We believe there are things that you need to know before you will be living and/or investing in England.
Forest land has been considered as a majority of England’s land surface almost 5000 years ago. Clearance of the woodlands was achieved slowly through ancient famers and inhabitants of the region. Today, it is considered that only 10% of the remaining land is forest.
Complex geological formations have created a diversity of landscapes in the UK’s habitats and available wildlife in the region.
The UK’S mountain landscapes, such as the Scottish Highlands have been considered as somewhat untouched by modern day humans. Estimations of the shoreline of the Britain are seen to be 12,429 kilometers. Accommodation of the diverse UK wildlife is seen as a result of the large UK shoreline and diverse ecosystems.
PEOPLE & CULTURE
Invasions over the past centuries have created the British inhabitants of today. Attempts to inhabit British lands were seen to be sparked by Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Romans, and Normans. Continued attempts to inhabit the UK are seen today, specifically in the 1950s and 1960s by Caribbean, Asian, and African migrants.
A core of the UK sports culture has included soccer, boxing, gold and cricket. Inventions of such sports have been tracked to come from Britain. Production of many great writers has been seen to come from the UK also, with examples such as Charles Dickens, Harry Potter, and Robert Burns.
GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY
Development of the UK’s governing system is owed to developments of many centuries. Ruling had been instated in the past through Kinds and advisory roles from religious and noble classes. Expansion of the council to parliamentary forms has been seen through the UK’s history, being the source of UK laws. Lack of power is observed in the monarchs in Britain’s position of power today.
Aid has been provided to recreate Britain in the 19th century due to the industrial revolution. Strength of the UK economy is seen as one of the hallmarks of Britain’s industrial history.
Arrival was seen first on UK lands by the Picts almost 10,000 years ago. Follow-ups of inhabitants were witnessed many years afterwards in the 6th century AD by the Germanic Jutes, Angles, and Saxons. The name of England was derived from the Angles people, where the name Anglo-Saxons is used to refer to the UK.
Claim of the UK crown was done by Henry Tudor in 1485. The resultant development included the succession of British monarchy by 5 Tudor monarchs, involving many Queens and Kings.
The strength of Britain’s economy was witness by the world during the UK’s rise as a world colonial power. Immense wealth had been generated by trade from colonial efforts. Regardless, damages as a result of World Wars 1 and 2 were not taken well by Britain, forcing the nation to give up its empires.
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and national language
· Ulster Scots
· Scottish Gaelic
|Ethnic groups (2011)||· 87.1% White|
· 7.0% Asian
· 3.0% Black
· 2.0% Mixed
· 0.9% others
|Government||Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy|
|• Upper house||House of Lords|
|• Lower house||House of Commons|
|• Laws in Wales Acts||1535 and 1542|
|• Union of the Crowns under James, King of Scots||24 March 1603|
|• Acts of Union of England and Scotland||1 May 1707|
|• Acts of Union of Great Britain and Ireland||1 January 1801|
|• Irish Free State Constitution Act||5 December 1922|
|• EEC accession||1 January 1973|
|• Devolution of powers||Since 1999|
|• Total||242,495 km2(93,628 sq mi) (78th)|
|• Water (%)||1.34|
|• 2016 estimate||65,110,000 (22nd)|
|• 2011 census||63,181,775 (22nd)|
|• Density||255.6/km2 (662.0/sq mi) (51st)|