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  United Kingdom - MSN Encarta
United Kingdom, officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, island nation and constitutional monarchy in north-western Europe, member of the European Union and Commonwealth of Nations.
The United Kingdom is bordered to the south by the English Channel, which separates it from continental Europe, to the east by the North Sea, and to the west by the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; the only land border is between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The crowns of England and Scotland were united in 1603, but the two countries remained separate political entities until the 1707 Act of Union, which formed the Kingdom of Great Britain with a single legislature.
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 Learn more about United Kingdom in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Also under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom, though not part of the United Kingdom itself, are the Crown Dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and a number of Overseas Territories.
The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations (successor organisation to the former Empire), the European Union and NATO.
Scotland's geography is varied, with lowlands in the south and east and highlands in the north and west, including Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain (1343 m).
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /u/un/united_kingdom.html   (1925 words)

  
 Clark University | Economic Geography Journal
Economic Geography is an internationally peer-reviewed journal, committed to publishing the best theoretically-based empirical articles that deepen the understanding of significant economic geography issues around the world.
Gernot Grabher is Professor of Economic Geography and Head of the Research Area Socio-Economics of Space at the University of Bonn, Germany.
Dr. Henry Wai-chung Yeung is Professor of Economic Geography in the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore.
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 United Kingdom - Information, Resources, Links and Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The United Kingdom is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and its ancillary bodies of water, including the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, St George's Channel, and the Irish Sea.
Economically costly wartime loans, loans taken in 1945 from the United States and from Canada, combined with post-war Marshall Plan aid from the United States started the United Kingdom on the road to recovery.
Scotland's geography is varied, with lowlands in the south and east and highlands in the north and west, including Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles at 1,343 metres (4,406 ft).
www.cyberpedia.net /info.php?title=United_Kingdom   (5656 words)

  
 United Kingdom information - Search.com
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to the United Kingdom or the UK) is a political union occupying part of the British Isles in northwestern Europe, comprised of the constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales on the island of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
Scotland's geography is varied, with lowlands in the south and east and highlands in the north and west, including Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles at 1,344 metres (4,408 ft).
At the April 2001 UK Census, the United Kingdom's population was 58,789,194, the third-largest in the European Union (behind Germany and France) and the twenty-first largest in the world.
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 United Kingdom at AllExperts
The United Kingdom is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and its ancillary bodies of water- the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, and the Irish Sea.
Scotland's geography is varied, with lowlands in the south and east and highlands in the north and west, including Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles at 1,343 metres (4,406 ft).
The United Kingdom is one of the countries in the world with a comprehensive nuclear arsenal, utilising the submarine-based Trident II ballistic missile system with nuclear warheads.
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 Economic geography of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The economic geography of the United Kingdom reflects its high position in the current economic league tables, as well as reflecting its long history as a trading nation and as an imperial power.
With its dominant position gone, the UK economic geography is increasingly shaped by the one constant: it is a trading nation.
The combined effects of changing economic fortunes, economic restructuring and the decline of the UK as an imperial power have created the so-called North-South divide, in which decaying industrial areas of the north of England and Scotland contrast with the wealthy, finance-and-technology led southern economy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economic_geography_of_the_United_Kingdom   (1568 words)

