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

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