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Countries Closest to the US

Name the countries which are geographically closest to the United States.
  • As the crow flies - distances estimated
  • Not counting overseas territories of the US or other countries
  • Quiz by relessness - Sep 27, 2016
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level 37
Mar 13, 2014
How did I forget Russia?
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level 43
Oct 1, 2014
I'm asking the same question to myself ! I was like "What can be 2m. from the USA ??" and then I saw the answers ... How did I forgot Russia ????
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level 58
May 29, 2015
I know, right? And I could totally see it from my house, too.
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level 42
Oct 30, 2015
@Kinjapan Sarah Palin is that you?
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level 34
Apr 13, 2014
Shouldn't Trinidad & Tobago be on the list?
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level 23
Nov 15, 2015
just what I was thinking...
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level 27
Sep 3, 2016
trinidad and tobago is nearer guyana and venezuela
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level 47
May 2, 2014
Got Kiribati at the very last second! I was wondering for a looooong time which country was only 2miles away...almost forgot good old Russia!
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level 39
May 12, 2014
18/21 i didn't put Kiribati Venezuela and Columbia! :(
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level 43
Aug 29, 2016
Columbia has nothing to do with this... Colombia on the other hand...
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level 78
May 20, 2014
Whoa. I always thought Barbados was somewhere around the Bahamas and Bermuda. - Silly me forgot about Jamaica :/
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level 37
Apr 2, 2016
Barbados is fairly close to the Bahamas, not right around the corner, though, and Bermuda is way out in the Atlantic Ocean.
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level 37
Apr 2, 2016
Whoops! Thought Barbados and the Bahamas were bit closer!
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level 27
Jul 27, 2014
tobago is closer to puerto rico than kiribati to hawaii
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level 45
Oct 27, 2014
Distance from Puerto Rico doesn't count. Puerto Rico is a territory of the U.S., but it isn't actually part of the U.S. I believe there is a quiz like this out there that counts territories.
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level 23
Aug 11, 2014
Dominica, saint lucia, saint christophe and grenadines, france, trinidad and tobago ????
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level 42
Oct 6, 2014
damn Kiribati..never knew it was so close
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level 33
Oct 24, 2014
So happy that I got Kiribati on first try lol... yet I managed to miss Domican Republic and some other easy answers...
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level 26
Oct 25, 2014
Belize?
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level 32
Nov 6, 2014
I was wondering that too.
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level 67
Dec 2, 2014
Belize is one of the answers already at ~500 mi
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level 39
Nov 15, 2014
Barbados? Grenada? St Lucia? St Vincent? Dominica? all these are in the Caribbean sea, and you have Japan and Kiribati? Still, somehow, 100%. like the quiz but please check on these.
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level 39
Nov 15, 2014
And Trinidad. Iceland before Japan
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level 67
Dec 2, 2014
All distances from distancefromto.net and in miles. Caribbean locations from Miami, FL. St. Kitts = 1262 Antigua = 1324 St. Lucia = 1491 St. Vincent = 1506 Grenada = 1532 Barbados = 1598 Trinidad = 1620 versus Kiribati to Hawaii = 1252 Japan to Alaska is pretty hard to pinpoint but when you look how far west the Aleutian Islands go and how far northeast some of Japan's smaller islands are, it's pretty clear they are around 1300 miles.
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level 67
Dec 2, 2014
Meanwhile Iceland is over 2300 miles away from Maine...Japan is much, much closer to Alaska.
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level 49
Oct 15, 2016
Japan is close to Alaska. Kiribati is close to Hawaii.
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level 51
Dec 3, 2014
Bermuda (UK) is definitely closer than many countries on this list. Then again, if you are including protectorates, I suppose Puerto Rico, would have to be included as part of the US.
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level 61
Nov 30, 2016
Cayman Islands (UK) are even closer. And Aruba (Netherlands) and Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) should also make the list.
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level 26
Mar 22, 2018
Aruba has dissolved its relationship with the Netherlands. It is an entirely independent nation.
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level 67
Apr 21, 2018
Aruba is not a fully independent state but an independent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as are Curacao, Sint Maarten and the Netherlands itself. It's a bit like England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland in the UK.
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level 23
Dec 16, 2014
LOL I can't believe Karibati was my second guess! Quite glad you included that though. It'll stump many people!
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level 62
Jan 27, 2015
Missed Saint Kitts. Damn it.
