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Mastered Countries of the World? Now try the mysterious dotted map lines! NO decoy clickables. Maritime and river disputes, resolved disputes, and small, nonviolent border disagreements are omitted.
Declared independence in 1999. Claimed by Georgia as an autonomous region. Has no UN membership. Recognized by some UN members.
Declared independence in 2012. Claimed by Mali. Occupies territory within Mali. Has no UN membership. Recognized by no UN members.
Islands that share citizenship and a head of state with New Zealand. Has membership in some UN agencies. Recognized by some UN members.
Declared independence in 2008. Claimed by Serbia as an autonomous province. Has membership in some UN agencies. Recognized by 91 UN members.
Declared independence in 1991. Claimed by Azerbaijan. Occupies territory within Azerbaijan. Has no UN membership. Recognized by no UN members.
Island that shares citizenship and head of state with New Zealand. Has membership in some UN agencies. Recognized by one UN member.
Declared independence in 1983. Claimed by Cyprus. Occupies territory within Cyprus. Has no UN membership. Recognized by one UN member.
Declared independence in exile in 1988. Disputed by Israel. Has UN Permanent Observer status. Recognized by 130 UN members.
Declared independence in 1976. Its claims in both Morocco and Western Sahara are disputed by Morocco. Occupies some territory. Has no UN membership. Recognized by some UN members.
Declared independence in 1991. Claimed by Somalia. Occupies and governs its own territory. Has no UN membership. Recognized by no UN members.
Declared independence in 1990. Claimed by Georgia. Occupies territory within Georgia. Has no UN membership. Recognized by some UN members.
Has not formally declared independence since its conquest in the 1949 Chinese civil war. Claimed by China. Former UN member. Recognized by some UN members.
Declared independence in 1990. Claimed by Moldova. Occupies territory within Moldova. Has no UN membership. Recognized by no UN members.
Continent, mostly uninhabited. Portions claimed by the UK, France, New Zealand, Norway, Australia, Chile, and Argentina, with overlap. Not all claims recognized by other claimants.
Islands in the South China Sea. Portions claimed and controlled by Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Not all claims recognized by other claimants.
Islands in the South China Sea. Controlled by China. Claimed by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Autonomous region of China. Agreed to uphold Chinese sovereignity in 1951; former leader renounced that agreement in 1959. Claimed and controlled by China.
Region in the Himalayas. Claimed by both China and India. Controlled by India.
Region in Asia. Historically a princely state. Portions claimed, controlled, and disputed by India, Pakistan, and China. Some residents seek independence.
Established in its current form after its civil war in 1949. Claimed by the defeated Taiwan. Has full UN membership. Recognized by 172 UN members.
Islands in the Indian Ocean. Elected to remain a French territory in 1974. Claimed by Comoros, its island neighbors, who elected to become independent.
Fully independent and recognized UN member state. Its land west of the Essequibo River is claimed by neighbor nation Venezuela. Also disputes some borders with neighbor Suriname.
Established in 1948 after WWII. Has full UN membership. Claims and controls some territory also claimed by Syria. Portions claimed by Palestine. Recognized by 160 UN members.
Islands in the Western Pacific. Controlled by Russia. Portions are claimed by Russia and Japan.
Peninsula split into two UN member states in 1948. Each half does not recognize the other, and Japan does not recognize the northern state. Both states claim the whole peninsula.
Fully independent and recognized UN member state. Its name, however, is disputed by Greece.
Various small, mostly unpopulated landmasses in the Indian Ocean. Controlled by France. Portions claimed by Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, and Madagascar.
Fully independent and recognized UN member state. Its various historical enclaves, cities, and islands on the coast of North Africa are disputed by Morocco.
Island in the South Pacific. Controlled by the US territory American Samoa. Disputed by the New Zealand dependent territory Tokelau.
African desert region. Claimed and controlled mostly by UN member Morocco, partially by UN non-member Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.
Region of northern Borneo island. Claimed, controlled, and long-functioning as a state of Malaysia. Disputed by the Philippines.
Region on the border of Spain and Portugal. Claimed and controlled by Spain. Disputed by Portugal.
Region between Sudan and South Sudan. Claimed by both countries. Controlled by Sudan.
Region on the Iberian Peninsula. Claimed, controlled, and functioning as a British territory. Disputed by Spain.
Islands in the Indian Ocean. Claimed and controlled by the UK. Also claimed by Mauritius, the Seychelles, and the islands' native population, evicted in the 1960s.
Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean. Claimed, controlled, and functioning as a British territory. Also claimed by Argentina.
Region on the border of Egypt and Sudan. Claimed by neither country. Controlled by Egypt.
Region on the border of Egypt and Sudan. Claimed by both countries. Controlled by Egypt.
Region on the borders of Kenya, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. Claimed by both South Sudan and Kenya. Controlled by Kenya.
Region on the border of Djibouti and Eritrea. Claimed by both countries. Occupied by Eritrea.
Islands between Iran and the UAE. Claimed by both countries. Controlled by Iran.
Region on the borders of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Portions claimed and controlled by all three nations. Some portions disputed.
Islands in the South Pacific. Claimed by both Vanuatu and France. Controlled by France.
Ancient structure claimed and controlled by Cambodia. Border areas surrounding it claimed by both Cambodia and Thailand.
Islands in the Sea of Japan. Claimed by both Japan and South Korea. Controlled by South Korea.
Island in the Pacific. Claimed and controlled as a territory of the USA. Also claimed by Marshall Islands.
Region on the border of Syria and Israel. Claimed by both countries, and may include some territory claimed by Lebanon. Controlled by Israel.
Region between Israel and Jordan. Claimed by Palestine. Claimed and controlled by Israel.
Island between northern Canada and Greenland. Claimed by both Canada and Denmark on behalf of its autonomous Greenland. Controlled by Canada.
Fully independent and recognized UN member state. Neighbor state Guatemala claims its entire southern half.
Island in the Caribbean. Claimed by Haiti and the US. Controlled by the US.
Ice-covered region between Argentina and Chile. Its border line still officially undefined.
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