England Talia Hernandez

Politics: England's political system consists of a Constitutional Monarchy and parliament. The ruler is currently Queen Elizabeth II. England last had a government in 1707. Since then, they have been ruled directly by parliament. Even though some may consider England's government a democracy, the Queen of England is the official head of state. The true influence and power in the England form of government comes from the prime minister and the Parliament. Parliament is a legislative body, which reviews the government and proposes new laws. Like the United States, England is made up of two houses. The House of Lords and the House of Commons. The House of Commons is elected by the citizens and the House of Lords' members are appointed by the Queen.

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Economics: The economy of England is the largest economy of the four countries of the United Kingdom. England is a highly industrialized country. England retains the social welfare focus and leads the world in aerospace, arms and the manufacturing segment of the software industry. This is how the economy has performed since 2007-

Religion: The official religion of England is Christianity. Christianity was introduced to England when the Romans arrived and its history dates back to about the 200.s and 300.s of our Common Era . During the time the Romans retreated from England, they left behind them a Christian culture, which was revived somewhat when missionaries arrived in the country from Scotland and Europe.

The Church of England is the established Christian church in England and the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Henry VIII started the process of creating the Church of England after his split with the Pope in the 1530s.

Social structure: The British society has often been considered to be divided into three main groups of classes. The Upper Class- Often people with inherited wealth. Includes some of the oldest families, with many of them being titled aristocrats. The Middle Class- The majority of the population of Britain. They include industrialists, professionals, business people and shop owners. Lower or Working Class- People who are agricultural, mine and factory workers.

Industry: The main industries in England include tourism and banking. Tourism is one of the most significant sectors in England with more than a million tourists every year. It employs more than 2 million people with London being the largest tourist destination. The services sector, such as insurance, banking and business services, has played a major role in contributing to England's gross domestic product.

These are some of the top tourist attractions in England ( including Big Ben, Windsor Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Etc)

Arts and Entertainment: Soccer, also known as football in England, is the National Sport and everyones entertainment. England also has museums and Festivals. One of the largest art festivals is held in Birmingham and is called Arts fest. The artistic talents being showcased range from classical music and song to traditional dancing and stand-up comedy. This festival is usually held in September.

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