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Countries by Wikipedia Descriptions #1

Can you name these countries by excerpts from their Wikipedia articles?
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by WolfCam
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First submittedJanuary 12, 2019
Last updatedJanuary 12, 2019
Times taken12,194
Rating4.88
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Reunified on 3 October 1990
Germany
The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, historically known as Mesopotamia
Iraq
East of Australia across the Tasman Sea
New Zealand
Disputes sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas)
Argentina
Its official name is the Hellenic Republic
Greece
The archipelago was inhabited by Homo erectus, known as "Java Man", between
1.5 million years ago and 35,000 years ago
Indonesia
Mountainous and densely forested in the northeast, where Mount Kilimanjaro is located
Tanzania
The second half of the 20th century was marked by rising tensions between the Dutch-speaking
and the French-speaking citizens
Belgium
The Kingdom of Kush was an ancient Nubian state centered on the confluences of
the Blue Nile and White Nile
Sudan
Sinhalese: ශ්‍රී ලංකා; Tamil: இலங்கை
Sri Lanka
Follows Songun, or "military-first" policy
North Korea
Fought the Soviet Union in the Winter War of 1939–1940
Finland
Also claims all Guyanese territory west of the Essequibo River
Venezuela
Has the world's largest concentration of African elephants
Botswana
The ninth-largest country and largest landlocked country in the world
Kazakhstan
Often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy
Nigeria
Three stable kingdoms emerged there at the end of the Bronze Age: Ammon, Moab and Edom
Jordan
An ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state (a type of theocracy)
Vatican City
The only nation in the world established as a result of a successful slave revolt
Haiti
The 1983–85 famine affected around eight million people, resulting in one million dead
Ethiopia
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level 68
Jan 13, 2019
Tough one!
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level 66
Feb 3, 2019
A fun quiz, but not that tough with the average score 17/20.
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level 26
Mar 12, 2019
I have no idea how the average score is that high. We need more people to take it to get some accurate statistics.
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level 45
Mar 12, 2019
Warturtle it's because people on JetPunk are smart.
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level 30
Mar 12, 2019
The average score already dropped to 14
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level 75
Jan 13, 2019
Great series, I hope you make more!
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level 43
Mar 12, 2019
I thought it was saying "9th largest landlocked country" so I typed stuff like Bolivia and Turkmenistan
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level 62
Mar 12, 2019
Same. I almost guessed it anyways but I figured there was no way that was right. If only I'd read it properly....
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level 45
Mar 12, 2019
Dang my first thought and gut instinct was Jordan and I still didn't get it
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level 59
Mar 12, 2019
Great concept, enjoyed it, looking forward to more of this style -
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level 44
Mar 12, 2019
I wrote North Korea, but it didn't count it.
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level 75
Mar 14, 2019
Are you sure the yellow box was on the answer? I almost missed one because I didn't realize it was still stuck on the answer before that I thought I'd passed on.
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level 46
Mar 12, 2019
19/20. Didn't know Sri Lanka
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level 67
Mar 13, 2019
I guess you don't speak Sinhalese nor Tamil, or it would have been very easy.
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level 50
Mar 28, 2019
I don't speak Sinhalese nor Tamil but I still I figured out it's Sri Lanka as the name of the language is written and Sinhalese is spoken mainly in Sri Lanka
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level 59
May 9, 2019
Not enough time, couldnt even read the last three. The answer show that aswell. Besides Botswana all the last questions are at the bottom guessed.
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level 28
Sep 14, 2019
They're more difficult
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level 66
Sep 9, 2019
The gray box says "Countries by Wikimedia Descriptions" rather than Wikipedia. Bit of a nitpick, but still an error nonetheless
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level 55
Sep 9, 2019
I put in "Utah" before I realized the answer was "Vatican".