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European Countries by Clue

Based on the clues, name the European country.
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Last updated: February 02, 2017
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Clues
Country
Napoleon, Champagne, Eiffel Tower
France
Kielbasa, Chopin, Copernicus
Poland
Smallest Country, The Pope
Vatican City
Goulash, 1956 Revolt, Lake Balaton
Hungary
Crete, Olympics, Parthenon
Greece
Ikea, Meatballs, Volvo
Sweden
Cava, Costa de Sol, Tapas
Spain
Borgen, Cycling, Lego
Denmark
The Mafia, Pizza, Renaissance
Italy
Mozart, Sound of Music, Freud
Austria
The Queen, Football, Bobbies
United Kingdom
Prince Albert, Casino, Formula One
Monaco
Beer, Black Forest, Beethoven
Germany
The Kremlin, Cold War, Tchaikovsky
Russia
Clues
Country
Limerick, Blarney Stone, Emerald Isle
Ireland
Fjords, Nobel Peace Prize, Ibsen
Norway
Chocolate, French Fries, EU Capital
Belgium
Cannabis, Canals, Anne Frank
Netherlands
Bohemia, Charles Bridge, Skoda
Czech Republic
Algarve, The Azores, Douro Valley
Portugal
Double Eagle Flag, Majority Muslim
Albania
Catalan, Pyrenees, Co-Princes
Andorra
Island, Knights Hospitaller, Falcon
Malta
Skype, Online Voting, Kiiking
Estonia
Sauna, Winter War, Lapland
Finland
Alps, Former Yugoslav, Ljubljana
Slovenia
Pysanka, Chernobyl, Borscht
Ukraine
Hadron Collider, Watches, Matterhorn
Switzerland
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level 32
Nov 17, 2012
Nice quiz!
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level 33
Feb 7, 2013
Quizmaster, cannabis is misspelled...
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level ∞
Feb 8, 2013
Okay fixed.
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level 54
Jul 25, 2016
And misplaced, we use it less than most other countries, but are still known for it :(
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level 46
Feb 7, 2013
relessness, I think it's not ok that Poland includes clue "Auschwitz", that was built in Poland by Germans. Clues to Germany ain't include e.g. Nazi etc. Aren't there other clues?
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level 17
Feb 7, 2013
While Auschwitz IS located in Poland and it thus fulfills its job as a clue, I can see why this might be seen as problematic, especially as Germany or Austria don't have "Hitler" as clues. This does indeed seem a bit unfair. Perhaps we could get something like "mazurka" instead of that. Mind you, the only other clues that I think could be construed as negative are "Mafia" for Italy (first clue, indeed!) "Cold War" for Russia (the Cold War affected a lot of countries). Now I don't think a quiz like this should necessarily be politically correct, but some of these choices seem a bit bizarre, if accurate.
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level 40
Feb 8, 2013
agreed. Not loving the Mafia clue.
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level 27
Apr 11, 2013
They are clues. Make your own quiz and you can put whatever clues you'd like
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level 43
Apr 22, 2013
I would say "Oświęcim" which is "Auschwitz" in Polish.
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level 73
Mar 10, 2016
Negative clues or not, these are accurate historical depictions. You can't pretend that history didn't happen just because it may make someone uncomfortable.
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level 37
May 31, 2016
No, they are not, in the most part. Cold War could be any country really.
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level 39
Sep 18, 2017
You know, this is a quiz of history, civics and current events. When one hears the word "Mafia" which country does one think of first? - True, Italy is not the only country with Cosa Nostra, but that word evokes Italy, just as Hitler evokes Nazism and the Cold War evokes the USSR... so get real! -
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level 58
Feb 13, 2013
First of all facts are facts. In my opinion, not talking about a negative event in history is the same as forgetting it. We should never forget what happened to so many Jews during that time in history. Because of this I think the clue is fitting.
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level 48
Sep 17, 2013
First of all we should never forget that it was German concentration camp, not Polish one. So I don't think it's particularly fitting.
