What’s the Difference Between England, Scotland, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, & the British Isles?

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What’s the difference between England, Great Britain, the United Kingdom, and the British Isles? And where do Scotland and Wales fit in? Are they countries?  States? Provinces? Is a Scotman British?  It’s understandably confusing to anyone who doesn’t (a) live there, or (b) spend a fair bit of time visiting or studying the area.  What …

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Halloween in the UK: How It’s Celebrated in England, Wales, Scotland, & Northern Ireland

One of the things many Americans find quite surprising about the UK is the fact that Halloween, as a general rule, isn’t as big of a deal there. Before we go any further, I should make it very clear that we’ll be generalizing a lot in this piece. In either country, you’ll find exceptions to …

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