What is Wales known for?

arts+activities '''WJEC''' (until 2007 known as the '''Welsh Joint Education Committee''') ( ) is an examination board that provides examinations, assessment, professional development, educational resources, support for adults who wish to learn Welsh and access to youth arts activities. It traditionally serves Wales but now also provides examinations throughout England and Northern Ireland. The National Cycle Network runs through the village on its way

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of growth in the Welsh economy and has been developing as a significant service centre and economic driver for the wider south east Wales economy. WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru

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, it first shows a closeup of a Māori (Māori people) native, Jo Hutley, and then pulls back to reveal 14 Welsh amateur rugby (Rugby football) players performing Haka, a traditional Māori dance that shows art and movement by using hands, feet, legs, body, voice, tongue and eyes. The players are dressed in red-striped polo shirts . The music is slow and played on strings, accompanying the sound of the rugby players' chant. This ident was eventually withdrawn after licensing issues

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from the New World from the effect due to currency debasement (debasement). Vaughan compared labor statutes from his own time to similar statutes (Statute of Labourers of 1351) dating back to Edward III. These statutes set wages for certain tasks and provided a good record of the change in wage levels. Vaughan reasoned that the market for basic labor did not fluctuate much with time and that a basic laborers salary would probably buy the same amount of goods in different time periods, so that a laborer's salary acted as a basket of goods. Vaughan's analysis indicated that price levels in England had risen six to eightfold over the preceding century. Chance, 108. WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru

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, and Wales. He continues to develop international research networks and conferences for the design research community. He is an editor of the journal Artifact, and he serves on the Editorial Board of Design Studies. He has been the book reviews editor of Design Research News and the Communications Secretary of the Design Research Society. In 2000 He co-chaired the La Clusaz Conference on Doctoral Education in Design. He co-chaired the 2006 conference of the European Academy of Management in Oslo, and the 2006 conference of the Design Research Society in Lisbon, and the 2009 conference on Design Thinking in Torquay, Australia. Background, education and military service Born at Criccieth in north Wales, Lloyd George was the second son of Liberal (Liberal Party (UK)) Prime Minister David Lloyd George and his first wife, Margaret (Margaret Lloyd George), daughter of Richard Owen. His sister Megan (Megan Lloyd George) was also active in politics, but the two moved in opposite political directions - Gwilym to the right, towards the Conservatives, and Megan to the left, eventually joining the Labour Party. Educated at Eastbourne College and Jesus College, Cambridge, Lloyd George was commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1914. In 1915 he became Aide de Camp to Major-General Ivor Phillips (Ivor Phillips), commander of the 38th (Welsh) Division. He transferred to the Anti-Aircraft branch of the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1916 and rose to the rank of Major, being known for most of his political career as Major Lloyd George. Like her brother, Gwilym Lloyd George (Gwilym Lloyd George, 1st Viscount Tenby), she followed her father into politics. She became the first female MP in Wales when she won Anglesey (Ynys Môn (UK Parliament constituency)) for the Liberals in 1929 (United Kingdom general election, 1929). She refused to support Ramsay MacDonald's National Government (UK National Government) in 1931 (United Kingdom general election, 1931) and successfully held Anglesey as an Independent Liberal until 1935. She held the seat again as a Liberal from 1935 (United Kingdom general election, 1935) to 1951 (United Kingdom general election, 1951). Distribution This species is one of only three snakes to occur in Great Britain, and is distributed throughout lowland areas of England and Wales; it is almost absent from Scotland and is not found in Ireland, which has no native snakes. It is widely distributed in mainland Europe, ranging from mid Scandinavia to southern Italy. It is also found in northwestern Africa. British grass snakes belong to the subspecies ''N. n. helvetica'' !--, but experts WikiPedia:Wales Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Wales commons:Wales - Cymru

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in Flintshire, Wales. It was one of the last fortifications built by the Princes of Wales (Kingdom of Gwynedd) before the invasion of Wales (Welsh Wars) by Edward I (Edward I of England). thumb The Smalls Lighthouse from several miles away (Image:Smalls lighthouse.jpg) '''Smalls Lighthouse''' stands on a small rock approximately west of St David's Peninsula (St Davids Head) in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It was erected in 1861 by engineer James Nicholas

