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

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