Interesting, it looks like I was wrong about this then, considering #25 said the same thing. I went to school in Denmark (primary school in Austria) and we didn't learn such things, we did learn about big events like WWI WWII, Iraq US war etc. but were never asked to memorize the countries, so I assumed the rest of Europe had a similar curriculum
Edit (after your edit):
I am myself well-versed in geography due to my personal interest for the topic, but never were we taught stuff like this at school.