What's the difference between UK & Great Britain?

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  1. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Why is England or the UK sometimes called Britain?

    "England" is sometimes, wrongly, used in reference to the whole United Kingdom, the entire island of Great Britain (or simply Britain), or indeed the British Isles. This is not only incorrect but can cause offence to people from other parts of the UK. (See nationality of the British people).

    England, Scotland, Wales, Great Britain refer to different 'parts of the UK. The British Isles includes many islands not even part of the UK.


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    British Isles

    The diverse history of England, Scotland and Wales has led to very different cultural traditions; The Scots and Welsh have right to feel aggrieved whenever the term 'English' is used wrongly, to mean all three.

    Countries within a Country - The United Kingdom

    The name United Kingdom refers to the union of what were once four separate countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (though most of Ireland is now independent, only Northern Ireland remains part of the UK).

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    The UK's full and official name is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

    History of the making of the UK

    1536 - Act of Union joins England and Wales

    1707 - Act of Union unites Scotland and England, together with Wales to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.

    1801 - The Irish Parliament voted to join the Union. The then Kingdom of Great Britain becomes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

    1922 - Name changed to United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, when most of the Southern counties in Ireland choose independence.

    Great Britain

    Great Britain comprises only England, Scotland and Wales.

    The difference between the United Kingdom (UK) England, Great Britain (GB) and the British Isles
     
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    There is nothing great about Britain now.:lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    United Kingdom was a political terminology for Imperialists’ federation and commercial union of the British Empire which comprised of Great Britain and Ireland, British India, and all the British colonies throughout the world. With the independence of several nations, including Ireland, United Kingdom has shrink to present day size. The proper name for a single country should have been Great Britain but today United Kingdom means England, Scotland, Wales and Great Britain.
    The Interpretation Act 1976 provides statutory definitions of the terms 'England', 'Wales' and 'the United Kingdom' as under:
    a. “England" means Greater London and the Isles of Sicily
    b. “United Kingdom" means Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    c. "Wales" means the combined area of 13 independent countries.
    d. Likewise Scotland is separately defined
     
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    praneetbajpaie Tihar Jail Banned

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    very confusing, who cares anyway. How much aid will they give us this year? I hope 100 billion pounds. What you say, guys?
     
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    Bum, arse, gaand!!! Sub angrez!!
     

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