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General words for countries - thesaurus

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autarky

noun

a country that has autarchy

kleptocracy

noun

showing disapproval a country that is run as a kleptocracy

the country

noun

an area of land that has its own government and official borders

nation

noun

a country that has its own land and government

republic

noun

a country that is ruled by a president or other leader that people vote for, rather than by a king or queen

democracy

noun

a country that has democracy

monarchy

noun

a country that is ruled by a king or queen

federation

noun

a country made up of individual states with the power to make their own decisions, but with a national government responsible for areas such as foreign policy and defence

oligarchy

noun

a country governed by a small group of people. Someone in this group is called an oligarch.

protectorate

noun

a country that is defended and controlled by a more powerful country

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autocracy

noun

a country or organization that is completely controlled by one person

buffer state

noun

a country that is between two other countries that are enemies but is not involved in the argument or war between them

client state

noun

a country that depends on another country for economic help or military protection so that it is to some degree controlled by it

colony

noun

a country that is controlled by another country

constitutional monarchy

noun

a country ruled by a king or queen whose powers are limited by a constitution

dependency

noun

a country that is controlled by another country

dictatorship

noun

a country controlled by someone who takes power by force and does not allow fair elections

Dominion

noun

old-fashioned a country that belonged to the British Commonwealth in the past

emirate

noun

a country ruled by an emir

LDC

noun

a less developed country

LECD

noun

less economically developed country: a country that is fairly poor and does not have much industrial development

less developed country

noun

a fairly poor country without much industrial development

nationhood

noun

the fact that a place is a nation

nation state

noun

an independent country, especially one in which all the people share the same language and culture

plutocracy

noun

a country governed by a group of rich people

police state

noun

a country where the government controls people’s freedom and uses the police to check that people are obeying its rules

power

noun

a country that is able to influence other countries because of its economic or military strength

princedom

noun

formal a principality

the Principality

noun

a country ruled by a prince

rainbow nation

noun

mainly journalism a country that contains people of many different races

satellite

noun

a country that depends on another, more powerful, country

social democracy

noun

a country where there is social democracy

state

noun

a nation, or a country

sultanate

noun

a country that is ruled by a sultan

superpower

noun

a country that has great military, economic, and political power

welfare state

noun

a country that looks after its citizens by providing social and financial support

world power

noun

a country that has a lot of power and influence over other countries in the world

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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