[lg policy] BBC E-mail: Why do some country names have ' the' ?

H . Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 12 15:10:29 UTC 2012

H. Schiffman saw this story on the BBC News website and thought you
should see it.

** Why do some country names have 'the'? **
As Ukraine prepares to co-host one of football's biggest tournaments, Euro 2012, why do fewer people these days say "The Ukraine"?
< http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/news/magazine-18233844 >

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