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Countries by First and Last Two Letters

In 90 seconds, make every country disappear from the map by typing both its first 2 letters and its last 2 letters.
Typing the first two will remove the blue-shaded shape, typing the last two will remove the red-shaded shape.
Quiz by scambigol
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Last updated: February 23, 2022
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First submittedOctober 20, 2017
Times taken1,283,973
Average score40.1%
Rating4.90
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+4
Level 88
Mar 30, 2020
Why can't they all be as easy as Peru? ;)
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Level 72
Mar 30, 2020
Took me a long time to get my head round this quiz. Then my time ran out.
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Level 80
Mar 30, 2020
too little time
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Level 84
Mar 30, 2020
So "-ca" doesn't remove United States of America?
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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2020
No, sorry.
+9
Level 86
Mar 31, 2020
You know what I do when there is an obvious mistake :).
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Level 65
Apr 3, 2020
Say no, sorry?
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2020
@Arp Are you insinuating that not allowing 'ca' to remove the United States is an obvious mistake?
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Level 86
Apr 13, 2020
Yes, I am.
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Level 40
May 16, 2020
Well, why not? It makes absolutely no sense to not allow "ca".
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Level 75
May 16, 2020
It doesn't seem as though you are being consistent, QM. If USA is required in other quizzes, then why isn't ca accepted here? If US was all that's required in other quizzes, then it would make sense that es would be the answer here, just as you accept om for the UK rather than nd. Would you please share your reasoning with us? Or is today national "Make Them Whine Day"?
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Level 17
Jun 4, 2020
Why? The country is called United States of America
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Level 58
Apr 28, 2021
Just stumbled upon the same problem, isn't "United States Of America" the official name?
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Level 54
Jan 27, 2022
the country is called for everyone either United States, or United States of America, I think es and ca should work.
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Level 60
Feb 1, 2024
Change now Quizmaster!
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Level 76
Mar 31, 2020
It needs around 15-30 more seconds.
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Level 44
Mar 8, 2023
It's possible. I did it in 1:25
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Level 92
Mar 31, 2020
Finally got it with 3 seconds left. Kept confusing which color meant which end of the name to type.
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Level 74
Apr 1, 2020
Great idea, but jeez this one caused me a great deal of anxiety...!
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Level 53
Apr 1, 2020
Such a good quiz but I spent so much time trying to get United States of Ameri'ca' and couldn't understand why it wouldn't work!!
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Level 73
Apr 3, 2020
What a nice and creative quiz! Congratulations, scambigol!
+3
Level 66
Apr 3, 2020
another one for typists
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Level 60
Apr 5, 2020
Should accept CA for the last two of USA. United States of AmeriCA
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Level 79
Apr 5, 2020
And ND for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelaND, and ON for Russian FederatiON
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Level 65
Apr 7, 2020
USA is short for United States of America though, UK is short for United kingdom. For none of the other countries the official names are used (besides obviously for those few where they do not differ from the informal one). So that is a weird comparison. They only ask for the common abbreviation to be written in full.

Another point that sort of matters it is not like US is accepted on any of these quizzes only USA, so if it starts with un- it makes sense that it ends with -ca

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Level 79
Apr 11, 2020
But FYROM for North Macedonia and DPRK for North Korea are also accepted in quizzes, but FO (FOrmer) and DE (DEmocratic) do not work for them in this quiz.
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Level 47
Apr 5, 2020
Making the quiz so short makes it an exercise in typing speed versus actually taking a quiz. Would like to be able to look at the map and make calculated decisions instead of having to go through the alphabet.
+1
Level 75
Apr 19, 2020
You could copy it and add more time :)
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Level 50
Apr 6, 2020
super hard lol
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Level 65
Apr 7, 2020
Did this 11 times now (twice of those just now) and apparently only one I never named was bangladesh haha. so far max 250 average about 225.

