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

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