Submitted by SJH96
Posted 1 year ago
Hot since 1 year ago
I learned all this on YouTube from cgpgrey. And calm the fuck dude. I don't expect you to know all 50 states or how they've changed over the years. It's always fun to learn though. I can even name all the provinces of Canada.
Posted 9 months ago
< American who's glad to finally understand this. Doesn't make us ignorant bastards to not necessarily know everything. Always glad to learn, without the pretentious schmuckery...
Tbh just knowing that people have even heard of the isle of man is an achievement on its own , couldn't care less wether we are part of England or not hahaha
reading most of these posts from people who are trying to argue that Wales isn't a country and what not made me want to beat my face in with a globe. You all are the reason why the US education system is starting to fail. Because of your ignorance, instead of doing some research, you make the US look like were a bunch of mentally challenge 5 year olds. It's just down right sickening
In my defense, mentally challenged 5-year-olds are ADORABLE! :-*
I love you
i like how you paired a geography lesson with a complete generalization about another nationality. now tell me what state washington dc is in, without looking it up.
It's not, it's in a federal district
what?! *grabs geometry book*
Do you mean 'geography'?
what?! *grabs thesaurus*
If you're in a hole, don't dig.
Posted 10 months ago
Do you mean 'dictionary'?
what?! *grabs encyclopedia britannica*
Downvote for being racist towards Americans.
Can I just mention the Falklands? No? OK...
And Wight, don't forget Wight
then you have to mention all the other parts of the world that are still British.
Yes, the Falklands, Gibraltar, channel islands and many other countries are also part of the United Kingdom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNu8XDBSn10 this goes into more detail and talks about overseas territories and such.
Stupid stuck up pretentious foreigners, no wonder we threw out all your shitty tyrannical tea
I hate being accused of being stupid for living in America, some of us have fucking brain cells over here, especially since I already knew this.
I don't know if anybody has said this yet but Im pretty sure that Wales doesn't officially count as a country as it's a Principality. I do know that it was lobbied for it to become a country but i don't know if this has happened yet. Feel free to correct me if it's been changed yet.
Wales is a Principality. A Principality is a type of country. The only difference between a Principality and a Monarchy is that they call the head of state the Prince or Princess instead of King or Queen.It's always been a country by itself.You had silly info
Even if you were right and Wales was a principality, a principality is a type of country. Have you ever heard of Monaco or Andorra, just two fine examples?For you perusal, should you (s you inevitably will feel like) dispute this fact:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality
wales is a country.
Read the first line: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales
Wales is a country.
so there is a large government with smaller governments underneath. sounds like a country with states.
Yes, but they aren't really states, more like provinces.
i know that none of you will see this, and i know that it doesn't mean anything to you, but there are educated americans. i have been to all of these "countries" except wales. if you want people to accept you as a country, why don't you set acceptable standards. such as people in different "countries" not accepting the common currency. i was in Scotland where i received the "British Pound" in paper money. however, a shop owner in "England" would not accept this "british pound".
You just disproved the whole "educated Americans" theory.If you want, I could start correcting your grammar?
Yeah this happens on the reg but it's down to some of the English not knowing whether or not you can actually accept Scottish currency. Technically it's all the same as long as it's not a Euro. Aslong as it has the word Sterling on it then it's fine. Working in a shop in England even though i know i can accept it i still question myself.
Well that's the same with the Euro isn't it? There are 17 countries that use the Euro as their currency. Just because the UK, Gibraltar, Channel Islands and some other small countries use the Pound Sterling, doesn't mean it's all one country. It's all run by the same government and that doesn't necessarily mean the UK is a country, it's a Kingdom.
Okay, whilst your point is valid there, That is to say the UK is not a country, it is a collective of three kingdoms, a small democracy with limited powers and a selection of extra territories, the argument you used just reads so stupidly i felt the urge to disagree with your inherently correct statement.
