Sam asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 8 years ago

Is the UK a country?, of does it make of the 4 country's in it?

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  • Jack
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    8 years ago
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    By international definitions, the UK is indeed a country, otherwise known as a sovereign state. However, it is comprised of 4 constituent 'countries': England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. These, however, are not countries by international standard; they are merely called countries by UK citizens. Think of them more like how the USA has states; each have their own regional government, just like the four countries of the UK, but they are not true countries because they do not have their own citizenship for example, and are still ruled over by one government.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    What is the difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England?

    The United Kingdom is a country that consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In fact, the official name of the country is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland."

    Great Britain is the name of the island northwest of France and east of Ireland that consists of three somewhat autonomous regions: England, Wales and Scotland.

    Therefore, England is part of Great Britain, which is part of the United Kingdom. The U.K. includes England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland are not independent countries but the United Kingdom is. The remaining portion of the island of Ireland (that which is not the U.K.'s Northern Ireland) is an independent country called the Republic of Ireland (Eire).

    http://geography.about.com/library/faq/b%E2%80%A6

  • 8 years ago

    it's kind of like asking is canada a country:)

    get it

  • 8 years ago

    well kind of it is a thing with England, Wales and Scotland

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