like the Crown Colonies.

From Wikipedia: "The British Overseas Territories (BOTs) or United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are fourteen territories all with a constitutional link with – but not forming part of – the United Kingdom."

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Level 32
Jun 24, 2021
bots lol
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Level 55
Apr 29, 2022
??? who is a bot
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Level 76
Oct 28, 2019
But Gibraltar is not a part of the UK. It is a British Overseas (*hint hint*) Territory.
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Level 55
Apr 18, 2021
Exactly! Although French and Norwegian etc. overseas territories are part of their respective countries the UK's isn't
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Level 55
Oct 27, 2020
Yes
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Level 28
Apr 23, 2021
kiev
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Level 22
Aug 6, 2022
The caveat says not counting oversees territories of the UK
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Level 28
Aug 26, 2022
thats what i was gonna say
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Level 60
Jul 26, 2017
I really enjoyed this quiz! Please check out mine!
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Level 71
Jul 26, 2017
Did it already :)
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Level 75
Aug 30, 2017
Fun :)
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Level 75
Aug 30, 2017
Cyprus is entirely surrounded by the Mediterranean, and does not have an 'e' or 'a' in its name.
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Level 71
Aug 30, 2017
On JetPunk, Cyprus is mostly considered to be an Asian country
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Level 46
Nov 20, 2017
On the other hand, the image you used is for the European Union, and Cyprus is part of the EU. Maybe add a hint saying Cyprus is considered part of Asia for this quiz.
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Level 38
Jan 13, 2018
The flag represents also the Council of Europe.
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Level 51
Jan 14, 2018
Cyprus is definitely mostly considered European, not Asian. Both traditionally and currently.
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Level 65
Jan 14, 2018
It should be considered European. It historically, culturally and diplomatically has much stronger ties with the rest of Europe than it does with the middle east.
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Level 54
Jan 16, 2018
Yes, this is an EU quiz, not a Europe quiz.
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Level 66
Oct 29, 2018
No, it's a Europe quiz.
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Level 60
Jul 1, 2020
To everyone: It's true that Cyprus is European culturaly and historicaly, but geographicaly it's part of Asia. There's no discussion about it
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Level 67
Dec 10, 2020
Cyprus the country is in Europe, but apparently, Cyprus the jetpunk answer is in Asia. Just don't tell Cypriots.
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Level 32
Jun 24, 2021
If you look at a map it’s obvious that Cyprus isn’t in Europe.
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Level 56
Sep 13, 2022
Uh have you looked at a map recently
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Level 66
Jan 29, 2018
But Cyprus is in Asia (try to google border between Asia and Europe). And on jetpunk we consider geography, not cultural bounradies
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Level 30
Nov 13, 2019
..yet you consider Vladivostok to be in Europe
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Level 49
Jun 4, 2020
if we just go by geography then

1. europa and asia are one continent, as theres no geographical border

2.some carribean nations are in south america

3. palau is asia

4. timor leste is oceania

and more.

