Flags of the Middle East

Name the Middle Eastern country that uses each selected flag.
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Last updated: April 11, 2020
First submittedSeptember 24, 2017
Times taken18,429
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Level 45
Sep 24, 2017
Great quiz! This is definitely a quiz that should be featured!
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Level 72
Sep 24, 2017
It is now. Congrats!
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Level 72
Sep 24, 2017
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Level 21
Sep 25, 2017
Thanks!
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Level 85
Sep 25, 2017
There's too much time on the clock. You don't really need to know which flag belongs to which country, you just need to know all the countries in the middle east and type quickly.
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Level 21
Sep 25, 2017
See what the Quizmaster thinks. Should this quiz have less time?
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Level ∞
Sep 25, 2017
Doesn't matter. It's all in the name of fun.
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Level 48
Dec 31, 2017
^agreed, especially since there are barely 10 flags
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Level 80
Dec 1, 2017
That feeling when you pick out a flag for your country, then show up at the UN only to see that there are six other countries there wearing the same thing.
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Level 59
Dec 1, 2017
What? No! Their red is slightly darker than our red!
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Level 55
Sep 15, 2020
So you just slap Allahu Akbar on it.
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Level 41
Dec 1, 2017
Where's Afghanistan?
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Level 69
Dec 1, 2017
It's in Central Asia.
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Level 54
Dec 1, 2017
And so it begins. How long until Cyprus comes up? What about Egypt, or Turkey? What, really, is the Middle East? I imagine the inclusion of some countries (and the exclusion of others) will irritate quite a few people. And maybe even the lack of Palestine will get some people up in arms. Such is the way of the world.
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Level 70
Dec 2, 2017
What about Burma?
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Level 65
Dec 3, 2017
You mean Myanmar?
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Level 49
Dec 1, 2017
Isn't Egypt technically in Africa? Or does owning the Sinai make it in the Middle East as well?
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Level 80
Dec 1, 2017
So what if it's in Africa? The Middle East isn't a continent.
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Level 55
Sep 15, 2020
Generally the Middle East is the Arab countries in Asia + Egypt (because, while it's technically in Africa, it has much more in common with the Middle East than the rest of North Africa) + Iran, Turkey, and Israel. A little surprised by Cyprus and the lack of Iran, but no, Afghanistan is not in the Middle East. Wikipedia knows what's up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East
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Level 80
Dec 2, 2017
I've never thought of Turkey or Cyprus as Middle Eastern, but what about Libya?
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Level 80
Dec 2, 2017
Libya is farther away from the traditional core of the Middle East than either of those two.
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Level 80
Dec 2, 2017
Though placing Turkey in the "Middle" East does raise an interesting question about where the Near East is.
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Level 35
Apr 3, 2018
France.
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Level 80
Aug 28, 2020
I know there's about a 40% chance that you're joking, but, historically, Anatolia was called Asia Minor as well as the Near East. Japan, Korea, and China were the Far East. And then eventually "Middle East" was coined to refer to the area around Iran and Afghanistan.... though over time the concept most had of this socially constructed region would shift slowly westward until becoming anchored somewhere in the north of the Arabian peninsula.
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Level 73
Aug 28, 2020
Wikipedia tells me that Middle East replaced the word Near East in usage at some point. In German it's still called Near East, so no problems there with including Turkey.
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Level 80
Aug 28, 2020
camus: yes, after, like I said, the concept of where the Middle East was shifted from central Asia to the Arabian peninsula, and then Turkey and Egypt started getting roped in to it. The term Near East eventually faded from popular usage.
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Level 40
Sep 8, 2019
At this point Turkey is neither Europe, Asia, Middle East, Balkans or Caucasus. I wouldn't be surprised if someone argues it is Martian
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Level 80
Aug 28, 2020
Turkey is a European, Asian, and (sometimes) Middle Eastern country all at the same time.
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Level 67
Aug 28, 2020
Until you open the box, Turkey is both Asian and European
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Level 18
Nov 25, 2019
Where is Palestine ???
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Level 83
Aug 28, 2020
In the Middle East.
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Level 45
Aug 28, 2020
It's not a real country
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Level 60
Aug 28, 2020
It's part of Israel.
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Level 70
Aug 30, 2020
no.
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Level 56
Aug 28, 2020
It’s really weird, I got all of them, with the flags of the middle east there’s a few where if you asked me to describe them I probably wouldn’t be able to but when I see them something just clicks and I know what they are. It’s kinda the same with the pan African ones
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Level 60
Aug 28, 2020
Knowing with absolute certainty the first nine flags helped. Then it was a question of testing each remaining country with each remaining flag.
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Level 20
Sep 25, 2020
only missed oman LOL great quiz 😃