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

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