The Island of Great Britain
Great Britain (is not) recognized as a separate country in modern times, but rather that term politically describes the combination of England, Scotland, and Wales.
"Great Britain" is still used by some to mean the country of the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." However, and more correctly, Great Britain is today simply the largest island within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
For historical details on each of the countries on the island of Great Britain, as well as details on the United Kingdom, follow the links below: