Here’s A Helpful Venn Diagram For The Next Time Someone Asks You The Difference Between Britain And The UK

It’s really not that complicated, people.

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2. Here’s the longer answer:

The British Isles are made of:
The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom includes:
Great Britain
Northern Ireland

Great Britain includes:


Ireland includes:

The Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland.

3. So now you know.

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