Great Britain is a European country consisting of 4 constituent countries: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The capital city is London (England). Great Britain also has 14 overseas territories and several dependencies.
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 fought mainly alone against overpowering forces of evil in World War II
and against Napoleon
, emerging victorious both times.
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
) coal (Wales) and much more.
Great Britain is universally renowned to possess the most highly trained soldiers in the world, such as the SAS.
nice little island where you can get free healthcare, good football, good tv and marks and spencers.
A small group of islands north of Europe from which the modern world was born, without which America would be called 'The United States of Spain.'
Don't bother arguing to the contrary, 'cause you know Britain has more soul.
Alan: How can such a small island do so much for the modern world?
Geoff: It's 'cos they're British!
Alan: roflmao!!!!!111 oh yea!
An often misused term. Great Britain in the geographical sense refers to the largest of the 800+ islands that make up the British Isles.
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)
Most people in Britain refer to themselves as English, Scottish or Welsh, Not British.
A cool little country that pwns all
Great Britain aka UK aka (by some Americans) England (i aint saying england aint a pretty sweet place but the country i live in is Britain so lets call it that)
Great Britain is a collective nation consisting of four smaller countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Britain is the country that began the modern era and gave birth, during its colonial years, to many other ex-colonial countries including Australia, The United States, and Canada. Britain has immense political power for its size, and is also a major military power.
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.
American: Hey, ur a British douchebag!!!1!!onehundredandeleven!!!1
British bloke: Stop making such an idiot of yourself. Great Britain and America are old allies and we should respect eachother.
An area that's prefix 'Great' refers to it being the whole of Britain, a larger area than the archaic meaning of Britain. For that reason, lots of towns and counties have this prefix, for example Farnley in Great Farnley.
England is in Great Britain.