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Before 1960 the Western Isle had been mostly independent nations, however in the late 1690's it became apparent that Scotland was to create an alliance with France and could possibly attack England. The thoughts for a union were pushed aside when Scotland colonised Scottish Guiana (Caledonia) in 1698. Following the death of George II a brief coup d'etat was attempted on the government which ultimately failed. However the Isle of Man was able to break away and Wales gained more autonomy.
It was first brought together after the First World War as a way for the countries to promote economic and social prosperity following the Western Obliteration Event, which left 6% of the population of the Western Isle and Western Plains dead. The destruction of many major ports from tsunamis meant most trade was only maintained between the Western Isle Countries and countries nearby, due to the close proximity between them. Tariffs infringed trade during the desperate time and a meeting of the leaders of each country in 1897 took place at Birmingham, England. Talks continued for 5 days from 7th September to 12th September and led to three major agreements:
- The Tariff Reduction Agreement which agreed that all signing members would lower trade tariffs by 75% within 2 years, allowing trade between countries to flow more easily and repairs to be swift.
- The Western Common Currency Agreement which agreed that all signing members would convert to a newly introduced Western Pound Stirling and drop local currencies by 1907 as to promote economic ties between members.
However, the talks were briefly interrupted after arguments broke out between the Greater Powers and the Allies on the second day of talks due to the diverse ideologies of all the members however they were resolved after Prime Minster of England and Prime Minister of Scotland agreed to put their differences aside and signed the treaty. The Kingdoms of Brittany and Ireland had been excluded from this treaty, called the Sustaining Prosperity Agreement.
It was not accepted lightly by the public though and following the decision unrest ensued across all member countries as the huge public negativity after the war manifested into the Christmas Riots of 1897. After the end of the riots in late January 1898 most hatred subsidised but continued on through the anti-Birmingham Agreement groups 'Freedom!' (welsh:Rhyddid!) and Stop this (scots gaelic:Stad seo).
Due to colonies attempting to break away, any members declined involvement in the Second World War
Following the Third World War and the loss of most member countries colonies, members' leaders met to decide the future of their countries which were on a brink of financial collapse. On 5th July 1946 talks began, ending on the 14th with the Unification Act. The Kingdoms of Brittany and Ireland were included this time
The Unification Act was a decision to unify all members into one sovereign state, with all major control being
within the Cardinal Government in Douglas. This was to fluently allow the countries to coordinate repairs and
reconstruction while votes from the public were to be held by the latest of October that year on the matter. Brittany, Wessex, Ireland, and Wales all had overwhelming support from their votes due to their want to join the more financially capable countries, while England, Scotland and the Kingdom of Man had barely a majority leading to major public opposition against the unification when it occurred officially on 20th November 1946, with the Cardinal Government now allowed to pass serious laws across all member states. Members still had their own governments but had obey Cardinal Laws. Saikyō still maintained it city state government along with Londinium.
A membership payment was introduced in 1950 to pay for the legislative body and was later used to fund programs like the Trident nuclear programme and later the Western Isle Space Agency (WISA) which is a key helper in the International Space Station and other missions in close partnership with the Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA).
The 7KU is the strongest economy in the European Union and the fifth strongest worldwide. With a PPP-adjusted GDP of £4.1 trillion it is behind Japan, India, the USA and China. It was one of the founding members of the European Union and holds a permanent seat in the big 5 of the UN council.
During the 1950's the governments of Brittany, Normandy and Ireland voted in communist parties as the majority in their parliaments which resulted in heavy turmoil in the 7KU for the next 50 years until the fall of the communist regime in Europe. Multiple terror attacks took place in every single member state with the worst being the Boxing Day Bomb of 1987 which caused the deaths of 1341 people which was the worst terror attack prior to the 11th of September 2003 attacks in the United States.
The 7KU has been dominantly governed by right wing government since its inception despite many left wing parties in every member state taking power at least once. This has been seen as unfair by most left wing supporters but accusations of rigging has been continuously been disproved.
In 2000 serious work started on the Brighter Future Project with the majority of sustainable projects being completed by 2014 accumulating 231.7TWh in 2015 making over one-fourth of all 7KU power produced from sustainable sources. It led to the foreclosure of 30% of fossil fuel power stations. However 416.3TWh are still produced from fossil fuels and 198.8TWh produced by nuclear sources. This BF project has always seemed to be a stretch as many believed the money would be better suited invested in other areas like the economy or the NHS which has been under higher pressure recently.
The 2010 global finacial crisis crippled the UK economy causing the cardinal government to introduce austerity measures to attack the substantial public deficits which resulted.
The total area of the 7KU is approximately 376,750 square kilometers (145,464 sq mi). The country occupies the entirety of the Western Isle and part of the Western Plains along with smaller surrounding islands. It borders the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, while the Britannic Sea separates mainland Europe from the Western isle.