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

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