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

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