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Old April 13th, 2013, 02:59 PM
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what's the difference ...

Have you ever wondered what the difference was between things?

I've always had problems figuring out/keeping straight the difference between

United Kingdom
Great Brittian
England, I get (or at least I hope I do)


(I'm sick - so if there are any typos/spelling errors sorry)
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Old April 13th, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Re: what's the difference ...

Hope you get better soon. Just asked DH who was born and grew up in England, this is how he understands it:

GB = Wales, England, Cornwall & Northern Ireland.

UK includes all of Scotland and Ireland.

England, Scotland, & Ireland all have their own government. Wales and Cornwall are included under the umbrella of the British parliament. (Hence GB).

Hopefully Lizzie will be along to clarify.

Here you go: (I didn't really understand this, not enough pictures)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliam...United_Kingdom

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Old April 13th, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Re: what's the difference ...

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Have you ever wondered what the difference was between things?

I've always had problems figuring out/keeping straight the difference between

United Kingdom
Great Brittian
England, I get (or at least I hope I do)


(I'm sick - so if there are any typos/spelling errors sorry)
The older I get, the more interested I am in things like Geography and History. It's hard to understand the Middle Eastern countries too. They seem oddly broken up, Not only by area's, but by religion.
It's amazing to me, how little our country is compared to say, Russia, or Africa, and yet we are so "mighty".
Good topic.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 07:55 AM
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Re: what's the difference ...

Cornwall is seperate?!?!


There's Ireland and Northern Ireland? Are they two different countries/proviences/states? (ie like post WWII Germany & East Germany?)
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Old April 15th, 2013, 12:42 PM
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Re: what's the difference ...

Though geographically a single island, Ireland is divided into two separate political countries: the Republic of Ireland, which is an entirely separate nation from the United Kingdom, and Northern Ireland, which is a part of the UK.

Dublin where I live is in the republic or often called Southern Ireland to distinguish the border of North and South#

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Old April 15th, 2013, 12:51 PM
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Re: what's the difference ...

This is an image of Ireland North and South


There are 6 counties in Northern Ireland and in the South of Ireland (EIRE) The Republic there are 26 more . 32 counties altogether

I live in the Republic in Dublin
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Old April 15th, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Re: what's the difference ...

Cornwall is part of England! I love it down there!

Cornwall is a county, like Devon, Essex, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Derbyshire. There is lots of confusion, I think it's because how the country has been divided up over the years by the various monarchies and councils have merged and separated.
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Re: what's the difference ...

I feel like I need a specialized political science class - just to figure out ... uh... GB, the UK?
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Old April 15th, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Re: what's the difference ...

UK includes all of Scotland and Ireland. quote Mrs X



OHHH Mrs X! Only Northern Ireland in the UK.

The rest of Ireland has absolutely no connection to UK and we are proud to have our own country LOL!
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Old April 15th, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Re: what's the difference ...

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I feel like I need a specialized political science class - just to figure out ... uh... GB, the UK?


http://www.infoplease.com/uk/languag...and-isles.html
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