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A diplomatic service is the body of diplomats and foreign policy officers maintained by the government of a country to communicate with the governments of other countries. Diplomatic personnel enjoy diplomatic immunity when they are accredited to other countries. This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... A foreign policy is a set of political goals that seeks to outline how a particular country will interact with the other countries of the world. ... A country, a land, is a geographical area that connotes an independent political entity, with its own government, administration, laws, often a constitution, police, military, tax rules, and population, who are one anothers countrymen. ... Diplomatic immunity is a form of legal immunity and a policy held between governments, which ensures that diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not susceptible to lawsuit or prosecution under the host countrys laws (although they can be expelled). ...


The United States diplomatic service is sometimes referred to as the Foreign Service, although technically this is not correct. The Foreign Service is a personnel system within the Civil Service, created by the U.S. Congress for government positions that require service in foreign locations. Appointments in the Foreign Service are excepted service appointments under United States Code Title V, which governs the Civil Service.


See also diplomatic corps. The diplomatic corps is the collective body of foreign diplomats accredited to a particular country. ...


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diplomatic service. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (754 words)
Although the consular service and the diplomatic service were once separate in the United States, the Rogers Act of 1924 combined the two branches into the Foreign Service.
This tradition of diplomatic immunity was violated by Iran during the Iran hostage crisis.
In the event that a nation refuses to admit a diplomat from a foreign nation or demands his or her recall, the diplomat’s government must either comply or break off relations.
Diplomatic service - definition of Diplomatic service in Encyclopedia (129 words)
A foreign service or diplomatic service is the body of diplomats and foreign policy officers maintained by a country.
(The term "diplomatic corps" is sometimes used as a synonym for "foreign service", but strictly speaking, this is incorrect.) Depending on the country, the term may or may not encompass support staff who serve abroad at embassies.
Sometimes, foreign services are contrasted with civil services, which consist of a government's domestic officers.
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