Can You Guess the Country From a List of Its Past and Present Leaders?

By: J.P. Naomi
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About This Quiz

In every country around the world, there are leaders upon leaders! If we name a few, do you think you have what it takes to name the country? Take this quiz now to try your luck!

Enrique Peña Nieto; Felipe Calderón; and Vicente Fox

The population of Mexico is more than 123 million people. It is the second-most populous country in Latin America after Brazil.

Donald Trump; Barack Obama; and George W. Bush

The official motto of the United States of America is "In God We Trust." The current population is about 325 million people.

Prokopis Pavlopoulos; Karolos Papoulias; and Konstantinos Stephanopoulos

Greece, known as Hellenic Republic, has a population of about 11 million. The capital city is Athens and the national anthem is "Hymn to Freedom."

Emmanuel Macron; François Hollande; and Nicolas Sarkozy

France, officially the French Republic, is located in Europe. It's capital city is Paris which has a population of about 2.2 million people.

Xi Jinping; Hu Jintao; and Jiang Zemin

The People's Republic of China is the world's most populous country with about 1.4 billion people. The country is governed by the Communist Party of China.

Moon Jae-in; Park Geun-hye; and Lee Myung-bak

The capital of South Korea is Seoul, which is the world's sixth leading global city. It is the seventh most sustainable city in the world.

Raúl Castro; Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro was in office from 1976 until 2008. Raúl, his brother, succeeded him due to his failing health.

Justin Trudeau; Stephen Harper; and Paul Martin

O Canada! Justin Trudeau is the 23rd and current prime minister of Canada. He was born on December 25, 1971 and is married to Sophie Grégoire.

Benjamin Netanyahu; Ehud Olmert; and Ariel Sharon

The national anthem of the State of Israel is Hatikvah, meaning "The Hope" in Hebrew. The capital and largest city is Jerusalem.

Juan Manuel Santos Calderón; Álvaro Uribe Vélez; and Andrés Pastrana Arango

Colombia is located in South America. The capital and largest city is Bogotá with a population of about 8 million.

Theresa May; David Cameron; and Gordon Brown

Theresa May is the current prime minister of the United Kingdom. The UK consists of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Vladimir Putin; Dmitry Medvedev; and Viktor Zubkov

Vladimir Putin was born on October 7, 1952. He is the second AND fourth president of Russia.

Paolo Gentiloni; Matteo Renzi; and Silvio Berlusconi

Italy, or the Italian Republic, shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. Its national anthem is titled "The Song of the Italians."

Ram Nath Kovind; Pranab Mukherjee; and Pratibha Patil

India is located in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country in the world and second-most populous with about 1.2 billion people.

Haider al-Abadi; Nouri al-Maliki; and Ibrahim al-Jaafari

The Republic of Iraq's national anthem is "Mawtini," meaning "My Homeland." The official languages of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish.

Angela Merkel; Gerhard Schröder; and Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Angela Merkel was born on July 17, 1954 in Hamburg, Germany. She is a graduate of Leipzig University.

Michel Temer; Dilma Rousseff; and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Michel Temer was born on September 23, 1940 in Tietê, Brazil. He is a member of the Democratic Movement Party. He has been in office since August 31, 2016.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; Abdullah Gül; and Ahmet Necdet Sezer

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the 12th President of Turkey. He assumed office on August 28, 2014. He is a member of the Justice and Development Party.

Nana Akufo-Addo; John Dramani Mahama; and John Atta Mills

The capital of Ghana is Accra and it has many national languages. They include: Asante Twi, Dagaare, Dagbani, Dangme, Ewe, Ga, Gonja, Kasem, Fante, Akuapem Twi, Nzema, Wasa, Talensi, Frafra, and Hausa.

Jorge Carlos Fonseca; Pedro Pires; and António Mascarenhas Monteiro

Cape Verde is an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. It's motto "Unidade, Trabalho, Progresso" in Portuguese, is translated to "Unity, Work, Progress" in English.

Jacob Zuma; Kgalema Motlanthe; and Thabo Mbeki

South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. It stretches along both the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Jacob Zuma is its current president.

Malcolm Turnbull; Tony Abbott; and Kevin Rudd

Australia is not only a country but also a continent. Its capital city is Canberra and the government functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

Andrzej Duda; Bronisław Komorowski and Lech Kaczyński

Andrzej Duda was born on May 16, 1972, in Kraków, Poland. He is the sixth president of Poland.

Klaus Iohannis; Traian Băsescu; and Ion Iliescu

Klaus Iohannis is the sixth president of Romania. He was born on June 13, 1959 in Sibiu, Romania. He is a member of the Independent Party.

Jovenel Moïse; Jocelerme Privert; and Michel Martelly

Haiti is approximately 27,750 square miles in size. It has a population of about 10 million people.

Bashar al-Assad; Imad Khamis; and Wael Nader al-Halqi

Syria, officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic, is located in Western Asia. It borders Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest.

Michael D. Higgins; Mary McAleese; Enda Kenny

Michael D. Higgins is the ninth president of Ireland. He has been in office since November 11, 2011.

Mahmoud Abbas; Yasser Arafat; Rami Hamdallah

Yasser Arafat was born on August 24, 1929 in Cairo, Egypt. He died in 2004, at the age of 75, in Clamart, Haut-de-Seine, France.

Prayut Chan-o-cha; Yingluck Shinawatra; and Abhisit Vejjajiva

Thailand, or the Kingdom of Thailand is the 50th largest country in the world. It is a constitutional monarchy and its capital is Bangkok.

Trần Đại Quang; Trương Tấn Sang; and Nguyễn Minh Triết

Trần Đại Quang is the eighth president of Vietnam. He assumed office on April 2, 2016, and is a member of the Communist Party.

Hassan Rouhani; Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; and Mohammad Khatami

Iran is also known as Persia. Its motto is "Esteqlāl, Āzādi, Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi," translated to "Independence, freedom, the Islamic Republic."

King Felipe VI; King Juan Carlos I; Mariano Rajoy

Spain is officially known as the Kingdom of Spain, or Reino de España. Its country motto is "Plus Ultra," which is Latin for "Further Beyond." The national anthem is the "Royal March."

Petro Poroshenko; Viktor Yanukovych; and Leonid Kuchma

Ukraine is sometimes called The Ukraine. Its anthem is "Shche ne vmerly Ukrainy ni slava ni volya," meaning "The glory and the will of Ukraine has not yet died."

Doris Leuthard; Johann Schneider-Ammann; and Simonetta Sommaruga

Doris Leuthard is the current president of Switzerland. She is a graduate of the University of Zurich and a member of the Christian Democratic People's Party.

Karen Karapetyan; Hovik Abrahamyan; and Tigran Sargsyan

Armenia is a landlocked country on the crossroad between Europe and Asia. It has a population of about 3 million with more than 11 million living around the world.

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