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Rodlox wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Joe <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 10:46 PM
> Subject: Re: CHAT National toponyms (
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>>Well, England and Scotland aren't Kingdoms.  The Act of Union dealt with
>>that.  Northern Ireland is all that remains of the ex-Kingdom of
>>Ireland, though that was also stripped of its Kingdomhood in 1801.
>
>  because some Irish sided with Napoleon?  *curious*

Nope, there were a lot of reasons, but mainly to finalise its
integration with the rest of the UK. Nothing to do with Napoleon.

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