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The United Kingdom, Explained [Pic]

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The United Kingdom, Explained [Pic]. A simple graph for those of us who say UK, England, Ireland, Great Britain & whatever else, without knowing the meaning
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Zymotical
Male, 18-29, Western US
 199 Posts
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:26:12 PM
While trying to determine whether I was more ignorant or apathetic to this infomation, I realized I don't know and I don`t care.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12716 Posts
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:02:01 AM

McNSTY
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1 Posts
Monday, February 13, 2012 11:35:31 PM
"Didn't we have a video a while ago explaining this very thing, by that excellent English guy... it was more entertaining... and more complete."

@LazyMe484: Relevant

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10533 Posts
Monday, February 13, 2012 4:48:18 PM
IMHO, Scotland failed to gain independance because the "leaders" felt they had too much to lose and chose to hold onto their land and holdings and allowed themselves to be bribed by the English rather than fight and potentially lose everything.


Scotland voluntarily surrendered independence to join the union (Act of Union), a hundred years after a Scottish king inherited the English throne (union of crowns). Admittedly war was a possibility, especially after the Scottish government was complicit in the mob murder of some English people on false charges just because they were English, but it would have been a war between two countries, not a revolt.

This idea of Scotland being conquered and oppressed by England is pure fantasy and nationalist propaganda.

The closest example I can think of from America would be Texas joining the USA.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5597 Posts
Monday, February 13, 2012 11:51:41 AM
IMHO, Scotland failed to gain independance because the "leaders" felt they had too much to lose and chose to hold onto their land and holdings and allowed themselves to be bribed by the English rather than fight and potentially lose everything.

The U.S. colonists, on the other hand, felt that if they had to live under tyranny, then all the land and money they had meant nothing.



The US also had a nice buffer zone called the Atlantic.

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