Great Britain, the dominant industrial
and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading
role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing
literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire
stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The
first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength
seriously depleted in two World Wars. The second half
witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding
itself into a modern and prosperous European nation.
As one of five permanent members of the
UN Security Council, a founding member of NATO, and
of the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach
to foreign policy; it currently is weighing the degree
of its integration with continental Europe. A member
of the EU, it chose to remain outside the European Monetary
Union for the time being. Constitutional reform is also
a significant issue in the UK. The Scottish Parliament,
the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland
Assembly were established in 1999.
Info about studying in English countries:
- Guide to Study in the USA: Find universities and colleges in the United States. If offers also pratical information for students that are planning to study in the United States.
- Guide to Study in the United Kingdom: Find universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. If offers also pratical information for students that are planning to study in the United Kingdom.
- Guide to Study in Ireland: Find universities and colleges in Ireland. If offers also pratical information for students that are planning to study in Ireland.