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

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