Countries of the Soviet Union (USSR)

Try to guess the countries that were part of the Soviet Union before it dissolved.
Quiz by entertainmint3
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Last updated: September 17, 2018
First submittedJune 6, 2012
Times taken52,612
Rating4.97
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Country
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Estonia
Georgia
Country
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Moldova
Country
Russia
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
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Level 88
Nov 23, 2015
*Facepalm*. Almost forgot the top row of the third column.
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Level 58
Jan 30, 2016
Same here. Completely forgot about it. I was just thinking 'what other Eastern Bloc' countries were there
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Level 37
Jan 31, 2016
12% forget russia actually
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Level 60
Apr 3, 2018
And me
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Level 42
May 26, 2018
LoL :D
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Level 52
May 5, 2020
Spoilers
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Level 57
May 19, 2017
Lol yeah me too
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Level 38
Jul 28, 2017
How can you forget russia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 67
Dec 7, 2018
It's like the people who take the planets quiz and forget Earth.
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Level 53
Nov 6, 2017
Same. I hate this quiz already haha.
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Level 73
Nov 16, 2017
Me too.
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Level 37
Mar 20, 2018
I only got it by going through the alphabet. The only "R's" that fit were Romania and Russia.
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Level 48
Aug 19, 2020
same i felt so stupid for forgetting it the first time i went through; i got 14/15 except for that
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Level 74
Nov 29, 2015
When you consider how many people can score 100%, shouldn't you consider reducing the time available to two minutes or less ?
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Level 76
Dec 4, 2015
Or...ask to name their current capitals as well!
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Level 27
Apr 4, 2017
BazMcHat, I just made a quiz on that. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-preview/234684/1130496
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Level 63
Nov 5, 2017
I can't play it. It's your preview :D
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Level 63
Nov 5, 2017
Here is it:

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/234684/former-ussr-state-capitals

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Level 70
Jan 30, 2016
It's a General Knowledge quiz not a typing competition, if you want a challenge only type with one little finger, or blindfolded etc. Or better still make your own quiz with 20 questions in 20 seconds.
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Level 80
Nov 12, 2017
30 seconds is plenty.
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Level 70
Apr 2, 2018
What difference does it make if people guess the answers. Jetpunk is a fun site that helps people learn and have fun. There are no 'Gold Medals' to be won, nobody cares if you can finish the quiz in 3.2 seconds..... grow up and enjoy the quizzes.
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Level 80
Apr 2, 2018
It matters because people want to enjoy taking the quizzes. If there is an excessive time limit then after you get the answers you know you are sitting there just picking your nose for 4 minutes trying to come up with another answer. That's not fun. The time limit ought to be enough to get all the answers but not excessive. It also makes the results less meaningful. Nobody cares if you don't like my comment. Nobody cares if you dislike me personally. Grow up and enjoy the quizzes and let other people enjoy the quizzes and leave constructive criticism at the same time.
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
You dont have to sit around and wait, there is a give up button. It doesnt mean your entire effort is erased, it simply ends the timer.
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Level 42
Dec 9, 2018
Kalbahamut, please, speak for yourself
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Level 80
Sep 28, 2019
I never claimed to be speaking for you, jadze. And Sif: there's also a take untimed button. The time limit should be there to give you a reasonable amount of time to get all the answers if you know all the answers. Otherwise there's no point in having a time limit at all.
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Level 61
Dec 20, 2019
I think we forget that whilst most of us Jetpunk regular users can name 196 countries as fast as we can type them, at least 150 capital cities without thinking hard, 15 USSR & 7 Yugoslavian countries as quick as we like, and we can recognise most countries by their shapes or borders... I'll hold my hand up and say I couldn't do most of that before I used Jetpunk years ago. So whilst I typed them in in 20 seconds (and I'm a 6 day old kitten with a blindfold on), a lot of people can't, and thats fine because they're testing themselves and learning. The time limits never bother me, not everyone is as fast at typing or remembering as us all.
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Level 80
Dec 31, 2019
^ this is irrelevant. If you don't like taking the quizzes timed, turn off the time limit. If the time limit is there but set to be enormously excessive, for the average jetpunk user not the slowest of the slow, this will decrease the fun for the average user. And it defeats the purpose of having a time limit.
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Level 80
Dec 31, 2019
and, while 30 seconds IS plenty of time for this quiz, 2 minutes would be fine, and 4 minutes, though excessive, isn't as bad as if it were 5 minutes or 10 minutes or 20 minutes. Commenting on the length of a quiz doesn't mean you need to grow up. It's not a criticism of YOU if you can't do the quiz. It's a relevant observation. Otherwise they would simply remove the timer.
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2020
It might be plenty of time for native English speakers, but for someone outside 30 seconds doesn't really leave a chance even for a mistype - it took me 36 seconds, with continuous typing and only two mistypes - and not "full mistypes", as in "put in a wrong country" or "put in an incorrect spelling in its' entirety", but rather "typed excessive letter, instantly deleted" mistypes (Kyrgyzstan is, to be honest, a challenge to spell, and my fingers aren't that familiar with QWERTY keyboards). So a minute or 1:30 would be more reasonable - Jetpunk caters for non-native English speakers too, after all, and quizes in other languages might be a bit... Scarce, shall we say.
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Level 80
Jul 28, 2020
^ so get better or turn the timer off. As mentioned repeatedly I'm speaking to the average JetPunk user, not the slowest non-English speakers out there.
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2015
Love the photo on this quiz!
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Level 81
Jan 30, 2016
Think it's Valentina Tereshkova - may be wrong though.
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Level 60
Feb 2, 2016
It is. One of my favourite quiz questions (when I set them that is ;) )
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Level 60
Jan 22, 2016
I got all but one country- I conveniently forgot the most obvious one...
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Level 26
Jan 30, 2016
I got all of the European countries, but completely missed most of Asia (including the most obvious one).
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Level 51
Jan 30, 2016
14/15.. forgot to type in Russia. *facepalm*
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Level 81
Jan 30, 2016
It seems that 9% of takers fell into the trap... Russia should be the most guessed answer but it's not the case.
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Level 47
Jun 14, 2018
It is probably because the USSR is normally thought of as Russia (even though obviously it isn't) and people are trying to guess the countries that "Russia" owned.
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Level 73
Jan 30, 2016
If you do Jetpunk quizzes even occasionally, you must know how to spell "Kyrgyzstan."
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Level 79
Jan 30, 2016
It's how I learned.
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Level 57
Jan 30, 2016
They do accept "Kirgistan", and that's much faster to type.
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Level 83
Jul 18, 2016
Yes, but you feel shame.
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Level 35
Apr 3, 2018
Pretty sure Kyrgyzia should be accepted as that is what it was known as when it was part of the Evil Empire.
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Level 67
Dec 8, 2018
It is Kurdistan in dutch. Allmost seem like a totally different name in english. The first few times had to think for a while. I think thr very first time didnt even realize it was the same country...

