New World Order Geography Quiz!


With even the policy wonks of the U.S. empire admitting that their collective reputation and influence on “the rest of the world” are in tatters, it’s time for a new world order geography quiz. Multipolarity, here we come!

Can you name the outlined countries on these maps? Answers are at the end with embedded links to recent news of their moves toward independence from U.S. control (or, in one case, flouting public opinion to make a “defense” agreement with the empire).

Map A – recently withdrew from US-led ‘Combined Maritime Forces’ in the Persian Gulf

Map B – U.S. officials claim it is about to be brought under the hegemon’s “nuclear umbrella”

Map C – NATO is on the ground stoking sectarian violence here and appears to be preparing to bomb this nation — again

Map D – university students nationwide staged protests demanding their prime minister not sign a “Defense Cooperation Agreement” with the U.S. before public review occurred (he signed it anyway)

Map E – African National Congress General Secretary Fikile Mbalula hails from this nation; he recently scolded a BBC reporter about British war crimes when criticized for not sanctioning Russia as demanded by the U.S.

Map F – nation with a long coastline on the eponymous Persian Gulf, it recently achieved rapprochement with rival Saudi Arabia in an agreement brokered by China

Map G – this nation’s president sent a letter to President Biden this month complaining that, “the U.S. government, specifically through USAID, has for some time been financing organisations openly against the legal and legitimate government I represent”

Map H – a war-torn nation that recently rejoined the Arab League after a long absence

Map I – agreed with visiting Iranian President to no longer use the U.S. dollar for trade between the two nations

(And in case you missed my first two geography quizzes, you can find them here and here.)


Map A – United Arab Emirates

Map B – Taiwan (not a nation, rather a province of China)

Map C – Serbia

Map D – Papua New Guinea

Map E – South Africa

Map F – Iran

Map G –  Mexico

Map H – Syria

Map I – Indonesia

Can You Identify U.S. Regime Change Targets On A Map?

Now that we can all find Ukraine on a map, today’s post is an activity: on a blank map, can you identify the country being targeted by the U.S. government for regime change?

Let’s start with some easy ones as a warm up. These are countries where the U.S. is already engaged in proxy war, and if you’re following the news you already knew that.

Map A (answers below)

Map B (answers below)

Map C (answers below)

Under cover of USAID or NGOs, the U.S. is also currently stirring up trouble in these countries:

Map D (answers below)

Map E (answers below)

Map F (answers below)

Map G (answers below)

Map H (answers below)

Map I (answers below)

Map J (answers below)

Map K (answers below)

Finally, identify a few of the many countries on the watch list i.e. meddling either underway covertly or has been signaled but is not yet underway.

Map L (answers below)

Map M (answers below)

Map N (answers below)

I could go on — and on — but you get the idea.


Answer key 

A. Syria

B. Yemen

C. Somalia

D. Belarus

E. Georgia

F. Hungary

G. Pakistan

H. Vietnam

I. Thailand (especially good video overview on U.S. meddling in the region)

J. Iran

K. Taiwan (an island that is part of China)

L. Honduras

M. Mexico

N. Turkiye

If you click the country name it links to an article or video on U.S. meddling in that country. Note that some of the corporate media sources or government-aligned NGOs deny U.S. meddling because of course they do.

Bottom line: why does the U.S. think its vital interests lie all over the planet, and how much does all this meddling cost? It’s nearly impossible to quantify because so much of the cost is hidden in support for foundations, NGOs, or just plain CIA “dark” i.e. invisible activities.

In terms of human suffering, violence, and bad will generated, that, too, is difficult to quantify.

As anecdotal evidence, I’ll leave you with a quote from Caitlin Johnstone’s recent post on the AUKUS submarine deal:

In reality, Australia is not arming itself against China to protect itself from China. 

Australia is arming itself against China to protect itself from the United States.