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| Is this England or Britain?

Posted by admin at 2005, September 22, 3:19 PM
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When people actually use the word 'England', they often mean 'Great Britain' or 'The United Kingdom'. When used this way, the word never actually means 'England.' The history of the British Isles is a long and typically confused one. The United Kingdom is made up of England (capital: London), Wales (capital: Cardiff) and Scotland (capital: Edinburgh). England is the largest part of an island called 'Great Britain' which is also the biggest island in Europe. Great Britain is the name given to the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, and the Principality of Wales.The diverse history mentioned above has given rise to some very different and particular customs and traditions in each of the three countries. When using the word 'England' you should take care that you are not causing offence to ...

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