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Jul 24th, 2012 at 20:41 GMT
Interesting quiz! Would like to know what the missed answers are.
Jul 24th, 2012 at 20:44 GMT
Ah whoops - looks like you can see them after clicking View Stats
Jul 24th, 2012 at 21:43 GMT
One minor correction needed; the end date for Scotland should be 1707, not 1807.
Jul 25th, 2012 at 19:54 GMT
Good one! I would suggest accepting Tannu Tuva for #10
Jul 26th, 2012 at 19:21 GMT
Awesome Quiz. Hope to see North Korea on it next year.
Jul 27th, 2012 at 02:32 GMT
Please accept Oranje Vrijstaat for orange free state
Jul 27th, 2012 at 03:29 GMT
Great quiz, but could you maybe accept "Piedmont-Sardinia" for "Sardinia-Piedmont?" I think it's the more common configuration anyway.
Jul 27th, 2012 at 14:33 GMT
@Bzaugh Thats a fail on my part I remmeber thinking to include those alternatives names but it sliped my mind when I finished the quiz. Thank you and I did include yours and CCCP suggested name.
Jul 28th, 2012 at 17:51 GMT
I like number 3. :)
Jul 29th, 2012 at 12:36 GMT
Please accept alternative spellings of Mughal (eg Moghul). Thanks!
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Jul 30th, 2012 at 00:28 GMT
Why is South Vietnam on here, but not NORTH Vietnam? Wasn't there a North Vietnam before the Vietnam War?
Jul 30th, 2012 at 01:50 GMT
@JayZed Thank you for the suggestion I will get to it right away. @sportsaholic2010 Of coure there was a North Vietnam before the Vietnam War however trying to put all extinct countries on here would be impossible. Naples, Soviet Union, Rio Grande, Republic of West Florida, Ryukyu Islands, North and South Yemen this is just a short-list of extinct countries from the top of my head. I could easily make an Extinct Countries II (Images) quiz if I wanted.
Aug 1st, 2012 at 22:12 GMT
True it will never be a kingdom again, but hopefully come 2014, there will be an independent republic of Scotland.
Aug 3rd, 2012 at 15:46 GMT
Thanks for my first editor's pick smreidy113!
Aug 3rd, 2012 at 17:15 GMT
@Sportsaholic2012: To add on to extinctanimal22's comments about what you said, with only 20 spotson the quiz, it would be silly to waste 2 of them on different Vietnams. It's a lot nicer to see all the variety there is on this quiz.
Aug 4th, 2012 at 07:03 GMT
Great quiz! As a history nerd, I loved it haha
Aug 6th, 2012 at 18:26 GMT
Fun quiz! However, empires aren't really countries and Scotland is still a country (though not a sovereign state).
Aug 6th, 2012 at 22:53 GMT
@cogitare I don't get your empire aren't really countries thing. Its like saying republics aren't really countries, and kingdoms aren't really countries. I do see your arguement for Scotland but the Kingdom of Scotland no longer exists.
Aug 8th, 2012 at 19:27 GMT
@Extinctanimals22 You're right. The quiz gives excellent examples of extinct countries. My muddled reasoning was that if an entity such as the UK was composed of multiple countries (England, Scotland, etc.), surely transnational entities such as empires couldn't be considered countries since they multiple countries under their domain. However, some googling and dictionarying proved this was not the case. Waaaaay to much too much time wasted by myself over the title of an excellent quiz.
Aug 9th, 2012 at 14:18 GMT
USSR would have been a good inclusion. It was one of the 2 most powerful nations of the 20th century- maybe ever!
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Aug 13th, 2012 at 20:01 GMT
The inclusion of "Kingdom of Scotland" as extinct is absurd - unless "Kingdom of England" and "Principality of Wales" are also regarded as extinct. The Union of the Crowns in 1803 saw the King of Scotland, James VI, become King of England (James I) too. Scotland remains a country, within a bigger state. I'm right there as I type this. I returned to it today from the Olympic Games.
Aug 14th, 2012 at 00:56 GMT
You forgot Prussia. :(
Aug 14th, 2012 at 20:53 GMT
@McHinch & Trancypants please read my second comment on this quiz. @CarolineCourt Actually your two examples of countries are extinct. England and Scotland formed a personal union in 1707 that stills exists today meaning both countries are extinct but have successor states. Texas joined the United States but people don't classfiy it as it own seperate country anymore. Also England, Scotland, etc are "called" countries but are more like U.S. states. Also I hope you had fun at the Olympics.
Aug 18th, 2012 at 04:55 GMT
If you tried to include as many as you could, what would the time be ? An hour ?
Aug 24th, 2012 at 00:06 GMT
I wouldn't call Scotland "extinct" - more "dormant", and possibly going to be reactivated in a few years' time, albeit probably not as a kingdom.
Aug 25th, 2012 at 16:58 GMT
Excellent quiz, loved it. 5 globes, favourited, nominated, challenged! I demand more! :) Ended up kicking myself on a few: 'is it united republic of or democratic republic of or united states of or united peoples republic of?' Some very odd comments here, I don't know how anyone expected a complete list of all extinct states!
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Aug 27th, 2012 at 17:33 GMT
It's austro-hungary not Austria-hungary
Aug 30th, 2012 at 05:01 GMT
@Twigs: It's either Austro-Hungarian (adj. form) or Austria-Hungary (noun). You can't have it half-way.
Sep 14th, 2012 at 13:58 GMT
that's an incorrect map of the mughal empire. It never controlled southern india
Sep 21st, 2012 at 02:05 GMT
@liny I editied the map to be more similar to other maps of the Mughal Empire thank you for telling me.
Oct 10th, 2012 at 04:54 GMT
Federal Republic of Central America was also known as the United Provinces of Central America, perhaps that and UPCA could be included as answers.
Oct 10th, 2012 at 05:03 GMT
As far as terminology goes, what most people call a "country" is actually referring to the term "independent state" or "sovereign state". Country is more of an informal term, as a country doesn't have to be an independent state as defined by international law - Scotland, Aruba, Hong Kong, Greenland, and French Polynesia are all "countries" in this sense, though the mainstream Sporcle interpretation of "country" is obviously leaning towards sovereign states.
Oct 26th, 2012 at 00:58 GMT
Scotland and England had formed a personal union from 1603 when James VI of Scotland became James I of England. In 1707 the two parliaments unified the states into Great Britian. If Scotland leaves the UK it is likely to be initially a kingdom sharing a monarch with the UK as was the case with Ireland in 1922. Obviously as an independent state Scotland's constitutional arrangements would then be up to Scotland.
Apr 21st, 2013 at 17:09 GMT
Looks like soon you will have to take Scotland out of this quiz. Also please accept HRE for Holy Roman Empire
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