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

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