Six Degrees Of Separation - Countries

"Six Degrees of Separation" is a concept that every person, place, or thing is in someway connected with one another in six or less separate connections. With the help of hints, can you name the countries that are connected to one another below?
Each statement only has one possible answer that connects with the country above
Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box
Massive hint: In this quiz we are NOT considering Greenland to be an integral part of Denmark
Quiz by rg1227
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Last updated: January 3, 2021
First submittedApril 2, 2020
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Connection
Country
The largest country in terms of land area is...
Russia
Who shares its shortest land border with...
North Korea
Whose leader first met the US President in...
Singapore
Which is a former overseas colony of...
United Kingdom
Who shares its only land border with...
Ireland
Whose national flag is similar to...
Ivory Coast
 
 
Connection
Country
The most populous island nation is...
Indonesia
Whose national flag is very similar to ....
Monaco
Who has more land area than...
Vatican City
Which is completely surrounded by...
Italy
Who signed the Pact of Steel with...
Germany
Who won a world cup match 7-1 against...
Brazil
Connection
Country
The first country alphabetically is...
Afghanistan
Who, in 2001, was invaded by...
United States
Who, in 1914, built and funded a canal in...
Panama
Which is a former overseas colony of...
Spain
Whose two African cities are surrounded by...
Morocco
Who shares its longest land border with...
Algeria
 
 
Connection
Country
The northernmost country is...
Canada
Who has a dispute over Hans Island with...
Denmark
Whose largest island shares its name with...
New Zealand
Whose flag is similar to nearby...
Australia
Whose longest Antarctic border is with...
France
Who shares the island of Saint-Martin with...
Netherlands
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Level 43
Apr 2, 2020
Very nice! I like it! Nomination!
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Level 60
Apr 2, 2020
Thank you!
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Level 43
Jan 7, 2021
Will you create other quizzes like this one (cities, capitals, countries by continent,...)? I just love this concept (and I didn't know it was featured, so congrats!)!
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Level 60
Jan 7, 2021
I've tried, but finding connections for cities is harder than you would think lol. I plan to do perhaps other regions such as states and countries by continent, but anyone can try to use this concept as well. Unlike the Cat Elim quizzes, 6 degrees doesn't need hidden boxes, which could provide some interesting random group quizzes in the future.. hint hint nudge nudge
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Level 66
Jan 9, 2021
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Level 65
Apr 2, 2020
Brilliant concept!
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Level 60
Apr 2, 2020
Thanks!
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Level 56
Oct 9, 2020
This is a lot of fun! Nominated! Just out of curiosity could you clarify that the Singapore question is a country, because I kept guessing years. Maybe something like "whose leader first met the US President what island country?" I understand if you want to keep the word country out of the questions because of styling, but if you could find a solution, that would be great!
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Level 79
Nov 17, 2020
All answers are countries.
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Level 57
Jun 4, 2021
They are, but at question #3, you don't know that yet.
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Level 62
Jan 7, 2021
I thought the same thing
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Level 72
Jan 7, 2021
Despite djilas' correct reply, I also thought the same thing.
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Level 60
Nov 17, 2020
Congratulations on your first feature. Maybe you can surpass me now (。•̀ᴗ-)✧
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Level 60
Nov 17, 2020
Thank you!
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Level 81
Nov 17, 2020
Is it really correct to say that Spain has two African cities *in* Morocco? Is Monaco *in* France?
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Level 79
Nov 17, 2020
No, the phrasing is wrong (unless maybe if you're a Moroccan nationalist)
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Level 75
Nov 17, 2020
I agree. How about "Whose two African cities are surrounded by"?
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Level 60
Nov 17, 2020
I also agree. Changes have been made and pending approval.
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Level 57
Jan 7, 2021
There are more than two Spanish cities in Africa though..
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Level 48
Jan 7, 2021
There probably is, but I would assume most people only think about Ceuta and Melilla.
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Level 81
Jan 7, 2021
Uhm, are you conflating the two Mediterranean countries whose name differ by 2.5 letters? I'm willing to be wrong if it will lead to being guided to a clearer explanation
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Level 57
Jan 7, 2021
Monaco was an example: Monaco is not in France despite being surrounded by France and the Mediterranean, just like Ceuta and Melilla are not in Africa, despite being surround by Africa and the Mediterranean
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Level 72
Jan 8, 2021
Ceuta and Melilla are not in Morocco, but they absolutely are in Africa
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Level 85
Nov 17, 2020
Antarctic border with Australia? Not sure I follow that question, needed to back into it though the Saint-Martin question.
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Level ∞
Jan 7, 2021
For some reason, seven countries claim territory in Antarctica, even though these claims are not recognized internationally.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_claims_in_Antarctica

Not sure why they don't renounce their claims. It seems kinda pointlessly evil.

