What’s the Difference Between England, Britain and the U.K.?
by Erin Blakemore Smithsonian.com
Unless you are living under a rock, you likely woke up today to plenty of news and commentary on the decision of U.K. voters to “Brexit” the European Union. But what is the United Kingdom, anyway? The telltale “Br” in the term seems to have created some confusion as to who’s really saying bye-bye to the EU—prompting well-intentioned onlookers abroad to perpetuate some misconceptions about how to refer to the political drama’s players.
Understanding complex geopolitical dynamics may be hard, but that’s no excuse not to refer to countries by their proper names. Here’s a quick primer to help you sort out who’s who when it comes to the U.K.:
First, let’s talk geography
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