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Test your Mid-East/North Africa geography

 
 
Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 04:15 pm
Map Game

There aren't any scores and you can keep trying till you get it right, making it more of a learning exercise (I think that's what it was designed for) than a test but it's fun for a half minute.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 04:33 pm
That was entertaining. I only missed a few. I had never in my life heard of "Western Sahara."
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 04:44 pm
@Setanta,
At least the name made it a pretty obvious pick though.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 05:34 pm
I got it by process of elimination, but i still considered it a part of Morroco (which was the parenthetical reference on that map). My big problem was with the "-stans," placing them precisely. I also mixed up Qatar and Bahrain.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 05:35 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I am weak in geography. It was a good exercise for me.
realjohnboy
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 05:53 pm
@edgarblythe,
I started out pretty good but failed badly in sub-mediteranean Afric and the 'Stans.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 06:19 pm
I did ok except for

- screwing up the drop at least four times, including putting something back in the blue band with the others and putting jordan by mistake into the mediterranean sea.

- having a hell of a time placing the western sahara, which I'd never heard of.

- got most of the stans but flubbed up on uzbekistan

- flubbed up on morocco when I knew better, tried to stuff it into algeria.

- messed up with qatar

Now to take it again to fortify the learning curve...
hamburger
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 06:26 pm
@Robert Gentel,
who stole MESOPOTAMIA ? i want it back !
hbg

http://spiralcastle.net/mesopotamia/meso_map_new.gif
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 06:28 pm
@ossobuco,
OK, all right that time.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 01:35 am
I suppose, since it's more or less our neighbiurhood, I wasn't bad at all. (Though we use here the term 'Near East' for the "Middle East" ...)
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maporsche
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 04:06 am
I only knew 9 for sure. I probably got another 10 or so on the 2nd try, but I knew the general area. The rest were all trial and error....I need some work.
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flyboy804
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 09:17 am
@Robert Gentel,
I have even more trouble with central and southern Africa. I gave up when Zanzibar and Tanganyika morphed into Tanzania.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 09:43 am
@flyboy804,
flyboy804 wrote:

I have even more trouble with central and southern Africa. I gave up when Zanzibar and Tanganyika morphed into Tanzania.


Well, one was German East Africa, the other .... okay, there has been the Heligoland-Zanzibar Treaty ... Wink
hamburger
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 09:59 am
@Walter Hinteler,
if i try , i can probably get most of the former german "colonies" together (mainly from the stamps in my collection ; as a matter of interest , germany had it's own post-offices in such countries as turkey and marocco from about 1870 until 1914 - and until 1919 in spanish marocco ) .
but don't ask me which streets to drive to get to our house ... ...
hbg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 10:24 am
@hamburger,
[I always liked the Ger,an post office in KleinPopo, Togo.]
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 11:14 am
I did worse than expected (I expected a perfect score).

Mixed Niger and Chad.
Mixed Turkmenistan and Tajikistan
Mised Bahrein and Oman (that was unforgivable)

As for the Western Sahara, I guess the US does not recognize the legitimate government of the Frente Polisario (Popular Liberation Front of Sahara-Río de Oro) or the Saharauí Arab Democratic Republic.
I think all Spanish speaking countries do. Their embassy is a few blocks from my house.
It is recognized by 45 countries, and it had or has a wall dividing the (truly independent) South and the North (occupied by Morocco).
Río de Oro was a Spanish colony until 1975. After their independence, Morocco and Mauritania invaded it. In 1979 Mauritania retreated.
The territory is inhabited by 380,000 Saharauis and 160,000 Moroccan soldiers. Of the 380,000 Saharauis, 270,000 inhabit the part controlled by Morocco.
The RASD has two official languages: Arab and Spanish.
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 12:39 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
I have just two words on that topic (OK, well, maybe three . . . )

Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 12:51 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I couldn't find Koreastan.
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 12:51 pm
I did okay until I got to those eastern --'istan' countries, other than Afghanistan and Pakistan, and it took some trial and error to place those correctly.
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 12:53 pm
@fbaezer,
fbaezer wrote:
I did worse than expected (I expected a perfect score).


I did what you expected..

The French too know about the Polisario..

I even remember Villa Cisneros..
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