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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: January 21, 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
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level 68
May 7, 2019
Nice, got the grey cells working
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level 46
Jul 26, 2019
I can’t believe I forgot Yemen
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level 43
Sep 14, 2019
got all of them on my first try
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level 70
Dec 23, 2019
Great :)
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level 29
Dec 29, 2019
Amazing quiz, wish we had more like this on Jetpunk.
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level 60
Jan 10, 2020
Good quiz. Could you accept North Yemen for Yemen?
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level 53
Jan 26, 2020
It wasn't "North Yemen" though, just Yemen.
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level 68
Jan 15, 2020
History+maps=great quiz.
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level 61
Jan 19, 2020
Wow record for most amount of nominations for sure! Good quiz!
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level 66
Jan 20, 2020
Good quiz. You should give the city states the zoomable-circle tag though
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level 78
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 44
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 81
Jan 20, 2020
A real eye opener, nice quiz!!
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level 83
Jan 20, 2020
There's so few of them! We've almost three times the countries these days.
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level 77
Feb 1, 2020
Yes, geography was much easier when I was young.
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level 76
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 66
Jan 20, 2020
100%! Great quiz! Got stumped a few times but I got there!!
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level 55
Jan 21, 2020
First rate. Great quiz!
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level 46
Jan 22, 2020
Where did Newfoundland go?
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level 52
Jan 22, 2020
Newfoundland lost dominium status in 1934.
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level 46
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 72
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 43
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 66
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 78
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 69
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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