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They're totally lost! Americans are asked to identify any other country on a map...


The United Nations recognizes 195 different countries in the world today, and it's safe to say that most people couldn't plot all of them on a map.

But to be unable to point out that location of a single one? Well, that's alarming, to say the least.

But when the late night team at Jimmy Kimmel Live! recently asked people walking down the street in Hollywood to identify any one country on a map, they encountered several who were completely stumped.

'It's imperative that America has strong relationships with and knowledge about people in other lands,' Kimmel said in his introduction to the segment last week, referencing Donald Trump's current overseas trip. 

'And that responsibility extends to all of us, not just the president. So we came up with a test. The test is very simple. We went out on the street and asked people who were passing by to name a country on a map. That's it.

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