  
 THE UNITED KINGDOMS OF ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND AND WALES
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to the United Kingdom, U.K. or the UK) is a country situated in the British Isles off the north-western coast of continental Europe, and surrounded by the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, the Irish Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean.
The United Kingdom, often (inaccurately) referred to simply as 'Britain', is a constitutional monarchy and a unitary state, composed by the political union of four constituent parts: the three constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales on the island of Great Britain, and the province of Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
The United Kingdom's high literacy rate (99%) is attributable to universal public education introduced for the primary level in 1870 and secondary level in 1900 (except in Scotland where it was introduced in 1696).
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 History of the United Kingdom
Among these are a political, administrative, cultural, and economic center in London; a separate but established church; a system of common law; distinctive and distinguished university education; and representative government.
By the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, the United Kingdom was the foremost European power, and its navy ruled the seas.
As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council, a founding member of NATO, and of the Commonwealth, the United Kingdom pursues a global approach to foreign policy; it currently is weighing the degree of its integration with continental Europe.
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 ipedia.com: United Kingdom Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The UK was formed by a series of Acts of Union which united the formerly self-governing nations of England, Scotland and Wales together with the province of Northern Ireland, a region on the island of Ireland (the rest of Ireland left the United Kingdom in 1922).
In form, the United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with legislative power invested in an elected government, and executive power invested in a Cabinet led by the Prime Minister whose power, though carried out in the monarch's name, is answerable to Parliament and through it the electorate.
The monarchy of the United Kingdom is symbolically shared with 15 other sovereign countries that are known as Commonwealth Realms, although Britain has no political or executive power over these independent nations, it retains influence, through long-standing close relations.
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 RESER Survey 2000: Country Report United Kingdom
This period of reinvention of the discipline of economic geography is the consequence of the development of a ‘cultural turn’ in the social sciences (Bryson et al.
Suffice it to say the new economic geography embraces both theoretical and methodological developments that have altered, and are still altering, the types of economic geographies constructed in the United Kingdom.
One consequence of this movement is the apparent fragmentation of economic geography into a discipline of multiple and sometimes conflicting approaches to understanding the geography of the economy.
www.geog.fu-berlin.de /~angeo/home/publikationen/metar39/uk.htm   (5552 words)

  
 sociology - United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations (successor organisation to the former British Empire) and NATO.
Queen Elizabeth II The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with executive power exercised by a government headed by the Prime Minister and the other Ministers of State who form the Cabinet.
Also sometimes associated with the United Kingdom, though not constitutionally part of the United Kingdom itself, are the Crown dependencies (the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, and the Isle of Man) as self-governing possessions of the Crown, and a number of overseas territories under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/United_Kingdom   (3582 words)

  
 United Kingdom (02/07)
The United Kingdom's high literacy rate (99%) is attributable to universal public education introduced for the primary level in 1870 and secondary level in 1900.
The United Kingdom is a founding member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and is one of NATO's major European maritime, air, and land powers; it ranks third among NATO countries in total defense expenditure.
The United Kingdom is one of the United States' closest allies, and British foreign policy emphasizes close coordination with the United States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3846.htm   (4106 words)

  
 United Kingdom
On November 15, 1985, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland signed the Anglo-Irish agreement to diminish the divisions in Northern Ireland and to achieve peace and stability.
U.S.-U.K. The United Kingdom is one of the United States' closest allies, and British foreign policy emphasizes close coordination with the United States.
The United Kingdom is an energy-rich nation with significant reserves of oil and gas in the North Sea and large coal resources.
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 Geography of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The geology of the United Kingdom is varied and complex.
As a result of its industrial history, the United Kingdom has an extensive system of canals, mostly built in the early years of the Industrial Revolution, before the rise of competition from the railways.
The economic geography of the UK reflects not only its current position in the global economy, but its long history both as a trading nation and an imperial power.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_the_United_Kingdom   (2995 words)

