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Wales

BACKGROUND

Information: A country.

Wales is a country that is part of the British Isles and the island of Great Britain. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

The outbreak of the First World War (1914–1918) saw Wales, as part of the United Kingdom, enter hostilities with Germany. Servicemen and women fought in all the major theatres of war. Bombing raids brought major loss of life as the German Air Force targeted the docks at Swansea, Cardiff, and Pembroke. Pacifist numbers during both World Wars were fairly low, especially in the Second World War, which was seen as a fight against fascism.

Languages: English, Welsh

Religion: Predominantly Christian


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