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

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