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For the union of England and Scotland (1707), see Great BritainGreat Britain,
officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2011 pop. 63,181,775), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. The country is often referred to simply as Britain.
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; for the union of Ireland (1800) with Great Britain, see IrelandIreland,
Irish Eire [to it are related the poetic Erin and perhaps the Latin Hibernia], island, 32,598 sq mi (84,429 sq km), second largest of the British Isles.
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1707: The Acts of Union became law, making England and Scotland one country.
As with the Acts of Union of Wales (1536/43) and Ireland (1801), there was no referendum
The proposed Independence Day of Thursday, March 24, 2016, is the anniversary of both the Union of the Crowns of England and Scotland in 1603 and of the signing of the Acts of Union in 1707.
Some historians say the heavy Scottish defeat led ultimately to the Union of the Crowns a century later and the Acts of Union in 1707.
They also said it will be ineffective in tackling alcohol misuse, will penalise responsible drinkers and damage the industry and argued that the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 breached the Acts of Union, which created the UK, and the Scotland Act 1998, which created the Scottish Parliament.
Wales is "forever annexed and incorporated" into England by the Acts of Union (1536 and 1542-43).
The 1707 Acts of Union had previously united Scotland and England.
Wales is not on the Union Jack because the Acts of Union of 1536 and 1542 absorbed us into the English state.
This is not yet another book on the Act of Union, or acts of union, but a splendidly clear chronological survey of the history of modem Ireland from 1801 to the 1960s by an established political scientist and historian.
The recent devolution of political powers in Great Britain, which has produced a Scottish parliament in Edinburgh for the first time in almost three hundred years, underscores the central point of Leith Davis' felicitously titled Acts of Union.
The Act of Union provoked English and Scottish writers, Davis argues, to fashion themselves as British writers, performing in print the acts of union that are her subject.
For that reason other acts of union in a certain sense are incomplete and they receive their full moral quality with ordination towards the fertile act.