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

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