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...is the only one whose flag is not a rectangle?
...has the least total area of any landlocked country outside of Europe?
...has the most total area of any country on the Mediterranean Sea?
...was the first to be invaded by Nazi Germany?
...was the first former Soviet Socialist Republic to declare independence from the USSR?
...has a name meaning 'ancient and bearded?'
...now has a population of more than 500,000 but was uninhabited until being settled by Portugal in the 15th Century?
...is the only former Yugoslav state to border only one other former Yugoslav state?
...is the larger of the only two to be surrounded by landlocked countries?
...had militants that received funding from the U.S. government as part of the Iran-contra affair?
...is the smallest original European Union member?
...is connected to the continental mainland by the King Fahd Causeway?
...uses the somoni as its unit of currency?
...that contains the location of the ancient city of Carthage?
...is closest to Antarctica without any Antarctic territorial claims?
...is the southernmost of the Lesser Antilles?
...has Krio as the most widespread language?
...has the largest number of Muslims?
...has, since 1974, had part of its territory under control of a separate state that is only formally recognized by Turkey?
...has the longest written Constitution?
...has the northernmost capital?
...has the most total area of any landlocked country in Africa?
...has a name derived from a word in its official language meaning 'fortresses built near water?'
...was invaded during 'Operation Enduring Freedom?'
...is home to the only volcano on mainland Europe to have erupted within the last 100 years?
...has its national bird, the grey crowned crane, on its flag?
...has the most saline body of water outside of Antarctica?
...is the only nation in North America not to border the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea?
...is where Nobel Prizes are awarded?
...is the world's least densely populated?
...has a capital city whose construction began on previously undeveloped land in 2002?
...that defeated Bolivia in the Chaco War?
...served as the test site for 67 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958?
...is closest to the Arctic Circle without having any territory inside it?
...was formerly known as Kampuchea?
...has its capital located on the shore of Lake Tanganyika?
...lost most of it's men's national soccer team in a 1993 plane crash?
...has a quarter of Jerusalem's Old City named after it?
...is the only one in South America to have only two colors in its flag?
...is located closest to the USA without actually bordering it?
...was founded and colonized by freed American slaves?
...that is home to the world's deepest known cave?
...received its current name after independence to decrease confusion with a neighboring country?
...is the only one not bordering Russia where Russian is an official language statewide?
...is named after the desert that is believed to be the world's oldest?
...has the most distant point from the center of the Earth?
...has a tricolor flag whose colors represent forests, the Equator, and the sea?
...has the most official languages?
...regained autonomy as a result of the Russo-Turkish War, after more than 450 years of Ottoman rule?
...that has about 20% of its land area located below sea level?
...is the only one besides Italy to have Italian as its sole official language?
...was the first to elect a female head of government?
...is located closest to the intersection of the Equator and the Prime Meridian?
...has the most FIFA World Cup appearances without a championship?
...is the least populated OPEC member?
...was home to the dodo before its extinction?
...was the site of the Chernobyl disaster?
...is the most populated nation with no standing army?
...had a constitutional monarchy after gaining independence from France in 1954 until being overthrown by communists in 1975?
...renamed its largest city in 1976 to honor its first president and leader of its independence movement?
...is home to the two holiest Muslim sites?
...has the largest number of Roman Catholics?
...was where the hottest temperature on the Earth's surface was recorded?
...was formely known as Upper Volta?
...has the least populated national capital?
...is the least populated country that has officially acknowledged its possession of nuclear weapons?
...is believed to be home to the most Palestinian refugees?
...produces Madeira wine?
...was the first to have its voters reject European Union membership?
...is the only one to have red and black as the only two colors on its flag?
...that is believed to contain the location of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
...was where the first season of 'Survivor' was filmed?
...has the only absolute monarchy in Europe?
...hosted the first Winter Olympic Games?
...is the only Pacific Ocean nation to consist of only one island?
...has about 70% of its land area covered by the Karakum Desert?
...was the first that the United Nations graduated from 'least developed' to 'developing' status?
...is the location of the titular 2006 'Casino Royale' in the 2006 film?
...is the oldest independent state in Africa?
...is the home country of Nobel laureates Arthur Lewis and Derek Walcott, making it the country with the most laureates per capita?
...is home to the $27 million and 160-foot tall African Renaissance Monument?
...has a flag with five stars representing the Federal Republic of Central America?
...was the only one to have gained its independence from New Zealand?
...was the setting for the book and movie 'Black Hawk Down?'
...is the most populated country in Africa?
...is the most populated not to have diplomatic relations with the USA?
...has both Arabic and English as official languages?
...is the only communist nation in the western hemisphere?
...is the easternmost of the Lesser Antilles?
...is the westernmost in the Arab League?
...is the first to see dawn of each new day?
...contains the first New World land visited by Christopher Columbus?
...contains most of the Tatra Mountains?
...takes its name and borders from the river that passes through its center?
...that contains the land at the southern end of the world's longest overland animal migration?
