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Land Disputes & War in the 20th Century

3.1
(10 votes)
12 questions
English
Hard
Acts of war, occupation and colonialism during the 20th century.
1

These are not-so-fun facts from the history of our world.

2

Which country invaded Cyprus in 1974 and took control of the North-Eastern part of the island?

Hard  22% got this right

Turkiye landed in Cyprus and captured 3% before a ceasefire was declared. Turkiye occupies 36.2% of the island now.
3

Which part of Africa is disputed territory and is the second most sparsely populated 'country' in the world?

Hard  22% got this right

Western Sahara has been on the United Nations list of non-self-governing territories since 1963.
4
48 random squares

Which country in Africa is unrecognized by the rest of the world, but has declared independence since 1991?

Hard  6% got this right

It is the largest unrecognized state in the world by de facto controlled land area.
5

Which country invaded East Timor (Timór-Leste) in 1975?

Hard  18% got this right

Operation Lotus was the largest military operation ever carried out by Indonesia. Occupation lasted from 1975 to 1999.
6
AI Generated

Which country was responsible for the Herero and Namaqua ethnic extermination? In what is now modern-day Namibia.

Hard  10% got this right

The first genocide to begin in the 20th century occurring between 1904 and 1908.
7

In May 2021, the German government agreed to pay €1.1 billion over 30 years to fund projects in communities that were impacted by the genocide.

8

Which country seized military control of Libya in 1912? leading to what was also known as 'Shar' in Arabic.

Hard  12% got this right

It was not until 2008 that Italy apologized for its killing of the 300,000 Libyan people. 'Shar' translates to 'Evil'.
9
AI Generated

The Malagasy were a nationalist rebellion against which colonial ruling in Madagascar?

France

England

Spain

USA

Hard  33% got this right

The estimated number of Malagasy casualties varied from 11,000 to a high of over 100,000 from 1947 – 1949.
10
12 random squares

Which neutral Southeast Asian country did the USA use 2,756,941 tons of bombs on from 1965 to 1973?

Hard  3% got this right

Allies dropped 2 million tons of bombs during all of WWII. Cambodia may be the most heavily bombed country in history.
11

Bonus British Round! taking place in the 19th century, but technically going on until the early 20th century.

12

Which country did the British starve causing a mass famine while they exported food back home?

Bangladesh

India

West Bengal

49% got this right

Between 12 and 29 million Indians/Bengalis died of starvation while it was under the control of the British Empire.