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

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