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Countries in World War I Quiz

Name the countries that had at least 1,000 military deaths during WWI.
Sovereign countries that existed as of 1914. Dominions are considered independent countries
Estimates from Wikipedia. The highest estimate is used
Last updated: September 14, 2018
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Deaths
Country
2,254,369
Russia
2,037,000
Germany
1,494,200
Austria-Hungary
1,397,800
France
960,036
United Kingdom
771,844
Ottoman Empire
651,000
Italy
Deaths
Country
450,000
Serbia
335,706
Romania
116,708
United States
87,500
Bulgaria
64,997
Canada
62,081
Australia
58,637
Belgium
Deaths
Country
26,000
Greece
18,053
New Zealand
13,325
Montenegro
9,592
South Africa
7,222
Portugal
4,661
Japan
1,570
Newfoundland
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level 22
May 5, 2013
I forgot Germany... How is that even possible?
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level 46
May 22, 2014
You account for the 1% my friend. Shameful.
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level 59
Feb 18, 2016
Make that 0%
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level 27
Jun 7, 2018
No actually I purposely skipped Germany to bring the percentage down.
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level 23
Feb 22, 2016
no negative 40% is more acurate
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level 41
Mar 4, 2017
I forgot the U.S, and I've been playing Battlefield 1 non stop
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level 41
Mar 22, 2019
OH MY GOD SAME
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level 20
Apr 18, 2014
Missed Australia and New Zealand
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level 44
Jan 15, 2016
Haven't you heard of the ANZACs (Australia, New Zealand Army Corps) famous for fighting on the Turkish beaches of Gallipoli.
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level 42
Feb 18, 2016
I have heard of ANZAC after eating an Anzac biscuit.
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level 22
Feb 29, 2016
Maybe he isn't a HistoryFan?
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level 71
Jun 26, 2016
Gallipoli was Australia's first major involvement, but by far a more significant contribution was on the western front and in Palestine
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level 36
Dec 7, 2016
i have i come from nz
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level 25
Nov 15, 2015
Newfoundland is a province in Canada not a country (I'm Canadian)
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level 82
Nov 16, 2015
Not during World War 1 it wasn't. It became a Dominion (self-governing state in the Commonwealth) in 1905, and didn't join Canada until 1949.
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level 58
Feb 18, 2016
They basically joined Canada because the war killed all of their young men therefore they couldn't reproduce. Without Ww1 who knows Newfoundland could be an independent country.
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level 75
Apr 19, 2017
Had no idea about this. Hard for me to understand the concept of a British dominion even after looking it up. Why is it different from a self-governing territory?
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level 66
Nov 11, 2018
howdoiquiz: no.
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level 65
Mar 9, 2016
I missed Newfoundland, but as soon as I saw it I kicked myself. I knew they weren't part of Canada at that point, I guess I assumed they still counted as the UK at that point.
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level 45
Sep 27, 2016
So am I. And I actually took history class- until 1949 Newfoundland was NOT a province of Canada but an overseas dominion of the UK. And some of the toughest fighters of both world wars.
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level 60
Jun 19, 2017
Learn more about your own country's history, please.
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level 71
Jan 17, 2018
Wow. And stated with such certainty!
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level 35
Nov 28, 2015
I missed Portugal
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level 68
Feb 4, 2016
Too much for little Serbia.
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level 56
Feb 18, 2016
Half a million deaths are too many for any size country. USA lost that many in WWII. Geez.
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level 40
Nov 11, 2018
Agreed... for our tomorrow they gave their today <3
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level 46
Jan 26, 2019
Really? You re gonna fight him for saying that is a lot of deaths for the country? It is not a comptetion, or something to show off.. like "hey we got deaths too, so dont grab attention that deserves to go to me too"....

every life/death matters ANYWHERE. But there ís quite a difference of impact for the society/country. The military deaths for the us in ww2 would amount to 0,3% of the population. Whereas for serbia it was 10%(though I ve read more). If you go by all deaths that would go towards 30% Imagine losing a quarter to a third of your population. That is unfathomable.

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level 58
Feb 18, 2016
I kept wondering why my Turkey response wasn't getting anywhere...
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level 36
Dec 7, 2016
i come from nz and the ANZACs fought there and alot were killed not just a tiny bit
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level 45
Jun 20, 2017
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level 60
Feb 18, 2016
How did only 55% know the Ottoman Empire? How do they think the Middle East was created?
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level 54
Feb 26, 2016
And here this whole time I thought it was plate techtonics.
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level 69
Nov 11, 2018
Cause we tried Turkey!
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level 66
Nov 11, 2018
Like sands through the hourglass.
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level 48
Feb 18, 2016
I notice the tagline says '... military deaths during WWII.' Could you change this to 'WWI'?
