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

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