Countries of the World in 1945 with a Map

Try to name the 68 sovereign countries of the world that existed in the aftermath of World War II.
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According to Wikipedia
Sovereign states as of 2 September, 1945
Quiz by IAB
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Last updated: April 28, 2020
First submittedMay 7, 2019
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Europe
Albania
Monaco
Andorra
Netherlands
Belgium
Norway
Bulgaria
Poland
Czechoslovakia
Portugal
Denmark
Romania
Finland
San Marino
France
Soviet Union
Greece
Spain
Hungary
Sweden
Iceland
Switzerland
Ireland
United Kingdom
Italy
Vatican City
Liechtenstein
Yugoslavia
Luxembourg
 
Asia
Afghanistan
China
Iran
Iraq
Japan
Mongolia
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Thailand
Turkey
Yemen
 
Africa
Egypt
Ethiopia
Liberia
South Africa
North America
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
United States
South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela
 
Oceania
Australia
New Zealand
+12
Level 71
May 7, 2019
Nice, got the grey cells working
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Level 60
Jul 26, 2019
I can’t believe I forgot Yemen
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Level 49
Sep 14, 2019
got all of them on my first try
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Level 44
Mar 2, 2020
me too
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Level 43
Mar 6, 2020
If you know Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, than its pretty much like a modern day quiz except guessing France or the UK covers half the world
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Level 34
Oct 23, 2020
Me too
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Level 52
Apr 1, 2020
Same, although completed at literally the last second. Hungary was bothering me.
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Level 38
Apr 21, 2020
Yep
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Level 72
Dec 23, 2019
Great :)
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Level 34
Dec 29, 2019
Amazing quiz, wish we had more like this on Jetpunk.
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Level 64
Jan 10, 2020
Good quiz. Could you accept North Yemen for Yemen?
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Level 54
Jan 26, 2020
It wasn't "North Yemen" though, just Yemen.
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Level 71
Jan 15, 2020
History+maps=great quiz.
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Level 62
Jan 19, 2020
Wow record for most amount of nominations for sure! Good quiz!
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Level 71
Jan 20, 2020
Good quiz. You should give the city states the zoomable-circle tag though
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Level 80
Jan 20, 2020
When I type "USA", I get credit for the American Occupation Zone. Was that really part of the USA? If so, I think we should have kept it.
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Level 49
Jan 21, 2020
Why? It had no use for the USA and it would look bad if the USA still had it. It probably wouldn't even be properly funded, look at Puerto Rico.
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Level 71
Jan 29, 2020
What about Puerto Rico? Receiving millions in aid that the corrupt Puerto Rican government steals? Or how about the warehouses full of aid that was sent after the hurricane but never distributed (video of that just went viral last week). The corrupt mayor claiming they didn't get any help from USA while standing in front of pallets of it. Yes, it's so horrible getting free stuff from the USA without being subject to the same laws or scrutiny. Maybe if Puerto Rico actually became a state their government wouldn't have been able to leave the people without the aid and money that was sent to help. Maybe people should put the blame where it belongs and try to cure themselves of TDS. Why should the USA contribute any more than we did for a territory that doesn't want to be a state?
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Level 73
Mar 2, 2020
I'm pretty sure Puerto Rico voted several times to be a state, there is even a bill introduced in the senate towards it. Washington politicans (mostly R) blocking it, not Puerto Ricans.
Also: The debate about help for Puerto Rico after the Hurricane was about scale and sufficiency. If you start looking in the actual complaints and problems, you will see, that the aid dispatched was way to low and the US Government then misled about it, to avoid further tranches.
And also, in case you are not aware of it: The phrase "I saw a viral video" does not increase credibility. In fact, it might just do the opposite.
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Level 47
May 14, 2020
From what ive heard, its the puerto rican government blocking it, not washington.
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Level 83
Jan 20, 2020
A real eye opener, nice quiz!!
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Level 82
Jan 20, 2020
There's so few of them! We've almost three times the countries these days.
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Level 78
Feb 1, 2020
Yes, geography was much easier when I was young.
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Level 81
Jan 20, 2020
78% of people got all the answers. There's hope for geography and history knowledge after all.
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Level 46
Mar 6, 2020
Only 59.6% now.
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Level 47
Apr 20, 2020
Still pretty good. A lot of people don't even know what stuff like the Vatican City, Monaco, or San Marino are. And definitely not that Newfoundland was a country. Thanks HOI4 for that! Edit* I now realize Newfoundland was on the other history map quiz.
