Club Home Page Click here to edit it. Present status Present U.K. policy is that the relationship with the United States represents the United Kingdom's "most important bilateral relationship". Economics The United States and the United Kingdom share the world's largest foreign direct investment partnership. American investment in the United Kingdom reached $255.4 billion in 2002, while British direct investment in the United States totaled $283.3 billion. Culture and Heritage Because the 13 states that founded the United States began as colonies of Great Britain, the two nations retain significant shared threads of cultural heritage, many of which are common to all Anglosphere countries. Language English is the de-facto language of both nations, and as such the United States and the United Kingdom share not only the language itself, but the entire heritage of English literature, philosophy, poetry, and theatre. Both peoples are historically Christian, although increasingly secular and diverse in the modern era. Both legal systems are based on the common law. Film There is much crossover appeal in the modern entertainment culture of the United States and the United Kingdom. For example, Hollywood movies are popular in the United Kingdom, whilst the James Bond and Harry Potter series of films have attracted continued interest from the United States. Production of films has often been shared between the two countries -- whether it be a concentrated use of British and American actors or use of film studios from both nations. Music American singers such as Madonna and 50 cent are popular in the United Kingdom, and British groups such as The Beatles, Spice Girls, The Who and Rolling Stones are popular in the United States. More recently, British acts such as Natasha Bedingfield, KT Tunstall and Leona Lewis have experienced widespread success in the States. Undoubtedly, the popular music of both nations has had a strong influence on each other. Whilst Blues music (originating in the United States) had a clear influence on early rock and roll music in the United Kingdom (for example, the early music of Fleetwood Mac), the innovative music of The Beatles evidently changed the landscape of popular music of both countries. The Celtic music of the United Kingdom has also had a dynamic effect upon American music, especially country and folk music. Literature Much popular literature also crosses over between the oceans, as evidenced by, for example, the appeal of British authors J. R. R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling in the United States and American authors such as Stephen King and Michael Crichton in the United Kingdom. Television Both countries' TV shows are similar, as many American and British television series are either carried by the other nations' networks, or are re-created for distribution in their own nations. Examples of popular British television shows that were re-created for the American market are The Office, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Pop Idol (American Idol), Queer as Folk, and Til Death Us Do Part, known in the United States as All in the Family. Some examples of American shows re-created in the United Kingdom are The Apprentice and The Price Is Right. Popular American shows that are also popular in the United Kingdom include: The Simpsons, Friends, The West Wing, Will & Grace, Scrubs, Family Guy and the CSI: series. Many British actors appear on American television and vice-versa, for example: Lost - Henry Ian Cusick, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Dominic Monaghan, Marsha Thomason, Sonya Walger-Boston Legal - Tara Summers, Saffron Burrows ER - Parminder Nagra, Alex Kingston-Prison Break - Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller - 24 - Sandrine Holt - Desperate Housewives - Nicollette Sheridan, Dougray Scott CSI Franchise - Louise Lombard (CSI), (Claire Forlani (CSI: NY), Sonya Walger (CSI:NY) Other - Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace), David McCallum (NCIS), Santiago Cabrera (Heroes), Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty), Hugh Laurie (House), John Oliver (The Daily Show), Damian Lewis (Life) The BBC airs two television networks in the US, BBC America and BBC World. Also, the BBC and PBS share many collaborations and rebroadcasts: eg: Monty Python's Flying Circus, Doctor Who, Nova and Masterpiece Theatre, etc. On some British digital television platforms, it is also possible to watch American channels direct from the United States such as Fox News, as well as American Channels setup for a British audience, such as CNBC Europe, ABC1, NASN, ESPN Classic (UK),Paramount Comedy and FX (UK). The Super Bowl has been aired in the United Kingdom since 1983, and was aired on free television on ITV in 2007. London was also the venue for the first competitive NFL game ever to be played outside North America in October 2007. Newspapers British Sunday broadsheet newspaper the The Observer includes a condensed copy of... The New York Times. United Kingdom/United States Population 60,587,300 / 303,241,000 Area 244,820 km² (94,526 sq mi) /9,826,630 km² (3,794,066 sq mi ) Population Density 246 /km² (637 /sq mi) 31/km² (80/sq mi) Capital London / Washington, D.C. Largest City London - 7,172,091 (13,945,000 Metro) / New York City - 8,214,426 (18,818,536 Metro) Government: Constitutional monarchy / Federal presidential, constitutional republic Official languages English (de-facto) English (de-facto) Main Religions 53% Christianity, 3% Islam, 1% Hinduism 78% Christianity, 2% Buddhism, 1% Judaism, 1% Islam Ethnic Groups 86% White British, 7% White Other, 6% Asian (South and East), 2% Black, 2% Multiracial and other 74% White American, 14% Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 12% Black, 8% Multiracial and other, 4% Asian, 1% AIAN or NHPI GDP (nominal) $2.660.7 trillion ($38,624 Per Capita) $13.770 trillion ($44,190 Per Capita) 224,000 American born people live in the UK 678,000 British born people live in the US (36,564,465 of British descent) We support following clubs! Shall we support yours? Please have a talk with Bill or Mustapha! How to use Your club... Vertical bar mainly - Forum: Read the threads and participate now ! 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