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I always wonder how to properly distinguise between the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and England?
Not at all unusual. We have a 3 tiered system of government in the us, of City government, state(or province if you prefer)government, and federal, or national government. City governments have the least power, federal the most.Originally posted by jcsd
No, if your from Northern Ireland your still British, Graet Britain is just the largest Island in the British Isles (though yur not British f your from Ireland).
Tony Blair is the prime minster of the UK, Scotland and Northern Ireland recently got there own parliments (though they both still send MPs to Westminster which is the parliament and executive power for the whole of the UK) and have heads of these parliaments. Wales also recently obtained what is calle a 'regional assembly', howevr this has far less powers than the parliments in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Obviously the exact constitutional situation and history is complex to say the least but bascially the UK is governed as one but some powers are devolved to regional instituions.
Those are a lot of questions, let me start out by saying that Holland are just two provinces (north and south) which historically played an important role in the economy of the country.Originally posted by plus
How does the parliament system work in Holland?
Is there any difference between Holland and the Netherlands?
What are the main taxes in Holland?
Yes, the Queen's power is ceremonial only and none of the royals can even vote in an election and re also forbidden (this isn't a law more like a self-enforced set of guidline) from making any statements that could be construed as political.Originally posted by Zantra
So that it is correct that the queen and rest of the royal house have no actual politcal power?
Well, good question.. I had some small jobs to get me through college and the taxes are automatically paid for those, I never paid much attention to that. I got my real first job in the United States and have been dealing with the taxes over there.. City, State, Federal.Originally posted by plus
I mean which taxes do you have to pay if you are working in Holland. Which % of wages gets directly paid to the state? What other taxes are there?
Hmmmm, I don't ever recall seeing the episode where the Simpsons go to the UK...Originally posted by selfAdjoint
Did you know that Homer wrote of the "pretonic" islands?
Yeah, haven't you seen the movie Johnny English?Originally posted by Andy
The royal family could get rid of the governement if they wanted too, but the likelyhood of that happening is very very slim.
I'm afraid not.Yeah, haven't you seen the movie Johnny English?