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level 49
Feb 18, 2016
Yes please do - I was doing world war 2, no wonder I missed the Ottoman empire (and a few others!)
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level ∞
Feb 18, 2016
Fixed
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level 63
Feb 18, 2016
I found interesting that the Ottomans were still around the 20th century. Can't believe I missed Newfoundland, New Zealand and Australia
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level 63
Feb 18, 2016
Also, was Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia part of Yugoslavia or did Yugoslavia exist later on?
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level 46
Feb 18, 2016
Yugoslavia was found in 1918 after WWI
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level 66
Feb 18, 2016
Croatia was part of Austria-Hungary at the time, while Serbia and Montenegro were independent states. The so-called first Yugoslavia was formed (as "The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes") after WW1.
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level 63
Feb 18, 2016
Oh ok, now I get it
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level 75
Apr 19, 2017
The Ottomans were one of the three (four, if you count Bulgaria) major "Central Powers" of WW1, the others being Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Definitely a major player in WW1, though at this point in European history, 600 years after the its founding, the Ottoman Empire was known as the "sick man of Europe." People had been foretelling it's demise for some time. The rise of Nationalism and defeat in WW1 was what it took to finish it off.
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level 35
Feb 18, 2016
Serbia ? Why not Yugoslavia ? Should be better
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level 46
Feb 18, 2016
Yugoslavia was found after World War I
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level 61
Feb 19, 2016
Probably because Yugoslavia didn't exist but the Kingdom of Serbia did. Austria-Hungary controlled Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina of course, Vojvodina in Serbia, and the northern coastal region of Montenegro. Montenegro controlled most of its own country and a small amount of territory in Kosovo. Serbia controlled most of its own country as well as most of Kosovo and Vardar Macedonia (aka Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). After the war, Yugoslavia was formed by the union of Serbia and Montenegro along with Austria-Hungary's territory mentioned above. Western Slovenia came under Italian control but was added to Yugoslavia after World War II.
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level 52
Feb 18, 2016
The title says World War I but the instructions say World War II!
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level 77
Feb 18, 2016
I should have read the introduction... I totally missed the dominions.
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level 77
Feb 18, 2016
Why do the instructions say to name the countries with the most military deaths in World War II?
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level 58
Feb 18, 2016
It's clearly just a typo. Have a bit of common sense, people.
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level 63
Feb 18, 2016
Japan? Please explain.
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level 59
Feb 18, 2016
They invaded most German Pacific islands.
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level 61
Feb 19, 2016
And captured German possessions in China while Britain took the credit.
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level 59
Feb 18, 2016
I'm glad this quiz finally got made. I feel like this was missing from Jetpunk for years.
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level 54
Feb 18, 2016
Portugal?
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level 61
Feb 19, 2016
They joined in 1916 because of repeated German encroachments into their African colonies and the sinking of Portuguese ships in the Atlantic by German submarines.
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level 45
Feb 18, 2016
DIdn't read the part about Dominions being accepted as countries...missed NFLD cause I assumed it was in the boat with UK.
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level 71
Feb 18, 2016
Would never have guessed Newfoundland. I'm Canadian and I do know that it did not join the Confederation until 49, but I admit I never thought of what kind of status it had before that. Thanks for fixing that :).
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level 49
Feb 23, 2018
before WWII in the 1930s Newfoundland was an English Colony still. I learned this the hardway playing a game called Calm before the Storm, which takes place pre-WWII days, if you were the US and attacked Canada for resources the UK (England) would attack you .
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level 43
Feb 20, 2016
Where's India? Even by your own source, Wikipedia, they lost over 60K military, and were a separate country within the Commonwealth, like Australia or Canada.
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level 77
Feb 22, 2016
No, India was a colony, not a dominion.
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level 58
Mar 1, 2016
Yeah. UK should really be "British Empire" excluding dominions to make this clearer.
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level 43
Nov 11, 2018
By this logic, Australia and New Zealand should also be omitted as they were also dominions at this time.
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level ∞
Nov 11, 2018
The quiz clearly states that dominions are counted as independent countries. But India was not a dominion.
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level 22
Jun 6, 2016
i forgot Romania..:(
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level 76
Jun 28, 2016
Missed Newfoundland (of course). I KNEW it had to be a country that didn't exist anymore, but couldn't think of what it was.
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level 69
Jul 25, 2016
Missed only poor little Montenegro. I confess, I was under the impression it was just part of Serbia at the time.
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level 27
Aug 10, 2016
South Africa was independent during World War I?
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level 49
Feb 23, 2018
I thougth they were a colony of Dutch/English so I kept typing netherlands and thinking I misspelled it.
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level 40
Sep 4, 2016
Can't believe I missed the United States.
