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Week 2 - The United Kingdom

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Sanja Ignjatovic

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The United Kingdom
The Flag represents all of the countries in the union, except for (poor) Wales.
The Union Jack
Capital:
London
Patron saint:
St. George
Emblem:
Eglentine
(rosehip =
šipak
/ wild rose)

Also capital of the United Kingdom, the home of the Queen Mother - Elizabeth II

England (or Britain)
Capital:
Edinburgh
Patron saint:
St. Andrew
Emblem:
Thistle
Scotland
Capital:
Cardiff
Patron saint:
St. David
Emblem:
Leek
= praziluk ili bolje
Daffodil
= žuti narcis or St. David's leek
(there's a legend)
Wales
England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Constituent Members
The States in the UK
The United Kingdom Flag
1801 - present day
Stereotypes on the Isles
The Geographic Features
What are the geo-political implications?

How is the geographic location of the British Isles important for its history?
Ethnic Profiles
The Peoples on the British Isles
The Iberians
The Beaker Folk
The Celts
Anglo-Saxon tribes
The Romans
The Vikings
The Normans
8000 - 5000 BC
Britain became an island
(The Channel was accessible)

Iberians
from Spain saw their chance
(around 3000 BC)

The Beaker Folk followed

(2400 - 1900 BC)

700 BC onward
The Celtic Tribes
Notice that Ireland (The Republic of Ireland or Eire is not a member state of the United Kingdom)
It is very rude to touch the Queen.
Michelle Obama now knows.
Northern Ireland
Capital:
Belfast
Patron saint:
St. Patrick
Emblem:
Shamrock
The Leprechaun Day
... and how we see the British.
The Welsh Flag
No, not officially...
The Kingdom of England and Wales
1536-1649 and 1660-1800
But never on the official flag of the union
Celtic Mythology and Religion
Here's a bunch of GIFs for you...
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