President Wilson

President Wilson

Government shutdown aside, we Americans are proud of our economic and military power and tend to believe that the rest of the world should follow our advice. Let’s see if we know enough world history to give advice to other countries.

Here is an alphabetical list of fifteen countries that have been in the news this year. One hundred years ago, in October, 1913, when Woodrow Wilson was the U.S. president, which of these countries were independent, self-governing sovereign nations?

Egypt
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kenya
Korea
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Pakistan
Philippines
Syria
Thailand
Yemen
 

Write down your answers, then click on “Answers” up there on top of this blog page to see how you did.  Comments welcome, but don’t spoil it for the next reader by giving away the answers here.

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