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Define Devolution

The transfer of political power from central government to subnational government

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What is the population of England?

53 million (83.9% of the UK population)

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What is the population of Scotland?

5.3 million

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Population of Wales?

3.1 million

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Population of NI?

1.8 million

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In what order did the states enter the Union?

Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland

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Define Unitary State

Homogeneous state with power concentrated at the centre and all parts of the state are governed in the same way

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Define Federalism

The sharing of power, enshrined in a constitution, between national and regional authorities

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Define Union State

A state where there are cultural differences, and where, despite a strong centre, different parts of the state are governed in slightly different ways

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Who insisted the UK was still a union state or a 'state of unions'?

James Mitchell

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