United Kingdom

27 Jun 2012
In 1952 the United Kingdom became the third country to test and independently developed nuclear weapon. The country continues to have nuclear weapons in its...
24 Feb 2012
The issue of sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (with apologies to Argentinian readers, the English name is used for consistency on this page) is a dense...
21 Feb 2012
The issue of Scottish independence has long been a controversial one in both Scotland and the rest of the UK. When the Labour government introduced the...
20 Feb 2012
A monarchy is “a form of government in which supreme authority is vested in a single and usually hereditary figure, such as a king, and whose powers can vary...
20 Feb 2012
Member states of the European Union (EU) make an annual payment to the EU budget, according to the relative size of their economies. The EU Commission then...
17 Feb 2012
The House of Lords is seen by some as an antiquated addition to our government structure, a mockery of modern democracy and an inhibiting influence in the...
26 Jan 2012
The United Nations was established in 1945 by means of the Charter of the United Nations. The membership of the organisation currently comprises almost every...
26 Jan 2012
The European single currency affiliated to the European Union (EU) is called the Euro. It was launched on January 1st, 1999 amid a blaze of Europhoria (sic)....
26 Jan 2012
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the main institutions of the United Nations. It was created after WWII to maintain international peace and...
26 Jan 2012
The United Kingdom held its first national referendum, or direct-democracy vote, in 1975. This vote confirmed UK membership of the European Economic Community...
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