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European countries that were not occupied in World War II

Try to remember all nine European countries that were not occupied by other country during World War II.
Last updated: February 05, 2017
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Attacked by Soviet Union
Finland
Attacked by Germany
United Kingdom
Attacked by Germany
Soviet Union
Neutral country
Andorra
Neutral country
Ireland
Neutral country
Liechtenstein
Neutral country
Portugal
Neutral country
Spain
Neutral country
Sweden
Neutral country
Switzerland
Neutral country
Turkey
Neutral country
Vatican city
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level 17
Mar 17, 2013
An interesting quiz. While Turkey's position within Europe is so-and-so, I think it's only fair to include it. But a few unoccupied and decidedly European countries are missing from this list. The principalities of Andorra and Liechtenstein remained neutral and unoccupied throughout the war. Vatican City also professed neutrality and was unoccupied, even when rest of the city of Rome was under occupation. (Monaco professed neutrality but was occupied first by Italy and then by Germany, and San Marino, while neutral, didn't escape the conflict and was briefly under Allied occupation.)
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level 54
Apr 23, 2017
I don't, the vast majority of Turkey is in the Middle East and that very tiny part that's in Europe was stolen from the Byzantines. The only reason they were allowed into NATO was because of their proximity to Russia during the Cuban middle crisis and other parts of the Cold War . In fact if you ask a European if they consider Turkey to be part of European culture very often they will tell you no.
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level 24
Feb 8, 2018
being European, I consider everything above Istanbul part of Europe. But the remaining parts of Turkey are not like European culture
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level 46
Mar 17, 2013
Thanks for comment TAT. I originally decided not to include these minor countries, but I added those (three) now.
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level 11
Apr 8, 2014
Uk INVADED BY GERMANY?? hardly a fair statement old bean! they occupied jersey , an island off the coast but were quickly sent packing, lederhosen in hand! not exactly representative of the uk being invaded. Good man, change this nonsense, else you'll be hearing from mr churchill and take a kick in your gentleman's area for good measure!
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level 46
Apr 8, 2014
I dont speak English too well, but in my language invade means also that country attacks to other country trying to occupy it. This is what Germany made to UK and USSR and USSR made to Finland. This quiz gives a big credit for UK, USSR and Finland that were only countries in Europe (from countries at war) that were not occupied in WWII. But I'm always ready to take a little bit kickboxing with good old Winston.
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level 39
Sep 20, 2014
Cyprus? Malta? Iceland?
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level 49
Dec 19, 2014
They weren't independent countries during the war. Malta and Cyprus were British colonies and Iceland was occupied once by the UK and then by the USA.
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level 34
Apr 8, 2017
And by Denmark
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level 14
Aug 17, 2015
Lol, Switzerland was indeed "neutral". And while they were o so neutral, they were enriching themselves by playing banker for the nazis. There are certain chemicals found in the gold, which are corresponding with chemicals found in golden teeth of Jews. When the nazis were defeated, there was no one left to claim their money and Switzerland still has it. Well played, i'd say..
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level 46
Aug 23, 2015
Yeah, And I have seen videos where there is train full of jews going to consentration camp. In the video there is painted three crowns in wall of every carriage...the symbol of neutral Sweden. They had made the trains for Germans. its hard to be absolutely neutral in those situations, but still they were officially neutral. Actually example Finland was also neutral until USSR attacked here. After that it was quite impossible to be anywhere else but the same side with Germany.
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level 54
Apr 23, 2017
And most people in Switzerland are Swiss German so there you go.
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level 35
May 31, 2016
Just by the way, it says in the instructions all '9' countries that were unoccupied when there are 12 listed
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level 39
Jan 31, 2017
Malta was also never invaded, although it was regularly bombed.
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level 46
Feb 5, 2017
Malta wasn't independent country during WWII. It was part of UK until 1964.
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level 34
Jun 19, 2017
Malta was attacked, but never occupied. Large portions of the Soviet Union were occupied, even if the entire country was not. Also, Iceland is generally considered a part of Europe.
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level 64
Dec 6, 2017
neither Malta nor Iceland were countries back then
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level 45
May 17, 2018
Iceland was occupied by the UK and then the USA. Even though they were occupying to protect the island, it still counts as an occupation.