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

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