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level 57
Feb 4, 2015
I can't believe I got Kiribati but not Japan.
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level 22
May 29, 2015
well, japan is on the other side of a ocean so it would be logical to rule that one out
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level 37
Mar 22, 2018
I missed Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama and Japan because I thought that I had already typed them in. *facepalm*
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level 32
Feb 15, 2015
20/21. forgot antigua and barbuda!
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level 8
Mar 3, 2015
Technically, Denmark should be on this list because it has ownership of Greenland
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level 69
Sep 11, 2016
Technically this quiz doesn't include overseas territories. So no.
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level 39
Nov 25, 2016
So, what's Guadeloupe doing here?
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level 50
Nov 28, 2016
Guadeloupe is an overseas region, quite different from territory.
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level 59
Dec 27, 2016
Guadeloupe and other French places like St. Pierre et Miquelon and Guiana are as much in France as Paris is.
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level 48
Jan 8, 2017
Wow, there's some serious pedantry going on here.
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level 56
Apr 28, 2015
I thought of Kiribati, but forgot Japan and Antigua. I should have thought of them.
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level 58
May 29, 2015
Hey, I'm just asking this because I'm curious if there is some reason these don't count, but can you explain why St. Lucias, St. Vincent, and Trinadad aren't on this list? They are between Venezuela and the U.S., so there must be some other reason they aren't being counted, right?
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level 59
May 29, 2015
They're just too far east. I thought the same thing at first, but look at a map and you can see they're quite a ways off.
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level 58
May 29, 2015
Would never have guessed France, since no overseas territories were included. If Guadeloupe qualifies, then I feel the same as others in that Greenland/Denmark (among others) should qualify. Is there something special about Guadeloupe that sets it apart from other European overseas territories?
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level 74
May 29, 2015
Guadeloupe and Martinique are to France what Hawaii and Alaska are to the USA. They are not overseas "territories", but departments.
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level 48
Feb 19, 2017
In that case surely The Netherlands must be on this list, as the BES-islands (Bonaire, St. Eustachius, Saba) are as much a part of The Netherlands as Amsterdam. Not to be confused with Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten, which aren't.
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level 35
Feb 24, 2017
i think that france should be there because of french polynesia.
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level 58
Mar 22, 2018
tchockolate has a point, St Eustatius, Saba and Bonaire are an integral part of the Netherlands and the first two would definitely qualify.
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level 17
May 29, 2015
What about St. Maartian St.Pierre and the UK virgin islands?
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level 57
May 29, 2015
I got Kiribati, but for some reason I forget Jamaica on every quiz I take.
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level 70
May 29, 2015
French St Martin is closer than Guadeloupe, 1944 km / 1208 miles away. For the list of bits of France outside European France, see here.
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level 74
May 29, 2015
St Martin is an overseas territory, while Guadeloupe is a department (and a region).
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level 70
Jun 1, 2015
St Martin is not a territory. It is an "overseas collectivity", as is French Polynesia, St Pierre and Miquelon and 2 others. France has just two territories, French Southern and Antarctic Lands in the southern Indian Ocean, and Clipperton Island in the Pacific.
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level 74
Aug 17, 2015
Yes, that's the official name of those "territories", but what I mean is that they are more like dependencies of France than constituent parts of it, and in the same time, they have got more autonomy. The five overseas departments have the same laws, the same fiscality, the same social security, than those of the mainland.
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level 35
May 29, 2015
Wouldn't done better but forgot about the Caribbean islands.
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level 56
Aug 4, 2016
Oops!
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level 49
May 30, 2015
I think a swath of the Caribbean was just forgotten. I call bs on some of the justification.
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level 49
Oct 15, 2016
Look at a map.
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level 42
May 31, 2015
Change description to "not counting overseas territories except for Guadeloupe".
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level 74
May 31, 2015
"except for Guadeloupe, Hawaii and Alaska" Sheesh
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level 44
Jan 26, 2017
they are states...
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level 41
May 18, 2017
Hawaii and Alaska are states...not oversee territories
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level 45
Apr 22, 2017
Guadeloupe is not a territory.
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level 45
Apr 22, 2017
"Guadeloupe is an insular region of France located in the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Administratively, it is an overseas region consisting of a single overseas department." - Wikepedia
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level 41
May 18, 2017
"Guadeloupe, a French overseas territory, is an island group in the southern Caribbean Sea."