Most names are as good as the same. Except belarus for wit-rusland (white-russia) ow yea and duitsland for germany.

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Level 70
Dec 9, 2018
Kyrgyzstan and Kurdistan are definitely not the same place. The Dutch spelling of Kyrgyzstan is Kirgistan or Kirgizië. Kurdistan can also be spelled Koerdistan or Kordestan in Dutch. Kyrgyzstan was part of the USSR. Kurdistan isn't a country, it refers to the homeland of the Kurdish people, which is in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran.
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Level 31
Jan 30, 2016
A real great quiz, quite easy though
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Level 61
Jan 30, 2016
Love the picture of the soldier. I wonder what or where she is now?
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Level 60
Feb 1, 2016
That's Valentina Tereshkova, former cosmonaut and first woman in space. According to Wikipedia she's still alive at 78.
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Level 31
Jan 30, 2016
For god's sake, I forgot Russia...
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Level 69
Jan 30, 2016
Thank you for the easiest 5 points ever.
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Level 54
Jan 31, 2016
I almost forgot Russia, somehow.
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Level 36
Feb 2, 2016
Missed Moldova. I'm impressed that 70% did not.
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Level 55
Feb 3, 2016
Weirdly, I always seem to either miss or take a long time to get one of the stans - but not always the same one.
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Level 61
Feb 4, 2016
Please accept Carrotstan for Kazakhstan
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Level 27
Jul 29, 2016
And Poland for every answer.
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Level 44
Feb 10, 2016
More people knew Ukraine than Russia???

surprising

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Level 68
Dec 7, 2018
I think that Russia is such an obvious answer that people sort of subconsciously eliminate it. I mean, people frequently referred to the USSR as just "Russia" anyway, so it can feel like the question is "What countries used to be part of Russia," and you wouldn't necessarily think you'd have to put "Russia" down for that.
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Level 37
Feb 25, 2016
More people got Ukraine and the Baltic states than Russia... Wow
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Level 36
Apr 2, 2018
yeah... i very nearly forgot russia, but finished with 2.00 to spare
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Level 65
Mar 16, 2016
Moldova always take me longer to remember, but I got it with 2 minutes to spare.
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Level 73
Apr 26, 2016
Pretty amusing that Russia is around the middle of the field in terms of percentage who guessed it correctly.
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Level 71
May 1, 2016
They think it's Moldova it is now
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Level 47
Jun 16, 2016
Forgot all the Caucasus
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Level 64
Jul 18, 2016
Finished in 30 seconds, thanks for the easy points!
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Level 47
Jul 19, 2016
2:22 left!
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Level 44
Aug 4, 2016
I wouldn't consider Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in this list. At least they aren't in the geography song my kids learned about the countries of the former USSR
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Level 58
Mar 22, 2017
Has it occurred to you that the song is wrong then? Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania most definitely three of the fifteen republics of the old USSR.
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Level 73
Nov 1, 2018
Technically, yes. Many countries, in fact most, considered it an illegal takeover and several, including the US, maintained that the Baltic States were independent nations.

