More countries [quiz]

Idea, people, is to guess the countries:

1. Río de la Plata to the south, originally the Charrúa people, on a per-capita basis, it contributes more troops to United Nations peace-keeping missions than any other country, Economist “country of the year” in 2013

2. Was dominated by Bantu-speaking tribes, a Marxist–Leninist one-party state from 1970 to 1991, fourth largest oil producer in the Gulf, independence from France on 15 August 1960, in 1997 – Lissouba and Sassou started to fight for power in a civil war.

3. Name comes from an extinct tribe of Turkic origin, heavy industry, power engineering, and agriculture, saved its Jewish population from deportation to concentration camps, air pollution more severe than any other country in continent.

4. Kingdom of a Million Elephants Under the White Parasol, landlocked, occupied by French and Japanese, generates electricity from its rivers and sells power to its neighbours, accused of genocide, and violations against the Hmong ethnic minority.

5. Large hinterland in the north-east, close to Bougainville, highest territorial points over 11,000 feet – Mount McClintock and Mount Menzies, affected by the Indian Ocean Dipole and the El Niño–Southern Oscillation, carbon dioxide emissions near highest in world.

6. Safavids were important, one of worst for human rights abuses today, huge fossil fuel reserves, Ferdowsi highly regarded, devastated by Mongols, Caucasian khanates took over much territory, Krtsanisi most famous battle.

7. Red, blue and yellow flag, one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse, was once the Granadine Confederation, became British military target in 1739, followed in 1783 by a Royal Botanical Expedition, constant civil war.

5 comments for “More countries [quiz]

  1. The Blocked Dwarf
    December 14, 2017 at 18:17

    6. Persia /Iran or Georgia

  2. Mark Moncrieff
    December 14, 2017 at 18:59

    1. Argentina
    2. Gabon
    3. Bulgaria
    4. Laos
    5. Papua New Guinea
    6. Iran
    7. Colombia

    Mark Moncrieff
    Upon Hope Blog – A Traditional Conservative Future

  3. December 14, 2017 at 19:16

    Gentlemen, was away watching Scandal in Bohemia, sorry.

    1. Uruguay
    2. The other Congo with the long name
    3. Bulgaria
    4. Laos
    5. Australia
    6. Iran
    7. Colombia

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    • Mark Moncrieff
      December 15, 2017 at 13:55

      Mr. Higham

      1. I was thinking Uruguay but of course that was not my answer, a class case of second guessing and getting it wrong.
      2. I was going to say Congo but I would have gone for the short name.
      5. Australia! I got my own country wrong! Well not for the first time to be honest.

      Fun quiz

      Mark Moncrieff

      • December 15, 2017 at 15:15

        5. With the western nations, I have to be a bit sneakier with the clues.

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