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...has the greatest life expectancy at birth?
...has the longest written Constitution?
...has a capital city whose construction began on previously undeveloped land in 2002? home to the world's fastest diesel ferry?
...has the only absolute monarchy in Europe?
...was the first to be admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations without ever having been a part of the British Empire? located closest to the USA without actually bordering it?
...had its best known site under joint U.S. control until 1999?
...regained autonomy as a result of the Russo-Turkish War, after more than 450 years of Ottoman rule?
...was where the hottest temperature on the Earth's surface was recorded?
...has a tricolor flag whose colors represent forests, the Equator, and the sea? the most populated nation with no standing army?
...has the highest percentage of Christian residents of any Arab League member?
...has its capital located on the shore of Lake Tanganyika? home to Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall?
...was the setting for the book and movie 'Black Hawk Down?' home to Victoria Falls National Park?
...has the most populated metropolitan area in Africa? the only one to have red and black as the only two colors on its flag?
...has the most FIFA World Cup appearances without a championship?
...has the highest mountain outside of Asia?
...has a legislature called 'Oireachtas?'
...uses the Nikkei 225 as an index for its main stock exchange?
...has the most distant point from the center of the Earth?
...has an exclave of Nakhchivan?
...was known as Zaire until 1997? home to the only volcano on mainland Europe to have erupted within the last 100 years? the smallest in the Americas in both size and population? the only former Yugoslav state to border only one other former Yugoslav state? the least populated country that has officially acknowledged its possession of nuclear weapons?
...was invaded by U.S. troops in 1983? home to the headquarters of both the European Union and NATO?
...was the first to be invaded by Nazi Germany? the only English-speaking nation in South America? planning to move its capital to Ramciel by 2015?
...does not maintain foreign relations with any permanent members of the UN Security Council?
...had coups d'etat in both 1999 and 2001?
...that defeated Bolivia in the Chaco War?
...has the largest desert that is located within only one country?
...has a name derived from a word in its official language meaning 'fortresses built near water?' the only one besides Italy to have Italian as its sole official language?
...hosted the first Winter Olympic Games?
...has the world's tallest building?
...has Avianca as its flag carrier airline?
...has 70% of its population residing on the island of Viti Levu?
...was invaded during 'Operation Enduring Freedom?'
...has about 70% of its land area covered by the Karakum Desert? connected to the continental mainland by the King Fahd Causeway?
...uses the somoni as its unit of currency?
...has Bambara as its most widely understood language?
...contains most of the Tatra Mountains?
...has the highest proportion of Roman Catholic residents in Asia?
...was the only one to have gained its independence from New Zealand?
...was the only Pacific island nation to avoid formal colonization? referred to as 'Hellas' in its native language? the only one not bordering Russia where Russian is an official language statewide?
...was formely known as Upper Volta?
...has the most official languages?
...takes its name and borders from the river that passes through its center?
...contains the land claimed by the breakaway country of Transnistria?
...has the greatest number of languages spoken?
...does not allow its citizens to visit Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, or Yemen without special permission? the first to see dawn of each new day? the smallest through which the Equator passes?
...was formed in 1990 when its formerly separated northern and southern halves united?
...was formerly known as Kampuchea?
ClueCountry named after the desert that is believed to be the world's oldest? home to the launchpad for the world's first human spaceflight? home to the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world?
...has the most total area of any landlocked country in Africa? the only one in South America to have only two colors in its flag? the only Pacific Ocean nation to consist of only one island?
...contains the first New World land visited by Christopher Columbus? the only nation in North America not to border the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea?
...produces Aldaris beer? the least populated OPEC member?
...has the southernmost capital?
...has the most saline body of water outside of Antarctica? the only one in Africa to be represented by a pavilion at Epcot?
...has Krio as the most widespread language?
...has the largest number of Muslims?
...that contains the land at the southern end of the world's longest overland animal migration? the only OPEC member located wholly within the southern hemisphere? the westernmost in the Arab League?
...received its current name after independence to decrease confusion with a neighboring country? home to Boiling Lake, the world's second largest hot springs?
...contains the Aïr Mountains? where LEGO pieces were created?
...gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993? closest to the Arctic Circle without having any territory inside it?
...has the least populated national capital?
...has a flag with five stars representing the Federal Republic of Central America?
...has .cf as its Internet country code top-level domain? 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? the only communist nation in the western hemisphere?
...has its capital located on the island of Bioko?
...has the largest percentage of its land area protected in parks and reserves? the home country of Nobel laureates Arthur Lewis and Derek Walcott, making it the country with the most laureates per capita? the world's leading producer of renewable energy?
...produces Pilsner Urquell beer? has a population of more than 500,000 but was uninhabited until being settled by Portugal in the 15th Century?
