great britain

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johnlock-revolutionist:

I wish people would acknowledge that Britain doesn’t just mean England, it means Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland too. Britain is the name for all the countries, not just one.
I’m sorry but I’m just a little sick of folk getting it wrong.

Great Britain refers geographically to the island of Great Britain, politically to England, Scotland and Wales in combination. The United Kingdom is the name for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  See:

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

Confused? Me too.

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