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

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