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

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