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

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