Don't bother arguing to the contrary, 'cause you know Britain has more soul.
Geoff: It's 'cos they're British!
Alan: roflmao!!!!!111 oh yea!
In the political sense it refers to the union between Engalnd Scotland and Wales, and the central government of the same. (Add Northern Ireland into the equation and you get The United Kingdom)
Great Britain is a G8 country with one of the top 5 economies in the world. 4 of the top 10 (including the best) of the world's universities are located there (rankings; 2010). Great Britain came 4th in the Beijing Olympics.
Great Britain is a nuclear-armed superpower and one of the most tolerant countries in the world. Great Britain is responsible for penicillin, vaccinations, emancipation (Slavery was banned in England in 1772, and Great Britain in 1807), the English language, many world sports, basic human rights (the right to life, for instance, was first enshrined in the Magna Charta in 1215), trains, jet planes, modern armies, the computer, the internet, the phone, the television, and the first broadcasting services to go with it. Great Britain was also the only Allied country to fight from the beginning of World War II until the end, on all continents, against all odds.
Great Britain has a population of around 60 million. Around 92% of these are ethnically British (2002). The main language is English; minority languages include Welsh, Gaelic, Irish, Cornish, Scots and Ulster Scots.
Great Britain has produced literally hundreds of cultural figures ranging from Shakespeare to the Beatles to Churchill.
Great Britain has numerous natural resources such as Oil and Gas (located primarily in Scotland and England) coal (Wales) and much more.
Great Britain is universally renowned to possess the most highly trained soldiers in the world, such as the SAS.
Britain also has great history, great healthcare and also the greatest education system in the world with world famous universities such as Oxford and Cambridge.
One thing that is forgotten by many American wankers is that they are, in effect, British. Great Britain has made one major blunder. Britain allowed America to create itself. The world's largest and best-trained military power was defeated by cowards, aided by Frenchmen. The fighting of two wars at once caused Britain to devote men to murder France, whilst the Americans snuck victories in the colony.
To those Americans who hate us British, you probably hate the French too. You Americans are either descended from honest British men, traitorous British men aided by Frenchmen, or you are yourself descended directly from a Frenchman. So you can stop poncing about calling everyone who doesn't live in your shitty 200 year old country full of non-native a 'fag' in your fucking stupid accents, and just accept that we are at very least your equals.
British bloke: Stop making such an idiot of yourself. Great Britain and America are old allies and we should respect eachother.