Britain is a Sovereign state made up of Wales, Scotland and England. The superpower of the 19th century, Britain is still the fifth largest economy and owns (arguably) the 3rd most powerful armed force. Britain is home to almost 60 million people, 1/5th the size of the USA), or about the same as France and Italy.
Very small for it's population, Britain is one of the densest populated western nations. As the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), it is a member of the European Union.
Domestic problems in Northern Ireland have meant that Britain has had to deal with terrorism more frequently than most of its European counterparts. This issue has become less of a problem in the last 5 years, since the Northern Ireland assembly was set up and the IRA declared an indefinite cease-fire.
Once in possession of a number of Colonies, Britain now only holds a few smaller island colonies around the world.
Britain closest ally is still the USA, which it has held a special relationship with since the early 20th century.
Britain is mostly further north than Moscow, though it rarely snows!