The body of inhabitants of a country, united under an independent government of their own.
As used in international economics, a nation is almost invariably a country, or occasionally a similar entity (e.g., Hong Kong) with a single, usually independent government.
United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)
an historical novel set against the conquest of Southern California by the Spanish crown, set at the same era as when the United States was fighting for its independence
a secular democracy, and other areas are primitive countries