Ruritania


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Ruritania

1. an imaginary kingdom of central Europe: setting of several novels by Anthony Hope, esp The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
2. any setting of adventure, romance, and intrigue

Ruritania

imaginary pre-WWI kingdom, rife with political machinations. [Br. Lit.: Prisoner of Zenda]
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Ha viajado desde el norte del pais, Chihuahua, su ciudad natal, para tomar el avion que la llevara a la Republica Socialista de Ruritania a estudiar en la Escuela de los Pueblos Hermanos, gracias a una beca.
Rassendyll is also remarkably at home in Ruritania and apparently elsewhere in Europe, proving his "harmony" with any habitat.
For example, it is one thing for Australia to exercise extraterritorial jurisdiction by making it a crime for Australian citizens and residents to engage in sexual intercourse outside Australia with children under the age of 16, (87) but it would be quite another to have Australian police enter Ruritanian territory to arrest and charge someone of such a crime and to have an Australian court sit in Ruritania to try and convict the Australian.
Here the misunderstanding is revealed: in Ruritania, chess is not a game, but a religious rite that is enacted only once a year by the priest of the community.
He does this because Rudolf of Ruritania has an evil half-brother who kidnaps the the crown prince shortly before the coronation ceremony in an attempt to take the throne.
Let's say that French merchants sell 400 Euros worth of French products to the people of Ruritania at a profit of 80 Euros while Ruritanian merchants sell 100 Euros worth of their products to the citizens of France at a profit of 20 Euros.
Is it Bacteria, Concordia, Freedonia, Ruritania or Vulgaria ?
A Johnny-Foreigner to boot, he comes from the romantic land of Ruritania.
Somehow this was not England 1981 - this was Ruritania and the year was 1863.
Oh, how we'll savour seeing Outer Ruritania defeat the Republic of Krazpo on penalties
The loan agreement is expressed to be governed by the law of the State of New York, and Ruritania submits to the jurisdiction of New York courts for purposes of disputes about the loan.