Man, this thread is ridiculous. For those complaining: Civ includes the English and not the British because the [civilization/nation/whatever you want to call it] that it is representing is the one formed in the high middle ages, of which Britain is a recognizable, if not identical, continuation. Unless the name of the civilization were to change part way through the game, either one would be unhistorical at some point; at least this way the name of the nation represented in the modern age is an extant entity, and arguably the most important element of Britain, whereas the use of the term 'British' to describe the medieval nation would be anachronistic. Think of how Prussia became Germany, how Russia became the Soviet Union, etc. In those cases they chose the modern names likely because the other names for those nations were either obscure and unknown to many people (e.g. Prussia), or because of the problem of anachronism (e.g. Soviet Union). Since neither of these is the case with England, the name seems fine and, I think, offensive only to those looking to be offended. I know that this was a completely unnecessary post, as those against whom I'm railing are clearly not looking to be convinced, but I felt like I had to get it out .