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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
MottoGod and my Right
Anthem"God Save the Queen"
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CapitalLondon
Official language(s) English
National language English
Demonym British, Briton
Government
 -  Queen Elizabeth II
 -  Prime Minister David Cameron
Establishment 1 May 1707
Population
 -   estimate 63,181,775 
Currency British pound

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UKGreat Britain or Britain) is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. Its capital city is London. It consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. With the exception of Northern Ireland's land border with the Republic of Ireland, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea.

The UK is the setting for Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: London 1961. The city of London is the centerpiece of those two video games, Manchester also appears as a multiplayer location in these games.

The Grand Theft Auto games are developed in the United Kingdom, more specifically in Scotland, where Rockstar North is based. The games are first shipped to the United States of America and Canada, before they are made available in the UK and the remainder of continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of the world. The UK is currently home to four Rockstar studios:

The United Kingdom is also home to the BBFC rating system, which has given the most scrutiny towards the Grand Theft Auto series without the need for any of the games to be censored or re-rated. Dan Houser, Sam Houser, Terry Donovan and Gary Dale are all British.

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Maccer comes from Salford, a city in north west England.
  • The Carcer City and Hampshire Nannies adverts are hosted by British advertisers.
    EdinburghTouristGuide-GTASA

    The Edinburgh tourist guide.

  • The Stafford (Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow) and Windsor (Jaguar XKE) are British cars.
  • Some of the pedestrians are British, and can be heard using British expletives such as "wanker" and "bollocks", as well as being disrespectful towards Americans. There are other pedestrians who have claimed to have slept with a Scotsman.
  • In some safehouses, there are guidebooks for different places, including Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • There are car license plates with the names 'Glasgow' and 'Rangers', the biggest city in Scotland and a football club from that city.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Phil Collins voices himself in this game. His assistant, Barry Mickelthwaite, is also British.
  • There is a space programme on any radio station which features voices that sound British.
  • The announcer of the Buy American Coalition (the national organization that keeps the United States of America independent from foreign goods) slightly slams the Brits by telling them to "shove their tea up their limey asses, and show them the American spirit - by drinking boomshine and killing natives instead."
  • The Splitz-6 ATV is based on the Supacat, which is a British vehicle manufactured by that company.
  • Trish Camden, co-host of Wave 103, is British. She thinks of her co-hosting an American radio station a little bit of a "British invasion" and says she wants to bring a little bit of Britain onto the American radio. She also mentions Margaret Thatcher, who was the British Prime Minister at the time of the game's setting. Pressing Issues host Maurice Chavez also mentions Margaret Thatcher (referring to her as "the drag queen in charge of Britain").

Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City

Grand Theft Auto V

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