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...produces Pilsner Urquell beer?
...is the only one to have elected a female-majority legislature?
...is the only non-European country to be completely surrounded by one other country?
...has won the most Olympic gold medals in men's ice hockey?
...was invaded during 'Operation Enduring Freedom?'
...is the world's least densely populated?
...has the most populated metropolitan area in Africa?
...uses the Nikkei 225 as an index for its main stock exchange?
...is the only former Yugoslav state to border only one other former Yugoslav state?
...contains the region of Transylvania?
...was founded and colonized by freed American slaves?
...hosted the first Winter Olympic Games?
...is home to Victoria Falls National Park?
...has residents who are known as Malagasy?
...has the most saline body of water outside of Antarctica?
...was invaded by U.S. troops in 1983?
...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?
...has had a runner win either the men's or women's Boston Marathon every year since 1991?
...that defeated Bolivia in the Chaco War?
...is located closest to the intersection of the Equator and the Prime Meridian?
...has Bambara as its most widely understood language?
...has the largest percentage of its land area protected in parks and reserves?
...has the greatest life expectancy at birth?
...has the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas?
...is connected to the continental mainland by the King Fahd Causeway?
...has its capital located on the island of Bioko?
...is the only one not bordering Russia where Russian is an official language statewide?
...has the largest number of Muslims?
...has a flag whose design represents the Pacific Ocean and the country's four island groups?
...is the world's leading producer of renewable energy?
...has an exclave of Nakhchivan?
...served as the test site for 67 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958?
...was formed in 1990 when its formerly separated northern and southern halves united?
...was the first in Africa to reach the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals?
...had the story of its bobsled team dramatized in the movie 'Cool Runnings?'
...is the least populated OPEC member?
...is closest to the Arctic Circle without having any territory inside it?
...has the most total area of any landlocked country in Africa?
...has the most official languages?
...regained autonomy as a result of the Russo-Turkish War, after more than 450 years of Ottoman rule?
...lost most of it's men's national soccer team in a 1993 plane crash?
...has the lowest high point above sea level, at 7 ft. 7 inches?
...is home to Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall?
...is home to the only volcano on mainland Europe to have erupted within the last 100 years?
...was where the first pterodactyl fossil was discovered?
...has the least populated national capital?
...produces Madeira wine?
...is the world's most densely populated?
...is the only one whose flag is not a rectangle?
...had its best known site under joint U.S. control until 1999?
...has the highest percentage of Christian residents of any Arab League member?
...has a name meaning 'Land of the Pure' in its national language?
...has a quarter of Jerusalem's Old City named after it?
...was formely known as Upper Volta?
...has the world's tallest building?
...is where LEGO pieces were created?
...is the most populated not to have diplomatic relations with the USA?
...that was known as New Hebrides until independence?
...is named after a man who led multiple Latin American countries to independence?
...gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993?
...is home to the world's fastest diesel ferry?
...has Krio as the most widespread language?
...has, since 1974, had part of its territory under control of a separate state that is only formally recognized by Turkey?
...is referred to as 'Hellas' in its native language?
...has the largest desert that is located within only one country?
...is the most recent and southernmost member of the Arab League?
...has the most total area of any country on the Mediterranean Sea?
...has hosted the most Olympic Games?
...has 70% of its population residing on the island of Viti Levu?
...that contains the location of the ancient city of Carthage?
...contains most of the Tatra Mountains?
...is the most populated nation with no standing army?
...has the most FIFA World Cup appearances without a championship?
...takes its name and borders from the river that passes through its center?
...was where the hottest temperature on the Earth's surface was recorded?
...is the only one in Africa to be represented by a pavilion at Epcot?
...was the first to have its voters reject European Union membership?
...has the least total area of any country the Prime Meridian passes through?
...is the only communist nation in the western hemisphere?
...is the least populated in South America?
...is the larger of the only two to be surrounded by landlocked countries?
...that is home to the world's deepest known cave?
...is the smallest current European Union member?
...has its capital located on the shore of Lake Tanganyika?
...received its current name after independence to decrease confusion with a neighboring country?
...is the southernmost of the Lesser Antilles?
...renamed its largest city in 1976 to honor its first president and leader of its independence movement?
...is the only Pacific Ocean nation to consist of only one island?
...is named after France's King Louis XV's Minister of Finance?
...that is believed to contain the location of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
...does not maintain foreign relations with any permanent members of the UN Security Council?
...contains the first New World land visited by Christopher Columbus?
...lost its status as a UN Security Council permanent member in 1971?
...has its national bird, the grey crowned crane, on its flag?
...produces Aldaris beer?
...is the only OPEC member located wholly within the southern hemisphere?
...has the northernmost capital?
...uses the somoni as its unit of currency?
...is the home country of Nobel laureates Arthur Lewis and Derek Walcott, making it the country with the most laureates per capita?
