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Countries with a World Chess Champion*

Name any country that any of the champions (since 1559).Not counting Junior or Youth Champions
This might include countries that don't exist anymore
c.=circa F=Fide(1993–2006) P=Classical (PCA/Braingames) (1993–2006)
*The earliest players were "leading player" since there were no championships
Quiz by ThatNorwegianMapper
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Last updated: March 10, 2018
First submittedDecember 21, 2017
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Year
Champion
Country
1559-1575
Ruy López de Segura
Spain
c. 1575
Leonardo di Bona
Naples
c. 1575
Paolo Boi
Sicily
c. 1600
Alessandro Salvio
Naples
c. 1620–1634
Gioachino Greco
Naples
c. 1730–1755
Legall de Kermeur
France
1755–1795
François-André Danican Philidor
France
1815–1821
Alexandre Deschapelles
France
1821–1840
Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais
France
1843–1851
Howard Staunton
United Kingdom
1851–1858
Adolf Anderssen
Prussia
1858–1862
Paul Morphy
United States
1862–1866
Adolf Anderssen
Prussia
1866–1886
Wilhelm Steinitz
Austria-Hungary
1878–1886
Johannes Zukertort
Germany
1886–1894
Wilhelm Steinitz
Austria-Hungary
1894–1921
Emanuel Lasker
Germany
1921–1927
José Raúl Capablanca
Cuba
1927–1935
Alexander Alekhine
France
1935–1937
Max Euwe
Netherlands
1937–1946
Alexander Alekhine
France
Year
Champion
Country
1948–1957
Mikhail Botvinnik
Soviet Union
1957–1958
Vasily Smyslov
Soviet Union
1958–1960
Mikhail Botvinnik
Soviet Union
1960–1961
Mikhail Tal
Soviet Union
1961–1963
Mikhail Botvinnik
Soviet Union
1963–1969
Tigran Petrosian
Soviet Union
1969–1972
Boris Spassky
Soviet Union
1972–1975
Bobby Fischer
United States
1975–1985
Anatoly Karpov
Soviet Union
1985–1990
Garry Kasparov
Soviet Union
1990-1993
Garry Kasparov
Russia
P 1993–2000
Garry Kasparov
Russia
F 1993–1999
Anatoly Karpov
Russia
F 1999–2000
Alexander Khalifman
Russia
P 2000–2006
Vladimir Kramnik
Russia
F 2000–2002
Viswanathan Anand
India
F 2002–2004
Ruslan Ponomariov
Ukraine
F 2004–2005
Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Uzbekistan
F 2005–2006
Veselin Topalov
Bulgaria
2006–2007
Vladimir Kramnik
Russia
2007–2013
Viswanathan Anand
India
2013–
Magnus Carlsen
Norway
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Mar 10, 2018
Great quiz, though the players before Steinitz could hardly be called "World Champions" (you source also just names them as "leading players")