"Second Best" History Edition

Can you name the things that place #2 in these historical categories?
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Last updated: June 15, 2020
First submittedMay 20, 2020
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Category
First
Second
Country with the most World War II military deaths
Soviet Union
Germany
Biggest city in 1800 AD
Beijing
London
First man to walk on the moon
Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin
First U.S. president
George Washington
John Adams
Most common papal name
John
Benedict
First area annexed by Hitler leading up to WW2
Austria
Sudetenland
Most recent British prime minister
Boris Johnson
Theresa May
Biggest Soviet Union city in 1989
Moscow
Leningrad
Biggest European empire or country in 1800 by total area
Russia
Ottoman Empire
Most guessed Shakespearean play on this quiz
Romeo and Juliet
Hamlet
First human according to the Bible
Adam
Eve
Longest-reigning English monarch
since the Norman conquest
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Victoria
Biggest empire ever by maximum extent
British Empire
Mongol Empire
U.S. capital for the longest period of time
Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia
First host of the modern Olympics
Athens
Paris
Most recent country
South Sudan
Kosovo
First Soviet leader
Vladmir Lenin
Joseph Stalin
Most influential person in history, according to this quiz
Jesus
Mohammud
Oldest U.S. president when taking office
Donald Trump
Ronald Reagan
Most recent Castro to rule Cuba
Raúl
Fidel
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Level 43
May 20, 2020
In Sudetenland should be accepted Czechia or Czechoslovakia
+1
Level 71
May 20, 2020
Sure
+3
Level 44
May 20, 2020
Can you accept alternate spellings for Muhammad? Also you spelt empire wrong
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Level 71
May 21, 2020
Both suggestions have been corrected