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

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