United Kingdom

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A member of the EU since 1973, the United Kingdom is made up mostly of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has long been one of the most powerful countries in the world. Today, the UK Struggles with issues like immigration and the global financial crisis, but it continues to have a lot of influence around the globe.

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Overview

A member of the EU since 1973, the United Kingdom is made up mostly of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The UK has long been one of the most powerful countries in the world. Today, the UK Struggles with issues like immigration and the global financial crisis, but it continues to have a lot of influence around the globe.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Indovino's introduction of the EU and its benefits to citizens clarifies for young readers the governmental and economic improvements to a major land mass. Mapping informs the reader of country placement, but color choices are too close in tone for clear differentiation. Choice of issues—dating systems, Roma, terrorism, nuclear power—moves quickly to the heart of international controversies. The exception—"Italy," a poorly written, poorly edited volume—opens with an inane comment and relies on repetition and the nebulous terms "many" and "most." In a few volumes, the compression of history into short paragraphs confuses more than it enlightens, as with summaries on Italian suffrage and Czech Hussites. Glossaries—entrepreneurial, fief, serf, propaganda, infrastructure, Marshall Plan—encourage in-depth reading and perception of themes. Negative aspects and inconsistencies devalue the set. Time lines contain inexplicable gaps, as with 1526-1914 in the Czech Republic. Indexing is unusually limited for a reference set. Some photos are blurry, shadowed, and ill-chosen—for example, handgun and tall buildings in Germany and Czech Republic, and a forbidding Mulderslot Castle and unidentified concentration camp in Netherlands, while Poland and Portugal depict more rounded views of age, gender, and culture. (Major European Union Nations) Reviewer: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422222614
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: Major European Union Nations Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,029,596
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

1 Modern Issues 11

2 Britain's Ancient History and Modern Government 21

3 The Modern-Day Economy of the United Kingdom 39

4 The United Kingdom's People and Culture 45

5 Looking to the Future 55

Time Line 59

Find Out More 60

Glossary 61

Index 63

Picture Credits 63

About the Authors and the Consultant 64

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