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With an average ground level of 1.5 metres above sea level, it is the lowest country on the planet. It is also the country with the lowest highest point in the world, at 2.3 metres
(Country) was the first successful attempt to establish a democratic and secular republic in the Muslim world.
Unlike other equatorial countries, it does not have an exclusively tropical climate; the influence of the Andes and the Humboldt Current cause great climatic diversity.
(Country)'s human development index (HDI) stands at 0.912, the second highest in Middle East after Israel, and the highest in the Arab world.
The last soldier to serve under the colours of (Country) died in 1939 at age 95. Order within the country is kept by a small police force.
(Country) declared itself an independent country on December 16, 1991, the last Soviet republic to do so.
(Country) has no armed force of its own apart from the Swiss Guard.
The (Country) government recognises four official languages: English, Malay, Chinese (Mandarin), and Tamil.
It extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, spanning 9 time zones and incorporating a wide range of environments and landforms.
The immigrants named the land '(Country)', which in the Romance languages, and in Latin in particular, means 'Land of the Free', as an homage to freedom from slavery.
It is famous as a tax haven, and wealthy foreigners make up the majority of the population at approximately 84%.
(Country) has the third-highest Muslim population in the world and has the highest population of Muslims for a non-Muslim majority country.
(Country) boasts the highest ratio of Nobel laureates produced with respect to the total population of any country in the world.
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In 1932–33, millions starved to death in a famine known as Holodomor or 'Great Famine'.
(Country) has the world's largest oil reserves and is the world's largest oil exporter.
The country is called 'Africa in miniature' for its geological and cultural diversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas.
From 1946 to 1958, the U.S. tested 67 nuclear weapons in (Country), including the largest nuclear test the U.S. ever conducted, Castle Bravo.
Apart from being the only sovereign monarchy among the island nations of the Pacific, (Country) is also the only island nation in the region to have avoided formal colonisation.
It was formerly known as Spanish (Country) to differentiate it from British (Country) (now Belize).
International superstar Madonna started Raising (Country), a foundation that focuses on raising money and building infrastructure to help AIDS orphans in (Country).
The Taoiseach (prime minister) is appointed by the president on his election by the lower house of the parliament.
In the past, it was a strong public supporter of the end of apartheid in South Africa and granted a number of South African refugees political asylum during the apartheid era.
(Country) has the world's largest Catholic population.
Afrikaans is spoken by 60% of the white community, German is spoken by 32%, English is spoken by 7% and Portuguese by 1%.
(Country) is the only nation in Europe that retains the death penalty for certain crimes during times of peace and war.
(Country) is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species, of which more than 80% are endemic to (Country).
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Despite the signing of peace accords, fighting continues. The war is the world's deadliest conflict since WWII, killing 5.4 million people.
Modern day slavery is still a common practice in this country. According to some estimates, up to 600,000 (Country's people), or 20% of the population, are still enslaved.
(Country) is the poorest country in the Americas as per the Human Development Index.
(Country)'s birthrate is the world's lowest. If this continues, its population is expected to decrease by 13 percent to 42.3 million in 2050.
It is one of only two nations in the region, the other being Egypt, that have diplomatic relations with Israel.
(Country) was ruled by President for Life Saparmurat Niyazov until his sudden death on December 21, 2006.
(Country) was invaded by combined forces from the United States, the Regional Security System (RSS) and Jamaica, in an operation codenamed Operation Urgent Fury.
(Country) is one of only two predominantly Roman Catholic countries in Asia, the other being the Philippines.
In 1994 the president was assassinated, sparking the (Country's) Genocide. Between 500,000 and 1,000,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in 100 days.
The Nazi Holocaust caused (Country)'s Jewish population, estimated at 3 million before the war, to drop to just 300,000.
(Country's people) were among the first people to embrace Islam. (Country)'s most prominent role was when it propagated Islam in many of East Africa's coastal regions.
The PRC refuses to have diplomatic relations with any nation that recognizes (Country). As a result, there are only 23 states that have official diplomatic relations with (Country)
It is the only national flag in the world with just one color and no design, insignia, or other details.

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