The United Kingdom (or the UK) is also known as
Great Britain. This political name unites England, Scotland,
Wales and Northern Ireland. The Republic of Ireland
(or Eire) is a separate country.


The Union Jack: is a composition of the three flags of England (St George’s cross: red on white), Scotland (St Andrew’s cross: white on blue), Wales (St David’s Cross: white and red). Northern Ireland is not represented.
John Bull: represents the typical Englishman, supposed to have
a brave and independent character. He is a fat man with a red face,
wearing a top hat, a waistcoat and high boots.
Britannia: is the figure of a woman representing Britain as a victorious
maritime nation.
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