Controversial Sporcle Geography Standards

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

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