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  United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to the United Kingdom or the UK) is a country (or more specifically a constitutional monarchy or unitary state) off the north-western coast of continental Europe, surrounded by the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, the Irish Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean.
The United Kingdom was formed by the union of the Kingdom of England (which included the principality of Wales) with the Kingdom of Scotland and later the Kingdom of Ireland to form a single state.
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.
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 United Kingdom - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The greater part of Ireland left the United Kingdom (then called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) in 1922, and is today the Republic of Ireland, whilst the north-eastern portion of the island, Northern Ireland, remains part of the United Kingdom.
Great Britain, now sometimes called simply Britain, is the geographical name for the largest island in the British Isles, and includes the mainland nations of England, Wales and Scotland, sometimes also including their islands.
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with executive power exercised by a government headed by the Prime Minister and his Cabinet.
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 United Kingdom - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The greater part of Ireland left the United Kingdom (then formally called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) in 1922, and is today the Republic of Ireland, whilst the north-eastern portion of the island, Northern Ireland, remains part of the United Kingdom.
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.
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 Learn more about United Kingdom in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland comprises Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland.
The United Kingdom is a very centralised state, with London's Westminster Parliament holding responsibility for most of the political affairs of the Kingdom.
Britain has been described as a land without music, but it supports a number of major orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the London Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and its several music colleges have helped to teach many well known musicians.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /u/un/united_kingdom.html   (1925 words)

  
 UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND - LoveToKnow Article on UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Great Britain was employed as a formal designation from the time of the union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland in 1707.
United Kingdom, in which the most important statistics are summarized for each of the fifteen years preceding 2,204,756 the year of issue.
The United Kingdom is subdivided into 7 commands and 12 districts, the commands under a lieutenant-general or general as commander-in-chief and the districts under brigadier-generals.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /U/UN/UNITED_KINGDOM_OF_GREAT_BRITAIN_AND_IRELAND.htm   (6310 words)

  
 United Kingdom [Definition]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (from 1927), the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801-1927) or the united Kingdom of Great Britain (1707-1801).
The United Kingdom, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century(18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar.
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with executive power exercised by a governmentThe agencies responsible for the government of the United Kingdom consist of a number of ministerial departments (usually headed by a Secretary of State) and non-ministerial departments headed by senior civil servants....
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 United Kingdom -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The greater part of Ireland left the United Kingdom (then called the (additional info and facts about United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) in 1922 to form an independent state (in which, until 1949, the King of the United Kingdom was also King of Ireland).
The United Kingdom, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the (additional info and facts about 19th century) 19th century, played a leading role in developing Western ideas of property, liberty, capitalism and (A democracy having a parliament) parliamentary democracy - to say nothing of its part in advancing world literature and science.
The cabinet is theoretically a subcommittee of the (An advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British crown)) Privy Council, the ancient council that officially advises the (Large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with fl and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed) monarch.
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 United Kingdom
The United Kingdom, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland) and Northern Ireland, is twice the size of New York State.
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.
In England, the great poverty and discontent caused by the war were intensified by the Black Death, a plague that reduced the population by about one-third.
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 United Kingdom (08/05)
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.
Britain's relationship with Europe, in particular its potential participation in the single European currency, the euro, is a subject of considerable political discussion in the United Kingdom.
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.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3846.htm   (4111 words)

  
 United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover. - AlternateHistory.com Discussion Board
United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover.
In 1707 the Kingdoms of England and Scotland were united forming the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Britain would probably have acted as a guarantor of the independence of the north German states in the same way that Austria did in the south.
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 United Kingdom / Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Great Britain is the term used for the island containing the contiguous nations¹ of England, Scotland and Wales.
Great Britain is used to distinguish Britain from Brittania Minor, or Brittany, in France.
The United Kingdom does not include the Isle of Man (which lies between Great Britain and the island of Ireland) and the Channel Islands (which lie off the North coast of France).
www.geo.ed.ac.uk /home/scotland/britain.html   (432 words)

