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United Kingdom, Great Britain and England

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posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 02:37 PM
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United Kingdom, Great Britain and England. What exactly does each mean?

Also in respect to flags
red cross against a white background.......what does that represent
red and blue union jack..............................again what does that represent




posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 03:33 PM
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I do believe the United Kingdom represents England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Great Britain I believe are the countries on the island: England, Scotland and Wales.

England is a country all it's own, just like the others.

Don't know what the flags mean.



posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by websurfer
United Kingdom, Great Britain and England. What exactly does each mean?

Also in respect to flags
red cross against a white background.......what does that represent
red and blue union jack..............................again what does that represent



i did some reasearch- and found a page dedicated to the union jack (british flag)

union jck (british flag)

hope it helps!!
missP



posted on Aug, 27 2004 @ 04:31 PM
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The English Flag is the cross of Saint George

The Union Jack is England, Scotland and (Old) Ireland

The Irish flag used in the Union Jack no longer exists as Ireland is now split into two coutries
The reason why the Welsh flag isn't used is because Wales was under English rule when the flag was created, so the Welsh flag was not incorporated

(the old irish flag was a diagonal red cross on a plain white background)

Flags - Union Jack






[Edited on 27-8-2004 by UK Wizard]



posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 05:59 AM
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Originally posted by UK Wizard
The English Flag is the cross of Saint George

The Union Jack is England, Scotland and (Old) Ireland

The Irish flag used in the Union Jack no longer exists as Ireland is now split into two coutries
The reason why the Welsh flag isn't used is because Wales was under English rule when the flag was created, so the Welsh flag was not incorporated

(the old irish flag was a diagonal red cross on a plain white background)

Flags - Union Jack

Thanks, that clears up everything. Nice link as well BTW.






[Edited on 27-8-2004 by UK Wizard]



posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 10:35 AM
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the red cross on a white background is for St George the patron saint of ENGLAND, the union flag is for UNITED KINGDOM(GREAT BRITAIN) u.k. IS ENGLAND SCOTLAND IRELAND(northern ireland only) AND WALES.. the white X on a blue background is for scotland..
So the 'real ' flag for ENGLAND IS THE St GEORGE red cross on white background!!!!!!!!!!, anything else is just great britain or united kingdom..

PROUD TO BE ENGLISH!!!!
SAY NO TO THE EURO!!!



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