Modern-Day Countries of the British Empire in 1921

With the help of a map, can you name the modern-day-countries whose current territory was part of the British Empire in 1921?
Including Dominions
Not including Hong Kong
Quiz by IAB
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Last updated: March 29, 2020
First submittedJune 1, 2019
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Country
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Bhutan
Botswana
Brunei
Cameroon
Canada
Country
Cyprus
Dominica
Egypt
Eswatini
Fiji
Gambia
Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
India
Iraq
Ireland
Country
Israel
Jordan
Jamaica
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Lesotho
Libya
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Country
Mauritius
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
New Zealand
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Qatar
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
Country
St. Vincent and the
Grenadines
Samoa
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Country
Tanzania
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Vanuatu
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
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Level 72
Jun 8, 2019
Missed Seychelles....
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Level 55
Jun 8, 2019
Fixed
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Level 49
Jun 21, 2019
You should add Hong Kong.
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Level 35
Aug 16, 2019
I agree.
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Level 58
Aug 17, 2019
Jetpunk does not recognize it as a sovereign country.
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Level 58
Sep 10, 2019
China then.
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Level 71
Mar 11, 2020
Yeah, why not include China but just add a small dot on the map, like you did for Mauritania?
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Level 78
Mar 24, 2020
Mauritania?
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Level 37
Apr 12, 2020
It is part of china before 1841 and after 1997 so it is technically part of china
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Level 56
Aug 16, 2019
Literally every country's history class: And this was the point in our history when we were part of the British empire.
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Level 56
Aug 16, 2019
Ok, maybe not every country, but you get the point.
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Level 57
Apr 21, 2020
i thought about this and im pretty sure my area has never been British.. But American. technically.

its Bavaria btw

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Level 55
Jun 29, 2020
@EpiCon - but the UK did occupy part of Germany so technically it still counts.
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Level 79
Jul 16, 2020
British history classes: okay so we had an Empire at one point, it's shown in pink on the map... aaand let's move swiftly on to Henry VIII's six wives
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Level 50
Sep 5, 2019
got cyprus with 11 seconds
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Level 71
Jan 31, 2021
Britain still owns 2 parts of the island, one of which has a monastery dedicated to cats.
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Level 45
Feb 3, 2021
Yeah, the Akrotiri and Dhekelia areas in Cyprus are an interesting thing to research, it does seem fascinating.
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Level 72
Sep 29, 2019
just as the small chunks of Libya and Cameroon warrant inclusion of those countries so China should be included for Hong Kong and Wei Hei Wei
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Level 70
Sep 29, 2019
I almost didn't see The Gambia
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Level 65
Nov 21, 2019
I had a hard time telling apart some countries from screen dirt...
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Level 83
Mar 24, 2020
same here
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Level 66
Mar 25, 2020
Almost missed the tiny bit of Cameroon
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Level 59
Apr 13, 2020
If you click on the map, it zooms in. Difficult to miss individual countries then.
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Level 52
Nov 27, 2020
The Gambia refuses to identify as a piece of screen dirt.
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Level 48
Oct 10, 2019
This quiz is great! how has this not been starred yet!
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Level 69
Feb 24, 2020
Yeah agreed about China. I understand not including Hong Kong as a country, but if you are going with Jetpunk's list of countries, then Hong Kong is part of China, meaning that part of China was definitely in the British Empire.
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Level 71
Mar 11, 2020
I'll admit I'm not exactly an expert in Bhutanese history, but I don't think Bhutan was ever a full British colony. I did a quick google search, and all it says is that Britain had control of Bhutan's foreign affairs for a while, which I don't think should count. Anybody care to chime in to clear things up for me?
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Level 68
Mar 24, 2020
This! History of Bhutan is quite complicated but even if it was a protectorate, it certainly was never part of the British Empire. Bhutan has simply never been invaded, occupied and therefore colonized, by any country. Britain and the crown did not rule nor administrate Bhutan. The case of Bhutan is a bit similar to what happened to China during colonial ages.
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Level 59
Apr 13, 2020
Not all the territories on this quiz were colonies, the Empire didn't consist purely of colonies.
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Level 80
Mar 15, 2020
This is also a decent map of the Commonwealth.
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Level 67
Mar 23, 2020
I think Tonga does not belong here. The British only controlled their foreign relations. Their sovereignty was never handed to Britain.
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Level 78
Mar 24, 2020
After the latest update the circles for St. Vincent and Grenada are switched. Grenada should be more south.
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Level 57
Mar 24, 2020
I thought I was going crazy! I nearly missed it because of this, Grenada was my last country because I typed St Lucia, St Vincent, and St Kitts all in one streak and knew Grenada was lit up.
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Level 67
Mar 24, 2020
Not too hard (because of the map) but I like it (because of the map).
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Level 74
Mar 24, 2020
If the Falklands are on the map, shouldn't Gibraltar also show up?
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Level 55
Mar 24, 2020
Gibraltar is way too small to appear on the map.
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Level 68
Mar 26, 2020
Size does not matter here, otherwise there would not be Nauru on the list which has roughly the same size as Gibraltar. :-P
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Level 59
Apr 12, 2020
Yeah but Nauru has illuminated waters so it doesn't seem invisible.
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Level 64
Mar 25, 2020
#IABisthebestquizmaker

