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

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