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England is a quaint land surrounded by Scotland, Wales and Ireland (Northern and the Republic of), who make up the United Kingdom, or UK, as well as a few small Islands nobody cares about.
Except the Isle of Mann. People care about that because of the TT motorbike race.
Other than that, they have a history of being one of the most powerful countries in the world. The Monarchy of England is the most famous in the world, and it is that Monarchy which almost lead them, and the rest of the British Empire, to take over the world.

These days England models itself on America a lot. It's rather disgusting. Everyone also thinks of the English as either really cool, those would be Anglophiles, or someone to hate, predominantly Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
People from England do not all talk like Queen Elizabeth II or Sir Ian McKellen. Sadly, the Men are not all gay. Sadly, the Women are not all prudes. Sadly, we do not all refer to ourselves in the third person. Sadly, we are not all funny. And contrary to popular belief we do not try to quash Ireland's, Scotland's or Wales' culture. We are who we are.
"Say, you're from England aren't you?"
"Yes."
"Why don't you say one and crap?"
"... Because I'm not a posh twat?"

"I'm Scottish. I wear a kilt. Got a problem with that, English man?"
"Why, no, I haven't. Why would you ask me such a thing? I'm just someone who happens to be from England."

"LOLOLOLOL lyk ppl from England tlk funi i wish dat i tlkd lyk dat."
A nearby English person punches the retard in the face.
by Pottsylird March 09, 2008
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A member nation of the United Kingdom. It is part of an island nation in western Europe, which invented football (which we have mixed results in) Rugby (same again) and many other handy things.

Together with Scotish enlghtenment (mainly based in Edinburgh) Welsh raw materials, Irish manpower. The English played a huge part in turning Great Britain into the first truly industrialised nation.

It also (again with the aid of the other home nations) formed the largest empire the world had yet seen. Strangely the English attempts at Empire had been successful but not greatly so, while the Scots had failed in panama. When the two combined however things really took off (strange)

The English also proved themselves to be a strong fighting nation both on sea and land and contrary to popular myth were equal to the other home nation regiments. For some reason many seem to believe that a race of people that sailed across the North sea and took over much of the fertile land of Great Britain and then fought virtualy non stop with Europe, should be considered pansies.

The English are now a hugely mixed group, however as they consider and take pride in their mixed basterdised background (creating a better stronger gene pool) this has had no real negative consequences unless a group is clearly segregating themselves (hence the dislike of the muslim veil)

The English relationship with the rest of the U.K. has been tense for many years in the past due mainly to the constant wars between themselves with no clear outcome other than pointless arguements over things that happened in the middle ages.

The main cause for dislike now is not so much cultural differences (as there are none to speak of other than accents)it is more of a dislike based on news reports wanting to create hatred. Football and Rugby matches that are treated like wars (its only a sodding game)and a sense of calling yoursef different for the sake of wanting to be different. This has been fueled by a largely pointless and over nostalgic view of the past in many celtic countries which now believe they can improve themselves by dressing stupidly and speaking languages that are basically defunct. rather like the Italians reverting to Latin on a whim or the English learning Anglo Saxon.
England perform on average on their own. United with the other nations of Britain. THEY ROCK!
by markwignall1988 October 21, 2006
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A brilliant country, from where the following things were introduced to the world: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Black Sabbath, Depeche Mode, Sex Pistols, Coldplay Monty Python, Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Shakespeare, Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, John Lennon, Harry Potter, Elton John, Fawlty Towers, The Office, Blackadder, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, John Keats, Lord Byron, Geoffrey Chaucer, William Blake, Charles Dickens, J.R.R. Tolkien, Roald Dahl, Thomas Hardy...
In short, England is the artistic and cultural heart of the world.
"The English language boasts a rich and prominant literary heritage. England has produced a wealth of significant literary figures including William Shakespeare, arguably the most famous in the history of the English language, Daniel Defoe, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, George Orwell and Harold Pinter. Others, such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Agatha Christie, Enid Blyton and J.K. Rowling have been among the best-selling novelists of the last century. Among the poets, Geoffrey Chaucer, Lord Byron, John Keats, John Milton, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and many others remain read and studied around the world-"-Wikipedia
by Kimmyliah September 10, 2006
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The homeland of numerous talented musicians.
Me love England, England is best
by WOOOOOOOOT December 11, 2006
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The best country in the world and probably the most hated for some reason but we dont drink tea all day and we r not all posh, actually i've never met anyone that talks like 'we' do in american films.
England help france in the war and then they sell really dangerous bombs n stuff to argentinians in the falklands war
by jakew September 14, 2006
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The finest place on this earth.

England - Love it or leave it.
England the greatest place on Earth
by Donside April 09, 2006
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England is an alright country, depending on what part of England you're from it's a nice place to live. Many of Englands sterotypes are untrue or are untrue now for example bad teeth I've never met anyone in real life with black teeth and I've lived in England my whole life. I'm not saying England is the best country in the world because I don't think it is but i don't think it's as bad as most of these definitions are making out.
England is a fun place to live you know!!
by Gido&Jessicerr December 31, 2009
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Simply, the greatest country in the world. Any negative points said about it, is basically jelousy and every country has equal or far worse points. Britain created the British empire which covered most of the world, and started the industrial revolution which was a turning point in history... Also, our friends in the West, America, uses our language... and along with other countries makes it one of the most spoken languages in history. If it wasn't for England, good ol US of A would be full of native americans, and you woudnt have the necessities you have and take for granted. How great a country must we be, to rule most of the world, and achieving all this even though our country is so small!
WE MAY HAVE A CRAP FOOTBALL TEAM, BUT WE INVENTED FOOTBALL, SO HOW BOUT THAT! in conclusion, England is a phenominal country, and has achieved so much!
"England is so small, but has created so much"
by John-BeProud July 21, 2006
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