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Old 07-16-2014, 09:54 PM
 
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Question 1:
Which of these are countries? In other words, if someone asked one to list all the world's countries, tally up their unique citizens and residents, which among these would be named as a country

United Kingdom
England
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland

Question 2a
True or False:
United Kingdom Refers to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Great Britain refers to the great island containing majority of England, Scotland, Wales
Britain actually refers only to England and Wales which was originally Brittania

Question 2b
If it is true Britain refers to only England and Wales, are the parts of England that are not part of Great Britain (i.e the Isle of Wight) also part of Britain? Though not part of Great Britain? Or part of neither?

Question 3
Are those born in the crown dependency Isle of Man...citizens of Britain? But not UK citizens? But I thought England and Wales was part of the UK?
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Bretagne, FRANCE
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Question 1:
Which of these are countries? In other words, if someone asked one to list all the world's countries, tally up their unique citizens and residents, which among these would be named as a country

United Kingdom
England
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland

Question 2a
True or False:
United Kingdom Refers to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Great Britain refers to the great island containing majority of England, Scotland, Wales
Britain actually refers only to England and Wales which was originally Brittania

Question 2b
If it is true Britain refers to only England and Wales, are the parts of England that are not part of Great Britain (i.e the Isle of Wight) also part of Britain? Though not part of Great Britain? Or part of neither?

Question 3
Are those born in the crown dependency Isle of Man...citizens of Britain? But not UK citizens? But I thought England and Wales was part of the UK?
This explains it... sort of:


The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained - YouTube

Good luck trying to understand it.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:21 PM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Question 1:
Which of these are countries? In other words, if someone asked one to list all the world's countries, tally up their unique citizens and residents, which among these would be named as a country

United Kingdom
England
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland

Question 2a
True or False:
United Kingdom Refers to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Great Britain refers to the great island containing majority of England, Scotland, Wales
Britain actually refers only to England and Wales which was originally Brittania

Question 2b
If it is true Britain refers to only England and Wales, are the parts of England that are not part of Great Britain (i.e the Isle of Wight) also part of Britain? Though not part of Great Britain? Or part of neither?

Question 3
Are those born in the crown dependency Isle of Man...citizens of Britain? But not UK citizens? But I thought England and Wales was part of the UK?


Q1. The UK is the country. The rest are not. Scotland will vote in September on becoming one or not.
Q2a. True apart from Britain.
Q2b. England, Scotland and Wales make up Great Britain.
Q3. People born on the Isle of Man are British Citizens and have UK passports. The only difference is that they are not entitled to the same EU benefits as people born within the UK as listed above.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:50 PM
 
Location: England.
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"The British Isles" refers to Britain, Ireland, and 6,000 smaller islands.
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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Yeah.. British Isles include Britain, Ireland and all the islands around it
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: London
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The British Isles is a geographical region, not a political one. It is all the islands off the north west European continent. The two largest islands are Great Britain (the Great is to distinguish between Britany in France) and Ireland.

The country is on the front of our passports. It says: "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland".

Great Britain is the island that contains England, Scotland and Wales.
The country Eire is the bulk of the southern half of the island of Ireland. The northern part is in the United Kingdom.

Last edited by John-UK; 07-18-2014 at 05:42 PM..
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Old 07-18-2014, 05:58 PM
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Location: London | Atlanta
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In order of geographic size:

  • The British Isles: a group of +6,000 islands off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The two largest islands are Great Britain and Ireland.
  • The United Kingdom: a sovereign nation, consisting of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales) and Northern Ireland.
  • Great Britain: The largest island of the British Isles. Politically, it consists of England, Scotland and Wales.
  • England: a country, but not a sovereign nation. It is one of the 4 constituent part of the United Kingdom. It is mainly situated on the island of Great Britain.
  • Scotland: a country, but not a sovereign nation. It is one of the 4 constituent part of the United Kingdom. It is mainly situated on the island of Great Britain.
  • Wales: a country, but not a sovereign nation. It is one of the 4 constituent part of the United Kingdom. It is mainly situated on the island of Great Britain.
  • Northern Ireland: a country, but not a sovereign nation. It is one of the 4 constituent part of the United Kingdom. It is mainly situated on the island of Ireland.
  • The Isle of Man: the 9th largest island of the British Isles. It is not part of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, therefore it's not a part of the United Kingdom. It is a self governing entity and a possession of the British Crown: a 'crown dependency'. Its people are British citizens.


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Old 08-01-2014, 03:02 AM
 
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Britain- Scotland, England and Wales.

Uk- all of the countries above plus Northern Ireland.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: The Silver State (from the UK)
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Britain- Scotland, England and Wales.

Uk- all of the countries above plus Northern Ireland.

The OP wanted to know which are countries. England, Scotland and Wales are NOT countries (hence Scotland voting on becoming one in September). There is no English, Welsh or Scottish passport.

The UK is the country.
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Old 08-01-2014, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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The OP wanted to know which are countries. England, Scotland and Wales are NOT countries (hence Scotland voting on becoming one in September). There is no English, Welsh or Scottish passport.

The UK is the country.
Yes, you point this out frequently. If they aren't countries, what are they then?
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