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United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland, and Iceland

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Capitol City

London

Government Type

Parliamentary Monarchy

Provinces

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Red - England; Blue - Scotland; Green - Ireland; Yellow - Wales

Basic Facts:

National Language: English, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic

Population: 67,276,204

Average GDP PC: $44,592

GDP Total: $3,000,000,000,000

Currency: The Pound (£)

Govt Spending As Percentage of GDP (Excluding Defense): 25%

Defense Spending As Percentage of GDP: 5.5%

Energy Distribution: 20% Nuclear, 10% Renewable, 10% Hydro, 25% oil, 20% Natural Gas, 15% Coal

Major Industries: Oil, Robotics, Investment/Insurance, Agriculture/food

Major Companies:

AMEC - The main oil company in the United Kingdom. Primarily drills off the coast in the North Sea as well as in the Atlantic Ocean.

UKR - Primary robotics manufacturer. Produces household robots as well as robotic manufacturing for the military.

IIFB - The International Investment Firm of Britain is the largest company in Britain, grossing as much as a small nation. They are centered in Cardiff, and manage 70% of the nation's finances.

AAGB - The Agricultural Association of Great Britain encompasses major Agricultural companies as well as 80% of leading supermarkets. (Like GM does with cars)

.:Government Structure:.

Parliamentary Republic

The Royalty is a defunct position in the United Kingdom. The Kingdom retains its name due to the long heritage of the name, and because the royalty is revered by all, and even accepted by some states as the head of state therein. The Prime Minister and Parliament hold all the power in the United Kingdom. The Prime minister is a member of Parliament originally, who is re-elected after the end of every Parliamentary election cycle on the 4th of January. He is elected by the Parliament on the 10th of January and is put up for selection by the King. The King will then officially declare him/her Prime Minister of Great Britain. Although the King can technically deny the Prime Minister, this has never occurred in British history.

The Kingdom is divided into six states. These are England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, and the Outlying Territories. Each of these six have twenty-five representatives in the House of Lords. They also have representatives in the House of Commons based on total population. All of these seats in Parliament are Democratically elected.

The Freedoms of the United Kingdom consist of: Freedom of Speech, of the Press, of Choice, of Education (k-12), of an Independent Judiciary, from Cruel and Unusual Punishment, from Taxation without Representation, to Elect Parliament without Interference of the Sovereign, from Fines and Forfeitures without Trial, from Excessive Bail, of Arms (right to bear arms).

.Political Parties.

Labour Party - Founded at the start of the 20th century, it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the left in Great Britain.

Conservative Party - Founded in its present form during the early 19th century, it has historically been the principal party of the right, though in the modern day the party and its voters are more associated with the centre-right.

Social Democratic Party - Founded in the 1950s, it has been the party that is slightly further left than the Labour Party.

.:Sufferage:.

As guaranteed by the Declaration of Rights, all men and women over the age of 18 have the right to vote in the United Kingdom, and without the interference of the Sovereign.

.:Current Government:.

King James IX

Queen Elizabeth IV

Prime Minister William Gwynedd

.:Parliamentary Division:.

.House of Lords.

[125]

64 - Labour Party

44 - Conservative Party

16 - Social Democratic Party

1 - Independent

.House of Commons.

[860]

432 - Labour Party

370 - Conservative Party

53 - Social Democratic Party

5 - Independent

.:Military Structure:.

Age of Conscription: 18

Age of Enlistment: 18

Standing Forces: 650,000

Armor: 7,000 units

Navy: 26 ships

Air Force: 1,050 planes

.:History:.

51 AD - Roman conquest of Britain brings on 400 years of prosperous rule under the Roman Empire until its collapse in the fifth century.

~410 AD - Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain. Without Roman defense, Britain is hopeless against the invaders, and falls into division.

1066 AD - Battle of Hastings secures William the Conqueror's position in Britain, establishing Norman rule of the Kingdom of England

1258 AD - English conquest of Wales

1455 AD - War of the Roses in England results in the beginning of the House of Tudor's rule of England

1455-1603 AD - Assorted Events occur

1603 - King James I of Scotland ascends to the Throne of England, thus joining the thrones of England and Scotland in the Union of the Crowns

1707 - The Act of Union joins the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England into the Kingdom of Great Britain

1756–1763 AD - 7 years' war results in British acquisition of French colonial territory in the Americas

1781 - British control over the 13 colonies collapses

1815 - Defeat of Napoleon results in Britain becoming the sole superpower in the world, expanding colonial empire further, especially in Asia

1922 - The British Empire reaches its peak after the first World War. The Empire was the largest in recorded history, ruling over 458 million people and 25% of the world's land mass

1945 - World War II drains the British Empire of all resources, coupled with independence movements worldwide, the Empire collapses over the next sixty years.

200... - Modern times, baby

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