now I can see why you get upset by that
Really now lets call it by its proper name...
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
It is difficult for other countries to understand - a country that does not have its own soverign government - many would class that as a state - infact many of the United States have more legislation power than Wales does -- infact Wales has very few powers of its own... (we learnt this today in Politics so let me show off )
Wales has Adminstrative Powers in its Welsh Assembly, thats basically not a great deal compared with Scotland which has tax varying and primary legislative powers.
Although at least Wales has some power for itself. NI have their devolved body suspended currently.