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level 54
May 31, 2015
Quote from the question: "not including overseas territories from the US or any other country" and then proceeds to give guadeloupe, an oversea territory of france.
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level 74
Jun 1, 2015
Isn't Hawaii an overseas territory of the US? If you don't think so, then just accept that Guadeloupe is not a "territory" either...
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level 41
May 18, 2017
Hawaii Is a state, guadeloupe is not
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level 74
Oct 25, 2017
No, because France consists of Departements...
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level 35
Jun 11, 2016
Hawaii is closer to the USA then Guadelope is to France, but they both still qualify.
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level 21
Apr 3, 2017
Hawaii is not a territory it is a state
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level 39
Jun 2, 2017
And Guadeloupe is a arrondisement (borough of france)
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level 37
Jun 11, 2017
Read
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level 22
Jun 1, 2015
Forgot Costa Rica: surely not!
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level 31
Jun 2, 2015
missed only one, because the description says it doesn't include overseas parts yet it included a part of France...
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level 49
Oct 15, 2016
It specifically says in the quiz that Guadeloupe is a department of France. It is not an overseas territory.
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level 41
May 18, 2017
No it doesn't....
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level 49
May 18, 2017
If you look at the bottom when you finish the quiz, it says "Guadeloupe is an overseas region not territory."
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level 20
Jul 25, 2015
But Guadeloupe isn't a country. It kind of defeats the whole purpose of countries closest to a country. Its like saying Norway is close to Antarctica because of Bouvet Island. I can understand Alaska and Hawai'i, but Guadeloupe?!
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level 74
Aug 17, 2015
Guadeloupe is a constituent part of France, just like Hawaii for the USA.
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level 37
Jun 11, 2017
Hawaii is a state
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level 72
Jul 21, 2017
^ and thus a constituent part of the United States
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level 45
May 8, 2016
You clearly can't understand Hawaii and Alaska.
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level 58
Jul 26, 2015
the methodology is as transparent as mud
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level 55
Jun 13, 2017
Clear enough to me!
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level 47
Aug 31, 2015
is guadeloupe not an overseas territory
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level 21
Apr 3, 2017
no it is a state like hawaii is to usa
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level 37
Jun 11, 2017
No the quiz clearly states at the bottom that Guadeloupe is a Overseas Region of France. At least some people know that Hawaii is a state.
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level 45
Oct 3, 2015
I thought territories were not included?
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level 58
Oct 3, 2015
Apparently Guadelope isn't a territory, it's "an overseas region of France and is legally the same as regions of Metropolitan France."
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level 58
Oct 3, 2015
But seriously, if this was cut down to 20 answers, there be half as many bad comments
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level 48
Oct 12, 2015
Yeah maybe you're right. Half of the comments are complaints about Guadeloupe.
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level 55
Oct 3, 2015
St. Kitts and Nevis = Saint Kitts and Nevis
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level 10
Oct 3, 2015
Saint Kitts of Nevis is accepted already
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level 10
Oct 3, 2015
*and, not of
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level 22
Oct 26, 2015
Why is Guadeloupe included if the instructions specifically state no overseas territories of the USA or other countries.
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level 45
May 8, 2016
Like it has already been explaines in a lot of comments, Guadeloupe is not an overseas territory, it's just a regular part of France, the same way Alaska and Hawaii are aprt of the USA.
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level 63
Jul 21, 2017
Ah, the normalization of colonialism.
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level 14
Oct 27, 2015
I FORGOT RUSSIA DAMN THERES A WATER BORDER WITH ALASKA
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level 41
Oct 30, 2015
It says: Not counting overseas territories of the US or other countries and yet you added France (Guadaloupe)
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level 48
Oct 30, 2015
;(
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level 69
Sep 11, 2016
As has been discussed elsewhere: Just as Alaska and Hawaii are integral territory of the USA, but Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands are not, France has similar distinctions between areas it controls that are non-contiguous. Thus Guadeloupe and French Guiana are part of France itself, whilst, for example, St Pierre et Miquelon is not.
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level 39
Aug 22, 2017
READ!
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level 31
Dec 9, 2015
Puerto Rico is still a country, it is a US protectorate, but still a different flag flies over it. Guadalupe is in the same situation but from France, so I think you have a flutter there. There is also Aruba, Curazao and Bonaire (Netherlands).
