Countries of the Americas by History II Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Nov 16, 2013

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The Bay of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful CIA-backed invasion of this countryCuba
98.6%
Soon after seceding from Colombia in 1903, work on the first canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans was begun in this countryPanama
93.1%
This modern day country, renowned as the former centre of the Inca Empire, is home to the UNESCO-recognized site of Machu PicchuPeru
90.9%
Upon achieving independence from Portugal in 1822, this country existed as an Empire until becoming a presidential republic in 1889Brazil
87.9%
In 2009, this country became the first South American nation to nationally legalise same-sex civil unionsUruguay
61.1%
From 1973 to 1998, Augusto Pinochet headed a military regime in this country that is credited with 'disappearing' over 3,000 political opponentsChile
58.7%
In 1969, the Soccer War broke out between El Salvador and this country, coinciding with rioting between fans at a qualifying match for the 1970 FIFA World CupHonduras
57.7%
Since 1964, FARC, a Marxist guerilla organisation, has been in persistent armed conflict with right-wing paramilitaries and government forces in this countryColombia
55.7%
The Galápagos Islands, visited by Charles Darwin prior to his writing 'On the Origins of Species', are a province of this countryEcuador
52.8%
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This modern-day country is the location of the first known European attempt at colonising the AmericasCanada
49.3%
After being settled by Christopher Columbus in 1492, this modern-day country became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the AmericasDominican Republic
45.6%
From 1831 until its collapse in 1838, the Federal Republic of Central America, a sovereign state consisting of five modern-day countries, had its capital in this countryEl Salvador
42.3%
In 1997, US-born Janet Jagan was elected president of this country, thus becoming South America's first democratically elected female PresidentGuyana
38.1%
In 1983, this country became the youngest sovereign nation in the Americas when it achieved independence from the UKSt. Kitts & Nevis
27.8%
On January 5th 2012, Portia Simpson-Miller was elected the 7th Prime Minister on this countryJamaica
24.7%
The frequency at which this modern day country alternated between British and French control resulted in it receiving the nickname 'Helen of the West Indies'St. Lucia
18.8%
This country is home to Nelson's Dockyard, the residence of Admiral Horatio Nelson from 1784 to 1787Antigua & Barbuda
13.3%

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