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

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Level 58
Dec 7, 2018
"Technically, yes"...? Well this quiz is about which countries were "technically" part of the Soviet Union!
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Level 70
Dec 7, 2018
The USSR issued passports, Russified the Baltic countries, and were governed by the Communist Party and all three were Republics of the USSR, on par with other republics (except for Russia). They were considered essentially Soviet. Recognized or not, legal or not, they were part of the Soviet Union in practice.
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Level 33
Aug 5, 2016
Ugh... I only forgot Moldova...
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Level 61
Mar 27, 2017
WHy is russia not the most guessed one?
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Level 37
Aug 16, 2017
Because many of us still think of Russia AS the Soviet Union. Have you really noticed a difference?
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Level 68
Aug 22, 2017
Just completely biffed Russia.
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Level 80
Nov 12, 2017
I've been to 9 of these countries. I might have been to 10 except the visa to Azerbaijan is expensive.
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Level 79
Dec 7, 2018
Just wondering, how many countries have you been to?
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Level 83
Dec 7, 2018
61, according to his map.
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Level 70
Nov 12, 2017
Good quiz...... If you want a really tricky Eurasian Quiz ........here it is
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Level 24
Apr 3, 2018
can't believe i forgot russia...
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Level 72
Apr 3, 2018
Glad to be part of that 12% who forgot Russia !
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Level 51
Apr 7, 2018
In Soviet Russia, quiz takes you!
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Level 42
Aug 9, 2018
blyat
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Level 42
Dec 7, 2018
Please tell me I'm not the only one who missed Russia...
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Level 79
Dec 7, 2018
If you'd read the previous comments you wouldn't worry about that.
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Level 75
Dec 7, 2018
I didn't know that Sandi Toksvig had been in the Soviet Forces...
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Level 58
Oct 30, 2020
Now you mention it, it does look a bit like her
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Level 16
Dec 7, 2018
How did so many people miss Russia, they were practically the Soviet Union anyway. 88% is shocking, even Ukraine managed 95%.
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Level 76
Dec 7, 2018
I think because people just think Russia = USSR, so its like the other countries broke off and they forget to put Russia as an answer. I almost missed it as well and then the light bulb went on.
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Level 80
Dec 7, 2018
I think you answered your own question when you said Russia was practically the Soviet Union. A lot of people are probably thinking of countries *other than* Russia since they see Russia and the USSR as synonymous.
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Level 53
Jan 23, 2019
Yes, I actually did FORGET RUSSIA.....SMH.
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Level 55
Dec 7, 2018
How does only 88% get Russia?
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Level 64
Dec 7, 2018
100%!!! YES!
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Level 25
Dec 7, 2018
I forgot Russia... oops.
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Level 25
Dec 7, 2018
I didn't think about Russia... stupid me...
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Level 70
Dec 10, 2018
I missed the Vatican in the Catholic Countries quiz :o)
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Level 25
Dec 21, 2018
RUSSIA!!!! I got it all but RUSSIA.... nope...
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Level 33
Jun 1, 2020
в1уат ты
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Level 28
Oct 5, 2019
russia is the ussr
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Level 30
Oct 31, 2019
Why is East Germany not included? Might be a dumb question...
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Level 42
Dec 1, 2019
because it wasn't in the USSR
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Level 24
Feb 26, 2020
East Germany was an occupation zone, then a satellite state
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Level 50
Dec 31, 2019
Is that a picture of Valentina Tereshkova ?
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Level ∞
Apr 21, 2020
Sure is.
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Level 71
Dec 31, 2019
This is the fourth time I've taken this quiz, and the last three times I've needed exactly 51 seconds for each. That's consistency for you. :)
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Level 40
Dec 31, 2019
I don't remember asking you
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Level 33
Jun 1, 2020
lol
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Level 32
Mar 20, 2020
Ah, the memories!
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Level ∞
Apr 21, 2020
The bread lines. The complete lack of decent entertainment options. Not getting to choose what city you lived in. The bleak apartment blocks. Those were the days!
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Level 58
Oct 30, 2020
You old romantic, you...! ;-)
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Level 33
Jun 1, 2020
if you get 15/15 you are a true communist
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Level 42
Sep 9, 2020
I got 15/15 but I am certainly not a communist. I just have an interest in the countries of the world.
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Level 17
Jun 22, 2020
I put Moldova and I didn't get it correct