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. * Tyne Tunnel, North Shields to South Shields * Severn road crossing (Severn Bridge), and the Second Severn Crossing, 2 bridges linking England and Wales on the M4 (M4 motorway) and M48 (M48 motorway) motorways (Motorway). Regional work 'Local Reps' lead 7 regional QYN Groups throughout England. The organisation is also responsible for the formation of a national voice for LGBT young people in Wales: LGBT Youth Wales. In Scotland it works closely

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became the centre of controversy concerning the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on medicine and academia. For most of his career Healy has held the view that Prozac and SSRIs (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) can lead to suicide and has been critical of the amount of ghost writing in the current scientific literature. Healy's views led to what has been termed “The Toronto Affair” which was, at its core

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". On one occasion it is said he preached to a crowd of 10,000 people. He was a strict High-Calvinist who believed in the literal truth of the Bible. At one stage he argued strongly for the controversial doctrine of Elected Salvation, meaning that salvation was pre-ordained for a select few. He came to be known as ''Y Pab Methodistaidd'' in Welsh ('''The Methodist Pope''') because of his forthright views. Despite his wide interests, he was a religious conservative who opposed all


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The status of Wales as a country and as a part of the UK has been subject to extensive debate and mediation and the current form of words in the lead came out of that process. Please raise any issues on the talk page first as direct edits on this subject may prompt an edit war. PLEASE DO NOT EDIT-WAR.

----- '''Wales''' ( ), its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone (Temperateness) and has a changeable, maritime climate.

Welsh national identity (Welsh people) emerged among the Celtic (Celts) Britons (Britons (historical)) after the Roman withdrawal from Britain in the 5th century, and Wales is regarded as one of the modern Celtic nations. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd's death in 1282 marked the completion of Edward I of England's conquest (Conquest of Wales by Edward I) of Wales, though Owain Glyndŵr briefly restored independence to what was to become modern Wales, in the early 15th century. The whole of Wales was annexed by England and incorporated within the English legal system (English law) under the Laws in Wales Acts 1535–1542. Distinctive Welsh politics developed in the 19th century. Welsh Liberalism (Liberal Party (UK)), exemplified in the early 20th century by Lloyd George (David Lloyd George), was displaced by the growth of socialism and the Labour Party (Labour Party (UK)). Welsh national feeling grew over the century; ''Plaid Cymru'' was formed in 1925 and the Welsh Language Society in 1962. Established under the Government of Wales Act 1998, the National Assembly for Wales holds responsibility for a range of devolved policy matters (Contemporary Welsh Law#Areas to legislate: The devolved areas).

At the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, development of the mining (mining in Wales) and metallurgical (metallurgy) industries transformed the country from an agricultural society into an industrial nation; the South Wales Coalfield's exploitation caused a rapid expansion of Wales' population. Two-thirds of the population live in south Wales, mainly in and around Cardiff (the capital), Swansea and Newport (Newport, Wales), and in the nearby valleys (South Wales valleys). Now that the country's traditional extractive and heavy industries have gone or are in decline, Wales' economy depends on the public sector, light and service industries and tourism (Tourism in Wales). Wales' 2010 gross value added (GVA) (Gross Value Added) was £45.5 billion (£15,145 per head, 74.0% of the average for the UK, and the lowest GVA per head in Britain).

Although Wales closely shares its political and social history with the rest of Great Britain, and the vast majority of the population speaks English (English language), the country has retained a distinct cultural identity (Welsh culture) and is officially bilingual. Over 560,000 Welsh language speakers live in Wales, and the language is spoken by a majority of the population in parts of the north and west. From the late 19th century onwards, Wales acquired its popular image as the "land of song", in part due to the ''eisteddfod'' tradition. At many international sporting events, such as the FIFA World Cup, Rugby World Cup and the Commonwealth Games, Wales has its own national teams, though at the Olympic Games, Welsh athletes compete as part of a Great Britain team (Great Britain at the Olympics). Rugby Union is seen as a symbol of Welsh identity and an expression of national consciousness.

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