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Level 77
Nov 17, 2020
This is a clever and tricky quiz. Congratulations!
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Level 71
Nov 17, 2020
For the "former overseas colony" question, I guessed UK (not knowing the answer to the above was Singapore). I then started to worry which countries to guess because so many were former colonies.
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Level 84
Nov 17, 2020
How is Zealand the second-largest island in Denmark? It's either (1) the largest island in "main" Denmark or (2) the third-largest island including "external" Denmark, after Greenland and Disko.
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Level 72
Nov 17, 2020
I've always wanted to spend a Saturday night on Disko Island.
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Level 81
Jan 7, 2021
I feverishly want the same
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Level 60
Nov 17, 2020
I was unware of the existence of Disko Island :/
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Level 67
Jan 7, 2021
The largest island in Denmark had me thinking Greenland the whole time. Even if the clue said something about one of their largest islands...
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Level ∞
Jan 7, 2021
Added a caveat.
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Level 75
Nov 17, 2020
Good quiz. As a non-American, I did not know (or care) about where the US president and North Korean leader may have once met. Got all the other answers however.
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Level 52
Nov 18, 2020
It was quite recently. In 2018 or 19 I think. Quite big news then.
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Level 70
Dec 1, 2020
Snap @blizzrd33 that clue totally stumped me. I remember them meeting on the demilitarised part of the Korean border but that’s it. Tough clue. The rest of that column is pretty much impossible once you miss that question. Tough quiz in general.
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Level 50
Jan 7, 2021
Yes, when there’s a random question where there’s no chance you’d get the correct answer (short of guessing every single country in the world) early in a string like this, the rest becomes completely unfeasible (unless you can work backwards from the end).

Also, any sport or history questions cancel the rest of their chain for me (don’t care about them whatsoever).

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Level 62
Jan 7, 2021
I didn't remember where they met but I was able to get all the other answers.
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Level 78
Jan 14, 2021
I had the same issue with the flag clues. I just can't seem to commit all the different flags to memory, and there were flag clues in three of them. (But I still think this is a great quiz and I hope to see more of them for other countries.)
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Level 66
Jan 7, 2021
That struck me as pretty major global news. I was in Japan when it happened, and everyone there knew about it.
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Level 82
Nov 18, 2020
This is a clever idea. I hope you do more. One nitpick - you have an extra "the" in the last clue for the first section. "Whose national flag is THE similar to..."
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Level 57
Nov 18, 2020
A bit pedantic, but should 'most northern' be changed to 'northernmost?' Otherwise, creative idea and awesome quiz!
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Level 74
Nov 18, 2020
I wouldn't call Australia and New Zealand neighboring. Maybe nearby would be better?
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Level 40
Jan 7, 2021
The distance between New Zealands southern tip and Tasmania is about 1500km. That's like saying London is near Sarajevo.
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Level 46
Jan 9, 2021
in Pacific terms it's nearby, and it's the closest country to New Zealand - indeed Australia is the only country that New Zealand even shares a *maritime* border with, unless you count Antarctica
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Level 46
Jan 9, 2021
in Pacific terms it's nearby, and it's the closest country to New Zealand - indeed Australia is the only country that New Zealand even shares a *maritime* border with, unless you count Antarctica
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Level 65
Nov 18, 2020
I really enjoyed this one!
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Level 59
Nov 18, 2020
Very good concept!
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Level 72
Nov 19, 2020
Cool quiz! One thing though: if external territories count (which apparently they do based on the rest of the questions), then the northernmost country is Denmark, not Canada.
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Level 61
Jan 7, 2021
And Denmark's largest island is Greenland, not Zealand.
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Level 76
Nov 19, 2020
Wonderful idea!
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Level 59
Nov 21, 2020
New Zealand comes from the Dutch Province of Zeeland
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Level 50
Nov 24, 2020
But the question wants a similar name not what it was named after.
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Level 68
Jan 7, 2021
Does the UK not also have a land border with Spain (i.e. Gibraltar?)
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Level 67
Jan 7, 2021
Gibraltar isn't part of the UK.
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Level 50
Jan 7, 2021
Correct. Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory, and is not considered part of the UK. It has a similar status as Bermuda, Pitcairn, Cayman Islands etc.
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Level 65
Jan 7, 2021
If we are being pedantic, the flags of Indonesia and Monaco are not the quite the same.
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Level 57
Jan 7, 2021
Yeah, why not "similar" like the previous flag clue.
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Level 71
Jan 7, 2021
The flag of Poland is also "similar" though, being just red and white upside down from Indonesia. Although I suppose it's not too hard to just guess one, and then guess the other if the first doesn't work.
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Level 72
Jan 7, 2021
And the flag of Italy is "similar" to that of Ireland. Not "most similar," though - so maybe that clue should be altered?
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Level 63
Jan 7, 2021
Shouldn't the largest island of Denmark be Greenland? If not there should be some sort of clarification in the rules that makes it clear why it's not considered as such.
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Level 67
Jan 7, 2021
Yes I agree Greenland is considered part of Denmark on this site unless stated otherwise.
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Level 48
Jan 7, 2021
There is a caveat about Greenland now.
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Level 68
Jan 7, 2021
One of the best quizzes!! Great job!
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Level 74
Jan 7, 2021
Not sure about a few of the clues in the last section..

