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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... 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 many good skaters in a ... have tried to circumvent this by switching to another country ...
... 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 ... will have their best opportunity to interfere in any Islamic country," the newspaper said ... 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 Utusan's ...
... (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 patterns as the Soviet politics of the time ... 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): An area outside of cities and towns.
Example: "His poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
Synonyms: rural area
- (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): A particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography).
Example: "Bible country"
Famous quotes containing the word country:
“The country of the tourist pamphlet always is another country, an embarrassing abstraction of the desirable that, thank God, does not exist on this planet, where there are always ants and bad smells and empty Coca-Cola bottles to keep the grubby finger- print of reality upon the beautiful.”
—Nadine Gordimer (b. 1923)
“Four or five whippoorwills
Have come down from their native ledge
To the open country edge
To give us a piece of their bills.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“There is probably not more than one hundred dollars in cash in circulation today. That is, if you were to call in all the bills and silver and gold in the country at noon tomorrow and pile them on the table, you would find that you had just about one hundred dollars, with perhaps several Canadian pennies and a few peppermint Life Savers.”
—Robert Benchley (18891945)