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

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