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level 45
May 8, 2016
That's because you are wrong, Guadeloupe is not in the same situation. The french flag flies over it, the same way that the french flag flies over Paris.
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level 49
May 18, 2017
That argument really doesn't hold up. Does that mean every state is a country because a different flag flies over it? That wouldn't make much sense. Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, and the United States has full control over it.
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level 31
Dec 9, 2015
what about Iceland?
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level 58
Jan 29, 2016
The distance is more than 2150 miles.
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level 73
Jan 9, 2016
So annoying that the UK-centric world map divides the Pacific so that it's impossible to be able to tell distances across it.
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level 56
Aug 4, 2016
Got them all! Our world map has New Zealand is in the centre, so Pacific questions are easy for us! Hardest one was France, but got it in the end.
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level 69
Sep 11, 2016
Your world map has NZ at the centre? World maps here in Australia put London smack bang in the centre, so that even on our own maps we're a long way from anywhere. Well, apart from you few folks over in NZ.
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level 32
Oct 25, 2017
New Zealand the center of the known world! Love it...
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level 67
Oct 25, 2017
what is really annoying, surprising, bizarre, is that France is there using Guadeloupe as the closest to the USA while St. Pierre and Michelon are seemingly so much closer.
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level 55
Jun 13, 2017
There are plenty of maps where Europe isn't in the middle. Try this one: https://esp.rt.com/actualidad/public_images/2015.01/original/54b51d1272139e19538b45a6.jpg Or this one: http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-E-XChannel/maps/USA-E-XChannel-I.jpg
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level 62
Oct 25, 2017
Even as a European, I like to look at this map now and then. http://mapdesign.icaci.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/MapCarte38_mcarthur_large.png
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level 43
Oct 25, 2017
There's a mainstream world map that puts the Americas in the center.
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level 35
Oct 25, 2017
You need to cut it up somewhere, the spot where the date border is seems most obvious.
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level 58
Oct 25, 2017
And unless it is a map primarily made for sea purposes, it's also pretty intelligent to divide the largest body of water so you have don't have a big “hole” in the middle of your map.
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level 34
Apr 6, 2016
Really surprised by Japan, but it makes so much sense now I think about how close it actually is. The world map just splits the pacific and makes it look like Japan is really far away from the U.S. Good, accurate quiz though!
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level 43
Oct 25, 2017
Does that have something to do with Hawaii? Or is it Alaska?
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level 14
Apr 7, 2016
why not barbados, st Lucia, st Vincent?
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level 49
May 18, 2017
Too far east, I guess
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level 13
Apr 12, 2016
Got Kiribati but not Russia.. XD
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level 32
Jun 19, 2016
completely forgot about russia
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
you can see it from Sarah Palin's backyard!
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level 13
Aug 15, 2016
France? Ugh
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level 48
Oct 25, 2017
st pierre et miquelon im guessing
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level 44
Oct 28, 2017
It says it is because of Guadeloupe
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level 13
Aug 15, 2016
And Kiribati?????? Are you kidding me???
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level 72
Oct 25, 2017
Hawaii and Alaska bring some of these into play.
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level 13
Aug 15, 2016
JAPAN??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU ICELAND IS CLOSER
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level 49
Oct 15, 2016
Look at a map. Iceland is much further from Maine than Japan is from Alaska.
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level 13
Aug 15, 2016
And what about Ecuador,Guyana and suriname?
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level 13
Aug 15, 2016
Lastly,Guadeloupe is not a country
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level 39
Aug 22, 2017
Yes, it is. It is an intrinsic part of a country called France.
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level 72
Oct 25, 2017
No one said Guadaloupe is a country. It is a department of France which is the reason France is on this list. No one said Hawaii and Alaska are countries, either, but they count for US distances just as Guadaloupe counts for the distance from France.
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level 71
Oct 25, 2017
What about Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon? Is it closer to Maine than Guadeloupe is to Florida? Is it a territory or a department?
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level 42
Oct 25, 2017
Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon is a territory
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level 20
Nov 22, 2017
guadelope is an overseas region not an overseas territory so it is offically part of france
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level 48
Aug 15, 2016
Nano898 giving us a nice summary of all the comments so far
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level ∞
Aug 16, 2016
LOL!
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level 13
Aug 19, 2016
See how you get on my capital city quiz: "If you get these right you are literally a genius capital cities" quiz :)
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level 67
Dec 1, 2016
Don't bother taking this quiz unless Nano fixes it. It contains incorrect answers and misspellings.
