The United Kingdom
By Fiona Weatherby
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The flag of the UK
Date Joined the EU
King James proceeded to rule Scotland and England at the same time. To symbolize the nations he ruled, he created a banner to combine the independent flags of England and Scotland. This flag was in use from 1606 to 1801.
When Ireland joined the united countries, the flag was redesigned to include the Irish flag.
Capital and other major cities
A popular activity is also visiting historical landmarks or sites. The U.K. has a deep history, so there are definitely places to learn about that background.
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"History of the British Flag." National Park Service. National Park Service, n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.
"Attractions for Tourists." BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.
"Constitutional Monarchy." British Monarchist League. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.