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

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