The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (U.K) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the northwestern coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the northeastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Its capital is London.
The United Kingdom was one of the nations that fought during World War II as an Allied Power. After the war ended, V-Day was declared in the United Kingdom.