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country

1. a territory distinguished by its people, culture, language, geography, etc.
2. an area of land distinguished by its political autonomy; state
3. the people of a territory or state
4. 
a. the part of the land that is away from cities or industrial areas; rural districts
b. (as modifier): country cottage
5. one's native land or nation of citizenship
6. go or appeal to the country Chiefly Brit to dissolve Parliament and hold an election
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Thus in all of the Caribbean countries an individual's intellectual ability was measured by that person's performance at these external examinations.
The majority of rich, more developed countries had more forest areas in 2005 than in 1990, most notably in the United States and western Europe.
These agreements that the Bush Administration has been pressuring countries to sign exempt all U.
In fact, the loans that were made to the undeveloped countries were never intended to aid the poor; they were meant to enrich a few international corporate executives and a handful of complicit people in those undeveloped countries--at the expense of the poor.
At these rates, affected countries face real population declines, and that fact has been making headlines.
So far so good, but since that time not a single pill, capsule or teaspoonful has left Canada for the beleaguered countries.
Beginning in the Uruguay Round, however, the developed countries increasingly set their sights on commitments from the fast-growing emerging market countries.
The EU's track record in favor of developing countries on development cooperation and agricultural trade is well proven, not least by the fact that the EU is the biggest agricultural importer from developing countries, importing as much as the U.
The protectionist policies of Europe and North America stop poor countries coming into our markets.
These staggering numbers are met with almost total media silence, at least in Western countries.
Many doctors and nurses are leaving poor countries that cannot afford to employ them, for jobs in the U.
In March 1998, the Czech Republic, along with the other nine countries of the former Soviet bloc, started negotiations for entry into the European Union.