Anguilla British Overseas Territory
Bermuda British Overseas Territory
British Indian Ocean Territory British Overseas Territory
British Virgin Islands British Overseas Territory
Cayman Islands British Overseas Territory
England Country
Gibraltar British Overseas Territory
Montserrat Island
Northern Ireland Country
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands British Overseas Territory
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha British Overseas Territory
Scotland Country
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands British Overseas Territory
Turks And Caicos Islands Archipelago
Wales Welsh Food


Duchy of Normandy
Isle of Man

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Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France - The World Factbook

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Particulars for United Kingdom:
Locale Type Kingdom
Locale Type Nation

Demonym: British
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 14

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two world wars and the Irish Republic's withdrawal from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council and a founding member of NATO and the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy. The UK is also an active member of the EU, although it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999. The latter was suspended until May 2007 due to wrangling over the peace process, but devolution was fully completed in March 2010. - The World Factbook

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Gormenghast Book Mervyn Peake
Lassie Come Home Film Fred M Wilcox In Lassie Come Home, Lassie travels from Scotland to Yorkshire, England
The Victory at Sea (book) History Book William Sowden Sims Burton J Hendrick
Titus Groan Book Mervyn Peake

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