  
 AUE: Britain/Great Britain/United Kingdom &c: Some Common Confusions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A geographical term referring to the islands off the north-west coast of continental Europe, including the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, groups such as the outer and inner Hebrides, Shetlands and Orkneys, and countless others.
It also forms part of the official title of the United Kingdom, in which case it means the political entities of England, Scotland, Wales, including the offshore islands which belong to those countries.
The north-east portion of the island of Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, and is officially called Northern Ireland.
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 Elections in the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The United Kingdom is a country in Western Europe and member of the European Union.
United Kingdom has a population of around 60 million on 241,590 kmĀ² (including Northern Ireland).
The United Kingdom is a member of the European Union.
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 United Kingdom - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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.
In Jan. 1972 Britain's EU membership was approved and in April, Prime Minister Heath imposed direct British rule on Ulster (Northern Ireland) after the IRA bombed and killed seven soldiers.
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 United Kingdom
England - England, the largest and most populous portion of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...
Doctor-manager relationships in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Economic performance in France, Germany and the United Kingdom: 1997-2002.
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 What is the difference between the United Kingdom and Great Britain?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The full name of the United Kingdom is 'The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'.
The term ‘Britain’ is used informally to refer to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Ireland had come under varying degrees of English influence from the 12th century onward, but was not united to Great Britain until 1801.
www.britainusa.com /faq/showfaq.asp?SID=273   (355 words)

  
 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Encyclopedia.com
Remarks by Bush and Prime Minister Blair of Great Britain and Northern Ireland In a Joint Press Availability.
Childhood hemolytic uremic syndrome, United Kingdom and Ireland.(Research)
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 A Virtual Travel to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Tourism England
Provides detailed information on Britain's relationship with the EU and has an open Discussion Forum on the draft EU Constitutional Treaty.
Britain at the United Nations, the United Kingdom is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
The history of the oldest institution of government in the United Kingdom.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/united_kingdom.htm   (1326 words)

  
 British Embassy in the USA: Official UK Government website
We provide up-to-date information about Britain including UK Government policy and humanitarian efforts, British science and technology advancements, requirements and regulations for visas to Britain, and a wealth of additional information and news about Britain in the US.
The UK is working side-by-side with the EU and the U.S. to prevent the global spread of this disease and to ensure that it is of minimal threat to humans.
The United Kingdom will hold the Presidency of the European Union from July 1 2005 until December 31 2005.
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 AllRefer.com - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (British And Irish History) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (British And Irish History) - Encyclopedia
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, British And Irish History
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: see Great Britain.
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 United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations
Welcome to the UK Mission to the United Nations homepage.
The General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations.
It is composed of representatives of all Member States, each of which has one vote.
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 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(i) from 12 Apr 1927: "by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India"; the title "Emperor of India" was dropped as of 15 Aug 1947 by retroactive proclamation dated 22 Jun 1948;
The origin of the term prime minister and the question to whom it should originally be applied have long been issues of scholarly and political debate.
470 Kingdom of Dál Riada (of the Scots) established.
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 United Kingdom - EnchantedLearning.com
Location: The United Kingdom (UK) of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in Western Europe.
Flag: Britain's flag, sometimes called the Union Jack, is red, white and blue.
Learn about the geography, of the United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland.
www.enchantedlearning.com /europe/britain/index.shtml   (239 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science.
At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface.
The economy is one of the strongest in Europe; inflation, interest rates, and unemployment remain low.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/uk.html   (1673 words)

  
 Great Britain
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Law
The Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Brief overview of the Foreign Law Guide (FLAG) project, "an internet database describing the holdings of foreign, international and comparative law in the national and university libraries of the United Kingdom.
www.washlaw.edu /forint/europe/uk.html   (882 words)

  
 GUIDE TO LAW ONLINE: United Kingdom
“By Command of Her Majesty”: An Introduction to the Command Papers of the United Kingdom (Stephen Young, Tarleton Law Library) - in PDF (336K); from 92 L. Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations (University of Wales, Cardiff)
Religious Liberty: The Legal Framework in Selected OSCE Countries (U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe) May 2000; prepared by the Law Library of Congress at the request of the Commision; includes Uzbekistan and ten other countries; includes part 1 (pp.
United Kingdom (U.S. Dept. of State) in PDF
www.loc.gov /law/guide/uk.html   (534 words)

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