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World's Best External Intelligence Agencies

Guess the countries with the 10 best intelligence agencies in the world, along with the short and long names for each agency.
Source: general agreement across multiple sources, including identical lists found at smashinglists.com and bigone.com
Quiz by kalbahamut
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Last updated: December 1, 2018
First submittedApril 3, 2013
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Country
USA
UK
Pakistan
Israel
China
Germany
Russia
France
India
Australia
Agency Short Name
CIA
Mi-6/SIS
ISI
Mossad
MSS
BND
FSB
DGSE
RAW
ASIS
Agency Long Name (good luck)
Central Intelligence Agency
Military Intelligence, Section 6/Secret Intelligence Service
Inter-Services Intelligence
HaMossad leModiʿin uleTafkidim Meyuḥadim
Ministry of State Security
Bundesnachrichtendienst
Federal Security Service
General Directory for External Security
Research and Analysis Wing
Australian Secret Intelligence Service
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level 32
Oct 29, 2013
I will not even attempt this. My ego will be utterly decimated.
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level 77
Oct 29, 2013
The average score is only 10. You could get 10 just by naming the 10 countries, wouldn't even have to know the names of any agencies, though literally everyone at least gets the CIA right.
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level 76
Jul 19, 2014
That's exactly what I did to score 14. I knew Mi-6 from watching Mi-5 on Netflix, and remembered Mossad, although I had to Google to spell it correctly. Interesting quiz, especially your information on Putin.
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level 51
Mar 13, 2014
I always thought the KGB was Russia's intelligence division. 15/30
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level 77
Mar 13, 2014
The KGB was for the USSR. After a failed coup in 1991, it was succeeded by other organizations. The coup was a response to Gorbachev's breaking up of the Soviet Union and moves toward democracy. The KGB didn't think it was a good idea. Putin was a KGB officer at the time. He resigned on the 2nd day of the attempted coup, later claiming that he was against it. Of course now he rules Russia as a despot, and some suspect he is trying to restore the Soviet Union or some semblance of it. Maybe we'll see the rebirth of the KGB sooner or later.
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level 77
Nov 30, 2014
I can't believe somebody actually got the long name for the Mossad, and yet nobody has gotten the much simpler long form name for China's intelligence agency.
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level 73
Oct 16, 2018
What about all those Nigerian hackers? Can't the government put them to use and get a few retirement checks from the U.S. flowing into their treasury?