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Britain today is one of the most centralised countries in the Western world - although historically it was one of the most decentralised. Proposals for taking power from Whitehall to a more local democratic tier of government have been rejected in the past for various reasons, but one reason is that people felt little or no identity with the proposed regional level of government. Perhaps historical counties would make sensible regions? Perhaps city regions make sense? Perhaps the current proposals for regional government make sense after all?
This site lets you experiment with various options and compare them to regions, states and even countries elsewhere in the world. The results may surprise you. Did you know that the historical county of Hampshire is bigger than New Hampshire? Or that the historical county of Sussex is bigger than four members of the EU?
320 visitors have created 434 distinct regions since Friday, December 2, 2005. Site created by Martin Tod to start a few conversations on the possibilities for decentralisation in the UK. You can also view the most popular regions created so far and the most recent submissions.