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Free trade imperialism edit. After the defeat of France in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars 17921815, the UK emerged as the principal naval and imperial power of the 19th century with London the largest city in the world from about 1830.
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The British Cabinet Office s Government Digital Service style guide for use on gov.uk recommends: Use" UK and United Kingdom in preference to Britain and British UK business, UK foreign policy, ambassador and high commissioner. But British embassy, not UK embassy."
United Kingdom Wikitravel.
However, those travelling by Eurostar from Paris Gare du Nord, Lille Europe, Calais-Fr├ęthun and Brussels Zuid-Midi stations and by ferry from Calais and Dunkirk undergo UK passport/identity card checks in France/Belgium before embarkation and selective customs checks on arrival in the UK.
Europe: United Kingdom The World Factbook Central Intelligence Agency.
more in 2002, Gibraltar residents voted overwhelmingly by referendum to reject any shared" sovereignty" arrangement between the UK and Spain; the Government of Gibraltar insisted on equal participation in talks between the two countries; Spain disapproved of UK plans to grant Gibraltar greater autonomy; Mauritius and Seychelles claim the Chagos Archipelago British Indian Ocean Territory; in 2001, the former inhabitants of the archipelago, evicted 1967 1973, were granted UK citizenship and the right of return, followed by Orders in Council in 2004 that banned rehabitation, a High Court ruling reversed the ban, a Court of Appeal refusal to hear the case, and a Law Lords decision in 2008 denied the right of return; in addition, the UK created the world's' largest marine protection area around the Chagos islands prohibiting the extraction of any natural resources therein; UK rejects sovereignty talks requested by Argentina, which still claims the Falkland Islands Islas Malvinas and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; territorial claim in Antarctica British Antarctic Territory overlaps Argentine claim and partially overlaps Chilean claim; Iceland, the UK, and Ireland dispute Denmark's' claim that the Faroe Islands continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm.
Gloomy Brexit forecasts for UK are coming true, says IMF International Monetary Fund IMF The Guardian.
The IMF trimmed its forecast for UK growth this year from 1.7% in October to 1.6%, and said it expected the economy to grow by 1.5% in 2018. It was one of several economic forecasters to say the UK would suffer a downturn should voters back leaving the EU.

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