Do These Countries Still Exist, or Are They History?

By Susan McDonald on March 09, 2018

About This Quiz

We're headed to Czechoslovakia! Wait. Are we? In a world with tons of countries, it's sometimes hard to keep up with all the dissolutions and name changes. From Ceylon to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, do these countries still exist or are they history?

Within the six habitable continents of the world, there are 197 countries. Since the beginning of time, countries have been claiming others and the battle for power is ever-present. With the battle for power and the political changes, many countries have been given name changes. While it might be easy to recognize if the United States, France, and China still exist, what about Georgia, Angola, and Paraguay? 

If you were growing up before the 2000s, your textbooks might talk about Czechoslovakia as a country. When looking at a map, you'd see it no longer exists. This former country actually split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993. Many countries have had the same fate or just went through an entire name change. Can you sort through the old and the current?

Is Zaire a country or is it the Democratic Republic of the Congo? Is Singapore still a country? What about the United Arab Republic? If you can sort through these questions, you're well on your way to mastering this quiz.

Will you be able to tell whether these countries still exist or will you be left in the past with the former ones? There's only one way to find out.

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