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Level 55
May 12, 2022
yeah, trinidad should definitely be considered part of south america due to how geographically close it is, especially if cyprus is considered part of asia, completely ignoring culture and tradition. iceland should also be considered part of north america... malta considered part of africa... palau part of asia... and so on. its dumb that cyprus is the only one that people complain about when there is so many others, that they dont talk about at all. cyprus is geographically part of asia, but europe is defined as a continent by its distinct culture, and cyprus has that distinct european culture
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2022
Quizmaster has dug his heels in and made it a matter of principle. I suspect that, by now, he knows he's wrong, but feels it's too late to admit it.
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Level 22
Aug 6, 2022
Also the caveat says for the purposes of the quiz, Cyprus will be considered Asian.
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Level 81
Aug 30, 2017
Being a quiz about Europe, wouldn't meters be more appropriate than feet? Or possibly add both to the question? Feet confuse most non-Americans.
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Level 67
Aug 31, 2017
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Level 71
Aug 31, 2017
Good point
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Level 92
Aug 30, 2017
Terrific quiz!
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Level 70
Aug 31, 2017
Great fun; loved this one!
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Level 70
Aug 31, 2017
Absolute monarchy question. Really? Don't wanna give away to the answer to people cheating but that wouldn't be my definition of a monarch.
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Level 69
Aug 31, 2017
I don't think the quiz maker cares what your definition of a monarch is. The Vatican is an Absolute Monarchy, by definition.
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2018
No, not his opinion. The Vatican itself identifies as an absolute monarchy. So he is right. Your opinion doesn't count. The Vatican's official definition of its government does.
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Level 47
May 29, 2018
an absolute monarchy is where the parents pass it down to their children. thats not at all what they do. Its just a dictatorship. not that its bad or anything, but it is.
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Level 71
Aug 9, 2018
I'd personally say it's more accurate to call it a "theocracy" or maybe a "theocratic monarchy" but I understand where "absolute monarchy" is coming from since the Pope basically has the powers of a monarch within the Vatican.
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Level 90
Aug 19, 2018
qcumber is thinking of a hereditary monarchy and a monarchy may and usually is both but not in this case. an absolute monarcy refers to the power held not the means by which it was gained, specifically where that authority is not restricted by any written laws, legislature, or customs (unlike a constitional monarchy).
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Level 70
Apr 23, 2021
i can define/identify myself as the monarch but that doesn’t make me one. especially considering the qualifier ‘absolute’, there should be no question the vatican is a monarchy if you’re going to put it in a question, and it is clearly debateable
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Level 75
Jan 25, 2022
An absolute monarchy is simply a monarchy where the monarch holds absolute power, ie not restricted by any other person's or body's power, as in a constitutional monarchy, for example. Vatican City is definitely an absolute monarchy because the Pope's power is unrestricted. No other country in Europe has a monarch with such power, so Vatican City is definitely the only absolute monarchy in Europe. The question is fine.
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Level 58
Aug 25, 2022
The pope is not a monarch
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Level 61
Aug 23, 2020
also, isn't Monaco an absolute monarchy too ?
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Level 67
Apr 23, 2021
No, it's a constitutional monarchy.
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Level 60
Sep 5, 2017
Splendid! Did type Kiev / Kyiv a few times though!
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Level 84
Sep 20, 2017
I almost missed the flag with the yellow stripe going through countries.

I'm Irish...

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Level 46
Jan 19, 2018
Tried Belgium several times
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Level 37
Aug 25, 2022
I roped in Netherlands… but that is the royal house color, it’s not in the flag
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Level 53
Apr 17, 2020
Yer, I put Armenia, twice. Never thought of Ireland. Duh.
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Level 65
Sep 20, 2017
Please do not politicize this quiz with an image of the EU symbol. The European Union is not representative of all of Europe, which this quiz draws answers from (Russia, Switzerland, Iceland, Ukraine, et cetera).
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Level 50
Sep 21, 2017
Great quiz, and I am not sure there is any attempt to politicize, but the EU symbol is confusing, for a quiz about all of Europe
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Level 80
Sep 26, 2017
European flag was designed originally for the Council of Europe and has been used by that organization for 30 years longer than EC/EU. CoE includes all European countries except Belarus, Kazakhstan, Vatican and Kosovo.

Besides, what about e.g. best basketball players quiz which only has an image of Michael Jordan?

