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

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