Countries of the World in a Spinning Globe

There's a new version of this quiz with more frames: click here to see it!
How many countries can y... wait, the map is spinning! Can you still name every country before the time runs out? As you answer, the map will be filled in.

For Firefox users: the animation may not work properly when looking at the quiz, but it should work fine when you start the quiz. If it still doesn't show the animation properly, consider using a different browser like Chrome.
Use the common, English name. Has to be a sovereign nation, so Scotland and England don't count, etc...
You can click the map to zoom
Animated using CSS. Maps created using Python. Map data from NaturalEarth. More info in the comments.
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Last updated: November 13, 2020
First submittedSeptember 19, 2020
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Europe
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City
Asia
Afghanistan
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Cyprus
East Timor
Georgia
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
North Korea
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Yemen
Africa
Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Republic of the Congo
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
North America
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Canada
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela
 
Oceania
Australia
Federated States of
Micronesia
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Nauru
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
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Level 66
Sep 30, 2020
Update Sep21: I made the map bigger and added Andorra on the map. I've also tidied up the CSS a bit (there should be no visible changes). There is now a warning for Firefox users, since that browser doesn't seem to like this animation (thanks GeoPhilia for the heads up!)

Update Sep30: I modified the CSS and now mousing over a country on the results page should always show the correct name. Problems with Firefox should also be fixed.

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Level 66
Nov 13, 2020
Update Nov13: The better version with a 36-frame animation is finished! You can find it here.
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Level 66
Sep 19, 2020
Hey there! Thanks for taking (I hope!) my latest quiz, "Countries of the World in a Spinning Globe". This took a relatively long time to make, as I had to re-do the SVG a couple times to fine-tune the quiz the way I wanted it. The final result is a six-frame animation with an orthographic map projection (originally I wanted to make it 36 frames, but I couldn't figure out how to reduce the file size enough to upload it to JetPunk).

As this is more of a proof-of-concept quiz, there are some errors: for example, some countries do not appear when near the edge of the projection, and mousing over a country on the results page will, most of the times, not give the correct answer. These are known problems that came up during the testing phase, but I can't do much to fix them. The "Show missing countries" feature is also incompatible with this quiz, unfortunately.

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Level 66
Sep 19, 2020
As I said in the caveats, this quiz was animated using CSS, while the projections were made using Python and the Cartopy package. If you would like to know more, post a comment: if I see there's some interest, I can make a tutorial-style blog on how I made this quiz!

As usual, any feedback is appreciated, be it "it's spinning too fast!" or "it's spinning too slow!" or "I don't like the type of projection". Cheers!

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Level 57
Sep 21, 2020
You can still do 36 frames, but you would need help of Stewart for it, as being admin, he can upload files larger than the JetPunk size limit.
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Level 66
Sep 21, 2020
Yep, I considered asking Stewart since with admin privileges he could also modify the Javascript to make the "Show missing countries" feature work, but since I don't use Discord I put off contacting him. I'll try to get the 36-frames SVG ready (it lags my computer a bit) and then ask him on the subreddit (or see if he posts a comment here)
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Level 79
Sep 19, 2020
This is great! Fun way to fill in the map in an unusual order. Speed seemed perfect to me.
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Level 66
Sep 19, 2020
Thanks for your feedback!
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Level 61
Sep 19, 2020
It spins the wrong way. Otherwise excellent.
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Level 66
Sep 20, 2020
You're absolutely correct, but I think it's nicer to look at this way. It's probably just me though. Still, thanks for the comment!
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Level 35
Sep 20, 2020
One of the best quiz I found this three last months, I think. Excellent! I don't know what to write, it's just awesome! Congratulations! Nominated, sure!
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Level 66
Sep 20, 2020
Too kind! Thank you
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Level 57
Sep 20, 2020
Nice quiz, but sadly, it doesn't work on Mozilla Firefox for me...
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Level 66
Sep 20, 2020
I just checked and you're right, it doesn't seem to be working correctly on Firefox, some frames don't appear. I will try and look into what's causing this issue. It works fine Chrome (both desktop and mobile)
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Level 66
Sep 21, 2020
I spent an hour or so debugging the CSS before noticing that when you're actually taking the quiz (so after having clicked the "Start Quiz" button) the animation works, though it's a bit choppier than on Chrome. I suppose you saw the animation not working and didn't start the quiz, right?

In any case, the animation not working properly before the start is, I think, due to Firefox not displaying CSS transitions when they take up less than half the page. I found very little literature on this on the internet, but if you keep moving the mouse you can see the animation working fine.

So, to reiterate: the animation works (at least for me) on Firefox, but you have to actually start the quiz (or keep moving the mouse, haha!)

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Level 57
Sep 21, 2020
I did start the quiz, and it was still not working for me. But yeah, on Chrome, it works perfectly fine!
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Level 66
Sep 21, 2020
Huh that's weird, for me it works as intended even on Firefox. Does moving the mouse around make the animation work for you?
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Level 70
Sep 20, 2020
Beautiful quiz! Nommed :D
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Level 67
Sep 23, 2020
Love it! 11:13 left
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Level 35
Oct 1, 2020
I can't understand how this quiz doesn't have more nominations. It's true that 11 noms is great, but this quiz is excellent!
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Level 66
Oct 1, 2020
Maybe it's because I don't ask for them, and I haven't promoted this quiz anywhere. In any case, I'm still working on the SVG for the 36-frames version of this quiz
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Level 35
Oct 4, 2020
Excellent idea! Yes, probably. I find sad the fact that a quiz will be popular because of its promotion...
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Level 53
Oct 6, 2020
Amazing work!

Ideas - Make a superfast version with more frames.

Random Countries highlighted/merged/missing on the spinning globe.

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Level 66
Oct 6, 2020
A 36-frame version SVG is being made right now! Although it will require Stewart's help to be uploaded. As for all the other quizzes you mentioned, I thought about making them too we'll see
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Level 51
Oct 25, 2020
Wow!!! This is amazing. However, you can bypass the 600kb filesize limit, you have to ask Stewart to do it for you. The easiest way is to join the JetPunk Discord and send him the svg file and add him as a collaborator and ask him to do upload it to the quiz, or (I think?) you might be able to DM him on Reddit, though I'm not sure about that option. This is how I was able to upload a 604 kb map onto one of my quizzes.
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Level 66
Oct 25, 2020
Thanks! I've already got in touch with Stewart, since he's asked me to help out with the Italian translation of JetPunk, so when the SVG is ready I don't think there's going to be any problem reaching him. I still have to finish the SVG though! The island nations and polynesia in particular are a little problematic, especially adding the light-water (which I have to do by hand basically). Glad you liked the quiz!