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

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