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

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