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

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