Sunday, 21 January 2018, 6:06 AM
Site: Minnesota Literacy Council
Course: Study for the U.S. Citizenship Test (Citizenship Study)
Glossary: New Vocabulary
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Britain

A short name for the country with the official name The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  It is made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Also called the United Kingdom or the U.K.

The 13 original states of the U.S. were colonies of Britain before they declared independence in 1776.