I also am afraid on toasters and like yellow
Yes but I don't see America on the map of the UK. After all it's like if we sent all the poeple from Essex and Devon and mabey just a lil bit of northfolk, gave them guns and sent them off to a new land for 100 years. The experiment failed. Get boris Johnson on the phone we need a new plan!
Technically it is the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands
I'm still confused
It should really be called the United Queendom
oh my god i love you so much for that!
As I said somewhere earlier. Americans are fucking retards. Peace out.
This post is wrong. I had a huge discussion with my friend about it, because he was saying that England is not a country, it is part of the UK which is the country. After a lot of researching we found out he is right. There are Two countries in that picture, not 5. The countries are the United Kingdom and The republic of Ireland. Within the country of the UK there is England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, but they are not countries of their own right.
If you did so much research how did you still end up so wrong dumbass? Where did you do the research? You obviously asked the magical rainbow mouse that the unicorn pooped from the clouds, and not in fact any form of reference documentation.
Shove that up your arse http://geography.about.com/od/politicalgeography/a/englandnot.htm
that's what you call a lot of researching? one reference? The information on it isn't even right, some of it is, but there is a lot of wrong information on there. I'll shove nothing up my arse. Maybe you should pull your head out of yours.
Perhaps you should stop trying to be funny and clever in your comments and find me some references that oppose this idea, then maybe you will have some credibility and can have a say in this matter.
There was no effort at humour there, merely statements of fact. You managed to find a single, erroneous reference that states that England is not a nation, it hardly constitutes "a lot of researching" England is a country in its own right, it has a capital, a national infrastructure and currency. It may be part of the UK, but it is a COUNTRY that forms part of the UK.You want a reference?http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/England?q=england
How about we stop arguing and realise that there isn't actually a concrete answer. Here is the Definition of the UK http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/United%2BKingdom?q=United+Kingdom . As you can see it also starts with the definition country, so there seem to be contradicting ideas all over the internet, and not one place that clears it up. By the way that obviously wasn't the only website I looked at, but i felt it unnecessary to shower you with links when that one did the job
The UK is a kingdom formed of several NATIONS.
My answer would be a lot more cogent than this, however, the site will not for some reason or other allow me to post the full reply. You have obviously only researched this from a one sided point of view, and that must have shown you replies you didn't like, making you ignorant to the facts, and only after the point at which the true facts have been laid out. You are arguing from a non-tenable and false position. If you believe that the UK is the only discernable nation within that group of nations, then I ask you to type into Google the name of the nation followed by the word definition to reach (as the first result) the dictionary definition of each nation involved. You are very obviously ignorant and unwilling to accept something that is well accepted as fact to the rest of the world. Very few people refuse to accept the existence of these ancient nations, unfortunately for you, you have made yourself into one of those few ignorant people.
what you just said was the most dumbet thing ever, everybody on this post has become stupider..you sir are dumber than a guy on weed...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England />Read the first line.
Apologies, bad link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England
The UK is not a country, The UK is a kingdom, which means the king/queen is the highest authority of that land. England is a country, Wales is a country, Northern Irelend is a country, and Scotland is a country. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland each have their own governments, but England's government covers the rest of the UK too. I don't know what research you did but whatever you found was from a very unreliable source.
No the Queen actually has no power.
She gave the power to the government to use, she can use it whenever she wants
No she really cannot
She can veto any bill the government tries to pass - they all need her signature to become law. She just CHOOSES not to interfere with the passing of laws.
nahh hes right, laws were set down hundreds of years ago giving all the power to the goverment, she literally does nothing except for inspire the nation and join us all together which i personally think is good
if theyre not countries what would you call them?
They probably think they're brand names rather than anything remotely sensible or factual. This reply was sponsored by Scotland.
