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Political Geography from The Geography Bee Complete Preparation Book

NYC (New York City)

Rudolph Giuliani was the mayor of which major U.S. city?

China

What Asian country crosses five time zones but insists on using only one?

Bangladesh

Which south Asian country was previously known as East Pakistan?

Syria

The Golan Heights is a disputed territory between Israel and which other country?

Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)

Slobodan Milosevic was accused of crimes against humanity while president of which European country? (This country had not yet separated into its three modern regions.)

Lebanon

For many years, which country had Israeli troops occupying its south and Syrian troops its northeast?

France

Which European country was formerly known as Gaul and is predominantly Roman Catholic?

Iran

Which Middle Eastern country's government is a theocratic republic?

Nigeria (only member south of the Sahara Desert)

In addition to Libya and Algeria, which other african nation is a member of OPEC?

PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization)

Mahmoud Abbas (AKA Abu Mazen) heads which Middle Eastern ethnic independence organization?

USA, Canada

NATO is made up of European countries as well as what other two countries?

Fidel Castro

Who is the first and longtime leader of communist Cuba?

Indonesia

Which country is composed of over 13,000 islands, making it the most fragmented in the world?

Monarchy

Which type of government can be found in Saudi Arabia?

Mexico

In which Latin American Country was Vicente Fox succeeded by Felipe Calderón?

DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Which country was formerly known as Zaire?

Warsaw Pact

Which military alliance, headed by the former Soviet Union, was dissolved in 1991?

Iran

In 1979, the Ayatollah Khomeini led the overthrow of the government of which country?

Melbourne

What city was the capital of Australia before Canberra?

North/South Yemen

Yemen was formerly composed of which two countries?

UN (United Nations)

Which organization replaced the disbanded League of Nations following World War II?

Antarctica

What continent was declared a demilitarized zone in 1959?

Interpol

What is the common name for the international organization that focuses on fighting crime?

Australia, New Zealand, USA

What three countries are members of ANZUS (a military pact)?

UK

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became the first female prime minister of which country?

Finland

Which country is known as Suomi in its native language?

Spain

The region known as Andalucia can be found in which Mediterranean country?

Cote d'Ivoire

Which country's name translates to "Ivory Coast?"

Tibet

The Dalai Lama, currently in exile, is the traditional and religious leader of which former country absorbed by China?

Netherlands

Which country includes the provinces of Utrecht and Zeeland?

Austria

Which country is known as Oesterreich in its native language?

Sri Lanka

The Tamil demand recognition in which teardrop-shaped country?

Great Britain

In the Boer War, which country fought against the Transvaal and the Orange Free State?

Switzerland

100 soldiers from which country are responsible for the security of the Vatican City?

France

Which country controls the island of Tahiti?

Denmark

Greenland is a territory of which country?

Kashmir

India and Pakistan are in dispute over which region?

Ireland

Which country is know as Eire and uses the punt as its currency?

Poland

The trade union Solidarity swept the government of which European country during the elections of 1990?

Berlin

Where was the 1884 conference held to divide Africa among European colonial powers?

Hutu, Tutsi

Which two tribes have fought for control of the government of Rwanda?

Port-of-Spain

What is the capital city of Trinidad and Tobago?

Rio de Janeiro

What was the capital of Brazil before it moved to Brasilia?

US

Wake Island, located near the Marshall Islands, is actually a territory of which country?

Switzerland

Which European confederation is composed of 23 cantons?

Malaysia

What country contains the states of Sabah and Sarawak?

Japan

Which country is known as Nippon in its native language?

UK

The Windsor family has ruled which country since 1917?

Belgium

The Netherlands, Luxembourg, and which other country are known as the Low Countries?

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

What are the names of the 3 Baltic States that declared independence form the Soviet Union in 1991?

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