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Countries That Changed Their Names

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20 questions
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There are a bunch of countries that changed their names for reasons ranging from political or cultural in nature to an attempt to forget the past.
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Countries That Changed Their Names There are a bunch of countries that changed their names for reasons ranging from political or cultural in nature to an attempt to forget the past.

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In 1935 Persia changed its name to what ?

Iran

Afganistan

Iraq

Jordan

48% got this right

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In 1939 Siam changed its name to what ?

Thailand

Burma

Cambodia

Laos

38% got this right

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In 1941 Abyssinia changed its name to what ?

Ethiopia

Djibouti

Eritrea

Somalia

52% got this right

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In 1949 Formosa changed its name to what ?

Taiwan

Guam

Hong Kong

Laos

36% got this right

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In 1945 East Indies changed its name to what ?

Indonesia

Malaysia

Papua New Guinea

Phillipines

51% got this right

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In 1957 Gold Coast changed its name to what ?

Ghana

Burkina Faso

Liberia

Nigeria

36% got this right

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In 1960 French Sudan changed its name to what ?

Mali

Benin

Mauritania

Sudan

Hard  27% got this right

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In 1964 Nyasaland changed its name to what ?

Malawi

Mozambique

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Hard  30% got this right

10

In 1964 Zanzibar changed its name to what ?

Tanzania

Mozambique

Zambia

Zimbabwe

42% got this right

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In 1966 Basutoland changed its name to what ?

Lesotho

Angola

Eswatini

Malawi

Hard  33% got this right

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In 1966 Bechuanaland changed its name to what ?

Botswana

Chad

Gabon

Namibia

56% got this right

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In 1972 Ceylon changed its name to what ?

Sri Lanka

The Comoros

Cabo Verde

Suriname

70% got this right

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In 1973 British Honduras changed its name to what ?

Belize

Guatemala

Honduras

Nicaragua

Hard  20% got this right

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In 1975 Dahomey changed its name to what ?

Benin

Gabon

Gambia

Togo

Hard  24% got this right

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In 1980 Rhodesia changed its name to what ?

Zimbabwe

Burundi

Rwanda

Zambia

41% got this right

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In 1984 Upper Volta changed its name to what ?

Burkina Faso

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Sierra Leone

Hard  34% got this right

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In 1989 Kampuchea changed its name to what ?

Cambodia

Cabo Verde

Canada

Côte d'Ivoire

76% got this right

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In 1997 Zaire changed its name to what ?

Congo

Central African Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Uganda

Hard  25% got this right

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In 1980 New Hebrides changed its name to what ?

Vanuatu

Samoa

Tonga

Tuvalu

Hard  22% got this right