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What's This Country's Former Name?

Yugoslavia is no more. Prussia, Babylon? Vanished from the face of the Earth. From war to political unrest to simple re-branding, there are all sorts of reasons that leaders rename their nations. Can you get, at least, 70% filling the former names of these countries?

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It was a sprawling country encompassing parts of both Asia and Europe. Now, what's left of it goes by the name of Russia. What was it called before that?

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Abyssinia is the old name for which modern country?

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What did Capt. James Cook originally name the Hawaiian Islands?

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If you want to put an ugly political situation behind you, you can always change a country's name. What was Burma's name changed to in 1989?

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It's now called the Democratic Republic of the Congo. But what was this country's name before 1997?

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After the end of the Cold War in 1991, Yugoslavia broke up into separate countries. Can you name one?

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In the early 1900s, the British folded what’s now called Ghana into its empire. What did the British call this colony?

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It's now officially called the Kingdom of Thailand (or just Thailand to Westerners). But what was its old name? Hint: there's a cat involved.

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It's a name that's found in history books and even the Bible. What's the other name for Iran?

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Botswana in southern Africa has one of the highest standards of living in Africa. What was it formerly known as?

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