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

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