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

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