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

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