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COUNTRY. By country is meant the state of which one is a member.
     2. Every man's country is in general the state in which he happens to have been born, though there are some exceptions. See Domicil; Inhabitant. But a man has the natural right to expatriate himself, i. e. to abandon his country, or his right of citizenship acquired by means of naturalization in any country in which he may have taken up his residence. See Allegiance; Citizen; Expatriation. in another sense, country is the same as pais. (q.v.)

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They point to the heavy price paid by Gordon Brown, who never recovered from his decision not to go to the country when he became prime minister in 2007, despite having hinted that he was ready to call a snap election.
If we go to the country we have to respect their customs.
Does he go to the country as he should have done as soon as he was elected, an idea he bottled due to the polls?