Do we really know which country we live in ?
The make up of the United Kingdom.
WHAT’S IN A NAME
The name of our country on British passports is “The United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland” This refers to the union of England,Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
(Though most of Ireland is now independent)
Most people however say “Britain” or “Great Britain”, usually “Britain” refers to the mainland and Great Britain includes Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and have different institutions of governance.
But some “British” can get confused with these different names and usages.
The Scottish and Welsh if asked “What is your citizenship?” they will almost always answer “British” but when asked “What is your nationality will always answer “Scottish, or Welsh.
In contrast native born English who are asked the same question will confuse the two.
British is a citizenship. English is a nationality.
The English outnumbering the other…
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