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level 71
Sep 19, 2013
We also seem to have forgotten what happened to so many non-Jews during that time. 6 million Jews were murdered, but so were 5-6 million other people, notably Gypsies (who lost about the same proportion of their European population as the Jews, if nowhere near the same number of people), but also the physically and mentally handicapped, trade unionists, communists, homosexuals, political dissenters...We certainly need to remember the horrors committed by the Nazis, but I reckon it's important not to let the true scale of the crime be overshadowed by concentrating solely on one group of victims. It's inconceivable that any Western country could again treat Jews the way they were treated down the ages, but the Gypsies still face terrible discrimination wherever they are, which to me speaks of a lesson not learned.
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level 65
Aug 11, 2018
For sure - don't whitewash history. The objection is that the clue represents more a feature of German than of Polish history. As someone noted above, Auschwitz is also a German name. In that way it's like having Danzig or Breslau for a Polish clue, which would be fine, if a bit weird.
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level 39
Oct 3, 2013
Auschwitz is located in Poland. People need to stop being offended by everything, especially when it is a part of history. We all know the Germans built it, but it's in Poland. If Panama was on the quiz and canal was part of the clues, should we raise a fuss that it was made by USA and partly France? no. Grow up people.
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level 48
Oct 3, 2013
Thank you! I didn't realize that having Auschwitz as a clue would create such a debate.
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level 44
Jul 7, 2014
It might not be "making fuss", just a slight uneasiness over the fact that what is proposed as the likely well-known clue about a country is something what that country is not especially keen on advertising. I can understand that many Poles and Poland-fancier would much prefer a clue like "Chopin" or "madame Curie".
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level 65
Oct 8, 2014
Tclark99, you write "We all know the Germans built it" - if only that was the case! A year before you posted this comment, president Obama used the term "Polish death camps", a phrase that is simply not true. I'm all for embracing history and remembering tragedies, but strengthening the association of "death camps" and "Poland" leads to misrepresenting facts. I'd suggest Walesa, European bisons or pierogi.
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level 44
Nov 28, 2014
Oh come on, comparing Auschwitz with Panama canal is at least irrelevant. It's very easy to say "grow up people" when it's not your country that's associated with the crimes of the other nation. Yes, we will make fuss about it each and every time. Austria has only two clues, though. Why don't you include Hitler?
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level 31
Nov 30, 2014
Yes! Yes!
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level 65
May 20, 2015
And it wouldn't bother these Polish people that "Madame Curie" and "Chopin" did all their significant work in France, and that the former spent most of her life with the French citizenship?
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level 22
Jan 5, 2016
I am grown up. What's more I am from Poland and I'm proud of it and I feel really offended when my country is falsely associated with this horrible crime which were death camps. Especially when my great-grandfather also died in the concentration camp.
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level 58
Jan 21, 2016
konikpolny, I am an American Jew. Dozens of my family members were killed in the Holocaust, many of whom died at Auschwitz. I absolutely believe that there is not a problem with Auschwitz being one of the clues for Poland. As many other commentors have stated, we all know that Auschwitz was constructed by Nazi Germany, but the only "association" it has with Poland is that it IS in Poland! The only reason it's a clue on this quiz is because Auschwitz happens to be one of the most famous landmarks in Poland. I feel like people on the Internet just enjoy being butthurt.
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level 28
Dec 16, 2015
I don't agree with some of them generally though, but I guess they're all stereotypes that make it obvious what country we're talking about.
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level 69
May 22, 2016
Who on earth, seriously, is going to get the WWII perpetrator/victim roles of Germany and Poland reversed?
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level 48
Jan 28, 2018
Having been to Auschwitz, I can tell you that the first camp was build as a Polish Army Barracks long before it was taken over by the Germans. Birkenau, the second part of the camp, was built by prisoners, many of whom came from places like Poland and Hungary, so it may have been planned by the Germans, but it certainly wasn't built by them.
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level 57
Feb 7, 2013
Cannabis, not cannibis
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level 37
Feb 7, 2013
The Nobel prize is Swedish, the ceremony is in Stockholm
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level 25
Feb 7, 2013
Unless it is specified as the Peace Prize I second this. :)
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level 36
Feb 26, 2013
yeh, but i think these are meant to be cliched clues, for clues that are associated with the country, not all 100 percent accurate
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level 44
Mar 29, 2013
The guy who came up with the Nobel Prize was Norwegian.
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level 25
Nov 2, 2013
Alfred Nobel a SWEDISH chemist, innovator etc. "came up" with the nobel prize. Norwegians give out only the peace prize.
