The actual nameofa sovereign countrywe are talking aboutisTheUnitedKingdomofGreatBritainandNorthernIreland (UK). UnitedKingdomconsistsofseveralcountries includingEngland, Scotland, WalesandNorthern Ireland. The thirduse ofthe termof thisconfusionappears torevolve aroundthe term"state"andpolitical forcesthat are consideredbased on thethirdterm.The four countriesthat make up theUKare consideredseparatelyin the minds oflocal residents,andinparticularsporting events, whiletheir powertolocallawsandtocontrolhanded over to theUK.
Imaginethatthere are33 provincesinIndonesia,whereeach provincehasa set oftheir own legalsystem, butthey areallstill undergovernment control. Although inthe case ofUK, alsoimpliedcertainresponsibilities,such as healthandeducation, which isdelegated tothree of thefourcountries. Delegatedresponsibilitiesdifferfromone country toanother.Englishis the onlycountrywhere theUKdid notgive uppower becauseBritainis governed directlyby theUKgovernment. Andwhenattendingmeetingsof internationalpolitics, whichcomes isa recognizedrepresentativeof theUKinsteadofthe fourconstituentcountries.
The term"GreatBritain"or"United Kingdom" refers tothemainland(the island) whichconsistsofEngland, Scotland, andWales. Alsoadd to the confusionthatsometimesthe differencebetween Britainand theUKisthatthe term issometimesusedinternationallyas a synonymforthe UK. For example, theUKOlympicteamcompetingunder the name"United Kingdom" and theISO(InternationalOrganization for Standardization) providecountry codeUKwithGBandGBR. It can be confusinggiven thatISOalsoprovides codeforEngland, Scotland, andWalesas the stateof theUKbutNorthern Irelandaspart ofthe province. So, ifdianaktirikanNorthern Irelandby theUK. Confusion over thedefinitionofthe four countries, continued insports competition.
There areseveralinternationalsporting events, such as thecommonwealthgames(sporting the Commonwealth), andfootball competitions, in whicheachofthe four countrieshasits ownteam, anddo notcompeteunderaunifiednationalteam. Whencompetingunderthese conditions, these countries arereferred to as the"homenations" becauseeveryteamcomes froma particularcountry. This couldcause somepeopletothink thatthese countrieshavetheir ownpoliticalautonomyas well.
UKdoes not haveasinglejudicial system, but threeseparate systems. The legal systemisthe law ofNorthern Ireland,Scottish lawandEnglish law. Asyouprobablyguessed,English lawalso regulatesWales. There are somecases wherethere are lawsthathavejurisdictionthroughout theUK, one of whichimmigrationandemployment law. In addition, theUKhas fourseparate educationalsystem, andalsofourseparatehealthsystemsaresubmitted toeach country.
For the affairs ofthe capital, Londonis notonlythe capital ofEngland, butalsothe capital ofthe UK. Capital ofScotlandisEdinburgh. The capital ofWalesisCardiff. Andthere isthe capital ofNorthern IrelandinBelfast. Ifyou arewonderingwhenthe unionbetweenthe countriesthat make up theUKitappears, itoccurs as follows: EnglandandWalesjoinedin 1536.
Scotlandand Englandjoinedin 1707, andalongwithWalesthat had previously beenjoined, to formallyestablish"The UnitedKingdomofGreatBritain". Irelanddecidedtojoinin 1801, whichlater formed"The UnitedKingdomofGreatBritainandIreland". However, in 1922, manycounty-levelareasinthe Southof Irelanddecidedto break away andUKeventuallyrenamed "The UnitedKingdomofGreatBritainandNorthernIreland".
So the conclusionthat we can takeare:
UK= Countrypartof theUK
United Kingdom=England, Scotland and Wales
UK=England, Scotland, WalesandNorthern Ireland(and the full name is"The UnitedKingdomofGreatBritainandNorthernIreland")By. Synonyms And Synonyms