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38 maps that explain the global economy

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Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.

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The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained


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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 8, 2014 12:09 PM

As an outsider looking in the concept of the United Kingdom is a little confusing. We are taught to view Scotland as its own country, but they are countries within a larger structure. This video makes what would confuse many Americans and condenses it into a clear video that is just about 5 mins.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, December 12, 2014 4:38 PM

Many people often interchange the UK, Great Britain, and England, but in reality, they all describe different different things. The UK is a country of four countries, each with equal power, including Scotland, Northern Ireland, England, and Wales but they are all considered British citizens.UK is a political term, describing a country. Great Britain is a physical geographical term describing the land mass containing Scotland, Wales, and England.  The British Isles refers to both Great Britain and the Island of Ireland. All of these terms describe different things, being characterized by either political affiliation or geographic characteristics. 

Kelsey McIntosh's curator insight, March 31, 1:47 PM
This video, created by C. G. P. Grey, explains the difference between the United Kingdom, England, and Great Britain. In the video, he explains that the U. K. is multiple countries which includes England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. Great Britain is A geographical term that refers to the land mass that holds England, Scotland, and Wales. This is the largest island in the British isles. The second largest island is called Ireland and contains Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. England is the most populated country in the British Isles and is a part of the UK and Great Britain.