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...uses the somoni as its unit of currency?
...lost its status as a UN Security Council permanent member in 1971?
...had militants that received funding from the U.S. government as part of the Iran-contra affair?
...was the first to be admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations without ever having been a part of the British Empire?
...that contains the location of the ancient city of Carthage?
...was where the first season of 'Survivor' was filmed?
...is the most recent to gain independence from the UK?
...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 home to the only volcano on mainland Europe to have erupted within the last 100 years?
...is the only Pacific Ocean nation to consist of only one island?
...contains the headwaters of both the Senegal and Niger Rivers?
...has a name derived from a word in its official language meaning 'fortresses built near water?'
...is located closest to the intersection of the Equator and the Prime Meridian?
...was known as Zaire until 1997?
...is the world's leading producer of renewable energy?
...has the highest percentage of Christian residents of any Arab League member?
...is the smallest original European Union member?
...is the only one in South America to have only two colors in its flag?
...has the most distant point from the center of the Earth?
...is believed to be home to the most Palestinian refugees?
...shares a name with a region of Greece, causing a naming dispute between the countries?
...has 70% of its population residing on the island of Viti Levu?
...was formerly known as Nyasaland?
...has a flag with five stars representing the Federal Republic of Central America?
...was formely known as Upper Volta?
...has the most total area of any landlocked country in Africa?
...is the most populated country in Africa?
...has the smallest area and borders at least two other countries?
...is connected to the continental mainland by the King Fahd Causeway?
...was the first former Soviet Socialist Republic to declare independence from the USSR?
...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 most saline body of water outside of Antarctica?
...is named after a man who led multiple Latin American countries to independence?
...gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993?
...that contains the land at the southern end of the world's longest overland animal migration?
...has Krio as the most widespread language?
...hosted the first Winter Olympic Games?
...has the greatest life expectancy at birth?
...has the Vysshaya Liga as its top division of professional soccer?
...is closest to Antarctica without any Antarctic territorial claims?
...is the only non-European country to be completely surrounded by one other country?
...that has about 20% of its land area located below sea level?
...is the southernmost of the Lesser Antilles?
...has the northernmost capital?
...was the first in Africa to reach the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals?
...is the only one not bordering Russia where Russian is an official language statewide?
...is the smallest in the Americas in both size and population?
...was the first to elect a female head of government?
...has the least populated national capital?
...contains most of the Tatra Mountains?
...is the northernmost nation through which the Prime Meridian passes?
...has the most official languages?
...served as the test site for 67 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958?
...is home to the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world?
...has the shortest coastline?
...that defeated Bolivia in the Chaco War?
...produces Madeira wine?
...has about 70% of its land area covered by the Karakum Desert?
...has a legislature called 'Oireachtas?'
...Kosovo has declared independence from?
...was where the hottest temperature on the Earth's surface was recorded?
...that was formerly known as Dahomey?
...is the smallest current European Union member?
...has the most populated metropolitan area in Africa?
...has hosted the most Olympic Games?
...was where the first pterodactyl fossil was discovered?
...has Bambara as its most widely understood language?
...has residents who are known as Malagasy?
...is named after the desert that is believed to be the world's oldest?
...has the longest written Constitution?
...that was known as New Hebrides until independence?
...is the least populated country that has officially acknowledged its possession of nuclear weapons?
...has its national bird, the grey crowned crane, on its flag?
...has the greatest population of Albanians outside of Albania?
...is home to the headquarters of both the European Union and NATO?
...is the only communist nation in the western hemisphere?
...has the least total area of any landlocked country outside of Europe?
...has the largest percentage of its land area protected in parks and reserves?
...has a quarter of Jerusalem's Old City named after it?
...is referred to as 'Hellas' in its native language?
...was the only one to have gained its independence from New Zealand?
...is the location of the titular 2006 'Casino Royale' in the 2006 film?
...is the most recent and southernmost member of the Arab League?
...had a constitutional monarchy after gaining independence from France in 1954 until being overthrown by communists in 1975?
...was founded and colonized by freed American slaves?
...is home to the world's fastest diesel ferry?
...had the longest civil war in Latin American history, spanning from 1960-1996?
...takes its name and borders from the river that passes through its center?
...was the first in the Eastern Bloc to elect a non-communist government?
...has the highest proportion of Roman Catholic residents in Asia?
...is the only English-speaking nation in South America?
...is located closest to the USA without actually bordering it?
...is the only non-island nation in North America not to border the Pacific Ocean?
...is closest to the Arctic Circle without having any territory inside it?
...has the lowest high point above sea level, at 7 ft. 7 inches?
...is the first to see dawn of each new day?
...has the largest number of Roman Catholics?
...had its best known site under joint U.S. control until 1999?
...was invaded by U.S. troops in 1983?
...is the easternmost of the Lesser Antilles?