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Level 75
Oct 15, 2017
Since when has Kazakhstan been in Europe?
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Level 73
Oct 22, 2017
A small part of Kazakhstan is considered European territory generally as the arbitrary border of Europe has been drawn through it. Generally speaking it's considered an Asian country though.
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Level 43
Sep 27, 2017
Fun quiz!
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Level 73
Oct 22, 2017
I'm pretty sure the capital of Denmark starts with K in Danish :). Guess we're referring to the English name of the capital, which of course is not the name of the capital at all...
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Level 53
Apr 17, 2020
Yes, I thought that too. And of course Spain begins with an E
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Level 63
Jan 13, 2018
Not a good idea to show the EU flag to illustrate this quizz. I kept searching for a EU state all the time the quizz went. Europe as a continent and EU as a political body are two very different entities.
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Level 87
Jan 13, 2018
Yep, I fell for that as well.
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Level 64
Jan 13, 2018
agreed but the 100m people clue is a give away?
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Level 60
Jul 1, 2020
It's the flag of the Council of Europe, which includes every European country except Belarus
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Level 47
Jan 13, 2018
andorra is also doubly landlocked
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Level 66
Jan 13, 2018
"Doubly landlocked" means "all its neighbours are landlocked". Both France and Spain are not landlocked. The only doubly landlocked countries are Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan.
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Level 64
Jan 13, 2018
Bit deceptive to have the EU flag as the pic? But hey the 100m ppl clue soon makes you realise its all of Europe (and it helps to read the instructions! Doh!). Good quiz, quite tough. Viva the EU, from an embarrassed Brit!!
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Level 52
Jan 13, 2018
All done.

Problem with Andorra, Ukraine and Norway. Tricky.

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Level 69
Jan 13, 2018
*packs up and moves to Iceland*
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Level 66
Jan 14, 2018
Not counting Cyprus is really weird...
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Level 53
Jan 15, 2018
WHy is Cyprus not in the quiz!Cyprus might be closer geographically to Africa and Asia but is definitely European! + it's in the European Union. Also Kosovo is not recognised by all as an independent country
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Level 47
May 29, 2018
neither is china.
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Level 58
Jan 16, 2020
Firstly, Kosovo IS recognized by a majority of countries (now), and secondly, JetPunk recognizes Kosovo, too.
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Level 73
Jan 15, 2018
There are no speed limits on certain roads on the Isle of Man, UK. Not like Germany's autobahns - these are rural roads, where the law basically says don't drive like an idiot. But I think that technically, the UK has roads with no speed limit too!
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Level 41
Jan 31, 2018
The Isle of Man isn't actually part of the UK. It's a dependency, with the Queen as head of state, but is entirely self-governing.
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Level 58
Apr 23, 2021
If it’s not a part of the UK, then what country is it?

It doesn’t matter though, because it said not counting British territories.

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Level 75
Jan 25, 2022
It's the Isle of Man. Mann. Ellan Vannin. It's not the UK.
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Level 73
Aug 26, 2022
The British Isles are a confusing bunch of rocks aren't they
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Level 44
Jan 22, 2018
Cyprus is surrounded by the Med AND doesn't have an A or E in the name. Not happy.
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Level ∞
Feb 23, 2021
Are you referring to the African island nation of Cyprus?
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Level 16
Jan 22, 2018
Misleading with the European Union flag- thought it was about EU countries only.
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2018
Agree. EU is just 44% of European land and 69% of Europe's population.
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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2018
Changed the image
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Level 66
Oct 29, 2018
Well now it's just some buildings. They represent less than 1% of European land and less than 1% of Europe's population. A bit misleading - thought it was only about the country that they're in.
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Level 39
Jul 15, 2018
what about England? country that begins with E
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Level 71
Jul 15, 2018
Not a country
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Level 53
Apr 17, 2020
Well, yes it is...
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Level 38
Apr 21, 2021
No it is not
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Level 72
Apr 26, 2021
Of course it is. Look up "England" on Wikipedia, sentence #1: "England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom."

But I think we all understand that it shouldn't be included in this quiz anyway...

