A country is a region legally identified as a distinct entity in political geography. A country may be an independent sovereign state or one that is occupied by another state, as a non-sovereign or formerly sovereign political division, or a geographic region associated with sets of previously independent or differently associated peoples with distinct political characteristics. Regardless of the physical geography, in the modern internationally accepted legal definition as defined by the League of Nations in 1937 and reaffirmed by the United Nations in 1945, a resident of a country is subject to the independent exercise of legal jurisdiction.
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... Malaysia presently has no Jewish population, the country has reportedly become an example of a phenomenon called “Anti-Semitism without Jews." The Malay-langu ... have their best opportunity to interfere in any Islamic country," the newspaper said ... will cause us to help foreign groups succeed in their mission of controlling this country." Prime Minister Najib Razak's office susbsequently issued a statement late Monday saying ...
... Skaters may represent a country of which they are not yet a citizen in most competitions, except the Olympics which require citizenship ... Each country may send one to a maximum of three entries per event, thus, even if a skater has a high season's best, he or she may not be sent to major events if their country has ... Some skaters have tried to circumvent this by switching to another country ...
... Best Female Country Vocal Performance Faith Hill for "Cry" Best Male Country Vocal Performance Johnny Cash for "Give My Love to Rose" Best Country Performance by a Duo ...
... See also List of sovereign states The term "country" is commonly used to refer to sovereign states ... together with sovereign states on lists of countries, and may be treated as a "country of origin" in international trade, as Hong Kong is ...
... Mongolia i/mɒŋˈɡoʊliə/ (Mongolian Монгол улс, literally Mongol country/state) is a landlocked country in East and Central Asia ... The country came under strong Russian and Soviet influence in 1924, the Mongolian People's Republic was declared, and Mongolian politics began to ... sq mi), Mongolia is the 19th largest and the most sparsely populated independent country in the world, with a population of around 2.75 million people ...
More definitions of "country":
- (noun): A politically organized body of people under a single government.
Example: "The country's largest manufacturer"
Synonyms: state, nation, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic
- (noun): An area outside of cities and towns.
Example: "His poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
Synonyms: rural area
Famous quotes containing the word country:
“Defoe says that there were a hundred thousand country fellows in his time ready to fight to the death against popery, without knowing whether popery was a man or a horse.”
—William Hazlitt (17781830)
“The people of this country are too tolerant. Theres no other country in the world where theyd allow it... After all we built up this country and then we allow a lot of foreigners, the scum of Europe, the offscourings of Polish ghettos to come and run it for us.”
—John Dos Passos (18961970)
“I believe that in this country the press exerts a greater and a more pernicious influence than the church did in its worst period.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)