...was the first Eastern Bloc nation to begin to dismantle its border fence with western Europe?
...is planning to move its capital to Ramciel by 2015?
...that contains the location of the ancient city of Troy?
...has a flag with stars that are a geographically-accurate representation of the country's islands?
...has Bambara as its most widely understood language?
...is the northernmost nation through which the Prime Meridian passes?
...has a legislature called 'Oireachtas?'
...lost its status as a UN Security Council permanent member in 1971?
...is home to the headquarters of both the European Union and NATO?
...is the least populated in South America?
...has the northernmost metropolitan area of more than one million people?
...has a church that has been under construction since 1882?
...is home to the world's fastest diesel ferry?
...was the first in Africa to reach the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals?
...has the southernmost capital?
...is the only one to have elected a female-majority legislature?
...has won the most Olympic gold medals in men's ice hockey?
...contains the Aïr Mountains?
...has the shortest coastline?
...has the world's tallest building?
...had the longest civil war in Latin American history, spanning from 1960-1996?
...sentenced an American teenager to caning for vandalism in 1994?
...Kosovo has declared independence from?
...was where the first pterodactyl fossil was discovered?
...is the only OPEC member located wholly within the southern hemisphere?
...contains the land claimed by the breakaway country of Transnistria?
...is home to Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall?
...has the longest-serving current head of state?
...is the smallest current European Union member?
...has the highest percentage of Christian residents of any Arab League member?
...contains the region of Transylvania?
...has a main island that was known by 'Hairouna' to the indigenous population?
...has the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas?
...is home to Boiling Lake, the world's second largest hot springs?
...is named after France's King Louis XV's Minister of Finance?
...has the most populated metropolitan area in Africa?
...has had a runner win either the men's or women's Boston Marathon every year since 1991?
...is the smallest in the Americas in both size and population?
...does not allow its citizens to visit Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, or Yemen without special permission?
...has a flag whose design represents the Pacific Ocean and the country's four island groups?
...has the largest desert that is located within only one country?
...that was known as New Hebrides until independence?
...has hosted the most Olympic Games?
...is the only non-European country to be completely surrounded by one other country?
...is the smaller of the two that are the only two in the world to have their capital cities located across a river from one another?
...has the greatest life expectancy at birth?
...uses the Nikkei 225 as an index for its main stock exchange?
...had its best known site under joint U.S. control until 1999?
...has the highest proportion of Roman Catholic residents in Asia?
...contains the headwaters of both the Senegal and Niger Rivers?
...had coups d'etat in both 1999 and 2001?
...has the highest mountain outside of Asia?
...was formed in 1990 when its formerly separated northern and southern halves united?
...is the most recent to gain independence from the UK?
...has .cf as its Internet country code top-level domain?
...does not maintain foreign relations with any permanent members of the UN Security Council?
...is home to Victoria Falls National Park?
...has the greatest population of Albanians outside of Albania?
...has won the most Summer Olympics medals without ever having won gold?
...is home to the launchpad for the world's first human spaceflight?
...has 70% of its population residing on the island of Viti Levu?
...has the lowest high point above sea level, at 7 ft. 7 inches?
...has residents who are known as Malagasy?
...has its capital located on the island of Guadalcanal?
...is the only one in Africa to be represented by a pavilion at Epcot?
...was invaded by U.S. troops in 1983?
...has a name meaning 'Land of the Pure' in its national language?
...has the least total area of any country the Prime Meridian passes through?
...is home to the driest location on Earth?
...gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993?
...has its capital located on the island of Bioko?
...is referred to as 'Hellas' in its native language?
...is where LEGO pieces were created?
...had the story of its bobsled team dramatized in the movie 'Cool Runnings?'
...has the Vysshaya Liga as its top division of professional soccer?
...had the deadliest tornado on record?
...has the greatest number of languages spoken?
...is named after a man who led multiple Latin American countries to independence?
...is the world's most densely populated?
...is the world's leading producer of renewable energy?
...was the first in the Eastern Bloc to elect a non-communist government?
...that was formerly known as Dahomey?
...is the smallest through which the Equator passes?
...shares a name with a region of Greece, causing a naming dispute between the countries?
...is the only non-island nation in North America not to border the Pacific Ocean?
...was the first to be admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations without ever having been a part of the British Empire?
...was known as Zaire until 1997?
...has the smallest area and borders at least two other countries?
...has the largest percentage of its land area protected in parks and reserves?
...is the place of origin of Dalmatians?
...provides the soldiers who serve as Vatican guards?
...is the only English-speaking nation in South America?
...was the only Pacific island nation to avoid formal colonization?
...produces Pilsner Urquell beer?
...has Avianca as its flag carrier airline?
...is home to the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world?
...is the most recent and southernmost member of the Arab League?
...produces Aldaris beer?
...was formerly known as Nyasaland?
...has a 2.5-mile wide, 160-mile long demilitarized zone as its northern border?
...has an exclave of Nakhchivan?

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