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

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