Colony to Country Quiz

We give the country; you give the country it was colonized by.
Quiz by Gohokiesandturtles
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Last updated: August 22, 2021
First submittedJuly 21, 2017
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Country
Colonizer
Mexico
Spain
Sri Lanka
United Kingdom
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Belgium
Djibouti
France
Brazil
Portugal
Country
Colonizer
Libya
Italy
Papua New Guinea
Australia
Philippines
United States / Spain
Togo
Germany
South Africa
Netherlands / United Kingdom
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Level 53
Aug 18, 2021
Several edits have been made to the quiz to make it more accurate! Expect a sequel soon!
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Level 92
Jul 21, 2017
Typo: Colombia, not Columbia.
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Level 53
Jul 21, 2017
Thank you. That will be fixed.
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Level 53
Jul 21, 2017
All fixed
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Level 63
Aug 20, 2017
Very Good Quiz!
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Level 53
Aug 20, 2017
Thanks
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Level 72
Aug 21, 2017
Liberia was colonized by private companies in the USA who wanted to return former slaves to Africa, so you can't say "none" just because no European country ever set foot in it. Ethiopia, however, was never colonized, just occupied.
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Level 53
Aug 21, 2017
Liberia was colonized by African American men and women who decided to go back to Africa because of the dangers that were in America. I am giving "none" as an answer because they weren't a country but a group of emigrants who wanted to go back to Liberia. Ultimately the nation Liberia was formerly recognized by the US several years later, therefore making it -the first African country not colonized-. You can argue that it was colonized by those people, but that would be the same as saying that ISIS is and official country in the Middle East. Those people weren't like ISIS, of course, but the sought to make a country, yet they weren't one.
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Level 55
Apr 29, 2020
Japan has never been colonized by China
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Level 53
Apr 29, 2020
Okay, it’s been fixed!
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Level 65
Aug 17, 2021
A lot of these are inexact or not really comparable... "None" as an answer for Liberia is not great... I tried "American Colonization Society." Also, I recommend this be a yellow-box quiz.
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Level 59
Aug 17, 2021
Hello, the Philippines was colonized not just by the US, but also by Spain (for over 300 years before US colonization), and Japan (during WW2).
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Level 52
Aug 17, 2021
A bit weird having the U.S. Virgin Islands here considering they're still colonies of the U.S.
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Level 63
Aug 17, 2021
I get where you’re coming from with Liberia being none, but it’s a bit of a stretch to me to claim that a country colonized by a people who were originally from America with support from both private organizations and the American government is not colonized by America. At the very least, it’s more than unclear enough so that it just shouldn’t be on the quiz, and we can avoid the issue altogether
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Level 58
Aug 17, 2021
Pakistan is not the colonizer of Bangladesh, nor is Colombia the colonizer of Panama.

They were a part of those countries. Might as well call Italy a coloniser of Sicily.

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Level 79
Aug 17, 2021
"None" is not cool. Also, "Holland" is a universal type-in for Netherlands.
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Level 53
Aug 17, 2021
Great quiz, but there are some inconsistencies. For example-

- PNG was colonized by both Germany and Australia in different areas

- Togoland was colonized by Germany, the UK, and France

- the Philippines was initially colonized by Spain before the US even set foot there

- South Africa was a British crown colony, while the Dutch administration was simply the "Cape Colony"

- Somalia was jointly administered by the British and Italians

- Bangladesh and Panama were not colonies as much as they were parts of their former rulers

- Liberia was effectively an American colony. I think "no one" should be accepted as a type-in

Great quiz though!

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Level 44
Aug 20, 2021
Netherlands also colonized Sri Lanka for a bit and should be eligible