  
 United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The UK was formed by a of Acts of Union which united the formerly self-governing nations of England Scotland and Wales together with the province of Northern Ireland a region on the island of Ireland (the rest of Ireland left the Kingdom in 1922).
Also under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom though not of the United Kingdom itself are the Crown Dependencies of the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and a number of Overseas Territories.
In form the United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with legislative power invested in an government and executive power invested in a Cabinet led by the Prime Minister whose power though carried out in monarch's name is answerable to Parliament and through it the electorate.
www.freeglossary.com /United_Kingdom   (2404 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Geography of the United States Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Forty-nine states in the United States (all except Hawaii) lie on the North American continent; 48 of these (all except Alaska) are contiguous and form the continental United States.
It is from the United States side, that the great Mississippi system discharges southward to the Gulf of Mexico.
New England - One of the regions first settled by the European immigrants, this region lies in the upper north east of the U.S. Geographically, this region is dominated by rocky uplands and sandy outwash plains and with a climate having stark seasonal changes.
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 United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The UK was formed by a series of Acts of Union which united the Kingdom of England (which included Wales as a principality) with those of, first, Scotland and then Ireland under a single government in London.
In the early years of the "United Kingdom of Great Britain", formed by the Act of Union of 1707, it was customary to refer officially to Scotland and to England and Wales as, respectively, "North Britain" and "South Britain", though the usage never really caught on.
The anchor representing the Royal Navy, the crossed swords the Army, and the Eagle the Royal Air Force The armed forces of the United Kingdom are known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majesty's Armed Forces, officially the Armed Forces of the Crown.
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 Wikinfo | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations (successor organization to the former Empire), the European Union and NATO.
The United Kingdom is a very centralized state, with London's Westminster Parliament holding responsibility for most of the political affairs of the Kingdom.
The United Kingdom has two of the most famous universities in its borders, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford, and has brought forth famous scientists and engineers such as Isaac Newton, James Watt, Charles Darwin, and Alexander Fleming.
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 United Kingdom: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a queen and a parliament that has two houses: the House of Lords, with 574 life peers, 92 hereditary peers, and 26 bishops; and the House of Commons, which has 651 popularly elected members.
Although there were continuing economic problems and foreign policy disputes, an upswing in the economy in 1986–1987 led Thatcher to call elections in June, and she won a near-unprecedented third consecutive term.
Devolution in the United Kingdom: statehood and citizenship in transition.
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 Amazon.ca: Development, Geography, and Economic Theory: Books: Paul Krugman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Economic geography seems to have fared even worse, as economists shied away from grappling with questions about space -- such as the size, location, or even existence of cities -- because the "terrain was seen as unsuitable for the tools at hand."
Development and economic geography, he argues, failed because they did not submit themselves to the discipline of model-building - what might look or even be at first sight downright silly in the end is preferable to the unconscious metaphors of the narrative economic discourse.
Development and economic geography - together with income distribution - belong to the derelict class of economic problems that addresses the question of historical disparities of wealth in the economic tissue.
amazon.ca /Development-Geography-Economic-Theory-Krugman/dp/0262112035   (1122 words)

  
 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Europe - United Kingdom - Historical Highlights
Among these are a political, administrative, cultural, and economic center in London; a separate but established church; a system of common law; distinctive and distinguished university education; and representative government.
By the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, the United Kingdom was the foremost European power, and its navy ruled the seas.
By the time of Queen Victoria's death in 1901, other nations, including the United States and Germany, had developed their own industries; the United Kingdom's comparative economic advantage had lessened, and the ambitions of its rivals had grown.
www.geographyiq.com /countries/uk/United_Kingdom_history_summary.htm   (1045 words)

  
 United Kingdom - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
LOCATION and GEOGRAPHY: United Kingdom is located off the northwestern coast of Europe between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.
It is separated from the continent by the Strait of Dover and the English Channel, and from the Irish Republic by the Irish Sea and the St. Georges Channel.
The United Kingdom is comprised of four constituents, England, Wales and Scotland which alone form Great Britain and combined with Northern Ireland and several island groups, form the United Kingdom.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/unitedki.htm   (2673 words)

  
 Firm migration patterns in in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom. An end of twenty calm years of geographical ...
Firm migration patterns in in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom.
Firm migration in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom Cees-Jan Pen and Ilaria Mariotti In the 1970s firm migration was an important research topic in West European economic geography.
Furthermore, especially in the United Kingdom the liberal policy of the Thatcher government aims at declining the governmental influence on for example firms.
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