Crazy quiz !! Not sure if I want to frustrate myself more, but I think I do, but I dont haha

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Level 65
Apr 7, 2020
266 now, that's enough for my nerves today. Don't see me getting 100% if it was close I might try again. But this feels impossible (unless you write it down or make words from the needed letters, but not gonna do that)
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Level 77
Apr 15, 2020
I'm pretty sure the 1% who get 100% either practiced more than a few hundred times or cheated in some way. Personally, I was curious how hard this would be with all the two letter combinations in front of me... so I made that list! It took me half a dozen tries to even type all those combinations in so fast in alphabetical order. 141 combinations in 1:30 is pretty dang tough with all the weird letter combinations.
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Level 77
Apr 25, 2020
Took me 223 times but finally got 100%!
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Level 66
May 5, 2020
Again, another completely unfair quiz for people who can't type fast. Whoever took quiz over 200 times to get it needs to get a hobby
+12
Level 74
May 16, 2020
I think at this point it's pretty obvious that they have a hobby.
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Level 58
May 16, 2020
took 11 tries to get 5 stars...definitely not trying to get 100%
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Level 70
May 16, 2020
You can’t see Samoa Singapore or Brunei at all on the map and I didn’t know what I had missed
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Level 54
May 31, 2020
You can zoom in.
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Level 71
May 16, 2020
Very good quiz, though extremely tough. I might actually beat it someday
+2
Level 65
May 17, 2020
Nice one. Thank you.
+2
Level 36
Jun 11, 2020
I loved this quiz so much!
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Level 68
Aug 2, 2020
I just couldn't make USA disappear. It was annoying...
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Level 66
Aug 5, 2020
Is it just me or Singapore appears in the list twice?
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Level 50
Aug 15, 2020
After a lot of practice, got it with 14 seconds left to spare. I still think it would be more fun if it had more time. That was less a quick identifying of the countries and more of just learning which strings of letters get you the most countries fastest.
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Level 66
Oct 8, 2020
YESSSSSS!!

Don't ask how many attempts and techniques I tried for this one, I've done it at least once every day for months, lol!

Finally nailed it.

+1
Level 53
Oct 15, 2020
Omg I spent hours trying to beat it and I finally did with one second left lol
+2
Level 68
Oct 22, 2020
Great Quiz! Very Challenging!
+1
Level 32
Nov 29, 2020
It seemed like a good idea to read the comments before attempting this quiz!
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Level 37
Feb 2, 2021
Absolutely brilliant quiz; incredible concept and stunning presentation. Well done!
+1
Level 51
Feb 3, 2021
got 300 in the 90 seconds
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Level 68
Mar 26, 2021
Is there actually anyone who has finished this without creating some sort of mnemonic? 1:30 feels pretty ridiculous. I'm topping out at 255.
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Level 52
Apr 10, 2021
It is possible to complete it in 47 secs, my best so far! You just need to have a fixed order you do it in so that you don't need to think as you type.
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Level 54
Mar 28, 2021
388, very happy with that
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Level 60
Apr 22, 2021
392/392 with 11 seconds left.

Strategy:

- Some of the hardest ones first (Brunei, Trinidad, Samoa, Fiji)

- Then: European micronations

- Then: all purple European nations

- Then: all remaining purple nations

- Then start with the blue ones

- Then finish whichever orange countries are still left

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Level 67
Jun 15, 2021
Interesting
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Level 48
May 21, 2021
traded russia for peru
+1
Level 67
Jun 15, 2021
These types of quizzes stress me out
+3
Level 20
Jul 2, 2021
I think it would be a lot of fun with more time.
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Level 57
Jul 20, 2021
Good quiz but it is USA not US. Therefore 'ca' and not 'es' is required. Even without that mistake, it is still impossible! But still interesting to attempt.
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Level 43
Aug 15, 2021
It isn’t a mistake.
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Level 44
Aug 7, 2021
Need a bit more time. It would be more fun if it wasn't just a typing quiz, or as someone else said, just going through the alphabet. A clever quiz though.
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Level 65
Aug 8, 2021
can you accept "ca" to the United States of America?
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Level 23
Aug 18, 2021
I love this quiz! When I started playing it, I thought 'this is impossible'. Now my record is all countries in 1:21 :-)

Strategy:

- I start with Oceania

- Then Asia (esp. Brunei, Singapore and East Timor because they are not detectable later)

- Then Africa

- Carribean (dont forget 'TR' and 'GR' for Trinidad and Grenada)

- Middle and South America

- Europe

And I have made some 'connections' - when I type 'RE' for Singapore, afterwards I type 'RA' for Andorra. When I type 'RK' for Denmark, afterwards I type 'RG' for Luxembourg...

