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

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