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The difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

The difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

The terminology of the British Isles is pretty confusing, so it’s no wonder that people get confused. Are Great Britain, the UK and England the same thing? Is Ireland part of the UK? What’s Wales!? To help explain things, I put together this infographic to define the parts that make up the UK, with a little history about how it came about. After reading it, you’ll probably know the differences better than most British people!




The difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM, GREAT BRITAIN AND ENGLAND? COUNTRIES OF THE UK THE BRITISH THE UNITED ISLES KINGDOM Geographical Terms Sovereign state Not sovereign states Have devolved governments* British Isles The United Kingdom England Controversial term in Ireland of Great Britain and * No devolved government Northern Ireland Great Britain Scotland a.k.a. The United Kingdom (UK), Britain Ireland (Island) Wales Ireland (Country) Northern Ireland a.k.a. The Republic of Ireland, Éire NOT part of the UK POPULATION OF THE UK = I million British people (Britons) 00 000 00000000 0000 00 T England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland WARNING Calling someone from Scotland, Ireland "English" can be dangerous. or Northern THE UNION Kingdom of Scotland Kingdom of England 900s Principality of Wales 1200s Kingdom of Ireland 1500s 1600s Scotland The Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland England Wales Ireland Kingdom of Great Britain 1700s Northern Ireland * Regicide 1649: Execution of Charles I. For II years England was a republic. England occupied Ireland and Scotland. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland 1800s X Irish War of İndependence United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1900s 1919-1921: Guerilla war between the Irish Republican Army and the British government. Ended with the partition of Ireland. FUTURE? A Școttish Îndependence The Scottish Government intends to hold a referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. THE UNION FLAG UNION FLAG OR St. George's Cross (England) Union Flag Union Flag UNION JACK? (1606) (1801) Many people claim that the flag should only be called the "Union Jack" when flown from the bows of a warship. In 1902 the Royal Navy announced that either name could be used. St. Andrew's Cross St. Patrick's Saltire (Scotland) (Ireland) SOURCES: PRESENTED BY: Encyclopædia Britannica Office for National Statistics sala british-civil-wars.co.uk Ethnic Conflict and the Two-State Solution: Language schools, Osaka. the Irish Experience of Partition Flags of the World The Flag Institute

The difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

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The terminology of the British Isles is pretty confusing, so it’s no wonder that people get confused. Are Great Britain, the UK and England the same thing? Is Ireland part of the UK? What’s Wales...

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