1. Shouldn't the largest island of Denmark be Greenland based on the precedent set in the rest of the quiz?

2. In that case, wouldn't Denmark also be the northernmost country?

3. Not sure if "Zealand" (itself an anglicisation/transliteration of Sjælland) can be said to share its name with "New Zealand"... especially when the latter is named after "Zeeland" in The Netherlands.

4. Not sure whether the boundaries of Antarctic "claims" can be described as "borders", when they're not official territory recognised by the UN and when they overlap.

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Level 74
Jan 7, 2021
And 5. from another section – Indonesia's flag isn't the same as Monaco's. They're similar, but not identical.
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Level 63
Jan 7, 2021
Agree completely, all of these must be changed. Claiming Canada as the northernmost country is especially wrong, you can't just erase Greenland off the map, even if you don't count it as part of Denmark. But if you do that, then why is Hans Island considered in Denmark? Doesn't make any sense. Also, the notion of "Antarctic borders" is completely wrong, these illegitimate territorial claims have no practical relevance.
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Level 60
Jan 7, 2021
I've had previous complaints to consider it the largest island of Denmark, then others tell me that I shouldn't include external territories. Guess you can't please everyone at once :p
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Level 67
Jan 7, 2021
Can you at least include a caveat that explicitly says that external territories are not included? Because that one definitely stumped me for a long time.
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Level 73
Jan 7, 2021
Great quiz! I got them all in the correct order, except for the last four countries in the red table, which I managed to answer in reverse order!
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Level 37
Jan 7, 2021
Always good to get reminded off a match that ended in 7-1.
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Level 52
Jan 7, 2021
Six degrees of separation lie between every Wikipedia article too. They've done a surprising amount of work trying to prove that.
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Level 23
Jan 7, 2021
I love it but just one thing: Zealand is Denmark's 2ND biggest island, its biggest is Greenland (or you should precise mainland Denmark)
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Level 60
Jan 7, 2021
I had that originally, but comments were telling me to change it to the 1st biggest in mainland Denmark, and then I get complaints about Greenland
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Level 67
Jan 7, 2021
Excellent quiz. And with potential for lots more!
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Level 46
Jan 7, 2021
Finished with 1 second left, great quiz
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Level 57
Jan 7, 2021
very fun quiz, would love to see more on this concept
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Level 60
Jan 7, 2021
I'd love to see more of these! :)
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Level 74
Jan 7, 2021
I like this quiz a lot despite my agreement with various objections already raised by others - thanks!

However, the term six degrees of separation is correct in the way you use it ONLY for the social distance between people, not for things or places. As your creativity shows, anyone can easily make up the six degrees of separation between places (or things). The six degrees of social distance separating people is a real sociological phenomenon, as shown in a study by Stanley Milgram.

Milgram, S. (1967). The small world problem. Psychology today, 2(1), 60-67.

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Level 51
Jan 7, 2021
nice!
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Level 48
Jan 7, 2021
make another one please i like this quiz
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Level 56
Jan 7, 2021
Love it!
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Level 60
Jan 7, 2021
Super good idea !

Thanks !

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Level 66
Jan 8, 2021
I hadn't even started the quiz and I already knew I would need more time.
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2021
I think if the NZ flag is considered similar to the Australian flag then the Irish flag can certainly be considered similar to the Italian flag
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Level 46
Jan 8, 2021
A country is not a "who." The grammatically correct word here is "which."
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Level 58
Jan 8, 2021
After Spain, Panama was a colony of Colombia. Panama gained its independence from Colombia. After that USA start it the construction of the canal.
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Level 48
Jan 11, 2021
it wasnt a colony of colombia tho, just a part of it
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Level 28
Jan 10, 2021
Really good quiz! For a flag closest to Indonesia, I kept thinking of Poland!
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Level 35
Feb 12, 2021
omg sameeeeee btw really loved this quiz!! great job!! u mind if i make my own version?
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Level 60
Feb 12, 2021
I don't mind at all! Go ahead
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Level 24
Feb 18, 2021
3:22

Scoring

You scored 2/24 = 8%

This beats or equals 10.4% of test takers

The average score is 15

Your high score is 2

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Level 50
Apr 19, 2021
YOU HAVE TO MAKE MORE!!! (Even just for Countries)