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level 39
Sep 1, 2016
How can you include Japan and Kiribati and Venezuela but exclude the Netherlands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao?) -- Yet you included France (Guadeloupe)
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level 31
Sep 6, 2016
KIRIBATI?!?!?!
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level 39
May 18, 2017
Yep! KIRIBATI!
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level 51
Nov 15, 2017
hawaii
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level 69
Sep 11, 2016
"All three islands are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, although they remain outside the European Union. Aruba and Curaçao are autonomous, self-governing constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, while Bonaire is a special municipality of the Netherlands proper." - Arguably Bonaire should count, but not Aruba and Curaçao. If Bonaire did, it would be about 1195mi from Florida.
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level 39
Sep 26, 2016
not true! They are all part of the EU and the natives carry EU passports! - And if you can include France, you can very well include the Netherlands.
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level 58
Mar 22, 2018
Saba and St Eustatius are in the same status as Bonaire and more importantly, closer to the US. Intergral part of the Netherlands proper.
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level 49
Oct 15, 2016
Aruba and Curacao are constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Saying they should not count as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is like saying England is not a part of the United Kingdom.
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
Then Greenland should also count, as it is a part of the Danish crown (but autonomous and not part of Denmark itself). I don't think Aruba and Curaçao should count, but Bonaire definitely should.
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level 46
Jan 20, 2018
Why not to count any kind of part of all countries? It would make this otherwise too easy quiz just more fun.
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level 46
Sep 19, 2016
"Not including overseas territories of the USA or other countries" So what's Guadeloupe then? Hm?
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level 48
Sep 19, 2016
An overseas region.
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level 58
Oct 8, 2016
Hahaha :D
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level 33
Oct 25, 2017
good one
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level 42
Oct 25, 2017
Guadeloupe is to France, what Hawaii is to the USA
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level 37
Jan 14, 2018
Hate to break it to you, but Guadeloupe is not a French state.
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level 41
Sep 21, 2016
on the instructions say "Not counting overseas territories of the US or other countries" and still Guadeloupe ( which is an overseas territory of France is included.
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level 44
Sep 21, 2016
Yep, this was weird
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level 49
Oct 15, 2016
Read literally every other comment and try again.
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level 72
Oct 25, 2017
Once more, Guadeloupe is not an overseas territory. It is part of the country of France just as Hawaii is part of the US. If you can understand how Hawaii and Alaska are states of the US but Puerto Rico and Guam are considered territories, then you should be able to understand this.Think of Guadeloupe as one of the states of France, except they don't call them states.
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level 68
Oct 25, 2017
Once more, it is not France. It is Guadaloupe. A simple distinction that "department" does not change.
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level 42
Oct 25, 2017
"department" is to France what "state" is to the USA
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level 39
Nov 23, 2017
Guadeloupe is NOT an overseas territory of France, it is an overseas REGION of France. Substitute States for Region if that makes it easier to understand (Just as Hawaii and Alaska are non- contiguous states of the USA).
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level 54
Jan 30, 2018
Agree. Getting Kiribati and still missing a perfect score first try due to Guadeloupe is a cheapshot.
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level 21
Sep 30, 2016
What about Denmark?
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level 73
Jun 5, 2017
If you're referring to Greenland, it's not close enough. Like the song says, "Canada's Really Big!"
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level 51
Nov 15, 2017
what song? seriously, sounds like a good song I WANNA HEAR IT
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level 26
Oct 5, 2016
Only missed Antigua and Barbuda + France, happy to get Kiribati however.
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level 40
Feb 13, 2018
same here. I also forgot about Antigua & Barbuda, but I would never have guessed France.
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level 39
Oct 12, 2016
Wrong! Quizmaster! St.Pierre and Miquelon 2 islands that have belonged to France for hundreds of years off the coast of Newfoundland are only 548 miles from the Maine border. Every Canadian knows this.
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level 49
Oct 15, 2016
But they're territories. This quiz doesn't include territories.
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level 49
Oct 15, 2016
I have a concern that this quiz is incorrect (and it has nothing to do with Guadeloupe, Kiribati, Iceland, or Japan). Aruba is about the same distance from the US as the Netherlands. If my understanding is correct, Aruba is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; therefore it is not an overseas territory - politically, it's like England is a constituent country of the UK. Because of this, I believe the Kingdom of the Netherlands should be included in this quiz.