...lost most of it's men's national soccer team in a 1993 plane crash?
...is the most populated nation with no standing army?
...is the least populated OPEC member?
...was formerly known as Kampuchea?
...had the story of its bobsled team dramatized in the movie 'Cool Runnings?'
...is the most populated not to have diplomatic relations with the USA?
...is home to Boiling Lake, the world's second largest hot springs?
...is home to the driest location on Earth?
...has the least total area of any country the Prime Meridian passes through?
...is named after France's King Louis XV's Minister of Finance?
...is the only former Yugoslav state to border only one other former Yugoslav state?
...has the most total area of any country on the Mediterranean Sea?
...provides the soldiers who serve as Vatican guards?
...contains the Aïr Mountains?
...was the first Eastern Bloc nation to begin to dismantle its border fence with western Europe?
...renamed its largest city in 1976 to honor its first president and leader of its independence movement?
...has its capital located on the island of Bioko?
...has the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas?
...has the world's tallest building?
...is home to the $27 million and 160-foot tall African Renaissance Monument?
...does not maintain foreign relations with any permanent members of the UN Security Council?
...was the first that the United Nations graduated from 'least developed' to 'developing' status?
...is the only nation in North America not to border the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea?
...is home to the two holiest Muslim sites?
...was the setting for the book and movie 'Black Hawk Down?'
...contains the land claimed by the breakaway country of Transnistria?
...has won the most Olympic gold medals in men's ice hockey?
...contains the first New World land visited by Christopher Columbus?
...is where LEGO pieces were created?
...has a main island that was known by 'Hairouna' to the indigenous population?
...is the westernmost in the Arab League?
...is the only one in Africa to be represented by a pavilion at Epcot?
...is the home country of Nobel laureates Arthur Lewis and Derek Walcott, making it the country with the most laureates per capita?
...sentenced an American teenager to caning for vandalism in 1994?
...is the world's least densely populated?
...that is home to the world's deepest known cave?
...is home to Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall?
...was home to the dodo before its extinction?
...has won the most Summer Olympics medals without ever having won gold?
...is the larger of the only two to be surrounded by landlocked countries?
...is the only one whose flag is not a rectangle?
...is the only OPEC member located wholly within the southern hemisphere?
...has the northernmost metropolitan area of more than one million people?
...has the southernmost capital?
...was the first to have its voters reject European Union membership?
...has a flag with stars that are a geographically-accurate representation of the country's islands?
...that contains the location of the ancient city of Troy?
...is where Nobel Prizes are awarded?
...has Avianca as its flag carrier airline?
...has a flag whose design represents the Pacific Ocean and the country's four island groups?
...has the largest number of Muslims?
...has the greatest number of languages spoken?
...has a name meaning 'Land of the Pure' in its national language?
...uses the Nikkei 225 as an index for its main stock exchange?
...is planning to move its capital to Ramciel by 2015?
...had coups d'etat in both 1999 and 2001?
...is home to the launchpad for the world's first human spaceflight?
...has, since 1974, had part of its territory under control of a separate state that is only formally recognized by Turkey?
...produces Pilsner Urquell beer?
...is the least populated in South America?
...has the largest desert that is located within only one country?
...has .cf as its Internet country code top-level domain?
...has a name meaning 'ancient and bearded?'
...that is believed to contain the location of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
...has both Arabic and English as official languages?
...was the first to be invaded by Nazi Germany?
...does not allow its citizens to visit Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, or Yemen without special permission?
...produces Aldaris beer?
...has its capital located on the island of Guadalcanal?
...has a 2.5-mile wide, 160-mile long demilitarized zone as its northern border?
...has a capital city whose construction began on previously undeveloped land in 2002?
...is the only one to have red and black as the only two colors on its flag?
...has its capital located on the shore of Lake Tanganyika?
...now has a population of more than 500,000 but was uninhabited until being settled by Portugal in the 15th Century?
...contains the region of Transylvania?
...has a tricolor flag whose colors represent forests, the Equator, and the sea?
...has the longest-serving current head of state?
...is the oldest independent state in Africa?
...has the highest mountain outside of Asia?
...received its current name after independence to decrease confusion with a neighboring country?
...has a church that has been under construction since 1882?
...was the only Pacific island nation to avoid formal colonization?
...is the smallest through which the Equator passes?
...has the most FIFA World Cup appearances without a championship?
...was invaded during 'Operation Enduring Freedom?'
...is the only one besides Italy to have Italian as its sole official language?
...was the site of the Chernobyl disaster?
...has an exclave of Nakhchivan?
...was formed in 1990 when its formerly separated northern and southern halves united?
...had the deadliest tornado on record?
...has had a runner win either the men's or women's Boston Marathon every year since 1991?
...is the world's most densely populated?
...is the place of origin of Dalmatians?
...has the only absolute monarchy in Europe?
...is home to Victoria Falls National Park?

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