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>implying germans are not inherently evil
to piss you off?
they're just dressed up russians surely?
Did I sleep through a revolution or something?
what the hell are you?
*extremely different education system
Even if it's legally not a separate country, it very obviously is when you're there.
It's part of a Union.
Wales, on the other hand, was 'legally' a part of England from 1535, until repeal of the relevant Acts in 1995.
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Q1: Is Scotland a "country"?
A1: Numerous reliable sources support the view that Scotland is a country—see for example the article entitled Countries of the United Kingdom, and a table of references at Talk:Countries of the United Kingdom/refs. This view is shared with other reputable encyclopedias. There has been a long-standing consensus to describe Scotland in this way.
This is one of the most frequent questions raised by visitors to this talk page. However, in the absence of a formal British constitution, and owing to a convoluted history of the formation of the United Kingdom, a variety of terms exist which are used to refer to Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the UK itself. Reliable and official sources support use of the word "countries", and this term has broadly won preference amongst the editing community. Note however, that a country is not the same as a "sovereign state", and that "constituent country" is also used in other parts of Wikipedia. The community endeavours to achieve an atmosphere of neutrality, compromise, and camaraderie on this issue.
Q2: Why don't we refer to Scotland as a "nation"?
A2: Widespread confusion surrounds the use of the word "nation". In standard British English, and in academic language, a nation is defined as a social group and not a division of land. This is also the approach taken in the article entitled nation, across Wikipedia and in other major encyclopedias (for example, the Scottish people and the Québécois are described as "nations"). The term Home Nations is generally used only in sporting contexts. It is not used in major reputable sources outside of sport.
So yeah, a country.
A land that can be summarised by a chocolate Phil Collins popping out of a cuckoo clock every hour to tidy up his Nazi gold? Nah. Although they did manage to hold out against giving those troublesome women the vote 'til the 1970s ('90s in some areas) so they're obviously not completely bad.
...to one extent or another, Switzerland must surely be the only country that would be completely unchanged had The Nazis won the war.
...England and Scotland don't count as countries.
I hate to break this to you but some of the inhabitants of lots of other nations properly hate English people. Quite sad. I love everybody - all nations.
...to be international currency wherever I've been in the world.
WRITER, BAND, EMPIRE AND POLITICIAN. COME ON FUCKERS, DO YOUR WORST.
or 'some of the greatest'
but yeah I wouldnt say that other countries could particularly outdo england in this regard
Bands - the beatles, joy division, cocteau twins........definately prefer english bands on the whole to others
as for the coutryside, well I wouldnt say England, but I would say great Britain, which just feels just right for me.
Tea drinking is ace
I love the sense of humour best (but then again I am british)
I love the self deprecation (which is perhaps why I hated thatchers tories brashness so much)
...Japan because it seems so deliciously odd but not sure I'd want to live there, or declare it one the best countries but still...
In about 20 years you can take the United States off that list too.
America < Japan*
Sweden < **Peru
Norway < Ethiopia***
Switzerland < South Korea****
**need a south american country in there, so only room for one nordic country. peru: home to guinea pigs and the incas. guinea pigs are the indie rabbit/hamster cross, and the incas are the indie version of the aztecs.
***the indie japan
****sorry norway, but read the wiki intro: independent for ever and not dicked about with by europe, largest cave in Africa, has its own time system and unique calendar, has its own alphabet, largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Africa, top coffee and honey-producing country in Africa, Africa's second biggest hydropower potential, biggest economy in East Africa, and one of the fastest growing in the world, not aligned formally with or against any major power bloc, one of the oldest sites of human existence...
If we're including home nations, then Canada < Scotland (Canada's too big), and Germany < England (lager < ale).
So after all that, yeah, you got Denmark right. Except maybe Denmark < Russia cos of the space thing.
An unrelated statement: I'm probably going to live in Japan eventually.
who said it is?
got *** & **** mixed up. meant SK.
a bunch of gays sitting around being depressed. And having nuclear meltdowns.
