This puzzle talks about a certain (clear and justifiable) relationship between certain independent countries. With respect to this relation, we have

Italy : Hungary = Netherlands : France = Austria : ?????


Cote D'Ivoire : Ireland = Iran : Tajikistan = ????? : Uzbekistan


Mali : ????? = Indonesia : Poland

What is this relation?
What are the hidden countries?


2 Answers 2


1) Canada or Peru (the flag colours are the same, but rotated)

(If you also want to keep the dimensions of the stripes, then only Peru is accepted.)


2) Sierra Leone (same colours, horizontally symmetrical)

Sierra Leone

3) Guinea (same colours, vertically symmetrical)


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    $\begingroup$ Anyone who reads Polandball should find this easy :P $\endgroup$
    – March Ho
    Commented Mar 22, 2015 at 21:44
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    $\begingroup$ @MarchHo: exactly, Indonesia : Poland and the venerable bastion of knowledge called Polandball provided the clue to me :-) $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 8:22
  • $\begingroup$ @MarchHo what is a Polandball? $\endgroup$
    – user902383
    Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 10:11
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    $\begingroup$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polandball It's basically a meme where countries are represented as spheres with the colours of their flag. $\endgroup$
    – leoll2
    Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 12:18
  • $\begingroup$ The game. @MarchHo $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 23, 2015 at 15:44

Austria peru flag 90 degree pattern

Sierra Leone with upside down pattern

Guinea mirrors


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