Controversial Sporcle Geography Standards

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Are these 3 former Soviet republics in Europe? (name one)
Should the Spanish name for these South Atlantic islands be accepted?
Does Spain share a land border with Morocco due to these two cities? (name one)
Is the population of this Southern Chinese urban area enough to make it the second most populated in the World?
Is this West African region part of Morocco?
Is this former Yugoslav entity that declared independence in 2008 considered a country?
Is this Turkish city classified as a 'European Capital'?
Should Puerto Rico be included as part of this country?
Is this Mediterranean island country part of Europe or Asia?
Do these 2 countries border each other to form a quadripoint with Botswana & Zambia? (name one)
Is this 11-letter word a necessary part of the name of a certain Balkan country?
Should each of these 4 non-sovereign entities in the UK be included as countries of Europe? (name one)
Does this country in the British Isles include the words 'Republic of' before its official name?
Should 'Congo' alone be sufficient for the name of either of these 2 African countries? (name one)
Is this Middle Eastern entity including the West Bank and Gaza considered a country?
Is Sucre the capital of this country?
Is 'Great Britain' an acceptable alternate name for this country?
Does this continent share its name with its largest country?
Is the name of the smaller island a necessary part of the names of these 3 Caribbean countries? (name one)
Does this small Pacific island country actually have a capital?
Is Tel Aviv the capital of this country?
Is this acronym part of the name of the US capital city?
Are these British military bases on the island of Cyprus part of the country of Cyprus? (name one)
Is this mountain considered part of Europe & therefore the continent's highest peak instead of Mont Blanc?
Should this Pacific country be listed using its shorthand name or full name?
Is this large North American island an integral part of its country?
In 1990 did this country annex its Eastern area, or were both portions dissolved to form the modern nation?
Is Mount Carstensz on the island of New Guinea in this country, the highest in Oceania?
Should this special administrative region of China, formerly a British colony, be considered its own country?
Is this 4-letter word part of the name of the largest American city?
Do the words 'Former Yugoslav Republic of' begin the official name of this country?
Is this island entity in Eastern Asia North of the Philippines considered a country?
Do these pairs of US states border when they only meet at the Four Corners quadripoint? (name one pair)
Does Bahrain share a land border with this country due to a causeway linking the two?
Does Singapore share a land border with this country due to causeways linking the two?
Is 'Holland' an acceptable alternate name for this country?
Is this island nation Northeast of Venezuela part of South America?
Is this Southern Caribbean island West of CuraƧao an independent country?
Does the UK share a land border with Spain due to this dependency?
Does the word 'The' make this small West African country have a multi-word name?
Does the US share a land border with Cuba due to this naval base?
Is this body of water the World's 5th major ocean in addition to the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, & PacificOceans?
Are overseas regions integral to this country like metropolitan regions?
Should the names of these countries be written as the English translations of their local names? (name one)
Are these 2 seas - between N & S America and between Europe & Africa - part of the Atlantic? (name one)

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