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level 36
Dec 7, 2016
RUSSIA WAS USSR / SOVEINT UNION DUMBY
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level 44
Dec 14, 2016
Uh, it was called the Russian empire until the October revolution where it backed out of the war as USSR. Also people always still called it Russia. Before you get angry, get educated
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level 38
Dec 8, 2016
Isn't Newfoundland part of Canada
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level 15
Mar 10, 2017
newfoundland is not an idependant country, and the soviet union lost 11million, combines russia and other countries, check the facts before submitting
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level 56
Jun 20, 2017
Check YOUR facts! Newfoundland was not part of Canada during the First World War, it had dominion status in its own right, just like Australia, NZ and Canada. And the Soviet Union didn't come into existence until after the war had ended. If you're going to question other people with such aggression, the least you can do is make sure you're right in the first place, otherwise it makes you look a bit of a wally!
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level 43
Apr 6, 2017
"The Serbian Army declined severely towards the end of the war, falling from about 420,000[2] at its peak to about 100,000 at the moment of liberation. The Kingdom of Serbia lost more than 1,200,000 inhabitants during the war (both army and civilian losses), which represented over 29% of its overall population and 60% of its male population" Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbian_Campaign_of_World_War_I
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level 67
Apr 19, 2017
You all probably know what 'Enigma' means. Try my puzzle............... "The CHALLENGE" ............ click on Malbaby and look for it in my Quiz list.
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level 28
Jun 20, 2017
OMG! How in the world did I forget Japan?!?!?! Also bulgaria.
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level 49
Feb 23, 2018
I forgot those two and Italy, how the hell did I forget them?
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level 68
Aug 22, 2017
I am surprised that people discuss here about Serbia and Yugoslavia. Little history lesson. Austira-Hungary attacked Serbia and that is how the World War I started. By the way, Serbia gave a faighting lesson to them in the first few battles.
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level 50
Sep 17, 2017
*cough* Cer and Kolubara *cough*
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level 50
Sep 17, 2017
Missed South Africa and Newfoundland
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level 45
Oct 18, 2017
Newfoundland? Damn
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level 16
Jun 7, 2018
Turkey, Anatolia or Asia Minor should be acceptable answers in lieu of Ottoman Empire.
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level 58
Nov 11, 2018
Two of those are geographic descriptors, not country names. Turkey probably should be acceptable since it was common to call it that at the time.
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level 32
Jun 8, 2018
You forgot to add India. 74,187 Indian soldiers died during the war. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Army_during_World_War_I
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level ∞
Nov 1, 2018
India was neither a dominion or an independent nation during WWI
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level 73
Nov 11, 2018
It's a shame their sacrifice cant be seperately recognised here, but your reasons are 100% valid.
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level 31
Jun 23, 2018
Please accept USSR or Soviet Union.
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level 58
Nov 11, 2018
The USSR wasn't founded until 1922.
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level 73
Nov 11, 2018
Didn't even realise Montenegro existed back then, naively thought it was a new state carved out with the collapse of Yugoslavia.
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level 44
Nov 11, 2018
Got everything but Newfoundland... Never would've guessed it.
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level 40
Nov 11, 2018
Newfoundland wasn't a country. It was part of the UK until 1949 when it joined Canada.
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level 58
Nov 11, 2018
It wasn't part of the UK. It was a dominion, which this quiz treats as being an independent country.
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level 50
Nov 11, 2018
Shouldn’t the United Kingdom be “the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland” as it was known at the time?
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level 55
Nov 11, 2018
Only if all the other countries are going to have their full names listed as well. And if the Countries of the World quiz changes the UK's current name to "the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".
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level 50
Nov 11, 2018
I take your point. It’s just sad that over 49000 Irish men died fighting in ww1 and they really aren’t recognised at all.
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level 43
Nov 11, 2018
Just 19% texted Montenegro... Why???
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level 66
Nov 11, 2018
Quite the November 11, 2018 bump. Did everyone post at 11 AM Verdun time?
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level 59
Nov 11, 2018
I was excited for the 100th anniversary, but not enough to celebrate at 5:00 am.
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level 53
Nov 11, 2018
missed the UK. rip me.
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level 28
Nov 12, 2018
I missed the US because in the quiz I put 'US' but it didn't work. Guess it needs the A.
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level 51
Nov 13, 2018
I'm surprised India isn't on here. Was it excluded because it was part of the Empire but a dominion? Over 65,000 Indian troops died in WW1.
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level 47
Nov 14, 2018
lmaoooooo I got all of them including Newfoundland & Labrador except for the Ottoman Empire that's embarrassing
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level 45
Nov 15, 2018
Netherlands had thousands of soldiers and citizens die as they fought against the Germans while they executed the Schlieffen plan.
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level 39
Mar 7, 2019
forgot about newfoundland...
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level 17
Apr 9, 2019
Newfoundland isn't an actual country. It's literally just Canada.