Short-Lived Countries by SheahanJ

Champion(s):

RossC
Settle down, Beavis.


Runner(s)-Up:

BishopA
I can name 200 popes but only 6 digits of pi.


Quiz Description

If you blinked, you might have missed them.

Full Results:

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1 RossC 574 98 15
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2 BishopA 491 95 15
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3 gregariouschinchilla 476 92 15
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4 PerryS 453 89 15
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5 FryedBetaKappa 363 86 15
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6 GrahamJ 354 83 00
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7 WolfsbergE 351 80 15
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8 creedofhubris 337 76 15
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8 grimesr 337 76 15
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10 WeikleB 313 72 15
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11 LuskT 298 69 15
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12 VaccaD 292 66 15
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13 UllspergerA 283 63 15
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14 MercureT 250 60 15
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Questions:

The state informally known as the Salo Republic, which lasted from September 1943 until April 1945, was ruled for the entirety of its existence by what man?

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Benito Mussolini

On December 19, 1963, it became the 37th post-colonial African nation to achieve independence. Five months and one bloody revolution later, it achieved un-independence.

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Zanzibar

Formerly the easternmost region of Czechoslovakia, it was an independent nation for exactly one day, on March 15, 1939. Since then, it has been part of Hungary, the USSR, and Ukraine.

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Carpatho-Ukraine (also acceptable: Carpatho-Ruthenia, Ruthenia)

The short-lived anarchist republic of Libertatia, founded by 17th-century English pirates (and which may not have actually ever existed) was supposedly located on what island?

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Madagascar

The one proclaimed by Cola di Rienzo lasted for eight months in 1347, the one founded by Napoleon lasted for two years, and the most recent one lasted for six months in 1849. What historically-significant name did all of these revolutionary states share?

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Roman Republic

The 1839 War of the Confederation brought an end to a brief political union between what two South American countries?

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Bolivia, Peru

The Duchy of Courland and Semigallia, a German client state created during the final months of World War I, was mostly located within the borders of what present-day nation?

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Latvia

What European microstate was created by the Treaty of Fontainebleau in April 1814, but effectively ceased to exist 300 days later, after the departure of its first (and only) monarch?

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Principality of Elba

During the English civil war of 1642-49, most of Ireland was under the control of an independent Catholic government, which would mark Ireland's last sustained period of self-rule until the 20th century. By what name is this state usually known? (It was named for a city in Leinster, not the beer).

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Confederation of Kilkenny

The secessionist Republic of Ezo, which lasted less than a year in 1869, is considered the first example of democratic government in the history of what country?

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Japan

The United Arab States, which lasted from 1958 until 1961, was a short-lived attempt at a political union between what three non-contiguous Middle Eastern countries?

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Egypt, Syria, North Yemen

A short-lived republic led by Bernardo GutiƩrrez de Lara for several months in 1813 was the first independent state to be known by what name? Its better-known successor state was independent between 1836 and 1846, and (briefly) again in 1861.

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Republic of Texas