Border Conflicts by GersonA

Champion(s):

CarterBurke
Maybe we can build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh? Why don't we try that?


Runner(s)-Up:

SrikrishnanV

dklee

MercureT

WangS


Quiz Description

A quiz about border conflicts all over the world. This quiz is probably rated R, as you'll need a good knowledge of geography and history to do well.

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1 CarterBurke 356 99 15
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2 WangS 354 95 15
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Questions:

The Nagorno-Karabakh region, located in one country, is the source of an ongoing conflict with a neighboring country, as most residents of said region belong to the neighboring country's ethnic group. The two nations went to war over the region from 1988-1994. Name either country.

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Azerbaijan, Armenia

A particular group of 14 islands in the South China Sea is disputed by 6 nations: Brunei, China, Malaysia, The Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam, mainly due to its location on strategic shipping lanes and its natural resources. What is the name of this island group?

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Spratly Islands

After a 1974 military invasion and subsequent occupation, the island nation of Cyprus is unrecognized by what UN member state, who instead recognizes the de facto state of Northern Cyprus?

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Turkey

The ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict has led to several wars. Perhaps the best known of these was what 1967 war, also called the June War?

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Six-Day War

What nation, which declared independence in 2008 but is not a member of the UN, is claimed by neighboring Serbia, although its ethnic majority is actually Albanians?

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Kosovo

The autonomous republic of Abkhazia is recognized by a handful of nations, most notably Russia, due to a conflict between Russia and the UN member state that claims Abkhazia. It is still claimed by this state despite an ethnic cleansing attempt in the 1990s. What is this country, which declared Abkhazia a Russian-occupied area in 2008?

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Georgia

Although it declared independence in 1990, the state of Transnistria is only recognized by Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, and South Ossetia. All UN member states consider Transnistria part of what other country, the poorest in Europe?

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Moldova

Somaliland, a self-declared state that is not recognized by any sovereign state and is instead regarded as an autonomous region of Somalia, considers itself the successor to the former protectorate of British Somaliland. What other (fully-recognized) African country is considered the successor to French Somaliland?

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Djibouti

The claimed capital of what partially recognized state in a heavily disputed region is Laayoune, while the temporary capital was moved from Bir Lehlou to Tifariti in 2011? (Note: name the state, not the region.)

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Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

While Palestine claims its capital as East Jerusalem, the entire city of Jerusalem is claimed by Israel. Because of this, what other city, 10 miles north of Jerusalem, has become the de facto capital of Palestine?

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Ramallah

India and Pakistan have fought three wars, in 1947, 1965, and 1999, over what disputed region, which chose not to join either India or Pakistan because its ruler was Hindu but most of his subjects were Muslim?

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Kashmir

The People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (also known as Taiwan), still claim the territory of the other. This conflict stems from the Chinese Civil War, where Mao Zedong's Communist forces won and took over the mainland, while Chiang Kai-shek's forces were exiled to Taiwan. What is the name of Chiang Kai-shek's party, also called the Chinese Nationalist Party?

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Kuomintang/Guomindang