Change My Mind

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Level 58
Mar 25, 2020
Hong Kong (China) should be included too. It is way more important and popular than some barren land in Libya
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Level 65
Mar 26, 2020
Grenada and Saint Vincent are the wrong way around
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Level 26
Mar 26, 2020
So that's why all of those tiny countries exist...
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Level 58
Apr 5, 2020
Grenada and St Vincent are swapped I think
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Level 53
Apr 12, 2020
Cool that this has been featured now!
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Level 62
Apr 12, 2020
No one complains about Ireland? Then I will.

Republic of Ireland was de facto independent since 1919, and the recognition by the UK came exactly in 1921.

Therefore, I'd suggest to have it taken out (or at least put a "disputed" disclaimer).

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Level 45
Nov 2, 2020
This quiz is based in 1921 and the Anglo-Irish treaty was signed on December 6th, and it transitioned to a self governing dominion in 1922, and since there is a caveat including dominions, Ireland still counts even then. Ireland gained full independence in the 30's.
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Level 56
Apr 12, 2020
Weren't Oman, UAE and Kuwait just protectorates? Would they count?
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Level 59
Apr 13, 2020
The description at the top of the page says nothing about protectorates or any other category of territory, other than modern day countries that were part of the Empire. So yes, protectorates do count.
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Level 74
Apr 12, 2020
Ionian Islands (Greece) were ruled by the UK from 1815 to 1864.
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Level 58
Apr 12, 2020
In *1921*
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Level 45
Apr 12, 2020
Whew! 23 seconds left! Great quiz, by the way.
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Level 66
Apr 13, 2020
Great quiz, like the others, I think that China should be included on account of Hong Kong, especially where a section of Libya was included in the quiz. My 2c, but otherwise I really enjoyed the quiz.
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Level 43
Apr 13, 2020
Nice, 69/70. I missed Samoa.
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Level 74
Apr 13, 2020
This is a great quiz, IAB! Interesting to see the north to south swath through Africa.
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Level 76
Apr 14, 2020
"cape to cairo"
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Level 52
Apr 14, 2020
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada have switched places.
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Level 46
Apr 15, 2020
Agh, didn't see the islands in the Indian ocean. And Malta.
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Level 61
Apr 15, 2020
Didn't know if it was dirty on my screen or islands lol
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Level 33
Apr 17, 2020
saint vincent and grenadines and grenada are in wrong places
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2020
3% of people didn't get the UK... great job!
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Level 51
Jun 5, 2020
lol
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Level 37
Jun 25, 2020
69/70 noice.
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Level 55
Jun 29, 2020
Beautiful, what a sight to behold.
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Level 57
Jul 9, 2020
Please remove Bhutan.
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Level 57
Jul 20, 2020
Why?
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Level 41
Sep 27, 2020
Why is the thumbnail Nicolas II of RUSSIA?? Nice quiz doe
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Level 55
Sep 27, 2020
That's King George V.
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Level 53
Feb 22, 2021
Lmao
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Level 55
Oct 2, 2020
Great quiz. Such a glorious map.

Could someone redo this quiz including all territories that were once part of the Empire. Seems a bit unusual to put a date on it.

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Level 47
Oct 5, 2020
The Sun never sets on the British Empire.
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Level 60
Nov 4, 2020
Got all on the first try.
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Level 50
Dec 7, 2020
Geez U.K., you tried ruling every country???
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Level 53
Feb 22, 2021
I GOT 100 PERCENT. Almost missed Dominica, had to look at the country list.
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Level 57
Mar 2, 2021
Everyone's going on about Hong Kong, while I'm wondering why Bhutan was included, but not Nepal. Both countries had a rather weird relationship with the British Empire... so it's always the sources you base your quiz on who dictate whether they should be included, but never did I encounter one where one but not the other was