Uhh, they ARE countries. Your research was probably taken from the answers of random people on Y! Answers, eh? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:GB#Three_countries_and_one_province
Wikipediia can be changed by anyone, Here is a trusted geographical site. http://geography.about.com/od/politicalgeography/a/englandnot.htm
And here on wikipedia, Look how the second sentence starts. "The country...".
Sorry I meant to add this link onto the last comment there nhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom
yes they are countries of their own right im english and if they were all the same country why would they have different international football teams?
Sporting events are not ideas of whether they are countries or not. In the olympics we were GB but Great britain is not a country. BTW I am also English.
Yea dude get your history straight. Ireland was the Irish Free State in 1922, not 1921. The Anglo-Irish Treaty was agreed and signed in December 1921 but it was not approved by the Dáil in January 1922. Further, the Irish Free State only became the Republic of Ireland in 1945. If you're going to be condescending then get your facts straight first.
Please don't insult me by grouping me with the idiots of our country.
You wouldn't make it on your own we own all your resources lolololololol
so then why are you so afraid of losing us?
There is not point in not just means we wont have to bail you out if your economy collapsed, this way we prop it up
you mean like how you were bailed out of your economy? plus you would lose out BIG TIME if you lost us.
Chippy, my grandfather died at the hands of the IRA, a British (welsh) man died to protect an Irish shop owner. So what the FUCK do you mean it's not recognised by britain? Is his and other soldiers like him's sacrifice not enough, no of course not, for people like you nothing is ever enough.
What the fuck are you talking about? That has no relevance to this post whatsoever.
It's easier if you just say: It's called the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In Great Britain there are England, Scotland and Wales. Just watch the video on YouTube about it by CGPGrey, it's really simple and very informative. It tells you about crown dependencies and everything.
I (an American) knew most of this, but it's nice to have it set down so clearly. When I was in high school, I asked my history teacher what the difference was between Great Britain and the United Kingdom, and he told me they were the same thing.
Thank you, from Scotland.
Isle of man? Thats in UK
Actually, Wales is not a country, it is a principality. It is part of England.
No I live in The United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Island)Wales is aCountry that is part of the UK... However it is not part of England... That is like saying Hawaii is part of California... It's not... It's part of the USA...
A principality is a form of country you poor, misguided fool. Go look up the definition of a principality before trying to argue this point. You're still wrong anyway, as Wales is not a principality anyway, even though it does have a prince titled after it, as the Prince of Wales is not in any way shape or form the head of the nation.
It's been a country for centuries however only recently have the ISO standards committee officially listed it as a country. I'm afraid that the narrow-minded English superiority complex has made people think otherwise.
Actually it's not anymore, Wales is offically recognised as a country now.
It's a country you bellend!
just saying wales has the best flag in the world, a motherfucking dragon that is just pure awsome
A dragon is a lizard that breathes fire. That my friend is a ddraig goch and yes it is just pure awesome
Yep :) Can I also add that the ddraig goch (according to the legend) won a fight against the white dragon (English)
Posted 7 months ago
Sorry, all Americans heard was this the country, almost as fat as us and would be as fat if they had all their teeth, but they dont. They dont brush their teeth.
Sorry to inform you that statistics have shown that the UK has better health for their teeth with less complications than the Americans. Perhaps you should focus on your health rather than worrying about them not being perfectly white?
Britain has the best oral health in the world so...
I barely understood what you were saying there
One your grammar is appalling, two the stereotype that says British people don't brush their teeth is mean and completely untrue and three you're a jerk.
Your insult is bad and you should feel bad.
As and Irish person thanks for clearing that up for the rest of the world.
Thank you! So many people seem to think Wales is in England, so annoying!
I was speaking to someone on Omegle and told them was in Scotland. "Oh, is that near London?"
When I say on Omelgle I'm from Wales, everyone asks where that is, I say "it's in the UK", and they say "Ohh, you're English!"
The title of it should be 'And here are sme of the countries that England robbed'
cos we r epic, plus its cos in the times when these "Robbings" occured it was acceptable and england werent the onlly one doing it!!!
