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Does Bahrain share a land border with this country due to a causeway linking the two?
Are these 2 seas - between N & S America and between Europe & Africa - part of the Atlantic? (name one)
Do the words 'Former Yugoslav Republic of' begin the official name of this country?
Is this Southern Caribbean island West of CuraƧao an independent country?
Is this former Yugoslav entity that declared independence in 2008 considered a country?
Are overseas regions integral to this country like metropolitan regions?
Should each of these 4 non-sovereign entities in the UK be included as countries of Europe? (name one)
Is Mount Carstensz on the island of New Guinea in this country, the highest in Oceania?
Is this Turkish city classified as a 'European Capital'?
Is this 4-letter word part of the name of the largest American city?
Does Singapore share a land border with this country due to causeways linking the two?
Should this special administrative region of China, formerly a British colony, be considered its own country?
Is this Mediterranean island country part of Europe or Asia?
Is this West African region part of Morocco?
Is the population of this Southern Chinese urban area enough to make it the second most populated in the World?
In 1990 did this country annex its Eastern area, or were both portions dissolved to form the modern nation?
Should 'Congo' alone be sufficient for the name of either of these 2 African countries? (name one)
Is Sucre the capital of this country?
Is this 11-letter word a necessary part of the name of a certain Balkan country?
Does this small Pacific island country actually have a capital?
Is the name of the smaller island a necessary part of the names of these 3 Caribbean countries? (name one)
Does Spain share a land border with Morocco due to these two cities? (name one)
Do these 2 countries border each other to form a quadripoint with Botswana & Zambia? (name one)
Does this country in the British Isles include the words 'Republic of' before its official name?
Is this acronym part of the name of the US capital city?
Is Tel Aviv the capital of this country?
Should the names of these countries be written as the English translations of their local names? (name one)
Is this large North American island an integral part of its country?
Do these pairs of US states border when they only meet at the Four Corners quadripoint? (name one pair)
Should the Spanish name for these South Atlantic islands be accepted?
Does the US share a land border with Cuba due to this naval base?
Is this Middle Eastern entity including the West Bank and Gaza considered a country?
Is this mountain considered part of Europe & therefore the continent's highest peak instead of Mont Blanc?
Is 'Holland' an acceptable alternate name for this country?
Is 'Great Britain' an acceptable alternate name for this country?
Does the word 'The' make this small West African country have a multi-word name?
Is this island nation Northeast of Venezuela part of South America?
Is this island entity in Eastern Asia North of the Philippines considered a country?
Are these British military bases on the island of Cyprus part of the country of Cyprus? (name one)
Does the UK share a land border with Spain due to this dependency?
Does this continent share its name with its largest country?
Are these 3 former Soviet republics in Europe? (name one)
Should Puerto Rico be included as part of this country?
Should this Pacific country be listed using its shorthand name or full name?
Is this body of water the World's 5th major ocean in addition to the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, & PacificOceans?

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