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Some Americans Find It Hard To Pinpoint Ukraine

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Some Americans Find It Hard To Pinpoint Ukraine

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Some Americans Find It Hard To Pinpoint Ukraine

Some Americans Find It Hard To Pinpoint Ukraine

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Academics asked 2,000 Americans to find Ukraine on a world map. Most could not. Most did put it in Europe or Asia, but some put Ukraine in Alaska, Brazil or Utah.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep with a geography note.

Ukraine is in Europe next to Russia. We say this because academics asked 2,000 Americans to find Ukraine on a world map and most could not. Most did put it in Europe or Asia but some put Ukraine in Alaska, Brazil or Utah. Researchers told The Washington Post of a connection, too. The less people know about Ukraine's location, the more they favor military intervention there. Makes sense. We'd all intervene if Ukraine was in Tennessee.

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