Just because you were not the only one doing it, doesn't make it any less morally wrong. You would be pissed to if another country took over England.
You mean like when the Romans did? or the Saxons? or the Normans? or any of the other invading nations that have swept up on the shores of this island? Your statement makes it seem as if you believe that the people of England have some form of racial purity, whereas, as a Brit, I know our history well enough to know that no part of the UK has historically not been invaded by foreigners of some form. It also seems as if you forget that England is an amalgamation of many ancient fiefdoms.
But Ireland is not, it is a mix created through invasion until Britain invaded. And again, all the invasions were wrong, regardless of what was happening at the time. They were done out of pure greed. There is no way you can justify an invasion.
do you know why william the conqueror invaded england? you clearly dont because it was very well justified! he was heir to the throne but harold got it because his father was a member of the witan which made the decision, admitedly it was neither harold nor william who were heirs but aedgar the aethling, but he was 14 or something and in no way prepared to rule a country. so how about you google it and learn some history, its not that bad you know
The Normandy landings were an invasion.... I'd say they were pretty justified.
Okay true, but those we're completely different circumstances. You still can't justify the invasion of Ireland.
I wouldn't even try. I'm half Scottish, half Irish. And who the fuck thumbs down that the D-Day landings were justified? I think we have a Nazi hiding in our midst here somewhere.
nah not really!! i sed we r epic as a joke, and the next bit is true, ok it wasnt acceptable but it was common practice. and i will have you know i get 100 fucking percent in my gcse history, i know every thing about britains fucking history you chode
I really doubt you do with only a GCSE in the subject when professors of the subject don't know it allm and my comment wasn't aimed at you, it was a reply to the comment above it. Oh, and kudos on learning a new word. I'm assuming that's the reason you used the word chode as an insult rather than something that makes you come across as a 13 yr old school kid. Like a well reasoned comment or reply. Insults like that are normally a good sign you have nothing worthwhile to say anymore.
Why downvote it? Is it because its true? Look back at history, you mightnt agree with it but it happened and look at all the death and carnage that happened just because the English were greedy and wanted everything. Now we have wars in the north of Ireland, Aparthied in South Africa, millions slaughtered in India, Native americans and aborigines wiped out in America and Australia and native africans killed aswell just because 'Chivalrous' England wanted more land. Saor Éire 32 .
"Now we have..." "Aparthied in South Africa"? Have you missed the last 2 decades? "Wars in the North of Ireland"? Really? "Millions slaughtered in India" - link please. Idiot.
Saor Éire 32- eh, no. Northern Ireland will always be a separate country to ROI. Because the majority of those in the north want to remain with the UK.
Well, I have no quarrells with the Unionists, Protestants or Loyalists, they have the same right to live in Ireland as much as I do and I am happy to share my country with them . They see themselves as British and they have every right to, but all I want is for Irish and British to live in harmony in a 32 county republic, the British in the north can have their identity, passport and culture, ability to play with Team GB, I just want my six counties back to where they came from
id have no problem with that either, a 32 county ireland....under british rule
Not under British rule, it should be independent Ireland, but where British and Irish can live in harmony.
it would never work. the reason that ireland was split in the first place was because it was the only way for there to be a peaceful free state. those in the north wanted to remain in the uk. and those in the south didnt (this is a generalisation but a fair one). this is still true today, statisticly 65% of people in northern ireland want to remain in the uk. so i dont think that a united ireland should or will happen. though i respect your point of view!
They wouldn't be saying that if the British didn't come in the first place is what im saying. But i do agree with you. I live in northern Ireland, and am perfectly happy with my life (i am atheist). But there is still way too much conflict between protestants and Catholics. Both wanting more parades, trying to oppress the others. It causes more damage and death each year. Im not sure what should be changed, but something has to eventually.
