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HintCountry
President is Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Birthplace of Mozart
Belligerent in the Cold War, opposed to the USSR
The westernmost Slavic state
Alpine principality
Easternmost French-speaking African country
This Saharan country scores lowest of all on the Human Development Index
Island chain located between Madagascar and East Africa
Smallest of the Benelux countries
Renault cars are from here
Scene of the iconic 1943 film starring Ingrid Begman and Humphrey Bogart
South-eastern corner of the Arabian peninsula
The head of state here was for a time the world's richest man
Borders Costa Rica to the south
Only European country to border Russia to the west
Football stars Samuel Eto'o and Roger Milla hail from here
Home of Barack Obama's paternal ancestors
Once had a King Zog
African state famous for its copper industry
Locked between Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran
Cities include Port Harcourt, Calabar and Benin City
A genocide here in 1994 cost a million lives
Kim chi (food) is popular here
Capital is the Queen of Spain
Formerly part of Indonesia; independent in 2002
Green Cape, in Portuguese
Four-letter south east Asian state
Dominates the interior of the Arabian peninsula
Former British territory in Central America
Gamal Abdel Nasser ruled here from the 1950s to 1970
Hard to spell
Ruled by the Al-Khalifa family
Invaded by the US in 1983
Home of poet Derek Walcott
Holland is a constituent part
Banking, chocolate, cuckoo clocks, neutrality (most stereotypes per capita)
Borders more countries than any other in Africa
Africa's only Spanish-speaking country
The world famous Sandy Lane hotel is found here
Mainland Europe's westernmost
Winter Olympic host 1984, before independence
A republic in central Africa (yes, that one)
The exclave of Cabinda is part of this African state
Administers Hong Kong and Macau
The only African country never colonised by Europeans
Smallest in the world
The larger of the two landlocked countries in the Americas
Where to go if you're pining for the fjords
Only country beginning with Q
This is (was, some of it) Sparta
The Petronas Towers, here, were briefly the world's tallest buildings
Home of football star Didier Drogba
Smallest country to produce a Masters-winning golfer
Cuts down more trees per year than any other country
The nearest Caribbean nation to the US mainland
Includes the island of Phuket
Prince Albert is head of state in this tiny European nation
Totally surrounded by South Africa
Disputed by Greece and Turkey
Idi Amin and Milton Obote have ruled here
Former Dutch colony on mainland South America
'Rich Coast' in its native language
World's largest cricket-playing nation
Gained independence from South Africa in 1990
IKEA furniture is from here
HintCountry
Suffered an horrendous earthquake in 2010
A man, a plan, a canal...
Machu Picchu, lost Incan city, was discovered here
Borders the UK
Formerly known as Dahomey
Home country of Astana cycling team
Three other countries contain its name in theirs
Smallest country by area in Central Asia
Island powered by geothermic energy
Long, thin, Andean country
Caspian Sea state, scene of some action in Bond film 'The World is not Enough'
Funafuti is the capital
Once known as Portuguese East Africa
Comprised of 17,508 islands
Tswana and English are its official languages
The only Central American country to border four others
Funded Christopher Columbus
Largest city is Quezon City
Assailants of the Alamo
Borders both Libya and Cameroon
Invaded by Russia in 2008
Formerly adjoined to Serbia
The westernmost Saharan country
Homeland of Franz Ferdinand assassin
Smallest by area in mainland Africa
Formerly known as Kampuchea
Dubai and Sharjah are among its constituent parts
Named after a very wise Biblical king
Home of baseball's Albert Pujols
Omar Bongo was president for 42 years until his death in 2009
Capital is Port Vila
Large African island, famous for its unique wildlife
The Federated States of...
Westernmost former Yugoslav state, by land borders
Writer Albert Camus was born here
Northernmost Baltic state
St Paul converted on the road to this country's capital
Most populous former Soviet state, excluding Russia
Linked with Rwanda under colonial rule
Saint Thomas, translated, Portuguese islands
Namesake of onetime Chicago Bulls #23
Minsk is the capital
A popular tourist destination here is Dubrovnik
Not Conakry, but...
Its capital is Ouagadougou
First ever hosts and champions of the football World Cup
Established by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819
One of its citizens was convicted for the Lockerbie bombing
Home country of rugby star Brian Lima
One letter short of a noted NFL quarterback
Hugo Chavez is the socialist leader here
Birkirkara is the largest city
Flanders is a constituent part
Sfax is a major city here
More languages than any other country
Hitler and Napoleon were foolish enough to invade
The capital is named after Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza
Home of footballer Emmanuel Adebayor
Sometimes referred to as Chinese Taipei
Reunified when the wall came down
The only country whose flag has four horizontal stripes only
Had the largest empire in history
Home of track star Kim Collins
Kim Il-Sung is Eternal President, despite being dead
Juan Perón, Leopoldo Galtieri and Carlos Menem are all former leaders
HintCountry
Its flag includes three green diamonds
Known as Nyasaland under colonial rule
Nicknamed 'Land of the Long White Cloud'
Flag is a yellow disc on a blue background
Wartorn state on the horn of Africa
Jewish homeland
Home of the digeridoo
Co-host with Ukraine of Euro 2012 football championship
The newest state of all
Home of cricket star Brian Lara
Sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania
Tiny Himalayan state
100m champion Usain Bolt was born here
The only country in South America to have hosted Test cricket
Had the heaviest king on record
Spanish for 'the saviour'
Land of the Rising Sun
Located between Martinique and Guadeloupe
Known as the Gold Coast in the colonial era
Formerly known as the Gilbert Islands
Pyrenean principality
Gained independence from the US in 1986
First of the Baltic states to qualify for a major football tournament
Formerly part of Ethiopia
Home of the ancient civilisation of Nubia
Formerly known as Persia
Its flag includes a cedar tree
Scene of 2001 invasion by US and allies
Host of 2009 global climate conference
Home of cricket star Vivian Richards
The smaller of the two landlocked countries in the Americas
Led by King Mswati III
Formerly known as East Pakistan
Formerly known as Ceylon
Known in its own language as Magyarország
Bordered by Guinea and Liberia
Vesuvius and Etna could and do erupt here
Homeland of Genghis Khan
Known as Southern Rhodesia under colonial rule
Footballer George Weah ran for president here
The erstwhile finish of the Paris-Dakar rally
The island of Zanzibar is part of this country
The bulk of this Eurasian country is known as Anatolia
A war here in the 1960s and 1970s cost over 2 million lives
Owners of the Galapagos Islands
Alexander the Great originated here
The smallest non-European country in area
Baffin Island is part of this country
Hit by a devastating cyclone in 2008
Ceausescu ruled as a dictator here
Capital here is Bratislava
Scene of 2003 invasion by US and allies
A 2009 coup saw Manuel Zelaya lose power here
South American country that borders Central America
Contains the port of Aden
Indian Ocean islands including the most common first three letters among countries
Its capital is the only one beginning with I
Most Formula 1 world champions per capita
The Gurkha fighting force originates here
Tashkent is capital
Home of baseball's Rafael Palmeiro
Timbuktu is located here
Indian Ocean island archipelago, northeast of Madagascar
Soweto is a notable settlement here
Annexed by Iraq in 1991

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