...is home to the launchpad for the world's first human spaceflight?
...is the smallest in the Americas in both size and population?
...does not allow its citizens to visit Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, or Yemen without special permission?
...has about 70% of its land area covered by the Karakum Desert?
...that has about 20% of its land area located below sea level?
...shares a name with a region of Greece, causing a naming dispute between the countries?
...has a legislature called 'Oireachtas?'
...is the most populated country in Africa?
...has a name derived from a word in its official language meaning 'fortresses built near water?'
...has Avianca as its flag carrier airline?
...is the first to see dawn of each new day?
...has the most distant point from the center of the Earth?
...was the first former Soviet Socialist Republic to declare independence from the USSR?
...is the westernmost in the Arab League?
...now has a population of more than 500,000 but was uninhabited until being settled by Portugal in the 15th Century?
...was formerly known as Nyasaland?
...is the location of the titular 2006 'Casino Royale' in the 2006 film?
...has the highest mountain outside of Asia?
...has a flag with five stars representing the Federal Republic of Central America?
...was the first Eastern Bloc nation to begin to dismantle its border fence with western Europe?
...has a flag with stars that are a geographically-accurate representation of the country's islands?
...has a tricolor flag whose colors represent forests, the Equator, and the sea?
...had the deadliest tornado on record?
...Kosovo has declared independence from?
...was the only one to have gained its independence from New Zealand?
...was known as Zaire until 1997?
...is the easternmost of the Lesser Antilles?
...contains the headwaters of both the Senegal and Niger Rivers?
...has the longest-serving current head of state?
...is home to the two holiest Muslim sites?
...is the smallest original European Union member?
...was the first in the Eastern Bloc to elect a non-communist government?
...that was formerly known as Dahomey?
...contains the land claimed by the breakaway country of Transnistria?
...has the greatest number of languages spoken?
...has the shortest coastline?
...is home to the headquarters of both the European Union and NATO?
...is the only one besides Italy to have Italian as its sole official language?
...has the least total area of any landlocked country outside of Europe?
...is the only nation in North America not to border the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea?
...was the site of the Chernobyl disaster?
...is named after the desert that is believed to be the world's oldest?
...has the largest number of Roman Catholics?
...is located closest to the USA without actually bordering it?
...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 .cf as its Internet country code top-level domain?
...is the place of origin of Dalmatians?
...was the only Pacific island nation to avoid formal colonization?
...is home to the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world?
...is the only non-island nation in North America not to border the Pacific Ocean?
...has the longest written Constitution?
...was the first to elect a female head of government?
...is the most recent to gain independence from the UK?
...was the first to be admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations without ever having been a part of the British Empire?
...was the first to be invaded by Nazi Germany?
...has the highest proportion of Roman Catholic residents in Asia?
...is the only English-speaking nation in South America?
...sentenced an American teenager to caning for vandalism in 1994?
...has the southernmost capital?
...that contains the location of the ancient city of Troy?
...has a 2.5-mile wide, 160-mile long demilitarized zone as its northern border?
...is the smallest through which the Equator passes?
...was the first that the United Nations graduated from 'least developed' to 'developing' status?
...is planning to move its capital to Ramciel by 2015?
...has a capital city whose construction began on previously undeveloped land in 2002?
...has the smallest area and borders at least two other countries?
...has the greatest population of Albanians outside of Albania?
...is the least populated country that has officially acknowledged its possession of nuclear weapons?
...has its capital located on the island of Guadalcanal?
...has won the most Summer Olympics medals without ever having won gold?
...is home to the driest location on Earth?
...is believed to be home to the most Palestinian refugees?
...is home to the $27 million and 160-foot tall African Renaissance Monument?
...has both Arabic and English as official languages?
...has the only absolute monarchy in Europe?
...was where the first season of 'Survivor' was filmed?
...is the oldest independent state in Africa?
...was formerly known as Kampuchea?
...was the setting for the book and movie 'Black Hawk Down?'
...is where Nobel Prizes are awarded?
...that contains the land at the southern end of the world's longest overland animal migration?
...is the only one in South America to have only two colors in its flag?
...provides the soldiers who serve as Vatican guards?
...had the longest civil war in Latin American history, spanning from 1960-1996?
...has the northernmost metropolitan area of more than one million people?
...has the Vysshaya Liga as its top division of professional soccer?
...has a name meaning 'ancient and bearded?'
...had militants that received funding from the U.S. government as part of the Iran-contra affair?
...is the northernmost nation through which the Prime Meridian passes?
...has a church that has been under construction since 1882?
...contains the Aïr Mountains?
...is the only one to have red and black as the only two colors on its flag?
...had coups d'etat in both 1999 and 2001?
...was home to the dodo before its extinction?
...had a constitutional monarchy after gaining independence from France in 1954 until being overthrown by communists in 1975?
...is closest to Antarctica without any Antarctic territorial claims?

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