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

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