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level 63
Jul 24, 2016
Yeah, I think this clue helps spreading the false belief that the Nobel Prize is a completely Norwegian thing. Similarly, the Lapland clue spreads the misbelief that Lapland is entirely contained within Finland.
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level 9
Jul 29, 2016
The nobel prize clue just jumped at me and I wrote Sweeden and then was so confused when it didn't accept it until I actually payed attention to the other clues. I really don't understand this clue.
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level 69
Feb 1, 2017
Confused me too. Alfred Nobel, a Swede, set out all 5 prizes in his will in 1895. When The United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway split in 1905, the Norwegians took the peace prize with them. 4:1 Swedish, and 5:0 by foundation. Please change the clue!
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level 45
Feb 7, 2013
Hmm...only 96% know the Queen and Football are from the UK!?
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level 17
Feb 7, 2013
Well, the Netherlands and Denmark also have a Queen and football is quite popular in both of these countries...
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level 34
Aug 30, 2013
But our Queen is the most famous and we invented the sport of football!
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level 31
Nov 30, 2014
Do they have bobbies?
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level 41
Mar 16, 2015
No bobbies... But they do have boobies, so if you're paying attention you might get confused... lol
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level 36
Feb 26, 2013
i can think of a few more things more affiliated with the uk than 'bobbies', such as union jack, politeness(cliche) and maybe rugby
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level 37
Mar 5, 2013
Or perhaps tea and crumpets.
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level 71
Sep 19, 2013
Or perhaps, in the name of balance, football hooligans, riots and colonialism :o)
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level 49
Oct 24, 2014
Tea, crumpets and God save the Queen! (shameless SATW reference)
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level 73
Mar 10, 2016
96% is almost everybody. That's pretty significant.
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level 32
Feb 7, 2013
Usually I associate chocolate rather with Switzerland than Belgium. And some of the clues mentioned above are for me too a bit teasing. Was much fun though!
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level 19
Feb 8, 2013
Easiest quiz ever. 26/26 with almost 1 minute left SInce it is so easy, it is fun to try to guess them just by the first clue :) PS: Cannabis is spelt wrong
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level 14
Feb 10, 2013
I put in Greece and it didn't work for Crete Olympics Parthenon
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level 58
Jan 6, 2017
Maybe you spelt it wrong... like your name. (Joke!!)
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level 60
Feb 12, 2013
The Nobel Prize started from Sweden and the name Nobel comes from a Swedish inventor's name. Only the Nobel Peace Prize is given in Norway. Prizes in all the other 6 categories are given in Sweden. So it's more related to Sweden than Norway.
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level 63
Jun 16, 2013
Yeah. It annoys me that everyone seems to think that all of the Nobel Prizes are handed out in Norway.

@celticcougar56: No he wasn't. Alfred Nobel was Swedish.
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level 74
Jul 24, 2016
On the other hand, there are people like me who thought that all the prizes were given out in Sweden. But I knew Norway immediately from the first clue. Even though there are fjords in other places, they always seem to be associated with Norway.
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level 60
Jul 30, 2016
And occasionally New Zealand. But yes, mostly Norway.
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level 21
Feb 14, 2013
On Portugal clues Duoro is misspelled. correct spelling is Douro
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level 23
Feb 17, 2013
Missed Ireland and only managed to type And for Andorra :(
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level 73
Feb 19, 2014
Only the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded by Norway. The others are Swedish, and Alfred Nobel was Swedish.
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level 41
Apr 24, 2014
exactly
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level 65
Mar 21, 2014
For the Belgium clue, you should specify ONE of the European capitals, since according to the European treaties, the European Union has three equally important capitals in Brussels (executive), Strasbourg (legislative) and Luxembourg (judiciary).
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level 75
Apr 13, 2014
No, Brussels is arguably the "main" capital of the UE. What you say about legislative is not right : the european parliament has sessions in Brussels as well as Strasbourg. Anyway, the clue would be too long.
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level 65
May 20, 2015
Well, read the treaties, dude. The EU has three capitals on the same level, and the seat of the European Parliament is in Strasbourg, regarless of the fact that it also has sessions in Brussels.
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level 65
May 20, 2015
You could write "EU Commission" as a clue. That would be accurate, and barely longer than the inaccurate "EU Capital".
