However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002.
Our country is the world, our countrymen are allmankind.
The country was a de facto one-party state from 1969 until 1982 when the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) made itself the sole legal party in Kenya.
Independence from Spain was declared in 1821 and the country became an independent republic in 1838.
The country remains a leading producer of oil and natural gas and holds more than 20% of the world's proven oil reserves.
There have been no major security incidents in recent years, although the country remains the poorest in the former Soviet sphere.
Because of its geography, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US and Europe, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.
This freedom of interior commerce, the effect of the uniformity of the system of taxation, is perhaps one of the principal causes of the prosperity of Great Britain; every great country being necessarily the best and most extensive market for the greater part of the productions of its own industry.
Half-naked, with tangled, matted and ragged beards, we did look supremely ill-favored; and unless the country was a bandit land, we were not likely to alarm the inhabitants!
If it is employed in the carrying trade, the country to which it belongs becomes the emporium of the goods of all the countries whose trade that stock carries on.
The country is also a regional financial center, and tourism is a growing sector, although it is not proportionately as important as in many other Caribbean islands.
I thought of the abundance, of the simplicity of the poems, and said, 'In your country is there much propagandist writing, much criticism?
My native country was a torment to me, and my father’shouse a strange unhappiness; and whatever I had shared with him,wanting him, became a distracting torture.
During the rainy season, which lasts from the end of June until the end of October, the surrounding country is one vast swamp, and Fashoda itself becomes an island.
The country is a band-shaped strip between the Mediterranean to the west and the desert beyond the Jordan to the east; through it lies the natural high-road between the Hittites, Syria, Assyria, and Babylonia to the north and Egypt to the south.
The original value of the two articles in their proper countries was but two shillings; but by changing their places, they acquire a new idea of value, equal to double what they had first, and that increased value is equally divided.
For I already perceived clearly that the country about London must inevitably be the scene of a disastrous struggle before such creatures as these could be destroyed.
It is in this way, for instance, thatEngland, the most democratic country in the world, lives,nevertheless, under a monarchical regime, whereas the countriesin which the most oppressive despotism is rampant are theSpanish-American Republics, in spite of their republicanconstitutions.
The result was that risings of the Hsiung-nu took place, whereupon Wang Mang commanded that the whole of their country should be partitioned among fifteen shan-yü and declared the country to be a Chinese province.
That country, however, in whose cargoes there is the greatest proportion of native, and the least of foreign goods, will always be the principal gainer.
When a country is well-governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of.
The country had been a place of terror; but the town was in its way even more depressing.
In a century or so all the country known as Western Turkestan was Mongolized, and so it remains to this day.
Before Charles, King of France, passed into Italy,(*) this country was under the dominion of the Pope, the Venetians, the King of Naples, the Duke of Milan, and the Florentines.
Throughout this chapter it will be seen that the desire to get out of the country at once is the keynote of the British policy.
The engineer contented himself with saying to his comrades that the country was an island, and that to-morrow they would consider what to do.
But the turnpike tolls, being continually augmented in this manner, instead of facilitating the inland commerce of the country, as at present, would soon become a very great incumbrance upon it.
Measured on a purchasing power parity (PPP) basis, China in 2007 stood as the second-largest economy in the world after the US, although in per capita terms the country is still lower middle-income.
One month India lay as still and peaceful, to all appearance, as Surrey or Kent; the next there were two hundred thousand black devils let loose, and the country was a perfect hell.
The country is Heaven after a week of rain.
The country we had reached was already nearly a desert.
No man has ever yet become a perfect gentleman because as his mind has developed his conception of what a gentleman is has enlarged, just as no country has ever become a perfect democracy because each new idea of freedom has led to broader ideas of freedom.
When Philip became king of Macedonia, in 359 B.C., his country was a little country without a seaport or industries or any considerable city.
38.11 The History of JapanThe pioneer country, however, in the recovery of the Asiatic peoples was not China, but Japan.
The country became the centre of a great trade between Asia and Europe; it had always been productive and rich in gold, and now the Lydian monarch was reputed the richest in Asia.
“But forth to tellen of this worthy man, That taughte me this tale, as I began, I say that first he with high style inditeth (Ere he the body of his tale writeth)A proem, in the which describeth hePiedmont, and of Saluces <4> the country, And speaketh of the Pennine hilles high, That be the bounds of all West Lombardy: And of Mount Vesulus in special,Where as the Po out of a welle smallTaketh his firste springing and his source, That eastward aye increaseth in his course T’Emilia-ward, <5> to Ferraro, and Venice, The which a long thing were to devise.
The coast country for the rest of the voyage was one blaze of fire, from the burning of the bush.
New countries are respectively: Armenia , Azerbaijan , Belarus , Estonia , Georgia , Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan , Latvia , Lithuania , Moldova , Russia , Tajikistan , Turkmenistan , Ukraine , Uzbekistan ; and Bosnia and Hercegovina , Croatia , Macedonia , Serbia and Montenegro , Slovenia .