Learning About: The Difference between the UK, Britain and England27 Dec 2009
I have been in doubt for a long time about the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England.
For some strange reason I thought England was a country, Great Britain was the alliance between Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland, and the United Kingdom was the collection of islands including the Isle of Man.
I have done some research and also developed a small image that exemplifies what I have learned.
- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a sovereign state located off the northwestern coast of continental Europe.
- A sovereign state, commonly simply referred to as a state, is a political association with effective internal and external sovereignty over a geographic area and population which is not dependent on, or subject to any other power or state.
- Great Britain is an island lying to the northwest of Continental Europe.
- England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
I hope this may have been of use to you or somebody else with this question.
The following links were of use to me while doing my research: