Why is United Kingdom decided into England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland?
- MaxiLv 74 weeks ago
England, Scotland, Wales are all original countries on the island of Britain together with Northern Ireland they were UNITED into the United kingdom
- 4 weeks ago
Lots of complicated history stuff, some of which my current family history research suggests a number of my ancestors may have been involved in.
England had lots of it's own kingdoms, that all finally merged into one
Scotland had a couple of it's own kingdoms, which then eventually merged into one Kingdom, then eventually merged with England when the Scottish royal family got appointed in charge of England as well
Ireland had it's own dynasty of Royals, before the English took it over.
Wales also had it's own royals until English royals took it over.Source(s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_rulers_of_Wa... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acts_of_Union_1707 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Anglo-Sax...
- BillybeanLv 74 weeks ago
Does the term "United Kingdom" not give you the answer?
- MercuryLv 74 weeks ago
Decided? strange choice of words.
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- LudwigLv 64 weeks ago
To puzzle twats.
- lenpol7Lv 74 weeks ago
It is NOT divided!!!! Historically, they were all separate nations. Over the centuries they have politically amalgamated.
The first and oldest union is Wales and England. Then England and the whole Ireland, then England and Scotland, and finally the separation of Ireland in to the Repulic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland.
It has been a long slow process of political amalgamation. Each of the constituent parts has its own local government, but Westminster ,London, has always been the focus of the government of the whole United Kingdom.
I would suggest you learn the history of the United kingdom from 1066AD.
- CliveLv 74 weeks ago
Decided? What are you talking about?
The four parts originally existed as separate countries. Then England took over Wales in the 1500s, England and Scotland united in 1707, that took over Ireland in 1800, then most of Ireland gained independence in 1920 leaving Northern Ireland behind. If you want to know more detail, just read a British history book.
- 4 weeks ago
Look up 1707 Treaty of Union on wiki. Start there. Then history of Ireland and Wales.
- Karen LLv 74 weeks ago
Because the first three were once separate countries. Then they joined together, at various times for various reasons (politics and war), but kept the names for various reasons. Northern Ireland separated from the rest of Ireland by choice. There isn't room here to give all the history, but it's easily available by googling the names of those places and reading.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
The same reason the US is divided into states. We just never properly unified.