Countries of the German Empire

Guess the modern-day countries with territory that was once part of German Empire - from its foundation in 1871 until the start of WWI.
According to this picture, this and this
Hint marked in red is an overseas territory
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: June 21, 2019
First submittedMarch 19, 2019
Times taken14,287
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% Occupied
Country
6
Belgium
100
Burundi
100
Cameroon
20 ?
Central African Republic
10
Chad
< 1
China
< 1
Czech Republic
9
Denmark
100
F. S. Micronesia
2
France
% Occupied
Country
14
Gabon
100
Germany
8 ?
Ghana
< 1
Guinea
6
Lithuania
100
Marshall Islands
100
Namibia
100
Nauru
4
Nigeria
100
Palau
% Occupied
Country
53
Papua New Guinea
50 ?
Poland
13
Rep. of the Congo
0.09
Russia
100
Rwanda
100
Samoa
15 ?
Solomon Islands
99.7
Tanzania
100
Togo
< 1
United States
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Level 69
Jun 21, 2019
A LOT harder than I was expecting. I'm surprised the average is as high as it is. I suspect some people looked at the maps first.
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Level 81
Jun 22, 2019
There is also more than enough time for some targeted guesses :)
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Level 75
Jun 21, 2019
Please add Mozambique: Kionga Triangle

and Kenya: Wituland

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Level 74
Jun 22, 2019
I also threw in those countries...
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Level 65
Jun 21, 2019
Harder than expected. I'm surprised that my country is higher than Germany.
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Level 58
Oct 1, 2019
You know it is based on alphabet hahaha
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Level 66
Jan 28, 2020
My country is more often guessed than Germany, too.
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Level 71
Jun 22, 2019
Pretty difficult. I'm not familiar at all with the German empire to be honest.
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Level 67
Jun 22, 2019
Guinea?
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Level 67
Jun 22, 2019
According to this page
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Level 68
Jun 24, 2019
The Dutch island of Schiermonnikoog was bought by the German count Berthold von Bernstorff in 1893. I think the island was privately owned by him, but that would make the island german. It was given back to the Netherlands after WWII.
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
Never knew that, huh, thnx for the insight, wll have to check it out
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Level 78
Dec 17, 2019
If it was his private possession, not really, though 19th century laws might have been different. If you buy an island in Bahamas, it remains part of the country.
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Level 81
Sep 16, 2019
Not a big deal, but slightly odd that this quiz includes Germany as an answer and the Italian Empire quiz does not include Italy.
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Level 45
Oct 1, 2019
Poor 6% who didnt get Germany...
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
I would have expected a big dropoff after the neighbouring countries. For those that were like me and didnt immediately think of africa... then again once you do think of it there is enough time, got all of them but didnt get around to the islands
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Level 75
Oct 1, 2019
Turns out I don't know anything about the German Empire
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Level 71
Oct 1, 2019
Why in the world did 12% of quiz takers not get Germany?!
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Level 67
Oct 1, 2019
because on other similar quizzes like the Italian one, the country itself is not an answer
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Level 78
Dec 17, 2019
It usually is, the Italian quiz is an exception
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Level 48
Apr 17, 2020
I don't think anyone thinks Britain was a territory of the British Empire either, for example...
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Level 45
Oct 1, 2019
I literally guessed U.S. as a joke.
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Level 73
Oct 1, 2019
US territory was Guam
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Level 47
Oct 1, 2019
Close but wrong. As a Chamorro from Guam, Guam has been controlled by 3 nations. Spain, the United States briefly by Japan in WW2 than it went back to the USA.

Guam is part of the Marianas Islands, anything north of Guam (Guam is the furthest south so pretty much all the other islands in the chain) were previously controlled by Germany. When they lost WW1 they were acquired by Japan. Following the loss in WW2, the USA absorbed the islands. I believe this is where that small percentage comes from.

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Level 71
Oct 2, 2019
I love intelligent responses. Thank you.
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Level 39
Oct 1, 2019
It there any better way to show over seas territories? Maybe separate them by continent? Also it would be cool if someone made the same quiz but with and SVG map.
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Level 73
Oct 1, 2019
complete fail for me. never thought of polynesia and after getting namibia and guessing congo, tanzania and chad, didn't bother going for other african countries. fool! always bother to go for african countries.
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Level 48
Apr 17, 2020
There's still a Bismarck Archipelago near New Guinea, I think.
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Level 40
Oct 1, 2019
I swear German empire had Benin
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Level 40
Oct 1, 2019
I forgot Germany.......
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Level 35
Oct 1, 2019
I think the Netherlands should also be in here, at least with a very tiny part: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duivelsberg
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Level 35
Dec 22, 2019
Quizmaster, could you check the above comment?
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Level ∞
Dec 22, 2019
I'm not going to check it right now since this quiz has been recently featured and I don't want to reset the stats. We will check it the next time we edit the quiz.
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Level 50
Oct 1, 2019
Got 22 in the end, not bad considering it was much harder than I expected!
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Level 59
Oct 2, 2019
Omg Im so dumb I only got 47%
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Level 53
Feb 5, 2020
Ugh some bad misses. Got 26 missed Lithuania chad CAR guinea
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2020
Got every country except a really hard one I think only very few people will ever mention at this quiz: "Germany".

Typical for this type of quizzes. You find every country after hard brain work and then there is this one answer you can`t and of course it`s the most obvious...

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Level 66
May 17, 2020
Kenya and Mozambique must be on list
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Level 50
May 20, 2020
maybe color-coding it based on the German Empire's flag would be better than present-day Deutscheland's flag
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Level 65
Aug 25, 2020
Just out of curiosity, why was Germany so interested in controlling a bunch of islands in the Pacific? I've always thought of most Pacific countries in the late 1800s/early 1900s as being controlled (or at least influenced) by the United States and to a lesser extent Japan. Both of those countries make sense since they border the Pacific, but I can't imagine Germany had much to gain by controlling small, sparsely populated, resource-poor islands halfway across the world from them.
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Level 49
Dec 23, 2020
mozambique?
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Level 57
Dec 30, 2020
Kinda odd how Germany has territory in China.