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

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