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Jul 19th, 2011 at 13:27 GMT
West Virginia fought with the Union during the Civil War
Jul 19th, 2011 at 13:40 GMT
@RLthehammer But Virginia seceded in 1861 but West Virginia didn't become a state until 1863 so in a weird technical in was part of CSA for two years.
Jul 19th, 2011 at 13:59 GMT
What about England, pre-UK?
Jul 19th, 2011 at 14:43 GMT
You only have 49 states: where is Colorado?
Jul 19th, 2011 at 15:40 GMT
please accept Confederacy and Confederate States of America. CSA is all I could get it to accept.
Jul 19th, 2011 at 16:25 GMT
The Canada Alaska border wasn't settled until the early 20th century, and there was a dispute as to who owned what up there. Certainly some areas that are Alaska now were administered and claimed by Canada. I'm not sure if you wish to include that or not.
Jul 19th, 2011 at 18:32 GMT
Japan and Sweden came as a shock to me
Jul 19th, 2011 at 20:51 GMT
If you add outlying territories, you could add Germany (Northern Mariana Islands) and Denmark (US Virgin Islands).
Jul 19th, 2011 at 21:02 GMT
@carbon_rod I was actually thinking about doing a seperate quiz for U.S. territories and one for Canadian providences idk for sure yet.
Jul 19th, 2011 at 21:59 GMT
The CSA was a universally unrecognized state, i'm not sure if you can include them among countries.
Jul 20th, 2011 at 02:58 GMT
The United States should be an answer
Jul 20th, 2011 at 09:31 GMT
And if you are including the CSA on here shouldn't areas that were claimed by the Confederacy but not states at the time also be listed?
Jul 20th, 2011 at 22:52 GMT
@coolbeans i added united states and @goa i did west virginia parts of arizona and new mexico are listed under the CSA
Jul 21st, 2011 at 21:55 GMT
Why can't you execpt England or Great Britain? Otherwise it's a fun quiz!
Jul 21st, 2011 at 22:04 GMT
Missouri and Kentucky, although border states, both had seats in the Confederate congress and stars on the Confederate flag, and were considered Confederate territory. At the least, they were occupied by confederate armies.
Jul 22nd, 2011 at 15:09 GMT
Title of the quiz ought ot be "countries THAT HAVE controlled the states"... The title clearly suggests past tense, meaning "US" should not be an answer
Jul 22nd, 2011 at 15:52 GMT
@thehighman91 - The Confederacy was recognized as a belligerent by a number of countries. International law is a murky subject, but the recognition of belligerent status as well as the informal recognition at least by the Holy See should be sufficient to treat the Confederacy as a country for the purposes of this quiz - all assuming that international recognition is the true definition of whether a country exists in the first place.
Jul 22nd, 2011 at 16:11 GMT
Rhode Islands was independent for 2 months prior to the declaration of independence
Jul 22nd, 2011 at 21:48 GMT
Pretty friggin stupid making us put in USA as an answer for a quiz on who owned US states. I thought it was just a given...but I guess not.
Jul 22nd, 2011 at 22:10 GMT
@public enemy I'm going to say this now i've made three quizs like this one of states, one of U.S. territores and one canadian provicnes. On every single one someone would complain about it (the country being in controlly curently) being on there or not being on. I'm make this loud and clear I'm tried of it I really am I am just going to keep all the quizs the way they are from now and ignore statments like yours and also for every sporcles sake stop acting like a five year old.
Jul 24th, 2011 at 17:48 GMT
West Virginia became a state because of the 46 counties in Virginia (who had few slaves in comparison with the other 95 counties) and who felt more loyalty to the Union then the South. Yet, they did not join the Union with open arms, but didn't feel like seceding.
Jul 25th, 2011 at 00:23 GMT
Mexico should be included for Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, and Utah.
Jul 25th, 2011 at 18:24 GMT
Republic of West Florida
Aug 5th, 2011 at 20:54 GMT
Why include an unrecognized state (CSA) when you aren't going to recognize all of them? (e.g., Republic of Mississippi)
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