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level 22
Jul 29, 2014
I like this quiz and all the debates. I was about to tell that I feel ofended by "Chopin" for Poland when he became famous because of France (same for Marie Curie who have been proposed by someone). I would prefer Leon Shiller. For us is the same debate than Oscar Wilde for Ireland and uk... However it doen't really matter and for the Aushwitz topic you can replace with Schindler factory or Kaczyński brothers. And thanks again for this funny quiz!
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level 43
Feb 18, 2018
Maria Skłodowska-Curie was polish Fryderyk Chopin was polish too, Chopin has french second name because of his father and Skłodowska because of her french husband Pierre, so why the ... you feel offended? They were 100% polish but they moved to France, that doesn't make them french anyway. Messi is famous because of Spain, but is he spanish? ;)
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level 39
Mar 4, 2018
I have no issue with Auschwitz being a clue ( we cannot change history by erasing it), but agree that Oskar Schindler would also be an excellent clue.
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level 20
Aug 10, 2014
whoo- 100%! First time.
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level 40
Nov 5, 2014
I have just learned so much about Estonia.... who knew?!
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level 40
Nov 5, 2014
To answer my own question, about a third of everyone!
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level 39
Nov 7, 2014
Skype was founded by a dane and a swede in Luxembourg and they got help by some estonians. Find it a bit confusing. Was trying Luxembourg the whole time.
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level 31
Nov 30, 2014
"Former Yugoslav" reminds me of Croatia or Serbia :P
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level 69
May 22, 2016
Well, there's a good reason for that, but they weren't the only two countries that resulted from the breakup.
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level 74
Mar 7, 2017
And is there also a Ljubljana in those two countries? The clues should be taken as a group.
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level 23
Dec 12, 2014
Typed in Netherlands when I had 1 second left when I realized one the clues were cannabis...
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level 9
Jan 14, 2015
Skype was founded by the estonians. All the work(programming designing,etc.) was done by estonians, just the money came from Luxembourg.
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level 69
Nov 12, 2016
Skype was founded by the Swede Niklas Zennstrom and the Dane Janus Friis who did with help of Estonians so to say it was founded by the Estonians in incorrect.
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level 16
Mar 13, 2015
The Nobel Prize should be changed to Nobel Peace Prize since that is the only one of the Nobel Prizes to be given out in Norway.
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level 66
May 18, 2015
26/26 with 2.37 left
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level 26
Aug 7, 2015
Great quiz, 100% with a few seconds left. Love quizzes like this. Go Phillies!
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level 59
Oct 17, 2015
Nice quiz.
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level 58
Jan 21, 2016
100% with 1:03 left
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level 75
Feb 1, 2016
Missed Estonia and only got 3/5 points! Never knew Skype was from there.
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level 79
Feb 20, 2016
Anne Frank, canals and cannabis = Amsterdam. Cannabis might describe some of the rest of the country too, but the first two clues are very Amsterdam-specific.
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level 28
Feb 28, 2016
Great quiz. I cant believe i forgot where Anne Frank was from. Also, for a clue on Belgium, how comes you didnt use waffles?
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level 75
Mar 10, 2016
Where is my country. Winter olympics, war, three nations.
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level 48
Mar 28, 2016
Very enjoyable quiz! :-) Found it very easy myself – completed it with 1:30 left despite being stuck for a minute on Estonia. And I agree with the comments above that it should be "Nobel Peace Prize" (not Nobel Prize) for Norway.
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level 4
Mar 31, 2016
Stepping away from people being offended by auschwitz how come for United Kingdom the only nation out of the four it will accept is England?
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level 37
Apr 6, 2016
The Swedish one made me laugh XD
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level 50
Apr 17, 2016
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level 80
May 13, 2016
I kept typing in Amsterdam until I remembered the category before the clock stopped
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level 74
Mar 7, 2017
I found myself typing in city names several times and being confused at first as to why they weren't accepted.
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level 44
Aug 11, 2018
Same here.
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level 54
May 13, 2016
Why would the nobel prize be related to Norway?...
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level 65
May 20, 2016
The peace Nobel prize ceremony is held in Oslo.