I'm From Northern Ireland And I don't mind people with your argument but I do disagree 1 as I am Northern Irish and British etc . 2 The republic can not afford us and it is broke already and 3. It would make murderers happy
1. You could have your Northern Irish and British identity . Also, Would you be in favour of an All-ireland soccer (football) team like the Rugby, Cricket, Golf, GAA? I dont see why one sport should be different.2. If I was leader of Ireland 2moro, I wouldnt care if it bankrupted the country if we were all together in peace3. No matter what the outcome of a conflict, murderers are always going to be happy unfortunately. GB takes NI for granted and doesnt give it recognition, no distinction.
1. Most of Northern Ireland's good footballers go to the rep anyway xD2. Trust me we need money it is nice 3. Tbh I think if we joined then all the Ira etc fuckers (including everyone who wanted to be in the UK and Killed) should be put in prison for the rest of their lifes
1. Well, James McClean did leave but he hasnt done anything special so far besides making an idiot of himself tweeting hehe2. Well money is needed, we could have a huge raffle or something hehe.3. Put all the murderers and killers in jail for life, who wants to live next door to a murderer?
I like how we managed to debate in a sensible fashion Wd
All of which are part of the British Isles or Atlantic Archipelago.
Isle of Man is a country of it's own asshole, we're protectorate to the crown.
'Americans' - lol. In my experience it's only those from the US who don't see the distinction.
how can you generalize like that? i honestly dont understand the disdain brits have for americans... youre not doing anyone any favors by saying only americans do this. youre only making americans resent brits more
and the BBC commentators from the olympics, i dont know how many times i heard them say team england. and fail to remember that NI is part of team GB
...><. I think the Olympics may have in part motivated this post, because if it is the team of GREAT BRITAIN (and not 'The United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)' ), then in historical and technical terms EXCLUDES all those great athletes from Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland is within the Kingdom and within the Isles, but not within Great Britain (the name actually comes from distinguishing between it and 'Lesser' Britain, present day Bretagne in north-west France.
actually, it is a uk team. however it is officially named team GBR. this is because the IOC has 3 letter names for all competitive countries. the uk sports council decided that team GBR sounded better any 3 letter abbreviation of united kingdom.
Well even so it was still annoying to here to term 'Team GB' batted all over the place, conveniently forgetting N.Ireland.Not actually from there, btw x).
Posted 11 months ago
oh i completely agree with you. I am from NI and it annoys me, not that people deliberatly leave NI out, but more that they do not realise that team GB includes NI. I would love nothing more than it to be called team UK. its just unfortunate that the IOC would never allow the change.
Also people from Northern Ireland are eligible to compete with either GB or Ireland, It is their choice...
The British Isles are;- Scotland - England- Wales- N. Ireland- Republic of Ireland(+ some smaller islands e.g. Isle of Man/Isle of Wight)
republic of ireland isnt in the british isles you tit
LOL, it is. The British Isles is that big clusterfuck of land.
oh yeah my bad
Did you just admit to making a mistake on the internet....????? Thank you, my faith in humanity has been momentarily restored!!
Aha, no problem Most people know what GB is, or what the UK is. Most people forget about The British Isles (as it is compromised of so many different nations many find it rude to associate Ireland with England etc political nonsense lets forget about)
And Everyone forgets about the channel islands
And the Scilly Isles
yeh wat about Alderney???
Isle of Wight counts as England, the Isle of Man isn't part of Great Britain, but yes it's in the British Isles
actually IOM & the channel islands as the british isles are part of great britain (hence the british) but not the UK
I meant "form" not "from".
And all the countries together from the British Isles.
yeah the super educated op forgot to mention that one
He was just telling the difference between GB and UK so there was no need to mention the British Isles :L
it's not really a neccesary piece of information
LEAVE MY KARMA ALONE!
Tell that to the RIA.
Oops, IRA. Good thing there aren't any who saw me write that.
its the IRA
Unfortunately , it is.
It is when the whole point of the post is to educate people on what they are all called collectively.
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