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Anonymous asked in TravelUnited KingdomOther - United Kingdom · 4 weeks ago

Why is United Kingdom decided into England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland?

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    4 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

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  • 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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_the_Roses

    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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_III_of_Scotl...

    Ireland had it's own dynasty of Royals, before the English took it over.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niall_of_the_Nine_Ho...

    Wales also had it's own royals until English royals took it over.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Does the term "United Kingdom" not give you the answer?

    • hi
      Lv 5
      4 weeks agoReport

      Why are your answers so mean? I don't get it...If you find a certain question to be offensive why don't you ignore it instead of answering it by providing a mean answer?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Decided? strange choice of words.

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    To puzzle twats.

  • 4 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.

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    4 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.

    • barney4 weeks agoReport

      They meant divided. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Look up 1707 Treaty of Union on wiki. Start there. Then history of Ireland and Wales.

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  • 4 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.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The same reason the US is divided into states. We just never properly unified. 

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