Google+ The World 2 Come: Topic of the Day: United Kingdom

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Topic of the Day: United Kingdom

Keywords: United Kingdom

"As the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two World Wars and the Irish republic withdraw from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council, a founding member of NATO, and of the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy; it currently is weighing the degree of its integration with continental Europe. A member of the EU, it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union for the time being. Constitutional reform is also a significant issue in the UK. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999, but the latter is suspended due to wrangling over the peace process."
Source: CIA - The World Factbook

News & Blogs:
Google News U.K.
United Kingdom - Topix.net

Blogs:
British Blogosphere - LoicLeMeur Wiki
Londonist
Metroblogging London

Images:
United Kingdom - Flickr
Panoptics - London

Video:
United Kingdom - Google Video
United Kingdom - YouTube

Communities:
london.craigslist.org

Business:
UK business news - Moreover
UK law news - Moreover

Media:
United Kingdom - Digital Media Europe
UK media news - Moreover
British Media Landscape

Learn:
United Kingdom - About.com

Bookmarks:
del.icio.us/Monten/UK

See also:
Topic of the Day - The World 2 Come

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