Mudcat Café message #2955802 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131011   Message #2955802
Posted By: GUEST,Allan C
31-Jul-10 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
"Monarch = King?
1 King = 1 Kingdom?"

That is just not true. In modern days the present Queen is also Queen in Canada, New Zealand and Australia plus various other places. The UK and Canada are not part of one single kingdom though!
"but having your own World cup Soccer does not make you separate countries in the eyes of the rest of the world."

I'm not sure what relevance that is to my point. I was talking about the status of Scotland and England between the years 1603 and 1707. That is when they were still two seperate kingdoms sharing a monarch. In 1707 they became a single kingdom called Great Britain. What has any of that got to do with the World Cup.

Many non-British people think of a 'country' as being synonomous with the idea of a nation state. That is not the only definition of country though as any good dictionary will show.

We get to compete seperately in the World Cup when normally entrants must be nation states for historical reasons. That is we (ie Scotland and England) invented the game at that level. You all wanted to join our club so to speak.