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level 39
Dec 22, 2016
Amen. My argument exactly! -
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level 25
Oct 20, 2016
10 seconds left :)
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level 55
Nov 25, 2016
Guadeloupe is an overseas territory...
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level 48
Nov 25, 2016
If you could provide some evidence to that claim I will be more than happy to change the quiz.
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level 53
Dec 22, 2016
"DOESN'T INCLUDE OVERSEAS TERRITORIES" adds guadeloupe in the answers
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level 45
Dec 25, 2016
I forgot that Guadeloupe isn't a territory. It's to France as Hawaii and Alaska are to the USA, therefore qualifying for this. It's annoying me looking at these people relentlessly commenting away, without doing the research to find that Guadeloupe is a department, and not a territory.
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level 54
Oct 25, 2017
It is an overseas department (DOM) whereas those in Europe are just departments. If there is no distinction why doesn't France call it a department (D) like Seine-et-Marne but a departement d'outremer - I mean I am not making up the translation it literally means "overseas department" (DOM) like Martinique?
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level 51
Nov 15, 2017
I am also annoyed by the people complaining about Guadeloupe, however, people really need to stop explaining it by comparing Guadeloupe to Hawaii and Alaska. Hawaii and Alaska are no different from any other U.S. state. They have the same rules and just as much autonomy as any mainland state. Guadeloupe is a department of France, which makes it different and more autonomous than a mainland region of France. It should not be compared to a territory or a state. It's halfway in between.
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level 42
Dec 30, 2016
I think this is unfair to put oversea regions but not oversea territories out because some people don't know what is the difference. (like me)
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
Isn't education and learning one of the main reasons of this site? Now you have a good reason to look it up, it will not take a huge chunk of your lifespan, perhaps a few minutes. Don't be such a tl;dr-generation kid.
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level 21
Jan 13, 2017
I spelt El Salvador "El Savador"
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level 49
Jan 7, 2018
I upvoted your comment just because it's not about Guadeloupe/France.
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level 41
Feb 14, 2017
Recently the overseas territories of the Netherlands have been declared as an integral part of that country. So, Sint Maarten is closest to USA than Guadeloup, unless you considee than Saint Martin, which belongs also to France and is a bit closer to USA must be included as well as Saint Pierre and Miquelon in favor of France.
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level 39
Feb 28, 2017
Recently? - Try 7 YEARS ago (10/10/10)
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
St Pierre and Miquelon is a COM (overseas collective, kind of like the former overseas territories), St Martin used to belong to the overseas department of Guadeloupe, but has been for a decade or so also a COM.
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level 58
Mar 22, 2018
St Maarten would not qualify, as it's a consituent country. However by the same standards Saba and St Eustatius would, as they are an integral part of the Netherlands proper.
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level 20
Feb 19, 2017
Guadelope is on here and that is a french overseas territory
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level 30
Jul 21, 2017
It's an overseas Department, not an overseas Territory. Guadeloupe is just as much a part of France as is Paris - if it were to be removed, Japan and Kiribati would also need to be taken off the list (as you'd removed Hawai'i, an overseas State of the US,and those countries would no longer be within the quiz's range of US land).
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level 39
Jul 26, 2017
Overseas REGION, REGION, REGION, REGION!!!! - Think Hawaii and Alaska in relation to the USA. Just because the French (and Dutch) give them different names does not mean that the relationship changes! Also: Dominican Republic but not Haiti? (Try telling me that Kiribati and Japan are closer to the USA than Haiti)
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level 45
Feb 19, 2017
I got Kiribati but missed Jamaica *facepalms*
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level 25
Feb 20, 2017
USA has a small piece of land on the island of Cuba
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
So does the UK (well, two) on Cyprus. I don't think you would argue that some of the countries closest to the UK is Cyprus, Turkey, Greece and Syria, though...? These pieces of land are not an integral part of the country, and neither are places like Guam, Northern Marianas, American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico etc.
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level 47
Apr 12, 2018
Actually this is a common misconception. The US has a lease on the land but Cuba actually has sovereignty over it. It is in Cuba. It's like embassies. They are "owned" by another country but the sovereignty of the land belongs to whichever country they are actually in.
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level 53
Feb 27, 2017
But...but...what about the Conch Republic?
