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

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