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Chess or Dominoes?

kboyer309
Apr 1, 2014, 5:49 AM 15

I wish this were an April Fool's Joke, but all the countries below have something very much in common.  And it's no joke.

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Mexico (1836-1846; 1913; 1914-1918; 1923).................................

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Nicaragua (1856-1857; 1894; 1896; 1898; 1899; 1907; 1910; 1912-1933; 1981-1990)

 

Argentina (1890)

 

Chile (1891; 1973)

 

Haiti (1891; 1914-1934; 1994; 2004-2005)

 

China (1895-1895; 1898-1900; 1911-1941; 1922-1927; 1927-1934; 1948-1949; 1951-1953; 1958)

 

Korea (1894-1896; 1904-1905; 1951-1953)

 

Panama (1895; 1901-1914; 1908; 1912; 1918-1920; 1925; 1958; 1964; 1989-)

 

Philippines (1898-1910; 1948-1954; 1989; 2002-)

 

Cuba (1898-1902; 1906-1909; 1912; 1917-1933; 1961; 1962)

 

Puerto Rico (1898-; 1950)

 

Guam (1898-)

 

Samoa (1899-)

 

Honduras (1903; 1907; 1911; 1912; 1919; 1924-1925; 1983-1989)

 

Dominican Republic (1903-1904; 1914; 1916-1924; 1965-1966)

 

Germany (1917-1918; 1941-1945; 1948; 1961)

 

Russia (1918-1922)

 

Yugoslavia (1919; 1946; 1992-1994; 1999)

 

Guatemala (1920; 1954; 1966-1967)

 

Turkey (1922)

 

El Salvador (1932; 1981-1992)

 

Italy (1941-1945)

 

Morocco (1941-1945)

 

France (1941-1945)

 

Algeria (1941-1945)

 

Tunisia (1941-1945)

 

Libya (1941-1945; 1981; 1986; 1989; 2011)

 

Egypt (1941-1945; 1956; 1967; 1973; 2013)

 

India (1941-1945)

 

Burma (1941-1945)

 

Micronesia (1941-1945)

 

Papua New Guinea (1941-1945)

 

Vanuatu (1941-1945)

 

Austria (1941-1945)

 

Hungary (1941-1945)

 

 Japan (1941-1945)

 

Iran (1946; 1953; 1980; 1984; 1987-1988)

 

Uruguay (1947)

 

Greece (1947-1949)

 

Vietnam (1954; 1960-1975)

 

Lebanon (1958; 1982-1984)

 

Iraq (1958; 1963; 1990-1991; 1990-2003; 1998; 2003-2011)

 

Laos (1962)

 

Indonesia (1965)

 

Cambodia (1969-1975; 1975)

 

Oman (1970)

 

Laos (1971-1973)

 

Angola (1976-1992)

 

Grenada (1983-1984)

 

Bolivia (1986)

 

Virgin Islands (1989)

 

Liberia (1990; 1997; 2003)

 

Saudi Arabia (1990-1991)

 

Kuwait (1991)

 

Somalia (1992-1994; 2006)

 

Bosnia (1993-)

 

Zaire (Congo) (1996-1997)

 

Albania (1997)

 

Sudan (1998)

 

Afghanistan (1998; 2001-)

 

Yemen (2000; 2002-)

 

Macedonia (2001)

 

Colombia (2002-)

 

Pakistan (2005-)

 

Syria (2008; 2011-)

 

Uganda (2011)

 

Mali (2013)

 

Niger (2013)

 

 Did you figure it out?

 



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