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level 32
Mar 4, 2017
Forgot France and Kiribati :|
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level 72
Mar 5, 2017
Until I started taking these quizzes I never realized that France had regions or departments overseas that were similar to our states. Relessness, please don't give up trying to educate us no matter how frustrating it must be. This was a great quiz.
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level 47
Mar 25, 2017
Guadeloupe is not a country!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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level 53
May 18, 2017
No one is calling Guadeloupe a country. It is to France what Hawaii is to the U.S., and thus since Kiribati is on this quiz France should be as well.
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level 54
Oct 25, 2017
Does Guadeloupe make part of a federation? France is one of the most centralized countries in Europe, It is divided into regions(by no means equivalent to the states of the USA) which have very limited powers. The regions are made up of departments whose closest equivalent in the US would be counties, only with less power. I don't think Guadeloupe belongs here but if it had as much powers as a US state, Canadian province, German Lander, etc... I'd be all for it.
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level 53
Dec 4, 2017
'Power' has nothing to do with it. Canada, the United States, and Australia all have large external regions that are not necessarily as powerful as their other divisions (Hawaii and Alaska, Canada's northern islands, and Tasmania, specifically) but are still counted as part of them in quizzes like this. If you have a problem with Guadeloupe on this quiz, you should have a problem with Japan and Russia (closest to Alaska) as well as Kiribati (closest to Hawaii).
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level 56
Apr 18, 2017
The Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (French: Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon) is an overseas collectivity of France located in the North Atlantic Ocean about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the Canadian Island of Newfoundland.[1] The collectivity comprises a group of small islands, the main ones being Saint Pierre and Miquelon.The islands are part of France and the European Union. I mean you are really splitting hairs here. Honestly, it is a collective which is 99% the same as being in france. Mayotte went to the next level from being a collective to overseas provincial status. Bottom line, you include Guadeloupe, you include St.pierre, or better yet, because you thought that you would be so clever to stump people on your quiz that specifically says "no territories" while including an "overseas province" -which is not the same as a french province. If you want to make this into a legal argument no problem.
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
Collectivité d'outre-mer (COM) and département d'outre-mer (DOM) are very much not the same.
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level 48
May 14, 2017
Can you accept Guadeloupe?
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level 39
May 18, 2017
I don't know enough about Saint Pierre, et. al., to comment about them specifically. But I am sure that Guadeloupe and Saint Martin are overseas regions of France, just as French Guiana. As to the Dutch islands, they are ALL, those which are overseas regions of the Netherlands, as well as those who have country (not sovereign country) status, part of the KINGDOM of the Netherlands and yes, therefore, integral parts of the European Union. You may compare them to the relationship England and Scotland have with the United Kingdom and that of Hawaii and Alaska to the United States.
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
Saint Martin is not a DOM, it used to be part of the DOM of Guadeloupe, it is now a COM. Also, the ABC islands are not "ALL" part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Aruba and Curaçao are constituent countries of the Kingdom, but Bonaire is part of Netherlands itself (as a "public body", just like Saba and St Eustatius).
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level 15
May 18, 2017
Except for Guadalupe and taking into consideration that Puerto Rico is not part of the US***
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level 39
Jun 2, 2017
Nobody said it was.
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
So... You think Guadeloupe is 1342miles from Puerto Rico? :D
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level 52
Jun 6, 2017
Kiribati was hard to know or quess.
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level 26
Jul 2, 2017
Forgot Alaska is just opposite Russia
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level 62
Jul 6, 2017
What about Bermuda? Isn't that a territory of the UK?
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level 33
Aug 30, 2017
Yes, it's a TERRITORY.
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level 45
Jul 7, 2017
Goodness gracious people! Guadeloupe is not a territory. It is an overseas region. Legally it is as much France as anywhere else in France. Just like Hawaii to the USA.
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level 46
Jul 10, 2017
i typed "honduras" but it wasn't accepted. must it be capitalized? please fix.
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level 39
Jul 21, 2017
These disagreement could go on ad infinitum. To those who got the relationships of Guadeloupe and the Caribbean Netherlands correct. Bask in the knowledge that we are correct and the others are incorrect. That's about as much satisfaction as we're going to get and I, for one, am tired of the arguments.
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level 31
Jul 26, 2017
*Jamaica*
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level 32
Aug 11, 2017
Grenada???
