The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, is commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK, or Britain.The United Kingdom consists of 4 countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.The United Kingdom is participating in the G-20 Summitto review progress made since the Washington and London Summits, to address the global economy and financial crisis, and to also address energy and environmental issues. Thecountries that make up the United Kingdom arelocated between Ireland andFrance.
The United Kingdom's population is 51.44 million people.The average fertility rate in the United Kingdom is 2 children per woman or family. The UK's birth rate is increasing. The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and is governed by a parliamentary system. The seat of government is located in London, England. England's currentqueen is Queen Elizabeth II.
The United Kingdom's economy is the 6th largest economy in the world and is the third largest in Europe. Its GDP (as of 2008) is $2.226 trillion dollars, ranked 8th in the world.The UK is now known for financial services, especially banking and insurance. London is the world's largest financial center and is a major center for international business and commerce.London is the leader of the 3 "command centers" for the global economy, along with New York City and Tokyo. Tourism is also very important to the British economy.
The United Kingdom's currency is the pound sterling (also known as the British pound).1 British Pound= 1.62 U.S. dollars,1.10 Euros.The United Kingdom's militaryconsists ofthe Army, the Royal Navy (which includes the Royal Marines) and the Royal Air Force. Man power fit for military service: males 16-49 years of age: 14,729,500. Females 16-49 years of age: 14,125,600.The United Kingdom is considered politically stable.
Prime Minister James Gordon Brown will be representing the United Kingdom at the G-20 Summit.Prime Minister James Gordon Brown is both a political and economic leader.The United Kingdom is looking to review the progress made since the Washington and London Summits, discuss key issuesregarding the global economy, financial crisis. Ways to deal with the UK's rising unemployment rate.The G-20 representativeswill discuss and address key issuespertaining tothe global economy, energy and the environment.
Representatives will reviewprogress regarding the Global Plan for Recovery and Return discussedat theG-20 Summit in London.The United Kingdom hasbeen successful inimproving its economy.Prime Minister JamesGordon Browncan share these new measures of how to stimulate the economy. For example, the part-nationalizing of the banking system and means of cutting taxes. Since the United Kingdom is known for financial services and London is a major center for international business and commerce, discuss possible ideas to further address the global economy and the financial crisis, and measures to promote global recovery.
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