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

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