But saying that, there's got to be at least as many North Americans (ie Canada and USA) who think that Ireland and Britain are the same, or who think Scotland is part of England or Edinburgh is a London suburb or something like that.
Or Canadians & Americans saying Britain when they mean just England, or vice versa. This is the deal:
England, Wales, and Scotland are 3 countries.
Scotland has a parliament, Wales an assembly, and England has nothing to speak of
Great Britain (or just Britain) = England, Wales, Scotland
British Parliament based in Westminster, London
UK (United Kingdom) = Great Britain & Northern Ireland
British Isles = Great Britain, Ireland (both Eire & Northern), and all the surrounding small islands (including independently governed places like Isle of Man).