European country

Definitions of European country
  1. noun
    any one of the countries occupying the European continent
    synonyms: European nation
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    Balkans
    the Balkan countries collectively
    Czech Republic
    a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from Slovakia in 1993
    Slovak Republic
    a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from the Czech Republic in 1993
    Federal Republic of Germany
    a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
    German Democratic Republic
    a republic in north central Europe on the Baltic; established by the Soviet Union in 1954; reunified with West Germany in 1990
    Federal Republic of Germany
    a republic in north central Europe on the North Sea; established in 1949 from the zones of Germany occupied by the British and French and Americans after the German defeat; reunified with East Germany in 1990
    Republic of Finland
    republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917
    Italian Republic
    a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
    Roumania
    a republic in southeastern Europe with a short coastline on the Black Sea
    Yugoslavia
    a former country of southeastern Europe bordering the Adriatic Sea; formed in 1918 and named Yugoslavia in 1929; controlled by Marshal Tito as a communist state until his death in 1980
    Republic of Croatia
    a republic in the western Balkans in south-central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991
    Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
    a mountainous republic in southeastern Europe bordering on the Adriatic Sea; formed from two of the six republics that made up Yugoslavia until 1992; Serbia and Montenegro were known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 2003 when they adopted the name of the Union of Serbia and Montenegro
    Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    a mountainous republic of south-central Europe; formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and then a part of Yugoslavia; voted for independence in 1992 but the mostly Serbian army of Yugoslavia refused to accept the vote and began ethnic cleansing in order to rid Bosnia of its Croats and Muslims
    Republic of Slovenia
    a mountainous republic in central Europe; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; achieved independence in 1991
    Republic of Austria
    a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
    Flanders
    a medieval country in northern Europe that included regions now parts of northern France and Belgium and southwestern Netherlands
    Kingdom of Belgium
    a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    England
    a division of the United Kingdom
    Northern Ireland
    a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
    Republic of Ireland
    a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
    Scotland
    one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
    French Republic
    a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
    Kingdom of The Netherlands
    a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
    Republic of Hungary
    a republic in central Europe
    Republic of Iceland
    an island republic on the island of Iceland; became independent of Denmark in 1944
    Principality of Liechtenstein
    a small landlocked principality (constitutional monarchy) in central Europe located in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center
    Principality of Monaco
    a constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French Riviera
    Republic of Poland
    a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
    Portuguese Republic
    a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
    Republic of San Marino
    the smallest republic in the world; the oldest independent country in Europe (achieved independence in 301); located in the Apennines and completely surrounded by Italy
    Republic of Belarus
    a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
    Republic of Moldova
    a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet but achieved independence in 1991
    Principality of Andorra
    a small republic in the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France
    Kingdom of Spain
    a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
    Swiss Confederation
    a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
    State of the Vatican City
    the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
    Republic of Albania
    a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula
    Republic of Bulgaria
    a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe
    Kingdom of Denmark
    a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
    Kingdom of Norway
    a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula; achieved independence from Sweden in 1905
    Kingdom of Sweden
    a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
    Hellenic Republic
    a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
    Macedonia
    landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
    types:
    Scandinavian country, Scandinavian nation
    any one of the countries occupying Scandinavia
    Balkan country, Balkan nation, Balkan state
    any one of the countries on the Balkan Peninsula
    Greece
    ancient Greece; a country of city-states (especially Athens and Sparta) that reached its peak in the fifth century BCE
    type of:
    country, land, state
    the territory occupied by a nation
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