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Chile
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Location
    (February 12, 1918- )
    Located in Southern South America
    Slightly smaller than twice the size of Montana
    Borders Argentina, Bolivia and Peru
    Gained independence from Spain (September 18, 1810)
    Most popular pizza topping is mussels and clams
    Country's name comes from the Indian word 'Tchili,' which means 'the deepest point of the Earth'
    World's highest active volcano Nevado Ojos Del Salado
    Chile includes Easter Island (Isla de Pascua).
    The country is real skinny (2,620 miles by 100 miles wide).
    It boasts the largest active volcano in the world (Guallatiri volcano in northern Chile - 19,918 feet tall).
    They are the first known people to embalm their dead (the Chinchoros) lived on the north coast of what is now Chile.
    It is a strategic location for the trans-shipment of cocaine destined for the United States and Europe.
    It is the home of the largest recorded earthquake in history, a magnitude of 9.5 on the Richter Scale (May 1960).
    Thirty-three miners were trapped 2300 feet underground for over two months (rescued October 13, 2010).
    Alexander Selkirk (real life Robinson Crusoe) lived four years in isolation on Juan Fernandez Islands.
    Weird climate - Bahia Felix had 348 rainy days and Calama had zero (1916). It hasn't rained at Calama in recorded history.
    It contains one of world's driest regions (Atacama Desert).
    The US does not recognize Chile's claim to property in Antarctica.
    It had the first freely elected socialist leader in the world, Salvador Allende.
    They sent troops to help rectify the crisis in Haiti (2004).
    Chuquicamata is the world's largest open mine.
    Home of Codelco, world's largest producer of copper.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 16 Votes: 31.25% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 24 Votes: 45.83% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 72 Votes: 48.61% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 108 Votes: 79.63% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 462 Votes: 66.02% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 57 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 40 Votes: 57.50% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 75 Votes: 62.67% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 141 Votes: 47.52% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 336 Votes: 54.46% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1042 Votes: 43.57% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 670 Votes: 49.85% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 985 Votes: 56.75% Annoying
 
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