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The UK’s rocky relationship with the EU

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The U.K. has spoken: It has decided to end its relationship with the European Union.

What the country decided in its June 23 referendum is crucial for the country and the EU — especially, as experts have suggested, a Brexit may encourage other EU members to hold their own referendums.

CNBC takes a look at the U.K.'s roller-coaster relationship with Europe.

By CNBC's Alexandra Gibbs.

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