# Name that Country!

What country does the following text represent?

Forward By confidence, we Union seek justice, peace and the sword.

• Are the capitals intentional? – Oliver Ni Jan 10 '17 at 23:04
• Yes they are!!! – wildBillMunson Jan 10 '17 at 23:04

## 4 Answers

Malawi

Because we know from my previous answer,

Massachusetts's state motto is: Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem, meaning roughly: By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty correlating to: "we Union seek justice, peace and the sword"; Louisiana's state motto is: Union, justice, and confidence, "We Union seek justice..." "Forward by confidence; and Wisconsin's motto is "Forward", the first word of the riddle

We can put it all together, and we get:

The first two initials of Massachusetts; MA, the abbreviation of Lousiana, LA, and the Abbreviation for Wisconsin., WI. Putting these together, we get Malawi, a country in Africa.

I'd like to thank humn for helping me realize the correlation with the state names.

• You nailed it! Great job!!!! :) – wildBillMunson Jan 11 '17 at 4:01
• BTW I believe it's the only country whose name is entirely comprised of a combination of 2-letter state abbreviations! :D – wildBillMunson Jan 11 '17 at 4:28
• Nice answer. Though FBu looks like the currency of Burundi, with Kwacha for Malawi. – Tom Jan 11 '17 at 10:51
• @Tom Yeah FBU wasn't part of it, but I love the creativity! Those words were capitalized because they are the first words of each state's motto. – wildBillMunson Jan 11 '17 at 14:04
• What is this "we union" you speak of? I can't parse it. Are you going for "we, the union. . . "? Is it supposed to be the union of the set we and seek justice? – terdon Jan 11 '17 at 15:16

The country is

Norway,because the initials spell out FBU. This is the airport code for Fornebu airport,Oslo

• Sorry that's not it. +1 for the try though... – wildBillMunson Jan 11 '17 at 0:26

The United Kingdom.

This is because you capatilized:

Forward, Confidence, and Union, and the Five Brigades Union is the United Kingdom.

I didn't find any further evidence for the United Kingdom, so I very well could be wrong.

• Nice try but that's not it. It's a bit more cryptic than that. There is another reason why those words are capitalized. +1 for the attempt. – wildBillMunson Jan 11 '17 at 0:17

Burkina Faso, because the clue is a reference to the country's motto

• How so? Remember that you're supposed to explain the process you used to get to your solution. – Travis Jan 11 '17 at 3:34