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 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 Malaysia daily stated in an ... 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 Utusan's claim did "not ...
... See also List of sovereign states The term "country" is commonly used to refer to sovereign states ... 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 ... (603,909 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 ...
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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 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"
Famous quotes containing the word country:
“I ... believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt (18821945)
“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)
“What passes for identity in America is a series of myths about ones heroic ancestors. Its astounding to me, for example, that so many people really seem to believe that the country was founded by a band of heroes who wanted to be free. That happens not to be true. What happened was that some people left Europe because they couldnt stay there any longer and had to go someplace else to make it. They were hungry, they were poor, they were convicts.”
—James Baldwin (19241987)