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Can you name the all of these current sovereign states that formed in these various ways?
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Breakaways of Ethiopia, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan
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Jan 4th, 2010 at 04:38 GMT
You could also add Bangladesh as a dissolution of Pakistan. Or maybe it is a breakaway.
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Jan 4th, 2010 at 12:06 GMT
Nice quiz. The timelimit is a bit generous though. The trained sporcler can type all countries of the world in 5 minutes, I guess. Maybe you could also add some now-defunct splits, like the split of Germany and Vietnam, to spice things up? Or not mention what countries Namibia etc. broke away from? As a nitpick: calling Namibia a "breakaway" from South-Africa is incorrect, as Southafrican sovereignty over Namibia was never recognized: South-Africa only held Namibia as a League of Nations/UN mandate. Ditto, Indonesian sovereignty over Timor Leste was never recognized.
Jan 4th, 2010 at 13:15 GMT
i thought india and pakistan were a two-state dissolution in 1948. also jordan was a union of two states in 1948. also israel/palestine was dissolved (but in 1947).
Jan 4th, 2010 at 13:37 GMT
Also Senegambia, Tanzania, United Arab Republic (kinda)
Jan 4th, 2010 at 16:55 GMT
Jan 4th, 2010 at 17:06 GMT
Good grief, I got all the former Soviet Republics...except Russia. Facepalm!
Jan 4th, 2010 at 18:58 GMT
Senegal and the Gambia and what about the Austro Hungarian empire?
Jan 4th, 2010 at 19:57 GMT
If you wanted, you could add states that were in the former Ottoman Empire, although there would be some overlap with the former Yugoslavia.
Jan 4th, 2010 at 20:05 GMT
Egypt and Iraq formed and then later disolved the UAR. India/Pakistan is a big omission.
Jan 5th, 2010 at 00:16 GMT
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who got everything under Soviet Union except "Russia" :P
Another interesting one to add might be Newfoundland and Canada (Newfoundland became a part of Canada in 1949)
Jan 5th, 2010 at 00:56 GMT
Don't forget about Vietnam, just like Germany, it split apart and then was reunited.
Jan 5th, 2010 at 01:11 GMT
Sorry I forgot to include Senegambia and Vietnam (that's a pretty obvious one). I'm working on adding some others (keeping 5 minutes as the time) What are your thoughts on adding UAR and Tanzania's acquisitions/unifications?
Jan 5th, 2010 at 02:41 GMT
The US also had the Philippines until 1946.
Jan 5th, 2010 at 14:30 GMT
Jan 5th, 2010 at 16:39 GMT
What about Singapore as a breakaway from Malaysia?
Jan 6th, 2010 at 16:43 GMT
What about adding the China/Taiwan split, if an actual date can be found?
Jan 6th, 2010 at 21:22 GMT
China/Taiwan are bonus answers, since PRC obviously does not recognize ROC.
Jan 7th, 2010 at 04:18 GMT
If you include India/Pakistan in 1947 (at independence), then you should add Somalia/Somaliland. Also "2-state dissolution" is too vague; it's worth the extra line or two to be clearer about the distinction you're making. I'm not sure about Senegambia being a country; if you allow that, you'd probably have to add sundry and ephemeral changes to the UAR and Libya (which had some kind of union with Tunisia). Also the Mali Federation, the West Indies Federations and the Central African Federation (Rhodesia & Nyasaland). It's hard to draw fast lines unless you cut a strict one.
Jan 8th, 2010 at 16:19 GMT
Some of the entries should be included under more than one heading, e.g. Serbia and Montenegro are both "Yugoslavia" and "2-State Dissolution". If that's feasible.
Jan 10th, 2010 at 05:54 GMT
Great Quiz. I can tell i sporcle too much though, i was able to name all the countries that came from soviet union (including all those -stans) except Russia!
Jan 12th, 2010 at 09:38 GMT
Fun quiz but it needs som fine ajustements. Never knew about UAR before, interesting to learn new stuff.
Jan 22nd, 2010 at 00:28 GMT
Interesting and challenging...nice idea.
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