Great Britain, the dominant industrial
and maritime power of the 19th century,
played a leading role in developing
parliamentary democracy and in
advancing literature and science.
At its zenith, the British Empire
stretched over one-fourth of
the earth's surface.
The first half of the 20th
century saw the UK's strength
seriously depleted in two World Wars.
The second half witnessed the
dismantling of the Empire and
the UK rebuilding itself into a
modern and prosperous European nation.
As one of five permanent members
of the UN Security Council, a
founding member of NATO, and of
the Commonwealth, the UK pursues
a global approach to foreign policy;
it currently is weighing the
degree of its integration with
A member of the EU, it chose to remain
outside the European Monetary Union
for the time being.
Constitutional reform is also a
significant issue in the UK.
The Scottish Parliament, the
National Assembly for Wales,
and the Northern Ireland Assembly
were established in 1999.
59,778,002 (2002 estimate, United Kingdom.)
Area: 244,820 sq km. (United Kingdom.)
For a more information about
England see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England) November 2005
All text is available under the terms of the
GNU Free Documentation License (see
Copyrights for details).
This information was correct in November 2005. E. & O.E.
I first visited England and the British Isles (U.K.)
with my daughter Sarolta during 1978.
Since than I have returned with my wife, Hui Chin a few
more times, the last being in 2006.
Like anywhere else on earth if you interested there's
always something to see.
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