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Level 68
Jan 20, 2020
100%! Great quiz! Got stumped a few times but I got there!!
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Level 56
Jan 21, 2020
First rate. Great quiz!
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Level 48
Jan 22, 2020
Where did Newfoundland go?
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Level 54
Jan 22, 2020
Newfoundland lost dominium status in 1934.
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Level 66
Mar 2, 2020
dominion* :)
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Level 56
Jan 22, 2020
Tibet?
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Level 15
Jan 23, 2020
It was in fact independent but a lot of countries said it still belongs to Republic of China
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Level 74
Jan 25, 2020
By which you must mean that, really, NO ONE acknowledged the existence of such a 'country' ;)
Long gone are the glory days of Kingdom of Tibet. If the British would have gone ahead with their ambitions of annexing the place like it was the Crimean peninsula, things might have been different. In which way? So many theories to throw around.
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Level 49
Jul 1, 2020
Tibet was just as much independent as Nepal was. It's not fair to count Nepal and not Tibet.
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Level 53
Jan 22, 2020
Lebanon probably should be on this list. It was independent for the most part when the French Mandate ended in 1943. That's when the international community and the country recognized Lebanese independence. While some soldiers were still present, the French really did not control national policy anymore or maintain control of the country.
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Level 68
Jan 22, 2020
Great quiz! The number of countries to guess really shows how much things have changed.
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Level 33
Jan 23, 2020
Great quiz, or as people of Britain of the time might say, 'Smashing!' :D
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Level 77
Jan 23, 2020
Surprisingly easy. I thought there would have been a lot more obscure now defunct kingdoms and states.
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Level 70
Jan 24, 2020
Both DPRK and ROK still consider August 15, 1945 as independence day. Although the USSR and USA occupied Korea, the entirety of Korea was independent and sovereign, each portion with its own Korean leader (Rhee and Kim). Neither the US nor USSR would have called Korea a part of it as the British or French empires (for example) would have of their colonies.
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Level 33
Mar 2, 2020
I will report that there was a bug on germany that i guessed it and didn't show up. Thanks.
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Level 47
Mar 2, 2020
There was no Germany as a whole in 1945. After WWII it was split into 4 parts, controlled by USSR, USA, UK and France. Hence you need to get these four countries in order each part to show up.
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Level 46
Mar 2, 2020
I'm surprised I got all of them. Fun quiz!
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Level 50
Mar 2, 2020
So much easier to get Africa completed this way lmao
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Level 45
Mar 2, 2020
Yup true
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Level 45
Mar 2, 2020
Got Liberia
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Level 45
Mar 2, 2020
Wow I never realized that Belgium had colonized that much.
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Level 28
Mar 2, 2020
Tibet was not a part of China in 1945 They invaded after
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Level 62
Mar 2, 2020
I'm giving a five star rating!
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Level 43
Mar 2, 2020
Lit quiz. 100% first try.<3
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Level 53
Mar 3, 2020
Please accept CSSR for Czechoslovakia
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Level 53
Mar 3, 2020
I should have googled first. CSSR was formed later in 1948.
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Level 65
Mar 4, 2020
I was typing in countries and then suddenly I had finished!
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Level 24
Mar 4, 2020
Thank you HOI4!
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Level 51
Mar 26, 2020
It's so satisfying to see the big empires fill in.
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Level 68
Apr 15, 2020
Tibet was an independent country at the time, it was only annexed in 1951
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Level 19
Apr 20, 2020
This might sound dumb, but I thought Bhutan was independent but only as a protected state. Correct me if I’m wrong
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Level 19
Apr 20, 2020
Wait never mind what I said to my other comment
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Level 48
Jun 10, 2020
Fun! :)
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Level 49
Jun 24, 2020
May I use this map for a quiz?
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Level 70
Aug 9, 2020
Tibet still existed in 1945. Communist China invaded in the early 1950s after winning the Civil War in 1949.
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Level 32
Aug 14, 2020
have a good day the 3% that missed USSR!
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Level 47
Sep 10, 2020
Persia for Iran? That is what it was called back then.
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Level 30
Oct 23, 2020
Can't believe I forgot Monaco