"Italy tried dicking around with Ethiopia, but ultimately got sent packing."
but as someone who doesn't earn much, i think i'd have a better lifestyle in another country. no idea where tho. probably somewhere that i didn't have to pay £4 a pint. fuck that.
PRAWNS PRAWNS PRAWNS PRAWNS... QUALITY OF LIFE... MASSIVE PRAWNS...
you're confusing 'england' with 'london'
Germany would certainly be in my list of best countries however, along with the UK and Australia.
bow to your genetic superiors
- Has anyone mentioned Argentina yet?
- I agree with the Scandinavian countries
- Canada... more specifically Quebec
As I said earlier, the US is going to be so fucked in 20 years due to controversial reasons that Americans don't want to confront.
I've been going to America semi-regularly since I was 6 to see family and whatnot. Have seen quite a lot of it, and used to be totally in love with the country. Went back earlier this year and found it a really frustrating nation with a great deal of unpleasantness in its national psyche: wasteful, hate-fuelled and dead-eyed and with an even more egregious gap between rich and poor than the much-talked about class chasms in Britain. A decent amount of it is still great, but much more of it is a wary, self-regarding, grimacing behemoth of fried goods, idealogical contradictions and xenophobia.
STOP PRETENDING TO BE FRENCH!
SO wet and dark. I'd do Toronto, possibly Vancouver/ Calgary.
scotland >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> england
THANK YOU pickledoeuf
the UK is your 'worst' category?
Eastern Malaysia (Borneo)
I want to go traveling again
England (I guess...)
Lest I get bombarded with sheep jokes...
and the problem with NZ is that anyone remotely interesting moves out of this country the first chance they get.
Fuck off then, yeah.
Denmark's a bit pricey though everyone there is BEAUTIFUL which is ok, not been to the rest.
MY LIST (no particular order)
i need to go to more countries
abstract countries i've never been to best list
Kyrgyzstan (biggest consonant:vowel ratio of any country)
1) The UK
5) New Zealand
I've lived in three of those countries and am currently angling for a job in a fourth.
Wales (no mention yet? it's great)
Slovenia (fleetingly, unrealistically)
Norway (reluctantly, thankfully didn't happen)
By mistake I assume. This is a wicked country.
the rest can suck a dick. except n irland I guess
your not supposed to use an apostrophe when you pluralise something
(i hope you're joking)
Anti-indie try-unhard. Or something.
scandinavian countries are about the most stereotypically indie choices possible for this list and theres three of them here
i like lists
brush up on your indie rules, cocksucka.
what a brilliant country the UK is.
having just got back from a week in Italy, the Land Where Even the Small Things are Difficult.
I'm not disagreeing, I'm just curious.
Finding a shop or a restaurant that was open between 1pm and 7pm
Finding a cash machine
Finding anywhere to park
Avoiding death from oncoming cars
Getting internet access
Buying a beer in Pisa (Pay and get a receipt and then take my receipt to a different guy over there? Sure)
It was a great trip and the country is obviously beautiful but it just made me realise how easy everything is in the UK.
drivers coming towards you, hanging into your lane!
Australia is sometimes dubbed 'The Island Continent', and sometimes accorded the role of "Earth’s largest island but smallest continent
Can anyone find a more boring thread? There's only 4303500 or so to check.
They were deemed too difficult to seize and move after Escobar's fall, and hence left on the untended estate. By 2007, the animals had multiplied to 16 and had taken to roaming the area for food in the nearby Magdalena River. In 2009, two adults and one calf escaped the herd, and after attacking humans and killing cattle, one of the adults (called "Pepe") was killed by hunters under authorization of the local authorities. It is unknown what kind of effects the presence of hippos might have on the ecosystem in Colombia. According to experts interviewed by W Radio Colombia, the animals could survive in the Colombian jungles. It is believed that the lack of control from the Colombian government, which is not used to dealing with this species, could result in human fatalities.