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level 66
Jul 7, 2016
Quizmaster, seeing as the UN have just officially used Czechia as the Czech Republic's short name (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_of_the_Czech_Republic#Adoption_of_Czechia) surely you MUST now accept it- pleeeeeeeeeeease. No reason not to- there can be no Burma-Myanmar scale debate about it.
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level 28
Jul 11, 2016
Interesting and amazing quiz, although I miss some other countries as Bosnia, Belarus, Montenegro, Latvia, Iceland, etc...
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level 72
Jul 24, 2016
I agree with MJDSPAIN. Include all the other European countries you have missed please.
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level 73
Jul 24, 2016
Very easy. But I thought Czechia was now accepted for Czech Republic.
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level 12
Jul 24, 2016
Quizmaster: As many others have already stated, the 'Nobel Prize' in Norway should at least be specified as 'Nobel Peace Prize', as the other FOUR Nobel Prize ceremonys are held in Stockholm and Alfred Nobel was swedish. The Nobel Peace Prize is an exception that was made for a political reason. The current description is incorrect.
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level 45
Jul 24, 2016
Why does every other country have 3 clues, but Austri only 2?
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level 66
Jul 24, 2016
Why did you leave the last A out of AustriA?
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level 45
Aug 1, 2016
Oh my god, i made a typo! Quick, call the grammar police!!!
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level 71
Jul 24, 2016
Four years later and the Polish clue is still Auschwitz.....
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level 75
Jul 24, 2016
And Kielbasa and Chopin.
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level 32
Jul 24, 2016
Yep. Last time I checked it was still located in Poland.
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level 42
Jul 24, 2016
It's.In.Poland.
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level 30
Jul 24, 2016
Albania didn't work.
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level 62
Jul 25, 2016
some man things about Italy and one of the clues is... mafia.
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level 78
Jul 25, 2016
Czechia for Czech Republic?
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level ∞
Jul 25, 2016
Done
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level 3
Jul 26, 2016
Anne Frank is German
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level 46
Jul 28, 2016
her house is is in Amsterdam and her diary is in Dutch and she was Dutch
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level 39
Mar 4, 2018
She was not Dutch. Her family moved from Germany to the Netherlands, ironically, to escape the nazi regime.
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level 57
Aug 11, 2016
Missed only Estonia, I was thinking of Montenegro and other Balkan states.
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level 40
Sep 4, 2016
wasn't Beethoven from Austria, not Germany?
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level 66
Jan 16, 2017
Unless Bonn has been moved to Austria the answer is No.
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level 49
Nov 20, 2016
Can someone help me with the relationship between Skype and Estonia?
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level 46
Jan 27, 2017
The original authors / Creators (?) of Skype programming are from Estonia I think.
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level 38
Dec 13, 2016
Nobel Peace Prize would be a more correct clue, as Nobel was from Sweden, and only one of the Nobel prizes are given by Norway, which is the Peace Prize.
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level 46
Jan 29, 2017
the queen and football... the queen is German and the Germans are much better than us at football!
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level 33
Feb 4, 2017
I hope it's a joke? Got to go back 6 generations to find a British monarch born in Germany.
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level 39
May 2, 2017
Here we go again, attempting to re-write history. The British Royal Family is of German ancestry. They changed their name (from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) to Windsor in the same way that Prince Philip's family name (Mountbatten) was changed from Battenberg. He who will not learn from History is doomed to repeat it and he who attempts to rewrite shall ever remain ignorant.
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level 33
Feb 4, 2017
Surely the fact that some clues could be more than one country or are a bit ambiguous is the whole point? It's a quiz and is supposed to make you think. The fact is, there is only one country that fits all three clues in each case. As for "this clue or that clue would have been better", who cares? These clues are the ones the setter chose and the generally high scores suggest they were adequate to identify the answers.
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level 39
Apr 7, 2017
Being politically correct is going to be the death of creativity! - WHAT clue is more instantly recognizable by the majority of the civilized than Auschwitz for Poland and Mafia for Italy? (or more specifically maybe, Sicily?) - We CANNOT rewrite history, so let's instead LEARN from it! If those symbols of the past are so hideous to you, then resolve to make sure that their causes are eradicated!
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level 21
Feb 7, 2018
I didn't get Poland in the quiz. If it had Auschwitz in the clue I would have got it right or also if it had salt mine or vodka. I did all these things when I visited Krakow. Beautiful city,
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