Countries by Wikipedia facts (2/5)

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It is the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature and historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama.
A strip of (Country)'s territory on the east bank of the river Dniester has been under the de facto control of the breakaway government of Transnistria since 1990.
(Country) is famous for beer, chocolate, waffles and french fries.
With the establishment of the Kingdom recognized in 1143 and the stabilization of its borders by 1249, (Country) claims to be the oldest European nation-state.
Oil and gas have made (Country) the second highest per-capita income country – following Liechtenstein – and one of the world's fastest growing.
Over the centuries, (Country) was subjected to Danish, Teutonic, Swedish and Russian rule.
Saw a rise in suicides in post-soviet years, and now records the 3rd highest suicide rate in the world, down from 1st in 1995 when it had the highest rate in recorded world history
It was reached by Columbus in 1492 and became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, namely (Capital), also Spain's first New World capital.
As of November 2008, unofficial figures put (Country)'s annual inflation rate at 516 quintillion per cent, with prices doubling every 1.3 days.
Spiritual homeland of the Rastafari religious movement, that is influenced by Pan-Africanism and has globalized the flag's tricolors with the spread of Reggae music.
National Congress established themselves as the sole political party and has supported the use of recruited Arab militias in guerrilla warfare, such as in the conflict in Darfur.
(Country) was ranked highest of all countries in human development from 2001 to 2007, and then again in 2009.
Sranan Tongo, a local creole language originally spoken by the Creole population, is the most widely used language in the streets and often interchangeably with Dutch.
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The last war (Country) was directly involved was in 1814. Since then, (Country) has been at peace, adopting a non-aligned foreign policy in peacetime and neutrality in wartime.
It is one of the few territories in mainland Africa where Spanish is an official language, besides the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla.
In 1902, La Soufrière volcano erupted, killing 2,000 people. Much farmland was damaged, and the economy deteriorated.
(Country) has the seventh largest standing armed force and is the only Muslim-majority nation to possess nuclear weapons.
The revolutionary leader Che Guevara was executed by a team of CIA officers and (Country's) Army on 9 October 1967 in (Country).
(Country) has the greatest number of reptiles of any country, with 755 species.
It is the eighth largest country in Europe in terms of area and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union.
(Country) won several medals during the Beijing Olympics, 5 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze, making it Africa's most successful Nation in the 2008 Olympics.
Unemployment and depletion of oil and water resources are major economic problems. In 2008, the jobless figure was 4%, but women are over-represented at 85% of the total.
(Country) is the world's smallest island nation, covering just 21 square kilometres (8.1 sq mi).
On 2 July 1976, North and South were merged to form the Socialist Republic of (Country).
(Country) is the 107th largest country by population. The population shows a strong growth: from 1961 (the year after independence) to 2003, it quintupled.
(Country) has four exclaves, all in territory that belongs to the British Sovereign Base Area of Dhekelia.
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In addition to the mainland, (Country) owns the Galapagos Islands, for which the country is most well known.
Russia, which has a similar population, is spread over a land area that is 120 times larger than (Country).
(Country) is one of the most developed countries that lies solely within the western hemisphere (others being Canada, Ireland, Portugal and Iceland).
(Country), Libya, and Seychelles are the only three African nations with a 'high' Human Development Index rating.
One theory about the name '(Country)' is that it comes from the Nahuatl expression 'Cuauhtitlan', meaning 'between the trees'.
In 1947, the United Nations decided the United States would administer (Country) as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
A consequence of the governmental collapse that accompanied the civil war has been the emergence of a significant problem with piracy in waters off of the coast of (Country).
According to Transparency International, (Country) is the least corrupt country in Africa and ranks similarly close to Portugal and South Korea.
It has a total area of 8,123 square miles (21,040 km; about the size of Massachusetts or Wales); it is the smallest country in continental America.
(Country)'s flag is the only national flag in the world that is non-quadrilateral in shape.
(Country) contains two de facto independent regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. (Country) considers the regions to be occupied by Russia.
With an estimated population of 111 million, it is the 11th most populous country and the most populous Hispanophone country on Earth.
(Country) is one of the two former Soviet republics in Central Asia to retain Russian as an official language (Kazakhstan is the other).

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