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Old 09-25-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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Sunday Special - A.K.A.

Sunday Special - A.K.A.
Many major countries and travel cities were renamed since the end of the
Second World War (1945). Below are some of the most famous changes.
Do you know their "new" names?


Renamed major countries;
1. Byelorussia
2. Burma
3. Ceylon
4. East Pakistan
5. Portuguese East Africa
6. Rhodesia / Northern Rhodesia
7. Siam
8. Transjordan
9. Netherlands East Indies
10. Zaire


Renamed major cities;
11. Bombay
12. Calcutta
13. Kristiania (Norway)
14. Rangoon (Myanmar)
15. Saigon
16. Leningrad
17. Bearbrass (Australia)
18. Peking
19. Philadelphia (Jordan)
20. Berytus (Lebanon)
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1. Belarus
2. Myanmar
3. Sri Lanka
4. Bangladesh
5. Mozambique
6. Zimbabwe / Zambia
7. Thailand
8. Jordan
9. Indonesia
10. Democratic Republic of the Congo
11. Mumbai
12. Kolkata
13. Oslo
14. Yangon
15. Ho Chi Minh City
16. St. Petersburg
17. Melbourne
18. Beijing
19. Amman
20. Beirut

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Old 09-25-2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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Not too bad, missed two.

1. Belarus
2. Myanmar
3. Sri Lanka
4. Bangladesh
5. Mozambique
6. Zimbabwe / Zambia
7. Thailand
8. Jordan
9. Indonesia
10. Democratic Republic of the Congo
11. Mumbai
12. Kolkata
13. Oslo

14. Yangon
15. Ho Chi Minh City
16. St. Petersburg

17. Melbourne
18. Beijing
19. Amman
20. Beirut
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