Unionism in the United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom is composed of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Union Jack, in addition to being the flag of the United Kingdom, also serves as a significant symbol of UK/British unionism.

Unionism in the United Kingdom, also referred to as UK unionism or British unionism, is a political opinion. It is in support of keeping England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as one sovereign state, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The people who support the union are called "Unionists".[1] Although not all unionists are nationalists, UK or British unionism is associated with British nationalism. It says that the British are a nation. It is also for the the Britons having a single culture.[2][3] This cultural unity would include people of English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, Jersey, Manx and Guernsey descent.

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  1. "BBC - History - British History in depth: Irish Home Rule: An imagined future". www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. Motyl, Alexander J. (2001). Encyclopedia of Nationalism, Volume II. Academic Press. pp. 62–63. ISBN 0-12-227230-7.
  3. Guntram H. Herb, David H. Kaplan. Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview: A Global Historical Overview. Santa Barbara, California, USA: ABC-CLIO, 2008.