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

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