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Level 24
Mar 13, 2019
What about Cyprus , it doesn't have an "A" or "E" in its name.
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Level 35
Apr 4, 2019
No mosquitos in Iceland? Who says that? We definitely encountered them in Iceland on Lake Myvatn. They were a plague!
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Level 49
Jul 18, 2020
they are known as midges, and they have 2 species to my knowledge. and one species does actually bite, so it's like having mosquitoes anyways :/
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Level 61
Apr 6, 2019
Moldova doesn't have an A or E in its name.
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2019
Have you really proofread this comment?
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Level 84
Oct 28, 2019
He started to but six letters in to it he decided it looked good enough to post.
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Level 76
Oct 28, 2019
HAHA ;D
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Level 61
Oct 18, 2020
except the last letter?
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Level 52
Apr 6, 2019
Austria has an Autobahn
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Level 43
Apr 23, 2021
yeah but we have speed limits on them, germany doesn't
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Level 42
Oct 26, 2019
how come cyprus isnt included ?
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Level 72
Aug 6, 2020
Cyprus is considered part of Asia on JetPunk. The "Countries of the World" quiz notes in as part of Asia
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Level 76
Apr 23, 2021
Not only on Jetpunk. Look at a map. Continents are defined by physical geography - continental plates, oceans, mountain ranges, etc, not what currency they use. Is every country that uses US Dollars in North America now? Cyprus is clearly in Asia, and it would be in Africa before it was in Europe!
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Level 67
Apr 25, 2021
Continents have never been defined by physical geography - where the hell do you get that from?

To illustrate my point: jetpunk considers Trinidad and Tobago to be part of North America.

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Level 43
May 4, 2020
I couldn't figure out the Ireland one until 10 seconds left because I kept guessing Germany and Belgium.
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Level 75
Aug 14, 2020
Denmark (Kobenhavn). Unless you state....has a capital whose English name starts with K.
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Level 58
Oct 1, 2020
It doesn't really need to be stated. Generally, on the English version of JetPunk, we are referring to the English spelling of things.
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Level 38
Apr 21, 2021
Unitd Kingdom doesn't contain and A or an E
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Level 87
Apr 23, 2021
Well... yeah, you're right about that.
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Level 43
Apr 23, 2021
Kosovo is serbia gosciu
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Level 76
Apr 23, 2021
Wrong. Serbian government, military, police, border police, etc have no jurisdiction in Kosovo. Pretending that Kosovo is Serbian is purely nationalistic brain-washing.
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Level 56
Apr 24, 2021
UN resolution 1244 read that Mr. WT2008
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Level 43
Apr 23, 2021
One of the few quizes I have 100% when the average is about 60% or less

But probably the reason is i live in Europe

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Level 53
Apr 23, 2021
for the cyprus clue, say the only country without an A, E or U. Kosovo fits all them
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Level 2
Apr 23, 2021
Cyprus would fit for the last one, right ?
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Level 47
Apr 23, 2021
If you read the caveat, it says that for the purposes of this quiz, Cyprus will be considered part of Asia.
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Level 38
Apr 23, 2021
Armenia has orange stripe
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Level 47
Apr 23, 2021
It isn't a European country.
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Level 35
Apr 26, 2021
New question. Wat country is the best in Europe? Answer: Sweden because it true Happiii :))) Best country ever love you sweden love from sweden
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Level 44
Apr 26, 2021
I live in Europe and it had never crossed my mind that Cyprus could be considered part of Asia. Dudes, it's in the European Union, how can it possibly be considered other than a European country?
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Level 45
May 20, 2021
If Kosovo independent Republika Srpska in Bosnia is too.
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Level 55
Feb 15, 2022
nah
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Level 57
Aug 13, 2021
Spain has an orange stripe, just has something on it.
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Level 55
Feb 15, 2022
thats yellow
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Level 35
Sep 8, 2021
What does 'doubly landlocked' mean?
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Level 72
Dec 30, 2021
It means that all the countries it borders are also landlocked.
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Level 20
Jan 28, 2022
try out my first quiz: countries-Easy multiple choice

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1486270/countries-easy-multiple-choice

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Level 55
Feb 15, 2022
poland has the euro right, they also have that?
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Level 58
Jul 25, 2022
Poland is in EU but not in eurozone.
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Level 63
Aug 25, 2022
Why isn't Cyprus used as an answer for any of these?

Just kidding please don't ban me

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Level 23
Aug 25, 2022
ggez
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Level 62
Aug 25, 2022
We can also consider that, in addition to Spain, France has territories in Africa, with la Réunion and Mayotte
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Level 71
Aug 25, 2022
That's why the question is written that way to exclude non-mainland territories