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  Wikipedia: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Territory of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was a state that was created on 1 January 1801 by the merger of the Kingdom of Great Britain (itself a merger of the former Kingdoms of Scotland and England in 1707) and the Kingdom of Ireland.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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  United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Ireland - LoveToKnow 1911
UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND,1 the official title, since the ist of January 1801, of the political unity composed of England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
"Great Britain" was employed as a formal designation from the time of the union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland in 1707.
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.
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  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, was created on 1 January 1801 by the merger of the Kingdom of Great Britain (itself a merger of the former Kingdoms of Scotland and England in 1707) and the Kingdom of Ireland.
Under the terms of the merger, the Irish Parliament was abolished, and Ireland was to be represented in the united parliament, meeting in the Palace of Westminster.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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 United Kingdom - MSN Encarta
Great Britain is the largest island in the cluster of islands, or archipelago, known as the British Isles.
The United Kingdom is bordered on the south by the English Channel, which separates it from the continent of Europe.
Britain’s dependent territories are scattered throughout the world and are the remains of the former British Empire.
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 Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the United Kingdom or the island of Great Britain).
The etymology of the name Britain is thought to derive from a Celtic word, Pritani, "painted people/men", a reference to the inhabitants of the islands' use of body-paint and tattoos.
Since its formation, the kingdom was enlarged in 1801 by the addition of the island of Ireland - already ruled by the British monarchy - to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and was then reduced in 1922 by the independence of the Irish Free State, now the Republic of Ireland.
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 United Kingdom / Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Great Britain is the term used for the island containing the contiguous nations¹ of England, Scotland and Wales.
The term "Great Britain" was officially used only after King James I (who was also James VI of Scotland) acceded to the throne of England and Wales in 1603, styling himself King of Great Britain, although legislative union between Scotland and England did not take place until 1707.
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).
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 Great Britain Summary
Great Britain is an island lying off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe and to the east of Ireland, comprising the main territory of the United Kingdom.
Great Britain (or simply Britain) is also widely used as a synonym for the sovereign state properly known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The climate of Great Britain is milder than that of other regions of the Northern Hemisphere at the same latitude, because the warm waters of the Gulf Stream pass by the British Isles and exert a moderating influence on the weather.
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 GREAT BRITAIN THE BRITISH ISLES THE UNITED KINGDOM BRITISH ISLANDS
The official name "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" came into use in 1922 after the constitution of the Irish Free State (1922-1937), the former name of the Republic of Ireland.
Therefore, the United Kingdom of Great Britain, used to indicate the political union of England, Scotland and Wales, was expanded, in the 20th century, to include Northern Ireland: the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland" as it now appears on passports.
They are a group of islands off the northwest coast of Europe consisting of Great Britain, the whole of Ireland, the Orkney and Shetland Islands, the Isle of Man, the Inner and Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Wight, the Scilly Islands, Lundy Island, the Channel Islands and many other smaller islands.
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 UK Time + Time Zone + British Summer Time (BST = GMT+1) - England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (usually shortened to United Kingdom or UK) is a country situated off the north-western coast of continental Europe and is surrounded by the North Sea, the English Channel, the Celtic Sea, the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
The UK is composed of four constituent parts: three constituent countries England, Scotland and Wales on the island of Great Britain and the province of Northern Ireland on the island of Ireland.
The border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland forms the United Kingdom's principal international land border.
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 Northern Ireland - the united kingdom of great britain northern ireland
Northern Ireland - the united kingdom of great britain northern ireland
‘enterprising britain 2006’ is part of a nationwide competition aimed at recognising and rewarding enterprise activity across the united kingdom.
the statement read: "the governments of the kingdom of saudi arabia and united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland signed an understanding document, intended to establish a greater partnership in modernising the saudi arabian armed forces.
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 ipedia.com: United Kingdom Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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 1922, 26 of the counties of Ireland were formed into the Irish Free State (the other six Ulster counties remaining part of the United Kingdom as Northern Ireland) and the state became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the name being officially changed in 1927.
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.
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 UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND - LoveToKnow Article on UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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.
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 United Kingdom - Simple English Wikipedia
The United Kingdom (UK) or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is a state in northwest Europe.
The capital city of the United Kingdom is London, a large city with the River Thames inside of the city, in south-eastern England.
Even though she is the head of state, she does not choose what the United Kingdom should do about things like education (teaching people), healthcare (making sick people better) or other choices.
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 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.
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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 Wikinfo | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
With the formation of 32 Irish counties into the Irish Free State, with six northern Irish counties remaining part of the United Kingdom as Northern Ireland, in 1922, the country was renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1927.
The United Kingdom is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations (successor organization to the former Empire), the European Union and NATO.
Britain (England) 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.
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 Canada Flag Mart United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland Hand Flags
The term Union Jack' origin is uncertain but believed to be derived from a royal proclamation issued by Charles II that the Union Flag should be flown only by ships of the Royal Navy as a jack, (a small flag at the bowsprit).  The flag consists of three heraldic crosses.
The cross saltire of St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, is a diagonal red cross on a white ground.
This was combined with the previous Union Flag of St George and St Andrew, after the Act of Union of Ireland with England (and Wales) and Scotland on 1 January 1801, to create the Union Flag that has been flown ever since.
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 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Besides the largest islands Great Britain (divided into England, Scotland and Wales) and Ireland we should mention the Isle of Wight off the southern coast of England, the Isles of Scilly off the extreme south-west, Anglesey off North Wales, the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea.
King Alfred the Great (849-901) was successful in stopping their influence in the southern parts of the country, nevertheless the Danish wars wiped out many villages and the peasants suffered most.
Britain was not able to prevent this because of its weak land forces.
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 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Emirates Human Rights Practices, 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) is a longstanding, constitutional monarchy with a democratic, parliamentary government elected in periodic, multiparty elections and an independent judiciary.
Throughout the United Kingdom, police forces are responsive to, and under the effective control of, civilian officials.
Paramilitaries in Northern Ireland are believed to be responsible for seven killings in 1995--four in December alone--in what both authorities and knowledgeable observers believe are Provisional IRA (PIRA) murders of alleged and known drug dealers.
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 United Kingdom: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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 - Wikitravel
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom or the UK) [1] is a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe.
The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy, with a queen (or king) as the head of state, and a prime minister as the democratically elected head of government.
Most basic mapping in the United Kingdom is undertaken by the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain (in England, Scotland and Wales) and the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
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 blog.henman.ca » England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Britain is the island, comprising the main territory of the United Kingdom, and consisting of England, Scotland, and Wales.
The Kingdom of Britain merged with the Kingdom of Ireland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on 1 January 1801.
The flag of the United Kingdom is the Union Flag; it is only the Union Jack when it is flown from the jack mast of a ship.
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 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.
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.
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