Originally posted by Kewpie
I think Great Britain is England + Scotland + Wales.
United Kingdom is England + Scotland + Wales + Northern Ireland (also known as Great Britain and Northern Ireland).
Ireland is a separate republic, it's that part of the island not called Northern Ireland.
People can show whatever flag they want, and many do. We have lots of Antarcticans here at RHP.
Yes, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and N Ireland...curiously, the northern most part of Ireland is actually in Southern Ireland ( Eire ). It's a 'bit Irish that one,' similar to the U.S and their love of Polak jokes I guess, the same way the British are inclined to 'follow' Irish affairs.
Just to clarify, the U.K is not a republic, so it can't be a seperate one from Ireland...
As regards the flags, there aren't many of us that don't fly one...no reason, nothing whatsoever...I think most are just not inclined to do so.