The Difference Between Great Britain and the United Kingdom

Though many people seem to think the United Kingdom is synonymous with Britain, the UK is actually a country that includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Its official name is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." In 2016, the United Kingdom held a historic vote to determine whether or not it would leave the European Union, which until then consisted of 28 member countries. The votes for and against "Brexit," as it was called, were mixed throughout the country: the majority of voters in England and Wales elected to leave the E.U.; Northern Ireland also voted to leave, but by a narrow margin; and Scotland voted to remain. We've collected some awesome videos on this topic. Watch them now to learn more.

Written by Curiosity Staff September 23, 2014

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