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

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