the group of people who control a country the government an area represented by one government a state the leader of the government (in some countries) a prime minister the official leader of a country – often someone with no real political power a head of state the group of people who make laws for a country parliament the people who live in one area and who share a government and traditions a nation https://339efcb25eb75e967b0d-ff8eeadd950d51fd1fc939dca75b3973.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/assets_green.swf