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Country

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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Antisemitism - Current Situation - Asia - Malaysia
... Although Malaysia presently has no Jewish population, the country has reportedly become an example of a phenomenon called “Anti-Semitism without Jews." The Malay-language Utusan ... people will have their best opportunity to interfere in any Islamic country," the newspaper said ... succeed in their mission of controlling this country." Prime Minister Najib Razak's office susbsequently issued a statement late Monday saying Utusan's claim did "not reflect the views of the ...
Country - Sovereignty Status
... See also List of sovereign states The term "country" is commonly used to refer to sovereign states ... with sovereign states on lists of countries, and may be treated as a "country of origin" in international trade, as Hong Kong is ...
Mongolia
... (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 follow the same ... Mongolia is the 19th largest and the most sparsely populated independent country in the world, with a population of around 2.75 million people ...
Figure Skating - Eligibility - Other Eligibility Rules
... 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 ... Some skaters have tried to circumvent this by switching to another country ...
2003 Grammy Awards - Award Winners - 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 or Group with Vocal Dixie Chicks for "Long ...

More definitions of "country":

  • (noun): The people who live in a nation or country.
    Example: "The whole country worshipped him"
    Synonyms: nation, land, a people
  • (noun): A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
    Example: "Bible country"
    Synonyms: area
  • (noun): The territory occupied by a nation.
    Synonyms: state, land
  • (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:

    How soon country people forget. When they fall in love with a city it is forever, and it is like forever. As though there never was a time when they didn’t love it. The minute they arrive at the train station or get off the ferry and glimpse the wide streets and the wasteful lamps lighting them, they know they are born for it. There, in a city, they are not so much new as themselves: their stronger, riskier selves.
    Toni Morrison (b. 1931)

    A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
    Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872)

    There is a cannibalism that’s loose in our society in which public figures such as the Clintons could try to come into this town and do something good for this country and then they get hammered away even though they’re trying to do the right thing.
    David R. Gergen (b. 1942)