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Countries Once Held by Sweden

Name the modern-day countries in which Sweden controlled any land at any point since the independence of Sweden in 1523.
Quiz by ArgonianKing
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First submittedSeptember 3, 2012
Last updatedNovember 24, 2018
Times taken13,199
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Country
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Country
Ghana
Latvia
Lithuania
Norway
Poland
Country
Russia
Sweden
United States
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level 33
Sep 14, 2012
How could I forget Sweden!!?? So obvious!!
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level 75
Nov 24, 2018
I assumed it was assumed :P
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level 61
Jan 7, 2019
Same here. Sweden is assumed. It probably shouldn't be an answer.
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level 43
Aug 27, 2019
tricky :D
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level 67
Nov 10, 2012
We used to have a Caribbean island called St. Bartholomew. But strangely I can't find it on Wikipedia...
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level 78
Nov 25, 2018
it is Saint Barthélemy which is part of France
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level 40
Mar 18, 2019
Oh, so that's the one I missed.
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level 47
May 13, 2019
Yeah, it was given to Sweden in 1784 and then sold back to France in 1878.
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level 39
Aug 14, 2014
USA? Really?
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level 46
Mar 1, 2015
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Sweden
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level 53
Jun 7, 2015
forgot Sweden..
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level 67
Dec 27, 2018
I didn't forget it. I just thought, given the wording of the instructions, that it wouldn't be necessary.
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level 48
Dec 27, 2018
"Once held by Sweden" I'm pretty sure Sweden is the current occupant of Sweden, so it should be one of those quizzes where Sweden is already filled.
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level 61
May 14, 2019
Or people should just think, and not make up excuses
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level 37
Apr 20, 2018
its all north europe and then there's ghana
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level 71
Nov 27, 2018
I suddenly broke out into a little rendition of that Sesame Street classic, "One of These Things is Not Like the Others" 🎶
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level 82
Nov 24, 2018
But if this concerns modern-day countries, why aren't Togo and Benin included?
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level 67
Nov 24, 2018
I assumed Sweden would be a given seeing as it is the country in question. Seems a bit pedantic asking us to give it as an answer.
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level 73
Nov 26, 2018
You should've noticed by now that JetPunk is VERY pedantic, not just a bit :)
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level 61
May 14, 2019
Pedantic, really?? It is the most obvious answer. I guess it is an ego thing for people. So many blaming the quiz(master) because they missed an answer they really should have gotten.
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level 76
Nov 24, 2018
Source?
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level 66
Nov 24, 2018
It is a bit nitpicky, but the directions say "in which the Sweden controlled any land." It should say either "in which the Swedes controlled," or "in which Sweden controlled."
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level ∞
Nov 25, 2018
Removed the the extra word
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level 72
Nov 24, 2018
An astonishing quiz. I had no idea Sweden once spread so far and wide. As for Ghana, how come it's scoring more than about 2%?
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level 71
Nov 25, 2018
having found a hole between Germany and Latvia that I couldn't fill in, I decided to type them all in alphabetical order and got it on the first attempt...
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level 77
Dec 4, 2018
With my extra time, it made sense that the next place they would go would be coastal Africa.
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level 59
Nov 26, 2018
Sweden had a colony in Tobago for a very short while as well!
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level ∞
Nov 30, 2018
Wikipedia has it as an "attempted settlement thwarted by the natives".
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level 77
Dec 4, 2018
Got all of them...except Sweden.
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level 67
Dec 8, 2018
Your not alone.....
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level 43
Dec 27, 2018
Sweden is 60% Hahahaha... whaaat :D
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level 41
Dec 27, 2018
yeet all them i got
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level 41
Dec 27, 2018
dont I sound like Shakespeare?
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level 53
Dec 27, 2018
DARN IT! I literally just thought about making a quiz about former Swedish Possessions and I saw this quiz 5 minutes later when I logged on. Well back to the drawing board.
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level 48
Jan 6, 2019
Belarus and Ukraine
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level 21
Jan 25, 2019
Didn't know Sweden was part of African colonization
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level 47
Mar 3, 2019
I didn't knew that Ghana was colonised by Swedish Empire.Learn something new today!
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level 44
Mar 20, 2019
Got them all with 0:42 remaining at 2:36:12 PM on March 20, 2019. I happened to look up the Wikipedia article on the Swedish Empire today, and that made me decide to try this quiz again.
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level 68
May 13, 2019
Got Ghana, didn't get Sweden...
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level 54
May 13, 2019
Sweden 53% ?
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level 49
May 13, 2019
Interesting quiz. Learned something new today.
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level 35
May 13, 2019
Missed Ghana and... Sweden... oh.
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level 45
May 13, 2019
what about trinidad & tobago and guadalupe in mexico?
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level 54
Jun 14, 2019
99% got norway but 53% got sweden. Intelligence is quite good actually. Countries once held by sweden. Sweden still owns sweden. You could change it to exclude sweden.
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level 44
Sep 22, 2019
doh - sweden - damn I get Ghana, USA etc and forget Sweden DUMBDUMBDUMBDUMBDUMB