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level 28
Oct 23, 2017
doesnt the us border cuba in guantanamo bay
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level 47
Apr 12, 2018
Only as much as it borders every country it has an embassy in.
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level 68
Oct 25, 2017
I just want to take a moment to compliment relessness (and Quizmaster for that matter) for their BOUNDLESS patience. <3
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level 60
Oct 25, 2017
Can't you just cut the quiz off at 20 answers to avoid the rage about Guadeloupe? Also, in the explanation below the quiz, Guadeloupe is misspelled Guadelope.
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
Also, can we just not try to explain things and educate people in general, so they can just live happily in front of the TV? No, education is paramount and if rage comes with it, so be it.
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level 60
Oct 26, 2017
If France is kept in the quiz, the typo should still be fixed.
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level 44
Oct 25, 2017
This comment section is priceless... lol
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
Now I have read the entire comment section, so as not to repeat what others have... I believe the Marshall Islands are about (almost) as close to Hawaii as Kiribati, and definitely closer than Japan... Am I incorrect? https://imgur.com/a/7tNxW
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level 56
Oct 29, 2017
Can you respond to this? I even made a map illustrating this. Marshall Islands should be included, they are almost as close as Kiribati and closer than Japan.
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level ∞
Oct 30, 2017
I'll take a look in a few months. I don't want to reset the quiz so soon after it was featured.
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level 56
Nov 6, 2017
I will rephrase: Marshall Islands are closer than Japan to Hawaii. The distance between the Aleutian islands and Japan is probably much shorter. But I still retain that Marshall Islands are almost as close as Kiribati.
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level ∞
Apr 2, 2018
So, in other words, the quiz is correct.
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level 56
Oct 25, 2017
Didn't know about the France thing. Everyday's a school day!
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level 28
Oct 25, 2017
Guadeloupe is a "région française d'outre-mer", literally an overseas region of France: it should not be included in the list.
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level 56
Oct 29, 2017
Overseas regions have identical powers to the regions of metropolitan France. Guadeloupe is just as much France as Corsica, Brittany or Normandy.
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level 39
Nov 23, 2017
Why shouldn't it? - A Region of a country is part of that country in question, whether it is contiguous or not. Maybe the problem here is that we don't consult our thesaurus enough! A "region francaise d'outre mer" is the same as the non-contiguous states of the USA: Alaska and Hawaii. By the way, similarly, the Caribish Nederland islands of St. Eustatius, Saba and Bonaire are the same to the Netherlands as Utrecht, Amsterdam or Den Haag. They are all intrinsically part of the Netherlands, unlike St.Maarten, Curacao nd Aruba who have country status within the Kingdom. (COUNTRY, not Sovereign Nation status). If this is all utterly confusing, blame the politicians!
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level 32
Oct 25, 2017
Grenada, Barbados, Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago?
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level 53
Oct 25, 2017
If Guadeloupe counts as an intrinsic region of France - and it should - then Saba/Sint Eustatius/Bonaire should bring the Netherlands into play as they are special municipalities of the Netherlands proper, ie an integral part of the home country itself. Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten are, like Greenland, separate constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (and the Kingdom of Denmark).
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level 49
Oct 25, 2017
I don't think Guadaloupe should count (partly because its the only one I didn't get!) but mostly coz its an overseas territory of France which you specifically rule out in the brief..... Thanks
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level 56
Oct 29, 2017
You are simply wrong. It is not an overseas territory, it is an integral part of France.
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level 39
Nov 23, 2017
Read the instructions, read the comments or go back to sleep!
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level 63
Oct 25, 2017
I don't understand why nobody reads the numerous comments and responses regarding Guadalupe before posting their own on this thread. How many times does the same question need to be answered?
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level 25
Dec 5, 2017
I said Guadeloupe it didn't work
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level 51
Jan 14, 2018
There are a lot of politically illiterate people in this audience. How can you understand that Hawaii and Alaska are non-contiguous parts of the US without being territories, yet you can't understand how the same applies to Guadeloupe?
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level 48
Jan 14, 2018
All too easy :)
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level 30
Jan 20, 2018
19 seconds left
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level 48
Mar 7, 2018
22/22 on first try with 1:52 left
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level 22
Mar 22, 2018
wow, totally forgot about hawaii and alaska. the whole time i was trying to think of countries below the US
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level 25
Mar 22, 2018
You lied to me
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