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Country Acronyms

USA and GB should be familiar to everyone, but what do the rest of these acronyms stand for?
Yellow = countries that no longer exist.
Green = partially recognized countries.
Quiz by WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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Last updated: August 21, 2012
First submittedAugust 21, 2012
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Acronym
Geographical area
Answer
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Africa
Arab Republic of Egypt
BiH
Europe
Bosna i Herzegovina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
CAR
Africa
Central African Republic
CH
Europe
Confederazione Helvetica (Switzerland)
DPRK
Asia
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
DRC
Africa
Democratic Republic of the Congo
FYROM
Europe
Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia
GB
Europe
Great Britain
IRI
Middle East
Islamic Republic of Iran
KSA
Middle East
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
LPDR
Asia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
PNG
Asia
Papua New Guinea
PRC
Asia
People's Republic of China
ROK
Asia
Republic of Korea
RSA
Africa
Republic of South Africa
UAE
Middle East
United Arab Emirates
UK
Europe
United Kingdom
USA
North America
United States of America
FRG
Europe
Federal Republic of Germany
GDR
Europe
German Democratic Republic
PDRY
Middle East
People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
SFRY
Europe
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
USSR
Europe/Asia
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
YAR
Middle East
Yemen Arab Republic
ROC
Asia
Republic of China (Taiwan)
SADR
Africa
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
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level 77
Mar 30, 2013
Very cool quiz! :D Though... I'm disappointed it makes redundant some answers from an international acronyms quiz I was putting together myself, no worries. I'll just come up with different questions on my own quiz.
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level 77
Mar 30, 2013
and sometimes I get annoyed that all the quizzes on this site seem to accept certain acronyms like USA, UK, and UAE but never certain others like ROK, DPRK, and KSA. I've lived in South Korea and Saudi Arabia so I'm used to referring to them by these acronyms even if others aren't...
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level 60
Mar 17, 2017
Great Quiz! I was severely disappointed at myself when i typed DRC for the answer for DRC.
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level 61
Nov 14, 2017
Awesome quiz! Beat me to the idea. I do have to ask aren't Great Britain and United Kingdom the same thing? Correct me if I am wrong =)
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level 30
Aug 11, 2018
Well, Great Britain is the island of mainland England, Scotland and Wales, not including Northern Ireland, some Scottish islands and some Channel Islands. So, not really. In a way, I think KGB should be accepted as a nation in the past: Kingdom of Great Britain (the UK before Ireland joined). And, therefore, GB shouldn't be on there. Edit: Maybe I just want KGB as an answer because I live in Britain. But I think GB is not an answer.
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level 38
Nov 2, 2018
I thought that Papua New Guinea was in Oceania, not Asia.
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level 59
Nov 2, 2018
Nice observation - fixed.