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Guess the Map IX: The Richese are no match

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by say1988, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. strijder20

    strijder20 Wallowing in irony

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    No, although there is definitely a relation between the two.

    Yes, it's the amount of words we have to refer to the country in West-Flemish :lol: No, it's nothing obscure.

    The characteristic is not countable per capita. (And not chocolate :))

    -I'm not really referring to the Netherlands here, more to the language. In French the scale and colours would be different too.

    -None of them.

    MAJOR hint: Democratic Republic of the Congo scores 7, Congo scores 1. (Which also explains why I was being so pedantic about the name earlier on)
     
  2. Borachio

    Borachio Way past lunacy

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    Isn't this the length of the official name of the country, then?

    I think that's been used before in this thread.

    Still, "Kingdom of Belgium" isn't all that long.
     
  3. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Maybe it is officially called Kingdom of Flandra/Wallonia/Brussels :D

    And i still do not see how Bulgaria has a long name, even in Belgium's languages? :hmm:
     
  4. strijder20

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    No.
    Yes, by me.
    *Belgium. Congo merely gets its 'Democratic Republic of' tag to distinguish it from the Republic of Congo.

    No, and its Flanders. You don't have to know any obscure facts like that to guess the map, just knowledge about the countries' regular names (Thailand, Mongolia, North Korea, Dominican Republic...) will suffice.

    It's Bulgarije, Bulgarie and Bulgarien in Belgium's official languages, so you are correct, 'length' isn't the correct answer.
    And as I said, the map is in English, not in Dutch/French/German.

    A country can have a name of 100 letters and rank 0 on the scale, while a country needs only(/at least - hint hint) 7 letters to rank 7.

     
  5. Goodfella

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    Letters in the word Belgium? Belgium has seven obviously and all the letters in Belgium can be found in Democratic Republic of Congo. No letters in Belgium are found in the word Canada.
     
  6. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    Number of vowels? :( Repeating or distinct? Analogy of vowels to consonants? Is it what us men of medicine refer to as "A Tiger"?

    :suicide:

    (sadly goodfella's guess seems even more probably correct...).
     
  7. Sian

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    number of words in the official name of the country
     
  8. strijder20

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    Correct. :hatsoff:

    You're a doctor? I thought you were a writer.

    refers to Republic (Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, ROCongo) which has 5 of Belgium's letters.

    Floor goes to Goodfella
     
  9. Kyriakos

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    ^An allusion to a monty python film (the meaning of life) ;)
     
  10. Goodfella

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    Okay I'll post one in a while.
     
  11. Goodfella

    Goodfella Showing results for

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    Big map:
    Spoiler :


    Small map:



    The US #1 and India #2. I made the map myself and didn't feel like looking at an atlas so I didn't color a lot of the small countries. Though I can assure you that they're pretty much all yellow or khaki.

    Hints: The map is kind of tricky. US is ahead of India by a pretty large margin. It's not a coincidence that Africa is mostly Khaki and yellow while Western Europe is red and orange.
     
  12. AdamCrock

    AdamCrock Polish Pudding

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    Food consumption ?
     
  13. Goodfella

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    No. Singapore's the same color as Indonesia and China by the way.
     
  14. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    University graduates?
     
  15. DroopyTofu

    DroopyTofu Double Bass Double Bass

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    Democratic-ness?
     
  16. Goodfella

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    No to both. It'll be kind of in line with the food consumption and uni grad guesses. Generally the bigger and more developed the more it'll have.


    I accidentally shrank the map that I had linked in the big version so now they're the same size. If anyone wants to look closer here's the actual big version:
    Spoiler :
     
  17. Borachio

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    Diabetes? Still, why would anyone need a degree to get it?
     
  18. Kyriakos

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    Not sure about Australia, but something to do with military spending or production? (gdp percentage or absolute number etc).
     
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    Amount of patents?
     
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