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Level 46
Sep 27, 2021
I would recommend "ca" for the United States of America at the end.
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Level 22
Oct 2, 2021
99%
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Level 48
Oct 17, 2021
You omitted 'america' from USA
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Level 39
Nov 10, 2021
can you please increase the time limit to at least 3 minutes!! Thanks!
+2
Level 89
Sep 29, 2022
Or do a second version with a longer time limit.
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Level 28
Dec 10, 2021
not even lying almost failed because USA was united states
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Level 56
Dec 10, 2021
Ca should also be acceptable as it can be referred to as United States of America
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Level 44
Jan 2, 2022
Make "ca" acceptable for United States of America
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Level 47
Jan 22, 2022
This is actually fun if only it is not 90 seconds challenge.
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Level 68
Feb 22, 2022
Maybe accept CA for United States (of America) as last two letters?
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Level 52
Feb 22, 2022
Maybe like 15 or 30 more seconds more time?
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Level 67
Feb 22, 2022
Scored 300.....have cramps right now. xD
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Level 67
Feb 22, 2022
this is the worst first 2 AND last 2 in 1 minute? eat hot grocery death
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Level 62
Feb 22, 2022
“ca” should work for the United States of AmeriCA
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Level 28
Feb 22, 2022
nice concept I like it. but CA should work for the USA
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Level 53
Mar 8, 2022
Maybe IA should work for Czechia because they changed their name from Czech Republic to Czechia
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Level 64
Aug 29, 2023
The didn't change the name. The official formal name is still the Czech Republic but Czechia is acceptable to use informally.
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Level 62
Jul 5, 2022
last time i checked it was united states of ameriCA
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Level 63
Jul 25, 2022
This will probably be buried but help for those who need it!

AD AF AL AN AQ AR AS AU AY AZ BA BE BH BO BR BU CA CE CH CO CR CU CY CZ DA DE DI DO DS EA EC EG EI EL EN EQ ER ES ET EY FE FI FR GA GE GH GO GR GU HA HO HU IA IC IL IN IR IS IT JA JI JO KA KE KI KO KU KY LA LE LI LU LY MA ME MO NA NE NI NO NY OA OM ON OR OS PA PE PH PO QA RA RE RG RK RO RU RW RY SA SE SH SI SL SO SP SR SU SW SY TA TI TO TR TU TY UA UE UG UK UM UN US UZ VA VE VI VO WE WI YA YE ZA ZE ZI

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Level 26
Aug 15, 2022
Add just a few like TH AM ND UR DJ and PT but other than that thank you so much this is how I beat it
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Level 95
Jan 14, 2023
Thank you very much for this, it helped me get to 5 points. Otherwise, there was no way it was going to happen!
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Level 89
Sep 29, 2022
Love this quiz, but a suggestion --

Add a button to show unguessed items. I played it untimed but still couldn't get all of them because I couldn't see that Andorra was the one that was unguessed. Even zooming in, it wasn't really visible

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Level 23
Oct 20, 2022
Exactly half!
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Level 56
Jan 3, 2023
IA to the MOON!
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Level 59
Feb 12, 2023
ia, an, un, nd, ca, ma, mo.
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Level 80
Apr 8, 2023
No idea if it's just me but the island nations with the circles appear in the "opposite" color when a part of them is missing, instead of red they will look more blue-ish for example, making it unnecessarily annoying to remind yourself you need to get the other end, not the one you'd get for any other country.
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Level 61
Apr 19, 2023
*Sigh * If Jetpunk doesn't recognize Kosovo, I'll get 100%
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Level 21
Aug 28, 2023
i am 10 and know all the country flags of the world and the countries of the world
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Level 34
Feb 27, 2024
too bad. I had all of those memorized at 2
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Level 21
Aug 28, 2023
i got 210
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Level 40
Sep 9, 2023
So fun!
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Level 63
Sep 9, 2023
Big fat NO. Give it two minutes and I'll try again. With this amount of time, it's no fun.
+1
Level 52
Sep 10, 2023
Great concept, but 90 seconds is just a little too short. I think it would be perfect with like 120 or 150 seconds.
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Level 53
Sep 10, 2023
Could you accept Czechia for the Czech Republic?
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Level 67
Sep 10, 2023
Why are people always on the comments section on this site talking about how they learned every country at age 3 or they learned all the flags before the could walk. That level of genius is so exceedingly rare it's just silly to lie about to a bunch of internet strangers. I'm 35 and I know all the countries. Not gonna impress anyone but at least it's freaking true
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Level 42
Oct 10, 2023
Maybe increase the time limit a bit?? It's way too hard right now, but with another minute or so this would be really fun :)
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Level 47
Oct 19, 2023
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