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is it one country or many?

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is it one country or many?

Postby Vega » Sun May 30, 2010 10:02 am

United Kingdom, Great Britain, England.

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Re: is it one country or many?

Postby hermit » Sun May 30, 2010 1:14 pm

As the name suggests, the United Kingdom is one country made up of former kingdoms.
It is divided into England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
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Re: is it one country or many?

Postby Josef » Mon May 31, 2010 1:40 am

The full and official name of the country is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Many islands make up the "British Isles" (this is NOT an official "country" name), including: Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight, the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands, the Scilly Isles and the Channel Islands. "Great Britain" is simply the largest of these islands, and essentially comprises England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland is the northern tip of the island of Ireland.
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Re: is it one country or many?

Postby Vega » Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:21 pm

Thank you for the significant help.
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Re: is it one country or many?

Postby sweethuman » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:51 am

Hmmm good explanation 8-)
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