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Flags of Countries of the World in 1910

Try to name the countries of the world in 1910 based on their flags.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Quiz by Bodhitrad
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Last updated: July 23, 2019
First submittedJune 16, 2019
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level 53
Jul 23, 2019
Love China's dragon and Siam(Thailand)'s elephant... they go together so well!
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level 55
Jul 23, 2019
The Asian flags are definitely a couple of my favourites. The pre-1885 dragon star flag of Vietnam is another pretty nice one.
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level 77
Jul 23, 2019
Is the Dervish State flag supposed to make you feel as if you've been whirling when you look at it?
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level 77
Jul 23, 2019
Also, with the way it's common convention to just accept modern day nation-state names for all previous countries in the same area that people conceptualize as being the same thing whether they are or not (like calling the Tang or Song dynasties "China", or the Old Kingdom of the Nile civilization "Egypt," and using the same placeholder names to refer to the modern states)... maybe you could accept Saudi Arabia or Arabia or just Saudi for Nejd and Hassa? It is also called the Third Saudi State, and was an Arabian monarchy ruled over by the House of Saud centered around Riyadh.
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level 43
Jul 23, 2019
I agree as I was very confused when Saudi Arabia wasn’t accepted
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level 55
Jul 23, 2019
Saudi should now be an acceptable type-in.
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level 43
Jul 23, 2019
So what on earth is ha’il?
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level 55
Jul 23, 2019
Also known as Jabal Shammar, it was an emirate ruled by the House of Rashid that existed between 1836 and 1921. It controlled quite a bit of Saudi territory at one point, however I believe around this year it was just controlling a bit in the north of what is now Saudi Arabia.
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level 77
Sep 4, 2019
They have a McDonald's where you can play PS2 games for free.
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level 52
Jul 23, 2019
Isn't Afghanistan missing?
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level 55
Jul 23, 2019
Afghanistan was a British protectorate at the time, gaining independence in 1919.
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level 82
Jul 23, 2019
I would like it added to the caveat that we are talking independent countries here. These days Scotland is still a country, Wales is a country, they are just not independent. Likewise in 1910 there were many more areas that considered themselves a country, they just didn't have independence. (Ideally add it to the quiz name too, but I concede that makes it just too long, so caveat at least, please?)
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level 74
Jul 28, 2019
No, they're just regions that are called countries. There's little doubt what a country usually means on such quizzes, apart from the level of recognition. Similarly in other languages, "pays" in French can mean many things, but "pays du monde" is clear.
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level 73
Jul 30, 2019
You can also say you live in the country, meaning a rural area, but doesn't mean East Bumf County is a sovereign nation.
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level 77
Jul 23, 2019
Shouldn't the Vatican also be included?
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level 55
Jul 23, 2019
The Vatican City didn't gain its independence until 1929.
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level 74
Jul 28, 2019
And Papal State was fully occupied and annexed to Italy by 1870.
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level 67
Jul 23, 2019
Really interesting quiz. Needs more time for those of us who have to scroll up and down every single time on Ipads.
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level 64
Jul 23, 2019
I wonder where El Salvador got it's flag from...
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level 70
Jul 24, 2019
Probably from the Native American tradition hmmm...
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level 70
Jul 24, 2019
Beautiful old flag of Montenegro :)
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level 55
Aug 20, 2019
The most beautiful flag in the world!
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level 80
Jul 25, 2019
Maybe you should edit out the legend on Paraguay's flag.
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level 72
Jul 27, 2019
Wasn't Ethiopia called Abyssinia in 1910?
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level 44
Sep 3, 2019
I gave up at the Dervish State and got everything beyond it wrong because of the yellow box
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level 44
Sep 3, 2019
I just realized I forgot I could've just clicked on the next flag and keep going -_-
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level 46
Sep 4, 2019
Weren't Hawaii an independent state?
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level 47
Sep 4, 2019
They were annexed around the turn of the 1900's if I am correct.
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level 55
Sep 8, 2019
Correct. The kingdom was overthrown by pro-US annexation coup in 1893 and then finally annexed in 1898.
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level 44
Sep 4, 2019
why isn't “German empire” accepted?
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level 47
Sep 4, 2019
I think "Shammar" or "Jabal Shammar" should be accepted for Ha'il as that is another name for the emirate.
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level 55
Sep 8, 2019
Jabal Shammar was already accepted.
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level 51
Sep 4, 2019
Where is Bhutan in this list - was certainly independent in 1910.
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level 55
Sep 8, 2019
Well, it was until January 8th. However, Bhutan didn't have a flag until 1949.
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level 37
Sep 4, 2019
This chinese flag looks way better than the communist flag they have today.
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level 48
Sep 5, 2019
should except Rhodesia for South Africa
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level 55
Sep 8, 2019
That would be wrong. Rhodesia was modern day Zambia and Zimbabwe under the British South Africa Company while the Union of South Africa was a dominion of the British Empire.
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level 62
Sep 8, 2019
Sorry, but Bodhitrad is correct. Rhodesia (actually 2 countries, Northern and Southern) were both north of the Limpopo river. This flag was never used by either, but it was used by the Union of South Africa, replacing it with the Orange, White and Blue at a later stage (I think when the Nationalist Party came to power and made the country a republic). Southern Rhodesia did have a plebiscite about joining the Union of South Africa, but it was thoroughly defeated, as they wanted to go it alone.
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level 62
Sep 8, 2019
First off, I want to congradulate you on your first featured quiz, I hope that more of your quizes will be featured. About this one, there were several that I know, several that I guessed and several that I knew the country existed (Persia) and just kept on putting it in until it came up. Thanks for a great quiz, and I hope that we get to see more of your quizes featured.
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level 55
Sep 9, 2019
Thanks!
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level 77
Oct 28, 2019
Agree with this. Absolutely love these flag quizzes and have learnt an awful lot from them. Definitely deserve a wider audience.
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level 73
Sep 10, 2019
Thank you Paraguay, Nicaragua and Newfoundland (Terra Nova) for putting your name on your flag! Helps a lot on these quizzes.
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level 47
Sep 16, 2019
I love this quiz! Historically and vexilologically. Thanks!