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View Poll Results: Vote for 10 Countries You Know The Least About?
Iceland 9 12.16%
Norway 0 0%
Denmark 0 0%
Sweden 0 0%
Finland 3 4.05%
Northern Ireland 11 14.86%
Ireland 1 1.35%
Scotland 1 1.35%
Wales 14 18.92%
Netherlands 0 0%
Belgium 4 5.41%
Luxembourg 13 17.57%
Portugal 2 2.70%
Estonia 27 36.49%
Latvia 34 45.95%
Lithuania 28 37.84%
Poland 1 1.35%
Czech Republic 2 2.70%
Slovakia 20 27.03%
Switzerland 0 0%
Austria 1 1.35%
Slovenia 26 35.14%
Croatia 5 6.76%
Hungary 3 4.05%
Malta 26 35.14%
Belarus 41 55.41%
Ukraine 4 5.41%
Moldova 53 71.62%
Romania 4 5.41%
Serbia 14 18.92%
Bosnia 25 33.78%
Montenegro 42 56.76%
Albania 33 44.59%
Macedonia 42 56.76%
Bulgaria 16 21.62%
Greece 0 0%
Cyprus 17 22.97%
Georgia 34 45.95%
Armenia 38 51.35%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-20-2014, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Minsk, Belarus
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I'm surprised to see Montenegro so high on the list. I think it's quite a popular tourist destination in Europe with a number of sea resorts.
Maybe for Americans it's so obscure since it became independent not long ago and simply didn't exist on the map before? In fact, out of Top 10 on this list only Albania and Malta were independent nations before 1991.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:10 AM
 
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Hard to believe someone found room for Ireland and Scotland on their list of 10.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:23 AM
 
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Probably those countries just south of Russia. I.e Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan. Lots of people, especially Americans, don't really think of those countries as being European though.

I think Serbia.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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Around 95% Islamic and shares a border with Iran... Not European!
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Probably those countries just south of Russia. I.e Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan. Lots of people, especially Americans, don't really think of those countries as being European though.

I think Serbia.
Exactly. I included Azerbaijan in my list but was 'corrected ' by the OP that this was not a European country.

There is some debate but as far as I know it is an Eastern European country, some consider it a Eurasian country.

It is a multicultural country.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Moldova
Belarus
Macedonia
Bosnia
Albania
Georgia
Serbia
Lithuania
Slovakia
Kosovo, if that counts.
Or Armenia

Moldova and Belarus are for sure top 2.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:06 PM
 
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Most people who dont live in Europe/Asia or visited atleast once know next to nothing about Europe, so I'd say people know the least about all of Europe.


Atleast it feels that way here in America where some people don't even know anything about the state they live next to, nevermind the town just down the street from them.
Most people living in Europe are quite ignorant about other European countries. Northern Europeans know almost nothing about Southern Europe, Southern Europeans know almost nothing about Eastern Europe, and so on.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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Most people living in Europe are quite ignorant about other European countries. Northern Europeans know almost nothing about Southern Europe, Southern Europeans know almost nothing about Eastern Europe, and so on.
??? While lots of people do not know much about the Eastern country's most Germans, Dutch, English, Scandinavians have traveled western/ southern Europe intensively. Most southern and central Europeans have although probably less still traveled around Europe and have some understanding there neighbors.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:07 PM
 
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??? While lots of people do not know much about the Eastern country's most Germans, Dutch, English, Scandinavians have traveled western/ southern Europe intensively. Most southern and central Europeans have although probably less still traveled around Europe and have some understanding there neighbors.
Visiting a country does not mean to know a country, specially Northern Europeans travelling to Southern Europe only visit certain very specific spots, their knowledge is based basically on stereotypes.
People like to say that Americans are ignorant about other countries and cultures but I have not seen anyone as ignorant as Germans, Dutch or Norwegian speakibng about Portugal or Spain.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:28 PM
 
Location: A cold & gloomy place
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Visiting a country does not mean to know a country, specially Northern Europeans travelling to Southern Europe only visit certain very specific spots, their knowledge is based basically on stereotypes.
People like to say that Americans are ignorant about other countries and cultures but I have not seen anyone as ignorant as Germans, Dutch or Norwegian speakibng about Portugal or Spain.
At least most of us have been to Spain and/or Portugal. I doubt Southern Europeans are more knowledgeable than Northern Europeans.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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31:
Moldova

27:
Montenegro

26:
Macedonia

23:
Belarus, Armenia

22:
Albania

21:
Georgia



18:
Latvia

17:
Slovenia, Bosnia

16:
Lithuania, Malta

15:
Estonia

11:
Slovakia, Cyprus

10:
Wales



9:
Serbia

8:
Luxembourg

7:
Bulgaria

6:
Northern Ireland

5:
Iceland

4:
Belgium, Croatia

2:
Finland, Czech Republic, Romania

1:
Ireland, Scotland, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine

0:
Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Greece

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