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I have northen football that can unite

A flying city that will always fight

Festive in the south

A big man with a mouth

And mistaken as the greater might

Name the country

Hint 1

The greater might refers to different countries making a bigger country

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  • $\begingroup$ Is the answer the USA? $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 19 '18 at 6:26
  • $\begingroup$ No, it is not the USA, but I see why you might think that. $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 19 '18 at 6:28
  • $\begingroup$ Is the country part of the un? $\endgroup$ – Duck Aug 19 '18 at 6:37
  • $\begingroup$ Kind of, again, you'll see why I say that once you get the answer $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 19 '18 at 6:42
  • $\begingroup$ Is "northen" a typo for "Northern"? $\endgroup$ – LinuxBlanket Aug 19 '18 at 14:44
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You are

England

I have northen football that can unite

Manchester is in northern England, and has a football club called United

A flying city that will always fight

Not sure about this one. London is one of Europe's premier air traffic hubs, and Londoners are notorious for football-related violence (although I suppose that applies to the English in general).

Festive in the south

Southern England has popular vacation spots (Brighton, Eastbourne, Torbay)

A big man with a mouth

Jason Bourne is a big man, Bournemouth is a city in England

And mistaken as the greater might

Sometimes mistakenly used as a synonym for the UK as a whole

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  • $\begingroup$ Yep, I was asking to be really specific, which is why Great Britain was wrong. Good job $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 7:14
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Is the country

Republic of Ireland?

I have northen football that can unite

Northern Ireland and ROI had a joint football association till around 1921, when it split.

A flying city that will always fight

Could be Dublin, because of the Civil War. Not sure about the flying part.

And mistaken as the greater might

Republic of Ireland is commonly mistaken to be a part of the UK.

Also,

One of ROI's biggest cities is Limerick :P

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  • $\begingroup$ It is not Ireland. Also, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are two different countries $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 19 '18 at 6:23
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    $\begingroup$ Commonly mistaken... whaa? $\endgroup$ – jafe Aug 19 '18 at 6:27
  • $\begingroup$ It is a common misconception outside Europe. Many people don't even know that there are two separate countries. $\endgroup$ – Crispy Church Aug 19 '18 at 6:36
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  1. Is it

    Catalonia?

Because of

being seen as a part of Spain

and

being united by football.

  1. My only other guess was

Britain

but that's only because the riddle made me think of

Manchester United.

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  • $\begingroup$ One of them is partially correct, the answer you said is more of an island, not a country $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 2:20
  • $\begingroup$ The first answer I gave is disputed, to be fair. But people there might consider themselves a separate country. But it's def not an island. The second answer is both an island and a country in my opinion, though, so I'm a little confused by your last comment. $\endgroup$ – Carley Aug 20 '18 at 2:28
  • $\begingroup$ I can see that, but the hints attempted to specify one part of the island. Also, when people say that is a country, they usually refer to the whole United Kingdom, not the island. Sorry for the confusion $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 2:43
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Could it be

Norway

I have northern football that can unite

Nordic Football Championship

A flying city that will always fight

Valhalla or Asgard

A big man with a mouth

Thor?

And mistaken as the greater might

Vikings?

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  • $\begingroup$ No, it is not Norway $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 2:20
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Is it

Great Britain?

That seems to make sure sense to me than the

UK

Edit to respond to comment without spoiler:

Hmm, my understanding has always been that Britain, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man sort of, etc are all their own nations within the United Kingdom. I guess I'll just wait to see what the correct answer is and see gone it's different from Britain or Great Britain or UK. I guess it could be Scotland or Wales but that doesn't make any sense as far as the clues.

Oh! Just realized I never said

England!

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  • $\begingroup$ It is part of this, and technically that isn't a country, it's the big island next to the Ireland Island $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 2:41
  • $\begingroup$ Not sure how to discuss spoilers in comments so I'll edit my answer $\endgroup$ – Carley Aug 20 '18 at 2:44
  • $\begingroup$ Okay, you can do that if you want $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 2:51
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Is it

The Netherlands?

It probably has a football team called United in the north and

Holland is often mistaken for the whole country.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nope, but good guess $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 3:30

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