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Clues refer to COUNTRIES whose name, nickname, etymology, flag, places, landmarks or people are connected to the RED colour.
Which is the country…
…whose two main cities are worldwide known, the first for its RED SQUARE and the second for the RED OCTOBER REVOLUTION?
The RED SQUARE is often considered the central square of Moscow and of all Russia. RED OCTOBER refers to the armed insurrection of 1917 in Petrograd (today St Petersburg).
...where there is the RED PYRAMID? It is the largest of the three major pyramids located at the Dahshur necropolis.
Named for the rusty reddish hue of its stones.
…which is called the RED DRAGON OF ASIA?
...whose national flag has in the center a stylized 11-pointed RED MAPLE LEAF?
The national flag of Canada is known as 'the Maple Leaf'.
...whose national flag has a large RED DISC in the center? It is on top of a white field and represents the sun.
Officially called 'Nisshooki' (the sun-mark flag), but more commonly known as 'Hinomaru' (the sun disc).
…having the longest coastline on the RED SEA, after Eritrea?
Eritrea 2.234 km (mainland 1151 km + islands in Red Sea 1083 km), Saudi Arabia 1800 km, Egypt 1400 km, Sudan 853 km, Yemen about 450 km
...of the RED BARON? It is the nickname of a Formula One racing driver.
So-called for his red Ferrari and in reference to Manfred von Richthofen (famous flying ace of WWI).
…whose capital city in 1924 was renamed with a local term meaning RED HERO? In honor of a national hero who liberated the country from Chinese occupation.
In Mongolian language, Ulaanbaatar means the RED HERO and is referred to Damdin Sükhbaatar.
...where there is the RED FORT COMPLEX? It is a 17th century fort. The British used it as a military camp, but today is a popular tourist site.
It served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and considered a powerful symbol of India's sovereignty.
…whose territory, in occasion of the presidential elections, is commonly divided into RED STATES and BLUE STATES to graphically depict voter preferences?
The practice of using colors to represent parties dates back at least as far as 1908, but before the 2000 presidential election, there was no universally recognized color scheme.
...whose national flag has FOUR RED STARS, representing the constellation of Crux, the Southern Cross?
Flags of Australia, Brazil, Papua NG and Samoa also feature the constellation of Crux, but their stars are white.
...whose most important former imperial city is known as THE RED CITY?
Marrakech is so-called after the magnificent RED FORTIFICATIONS that surround it
...of Elisabeth the RED QUEEN? So-called for her open sympathies with socialist philosophy and her frequent trips to the Soviet Union, China and Poland during the 1950s.
Duchess in Bavaria since her birth in 1876. In 1900 she married Prince Albert of Belgium and in 1909 became the Queen consort.
...where the U.S. military OPERATION RED DAWN was conducted on 13 December 2003?
Military operation conducted by the United States armed forces resulting in the capture of Saddam Hussein.
...where there is the RED STAR STADIUM? It is the home stadium of the Fudbalski Klub Crvena Zvezda.
The Fudbalski Klub Crvena Zvezda is popurlary known as the RED STAR BELGRADE and is the most popular football club in the country.
Which is the country…
…where the production of the RED BULL ENERGY DRINK was inspired? 'Red Bull gives you wings' is its popular slogan.
Inspired by an already existing drink called KRATING DAENG (in Thai DAENG means RED and KRATING refers to a REDDISH BOVINE).
...where the seat of Parliament is THE RED HOUSE?
In 1897, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, the buildings were given a coat of red paint. People promptly referred to them thereafter as the Red House.
...where there is the RED FOREST? Called Worm Wood Forest before 1986, it is today one of the most contaminated areas in the world.
The name comes from the ginger-brown colour of the pine trees after they died following the absorption of high levels of radiation from the Chernobyl accident.
...whose national football team is commonly referred to as LA FURIA ROJA (The Red Fury) or simply as LA ROJA (The Red One)?
…whose national flag has a large RED DISC on top of a green field?
The red disc represents the sun rising over Bengal, and also the blood of those who died for the independence of Bangladesh.
…whose original name may be translated as the REDSTONE ISLAND with teeth outside reefs?
The original name for Barbados was 'Ichirouganaim', even translated as 'the RED LAND with White Teeth' or simply 'Teeth'.
…where there is a geographic region called 'Terres Rouges' (RED LANDS) or 'Minett'?
So called for their red iron-laden earth. It is one of the most prodigious iron-producing regions in Western Europe.
...where there is the RED RIVER DELTA? It is an administrative region corresponding to the flat plain formed by the RED RIVER, flowing from China to the Gulf of Tonkin.
The RED RIVER (Vietnamese: Sông Hồng, Chinese: Hóng Hé) is also known as the Sông Cái - Mother River (Vietnamese) or Yuan River (Chinese).
…whose capital city is named from a Sesotho word meaning PLACE OF THE RED SANDSTONE?
… whose national flag consists of 2 equal vertical bars and, in the center, a RED STAR AND CRESCENT?
The red colour represents the blood of those killed fighting for independence. The star and crescent represent Islam.
...whose national football team is nicknamed LA ROJA (The Red One) or 'El Equipo de Todos' (Everybody's team)?
…whose name may come from Latin and refer to a local type of RED WOOD?
From 'Brasilium', the Latin name of a red dyewood.
…of the RED BRIGADES? It was a Marxist-Leninist terrorist group active, via a number of political assassinations, during the 'Years of Lead' (late 1960s - early 1980s).
In Italian 'Brigate Rosse', often abbreviated as 'the BR'.
...whose national football team is nicknamed the RED SEA BOYS? In recent years some of the athletes took the opportunity to abscond and seek asylum during competitions abroad.
4 players defected in 2006 after a match in Nairobi. 12 other members after the 2007 CECAFA Cup in Tanzania. Another 6 players sought asylum in Angola and 3 more in Sudan.
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