Countries of the Americas by History Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Mar 17, 2017

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In 2012, Hugo Chávez was re-elected to his fourth consecutive term as the president of this country, a position he held from 1999 until his death in 2013Venezuela
93%
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza, a city built by the Mayan civilisation, is located in this countryMexico
88.9%
In 1974, Isabel Martínez de Perón became president of this country after the death of her husband, becoming the first female non-royal head of state in the Western hemisphereArgentina
85.5%
Until 1954, this modern-day country was the only Dutch colony in South AmericaSuriname
74.9%
This modern day country and former British colony was known as British Honduras until 1973Belize
73.6%
The Cold War was a period of sustained political tension between the Soviet Union and this country, at the time the two major global superpowersUnited States
70.9%
This country, often seen as one of the poorer nations in South America, had the third fastest growing economy in the world in 2010, with a growth rate of 14.5%Paraguay
65.5%
The Iran-Contra affair, during the Reagan administration, involved the funding of an armed opposition group in this country with money raised from the sale of weapons to IranNicaragua
61.2%
In 1967, Argentine-born revolutionary Che Guevara was captured and executed in this countryBolivia
58.1%
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In 1983, a US-backed invasion, codenamed Operation Urgent Fury, led to the overthrowing of a military government in this countryGrenada
51.7%
Miguel Ydígoras Fuentes, a former president of this country, famously challenged the then president of Mexico to a duel to settle a dispute relating to fishing boundariesGuatemala
44.9%
Although no definitive site has been identified, this country is usually credited as the location of Columbus' first landfall in the AmericasBahamas
40.7%
In 1804, this country became the second independent nation in the Americas, after the United StatesHaiti
39.7%
This country permanently abolished its army in 1949Costa Rica
38.2%
The short-lived West Indies Federation, a coalition of Caribbean colonies formed as an attempt at gaining independence from Britain, had its capital in this countryTrinidad & Tobago
34.5%
This modern day country was claimed for the British crown in 1624 with the arrival of the ship the Olive Blossom on its shoresBarbados
24.4%
In 1838, this modern day country became the first British colony to have a legislature controlled by a black majorityDominica
23%
Until 1719, when it was captured by French settlers, this modern day country's main island, formerly Hairouna, was a refuge for escaped African slavesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
17.5%

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