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

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