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Post time 2007-5-8 16:47:15 |Display all floors
It's the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Union, which united Scotland and England under the British Kingdom after sharing a king for 100 years and many years of fighting.

But May 1 offered no loud celebration in eigher country, because "British" identity has lost its appeal and, according to some, surrendered its uniqueness.

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There are the painted-on differences that try to assert cultural identity. For instance, some carpark entrance signs are translated into Gaelic. But these aren't differences as much as they are reminders of the past.

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Post time 2007-5-8 17:02:24 |Display all floors

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徒有其表的区别

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or perhaps artificially created (renwei zaocheng de).

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