Countries of the Italian Empire

Guess the modern-day countries that were once in the Italian Empire, in whole or in part.
According to this and this picture
The given percentages are not exact but approximates
Excluding Italy itself
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: August 9, 2019
First submittedMay 26, 2019
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Occupied during WWII
% Occupied
Country
100
Albania
54
Bosnia and Herzegovina
54
Croatia
44
Egypt
11
France
60
Greece
18
Kenya
Occupied during WWII
% Occupied
Country
99
Montenegro
50
North Macedonia
57
Slovenia
33
Somalia
20
South Sudan
9
Sudan
100
Tunisia
Colonies
% Occupied
Country
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China
100
Eritrea
100
Ethiopia
100
Libya
66
Somalia
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Level 90
Aug 7, 2019
Vatican city should be added, it didn't exist as a country until 1929, therefore that piece of land was in Italy before.
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Level 83
Aug 7, 2019
That was the first one I entered. The Vatican was cast free by Mussolini and he certainly didn't have a say in jack squat in anything other than just how quickly to say "yes sir" during WW1.
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Level 41
Aug 11, 2019
me too
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Level 66
Sep 17, 2019
Properly the Pope State (Stato della Chiesa) was extended over four Italian regions and it ceased to exist when it was annexed by the rest of Italy in 1870. The Holy See continued to reign as a spiritual institution over the Christianity but no territorial sovereignty was recognized until Mussolini and Pius XI signed the Lateran Agreements (Patti Lateranensi) in 1929. Vatican City as a modern recognized country began to exist that date, and since then it has never been occupied nor heavily influenced or manoeuvred such as San Marino was. The Pope was granted his influential juridical personality even against the willing of Mussolini and Hitler, although not too openly (e.g. by saving Jews inside the walls of the Vatican). :)

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Level 68
Aug 7, 2019
What do you mean with occupied during WWI? During WWI, Italy occupied Albania - that's basically it! - but definitively never occupied French Tunisia. I guess you messed up WW1 and WW2.
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Level 82
Aug 9, 2019
I don't know what the quizmaker meant, but the first two columns are in alphabetical order, so the headers must be wrong.
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Level 82
Aug 10, 2019
Now both show "WWII", it has been corrected.
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Level 61
Aug 8, 2019
Italy also occupied Monaco during WW2. Also, in 1919-1922 Italy briefly occupied Antalya, in Turkey, an Maiorca (Spain) in 1936-1939.
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Level 64
Aug 16, 2019
Italian troops were supporting spanish fascist rebels in the civil war (1936-1939) but not invading Spain or claiming any territory.
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Level 61
Aug 21, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_occupation_of_Majorca
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Level 84
Aug 10, 2019
Italy occupied Montenegro during WW2. In WW1 they were allies.
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Level 83
Aug 18, 2019
Weirdly I read an article saying Liberia and Ethiopia were never colonised but then saying Ethiopia was an Italian colony during 1936-41. I guess they meant not a colony prior to WW1 (when other African countries were being grabbed by Europeans), but it's just a little confusing. This quiz seems to be right though.
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Level 72
Aug 24, 2019
Ethiopia is frequently considered to have been 'occupied' and never actually 'colonized' by Italy, therefore Ethiopia was never colonized. This is because Italy never had the time to actually impose any cultural changes etc. as the local inhabitants kept rebelling. At least so I have understood.
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Level 59
Sep 16, 2019
I think that the short time that Italy was in control in Ethiopia means it was never really a colony of Italy. Just like countries in Europe such as the Netherlands and Poland who were occupied during World War Two are not considered to have been colonies of Germany. Korea and Taiwan were colonies of Japan, because the occupation lasted a long time. Other countries that were invaded by Japan during WWII are not seen as Japanese colonies. Five years is not long enough to have imposed your culture on a place.
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Level 37
Sep 16, 2019
Libya not Liberia.
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Level 71
Sep 16, 2019
No, Liberia was right, sort of. Liberia and Ethiopia are often cited as the two African countries that were never colonized. The rest of the comment was relevant specifically to Italy. You could make an argument though that Liberia was colonized before it was given to freed slaves and descendants of slaves from the U.S. Then, after the Berlin Conference of 1885, in a very real sense, the descendants of those ex-slaves colonized the rest of the territory now known as Liberia and ruled it until 1980.
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Level 50
Aug 31, 2019
I think you should add Italy because it was part of the italian empire
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Level 27
Sep 12, 2019
Rule 3: > "Excluding Italy itself"
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Level 71
Sep 14, 2019
What part of China was ever occupied by Italy? Never heard of that. But part of Egypt was, from the border up to El Alamein and Italian troops on the Eastern Front occupied places in modern-day Ukraine and Russia. Albania wasn't occupied during WW2, it was occupied in 1939, yes, but before war broke out, so you should put it in the 'colonies' column like Ethiopia.
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Level 58
Sep 16, 2019
Italy, as other European powers, had concessions in China.
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Level 67
Mar 23, 2020
Pretty sure Qingdao or Tientsin were colonized, but I am probably wrong
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Level 50
Sep 16, 2019
Can anyone explain China for me. I've never heard of that before.
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Level 55
Sep 16, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_concession_of_Tientsin
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Level 50
Sep 16, 2019
Where are Kosovo and Serbia?
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Level 67
Sep 16, 2019
If you click on "this" in "according to this", you'll se that kosovo is missing entirely :-D
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Level 66
Sep 17, 2019
Actually @thegreatduck is right. The whole of Kosovo and tiny parts of Serbia were briefly occupied too during WW2. Just relying on roughly made maps made by wiki users is quite inaccurate, as you might figure out here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_occupation_of_Serbia where more detailed maps and description are provided. You're welcome!
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Level 60
Sep 17, 2019
there are quiz takers repeating many times , then achieving successful results and bragging here they scored big , like all you eggheads knew China was one the first time you took it
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Level 68
Jul 20, 2020
Not correct, I just guessed. I've only taken the quiz once and scored 100%.
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Level 66
Sep 17, 2019
Spain, Kosovo, Serbia, Turkey, Monaco are missing. I made a quiz by myself that is slightly more complete https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/99448/modern-day-countries-under-italian-rule (just bragging)
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Level 66
Sep 17, 2019
And also San Marino, if we admit that this microstate was never formally annexed but it was deeply influenced under every point of view during the Fascism (sort of puppet regime)
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Level 53
Sep 17, 2019
Somalia twice?
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Level 66
Sep 19, 2019
One for Italian Somaliland and one for British Somaliland (nowadays unrecognized independent Somaliland), the latter was shortly occupied during WW2
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Level 43
Sep 18, 2019
Ethiopia was never a colony - it was only occupied for 4 years, and it defeated Italy at the Battle of Adwa.
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Level 66
Sep 19, 2019
During those four years indeed it was part of "Italian East Africa". Brutally occupied and never completely subjugated but this is not relevant for this quiz.
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Level 49
Dec 13, 2019
Looks like someone forgot all about Djibouti, UK, Vatican, San Marino, Egypt, Monaco, Turkey, and South Sudan
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Level 43
Nov 12, 2020
South Sudan should not actually be here because it was a part of Sudan. South Sudan gain independence in 2011.
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Level 60
Feb 26, 2021
The quiz is about modern-day countries whose modern territory was controlled by the Italian Empire at some point. South Sudan belongs here.
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Level 80
Nov 13, 2020
I could've had 150 more guesses and not guessed China.