All Modern-Day Countries Ever Controlled by Prussia

With the help of a map, can you guess all modern day countries that were at one point under Prussian rule between 1525 (foundation of the Duchy of Prussia) up to 1867 (formation of the North German Confederation)?
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Includes colonies controlled during the time of the personal union between Brandenburg and Prussia
Not including Whydah and the short-lived occupation of Tortola.
Quiz by Dekkie
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Last updated: March 18, 2021
First submittedFebruary 7, 2021
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Countries
Belarus
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
Germany
Ghana
Lithuania
Mauritania
Netherlands
Poland
Russia
Switzerland
United States (Puerto Rico / Virgin Islands)
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Level 57
Feb 7, 2021
Nice.
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Level 55
Feb 7, 2021
Thank you!
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Level 72
May 31, 2021
No, they're just pockets of land under full or partial political control of Prussia and occupied by Prussian settlers.
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Level 40
Jul 22, 2021
The map shows all modern day countries controlled by prussia between 1525 and 1867. I believe Prussia only got colonies after the Conference of Berlin in 1884, so countries like Namibia and Prussia's various holdings in the Pacific aren't applicable.
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Level 36
Feb 7, 2021
Great quiz
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Level 55
Feb 8, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 70
Feb 20, 2021
I read the title as "Russia" first and was very confused when I saw the map.
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Level 55
Feb 20, 2021
Tends to be confusing, yes. Blame the English language for that one, haha.
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Level 82
Feb 20, 2021
I guess I'm just not familiar enough with fragments of coastlines to have known what in the world those smaller boxes represented. I figured we were no longer looking at Europe, but that's about all I could discern.
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Level 55
Feb 20, 2021
Yeah, it's pretty difficult. The colonies were rather small so depicting them properly would've proven rather difficult unless if I'd rework the entire map.
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Level 68
Feb 21, 2021
I didn't think Dakar and Cape Verde were too hard to see
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Level 55
Feb 21, 2021
Yeah, I updated the African portion of the map a bit so it's a bit more clear.
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Level 65
Feb 21, 2021
I only recognised it as Africa because I saw something that vaguely looks like the Gambia in there.
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Level 65
Feb 21, 2021
I was also able to guess the USA because I didn't recognize it as any country, so I assumed it was a territory. Whenever there is a territory in a quiz, just type UK, France, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark and USA. It works almost all of the time. A few other countries also have territories but they rarely show up on Jetpunk quizzes.
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Level 61
Feb 20, 2021
Congratulations on your feature 🎉🎉

Ghana and Mauritania is rather difficult to understand though perhaps I'm just not very much experienced with the coastlines

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Level 55
Feb 20, 2021
Thanks! I'm aware that it can be a bit difficult, but I personally see it as part of the challenge.
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Level 63
Mar 18, 2021
Agreed! I cant believe I did not recognize West Africa. Well done Dekkie :D
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Level 55
Mar 18, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 67
Feb 21, 2021
Cool quiz! I never knew that Prussia controlled land in Mauritania and Ghana. They may have just been small trading post, but that's still pretty cool!
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Level 55
Feb 21, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 70
Feb 21, 2021
The three coastlines are very very hard to get. Is there no way you can expand the pictures or give some sort of hint as to where they are. At the minute it is pretty much pot luck.
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Level 82
Feb 21, 2021
Or if you know the answers...
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Level 55
Feb 21, 2021
I'm working on making the African answers a bit easier to guess at the moment.
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Level 42
Mar 18, 2021
Honestly, I disagree that they should change it, this quiz is supposed to test whether or not you know which countries were controlled by Prussia, but I feel like one of the main issues I have with jetpunk is that most quizzes simply come down to "can you name the countries that are shown in the map?" Of course, if the map was a bit more clear I could guess those as well, but I could guess any option from a map regardless of whether I actually know the answers or not.
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Level 68
Feb 21, 2021
The map for Puerto Rico and American VI islands is wrong.
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Level 55
Feb 21, 2021
No it's not?
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Level 73
Feb 21, 2021
The map is not showing the main island of Puerto Rico or St. Croix; it's showing Vieques, Culebra, & St. Thomas/St. John (& St. Thomas & St. John appear to be one island on the map, but they are not). https://www.google.com/maps/place/U.S.+Virgin+Islands/@18.065968,-65.3005315,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8c051065f2daacb9:0xf91d891d1bc51c05!8m2!3d18.335765!4d-64.896335
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Level 55
Feb 21, 2021
They're not shown because Prussia never controlled more than the two different islands shown on the map. The other islands are completely irrelevant to this quiz. The reason why they're listed as "Puerto Rico / Virgin Islands" is because those are part of those specific "unincorporated territories" of the United States.
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Level 74
Feb 22, 2021
Jesus, blizzrd, now you made me Upvote a quiz I wouldn't otherwise have.

This quiz is about knowing what territories Prussia held, not about recognizing islands on a map.

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Level 72
Feb 21, 2021
Ah, so THAT's why you can get such great Schnitzels in Mauritania!
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Level 51
Feb 21, 2021
🌟
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Level 67
Feb 22, 2021
Nice quiz.
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Level 55
Feb 22, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 68
Feb 22, 2021
Technically, there is a difference between owning and controlling. But maybe I just played too much EU4. ;-)
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Level 51
Feb 28, 2021
Great work!
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Level 68
Mar 18, 2021
I didn't get the African or Caribbean ones, so I didn't get 5/5 on my first go. I demand the quiz be changed and my account be credited 1000 bonus points as compensation for this injustice.

Seriously though, great quiz! Bit of geography, bit of history, and provokes extra investigation 5*

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Level 55
Mar 18, 2021
Haha, thanks!
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Level 51
Mar 18, 2021
I never Knew Prussia had overseas colonies lol
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Level 55
Mar 18, 2021
They did, albeit mostly short-lived.
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Level 52
Mar 18, 2021
The map really did not help for the last one, haha.
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Level 64
Mar 18, 2021
For the record, the yellow island on the left is Vieques (formerly "Crab Island," German "Krabbeninsel"), one of the so-called Spanish Virgin Islands, politically part of Puerto Rico. The one on the right is St. Thomas, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Level 43
Mar 20, 2021
Puerto Rico is part of the United States
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Level 45
Mar 18, 2021
i was literally guessing every island in the carribean EXCEPT the U.S virgin islands or puerto rico

even british virgin islands

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Level 50
Mar 18, 2021
"F".
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Level 60
Mar 20, 2021
Wow! How you create this map?
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Level 55
Mar 20, 2021
This SVG was made in Inkscape. There's a SVG guide you can find on this website.
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Level 42
Mar 20, 2021
Amazing quiz, got all but Ghana!
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Level 55
Mar 20, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 23
Mar 20, 2021
Make one about confederacy and states
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Level 51
Apr 6, 2021
Can I get a source for their overseas colonies I can't find anything except maps in German
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Level 59
Apr 17, 2021
Awesome map
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Level 38
Jun 9, 2021
Wow, I forgot Russia haha
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Level 53
Jun 20, 2021
Love your quizzes! Keep up the good work!
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Level 55
Jun 20, 2021
Thanks!
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Level 48
Jun 30, 2021
I think this is the first quiz in the history of quizzes that the U.S. is the least guessed answer.