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Brexit

United Kingdom, administrative divisions

United Kingdom, administrative divisions

Europe

Europe

On June 23, 2016, Great Britain voted to exit the European Union (EU). Nicknamed "Brexit," this vote also triggered Prime Minister David Cameron to announce his plans to step down by October. The European Union started as an economic cooperative in 1951 with Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands. Since then, others joined; the last entrant was Croatia in July 2013, bringing the total to 28 countries.  Read More