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

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