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

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