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Why is Ukraine often called “the Ukraine”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using the definite article before a country/state name Hearing the Ukraine used to make me unsure whether Ukraine was really a country. Now though I have realized Ukraine to ...
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Need for using the article “the” before “United States of America”? [duplicate]

Usually, we do not use the definite article, the, before names of countries but we use the before "United States of America". Is there a specific reason for using the article before the country "...
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Made in USA vs Made in the USA [duplicate]

As you may know the word "the" never appears on the label of products made in any country except the USA. I've found both "Made in USA" and "Made in the USA" on product labels, but which is the right ...
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significance of “The” before country name [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using the definite article before a country/state name I am from India, and I do not say that I am from “the India”. But someone from USA would say “I am from the United ...
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Why is it wrong to use “The India” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using the definite article before a country/state name We say “The United States of America” but not “The India”. Why is it so?
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Why 'The' is used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using the definite article before a country/state name Why do we write: The UCI Road World Championships 2012 (when the year is mentioned) The Republic of India (when ...
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“How is USA” vs “How is the USA”? [duplicate]

One of my colleagues has been to the USA recently, and I want to ask him how the country is. Which of the below is grammatically correct? How is USA? or How is the USA? Is "the" ...
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Definite article in front of “nineteenth-century United States”? [duplicate]

Should it be: In nineteenth-century United States, many railroads were constructed. Or In the nineteenth-century United States, many railroads were constructed. Certainly if America were used ...
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Rules in using the article “the” in addressing countries [duplicate]

Why is the article "the" used to address certain specific countries (this is especially true when one is introducing where they come from) such examples are; I am from the United States of America ...
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I need a list of geographical places where the article “THE” is used [duplicate]

I need a list of places where the article "THE" is used For example: The USA but not "the" India" Why does one country have the article the and the other not?
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Why does “President of the United States” have a “the” before “U.S”, but “President of Russia” doesn't? [duplicate]

Some other examples: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom President of Russia President of the Russian Federation Emperor of Japan
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'In the Sangrur District of Punjab'.- is correct or 'In Sangrur District of Punjab'.-is correct? [duplicate]

I have a doubt regarding the usage of article in the sentence given in the title.
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Usage of “The” before a nation name [duplicate]

If USA is referred as "The USA" , why not "The India" ??
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“In the Philippines”, or “In the US” sounds okay, but why not “In the Japan”, or “In the China”? [duplicate]

Random thought earlier. I am basing my question on my memory of what seems to be normally used, but I am unsure of the actual correct grammar usage. Which is correct, and if one is wrong, what is ...
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What is the difference between Ukraine and the Ukraine?

Time magazine (March 5th) carries the article titled, “Ukraine, not the Ukraine: The significance of three little letters,” in which the following comment of William Taylor, who served as the U.S. ...

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