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

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