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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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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 ...
Antisemitism - Current Situation - Asia - Malaysia
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 events if their ... to circumvent this by switching to another country ...
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 follow the same ... 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): The territory occupied by a nation.
    Synonyms: state, land
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word country:

    There is no passion more dominant and instinctive in the human spirit than the need of the country to which one belongs.... The time comes when nothing in the world is so important as a breath of one’s own particular climate. If it were one’s last penny it would be used for that return passage.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    July 4. Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than in all the other days of the year put together. This proves, by the number left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    My political enemies I can freely forgive; but as for who abused me when I was serving my country in the field, and those who attacked me for serving my country—Doctor, that is a different case.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)