...was the first to have its voters reject European Union membership?
...Kosovo has declared independence from?
...provides the soldiers who serve as Vatican guards? the easternmost of the Lesser Antilles? the most recent and southernmost member of the Arab League?
...has a flag with stars that are a geographically-accurate representation of the country's islands?
...was the first to elect a female head of government?
...was the first Eastern Bloc nation to begin to dismantle its border fence with western Europe?
...renamed its largest city in 1976 to honor its first president and leader of its independence movement?
...has its national bird, the grey crowned crane, on its flag?
...that is home to the world's deepest known cave? the least populated in South America?
...has the northernmost metropolitan area of more than one million people?
...was home to the dodo before its extinction? home to the driest location on Earth?
...was the site of the Chernobyl disaster? the smallest original European Union member?
...contains the region of Transylvania?
...shares a name with a region of Greece, causing a naming dispute between the countries?
...has won the most Olympic gold medals in men's ice hockey?
...has the shortest coastline?
...has, since 1974, had part of its territory under control of a separate state that is only formally recognized by Turkey?
...has both Arabic and English as official languages?
...sentenced an American teenager to caning for vandalism in 1994? the most populated not to have diplomatic relations with the USA?
...that contains the location of the ancient city of Troy?
...had militants that received funding from the U.S. government as part of the Iran-contra affair?
...had the longest civil war in Latin American history, spanning from 1960-1996?
...has the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas?
...was formerly known as Nyasaland? named after France's King Louis XV's Minister of Finance?
...that contains the location of the ancient city of Carthage?
...that was known as New Hebrides until independence?
...has its capital located on the island of Guadalcanal? the place of origin of Dalmatians?
...was founded and colonized by freed American slaves?
...produces Madeira wine? the most recent to gain independence from the UK?
...has a main island that was known by 'Hairouna' to the indigenous population?
...has the least total area of any landlocked country outside of Europe? the southernmost of the Lesser Antilles?
...has the longest-serving current head of state? located closest to the intersection of the Equator and the Prime Meridian?
...had the story of its bobsled team dramatized in the movie 'Cool Runnings?'
...has the Vysshaya Liga as its top division of professional soccer?
...that was formerly known as Dahomey? the only non-island nation in North America not to border the Pacific Ocean?
...lost its status as a UN Security Council permanent member in 1971? the northernmost nation through which the Prime Meridian passes?
...has the northernmost capital?
...contains the headwaters of both the Senegal and Niger Rivers?
...was where the first pterodactyl fossil was discovered? the world's least densely populated?
...has the smallest area and borders at least two other countries? the most populated country in Africa?
...had the deadliest tornado on record?
...has a name meaning 'Land of the Pure' in its national language?
...was the first in Africa to reach the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals? closest to Antarctica without any Antarctic territorial claims?
...has a church that has been under construction since 1882?
...has the least total area of any country the Prime Meridian passes through?
...lost most of it's men's national soccer team in a 1993 plane crash?
...had a constitutional monarchy after gaining independence from France in 1954 until being overthrown by communists in 1975?
...has residents who are known as Malagasy?
...has a 2.5-mile wide, 160-mile long demilitarized zone as its northern border? named after a man who led multiple Latin American countries to independence?
...was the first former Soviet Socialist Republic to declare independence from the USSR? the only one to have elected a female-majority legislature?
...has the most total area of any country on the Mediterranean Sea?
...has had a runner win either the men's or women's Boston Marathon every year since 1991?
...that has about 20% of its land area located below sea level?
...has the lowest high point above sea level, at 7 ft. 7 inches?
...has the greatest population of Albanians outside of Albania? the larger of the only two to be surrounded by landlocked countries?
...that is believed to contain the location of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? the only non-European country to be completely surrounded by one other country?
...was the first that the United Nations graduated from 'least developed' to 'developing' status? the world's most densely populated?
...has the largest number of Roman Catholics?
...served as the test site for 67 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958?
...was the first in the Eastern Bloc to elect a non-communist government? home to the $27 million and 160-foot tall African Renaissance Monument?
...has a flag whose design represents the Pacific Ocean and the country's four island groups? the only one whose flag is not a rectangle? home to the two holiest Muslim sites? the location of the titular 2006 'Casino Royale' in the 2006 film?
...has a quarter of Jerusalem's Old City named after it? the oldest independent state in Africa?
...has won the most Summer Olympics medals without ever having won gold?
...was where the first season of 'Survivor' was filmed?
...has hosted the most Olympic Games? where Nobel Prizes are awarded? the smallest current European Union member? believed to be home to the most Palestinian refugees?
...has a name meaning 'ancient and bearded?'

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